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BIG EAST Teams Lauded By NCAA For Academic Performance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The NCAA has recognized 70 teams from 14 BIG EAST institutions for their commitment to academic progress and student-athlete retention as part of the 2010 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program.

The honored teams rank among the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport as measured by the NCAA's multiyear Academic Performance Rate.

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.

Notre Dame had 14 teams recognized by the NCAA to lead the BIG EAST, while Georgetown had 13 teams honored.

2010 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program
Public Recognition Awards

Connecticut
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

DePaul
Men's Basketball
Men's Golf
Women's Basketball
Softball
Women's Tennis

Georgetown
Baseball
Men's Cross Country
Men's Swimming & Diving
Men's Tennis
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Field Hockey
Women's Golf
Softball
Women's Swimming & Diving
Women's Tennis
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Louisville
Men's Indoor Track & Field

Marquette
Men's Golf
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

Notre Dame
Men's Basketball
Men's Cross Country
Football
Men's Golf
Men's Ice Hockey
Men's Lacrosse
Men's Soccer
Men's Tennis
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Women's Rowing
Women's Soccer
Softball
Women's Tennis

Pittsburgh
Women's Gymnastics
Women's Tennis

Providence
Men's Swimming & Diving
Women's Soccer
Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Rutgers
Men's Cross Country
Football
Women's Gymnastics
Women's Tennis

St. John's
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis
Women's Soccer

Seton Hall
Men's Golf
Women's Volleyball

Syracuse
Men's Cross Country
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Women's Cross Country

Villanova
Football
Men's Lacrosse
Men's Soccer
Men's Swimming & Diving
Men's Tennis
Women's Basketball
Softball
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Women's Outdoor Track & Field

West Virginia
Men's Basketball
Women's Cross Country
Women's Soccer