LONG BRANCH, N.J.-
Monmouth University's football team was recently honored by The Football
Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) as a
recipient of the Academic Progress Rate (APR) Award, after earning the best APR
among the football playing schools of the Northeast Conference.
would like to congratulate our players for their commitment to academics and
thank Michelle Melia and our Office of Student Athlete Development for their
efforts in promoting the academic success of our players," said MU Head
Coach Kevin Callahan.
APR Award recognizes one institution at each of the 14 FCS conferences that has
the highest APR score. In addition, the Association also recognizes one
institution from each conference that has improved the most from the previous
year. In all, 28 awards are given.
Hawks had an impressive year in the classroom, with 23 players named to the NEC
Fall Academic Honor Roll, four of which were on the Commissioner's Academic
Honor Roll by earning a 3.75 grade point average. Senior Ryan Folsom
(Somerdale, N.J./Triton Regional) earned CoSIDA Capital One Acadmic
All-District II honors, marking the 11th straight year a Monmouth
football player was named to the team. Additionally, 15 student-athletes
earned Deans List for the Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 semesters.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member colleges and
universities adopted a comprehensive academic reform package designed to
improve the academic success and graduation of all student-athletes. The
centerpiece of the package is the academic measurement for teams, known as the
will receive its award during the FCS ADA Luncheon sponsored by Borden Perlman
Insurance Agency, on Thursday, June 16 in conjunction with the National
Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention at the
World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Parts of this release were
provided by the FCS ADA's press release.
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