Volleyball and Women’s Basketball Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Drake University volleyball and women’s basketball programs have been honored with the NCAA Division I Public Recognition Award, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
The Public Recognition Awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in their respective sports. Those receiving Public Recognition Awards recorded multi-year APR that ranged from 978 to a perfect 1,000. Complete APR scores and data will be released on June 11.
The honor is the fifth straight for the women’s basketball program and the first for the volleyball team. Additionally the Bulldogs are one of just two women’s basketball programs in the Missouri Valley Conference and the only program in the state of Iowa to earn the prestigious honor from the NCAA. The distinction is the first for the volleyball program and the Bulldogs are joined by four other MVC teams in earning the award.
Drake has had 12 teams earn Public Recognition Awards since the program was instituted following the 2004-05 academic year.