Lafayette Tops Patriot League Academics

Lafayette is best in the Patriot League with 16 of the College’s 23 intercollegiate sports teams receiving Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for exceptional work in the classroom.

The NCAA is honoring 909 Division I sports teams based on their most recent multi-year academic progress rates (APR). Public Recognition Awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.

Lafayette’s teams receiving honors are baseball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.

The Patriot League was second to only the Ivy League in the number of teams recognized for academic excellence at full-member institutions. Bucknell and Holy Cross each had 13 Patriot League teams honored. Colgate had 12, Lehigh 10, Navy 8, and American 3.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10 academic years. The APR provides an annual scorecard through which the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I sports team.

See “Patriot League Showcases Academics” in this issue.