POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Six Marist teams – men's & women's track & field, women's cross country, women's soccer, women's tennis, and volleyball – have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR).

Teams earn Public Recognition Awards for earning APR scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sports nationally. The APR measures eligibility, graduation, and retention each semester or academic term. The most recent multiyear rates are based on scores from 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 academic years.

This is the 12th year of the NCAA Public Recognition program. The six teams honored marks Marist's highest total in 10 years.

Volleyball was honored for the sixth consecutive year. It is the eighth award all-time for women's cross country, third for women's soccer, and first for women's tennis.

For the last two years, indoor and outdoor track & field were combined into one team score. It's the second straight year men's track & field was honored as a whole, and both the indoor and outdoor teams were recognized separately twice each. It's the first time women's track & field was honored as a single team score. Both the women's indoor and outdoor teams were recognized singularly seven times each.

APR scores for all Division I teams will be released at a later date.