BOISE, Idaho Boise State University announced its multi-year academic performance rates (APR) today (May 1), which covers a three-year period from the academic years of 2003-04 to 2005-06, and the Broncos have the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) highest rates in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

            The multi-year rate for the football team was 955, while the men’s basketball team posted a score of 945 and the women’s basketball team a 976 score.

            The Bronco men’s tennis team also finished tied for first place in the conference with a 980 APR score. 

            Boise State’s overall department APR rate has improved each year during this three-year reporting period and is currently at 941.  The department’s rate the first year was 926, followed by a rate of 936 the second reporting year.

            “It is tremendous that we are first in the WAC in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s tennis,” Boise State Director of Athletics Gene Bleymaier stated.  “I applaud our student-athletes, coaches and staff for their commitment to academics.  I’m also extremely proud of the fact that we have increased our APR rate each year.”

            The APR is determined by using the eligibility and retention for each student-athlete on scholarship during a particular academic year.  Student-athletes are awarded one point for each semester they are enrolled and one point for each semester they are eligible for intercollegiate competition.  A student-athlete can earn a maximum of four points during an academic year. 

            The APR is calculated by taking the number of possible points for a particular sport and dividing that number by the total number of points earned from student-athlete retention and eligibility over the same period of time.  The percentage is then multiplied by 1,000 to get the actual APR.

            Along with the department’s successful multi-year APR results, Boise State also had several individual highlights for the 2005-06 reporting year.

            Both the men’s basketball and cross country teams recorded perfect scores of 1,000; the overall grade-point-average for all student-athletes was an all-time high of 2.94 and once again no Bronco teams will face a contemporaneous penalty, which means no loss of scholarships.

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