LOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s football program received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA Wednesday for having multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) score in the top-10 percent of its respective sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.
To view the full APR Public Recognition Award searchable database, link to NCAA.org.
Overall, Utah State’s football program ranked among the top 14 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the nation along with Air Force, Army, Boise State, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. This year’s release will again include recognition in the sport of football by subdivision (i.e., Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision).
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention, and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.