Football leads strong APR performance for Boise State athletics

By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football program posted a team-best Academic Progress Rate of 993 during the four-year period ending in 2011-12, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

The Broncos ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision, behind Northwestern (996). They tied for second in the APR last year.

APR measures eligibility, retention and graduation of scholarship athletes. The NCAA levies penalties against schools with low APRs but Boise State, Idaho and Idaho State avoided penalties this year.

Boise State led the Mountain West in football, men’s cross country (990), men’s indoor track and field (985), men’s outdoor track and field (979) and swimming and diving (991). Football, men’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, women’s golf (992), soccer (986), softball (963) and wrestling (950) set team records.

The department’s overall APR was 977. That translates into earning 97.7 percent of possible points.

Here are the sport-by-sport numbers for Boise State, Idaho and Idaho State:

Men’s sports

Football: 993
Basketball: 950
Cross country: 990
Golf: 942
Tennis: 927
Track and field, indoor: 985
Track and field, outdoor: 979
Wrestling: 950
Women’s sports
Softball: 963
Basketball: 973
Cross country: 948
Golf: 992
Gymnastics: 975
Soccer: 986
Swimming and diving: 991
Tennis: 972
Track and field, indoor: 966
Track and field, outdoor: 985
Volleyball: 957

Men’s sports

Football: 919
Basketball: 945
Cross country: 959
Golf: 916
Tennis: 957
Track and field, indoor: 964
Track and field, outdoor: 955
Women’s sports
Basketball: 951
Cross country: 987
Golf: 991
Soccer: 976
Swimming and diving: 974
Tennis: 969
Track and field, indoor: 964
Track and field, outdoor: 964
Volleyball: 990

Men’s sports

Football: 914
Basketball: 913
Cross country: 983
Tennis: 936
Track and field, indoor: 974
Track and field, outdoor: 980
Softball: 925
Women’s sports
Basketball: 947
Cross country: 959
Golf: 992
Soccer: 972
Tennis: 939
Track and field, indoor: 963
Track and field, outdoor: 962
Volleyball: 984

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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