Football, Tennis Earn NCAA Public Recognition for APR
Both Programs Ranked In The Top 10 Percent Of All Teams In 2014-15
INDIANAPOLIS – The North Texas football and women’s tennis programs each earned public recognition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association for the 2014-15 Academic Progress Rate (APR), the governing body announced Wednesday.
Both Mean Green programs ranked inside the Top 10 percent of all teams nationally for the academic year of 2014-15. Football posted a yearly score of 993, and the program was recognized for the first time ever. Tennis garnered a score of 1000 and earned recognition for the first time since the 2009-10 academic year.
The NCAA states that APR was put in place in 2003 and is designed to hold institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes. This is measured through a team-based metric that takes into account the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term.
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