June 17, 2008

Collegiate Water Polo Association Dominates NCAA APR Water Polo Recognition Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The NCAA released a list of schools and teams today that earned public recognition from the organization for their latest Academic Progress Rate scores, and five Collegiate Water Polo Association teams were honored.

On the men's side, Brown University and Harvard University picked up honors as the CWPA accounted for half the award-recipients as the Bears and Crimson joined Pepperdine University and the University of California-Davis in garnering recognition.

Brown, Bucknell University and Princeton University received honors on the women's side, joining Santa Clara University, St. Francis College (N.Y.) and Stanford University.

To be recognized by the NCAA, the teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the NCAA's broad Division I academic reform effort.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention, and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. High-performing teams receiving awards posted APR scores ranging from 965 to a perfect 1,000.


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