DURHAM, N.C. – Twelve of Duke’s intercollegiate athletic programs were honored Wednesday with NCAA Public Recognition Awards. The awards are presented annually to teams finishing among the top 10 percent of their respective sport based on the most recent multi-year Academic Performance Rate (APR).
The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.
Duke’s 12 programs that received the honor include football, men’s basketball, men’s fencing, women’s fencing, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, women’s cross country, women’s soccer, women’s track and field and volleyball.
Duke’s women’s fencing, football and men’s golf programs have earned the honor in all 12 years of the program.
In addition, Duke was second among ACC schools, trailing only Notre Dame (14), followed by Boston College (11), North Carolina (8), Clemson (6), Louisville (6), Virginia (6), Georgia Tech (4), Pittsburgh (4), Florida State (3), Miami (3), Wake Forest (3), N.C. State (2), Syracuse (2) and Virginia Tech (2).
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

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