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NCAA Awards Waves Men's Volleyball Honor for Academic Progress
For the second straight year, the Pepperdine men's volleyball team received an award from the NCAA for outstanding Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The athletic organization released its public recognition award list on May 12 for Division I academic teams.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. Division I teams that posted multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports were recognized by the NCAA as part of a broad Division I academic reform effort. Pepperdine was the only Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball program honored.
"We were able to get in some kids that have some good balance in their lives and who are making their progress academically," says Marv Dunphy, men's volleyball head coach. "There's a high standard that we have and I cherish that."
The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.
For more information about Men's Volleyball at Pepperdine, visit the Pepperdine Athletics website.