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Six Miami Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Six teams from the University of Miami were honored by the NCAA with Public Recognition Awards for outstanding performance in the classroom, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The Hurricanes’ men’s and women’s cross country, golf, men’s and women’s tennis and volleyball teams each earned Public Recognition Awards.
 
The awards each year are bestowed upon teams finishing in the top 10 percent of their respective sports based on the most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. The scores required to be in the top 10 percent ranged from 985 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the sport.
 
“Our student-athletes continue to strive for excellence in the classroom, in competition and in life,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “I couldn’t be prouder of our six programs that earned Public Recognition Awards. I also would like to thank our coaching staff and academic services staff for their support and dedication to these exceptional young men and women.”
 
Miami’s men’s cross country team received its sixth consecutive and 10th overall Public Recognition Award, while the women’s golf team collected its fifth consecutive and ninth total honor. The Hurricanes’ women’s cross country team earned its fourth distinction, while the women’s tennis team was recognized for the third straight year and men’s tennis earned its second honor. The Canes’ volleyball program claimed its first recognition award.
 
As an athletics department, Miami has won at least three Public Recognition Awards in each of the last nine years.
 
Miami has received 50 public APR awards in 13 sports since the program was instituted 12 years ago – baseball (2011, 2012) women’s golf (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), indoor men’s track & field (2009), outdoor men’s track & field (2006, 2008, 2009), men’s cross country (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), women’s cross country (2012, 2013, 2014, 2019), women’s swimming (2014, 2015), women’s tennis (2017, 2018, 2019), men’s diving (2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), football (2010, 2011, 2012), men’s tennis (2011, 2019), men’s basketball (2013, 2014, 2015) and women’s volleyball (2019).
 
Each year, the NCAA honors select NCAA Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports.
 
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. 

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