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Marshall Women’s Swimming and Diving Earns Academic Recognition

May 16, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall women’s swimming and diving program was recognized Wednesday by the NCAA for having an outstanding Academic Progress Rate (APR) that ranked in the top 10 percent nationally.

The program recorded its mark (a perfect rate of 1,000) over the course of the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. Head coach Bill Tramel’s team, who also received the distinction last season, stood alone among the league’s aquatic programs and was one of just 34 nationally to reach the standard.

“The commitment to excellence in the classroom has always been one of our core principles at Marshall,” said the Thundering Herd’s Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick. “Coach Tramel, his student-athletes and the hard-working academic advisors in the Buck Harless Student-Athlete Program are worthy of this recognition for a job well done.”

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation, and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. For more information on the Academic Progress Rate, please log on to



Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced May 23.