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Women’s soccer receives elite NCAA recognition
Bearcats among nation's top 10 percent in Academic Progress Rate in 2011-12
June 5, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton women’s soccer has received the highest academic honor from the NCAA, the association announced on Wednesday. The program earned an Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Award for the 2011-12 year. The honor is reserved for teams whose multi-year APR is in the top 10 percent across the country within their sport. The team posted an APR score of 997 (out of 1000) during 2011-12.
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 rate measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-2012 academic years.
“What a tremendous honor for our program,” head coach Sarah McClellan said. “It’s a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes and the strong academic commitment we have at Binghamton. We truly want our student-athletes to strive for excellence both on the field and in the classroom.”
In addition to the NCAA honors, the women’s soccer team had a 3.48 GPA in the 2012 spring semester and earned the department’s Academic Cup, given to the team that holds the highest GPA at Binghamton. The program has eclipsed a 3.0 GPA for 10 straight years.