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Three MSU sports teams recognized with NCAA Public Recognition Award

April 14, 2016
<p>Senior guard Bryn Forbes, 5, and the rest of the MSU Spartans get excited during the game against Northern Michigan on Nov. 4, 2015 at Breslin Center. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats, 94-53.</p>

Senior guard Bryn Forbes, 5, and the rest of the MSU Spartans get excited during the game against Northern Michigan on Nov. 4, 2015 at Breslin Center. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats, 94-53.

Photo by Joshua Abraham | The State News

Three MSU sports teams have been recognized with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for having outstanding performance in the classroom, MSU announced in a press release Wednesday.

The announcement comes a few weeks after 58 Spartan student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. 

The Spartan teams recognized were the men's basketball team, the men's cross country team and the women's golf team. These teams were recognized for posting Academic Progress Rate, or APR, scores in the top 10 percent in their sport, according to the press release.

According to the NCAA website, the APR "holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term."

The press release said the most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

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