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ASU Athletics: Seven teams recognized by NCAA APR report

The Sun Devils are winning not only on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Note: The article was written by new House of Sparky editor Josh Nacion. It was published under a different author while we finish getting Josh set up in the SB Nation network.

Seven of Arizona State's athletic teams received Public Recognition Awards Wednesday from the NCAA for 2013-14 academic year, setting a school record.

ASU's baseball, men's basketball, men's golf, softball, women's cross country, women's tennis and women's volleyball teams each received awards for having their multiyear Academic Progress Rates rank in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

The ASU women's tennis team received Public Recognition Awards in all 10 years of its existence and joins just 128 other teams who have achieved this feat.

"The APR scores of these seven programs represent the nation's elite in their respective sports," ASU athletic director Ray Anderson said in a release. "We are very proud of the coaches and the student-athletes in these programs. This is a direct result of the excellent work being done by our Office of Student-Athlete Development, led by award-winning Senior Associate Athletics Director Jean Boyd, his staff and support from our faculty, staff and coaching staffs. The real stars here are the student-athletes themselves for their excellent work in the classroom."

ASU had the second-most Public Recognition Awards in the Pac-12, trailing only to Stanford (13). USC and Cal each had three, Washington and Arizona each had two, and Oregon, Utah and Washington State earned one each.

In 2012-13, ASU received awards for baseball, softball, women's tennis and women's volleyball.

ASU's Public Recognition Awards feat is just the latest of its growing academic trend. Last year, ASU recorded its highest cumulative APR score since the measurement's inception in 2003-04.

The NCAA will release the latest cumulative multiyear APR scores next week.