FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton's women cross country program earned public recognition for their success this year in the classroom the NCAA released Wednesday morning.
The NCAA Public Recognition Awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. Top performing APRs this year ranged from 978 to a perfect 1,000, with the majority of teams earning a perfect APR.
Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The rate measures, eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance in each sport.
The number of teams earning recognition is tied for the most for the Big West since the program started with the 2004-05 academic year. In all, 54 Big West teams have been honored with a Public Recognition Award since the program's inception.
The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. Full APRs for all teams, including penalties for low-performing teams, will be released June 11.