May 14, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Nine Boise State athletic teams posted perfect single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, and four Bronco programs led the Mountain West in multi-year scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
The Boise State men's cross country, men's golf, men's tennis, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, women's golf and women's tennis programs each recorded perfect single-year scores of 1,000 for the 2012-13 year.
For men's cross country, volleyball and women's golf, this marks the third-straight year the programs have achieved perfect scores. Men's tennis, softball, soccer and women's tennis have recorded perfect scores in each of the last two years.
The Broncos' swimming and diving program (991) led the MW, while the football (988), softball (983) and women's golf (1,000) teams tied for the league high. Additionally, the football team ranked tied for fourth-nationally, and the women's golf team ranked tied for first-nationally.
The Broncos' football team had ranked second-nationally in each of the last two years.
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.
As a department, Boise State earned an overall score of 974, meaning the school earned 97.4 percent of possible points over the last four years.
The NCAA announced last week that Boise State's football and women's golf teams each earned Public Recognition Awards for having multi-year APR scores in the top-10 percent of their respective sports nationally.
The football team is one of only five programs nationally to receive a Public Recognition Award in each of the last four years (Clemson, Duke, Northwestern and Rutgers). The award was the first for the Broncos' women's golf team.