DURHAM, N.C. -- An ACC-leading 15 of Duke's intercollegiate athletic programs were honored Wednesday with NCAA Public Recognition Awards.
The awards are presented each year to teams finishing among the top 10 percent of their respective sport based on the most recent multi-year Academic Performance Rate (APR).
Duke's 15 programs that received the honor include baseball, men's basketball, women's fencing, football, men's golf, women’s golf, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, rowing, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
Boston College was second among league schools with 13 teams honored, followed by North Carolina (5), Wake Forest (5), Miami (3), N.C. State (3), Virginia (3), Clemson (2), Georgia Tech (2), Florida State (2), Maryland (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.