Lafayette’s football program has received recognition from the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) as a winner of the Academic Progress Rate (APR) award. The APR award recognizes one institution at each of the 14 FCS conferences that has the highest APR score.
“Our association is pleased to present these awards to spotlight the true mission of all FCS programs, embracing the academic progress of their student-athletes, who will become leaders in their everyday lives outside of the field,” says FCS ADA president Marilyn McNeil, vice president/director of athletics at Monmouth. “We are happy to continue to recognize the FCS institutions and their football programs for continuing to reach or maintain exemplary APR scores.”
The National Collegiate Athletic Association member colleges and universities adopted a comprehensive academic reform package designed to improve the academic success and graduation of all student-athletes. The centerpiece of the package is the academic measurement for teams, known as the APR.
Lafayette held the highest APR in the Patriot League in 2010-11 and the football program was presented with the award at the FCS ADA luncheon at the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention in Dallas, Texas.