Fourteen Duke teams have earned the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for their outstanding multi-year Academic Progress Rate.
The NCAA uses the APR to track academic performance. The calculation is based on the eligibility, graduation and retention of each scholarship athlete, with 1,000 as a perfect score. Teams in the top 10 percent of their sport are honored by the NCAA.
The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-2012 and 2012-13 academic years.
Notre Dame had 15 teams to lead the ACC, which had 77 total teams honored, the most among the five major conferences.
North Carolina had six teams recognized, Wake Forest had three, N.C. State had two and East Carolina had one.
Duke was the only ACC school recognized in both men’s basketball and football. A total of four ACC schools were honored in football and only two in men’s basketball.
The NCAA will release the APRs for all Division I teams on May 14.
The area teams recognized on Wednesday:
Duke: baseball, football, men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, men’s indoor track, wrestling, women’s fencing, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, volleyball
UNC: women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s rowing, women’s tennis, volleyball
N.C. State: women’s golf, women’s tennis
Wake Forest: baseball, men’s soccer, women’s golf