June 16, 2012
IRVING, Texas- Twenty athletic teams from Conference USA schools received the NCAA Public Recognition Award, based on the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores released this past Thursday.
Amongst those teams receiving the honor was Marshall University’s very own Thundering Herd tennis team, who concluded the 2011-12 season with a 13-10 record and a perfect 7-0 mark at home. The team also boasted several players who were top-performers in the classroom, placing no less than seven ladies on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Sophomore Maria Voscekova even earned a spot on the C-USA All-Academic Team after posting an impressive 3.72 GPA in the classroom.
The APR score used to determine qualification for this award 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.
“Academic achievement is fundamental for us and we are pleased to see our academic progress rates continue to rise,” said C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky. Marshall University, C-USA, and the NCAA are happy to recognize the Thundering Herd women’s tennis team for its efforts both on and off the court this past season.
For more information on the APR and the Public Recognition Award, please log on to www.ncca.org. A complete list of all C-USA schools and programs to receive the recognition may be found by viewing the full release via the link below.