Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State had widely varying degrees of success on the court in men’s basketball in 2009-10, but all three schools posted stellar performances in the classroom.
All three Triangle ACC men’s basketball teams received public recognition awards for performance in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) calculation for 2009-10. The only other ACC men’s basketball team to receive recognition was Virginia Tech’s.
The NCAA on Tuesday announced the awards, which are given each year to teams that finished in the top 10 percent nationally in their sport in the APR calculation, which measures classroom performance for each team.
On the court in 2009-10, Duke won the NCAA title, North Carolina was NIT runner-up and N.C. State played in the NIT.
Duke led all ACC schools with 15 sports programs receiving public recognition awards. In men’s sports, Duke was recognized in baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, soccer, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling. The Blue Devil women’s basketball, fencing, lacrosse and volleyball teams also were honored.
North Carolina was honored in seven sports - men’s basketball and swimming, and women’s fencing, golf, gymnastics, swimming and volleyball.
N.C. State received honors men’s basketball and cross country, and mixed rifle.
Boston College finished second to Duke in the ACC with 10 public recognition awards. Wake Forest has six sports honored.