NACDA awards academic improvement
Alcorn State Athletics was presented the Most Improved Academic Progress Rate(APR) award for SWAC football by National Association of College Athletic Directors and Administrators (NACDA). The prestigous award was presented amongst America's top athletic programs at their annual convention held in Orlando, FL. It is apart of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member colleges and universities 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.
"This award is the result of Alcorn State University striving to provide an excellent academic and athletic experience for each of its student-athletes. We applaud Coach Hopson and the entire Alcorn State Family for their efforts with this accomplishment," said Athletic Director Derek Horne.