JONESBORO (AStateRedWolves.com) - The Arkansas State women's bowling team was publicly
the NCAA on Wednesday for achieving a multiyear Academic Progress Rate
(APR) that ranks among the top 10 percent of all bowling squads in the
NCAA made a public recognition announcement today as part of the 2014
NCAA Division I Academic
Performance Program (APP), and the Red Wolves were among four other
programs highlighted for demonstrating a commitment to academic progress
and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within
posted a perfect 1000 score in each of the last four years to achieve a
APR of 1000 as well. Joining Arkansas State as the other teams to be
publicly recognized for the four-year period ending in 2012-13 were
Louisiana Tech, North Carolina AT&T State, Tulane and Vanderbilt.
is an honor to recruit kids who are not only great athletes, but also
great students," said
A-State head bowling coach Justin Kostick. "Scoring a 1000 is an
example of what well-rounded people we've been able to recruit and bring
into our program."
which was ranked No. 1 in the nation for a large part of the 2013-14
a school-record 91 regular-season victories and made its seventh
consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women's Bowling Championships.
Kostick was named the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA)
Division I Coach of the Year for the second time of his career,
while junior Sarah Lokker became the Red Wolves first NTCA Player of the