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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Four ACC teams honored for APR scores

By Andrea Adelson

Boston College, Clemson, Duke and Georgia Tech earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their football teams' academic progress, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

Each school posted scores in the top 10 percent of all FBS programs in the Academic Progress Rate, a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. The most recent APR scores are based on results from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

The ACC had the most football teams from its 2012-13 membership recognized among the power five conferences. The Big Ten also had four if you count future league member Rutgers, which joins in July. In all, 13 schools were honored with the awards.

APRs for all Division I teams will be released on May 14. Here are a few nuggets about the four schools honored: