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Boise State football, three other teams receive academic awards

The NCAA recognized the Boise State football program for its academic achievement Wednesday for the fifth straight year.

The NCAA announced recipients of its Public Recognition Awards, which go to programs that finish in the top 10 percent in their sports in the annual calculation based on athlete retention and eligibility.

The full APR report will be released May 27.

Boise State, Clemson, Duke, Northwestern and Rutgers are the only football programs to crack the top 10 percent each of the past five years.

Three other Boise State programs received awards: women’s golf (second straight year), women’s tennis (first) and volleyball (first). Four marks the most Public Recognition Awards in a year for Boise State.

“I’m extremely proud of the effort put in by not only the student-athletes in the four recognized sports, but by all our student-athletes,” Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle said in a statement. “Led by our excellent academic staff, these scores reflect the dedication and hard work each individual is making to be successful in the classroom and prepare them for success after graduation.”