Two-Minute Drill: Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Tennis and Volleyball Earn NCAA Public Recognition

May 14, 2020

Southeast Missouri's women's cross country, women's tennis and volleyball programs earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates Tuesday.

These teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.

SEMO's women's cross country and volleyball teams claimed the recognition for the fifth year in a row.

SEMO Director of Athletics Brady Barke congratulated Redhawk student-athletes and coaches for continuing to achieve high levels of academic success, recognizing that their dedication and commitment to academic excellence is to be commended.

The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.

Teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,380, up by 52 from the previous academic year, largely due to an increase in squads with perfect scores. APRs for programs in the top 10% ranged from 987 to a perfect 1,000. The number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,266, an increase of 52 teams from last year. Every women's team earning a Public Recognition Award this year also earned a perfect score.

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