Sports Round-Up Aug. 17

(Photo: St. Francis College Women’s Bowling Team, credit St. Francis College Athletic Communications)

Three sports teams from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, were honored with NCAA Public Recognition Awards for displaying excellence in academics.

This year’s award-winning squads include the Terriers women’s bowling team, women’s volleyball team and men’s tennis team.

The NCAA has recognized more than 1,300 programs from 321 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) results. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. 

The women’s bowling team captured the honor for the sixth time in program history, including five straight years. Women’s volleyball was recognized for the second time in team history, and the men’s tennis claimed the award for the fifth time overall and for the third straight year.

The sixth annual Catholic Youth Organization Boys’ Summer Basketball League concluded on in late July, with the championship games being played at Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst. The following teams won diocesan titles in their respective divisions:

Pee Wee: Sacred Heart, Cambria Heights, defeated St. Adalbert, Elmhurst

Bantam:  St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park, defeated Sacred Heart, Glendale

Intermediate: Sacred Heart defeated St. Helen, Howard Beach

High School:  St. Mary Gate of Heaven defeated St. Helen