FIU Recognized by NCAA for Academic Excellence for Second-Straight Year
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          Release: 06/14/2012
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INDIANAPOLIS (June 14, 2012) - For the second-straight year, the FIU women's tennis team has been recognized by the NCAA for its multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR), which ranks in the top 10 percent amongst all Division I women's tennis teams. The NCAA honored more than 950 sports teams with public recognition awards.

The Panthers were one of 560 women's tennis programs to be named in the 2010-11 Public Recognition Report. The 954 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 560 women's teams and 394 men's or mixed squads.

Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

Multi-year APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced on June 20.

About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports. Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU's campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.

About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls nearly 48,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.


 

FIU's women's tennis team's multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) ranks in the top 10 percent amongst all Division I womenís tennis teams
FIU's women's tennis team's multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) ranks in the top 10 percent amongst all Division I womenís tennis teams

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