Volleyball Recognized for NCAA APR Performance
May 12, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - The University of Memphis volleyball team was recognized Wednesday by the NCAA in the public recognition announcement for the 2010 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP). The list honored teams who posted a multiyear APR in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport across the country.
Volleyball had a perfect 1.000 APR over its multi-year list and was the lone Memphis squad to be listed in the top 10 percent of all squads.
"It is our goal to strive for excellence," Memphis Head Coach April Jauregui said. "That is not limited to on the court achievements. Our players value their education. They set very high standards for themselves. Of course, the amazing team we have in our athletic academic services, the outstanding faculty, and the support of the athletic administration makes it a lot easier to achieve those goals."
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.
The Tiger volleyball team had four graduates in the most recently commencement ceremony, including Kaitlin Inglish, who will return to the team this fall with one year of eligibility remaining. Inglish graduated Saturday with a degree in professional studies in family & consumer sciences with a concentration in fashion merchandising and a minor in marketing. Also graduating from the volleyball squad were seniors Rebekah Strickland, Rachel Theard, and Lauren Thompson.