December 1, 2017- Forward Progress Athletics Consulting and the Horizon League have entered into an innovative partnership that will bring the expertise of Forward Progress to all Horizon League members. Under the partnership, Forward Progress will work hand-in-hand with Horizon League institutions to boost their performance under NCAA academic metrics, and ultimately maximize the number of institutions that qualify for distributions under the NCAA’s Academic-Based Revenue Distribution, set to begin in 2019-20.
“We are tremendously excited to partner with Forward Progress on this effort,” stated Horizon League Deputy Commissioner, Julie Roe Lach. “One of our basic values is to support the academic success of our students, and this initiative is an important part of that effort. By hiring John and the Forward Progress team, we are placing our member institutions in the best position to earn valuable academic distributions.”
John Shukie, President of Forward Progress added, “We are looking forward to our work with the Horizon League. We appreciate the forward-thinking leadership of Jon LeCrone and Julie Roe Lach as they look to place the Horizon League in the best possible position ahead of the NCAA Academic-Based Revenue Distributions.”
Forward Progress is the industry leader in NCAA academics consulting, having assisted over 50 Division I institutions with navigating various aspects of the APR and NCAA academic policy since 2013.
In its 39th season of operation in the 2017-18 academic year, the Horizon League continues to aspire toward its goal of being one of the nation’s leading athletics conferences while being recognized as a leader in the development of student-athletes as leaders and role models. Each of the League’s 2,600 Division I student-athletes has the opportunity to maximize athletic development and academic achievement, while also serving the broader community and growing in personal responsibility and accountability. Through athletics, the 180,000-plus undergraduates among Horizon League institutions have the opportunity to come together, learn and grow in life skills and opportunities.
About Forward Progress Athletics Consulting: Forward Progress is the industry leader in providing academic and APP-related consulting to NCAA institutions, conferences and individuals. Discover more at www.ForwardProgressAC.com or follow us on Twitter (@forwardprogac).
For more information contact:
John Shukie, President (303) 681-2210