Four GW teams receive NCAA academic honors

The NCAA has released its annual Division I Academic Progress Rate public recognition awards, with GW’s men’s soccer, women’s rowing, softball and men’s swimming and diving all receiving the honors for placing in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

Men’s soccer and women’s rowing achieved the same distinction last year as well, with women’s volleyball also being honored a year ago.

According to the GW Sports press release, the APR tracks the academic progress of each student-athlete in “real time” and includes “includes eligibility, retention, and graduation” in the process.

The APR, along with the Graduation Success Rate and federal rate, is one of three major evaluations for Division I athletic programs. This fall, it was announced that GW had the second-highest GSR in the Atlantic 10.

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