The UConn men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s tennis
teams have been honored by the NCAA with Academic Program Rate Public
Recognition Awards. The awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top
10 percent in their respective sports.
The golf team, under head coach Dave
Pezzino, has earned this honor for the seventh-consecutive year since the
inception of the award in 2006. The women’s tennis team, under head coach Glenn
Marshall, has now been honored in four consecutive years while the men’s cross
country team, under head coach Greg Roy and associate head coach Rich Miller,
were honored for the first time in program history.
“I want to congratulate the
student-athletes on our men’s golf, women’s tennis and men’s cross country teams
for their outstanding success in the classroom,” said UConn Director of
Athletics Warde Manuel. “Their commitment to excellence in both academics and
athletics is to be highly admired. I want to thank the coaching staffs of all
three sports and the staff of the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate
Athletics for all their efforts as well.”
APR scores are a measure of classroom
performance of student-athletes on every Division I team based on the
eligibility and retention for each semester or quarter. The awards announced
Thursday are based on the multi-year APR scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09,
2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.
APR scores for this four-year cycle
for all schools and teams are scheduled to be announced on Wednesday.
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