Nevada football one of five Group of 5 schools to earn APR honor

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The Nevada football team earned an APR honor from the NCAA. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

The Nevada football team received Wednesday a public recognition award as part of the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program. The APR program is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all NCAA programs.

The Wolf Pack’s football team was in the top 10 percent of all of the teams in their respective sports to earn the public recognition award. This is the second straight year Nevada football has been honored.

Nevada’s sports programs have been honored with Public Recognition Awards 16 times over the past nine years.

Nevada was one of two Mountain West schools, along with Air Force, to earn public recognition awards. It was one of five schools in a Group of 5 conference and one of 14 FBS football programs nationally.

Of the teams recognized, 471 competed in men’s or mixed sports and 857 competed in women’s sports.

“Congratulations to the programs earning Public Recognition Awards for their commitment to academic success,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a news release. “The number of perfect scores this year is an indication that schools and student-athletes are setting high bars for achievement, and we are proud that they are continuing to succeed academically as well as athletically.”

APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 8. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

Nevada's NCAA public recognition awards

Rifle 2008-2009

Men's Golf 2009-2010

Men's Golf 2010-2011

Rifle 2010-2011

Men's Golf 2011-2012

Rifle 2011-2012

Rifle 2012-2013

Women's Volleyball 2013-2014

Women's Volleyball 2014-2015

Cross Country 2015-2016

Women’s Golf 2015-2016

Women's Volleyball 2015-2016

Women's Volleyball 2016-2017

Women’s Golf 2016-2017

Football 2016-2017

Football 2017-2018

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