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ECU Volleyball, Women's Swimming and Diving honored

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The East Carolina University volleyball and women's swimming and diving teams were honored by the NCAA for posting multi-year academic performance rates (APR) in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sport. The NCAA announced the public recognition as part of the 2013 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP).

The ECU volleyball team has appeared on the list three times since the APR was developed by the NCAA in 2004 to measure the academic progress and performance of athletic programs at its member institutions. This is the first time the women's swimming and diving team has been recognized.

Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multi-year APR. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams who demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. 
 
The 976 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 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 the later. A total of 268 schools, out of 346 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list.
 
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
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