Wednesday April 13, 2016

High Scorers

The NCAA honored five University of Dayton athletic programs - football, women's cross country, men’s and women's golf, and women's tennis - with Public Recognition Awards for earning academic programs rates in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

Dayton is one of just 15 institutions to have at least three teams earn this recognition in each of the 11 years of the award. Brown, Bucknell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton and Yale are the others.

It is only university to have both its golf programs and one of seven in football to earn this recognition all 11 years. Only the football programs at Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Pennsylvania and Yale have earned can also claim such a feat. In golf, the list includes Brown, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Dayton, Duke, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. On the women's side the list includes Boston, Bucknell, Butler, Dartmouth, Dayton, Elon, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Illinois and Yale.

For the fifth consecutive year, Dayton also has the most teams honored Ohio school. In the latest report, the five Flyer teams matched Kent State and Xavier.

The NCAA gave Public Recognition Awards to 1,071 teams. It will The NCAA announce academic progress rates for all Division I sports teams April 20.

The NCAA's academic progress rate provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The rate accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation, and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. The most recent rates are based on scores from last four academic years.

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