Petersen Among top FBS Coaches in APR Rankings

                BOISE, Idaho --  Boise State University head football coach Chris Petersen continues to be recognized for not only his efforts on the field, but also in the classroom. 

On Wednesday (June 15) in an article written by Brett McMurphy of, Petersen was recognized as having the best Academic Progress Rate (APR) average the past two reporting years for head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

                The Bronco football team posted a perfect score of 1,000 in 2008-09, and 997 in 2009-10 for a two-year average of 998.5.

                Based on overall NCAA data between 2003-04 and 2009-10, Petersen has the ninth best average among FBS head coaches at 975.  Dabo Swinney of Clemson has the top overall average at 988.

                Boise State's football team has posted the top APR score in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for five straight seasons.

                Last month the Bronco football team was honored by the NCAA with an APR public recognition award.  The award is presented to a school which posts multi-year APR rates in the top 10 percent of a specific sport. 

                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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