By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
The Boise State football team posted the second-highest Academic Progress Rate in the Football Bowl Subdivision through 2010-11, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Boise State posted a 989 out of a possible 1,000 during the four-year period. Northwestern was first at 995 and Duke was tied for second at 989.
The NCAA announced last week that Boise State had received a public recognition award for finishing in the top 10 percent in the Football Bowl Subdivision. This is the second straight year that Boise State has earned that award. The Broncos posted a 981 APR through 2009-10.
The APR is a measure of a team’s academic performance. It accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation. This year’s numbers cover 2007-08 through 2010-11.
Teams can receive practice, scholarship and competition penalties based on their APRs, but no Boise State teams were penalized.
Six Boise State teams posted perfect single-year APRs for 2010-11 — volleyball, men’s cross country, men’s indoor track and field, women’s basketball, women’s golf and gymnastics.
Football led the Mountain West. Women’s outdoor track and field and men’s outdoor track and field ranked second and men’s cross country, women’s swimming and diving and men’s basketball finished third.
Below are complete numbers for Boise State, Idaho and Idaho State. No team was penalized. Idaho State football avoided penalties by showing improvement in 2011-12, but those numbers won’t be released for another year. Idaho State received a postseason ban last year. Idaho lost one football scholarship last year.
Idaho State posted its best single-year (950) and four-year (937) APRs as an athletic department since the system started. Five teams were perfect in 2010-11 — men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s tennis, women’s golf and volleyball.
The Idaho volleyball program (1,000) received a public recognition award.
Cross Country, 991
Indoor track, 969
Outdoor track, 959
Cross country, 961
Swimming and diving, 985
Indoor track, 966
Outdoor track, 988
Cross county, 976
Indoor track, 960
Outdoor track, 965
Cross country, 986
Indoor track, 962
Outdoor track, 961
Cross country, 948
Indoor track, 963
Outdoor track, 948
Cross country, 994
Indoor track, 961
Outdoor track, 961
Men’s basketball: Connecticut, Cal State-Bakersfield, Jacksonville State, Mississippi Valley State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Towson, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UC-Riverside, North Carolina-Wilmington, Toledo
FCS Football: Hampton, North Carolina A&T, Texas Southern
Men’s soccer: Central Connecticut State
Men’s wrestling: Northern Colorado
Boise State football coach Chris Petersen receives a $40,000 bonus for the APR rate. The bonus standard is 955.
Boise State received 83 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete awards. Eight of those were football players: WR Tyler Jackson, Senior, 3.59 GPA, Business; TE Chandler Koch, Senior, 3.67, Mechanical Engineering; WR Matt Miller, Sophomore, 3.60, Business; WR Kirby Moore, Junior, 3.75, Communication; OL Matt Paradis, Junior, 3.57, Finance; LB J.C. Percy, Senior, 3.67, Finance; QB Joe Southwick, Junior, 3.66, Business; CB Jamar Taylor, Senior, 3.50, Communication.
Here is the full list.