Manhattan Receives NCAA Public Recognition Award
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.