Cross country teams, volleyball score in top 10 percent of NCAA academics

As part of the 2015 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP), both Phoenix cross country programs and the volleyball program were recognized by finishing in the top 10 percent of their respective sports for their high APR scores accumulated during the 2013-14 academic year. It marks the fourth-straight year that the Green Bay women’s cross country program finished in the top 10 percent, the third-straight year the men’s cross country program was recognized and the second-straight year the Phoenix volleyball program finished in the top 10 percent. Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced May 27. That announcement also will include APP penalties for low-performing teams, teams subject to postseason ineligibility and head coach APRs. For more details.

Gillespie earns spot on NCAA’s Division I basketball committee

Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. She will begin her five-year term Sept. 1, becoming the first administrator in the history of the Horizon League to serve on the selection committee. “This is fantastic recognition for UW-Green Bay and Phoenix Athletics,” Chancellor Gary L. Miller said, “and it’s the strongest possible affirmation of Mary Ellen’s leadership and her commitment to student athletes.” The 10-member committee is charged with elevating the game of women’s basketball and providing a first-rate championship experience for student-athletes, coaches and fans.