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Tribe athletes excel on APR

Men's track and field was one of five Tribe programs with a perfect APR score. Courtesy Tribe Athletics.

Men's track and field was one of five Tribe programs with a perfect APR score. Courtesy Tribe Athletics.


A report issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association has honored 13 William and Mary athletic squads as recipients of its Public Recognition Award for 2006-07.

To receive this recognition, the particular program must have posted an academic progress rate (APR) within the top 10 percent of the national average for the sport.

“Our success in producing well-rounded student-athletes continues to be a source of pride for all involved with the athletics department and the William and Mary community,” said Terry Driscoll, Tribe athletics director. “That we continue to have success is testament to the commitment of our student-athletes, coaches and administrators to the William and Mary tradition of pursuing of excellence in their academic and athletic lives.”

The APR is a measurement of a program’s academic performance based on academic eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes. A rate of 925, out of a highest possible score of 1,000, equates to an approximate graduation rate of 60 percent and will be used as the threshold for future program evaluations.

The Tribe teams recognized are baseball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and women’s volleyball. Among the teams recognized, five—women’s golf, men’s golf, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track and women’s cross country—earned perfect scores.

More sports at www.tribeathletics.com.

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