NCAA honors teams for academic progress

Posted: June 07, 2013

The NCAA said this week that 976 teams have earned Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates.

The awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport in the APR results. The full report will be released Tuesday.

St. Joseph's baseball, men's golf, women's lacrosse, and women's rowing received recognition. It marks the fourth straight year that the Hawks' baseball, women's lacrosse, and women's rowing teams have been cited, and the second consecutive year for men's golf.

Temple's baseball, men's gymnastics, and men's tennis teams were recognized.

The La Salle volleyball team earned recognition.

Drexel's softball and women's tennis teams were recognized - women's tennis for the fourth straight season.

Eight Penn State teams were recognized: field hockey, men's cross-country, men's tennis, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, women's cross-country, women's golf, and women's tennis.

Softball. Junior catcher Stephanie Pasquale, Temple's first softball all-American, led the country in two statistical categories.

With just three strikeouts in 187 at-bats, Pasquale was the toughest hitter to strike out. She also tied Oklahoma's Lauren Chamberlain for the most RBIs per game with 1.38.

Pasquale finished fifth in the nation in batting average (.465) and ninth in doubles per game (0.36).

The Owls hit a school and A-10 single-season-record 94 home runs, leading the country at the end of the regular season.

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