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WKU Volleyball Receives Public Recognition for Academic Performance from NCAA


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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The WKU volleyball team was recognized by the NCAA Thursday for having an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score in the top 10 percent nationally in the sport for the 2010-11 academic year.

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. The programs recognized Thursday posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The full APR report will be released on June 20.

Since the NCAA began recognizing APR success after the 2004-05 academic year, the WKU volleyball program has earned top 10 percent praise each year.

The APR provides a real-time look at a program’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.

The cumulative GPA of all 385 WKU student-athletes is 3.05, and over 200 student-athletes, 54 percent, are maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eleven of WKU’s 15 sport programs hold a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better, and five are at or above 3.4 as a team. A total of 120 student-athletes have graduated in the last calendar year, with 46 finishing their degrees in December of 2011 and 74 others in May of 2012. Each of WKU’s 19 sports is represented among the 120 student-athletes.

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