INDIANAPOLIS — The Sacramento State men's and women's cross country teams and women's indoor and outdoor track & field squads earned public recognition as part of the 2013 NCAA Div. I Academic Performance Program, it was announced today.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Div. I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Div. I Academic Progress Rate (APR). Teams earned the honor by placing among the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sport. The same four Sacramento State teams earned the award last season and this marks the third consecutive season that the women's indoor track & field team has been recognized.
"Coach Raske has developed a championship culture in the track and field and cross country programs that has her squads succeeding in competition and in the classroom," Sacramento State Director of Athletics Terry Wanless said. "The track and field and cross country student-athletes and coaches, along with their support staff in the Student-Athlete Resource Center, deserve the accolades for their efforts."
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
The APR recognition caps another successful season for the Hornet track & field program. The women won the Big Sky Conference indoor and outdoor championships while the men finished second outdoor and third indoor. Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Kathleen Raske was named the Big Sky Women's Coach of the Year during the indoor and outdoor seasons. Individually, 24 student-athletes competed at the NCAA West Preliminary and senior Jesse Elvrom advanced to the NCAA Championships in the javelin.
February 27, 2013 SACRAMENTO STATE AWARDED 2013 NCAA WEST REGIONAL
November 9, 2012 BYERS, REA END THE YEAR IN FRONT FOR CROSS COUNTRY
November 3, 2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES FIRST AT DOC ADAMS; MEN SECOND
October 27, 2012 MEN FIFTH, WOMEN EIGHTH AT BIG SKY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13, 2012 BYERS, REA LEAD CROSS COUNTRY AT SANTA CLARA
October 5, 2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FALLS JUST SHORT AT NEVADA CHASE RACE
September 29, 2012 BYERS CONTNUES STREAK AT DELLINGER INVITATIONAL
September 21, 2012 BYERS LEADS MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY AT PAC-12 PREVIEW
September 21, 2012 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TRAVELS SOUTH FOR PAC-12 PREVIEW
September 14, 2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY CAPTURES TEAM TITLE IN SAN FRANCISCO
September 8, 2012 MEN WIN HORNET JAMBOREE, WOMEN FINISH THIRD
August 27, 2012 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RANKED 12TH IN PRESEASON WEST REGION POLL