The continued improvement of San Jose State's academic scores were showcased again Tuesday as the Spartans football team recorded an all-time high multiyear Academic Progress Rate score for the fifth straight year.

SJSU's APR of 963 ranks it ahead of fellow California State University schools San Diego State (956) and Fresno State (950). The Spartans are third among Football Bowl Subdivision schools in California, ranking behind Stanford (978) and UCLA (966), but ahead of USC (945) and Cal (935).

The score is out of 1,000 and measures eligibility and retention among student-athletes. The current data averages scores from the 2009-12 academic years.

The SJSU men's basketball (940), women's soccer (984) and women's tennis (975) teams also posted all-time high multiyear scores.

  • Erich Wilson, a former star running back at Serra High, has accepted a scholarship offer and will transfer to San Jose State, according to a source.

    Wilson played in six games last season as a true freshman at Washington. He rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, including highs of 72 yards and 15 carries against Portland State.

    Per NCAA transfer rules, Wilson must sit out the 2013 season but can practice with the team. Beginning in 2014, he'll have three remaining seasons of eligibility.

  • Michael Kim is the first Cal men's golfer to win the Haskins Award, presented by the Fred Haskins Commission. The award is given to the national player of the year in men's collegiate golf and selected in voting by college golfers and coaches and members of the national media.

    Kim will receive a sponsor's exemption to the Greenbrier Classic, a PGA Tour stop July 4-7 in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va. The award will be presented July 2 at a dinner before the tournament.

    It's the third national honor for Kim, the Jack Nicklaus Award winner presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America and the Golfweek/Sagarin Player of the Year. Earlier this month, Kim qualified for the U.S. Open.

    San Jose Giants

    Edwin Escobar pitched six strong innings to earn his first win with San Jose, and Bryce Bandilla struck out the side in the ninth to help the Giants defeat the Modesto Nuts 5-3 at Municipal Stadium.

    Escobar (1-3) allowed one run on six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out nine.

    John Polonius had two hits and two RBIs for the Giants, who improved to 40-25.

    Wire services contributed to this report.