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More Athletics Programs Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

The NCAA released the remainder of the Academic Progress Rate (APR), Wednesday, May 8, and Boise State beach volleyball, men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics and women’s tennis each posted perfect multi-year scores of 1,000 in 2017-18, while the men’s track and field team recorded a 997, each resulting in Public Recognition Awards.

The news comes on the heels of a school-record-tying six Boise State athletics programs being recognized with Public Recognition Awards on May 1.

Buoyed by the six awards, a total that also tied the Mountain West record, the department established a multi-year record score of 989.

In addition to the six programs that received Public Recognition Awards, the women’s basketball team, which captured both the regular season and tournament Mountain West Championships last season, established a record multi-year score of 996.

Nine programs recorded perfect single-year scores in 2017-18: beach volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, soccer, men’s tennis and women’s tennis.

The department’s single-year score of 991 tied the school record, a mark that has been achieved in three of the last four releases of the APR.

“Part of the student-athlete experience is earning a degree, and the effort put forth by our student-athletes, our coaches, our academic support staff and everyone on campus is amazing,” Director of Athletics Curt Apsey said. “Our student-athletes continue to strive for excellence in every area, and this is just another example of what makes Boise State so special.”

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.