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 menís soccer and womenís volleyball, tennis, and golf teams were recognized. This is the third womenís tennis recognition (and first since 2005-06), and first overall honor for menís soccer. This is the fourth straight year the volleyball and womenís 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.
Some key facts about Creighton Universityís athletic teams include:
- Creighton 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 womenís volleyball team is one of seven teams nationally to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award each of the past eight seasons.
- Goalkeeper Brian Holt was named the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American of the Year for menís soccer.