Men's cross country receives NCAA Public Recognition Award

Nov. 14, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After all their hard work in the classroom, the JU men's cross country team received the NCAA Public Recognition Award.

The award is given to teams that have an NCAA Division 1 Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all the teams in their sport.

"While we are committed to succeeding on the field, this award shows the University's commitment to success off the field and giving our student-athletes the opportunities to succeed in the classroom," said JU director of athletics Alan Verlander.

The Dolphins finished with a perfect APR score of 1000, while average for Division 1 men's cross country teams was 961.

APR was established by the NCAA in 2005 to measure the success or failure of collegiate athletic teams in moving student-athletes towards graduation.

"I am very proud of the team," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "The guys give their all on the track and in the classroom and I am excited they have received this well-deserved honor."