May 14, 2010
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland was one of just seven schools in NCAA Division I to have both its men's and women's swimming and diving teams ranked in the top 10-percent of teams in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR).
The Greyhounds were joined by American, Duke, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Lehigh and North Carolina with the distinction. Those schools had both their men's and women's teams among the top percentile in the nation.
Loyola also had the most teams of schools in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference recognized by the NCAA for consistent success in the APR.
Seven Loyola teams were lauded for posting multi-year APRs in the top 10-percent of all squads in each sport.
"This is a credit to the ability of our student-athletes to combine their passion for their sport with excellence in the classroom," said Loyola Director of Athletics Joe Boylan. "It speaks well of our coaches who believe in the Jesuit ideals of developing the total person in mind, body and spirit."
The Loyola men's cross country, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, women's crew, women's indoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field were all honored by the NCAA.