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.