Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Two Central Michigan athletic teams have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award, which goes to programs that rank in the top 10 percent in academic progress rate of all squads in their respective sports during the 2014-15 academic year.
The Central Michigan golf and volleyball squads each received award, which includes a letter of congratulations, signed by NCAA President Mark Emmert and President Roderick McDavis, chair of the Committee on Academics.
Academic Progress Rate (APR) holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term.
"I'm proud of the way our volleyball and golf students have distinguished themselves in the classroom," said Dave Heeke, Associate Vice President/Athletics Director. "The student-athlete experience starts with academics, and the goal always is to put them on the path to success with a degree from Central Michigan."