Two-Minute Drill: Redhawk Student-Athletes Earn Academic, Sportsmanship Recognition

May 4, 2017

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Southeast Missouri's women's cross country and volleyball programs earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates.

These teams earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.

SEMO's women's cross country and volleyball teams claimed their second-straight honor, marking the first time the Redhawks collected multiple NCAA Public Recognition awards in back-to-back years.

Southeast is one of 306 universities in the nation to have teams recognized with Public Recognition Awards.

In addition to the APR recognition, the Southeast Missouri's men's track & field team earlier this spring earned the 2016-17 Team Sportsmanship Award for indoor track and field from the Ohio Valley Conference.

Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the award is bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans.

This year marks the third time the Redhawk men's program has received the honor, which was instituted in 2005.

Head track & field coach Eric Crumpecker was proud of his team for winning the award, stating: "It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the OVC. We always try to conduct ourselves with dignity and class whether we win or lose."

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