Courtesy: MAAC Sports

44 MAAC Teams Recognized for NCAA Public Recognition Award

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  April 13, 2016

EDISON, NJ – 44 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) teams were recognized by the NCAA for their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) and were named recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award. The MAAC saw a 10 percent increase in teams recognized compared to last year. Fairfield University and Iona College led all MAAC schools with six teams earning the honor.

Each year, the NCAA honors select Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear 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 multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

“The MAAC brand is about excellence in athletics and academics, and the success reflected in these NCAA Public Recognition Awards is a credit to the student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators that provide the needed environment to achieve,” notes MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor. “Congratulations to all the student-athletes and the schools that are providing them the tools for success in college and in life.”

The sport of Men’s Golf was the most represented for the MAAC, with six teams earning recognition. Moreover, the Women’s Basketball programs of Manhattan and Niagara were 2 of 36 programs to earn the honor nationally. As for Men’s Basketball, Monmouth and Marist are a part of the 10 percent of programs to garner the APR selection.

MAAC Teams in NCAA APP Public Recognition Announcement:

Canisius College (4)

Men's Cross Country 

Men's Golf     

Women's Cross

Women's Rowing

Fairfield University (6)

Men's Golf     

Men's Soccer  

Men's Tennis  

Women's Cross Country        

Women's Golf

Women's Tennis

Iona College (6)

Baseball          

Men's Golf     

Men's Track    

Women's Rowing       

Women's Swimming and Diving       

Women's Volleyball

Manhattan College (3)

Men’s Golf

Softball

Women’s Basketball

Marist College (4)

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Track

Women’s Volleyball

Softball

Monmouth University (3)

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Golf

Women’s Golf

Niagara University (5)

Men’s Cross Country

Men’s Tennis

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Cross Country

Women’s Track

Quinnipiac University (2)

Men’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country

Rider University (2)

Men’s Tennis

Women’s Cross Country

Saint Peter’s University (1)

Men’s Golf

Siena College (5)

Men’s Tennis

Volleyball

Women’s Swimming

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Water Polo

University of Dayton (1)

Women’s Golf

Villanova University (1)

Women’s Water Polo

Wagner College (1)

Women’s Water Polo

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