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06-14-2013, 09:13 PM

Gonzaga Scores High In Latest NCAA Academic Progress Report

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University had six teams earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards as the NCAA recognized 976 Division I sports for exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA's Academic Performance Program (APP).

Women's golf earned its eighth straight NCAA Public Recognition Award in as many years of the award, making Gonzaga one of 61 schools with at least one program recognized inception of the annual recognition. Women's cross country, women's outdoor track, men's soccer and volleyball were also recognized this year. Men's soccer received its fifth straight award. In the history of the awards, 43 Bulldog teams have been recognized with eight teams earning the honor in both 2004-05, the first year of the award, and 2008-09.

Based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR), 976 teams earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards, up from 954 teams last year. The awards are given annually to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.

The 976 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 594 womenís teams and 382 menís or mixed squads.

Top performing APRs this year ranged from 978 to a perfect 1,000, with the majority of teams earning a perfect APR. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on the number of perfect scores.

In addition, student-athletes across Division I increased or maintained academic success across all sports, according to the latest NCAA Academic Progress Rates.

The most recent four-year Division I APR is 974, up one point over last year. The average four-year rate also rose two points in menís and womenís basketball, while the rates held steady in baseball and football.

All 17 of Gonzaga's sports included in the report (men's rowing is not a NCAA championship sport while indoor track and outdoor track each count as separate sports) were above the NCAA multi-year average of 974. Gonzaga's multi-year average of 994 includes all 17 sports, but in making comparisons with the 13 WCC-sponsored championship sports Gonzagaís APR of 992 was the highest among the nine West Coast Conference schools. The WCC had a multi-year average of 982.

"Our numbers were outstanding last year and were even better this year which reflects the fine balance our student-athletes are able to achieve between academics and athletics,Ē Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "Women's golf is to be commended for continuing their streak of perfection."...

APR scores per institution, along with penalties per school and teams receiving public recognition, are available online through the NCAA's searchable database or clicking here (http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/latest+news/2013/june/student-athletes+continue+classroom+success?DB_OEM_ID=2640 0).

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