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3 Liberty Programs Receive APR Recognition from the NCAA

May 3, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Three of Liberty's athletics teams, including the pictured graduates from the volleyball program, received recognition from the NCAA for their APR scores ranking in the top 10 percent in the country.

Three of Liberty's athletics teams, including the pictured graduates from the volleyball program, received recognition from the NCAA for their APR scores ranking in the top 10 percent in the country.

Link to NCAA Listing of APR Honorees

Liberty's men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball programs were recognized today by the NCAA for the Academic Progress Rates (APR) scores.

Liberty's men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball programs were among the list of programs who posted an APR score in the top 10 percent in the country in their specific sport.

This year, 1,203 Division I teams are being recognized for academic performance: 746 women's teams and 457 men's teams or co-ed teams.

Liberty was one of 72 men's tennis programs to make the list, while being one of 128 women's tennis teams and 92 volleyball programs to be honored for their efforts in the classroom.

The total number of teams being recognized increased by 132 from last year, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Scores for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 984 to a perfect 1,000, with 1,090 teams earning a perfect score.

Liberty had three of the 24 athletics programs in the Big South Conference to receive APR recognition, today, setting a league record for the third consecutive year.

APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 10. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport.

All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for postseason competition and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.