FOOTBALL RECOGNIZED BY FCS ADA FOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State football team was recognized for having the most improved Academic Progress Rate in the Big Sky Conference, it was announced on Wednesday. The award came from the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA).
The honor comes one day after all 20 Sacramento State sports posted an APR score above the NCAA multi-year threshold of 925 for the first time in school history. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
Hornet football recorded a multi-year score of 931 in 2009-10, its highest average since APR scoring began. In all, 10 sports sponsored by the Hornets boast APR multi-year scores over 975.
Sacramento State will be honored for its improvement efforts at the FCS ADA Luncheon in June at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention in Orlando, Fla.
Earlier this spring, the women's indoor track and field team was recognized for ranking among the top 10 percent of its sport.