INDIANAPOLIS - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that more than 1,200 teams from 312 Division I schools — including this year’s national champions in men’s and women’s basketball —have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates.
The George Mason University, Harvard University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology men's volleyball programs were all recogonized as the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) members accounted for three of the six institutions in all of NCAA Division I men's volleyball. Pepperdine University, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Southern California were the other three men's volleyball programs recogonized.
Teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,284, up by 79 from the previous academic year, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Of the teams recognized, 457 competed in men’s or mixed sports, and 827 competed in women’s sports. APRs for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 985 to a perfect 1,000, and the number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,188, marking an increase of 98 teams from last year.