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Manhattan Receives NCAA Public Recognition Award

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletics Department
Release: 05/17/2011
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RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The Manhattan College men's swimming team has been honored for its success in the classroom with an APR Public Recognition Award, the NCAA announced today.  The NCAA hands out the Public Recognition Award annually to those teams that finish among the top 10 percent in the multi-year Annual Progress Rate (APR) in a given sport.

This marks the sixth year of the APR, which the NCAA created in 2006 to track real-time academic success of its student-athletes.  The 2010-11 APR was calculated using scores from the 2006-07 thru 2009-10 school years.  Every scholarship athlete's academic progress each semester is taken into account, as is each team's student-athlete retention rate.  Factors such as eligibility, graduation rates and retention are taken into consideration in determining each team's multiyear academic performance, and the final APR is a numeric value.  Teams that don't reach a certain minimum threshold are penalized by the NCAA.

The men's swimming team was the only Manhattan squad, and one of just 909 across all of Division I, to receive a Public Recognition Award.  The NCAA will release the complete list of multi-year APRs for every team in every sport on May 24.

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