INDIANAPOLIS – The Marist women’s basketball team earned an NCAA Public Recognition Award for its Academic Progress Rate (APR) score.

The Public Recognition Awards are given to teams scoring in the top 10 percent of their sport with their APR scores. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the 2008-09 season through the 2011-12 academic years.

The Marist women’s basketball team has won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship the last eight seasons. The Red Foxes have also had the MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year three times in this span – Alisa Kresge in 2007, Rachele Fitz in 2010 and Corielle Yarde in 2012.

In all, five Marist teams received Public Recognition Awards, as volleyball, men’s cross country, men’s indoor track & field and men’s outdoor track & field were also honored.

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