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Rifle, Women's Tennis Honored by NCAA

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - The Nebraska women’s tennis and rifle programs were honored by the NCAA on Wednesday with Public Recognition for high achievement in the Academic Progress Rate (APR). Both programs were among the top 10 percent nationally among all squads in their respective sport.

Head Coach Ashley MacAllister’s team was honored for the fourth time and the sixth consecutive year the program has been honored. The Huskers have also qualified for the last six NCAA Championships and placed eighth at the 2018 NCAA Championships in March.

Nebraska was one of only three programs to receive recognition in the Mixed Rifle category with West Virginia and Wofford also being honored.

The women’s tennis program, under the direction of longtime coach Scott Jacobson garnered recognition for the second straight year and third time in the last seven seasons. The Huskers were one of 137 teams in women’ tennis honored, including eight from the Big Ten (Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers). On the season, the Huskers finished with an 18-7 record and tied for fourth in the Big Ten with a 7-4 conference ledger.

In all, 1,284 teams earned Public Recognition Awards, up by 79 from the previous academic year, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores.

APR scores for all Division I teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be released May 23. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport.

The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

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