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Three WMU teams in NCAA's top 10 percent academically

May 7, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Three Western Michigan University athletic teams are among Division I teams nationwide recently honored by the NCAA for posting Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent for their respective sports. All three WMU teams are being honored for the second consecutive season.

WMU teams honored were baseball, coached by Randy Ford; gymnastics, coached by Terry Karwoski; and volleyball, coached by Colleen Munson. They were among those honored April 25 with public recognition awards for their latest APR scores. The public recognition awards are part of the broad Division I academic reform effort.

WMU was one of just two programs in the Mid American Conference to have three teams make the list, sharing that honor with Bowling Green State University. Among Michigan public universities, WMU was second to University of Michigan, which had four teams honored, and ahead of Michigan State University, which had only two teams recognized. A total of only 192 Division I institutions had one or more teams on the top APR list.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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