December 20, 2017- Forward Progress Athletics Consulting and the Northeast Conference have agreed to a collaboration that will bring the expertise of Forward Progress to seven Northeast Conference members. Under the arrangement, Forward Progress will work with selected Northeast Conference institutions to analyze their academic data, provide education about the upcoming Academic-Based Revenue Distribution and improve their performance under NCAA academic metrics.
Noreen Morris, Commissioner of the Northeast Conference, noted “The mission of our Conference centers around providing opportunities for our student-athletes to excel. By engaging with Forward Progress, we are providing our member institutions with access to unmatched expertise on NCAA academic metrics. This collaboration should ultimately lead to greater opportunities for student-athlete achievement and consistent attainment of revenue distribution by our institutions.”
John Shukie, President of Forward Progress stated, “We are thrilled to offer our expertise to members of the Northeast Conference. The conference leadership really grasps the positive impact that these distributions can have on their member institutions and the student-athlete experience. We look forward to working closely with each institution as they position themselves for the future.”
The Northeast Conference is the third conference this year to partner with Forward Progress in advance of the NCAA’s academic-based revenue distribution beginning in 2020, joining the ASUN Conference and the Horizon League.
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. For more information visit www.forwardprogressac.com or follow us on Twitter (@forwardprogac).
About The Northeast Conference:
Now in its 37th year, the Northeast Conference is an NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 10 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. Media coverage of the NEC extends to four of the largest markets in the United States – New York (#1), Pittsburgh (#22), Baltimore (#26), and Hartford/New Haven (#30). Founded in 1981 as the basketball-only ECAC Metro Conference, the NEC has grown to sponsor 22 championship sports for men and women and now enjoys automatic access to 14 different NCAA Championships. NEC member institutions include Bryant, Central Connecticut, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary’s, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner. For more information on the NEC, visit the league’s official website (www.northeastconference.org) and digital network (www.necfrontrow.com), or follow the league on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, all @NECsports.