FCS ADA Announces Academic Progress Rate (APR) Award Winners
By ODU Athletics
June 21, 2012
CLEVELAND - The ODU football program will be recognized on June 25 at the National Athletic Director's Conference annual meeting in Dallas as the Colonial Athletic Association's member with the most improved APR performance over the past year.
"Our Association is pleased to present these awards to spotlight the true mission of all FCS programs, embracing the academic progress of their student-athletes, who will become leaders in their everyday lives outside of the field," said FCS ADA President Marilyn McNeil, vice-president/director of athletics at Monmouth University. "We are happy to continue to recognize the FCS institutions and their football programs for continuing to reach or maintain exemplary APR scores."
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member colleges and universities adopted a comprehensive academic reform package designed to improve the academic success and graduation of all student-athletes. The centerpiece of the package is the academic measurement for teams, known as the APR.
"I am pleased with the academic progress of all of our athletic teams and applaud our coaches and staff for making our APR performance a priority and for the academic success of our student athletes," said ODU athletic director Dr. Wood Selig.
All of Old Dominion's intercollegiate programs scored above the NCAA multi-rate score of 900 and will be eligible for NCAA post season play for the next two years.
The APR data compiled the academic and retention rates for the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.