Fall Success in the Classroom

Jan. 5, 2017

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State student-athletes combined to record both the highest single-semester grade-point average and the highest all-department cumulative GPA during the 2016 fall semester, Director of Athletics Curt Apsey announced Thursday.

“I truly believe we have some of the best student-athletes in the country here at Boise State,” Apsey said. “Our coaches have helped build a culture that puts a premium on academics, and our academic advising staff works tirelessly to make sure our student-athletes have everything they need to be successful. I am extremely proud of what our 400-plus student-athletes accomplished in the classroom this past semester.”

Boise State’s all-department single-semester GPA of 3.24 eclipsed the previous record of 3.17, set in fall of 2015. Last semester’s mark came on the heels of five programs establishing program bests, including gymnastics, which set the school single-semester record with a team GPA of 3.86. Also setting team records were women’s track and field (3.50), soccer (3.49), softball (3.38) and wrestling (3.12).

Additionally, a department record 45 student-athletes earned a GPA of 4.0 during this fall.

The Broncos’ all-department cumulative GPA of 3.27 eclipsed the previous record of 3.24, set in spring of 2016. The fall semester also marked the 19th-straight with an all-department GPA of 3.0-or-better.

For the first time in school history, each of Boise State’s athletic programs eclipsed a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Six programs set team cumulative GPA records, including the Bronco gymnasts, who bested their previous department record of 3.68 by earning a 3.77 this past fall. Men’s basketball (3.07), women’s basketball, soccer (3.48), volleyball (3.30) and women’s track and field (3.51) each also set team records.

Department wide, 77 percent of Bronco student-athletes were above a 3.0, either for the semester or cumulative, also a department record and a mark that has increased in each of the last four semesters.

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