CHAPEL HILL - The NCAA has honored six University of North Carolina athletic programs whose Academic Progress Rates are among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports.
Carolina teams honored by the NCAA include women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, rowing, women's tennis and volleyball.
This marks the ninth time in as many years that women's fencing and women's golf ranked in the Top 10 percent nationally. Volleyball earned its eighth straight honor and gymnastics is being recognized for the fifth year in a row. The award is the second for rowing and the first for women's tennis.
"Congratulations to the students on those six teams as well as the coaches that recruited them to UNC and work with them to get the most out of their academic and athletic experience," says Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. "Placing in the top 10 percent among their peers across the country is an outstanding achievement and speaks to their commitment to excellence."
The APR is a multi-year score that measures a team's academic success by tracking the progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation. This year's award is based on the 2012-13 academic year.