Wednesday May 14, 2014

High Scorers

Flyer student-athletes continue to achieve success on and off the court. They rank among the nation's brightest in a recent NCAA report.

The NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released May 14 shows University of Dayton student-athletes continue to be among the nation's top academic performers.

Seven Flyer teams earned perfect APR scores of 1,000 in the latest report and have the top APR in their sport in their respective conferences: men's golf, women's golf, women's volleyball, men's cross country, women's cross country, women's rowing and women's tennis.

Football’s 994 APR also ranks second in all of Division I football (FBS and FCS), trailing only Davidson’s 995.

In addition to the seven teams with perfect APR scores, eight others — baseball, men’s basketball, women's basketball, football, women’s soccer, softball, women's indoor track and field, and women's outdoor track and field — have APR scores higher than the national average of 976.

Women’s basketball has the best APR score in the Atlantic 10 Conference, football has the second-best in the Pioneer Football League and men's basketball is third in the A-10.

“This is in our culture and not something we take for granted,” University of Dayton Vice President and Director of Athletics Tim Wabler said. “It’s a team effort involving our student-athletes, our coaches, our academic support team and the University. Our student-athletes learn during the recruiting process about the opportunities they have here at UD and we’re proud they take advantage of them.”

Last week, nine University of Dayton athletics programs received 2013 APR public recognition awards, which honor Division I sports teams ranked in the top 10 percent of the latest multi-year APR scores. The Flyer teams receiving the awards are football, men's cross country, men's golf, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's golf, women's rowing, women's tennis and women's volleyball.

For more information, contact Doug Hauschild in the athletics communications office at 937-229-4390.

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