June 15, 2012
Indianapolis, Ind. --- For the third consecutive year, the University of New Mexico men's cross country team was honored with public recognition by the NCAA for having an APR score in the top 10 percentile for its sport. The men's cross country team has won the Mountain West title three consecutive years as well.
Last year the cross country team was joined by the women's basketball team in earning public recognition. The run of three straight years of public recognition is second in school history to the women's tennis team, which received the honor four straight years, from 2004-05 through the 2007-08 seasons.
More than 950 NCAA Division I sports teams were honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport.
Full APRs for all teams, including access to postseason play and penalties for low-performing teams, will be released June 20.
UNM Receiving Public Recognition
2010-11: Men's Cross Country
2009-10: Men's Cross Country, Women's Basketball
2008-09: Men's Cross Country
2007-08: Women's Tennis
2006-07: Women's Tennis
2005-06: Women's Tennis
2004-05: Women's Tennis, Women's Golf