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Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media
Women's Tennis Recognized by NCAA
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 06/05/2013
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NCAA Public Recognition Awards

JACKSON - The Jackson State University women's tennis team has received public recognition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for being in the top 10 percent, nationally in regards to Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and achievement. 

For the third consecutive year the Lady Tigers recorded a perfect multi-year score of 1,000. JSU is the only team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) to receive the NCAA public recognition this year.

Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multi-year NCAA Division I APR. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

976 teams were publicly recognized for high achievement, representing 594 women’s teams and 382 men’s or mixed squads. Top performing APRs this year ranged from 978 to a perfect 1,000, with the majority of teams earning a perfect APR.

A total of 268 schools, out of 346 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list. In 2012, 954 teams were recognized.

Full APRs for all teams, including access to postseason play and penalties for low-performing teams, will be released June 11.

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