June 15, 2011

Men's Soccer Earns Highest APR Among Conference Opponents

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team was recently recognized for demonstrating commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rates (APR) among America East men's soccer programs for the fifth straight year.

The announcement was made as a part of the 2011 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP), which annually honors teams earning multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship, accounting for eligibility, retention and graduation and providing a measure of each team's academic performance. By measuring eligibility and retention each semester or quarter, the APR displays a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

Despite not ranking in the top 10 percent this year, New Hampshire's APR of 991 still ranks first among all America East men's soccer programs. In the four years prior, the Wildcats earned the NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition award for their continued excellence in academics.

Top performing teams this year posted APR scores ranging from 977 to a perfect 1,000. For more information, visit www.ncaa.org.
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