May 1, 2009
The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving programs were both honored with a NCAA Public Recognition Award after posting high Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores for 2008-09 academic year.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking student-athlete academic progress. The APR score is derived from eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture of each sport.
This year's high-performing teams posted APR scores ranging from 976 to the perfect 1,000, according to NCAA President Myles Brand. Loyola is the only Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school to make the 2008-09 Swimming and Diving lists.
Loyola is also one of 11 schools in the country to have both the men's and women's programs achieve the public recognition award. The Greyhounds share that honor with American University, Brown University, Colgate University, College of the Holy Cross, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Lafayette College, University of Pennsylvania, Xavier University and Yale University.
Other Loyola athletic programs receiving the award include, Men's Cross Country, Women's Crew, Women's Tennis, Women's Indoor Track and Women's Outdoor Track.