Stags Earn Six NCAA Awards for Academic Achievement

Stags Earn Six NCAA Awards for Academic Achievement

Six Fairfield University athletic teams were recognized by the NCAA as the organization announced its annual Public Recognition Awards. The men’s soccer team, the women’s basketball team, the men’s and women’s golf teams, as well as the men’s and women’s tennis teams received the honor for their performance in the classroom.

NCAA Public Recognition Awards are based on the teams’ most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR), an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. These six Fairfield teams posted scores in the top 10% of their sport.

Nearly 300 schools placed at least one team on the top APR list. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. The APR measures eligibility, graduation, and retention each term. It provides a clear picture of the academic performance of each team in every sport. ●