Broncos Post Record APR Scores

May 24, 2018

BOISE, Idaho – On the heels of a school-record six Boise State Athletics programs being recognized with Public Recognition Awards this past week, the NCAA released the remainder of the Academic Progress Rate (APR), Wednesday.

Men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, swimming & diving, women’s tennis and beach volleyball each posted perfect multi-year scores of 1,000 in 2016-17, all marks that rank tied for first nationally within their respective sports and garnered last week’s recognition. The women’s basketball program also established a record with a multi-year APR of 987.

Buoyed by the six awards, the department established a record multi-year APR of 983.

For the third time in as many years, the men’s basketball team’s multi-year APR increased by at least 10 points, this year to 985. In the last four years, the program’s APR has increased by 44 points. The football team recorded a multi-year score of 976, ranking between the 70th-80th percentile amongst all football-playing institutions nationally.

Additionally, a school-record 14 programs recorded perfect single-year scores in 2016-17: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, volleyball and beach volleyball.

The department single-year score of 990 in 2016-17 is one point shy of the school record.

“I am so impressed on a daily basis with the academic efforts of our student-athletes,” Director of Athletics Curt Apsey said. “Year in and year out, our coaches are identifying young men and women that will be successful in their transition to college, and once here, our support staff does an amazing job of keeping them on track toward the ultimate goal – earning a degree.”

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation, providing a measure of each team’s academic performance.

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