Northwestern Shines in APR Public Recognition Awards

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern led all Division I FBS institutions with 74% of its activity plans earning Educational Progress Level (APR) General public Recognition Awards, as declared by the NCAA. 

On top of that, sixty three% of the Wildcats’ plans posted perfect APR scores, which also ranked first among FBS institutions. The General public Recognition Award is provided to plans that score in the prime-10 % of their respective activity.

“The expectation of excellence at Northwestern extends to every facet of the university student-athlete experience. In the classroom, the community and in level of competition, our younger men and girls keep on to raise the bar,” mentioned Combe Spouse and children Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim Phillips. “Each spring the APR General public Recognition Awards are a benchmark of the tireless work Wildcats university student-athletes and employees do to direct locally, in the Large Ten Convention, and throughout school athletics.”

The Wildcats experienced fourteen of their plans recognized by the NCAA in the most current data introduced, the most given that the 2015 report. Northwestern’s baseball, area hockey, football, men’s basketball, men’s tennis, wrestling, women’s basketball, cross county, fencing, women’s golf, lacrosse, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving and volleyball plans all acquired the award.

Northwestern’s total variety of recognized plans led the Large Ten Convention. Northwestern was the only university in the Large Ten with a football plan that earned the academic excellence honor.

This marks the ninth consecutive 12 months that extra than 50 percent of NU’s 19 varsity plans received the recognition.

Northwestern women’s golf and volleyball are among an elite team of sixty two groups from throughout the state that have received the General public Recognition Award in each individual of the fifteen years of the plan.

APR scores for all Division I groups will be introduced May well 19. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each individual semester or academic phrase and provides a apparent photo of the academic efficiency for each individual team in every activity. All groups have to fulfill an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can encounter penalties for ongoing minimal academic efficiency.

The most current APRs are multiyear rates dependent on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

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