Football garners academic award at NACDA

Chuck Priore

June 13, 2013

Orlando, Fla. - For a second straight year, the Stony Brook football team has garnered one of the highest academic achievements at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. The Seawolves' Academic Progress Rate (APR) was the highest among the Big South football institutions.

Stony Brook, which achieved a four-year APR score of 954, received the award Thursday afternoon at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA).

Head coach Chuck Priore's squad joined Yale, Austin Peay, Davidson and Central Arkansas in earning the award in back-to-back years.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member colleges and universities adopted a comprehensive academic reform package designed to improve the academic success and graduation of all student-athletes. The centerpiece of the package is the academic measurement for teams, known as the APR.