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Pioneers shine in NCAA academic progress report

The National Collegiate Athletic Association released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) report and the University of Denver once again scored very well. All 17 varsity sports teams scored above 962 for the multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of scholarship student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

This year, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s soccer were also honored with the association’s Public Recognition Awards. The awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs. Both men’s basketball and women’s soccer were honored with the distinction last year as well. Women’s soccer was the only Denver sports team to receive a perfect score of 1000.

“Year in and year out our student-athletes step up in the classroom and on the fields of play in significant ways,” said Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes. “Our University graduates its talented student-athletes at above 91 percent while consistently celebrating national and conference championships across a broad spectrum of sports. These young women and men should be commended for their enduring excellence and commitment to the academic enterprise.”

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