UMKC Volleyball Claims Third NCAA Public Recognition Award in Last Four Years
(Kansas City, Mo.) – The UMKC volleyball team claimed its third Public
Recognition Award from the NCAA in the last four years after finishing
in the top-10 percent in APR of all NCAA Division I volleyball teams for
the 2010-11 season.
The Kangaroos were one of 15 Summit League programs to receive the honor
and one of two volleyball programs from the league, joining IPFW on the
list. In total, 954 teams across NCAA Division I received the
Prior to receiving this year’s award, the ‘Roos garnered the accolade
for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, while the women’s tennis team was
also honored for the 2007-08 season.
Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly
recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress
Rate (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 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.
- 2012 UMKC Volleyball