INDIANAPOLIS — The Sacramento State men's cross country team earned public recognition as part of the 2014 NCAA Div. I Academic Performance Program, it was announced today.
This year's honor marks the third-straight year the men's cross country team has received this honor and the fourth time men's cross country has been recognized for academic excellence since the public recognition program's inception nearly a decade ago.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Div. I Academic Progress Rate (APR). Teams earned the honor by placing among the nation's top 10 percent in their respective sport.
Over the last nine years, Sacramento State teams have received national APR recognition 14 times, the second highest total among Big Sky Conference institutions and tied for the most honors among all NCAA Div. I institutions in the California State University system.
"It's always rewarding when you have a Sacramento State team recognized nationally for their academic success and, in this case, for the third year a row," Sacramento State Director of Athletics Terry Wanless said. "We're very proud when our teams perform as well in the classroom as they do on the field.
"Such recognition, which is shared by the student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff in the Student-Athlete Resource Center, reiterates the mission of the University is being fulfilled."
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.
January 27, 2014 SACRAMENTO STATE EARNS 22 FALL BIG SKY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
November 15, 2013 BYERS, MITCHELL PACE CROSS COUNTRY AT NCAA WEST REGIONAL
November 13, 2013 SACRAMENTO STATE HOSTS NCAA WEST REGIONAL ON FRIDAY
November 9, 2013 MALLORY PACES CROSS COUNTRY AT DOC ADAMS
November 2, 2013 MITCHELL EARNS ALL-BIG SKY HONORS AT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 31, 2013 CROSS COUNTRY HEADS TO BOZEMAN FOR BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 22, 2013 MITCHELL EARNS THIRD BIG SKY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
October 19, 2013 MITCHELL, BYERS LEAD WOMEN, MEN IN SATURDAY MEETS
October 9, 2013 MITCHELL EARNS SECOND BIG SKY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
October 4, 2013 WOMEN FOURTH, MEN SEVENTH AT INTER REGION JAMBOREE
October 3, 2013 CROSS COUNTRY TO HOST INTER-REGIONAL JAMBOREE ON FRIDAY
September 30, 2013 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY EARNS WEST REGION RANKING
September 28, 2013 MITCHELL, MUGNAINI HELP WOMEN FINISH SECOND; MEN SEVENTH
September 14, 2013 MITCHELL, BYERS LEAD WOMEN, MEN TO TITLES AT HORNET JAMBOREE
September 13, 2013 CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS HORNET JAMBOREE ON SATURDAY
September 3, 2013 MITCHELL, YOUNGER GARNER BIG SKY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS
August 30, 2013 MITCHELL, YOUNGER LEAD CROSS COUNTRY AT AGGIE OPEN
August 29, 2013 CROSS COUNTRY BEGINS 2013 SEASON AT AGGIE OPENER ON FRIDAY
August 27, 2013 ENTRY INFORMATION FOR HORNET JAMBOREE
August 2, 2013 JOE EBY NAMED CROSS COUNTRY AND DISTANCE COACH