May 24, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS - Loyola University Maryland student-athletes continue to perform at a high level in the classroom, according to the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released Tuesday by the NCAA.
Eight of the Greyhounds teams - men's cross country, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's swimming and diving, women's crew and women's indoor and outdoor track and field - were honored last week for having scores in the top 10 percentile of their respective sports, all garnering multi-year APR scores of 1,000.
"We are very proud at Loyola University Maryland that our student-athletes continue to perform at a high level in the classroom and in their arenas of competition," Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Jim Paquette said. "We have a dedicated staff of academic professionals, coaches and others from the University community who help our student-athletes succeed."
Overall, all 17 of the Loyola sports which are listed on this year's APR have scores over 965, well above the NCAA-established marks of 900 and 925 where penalties are enforced.
Loyola's eight teams honored by the NCAA for achieving top-10 percentile rankings were the most of any school in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. In fact, the Greyhounds continue to have some of the highest scores in all sports. Among nationally high-profile teams like men's and women's basketball, Loyola is second out of 10 MAAC schools for APR scores in those sports.