ORLANDO – The Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) presented the University of New Hampshire an Academic Progress Rate Award for having the highest 2012-13 APR in the Colonial Athletic Association. The awards were presented at Monday's FCS ADA Luncheon that was held in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort.
The APR Award recognizes one institution from each of the 13 FCS conferences that has the highest APR score. UNH's football team, which advanced to the NCAA FCS tournament for a nation-leading 10th consecutive year and made its first FCS semifinal appearance, led the CAA at 977.
"Our association is pleased to present these awards to spotlight one true mission of all FCS programs, embracing the academic progress of their student-athletes who will become leaders off the field," FCS ADA President Brian Hutchinson stated in a press release. "We are happy to continue to recognize the FCS institutions and their football programs for continuing to reach exemplary APR scores."
Now in its 21st year, the FCS ADA's mission is to enhance the Football Championship Subdivision. The FCS ADA is administered by NACDA, which is in its 49th year.
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