OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha athletic department has earned two NCAA Public Recognition Awards, with the Maverick volleyball and women's tennis programs honored in the NCAA's latest release.
Sixteen Summit League teams were bestowed with the NCAA Public Recognition Award, an honor given to teams whose recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) are among the top 10 percent in each sport. This season's awards are based on four-year figures through 2015-16.
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. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
A total of 1,203 NCAA Division I teams earned Public Recognition Awards this year for high achievement, including 746 women's teams and 457 men's or mixed squads. This year's total number of teams recognized increased by 132 from a year ago. Scores for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 984 to a perfect 1,000, with 1,090 teams earning a perfect score.
NCAA PUBLIC RECOGNITION AWARDS Summit League IUPUI (4): Men's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball South Dakota State (4): Baseball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball Fort Wayne (2): Men's Basketball, Women's Golf North Dakota State (2): Men's Golf, Women's Golf Omaha (2): Volleyball, Women's Tennis Oral Roberts (1): Women's Golf South Dakota (1): Softball