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Rutgers programs recognized by NCAA for academic performance

Rutgers programs recognized by NCAA for academic performance

Huskies continue to achieve in the classroom.

Each year, the NCAA honors selected NCAA Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate.

The NCAA recognized Duke and UNC for having 11 and 10 sports teams respectively among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rate (APR). The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement.

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I April. The most recent APRs are based on scores from the 2014-17 academic years.

The honor is the second in-a-row for the men's basketball team and the seventh for the field hockey team, which has won three national championships during the four-year measuring period.

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Notre Dame in 2014 and 2013 had 15 sports recognized (first in the FBS in 2014 and tied for first with Duke in 2013), following two consecutive years (2012 and 2011) that a program-best 17 Irish teams were honored with the award. To be recognized, a program must rank in the top 10 percent within the sport nationally. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

The Tech baseball program recorded a multi-year April of 995 - its highest ever.

Women's tennis leads all Nittany Lion squads with 12 NCAA Public Recognition Awards. It provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.

Clemson is the only school in the nation to earn recognition in baseball, men's basketball and football, and the only school in the ACC to be recognized for rowing. The women's golf program has also been exceptional on the course winning a school-record seven tournaments in 2017-18. The 2016-17 honor was the first for the program and marked the first time a Razorback sport made its debut in the public recognition awards since both swimming and diving and volleyball earned their first honors in 2011-12.