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NCAA spotlights men’s tennis and women’s soccer, golf

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The St. John’s University women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s golf squads were among the 950-plus Division I sports teams recognized by the NCAA for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program.

Each of St. John’s’ 17 varsity athletic programs posted satisfactory four-year APR scores, with the Red Storm women’s golf (1,000), men’s tennis (1,000) and women’s soccer (997) teams recording marks in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The 1,000 point totals represent perfect scores for the SJU men’s golf and men’s tennis teams.

This marks the third straight year where women’s soccer and men’s tennis recorded outstanding APR numbers. Both teams were also recognized in 2009-10 and 2010-11 for their high APR scores. It is the third straight year St. John’s has had three teams recognized.

“We are proud of what our student-athletes continue to achieve academically. Each year they epitomize the definition of ‘student-athlete’ with their efforts, not only on the fields of competition, but in the classroom and in the community,” said Chris Monasch, St. John’s’ director of athletics.

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