INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department received four separate National Collegiate Athletic Association Public Recognition Awards on Oct 17 for earning an Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent in their respective sports.

In total, 217 Division I colleges and universities were represented in the two-year aggregate study of APR scores. Of the 839 teams the NCAA honored, UNH was recognized in football, women’s indoor track, women’s outdoor track and men’s soccer.

The APR was developed as an assessment tool for team’s academic performance by measuring retention and athletic eligibility of athletes. Student-athletes who meet such standards can earn up to a total of two points each term from the APR. Those totals are added up amongst team members and divided by the total number of points possible for a team APR score.

In order to keep student-athletes on track to graduate, the point system requires a school to score 925 or higher out of a possible 1,000 to avoid penalty from the NCAA.
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