Some good news for North Texas slid under the radar the last day or so that I wanted to point out here on the blog. The school’s football and women’s tennis teams received public recognition awards from the NCAA for their performance on the Academic Progress Rate report.
Both programs finished in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.
It’s a fairly complicated process how the NCAA figures up the score. The bottom line is this — what the report showed is that both the UNT football and tennis teams are keeping their athletes in school and eligible.
In college athletics that’s a pretty important part of the process, especially considering teams can be docked scholarships these days for poor scores.
UNT was in that boat a few years ago in football, but has recovered to the point where the program consistently scores well.
We would mention it if UNT wasn’t doing well academically. It only seems right that we mention it when the school’s programs fare well.
And in a fun side note, Athlon’s came out with its list of the most underrated players in Conference USA today. UNT’s representative was running back Jeffrey Wilson.