Volleyball is among the 85 teams that have earned Public Recognition Awards every year of the 13-year old program and an even more select group that has never lost an April point.
The Syracuse University athletic department announced that all of its athletic programs had achieved NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores of 930 or better in the NCAA's most recent calculation, beating the necessary requirement for teams to be eligible for NCAA championship events.
The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation, and provides a tangible measure of a team's academic performance.
"Congratulations to our women's cross country, golf, men's tennis, women's track & field and volleyball programs on this outstanding achievement".
This latest honor marks the third-straight season that the Rebel women's tennis team has earned the public recognition, as well as the sixth time overall. The other teams include: North Carolina men's basketball, Clemson football, Arizona State women's golf, Oklahoma women's gymnastics and Florida women's tennis.
In order to earn the flawless 1.000, each program posted ideal single year scores of 1.000 for the academic years of 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017.
Former student-athletes who return to school and graduate can earn a bonus point for their former team applied to the time he or she graduates.
The five teams - women's fencing, men's golf, women's tennis, women's volleyball and wrestling - earned multi-year April scores in the top 10 percent nationally for their respective sport through the 2016-17 academic year (data from 2013-14 through 2016-17). I would also like to thank the Morgan Academic Center staff for their efforts in supporting our student-athletes. Since the April program was put into place, the three Villanova programs which have earned public recognition awards most often are women's track & field (10 recognition awards), golf and men's tennis (nine recognition awards each). The field hockey team, led by coach Char Morett, has received an NCAA Public Recognition Award nine times. Each scholarship athlete can earn two points per semester toward his or her team's score. Of the 64-team women's tournament, Gonzaga was one of 15 honored.
April is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.
Among those teams were UNC's basketball team, which received a ideal 1,000 April score, and Duke's football team.