June 18, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's golf, men's cross country and women's tennis teams have been honored by the NCAA with Academic Program Rate Public Recognition Awards. The awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in their respective sports.
The golf team, under head coach Dave Pezzino, has earned this honor for the seventh-consecutive year since the inception of the award in 2006. The women's tennis team, under head coach Glenn Marshall, has now been honored in four consecutive years while the men's cross country team, under head coach Greg Roy and associate head coach Rich Miller, were honored for the first time in program history.
"I want to congratulate the student-athletes on our men's golf, women's tennis and men's cross country teams for their outstanding success in the classroom," said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. "Their commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics is to be highly admired. I want to thank the coaching staffs of all three sports and the staff of the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletics for all their efforts as well."
APR scores are a measure of classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team based on the eligibility and retention for each semester or quarter. The awards announced Thursday are based on the multi-year APR scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.
APR scores for this four-year cycle for all schools and teams are scheduled to be announced on Wednesday, June 20.