May 13, 2010
FAIRFIELD, CT - The Sacred Heart University rowing and men's volleyball teams have been recognized by the NCAA as a part of the 2010 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program. Both teams are ranked among the top 10 percent nationally in its sport.
Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports team by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. This announcement comes as part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams who demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports.
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 Pioneers rowing team finished sixth in the MAAC this spring and placed five team members on the MAAC All-Academic Team. Senior Mary Beth Reusche and Meredith Penta, along with junior Nicole Settembrino and sophomore Danielle French and Caroline Holland, were all a part of the All-Academic Team.
The SHU men's volleyball team placed three student-athletes on the EIVA All-Academic Team. Senior Kalani Efstathiou and juniors Craig Harvey and Tim Sadowski represented the Pioneers on the All-Academic Team.
The complete release from the NCAA can be found HERE.