Four Jasper Sport Programs Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

The NCAA recognized Manhattan College’s golf, softball, women's basketball and women's cross country teams.

matazinsky768x576.jpgFour Manhattan College teams were cited by the NCAA for their impressive performances in the classroom in earning Public Recognition Awards from the governing body. Manhattan's golf, softball, women's basketball and women's cross country programs were among 1,203 teams that were publicly recognized for their academic achievement, based on their most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR).

This is the fourth straight Public Recognition Award for the golf team, while the softball team was honored for the third consecutive year. The women's basketball team received a Public Recognition Award for the second year in a row, and the women's cross country squad earned the award for the first time.

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. Public Recognition Awards are given to those teams that rank among the top 10 percent in their sport.

The APR, which is in its 12th year, measures eligibility, graduation and retention each term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. The scores required to be in the top 10 ranged from 983 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the sport.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

By Pete McHugh