OMAHA, Neb. -
Creighton University student-athletes
are excelling in the classroom as well as on the field, court or course,
according to the Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) Report, released
today by the NCAA. This recognition honors Division I sports teams that posted
multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APRs) in the top 10 percent of
all squads in each sport. Creighton had four teams honored, tying Illinois
State for most among Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) member institutions.
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 recognition is part of a broad
Division I academic reform effort.
Creighton men's soccer and
women's volleyball, tennis, and golf teams were recognized. This is the third women's tennis recognition (and first
since 2005-06), and first overall honor for men's soccer. This is the fourth
straight year the volleyball and women's golf programs have been honored,
making Creighton the only school in the MVC with an active streak of two
programs to have four consecutive recognitions.
key facts about Creighton University's athletic teams include:
student-athletes owned a 3.37 GPA as a whole in the spring of 2012.
Creighton has won the MVC All-Academic Award in
seven of the past eight seasons.
The Creighton women's volleyball team is one of
seven teams nationally to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award each of the past
Goalkeeper Brian Holt was named the Capital
One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic
All-American of the Year for men's soccer.
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