NCAA Honors Nine MAC Members

Updated 5/12/2010

NINE MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE TEAMS RECOGNIZED BY NCAA

For Immediate Release-Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Indianapolis, Ind. - The NCAA announced today the public recognition of the Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) as nine Mid-American Conference (MAC) member institutions were recognized in 15 sports.

Akron led the way and was recognized in three sports-women's cross country, women's tennis and volleyball, while Kent State (men's basketball, women's cross country), Miami (men's cross country, men's golf) and Western Michigan (men's basketball, women's tennis) were each honored in two sports.

Bowling Green (women's tennis), Buffalo (women's swimming & diving), Central Michigan (men's cross country), Eastern Michigan (women's tennis), Ohio (women's volleyball) and Toledo (women's volleyball) each received recognition as well.

Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by recognizing their latest multiyear APR.  The recognition 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.  These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

The APR provided 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.

Akron (3)-Women's Cross Country; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

Bowling Green (1)-Women's Tennis

Buffalo (1)-Women's Swimming & Diving

Central Michigan (1)-Men's Cross Country

Eastern Michigan (1)-Women's Tennis

Kent State (2)-Men's Basketball; Women's Cross Country

Miami (2)-Men's Cross Country; Men's Golf

Ohio (1)-Women's Volleyball

Toledo (1)-Women's Volleyball

Western Michigan (2)-Men's Basketball; Women's Tennis