S.C. State football gets academics award

Athletic director Stacy Danley, right, accepts the Most Improved APR award on behalf of S.C. State.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The South Carolina State Department of Athletics was among several universities honored at the annual FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Athletics Directors Association APR Awards Banquet at the World Center Marriott Resort during the 2019 NACDA and Affiliates Convention.

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Director of Athletics Stacy Danley was on hand to accept the Most Improved APR award on behalf of S.C. State.

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Honored along with S.C. State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference were Montana State (Big Sky Conference), Presbyterian College (Big South Conference), University of Rhode Island (Colonial Athletic Association), University of Delaware (Colonial Athletic Association), Youngstown State (Missouri Valley Football Conference), Central Connecticut State University (Northeast Conference), Eastern Illinois University(Ohio Valley Conference), Fordham University(Patriot League), Morehead State University (Pioneer Football League), Mercer University (Southern Conference), Abilene Christian University (Southland Conference), Grambling State University (Southwestern Athletic Conference) and Harvard University (The Ivy League). All were honored for having the most-improved APR in their respective conferences.

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S.C. State was recognized for having the most-improved football academic progress rate score in the MEAC for the 2017-18 academic year.

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The awards are given annually and recognize FCS institutions that have achieved either the highest multiyear APR average in their respective conference or have registered the greatest single-year APR score improvement among their conference membership (score must be above 900).

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