Men’s Cross Country Team Recognized by NCAA
The Texas Southern University men’s cross country team was one of six Southwestern Athletic Conference teams recognized by the NCAA June 14 with a NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Award. The list consists of the nation's top APR teams in each of the NCAA's sponsored sports. To make this year's list, an individual team had to finish in the top 10 percent of all schools in that sport in APR score for the 2010-11 season.
The Academic Progress Rate, sometimes also known as Academic Performance Rating is a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates. It is a composite team measurement based upon how individual team members do academically.