Thir­teen ath­let­ics teams at the University of Minnesota have re­ceived public rec­og­ni­tion awards for their Ac­a­dem­ic Progress Rates.

The awards are giv­en each year to col­le­giate programs scor­ing in the top 10 percent na­tion­al­ly in each sport based on their most re­cent multiyear APR.

Only four schools, none of them public in­sti­tu­tions like Minnesota, had more teams earn­ing APR awards.

Six of the honored Go­phers teams were in men's sports: base­ball, cross-coun­ty, gym­nas­tics, ten­nis, track and field and wrestling.

Seven were women's sports teams: golf, gym­nas­tics, soc­cer, soft­ball, swim­ming, ten­nis and vol­ley­ball.

"To place more than half of our programs in the top 10 percent in the na­tion is tru­ly some­thing of which we can all be proud," Go­phers ath­let­ic di­rec­tor Norwood Teague said in a state­ment.


• Jordan Murphy, a 6-7, 220-pound for­ward from San Antonio, of­fi­cial­ly signed with the Go­phers. "He will bring the size, a­bil­i­ty and ver­sa­til­i­ty that we were look­ing for," Minnesota coach Rich­ard Pit­i­no said. Murphy av­er­aged 23.6 points, 10.5 re­bounds, 3.1 as­sists and 1.9 steals per game his seni­or sea­son.

• Go­phers seni­or Leandro To­le­do lost to De­nis Ngu­yen of Har­vard 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the NCAA men's ten­nis tour­na­ment in Waco, Texas.

• Cary Eades was named the coach and gen­er­al man­ag­er of the USHL's Fargo Force. The form­er North Dakota as­sist­ant coach and Warroad High School head coach was the Sioux Falls Stam­pede coach the past three seas­ons. Last Fri­day the Stam­pede won the Cal­der Cup, giv­en to the USHL's play­offs cham­pi­on.

• Defense­man Sean Mostrom, a 2012 gradu­ate of Providence Academy, will play for the Den­ver Pio­neers this com­ing sea­son. He was on the Fargo Force this past sea­son.