Women's Cross Country, Men's Tennis Earn NCAA Public Recognition
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - The Rider University men's tennis and women's cross country teams received public recognition from the NCAA for their performance in the most recent Academic Progress Rate, it was announced. To be recognized, a program's APR must rank among the top 10 percent in the nation in its sport.
"Within the Rider Athletic Department, academic and athletic success are equally prioritized," said Greg Busch, Rider Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations and Compliance. "It is therefore a source of great pride for us to have two of our teams receive these public recognition awards from the NCAA."
The men's tennis team placed five athletes on the MAAC All-Academic team with women's cross country having seven members earn conference academic honors.
This is the sixth year in a row that women's cross country has earned public recognition with men's tennis recognized for the third year in a row.
In 2004, the NCAA developed an Academic Progress Rate (APR) metric that examines academic success on a more real-time basis. One point is awarded each term to each scholarship student-athlete who meets academic-eligibility standards and an additional point is awarded if they remain with the institution. A team's APR is the total points earned by the team at a given time divided by the total points possible.
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