Boise State Sets Sports Academic Mark in Mountain West
A school-record six Boise State Athletics programs received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for having multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the top-10 percent of their respective sports nationally, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Included were men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, swimming & diving, women’s tennis and beach volleyball.
The six Public Recognition Awards are the most in the Mountain West this year, and are tied for the most in a single year in conference history (Air Force, 2004-05).
“These types of accomplishments don’t get the same attention as conference championships and postseason appearances, but our young men and women are winning titles while also putting together record academic performances,” Director of Athletics Curt Apsey said. “Giving our student-athletes the resources they need and putting them in position to be successful academically is a very important part of what we do here at Boise State.”
The Broncos’ women’s golf team has received a Public Recognition Award in each of the last five years, while women’s tennis has earned the accolade in each of the last four. This is the second-straight honor for men’s golf and swimming & diving.
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. The full APR report, which will include 2016-17 scores for all teams, will be released by the NCAA next Wednesday (May 23).