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2009 CROSS COUN TRY I M EDI A GUID E


Cassidy Bigsby

Sawyer Bosch

Austin Edwards

Scott Foley

Quinten Hennekam

Kevin Higgs

Jeff Howard

Cameron Lockard

Brian Pierre

Kevin Rosaaen

Kameron Ulmer

Zach Wiles

Jessica Atkinson

Alexandria Bell

Kacie Bitzenburg

Melody Braden

Piper Delaney

Katharine Gallagher

Karleigh Gempler

Carly Gerard

Jenny Geyer

Shea Hanson

Chelsea Herren

Ariel Hopewell

Kendra MacLean

Paige Orcutt

Layna Oyervides

Kristi Pace

Shannon Porter

Heidi Suder

Lacie WheelerAnderson

Breanne Whitlock


2009 Broncos 2009 Cross Country Schedule Date Wed, Aug 19 Sat, Sept 12 Sat, Sept 26 Sat, Oct 3 Sat, Oct 17 Thurs, Oct 22 Sat, Oct 31 Sat, Nov 14 Mon, Nov. 23

Table of Contents

Opponent Location Blue/Orange Time Trial (Intrasquad/Alumni) Boise, ID Roger Curren Invitational Nampa, ID Bob Firman Invitational Eagle, ID Willamette Invitational Salem, OR Santa Clara Bronco Invitational Santa Clara, CA College of Idaho Caldwell, ID WAC Championships Reno, NV NCAA West Regional Championships Eugene, OR NCAA Championships Terre Haute, IN

2009 Quick Facts University Information Name: Boise State University Address: 1910 University Dr. Boise, Idaho, 83725 Founded: 1932 Enrollment: 19,667 Nickname: Broncos Colors: Blue and Orange Facility: Bronco Gym (1,400) Conference: Western Athletic NCAA Affiliation: Division I President: Dr. Robert Kustra Director of Athletics: Gene Bleymaier SWA: Christina Van Tol Faculty Rep.: Dr. Dwayne Barney

Quick Facts / Schedule........................................... 3 Boise Trail System................................................ 4-5 Roster Information................................................ 6-7 2009 Season Preview.......................................... 7-8 2008 Season Review......................................... 9-10

Sports Information SID Contact:Michelle Railsback Smith Phone: (wk) 208-426-3438 (cell) 208-949-1037 (fax) 208-426-3361 E-mail: michellerailsback@boisestate.edu University Web Site: www.boisestate.edu Athletics Web Site: www.broncosports.com

Coaching Staff.................................................. 11-16

Head Coach J.W. Hardy............................. 12-13 Distance Coach Brad Wick........................ 14-15 Assistant Coach Kayleen McDowell............... 16 Assistant Coach Kevin Peters......................... 16

Athlete Profiles................................................. 17-38

Cross country Staff Head Coach (Year at BSU).................................Brad Wick (Second Season) Alma Mater..................................University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, ‘04 Assistant Coaches............................................................................................ Kayleen McDowell (Volunteer) Kevin Peters (Volunteer) Cross Country Information

2008 Men’s WAC Finish...........................................................................................2nd 2008 Women’s WAC Finish.......................................................................................5th 2008 Postseason...................................................................................NCAA Regional 2008 Postseason......................................................................................................N/A

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Men............................................................ 18-25

Women....................................................... 26-37

History and Records......................................... 39-48 Boise State University...................................... 49-68 Administration and Media................................. 69-76


Boise State Cross Country Where the Broncos Train... The Boise Trail SYSTEM Military Reserve This 460 acre natural area is named for Ft. Boise and the associated military maneuvers that were performed here between the 1860’s and 1940’s. The area served several purposes, including the staging of gunnery practice into the hills above. After the military halted its operations, the community recognized the importance of this area and the Boise Front for recreation and wildlife values. Boise City acquired title to the property from the Federal government for “recreation and public purposes”. It is managed as a recreation and wildlife reserve, with human activities allowed in ways that do not detract from the natural values. Camelsback/Hulls Gulch Reserve These two City Reserves are popular and busy. Hulls Gulch Reserve was spared from development in the early 1990’s with the help of concerned citizens and local and federal funding. With Hulls Creek as the back bone, wildlife find the area to their liking as well. To assure opportunities to view wildlife, please stay only on the main trails. The ponds at the end of 9th St. were designed for flood control but also are a magnet for birds and other wildlife. The large pond is fenced to give the wildlife an area that is undisturbed by people and pets. Camels Back is undergoing a “face lift” with restoration efforts. Nearly 3 miles of trail are available on the hill while an effort is underway to close and rehabilitate the steep hill climbs that have been eroding. The two rare plants found in the Reserve are also being protected by these efforts. Castle Rock and Table Rock Reserves These two geological landmarks located near the Old Idaho Penitentiary are steeped in history and beauty. Native Americans consider this area sacred. Native plant populations are found clinging to the slopes around Table Rock, providing a glimpse of what the entire Boise Front may have looked like at one time. Old quarry roads and the Table Rock tram route are now used as trails that provide a wide range of experiences and trail difficulties. The views aren’t half bad either. Upper 8th Street Trails The network of trails in the upper 8th Street area were built specifically for Off Highway Vehicles, (OHV’s) with access from the 8th Street Parking lot. The Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail is in this area as well and is a Pedestrian Only trail. With this mix of trail uses it is important to respect others and share the trails.

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2009 Broncos Fun Facts about Boise, Idaho... CLIMATE AND TEMPERATURE Boise enjoys four distinct seasons. The chart below indicates seasonal temperatures. AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES MONTH MIN MAX January 22 36 February 28 44 March 32 53 April 37 61 May 44 74 June 52 81 July 58 90 August 57 88 September 48 77 October 39 65 November 31 49 December 23 38 Annual Precipitation: 11.7 inches

What is Boise’s elevation? 2,842 feet above sea level What is Boise’s nickname? The City of Trees What colleges and universities are in the Boise area? Boise State University, Boise Bible College, College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University. Who are the largest employers in Boise? Albertsons, Bank of America, Boise Cascade, Idaho Power, J.R. Simplot, Micron Technology, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke’s Regional Medical Center and State Government How many golf courses are in the Boise area? There are over a dozen golf courses in the area around Boise. Is there a professional sports team in the Boise area? Boise is the home of the Idaho Steelheads, a West Coast Hockey League team; the Boise Hawks baseball team (affiliated with the Chicago Cubs), the Idaho Stallions, and a Professional Indoor Football League Team. Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes…. Inca farmers developed the first potato. In 1836, Presbyterian missionary Henry Spalding taught the Nez Perce Indians how to cultivate potatoes. Idaho is the nation’s largest producer of potatoes, growing especially the Russet Burbank, developed by Luther Burbank in the early 1870’s.

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Boise State Cross Country 2009 Men’s Cross-Country Roster

2009 Women’s Cross-Country Roster

NAME Cassidy Bigsby Sawyer Bosch Austin Edwards Scott Foley Quinten Hennekam Kevin Higgs Jeff Howard Cameron Lockard Brian Pierre Kevin Rosaaen Kameron Ulmer Zach Wiles

NAME Jessica Atkinson Alexandria Bell Kacie Bitzenburg Melody Braden Piper Delaney Katherine Gallagher Karleigh Gempler Carly Gerard Jenny Geyer Shea Hanson Chelsea Herren Ariel Hopewell Kendra Maclean

YR SO JR RFR JR SO JR FR SR SO FR SR FR

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL) Pewaukee, Wis. (Pewaukee HS) Portland, Ore. (Borah HS) Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS) Cheyenne, Wyo. (Central HS) Zwijadrecht, Holland (Walburg College) Nampa, Idaho (Nampa Senior HS) Spokane, Wash. (North Central HS) Kootenai, Idaho (Kootenai HS) Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie HS) Fircrest, Wash. (Fircrest HS) San Bernardino, Calif. (Cason HS) Defiance, Ohio (Defiance HS)

YR FR JR SO SO FR JR SO JR FR SO FR JR SO

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL) Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS) Salinas, Calif. (Salinas HS) Twin Falls, Idaho (Filer HS) Bonners Ferry, Idaho (Bonners Ferry HS) Medford, Ore. (South Medford HS) Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS) Boise, Idaho (Borah HS) Boise, Idaho (Capital HS) Deer Park, Wash. (Deer Park HS) Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS) Hailey, Idaho (Wood River HS) Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS) Ludingten, Mich. (Ludingten HS)

Paige Orcutt SO Layna Oyervides JR Kristi Pace SO Shannon Porter FR Heidi Suder SR Lacie Wheeler-Anderson FR Breanne Whitlock JR

Denver, Colo. (Dakota Ridge HS) Weiser, Idaho (Weiser HS) West Linn, Ore. (West Linn HS) Hockinson, Wash. (Hockinson HS) Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie HS) Hailey, Idaho (Wood River HS) Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS)

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2009 Broncos

2009 Cross Country Preview The 2009 Broncos begin their season at the NNU Invite and follow up on Sept. 26 with their sole home meet of the season, the Bob Firman Invitational held at Eagle Island State Park. In the month of October, Boise State travels to the Willamette Invitational on Oct. 3 (Salem, Ore.), the Santa Clara Invitational on Oct. 17 (Santa Clara, Calif.), and the College of Idaho Invitational on Oct. 22 (Caldwell, Idaho) as well as the WAC Championships. The NCAA Regional is slated for a Nov. 14 date while the NCAA Championships is scheduled on Monday, Nov. 23. “The first couple of meets are more low-key for us and will help us prep for the rest of the season,” said second year head coach Brad Wick. “The earlier meets will be good tuneups for the Willamette and Santa Clara meets as well as the WAC meet.”

Wick welcomes 12 men and 20 women to his 2009 squads. The team began their preseason training in mid-August and ran time trial on Aug. 19 at Ann Morrison Park that was encouraging to Wick on the preparedness of the teams. The 2009 men’s squad brings solid returners from a successful 2008 campaign which finished second at the WAC Championships as well as a handful of talented newcomers that will boost team strength and increase the depth on the team. “With the talent and strength we have this season, we are shooting for a WAC Championship this year,” said Wick. “And we have a good chance at it!” The 2009 roster includes two seniors, three juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen. Returning for the Broncos this season, junior Sawyer Bosch looks to make a big impact

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Boise State Cross Country on the team after being named to the 2008 WAC Second Team. “Sawyer is continuing to get strong than ever and he’s in better shape than last year,” said Wick. Another WAC Second Team honoree from 2008, junior Scott Foley will look to be a leader on this season’s squad. Sophomore Brian Pierre hopes to bounce back from an injury he suffered during the 2009 indoor season to help strengthen the Broncos’ seven-man roster. Other contenders for the seven-man roster include junior Kevin Higgs, freshman Zach Wiles, senior Cameron Lockard and senior transfer Kameron Ulmer who joins the Broncos’ roster from San Bernardino Valley College. “Kameron has been a great addition to our team,” explained Wick. “It will be good to have him here for his senior year and he’s made a great training partner for Sawyer Bosch so far this season.” Also in the running for a spot on the sevenman competition roster include freshmen from Washington, Jeff Howard out of Spokane and Kevin Rosaaen from Fircrest. “Both Jeff and Kevin will be varsity runners for us,” said Wick. “If they can bring over their accolades from the high school level to the college level they will do really well.”

Not only does Wick believe that his team is a well-rounded, strong team, he knows they have improved as a team since this time last season. In their Aug. 19 time trial, the men ran a 5-kilometer race at Ann Morrison Park. The fifth-place finisher was one-minute faster than the fifth-place finisher from the 2008 season. “That time trial shows me how much faster we’ve gotten in one year and it’s encouraging,” said Wick. The men’s roster also includes Cassidy Bigsby (So.), Austin Edwards (Fr.), and Quinten Hennekam (So.). The 2009 women’s cross country team welcomes a handful of newcomers as well as returning some solid competitors from the 2008 roster. Two Bronco freshmen, Shannon Porter and Piper Delaney look to make an immediate impact on the Broncos. Porter is from Hockinson, Wash., and was the Washington State 3,200-meter champion and record holder. Delaney hails from Medford, Ore., where she was state contender. “I think these two freshmen are going to come in and really made a positive impact on our squad,” said Wick. As far as returners go, Wick believes sophomore Shea Hanson will make a major impact as well as junior Carly Gerard and

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sophomore Melody Braden. “Shea has made big improvements over the summer and will return as a top runner as well as joining Carly and Melody in big leadership roles,” explained Wick. Another three returners that look to make their move up the ranks on the roster this season are juniors Alex Bell and Katherine Gallagher as well as sophomore Kacie Bitzenburg. The women’s team is still young with only one senior, Heidi Suder, six juniors, seven sophomores and six freshmen. Also on this season’s roster: juniors Ariel Hopewell, Layna Oyervides and Breanne Whitlock; sophomores Karleigh Gempler, Kendra MacLean, Paige Orcutt and Kristi Pace; and freshmen Jessica Atkinson, Jenny Geyer, and Lacie Wheeler-Anderson. Just as the men, Wick was impressed with the improvements of the team this season and the growth they’ve had in the past year. In the women’s time trial on Aug. 19, the Broncos ran a 2-mile race and finished five runners ahead of the second-best time from the 2008 time trial. With that in mind Wick sees a strong future for the Broncos this season. “I think we will improve a lot in the WAC this season and our goal is to finish in the top-3 at the WAC Championships,” said Wick.


2009 Broncos 2008 Men’s Cross Country Review The Boise State men’s cross country team showed its rising potential in 2008, running to a second-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference Championships behind a talented group of underclassmen. The Broncos finished just nine points behind WAC Champions, Utah State.

Boise State’s other notable finishes of the season came at the Charles Bowles Invitational, where they placed third behind a third-place finish from Bosch and a 10th-place finish by Pierre. The Broncos also finished third at the Santa Clara Invitational where Bosch placed second and Pierre placed sixth.

Throughout the season Boise State captured two first place finishes as a team. The Broncos opened up the season at the NNU Invitational, which they won by placing all five runners in the top 20. Pierre led the way with a second-place finish, while Bosch came in close behind in third. Cameron Lockard crossed the finish line in fifth to place three Boise State runners in the top 10.

Because of their outstanding regular seasons and their success at the conference championships, Boise State earned four All-WAC honors at seasons end. Pierre was named All-WAC First Team, while Bosch, Foley and Higgs all earned All-WAC Second Team honors.

The Broncos second title of the season came at the Bob Firman Invitational. Pierre captured the individual title to pace a Boise State team that would finish each runner in the top 25. Higgs placed fourth for the Broncos, while Scott Foley came in at ninth-place.

A strong showing at the conference championships earned Boise State a trip to Stanford, Calif. for the NCAA West Regional meet.

2008 BOISE STATE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Date Meet and Top Boise State Finisher Location and Team Result Sept. 6 NNU Invitational Nampa, Idaho Brian Pierre – 19:07.02 (2nd) 25 points – 1st Sept. 12 Portland WCC Preview Portland, Ore. Matthew Moyer – 28:24.51 (75th) N/A Sept. 20 Bob Firman Invitational Eagle, Idaho Brian Pierre – 26:02.67 (1st) 35 points – 1st Oct. 4 Charles Bowles Invitational Salem, Ore. Sawyer Bosch – 24:41.52 (3rd) 80 points – 3rd Oct. 18 Santa Clara Invitatioanl Santa Clara, Calif. Sawyer Bosch – 24:39 (2nd) 116 points – 3rd Nov. 1 WAC Championships Las Cruces, N.M. Brian Pierre – 26:01.50 (5th) 56 points – 2nd Nov. 15 NCAA West Regional Championships Stanford, Calif. Brian Pierre – 31:35.95 (82nd) N/A – 21st

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Distance 6,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 10,000 Meters


Boise State Cross Country 2008 WOMen’s Cross Country Review The Boise State women’s cross country team enjoyed another competitive season in 2008, which was highlighted by four top-five team finishes throughout the year. The Broncos were carried by a balanced line-up that saw five different runners lead the team in individual placing at six meets.

Next, the Broncos would earn their second consecutive third-place finish of the season at the Charles Bowles Invitational in Salem, Ore. Boise State senior Breanna Sande paced the Broncos with an eighth-place finish. For the second consecutive week, Boise State would finish the meet with all five runners in the top-25.

Boise State started the season off strong with its best showing of the year at the NNU Invitational. The Broncos took home the team title as four runners finished in the field’s top-10. Kayleen McDowell led the way with a third-place finish, while Carly Gerard (fourth), Kendra Hernandez (fifth) and Karleigh Gempler (eighth) weren’t far behind.

Boise State rode its regular season success into a very tough Western Athletic Conference Championship meet. The Broncos would finish fifth at the WAC Championships behind a stellar individual performance from Sande. She finished second, which would earn her All-WAC First Team honors.

Just a couple weeks later, Boise State would record its second big finish of the season at the Bob Firman Invitational where they placed third. Gerard was the first Bronco across the finish line, earning a 15th-place finish.

With her runner-up finish at the conference championship meet, Sande also earned a berth in the NCAA West Regional Championships, where she would finish the 6K race in the top half of the field.

2008 BOISE STATE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Date Meet and Top Boise State Finisher Location and Team Result Sept. 6 NNU Invitational Nampa, Idaho Kayleen McDowell – 15:10.50 (3rd) 33 points – 1st Sept. 12 Portland WCC Preview Portland, Ore. Laura Arnstam – 24:04.33 (19th) 173 points – 7th Sept. 20 Bob Firman Invitational Eagle, Idaho Carly Gerard – 19:14 (15th) 74 points – 3rd Oct. 4 Charles Bowles Invitational Salem, Ore. Breanna Sande – 18:15.26 (8th) 62 points – 3rd Oct. 18 Santa Clara Invitational Santa Clara, Calif. Kendra Hernandez – 18:32 (46th) 155 points – 7th Nov. 1 WAC Championships Las Cruces, N.M. Breanna Sande – 18:25.80 (2nd) 115 points – 5th Nov. 15 NCAA West Regional Championships Stanford, Calif. Breanna Sande – 22:03.75 (94th) No team scoring for Boise State

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Distance 4,000 Meters 6,000 Meters 5,000 Meters 5,000 Meters 5,000 Meters 5,000 Meters 6,000 Meters


2009 Boise State Broncos Meet the Coaches


Meet the Coaches

J.W. Hardy

Head Coach of Track and Field/Cross Country First Season

J.W. Hardy was named head coach of the Boise State track and field program on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009.

just this past season when the Lumberjacks won the 2008 men’s and women’s cross country titles, the 2009 men’s and women’s indoor championships and the 2009 men’s outdoor Hardy, who has been the head track and field coach / director championship. NAU just missed out on a sixth league title of cross country at Northern Arizona University the past five during the 2008-09 season when his women’s outdoor team seasons, replaces Mike Maynard who recently resigned his placed second. position at Boise State to become the head men’s track and field / cross country coach at UCLA. At the national level this past year, the NAU men’s cross country team placed sixth at the NCAA Championships while his women’s team finished 23rd. At the 2009 NCAA Out“I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with the stu- door Championships Hardy’s Lumberjack team placed 32nd. dent-athletes at Boise State and look forward to the chal- Three other times his teams have recorded a top 10 finish at lenge of moving the program to an even higher standard of nationals. At the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships excellence,” Hardy stated. “I want to thank the administration his men’s and women’s teams finished fourth and seventh at Northern Arizona for providing me the opportunity to grow respectively, while his 2006 women’s team placed 10th at the as a coach, which has made this new opportunity at Boise NCAA National Indoor Championships. State possible.” Hardy coached student-athletes that have earned a total of Since taking over the head coaching duties of Lumberjack 18 NCAA All-American awards, while 107 times they came program in the fall of 2004, Hardy has guided the program away with an individual Big Sky Conference Championship. to unprecedented heights. Sixteen (16) times his teams His student-athletes set 22 NAU records and seven Big Sky have won Big Sky Conference Championships, including five championship records over the past five seasons.

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Boise State Cross Country Through his seven seasons as an assistant at Northern Arizona, Hardy guided his athletes to over 50 individual conference championship titles, eight relay titles, 12 NCAA national qualifying marks, eight NCAA regional qualifying marks, nine school records, two Big Sky Conference records, and over 100 all-conference honors. In his first season as director, Hardy tallied up three more conference team titles and two top-25 NCAA team rankings. Besides 2008 Olympian Lopez Lomong, the most notable athletes under Hardy’s tutelage include Olympians Victor Castillo and Samantha George, Rudolph Drummond, Terrance Johnson, Daryl Wonsey, Vytautas Kancleris, Landon Benson, Liza Conteh, and Bubba Edmonds, who most recently competed in the 2008 Olympic trails in the decathlon. Castillo competed for Venezuela in the 2004 Olympic Games after posting the third-best mark in the world that year in the long jump with a leap of 27-3. Castillo also competed at the 2003 World Championships in Paris finishing 25th, and was third in the long jump at the 2003 Pan American Games. Samantha George competed in the 2000 Olympic Games running on the Canadian 4x400 meter relay team. At NAU, George finished 11th in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Championships and is the school record holder in the 400-meter and 200-meter events. Drummond (hurdles), Wonsey (hurdles), Kancleris (hurdles), Johnson (sprints), Benson (sprints), Conteh (jumps), and Edmonds (hurdles) also reaped the benefits of Hardy’s expertise as each attained provisional or automatic qualifying marks for the NCAA Championships in their respective events as NAU student-athletes.

Prior to his arrival at NAU, Hardy coached the sprints and horizontal jumps at Alhambra High School. During his three years at Alhambra, the team won two division titles, finished second at the Arizona state championships and had five athletes receive all-state honors. Hardy also coached local football standout, Eric Johnson, to a state long jump title as well as a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash and 4x100meter relay. Johnson spent five years in the National Football League, recording a career-high 19 tackles in 2000, with the Oakland Raiders. Former Lumberjacks Francis St. Paul and Clarence Moore also add to Hardy’s list of student athletes who built careers in the NFL. Both men contributed to conference performances in the sprints during their collegiate careers. St. Paul provided speed and versatility in the efforts of the St. Louis Rams 2001 Super Bowl Championship. Moore played four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens after being drafted by the team in the sixth round in 2004. As an athlete, Hardy was a top NAU sprinter from 1989-93 under Ron Mann. He was a three-time NCAA All-American and a seven-time conference champion. Hardy is also a member of two relay teams that still hold Big Sky conference records. In 1991 his teams set both indoor and outdoor records in the 4x400 with times of 3:06.06 and 3:04.77, respectively. Hardy was also an individual conference champion in the 400-meter dash as well as a two-time champion as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team. During the four years that Hardy competed at NAU, the team won seven out of eight possible team titles.

His teams have also excelled in the classroom with student- Hardy earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona athletes receiving over 60 All-Big Sky academic awards, and in advertising in 1993. His wife, Amy is a speech pathologist his program averaging a 3.0 grade-point-average (GPA). for Flagstaff Unified School District. They have a 17-year old daughter, Kennedy and a four-year old son, Traevin.

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Meet the Coaches

Brad Wick

Distance Coach Second Season

Brad Wick enters his second season as the Broncos’ cross- Caleb Cazier won the indoor 800m title, while Sawyer Bosch country and distance coach after serving as the assistant won the indoor 3000m championship. coach for the men’s cross country and distance track team at the University of Minnesota for three years. Wick’s distance group also played a crucial role in the success of both the men and women’s teams at the WAC indoor In his first season with Boise State, Wick helped coach sev- championship meet. The men’s distance group earned 52 eral Bronco student-athletes to Western Athletic Conference points, which helped the Bronco men win their fourth WAC championships. On the track, Wick’s runners captured four indoor team title. The women’s distance squad, meanwhile, individual conference titles; led by senior Kayleen McDowell scored 28 points to help the Broncos earn a third-place finish, who won both the women’s indoor and outdoor 800-meter falling just eight points shy of their first WAC championship. titles. During his first cross-country season at Boise State, Wick McDowell recorded the third best 800m time in school history coached the men’s team to a second-place finish at the con(2:09.01) en route to qualifying for the NCAA West Regional ference championship meet. The Broncos finished just nine meet. She was joined by fellow senior, Breanna Sande, who points out of first-place, while four runners finished with Allqualified for the regional championships in the 3000m steeple WAC honors. The Bronco women were led by Sande, who chase with the second best time in school history (10:46.9). capped her collegiate career with a runner-up finish at the WAC Championship meet. Sande also qualified her for the The Boise State men’s team also captured two conference West Regional meet. championships in distance events throughout the season.

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Boise State Cross Country Prior to arriving at Boise State, Wick helped coach several members of the Minnesota cross-country program to success at the national level. With the Gophers he assisted in coaching five cross country All-Americans and an eighth place team finish at the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Prior to his tenure at Minnesota, Wick worked as the head track and field coach for the Elk River Recreation Summer Track Program for six years in addition serving as a volunteer assistant for the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point from 2004-05. Outside of coaching, Wick served as the meet director for the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational, was camp director for the Minnesota Cross Country Camp, an instructor in the Kinesiology department at the University of Minnesota, race originator and director for the Bigtooth Sweet Tooth Cross Country Race in Elk Rive, Minn., and the summer program staff director for the Elk River Parks and Recreation Department. Wick completed a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Minnesota in 2007 after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and minors in Coaching and Health Education in 2004 at UW -Stevens Point. Wick is also USA Track and Field Level 2 coaching certified in Endurance. As an athlete at UW-Stevens Point, Wick earned All-WIAC honors in Cross Country and the Steeple and made the AllRegional team in Cross Country as well as being a captain on the 2003 NCAA National runner up team. Post collegiately Wick continued to race competing in US Championships at the 10 mile, 25k and marathon distances.

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Head cross country coach Brad Wick encourages freshman Jeff Howard (left) and junior Kevin Higgs during their season-opening race at the NNU Invitational.


Meet the Coaches

Kayleen McDOWELL

Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season

Kayleen McDowell enters her first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Boise State crosscountry team. She competed as a Boise State student-athlete from 2005-2009. Throughout her collegiate career as a Bronco, McDowell captured three Western Athletic Conference championships. She won the 800-meter indoor championship once (2009), and the 800m outdoor championship twice (2008, 2009).

McDowell was a member of the 2007 WAC outdoor 4x400m relay championship team. She also qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships in the 800m three consecutive years (20072009). McDowell is currently working on her bachelor’s degree at Boise State.

KEvin Peters

Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Kevin Peters joins the Boise State coaching staff as a volunteer assistant after competing in crosscountry and track and field at the University of Washington from 2003-2006. Peters enjoyed a great deal of success while competing for the Huskies, which included racing at the NCAA national cross-country championships twice. In his second trip to nationals, Peters helped UW earn a 12th-place finish in the team standings.

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Despite starting his collegiate career as a walk-on, Peters worked his way into the UW record books. He currently has the school’s seventh best outdoor 10,000m time ever at 29:22, as well as the ninth best indoor 5,000m time at 14:16. Peters graduated from UW with a BS in psychology and a BA in philosophy. He is currently working on his Masters in kinesiology with a behavioral emphasis. Peters still competes athletically with the Greater Boise Running Club.


2009 Boise State Broncos Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Teams


Meet the Broncos Cameron Lockard

Senior Kootenai, Idaho (Kootenai HS)

9:17.72 in the 3000m at the United Heritage Invitational…finished ninth at the WAC Championships in the 5000m with a 16:45.84… posted a season-best 4:40.03 in the mile at the Boise State Invitational…Outdoor – Competed in the 3000m and 5000m…recorded a season-best time in the 3000m at the Boise State-Idaho State Dual (10:32.74). High School - Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field…finished fourth in State in the 3200m…top times included: 3200m (10:20), 1600m (4:47), 800m (2:25), and 5000m (16:52).

2008-09: Cross Country – Recorded top-25 finishes at the Rog- Major – Athletic Training/Physical Education er Curren and Bob Firman Invitationals, as well as the Western Athletic Conference Championship meet…top finish came at the Roger Curren where he placed fifth (19:33.72)…placed 18th at WAC Championships (27:01.90)…Indoor – Ran the mile, 3000m and 5000m throughout the season…competed in the 3000m and 5000m at the WAC Championship meet…top 3000m time was 9:13.31…ran the mile in 4:39.30 and the 5000m in 16:16.97…Outdoor – Competed in three meets for Boise State…won the 10000m at the NNU Invite with a time of 34:57.00…finished third in the 5000m at the Bronco Twilight with a time of 16:43.53. 2007-08: Cross Country - Finished 20th at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn and Suites Classic…Indoor – Competed in five meets for the Broncos…best finish of the season came at the Bronco Invite when he finished fifth in the 5000m (16:09.00)…also ran the 3000m, 800m and mile…top 3000m time came at the Blue and Orange meet (9:17.25) which was good enough for 10th place…top mile time was 4:38.30 (10th place) at the Boise State Team Invite and best 800m time was 2:06.83 (12th place) at the United Heritage meet… Outdoor – Finished 13th at the WAC Championships in the 5000m (16:31.68)…ran the 3000m at two meets with his best time coming at the Trojan Invite (9:39.33), which was good enough for 16th place. 2006-07: Cross Country - Posted a top 10 finish at the seasonopening Nevada Chase Race (ninth)…also competed at the NNU Invitational, the Sundodger Invitational, the Willamette Invitational, and the WAC Championships…Indoor – Registered a season-best

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Cameron Lockard


Meet the Broncos Sawyer Bosch

KAMERON Ulmer

Senior San Bernardino, Calif. (Cason HS)

junior Portland, Ore. (Borah HS)

College – Competed in track and field one year at San Bernardino Valley College...won the Southern California Community College championship in the 10,000m…won the Foothills Conference championship in the 10,000m…won the 5,000m at the UCLA Invitational… ran the 10,000m in 31:20, the 5,000m in 14:55 and the 1,500m in 3:58…head coach was Wes Ashford.

2008-09: Cross Country – Finished first among college competitors at the Willamette Invite with a time of 24:51, placed second at the Santa Clara Bronco Invite with a personal best time of 24:39...was announced WAC Athlete of the Week on Oct. 20...earned All-WAC second-team honors at WAC Championships…Indoor – Earned his first WAC Championship by taking home the 3000m crown at the conference meet with a time of 8:30.55…also finished second in the 5000m (14:41.88) at the WAC Championships…ran the mile, 3000m, 5000m and 800m for Boise State…top mile time was 4:18.81, which was good enough for fifth-place…best 800m time was 1:59.45… Outdoor – Redshirted for the Broncos.

High School – Ran track and field and cross-country at Cason High School in San Bernardino, Calif…named MVP for track and field and cross-country two different times. Major – Kinesiology

Sawyer Bosch

2007-08: Cross Country - Earned First Team All-WAC honors… finished seventh at the WAC Championships with a time of 23:58.81… recorded top 20 finishes in six of seven races…finished in third place at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn and Suites Classic (18:49.9)… recorded a fifth place finish at the West Coast Preview (25:34.2)… also finished 13th at the Bob Firman Invite, 16th at the Santa Clara Invitational and 19th at the Charles Bowles Classic…Indoor – Finished third at the WAC Indoor Championships in the 3000m with a time of 8:33.51 and fourth in the 5000m with a time of 15:01.28…best finish of the season came at the Jackson’s Open where he finished second in the 3000m…top mile time came at the Boise State Team Invite when he can a 4:23.29, finishing sixth…ran his best 800m time also at the Boise State Team Invite with a time of 2:00.69, which was good enough for eighth-place. Outdoor – Competed in four events for Boise State during the season, the 800m 3000m steeple, 5000m and 1500m…finished fourth in both the 3000m steeple and 5000m at

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Meet the Broncos the WAC Outdoor Championships…best finish of the season came in the 3000m steeple at the Azusa Pacific meet, which he won with a time of 9:22.88…also placed first at the All Idaho Cup in the 3000m steeple with a time of 9:45.0h. High School - A two-sport letterman at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho, lettering four times in both cross country and track and field…won the 2005 Idaho cross country championship…state cross country runner-up in 2004…won the district cross country championship in 2004 and 2005…led Borah High School to four consecutive team track and field championships…member of the three-time Junior Olympic Team Champions, Team Idaho…posted a 4:25 in the 1,600m…recorded a 15:33 on the 5,000m cross country course… high school coach was Tim Severa. Major - Undeclared

SCOTT FOLEY

Junior CHEYENNE, WYo. (Central HS)

2008-09: Cross Country – Earned second-team All-WAC honors... finished 11th at the conference championships...secured a top10 finish (ninth) at the Bob Firman Invite...also competed at Roger Curren Invite, Willamette Invite, Santa Clara Bronco Invite and NCAA West Regional Championships…Indoor – Finished third in the 3000m at the WAC Championship meet with a time of 8:36.48…competed in four regular season meets for the Broncos in the mile, 3000m and 5000m…won the mile at the Boise State Team Invite with a time of 4:23.73…placed third in the United Heritage Invitational with a time of 15:46.95…Outdoor – Ran the 1500m, 5000m and 10000m for Boise State throughout the season…won the 5000m at the Bronco Twilight with a time of 15:36.03…finished second at the All-Idaho Cup in the 1500m with a time of 4:15.97…competed in the 10000m and 1500m at the WAC Championship meet. 2007-08: Cross Country - Finished 24th at the WAC Championships with a time of 25:04.42…recorded a ninth place finish at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn and Suites Invitational (19:22.8). Indoor – Competed in one meet for the Broncos, which was the Jackson’s Open where he finished seventh in the 3000m (9:06.76)… Outdoor – Competed in the 10000m and 5000m at the WAC Championships where he finished fourth (33:34.04) and ninth-place (15:59.28) respectively…top 5000m finish of the season came at the All Idaho Cup where he placed fourth (15:38.10)…ran his fastest 1500m of the season at the Bronco Twilight (4:03.59) where he finished ninth.

Scott Foley

High School - A three-sport letterman at Central High School in

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Meet the Broncos Cheyenne, Wyo., lettering four times in outdoor track, three times in indoor track and three times in cross country…twice selected to the all-state cross country team…earned all-state honors in outdoor track three times…once named all-state in indoor track…led Central High School to the Nike Team Nationals…recorded a 4:23 in the 1600m, a 9:38 in the 3200m and a 16:04 in the 5000m…high school coach was Rick Bishop.

KEVIN HIGGS

Junior Nampa, Idaho (Nampa HS)

Major - Undeclared 2008-09: Cross Country – Earned second-team All-WAC honors... finished 13th at the conference championships...recorded a fourth-place finish at the Bob Firman Invite... best time on an 8k course came at the Santa Clara Bronco Invite (25:52)...posted a 91st finish in a 174-man field at the NCAA West Regional Championships 10k (31:50.50)…Indoor – Redshirted for Boise State…Outdoor – Competed in two meets for the Broncos…won the 3000m steeple at the Bronco Twilight with a time of 10:01.00…placed seventh in the 1500m at the NNU Invite with a time of 4:11.96. 2007-08: Cross Country - Finished 15th at the WAC Championships with a time of 24:21.06…recorded three other top 15 finishes including a fifth place finish at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn and Suites Classic, an eighth place finish at the West Coast Preview and a 15th place finish at the Bob Firman Invitation…Indoor – Competed in six meets for the Broncos, running the 3000m, 800m and the mile…best finish of the season came at the Blue and Orange meet where he finished second in the mile with a time of 4:16.05…top 3000m time came at the Jackson’s Open (9:04.03) where he placed sixth…ran the 800m in 1:58.63 at the United Heritage...Outdoor – Ran in two meets for Boise State (Trojan Invite and All Idaho Cup)… finished ninth at the Trojan Invite in the 3000m (9:07.60)…placed 16th at the All Idaho Cup in the 1500m (4:28.28).

Kevin Higgs

High School - A five-sport letterman at Nampa High School, lettering four times in track and field, three times in cross country, two times in wrestling, once in soccer and once in golf…selected to the all-conference and all-district running team…posted a time of 16:09 on a 5000m cross country course…member of the National Honor Society…an Idaho Top Scholar recipient…high school coach was Juan Lopez. Major – Undeclared

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Meet the Broncos Cassidy Bigsby

Quinten Hennekam

Sophomore Pewaukee, Wisc. (Pewaukee HS)

Sophomore ZWijadrecht, Holland (Walburg College)

2008-09: Cross Country – Competed in five meets for Boise State, recording two top-25 finishes on the season…best finish came at the Roger Curren Invitational where he placed 11th (19:52.34)… also ran for Boise State at the NCAA West Regional Championship meet…Indoor – Redshirted for Boise State…Outdoor – Competed for Boise State in the 1500 in two meets…top finish came at the Bronco Twilight (9th) where he recorded a time of 4:28.48…placed 11th at the NNU Invitational.

2008-09: Cross Country – Ran in three meets for Boise State, including the NCAA West Regional Championships…top finish came at the Roger Curren Invitational where he finished 14th with a time of 20:08.78…Indoor – Redshirted for Boise State…Outdoor – Ran the 800m, 1500m mile and 5000m for the Broncos…top finish of the season came in the 5000m at the Bronco Twilight with a time of 15:52.72…placed 19th in the 1500m at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 3:59.15…finished fifth in the mile at the Robinson Invite with a time of 4:35.05.

High School – Two-time sectional cross country champion…finished eighth individually at the Wisconsin state cross country meet… won Most Dedicated Athlete in School award…ran 1600m in 4:32 and 3200m in 9:55. Major – Undecided

Cassidy Bigsby

High School – Two-time national champion in Holland in the under-18 1500m … also was national runner-up in the 3000m in 2007 … placed third in the 3000m in the under-20 national championship in 2008. Major – Undecided

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Quinten Hennekam


Meet the Broncos Brian Pierre

Sophomore Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie HS)

lettering in cross country, basketball, along with indoor and outdoor track and field…named high school’s outstanding athlete of the year…State champion in the mile (4:20) and two mile (9:36)…finished second at State in cross country with a personal-best 15:47 on the 5000m course…finished third at State in the mile and two mile his sophomore and junior seasons…high school coaches were Emily Willems and Greg Schabron. Major – Electrical Engineering

2008-09: Cross Country – Won the Bob Firman Invite and also finished first collegiate runner at the Roger Curren Invite...recorded a total of five top-10 finishes including a 10th-place finish at the Willamette Invite...ran his personal best time of 24:51 when finishing sixth at the Santa Clara Bronco Invite...earned a spot on the firstteam All-WAC with his fifth-place finish at the WAC Championships... also competed at the NCAA West Regional Championships…Indoor – Finished third in the 5000m at the WAC Championships with a time of 14:51.60…competed in the mile, 3000m, 800m and 5000m throughout the season…won the 3000m at the Bronco Invite with a time of 8:28.53…finished second in the mile at the Blue and Orange meet with a time of 4:14.65…also placed second in the 5000m at the United Heritage with a time of 15:11.62…Outdoor – Redshirted for the Broncos. 2007-08: Indoor – Finished second in both the 5000m (14:54.96) and the 3000m (8:33.39) at the WAC Championships…won the 3000m at the Blue and Orange meet with a time of 8:39.93…finished first in the 5000m at the Bronco Invite (15:13.00)…placed second in the Mile at the Boise State Team Invite with a time of 4:20.80…Outdoor – Competed in the 10000m (33:32.29) and the 5000m (15:36.38) at WAC Championships where he finished third in the 10000m and fifth in the 5000m…also compete in the 3000m and 1500m during the season…finished second in the 3000m (8:35.50) at the Trojan Invite…top 1500m time came at the Sun Angel meet (4:01.33), which was good enough for 16th place. High School - A four-sport letterman at Laramie High School,

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Brian Pierre


Meet the Broncos AUSTIN EDWARDS

Jeff Howard

FRESHMAN Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS)

Freshman Spokane, Wash. (North Central HS)

2008-09: Redshirt cross-country, indoor and outdoor seasons for the Broncos. High School – Earned seven letters in high school: four in cross country and three in track … competed under Coach Greg Harm at Eagle High School.

High School – Earned three varsity letters in cross-country, three in track and field and one in basketball at North Central High School in Spokane, Wash…member of three state championship teams… twice earned first team All-Conference honors…personal records include: 9:20 two mile, 15:04 three mile, 15:27 5k and 20:04 four mile… high school coaches were Jon Knight and Len Long.

Major – Undecided

Major – Undecided

Jeff Howard

Austin Edwards

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Meet the Broncos Kevin Rosaaen

ZaCK Wiles

Freshman Fircrest, Wash. (Wilson HS)

Freshman Defiance, Ohio (Defiance HS)

High School – Competed in track and field and cross-country, earning eight varsity letters, at Wilson High School in Fircrest, Wash… placed fifth at the state cross-country championships as a senior… earned a third-place finish in the 3,200m as a senior also…as a junior, finished third at state cross-country…top 5k time is 15:18…top 3,200m time is 9:05 and top 1,600m time is 4:19…president of high school knowledge bowl…high school coach was Sam Ring.

High School – Earned four varsity letters in both cross-country and track and field at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio…was a member of both an indoor and outdoor state championship 3,200m relay team…earned all-state honors four times, all-region and alldistrict honors five times and all-conference honors seven times… personal bests include, 15:40 in the 5,000m, 9:21 in the 3,200m and 4:21 in the 1,600m…named academic all-state twice…high school coach was Obie Mouser.

Major – Undecided

Major – Undecided

Kevin Rosaaen

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Zach Wiles


Meet the Broncos Heidi Suder

Senior Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie HS)

earned western regional honors in hockey…graduated with a 3.9 grade-point average…father Steven was the head wrestling coach at Wyoming from 1989-2008. Major – Social Studies/Secondary Education

Heidi Suder

2008-09: Indoor – Ran the mile and 3000m for the Broncos…ran the 3000m at the WAC Championship meet…top finish came in the 3000m at the United Heritage where she finished third with a time of 11:08.82…Outdoor – Competed in just one meet, the All-Idaho Cup, where she ran the 1500m in 5:24.39. 2007-08: Cross Country - Redshirted during the 2007 cross country season…Outdoor – Competed in two events for Boise State in the 3000m…best 3000m time and finish came at the Trojan Invite where she finished fifth with a time of 11:06.19. 2006-07: Cross Country – Finished 16th at the NNU Invitational…also competed at the Nevada Chase Race, the Sundodger Invitational, the Willamette Invitational, the Pre-National Invitational, and the WAC Championships. 2005-06: Cross Country - Finished in the top 30 on two occasions…finished 20th at the NNU Invitational and 27th at the Utah State Invitational…season-best 5000m time came at the WAC Championships (19:38.09)…finished 32nd at the event…Indoor – Redshirted the Broncos’ indoor season…Outdoor – Redshirted the Broncos’ outdoor season. High School: Earned cross country all-state and all-region honors in both junior and senior seasons…conference cross country champion and finished second in State in 2004…earned State indoor championship titles in the 1600m and 3200m…named Senior Female Athlete of the Year…also earned letters in soccer and basketball and

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Alex Bell

Katharine Gallagher


Meet the Broncos Alexandria bell

Katharine Gallagher

Junior Salinas, Calif. (Salinas HS)

Junior Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS)

2008-09: Cross Country – Top finish of the season came at the Roger Curren Invitational where she finished 26th with a time of 15:57.06…also ran at the West Coast Preview for Boise State…Indoor – Redshirted for Boise State…Outdoor – Competed in the 800m and 1500m for the Broncos throughout the season…Finished 10th in the 800m at the WAC Championships…won the 1500m at the NNU Invite with a time of 5:11.12…top 800m finish came at the Bronco Twilight (second) where she posted a time of 2:21.75.

2008-09: Cross Country – Placed in the top-20 in both meets that she competed…finished 20th at the Roger Curren Invite with a time of 15:57.06…placed 20th at the West Coast Preview with a time of 24:09.46…Indoor – Redshirted for Boise State…Outdoor – Ran the 800m at three meets, including the WAC Championships where she finished ninth (2:22.96)…top finish came at the Bronco Twilight meet where she placed third with a time of 2:23.01.

2007-08: Cross Country – Earned an eighth place finish at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn and Suites Classic…finished 18th at the West Coast Preview with a time of 23:09.00…Indoor – Competed in the 1000m, 800m and Mile for Boise State…top 800m finish of the season came at the Boise State Team Invite (7th) with a time of 2:22.87…best 800m time was 2:22.47 (Bronco Invite)…ran Mile in 5:23.61 and the 1000m in 3:16.33…Outdoor – Finished eighth at WAC Championships in 800m (2:23.65)…ran the 1500m at three meets with her best time coming at the NNU Invite (5:08.50), which was good enough for sixth-place…ran the 400m at the Bronco Twilight (1:02.67).

2007-08: Cross Country – Redshirted for the Broncos…Indoor – Competed in the 800m at the WAC Championships where she finished fourth with a time of 2:16.91…ran the mile at two meets with her best time coming at the Boise State Team Invite (5:16.81), which was good enough for a second-place finish.

High School - A two-sport letterman at Salinas High School lettering four times in cross country and four times in track and field… earned all-league honors in cross country four times…earned AllTri-County League honors in track and field once…four-time track and field team MVP…captain of the cross country and track and field teams…qualified for the California state cross country meet as a sophomore…recorded a 5:08 in the mile…received the 2007 U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athletic Award…high school coach was Roger Chagnon. Major – Undecided

High School - A two-sport letterman at Eagle High School in Meridian, Idaho, lettering four years in cross country and three years in track and field...four-year qualifier for the Idaho state cross country meet...three-year qualifier for the state track and field meet...named Eagle High School’s Most Dedicated Runner and Most Valuable Runner...earned the Gold Congressional Award as a junior...placed in the top 10 at state in the 800m three times...2006 Mayor’s Award recipient...high school coach was Greg Harm. Major - Undeclared

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Meet the Broncos Carly Gerard

Junior Boise, Idaho (capital HS)

Carly Gerard

2008-09: Cross Country – Recorded three top 20 finishes, including a 5th place finish at the Roger Curren Invite, a 15th-place finish at Bob Firman Invite where she came in as the first scoring Bronco and an 18th-place finish at the Willamette Invite (18:35)... finished 28th at the WAC Championships…Indoor/Outdoor – Redshirted for Boise State. 2007-08: Cross Country - Finished 21st at the WAC Championships with a 17:50.94…best finish can at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn and Suites Classic when she posted a sixth place finish…Indoor – Finished ninth in the 5000m (18:17.18) and eighth in the 3000m (10:29.72) at WAC Championships…ran the mile at three meets with her best time coming at the Boise State Team Invite (5:17.64) which was good enough for third-place…ran the 800m in 2:27.40 at the Bronco Invite (15th-place)…Outdoor – Competed in the 10000m and 5000m at WAC Championships finishing 11th and 13th, respectively…ran her fastest 800m at the Trojan Invite (2:24.20) where she finished 23rd…ran the 1500m in 4:50.71 at the Bronco Twilight (13th)…ran her fastest 5000m at the All Idaho Cup (18:24.40). High School - A two-sport letterman at Capital High School lettering three times in cross country and three times in track and field… set the Capital High School record in the 1600m and 3200m…team captain of both the cross country and track and field teams…cross country state medalist as a sophomore and junior…posted a 5:19 in the 1600m, a 11:37 in the 3200m and a 19:19 in the 5000m…member of the National Honor Society…National Merit Scholar…high school cross country coach was Rob Parsons. Major - Mechanical Engineering

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Ariel Hopewell


Meet the Broncos Ariel Hopewell

Layna Oyervides

Junior Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS)

junior Weiser, Idaho (weiser HS)

2008-09: Cross Country – Ran in the Roger Curren Invitational and the West Coast Preview for the Broncos…top finish came at the Roger Curren (32nd)…Indoor – Redshirted for Boise State…Outdoor – Competed in two meets for the Broncos…finished ninth in the 800m at the NNU Invite (2:36.73)…recorded a time of 5:40.80 in the 1500m at the All-Idaho Cup.

2008-09: Redshirted cross-country, indoor and outdoor seasons for Boise State.

2007-08: Cross Country – Raced in multiple meets for Boise State, earning a 32nd-place finish at the 4k Roger Curran Invite (17:23.56) and a 69th-place finish at the 6000m Portland WCC Preview with a time of 26:01.62. Outdoor – Competed in the 3000m, 1500m and 800m for the Broncos…Top finish of the season came at NNU Open in the 3000m (14th) with a time of 11:50.14…finished 15th at the WAC Championships in 1500m with a time of 5:32.38.

High School - Earned six varsity letters at Weiser High School, with three coming in track and field and three in cross country…qualified for the Idaho State Cross Country Championships three years...a member of the state runner-up cross country team three times…also qualified for the Idaho State Track and Field Championships three times…placed in the top-10 in the 800m three consecutive times… graduated from high school with a 3.9 GPA…National Honor Society Member…National Hispanic Scholar…high school coaches were Matt Cobb, Megan Overgaard and Casey Clark.

High School – Lettered four years in both cross country and track and field under Head Coach Greg Harm. Major – Communication

College: Attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for two years, enrolled in the honors college, but did not compete in track and field.

Major - English/Art

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Meet the Broncos Breanne Whitlock

Kacie Bitzenburg

Junior Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS)

Sophomore Twin Falls, Idaho (Filer HS)

2008-09: Cross Country – Recorded her top finish of the season at the Roger Curren Invitational (34th)…also ran at the West Coast Preview for Boise State…Indoor – Ran the mile and 800m for Boise State throughout the season…competed in the mile at the WAC Championship meet…top mile time came at the Boise State Team Invite (5:41.19)…ran the 800m in 2:33.72 at the United Heritage… Outdoor – Ran the 1500m at the conference championships in 5:24.95…top 1500m finish came at the NNU Invite (second) where she recorded a time of 5:12.29…also ran the 800m in 2:37.69 and the 3000m steeple in 12:44.3.

2008-09: Cross Country – Competed for Boise State in two meets…top finish came at the Roger Curren Invitational where she finished 27th with a time of 16:53.02…Indoor – Redshirted for the Broncos…Outdoor – Ran the 800m in two meets for Boise State… top finish came at the Bronco Twilight (eighth) where she recorded a time of 2:40.36.

2007-08: Cross Country - Redshirted during the 2007 cross country season…Indoor – Ran the 3000m, 800m and Mile for Boise State…Top 3000m time of the season was 11:39.23 at the United Heritage meet (13th)…top 800m time came at the Bronco Invite (2:35.32)…ran the Mile in 6:08.10 at the Bronco Invite…Outdoor – ran the 800m and 1500m…top 800m finish came at the NNU Open (seventh)…fastest 800m time came at the Trojan Invite (2:38.18)… fastest 1500m of the season came at the All Idaho Cup (5:19.16).

High School – Was a two-year letter-winner in cross country and track at Filer High School under Coach Ken Young… chosen as MVP of the Cross Country team for both years. Major – Undecided

High School – Four year letterwinner in cross country under coach Michael Christiansen and four in track under coach Terry Rife… received the coaches award her sophomore and senior years as well as serving as team captain her senior year in track. Major – Undeclared

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Meet the Broncos Melody Braden

Kacie Bitzenburg

sophomore Bonners ferry, Idaho (bonners ferry hs)

2008-09: Cross Country – Recorded top-25 finishes in both meets that she competed in for the Broncos…top finish came at the Roger Curren Invite where she placed 15th (15:45.90)…placed 24th at the Bob Firman Invitational with a time of 19:35…Indoor – Ran the 3000m and mile for Boise State…top finish of the season came in the 3000m at the United Heritage Invite where she placed second with a time of 11:06.29…top mile time of the year came at the Boise State Team Invite (5:26.70)…Outdoor – Competed in the 3000m steeple and the 1500m for the Broncos…finished third in the 1500m at the NNU Invite with a time of 19:31.00…top 3000m steeple time came at the All-Idaho Cup (12:21.1). High School – Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country under coach Paul Bonnell … finished in the top-15 of the cross country state of Idaho meet in all four years, including a third-place finish her senior year … finished second in state in the mile and the 3200m her senior season. Major – Undecided

Melody Braden

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Meet the Broncos Karleigh Gempler

Sophomore Boise, Idaho (Borah HS)

Karleigh Gempler

2008-09: Cross Country – Recorded a season-best time on a 5k course at the Santa Clara Bronco Invite (18:11) where she finished 30th... finished 31st at WAC Championships…Indoor – Competed in the 800m, 3000m, 5000m and mile throughout the season…top finish came in the 5000m at the United Heritage meet where she finished second with a time of 18:17.82…placed third in the 3000m at the Blue and Orange with a time of 10:33.08…Outdoor – Competed in just one meet for the Broncos, the All-Idaho Cup, where she recorded a time of 5:12.56 in the 1500m. 2007-08: Cross Country - Posted a 16th place finish at the Northwest Nazarene Hampton Inn and Suites Classic…finished 35th at the WAC Championships…Indoor – Competed in the in the 5000m at the WAC Championships where she posted a time of 18:52.49 (14th-place)…ran the mile in 5:15.86 at the Bronco Invite which was good enough for fourth-place…ran the 3000m in 10:44.40 at the Jackson’s Open (eighth)…ran the 800m at the Blue and Orange meet in 2:37.75…Outdoor – Ran the 1500m in four meets, including the WAC Championships where she finished 10th with a time of 4:52.37…best 1500m time of the season came at the Bronco Twilight (4:43.48) where she finished seventh…ran the 5000m at the Azusa Pacific meet (18.27.77), which was good enough for 10th-place. High School - A two-sport letterman at Borah High School lettering four times in both cross country and track and field…named team MVP and Athlete of the Year…won Idaho state cross country meet as a freshman and senior…registered a 5:01 in the 1600m, a 10:48 in the 3200m and a 17:50 in the 5000m…high school coach was Tim Severa. Major - Nursing

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Shea Hanson


Meet the Broncos SHea Hanson

Kendra MacLean

Sophomore Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS)

Sophomore Ludingten, Mich. (Ludingten HS)

2008-09: Cross Country – Earned her top finish of the season at the Roger Curren Invitational with a 13th-place finish (15:40.31)… also competed in the Santa Clara Invite for Boise State…Indoor – Ran the mile and 3000m for the Broncos…finished ninth in the mile at the WAC Championship meet with a time of 5:17.21…top time in the mile came at the Boise State Team Invite (5:14.27)…Outdoor – Competed in five meets for Boise State…finished seventh in the 3000m steeple at the WAC Championships (11:54.52)…top 3000m steeple finish came at the All-Idaho Cup where she placed third with a time of 11:53.6…top time in the 1500m came at the Mt. SAC Relays (4:54.09).

2008-09: Redshirted cross-country, indoor and outdoor seasons for Boise State.

High School – Two-sport athlete, earning four letters in soccer and one letter in track … served as the captain of her high school soccer team for two years … also given honorable mention on the All-Conference team for soccer her senior year. Major – Undecided

College – Competed for the Boise State University swimming and diving team as a freshman…swam the 100m backstroke, 200m freestyle, 200m backstroke and 400m medley…broke the school record in the 200m backstroke at the WAC Championships with a time of 2:16.38. High School – Named to the all-conference swim team in each of her four varsity seasons for head coach Arthur Hooker Wellmen... won three conference championships in the 100-yard backstroke... also won a conference championship in the 100-yard freestyle...twice named academic all-state...named team captain and most valuable player in 2005...four-year State qualifier...school’s varsity record holder in the 200-yard medley relay, the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard freestyle...earned the coaches’ award in both 2003 and 2005...also earned two letters in soccer. Major – Kinesiology

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Meet the Broncos Paige Orcutt

kristi Pace

Sophomore Denver, colo. (dakota Ridge hs)

Sophomore west linn, Ore. (west linn hs)

2008-09: Cross Country – Competed for Boise State at the Roger Curren Invitational and the West Coast Preview…finished 39th at the Roger Curren…Indoor – Redshirted for Boise State…Outdoor – Ran the 800m at the All-Idaho Cup, which she finished in 2:51.61.

2008-09: Cross Country – Redshirted for the Broncos…Indoor – Record a time of 2:36.71 in the 800m at her only meet of the season, the Blue and Orange…Outdoor – Competed in one meet for the Broncos, the All-Idaho Cup, where she ran the 800m in 2:39.13.

High School – Earned four letters in track as well as four letters in cross country under coach Mike Callor… named to the all-conference first team in cross country her freshman year … was an all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore in the 4x800 … served as team captain of the track team in 2006-08 … named to the second-team all-conference track her junior season and first-team as a senior … earned all-state honors in academics in 2006-08 … earned leadership award as a sophomore, junior and senior.

High School – Earned three letters in track and two in cross country … cross country team placed seventh at 6A state championships in 2007 … clocked a time of 5:10 in the 1500m and a 2:29 in the 800m. Major – Undecided

Major – Undecided

Kristi Pace

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Meet the Broncos Jessica Atkinson

Piper Delaney

Freshman Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS)

Freshman Medford, Ore. (South Medford HS)

College – Attended the University of Idaho for three years where she was a member of the U of I gymnastics club team, the women’s lacrosse team as well as the spirit squad…was a member of the U of I Dance Company from 2006-09…currently is a certified USA gymnastics instructor, as well as a National Association for Sports Medicine certified personal trainer.

High School – Earned varsity letters in cross-country (three), track and field (four) and basketball (one) at South Medford High School in Medford, Ore…placed third in the 3,000m and 1,500m at the 6A Oregon State championships…named the most outstanding runner of her high school cross-country team three times, and track and field four times…personal bests include: 3,000m (10:07), 1,500m (4:42) and 5k (18:51)…member of the torch honor society…high school coach was Bill Rowan.

High School – Was a member of the dance team all four years at Meridian High School…competed as a soloist as a senior…member of two state dance team championships…member of high school dance team that won national titles in 2003 and 2005…member of high school honor roll and a volunteer with the Idaho Humane Society.

Major – Undecided

Major – Exercise Science

Piper Delaney

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Meet the Broncos Chelsea Herren

Jenny Geyer

Freshman Deer Park, Wash. (Deer Park HS)

Freshman Hailey, Idaho (Wood River HS)

High School – Was a member of the high school softball team at Deer Park High School in Deer Park, Wash.

High School – Earned varsity letters in cross-country and track and field at Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho…qualified for the 2007 state cross-country championships…member of the 4.0 GPA honor roll and also a member of the national honor society… high school coaches were James Foster and Joel Zellers.

Major – Pre-Med

Major – Biology

Chelsea Herren

Jenny Geyer

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Meet the Broncos Shannon Porter

Lacie Wheeler-Anderson

High School – Won the 3,200m Washington State championship three different times while competing at Hockinson High School in Hockinson, Wash…is currently the state record holder in the 3,200m with a time of 10:44…competed in the Oregon/Washington Borderclash four times…named team captain two consecutive years…top 1,600m time is 4:54…high school coach was Thomas Royce.

High School – Earned one varsity cross-country letter and four letters in softball at Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho…member of state qualifying cross-country team…also played on two softball teams that earned a district championship and reached the state tournament…member of the national honor society…served as senior class vice president…high school coaches were James Foster and Joel Zellers.

Freshman Hockinson, Wash. (Hockinson HS)

Major – Undecided

Freshman Hailey, Idaho (Wood River HS)

Major – K-12 Physical Education

Lacie Wheeler-Anderson

Shannon Porter

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Meet the Broncos

2009 Boise State Men’s Cross Country Team

2009 Boise State Women’s Cross Country Team

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Boise State Broncos Cross Country Record Books


Boise State Cross Country History & Records 2008 Athlete-by-athlete Men’s results Brian Pierre - NNU Invite – 2nd (19:07.02) - Bob Firman – 1st (26:02) – 8K - Charles Bowles – 10th (24:58.77) - Santa Clara Invite – 6th (24:51) - WAC Championships – 5th (26:01.50) – 8K - NCAA West Regionals – 82nd (31:35.95) – 10K Sawyer Bosch - NNU Invite – 3rd (19:09.21) - Charles Bowles – 3rd (24:41.42) – 8K - Santa Clara Invite – 2nd (24:39) – 8K - WAC Championships – 9th (26:24.30) Cameron Lockard - NNU Invite – 5th (19:33.72) – 6K - Bob Firman – 11th (26:39) - Santa Clara Invite – 53rd (25:55) - WAC Championships – 18th (27:01.90) - NCAA West Regionals – 111th (32:19.34) Quinten Hennekam - NNU Invite – 14th (20:08.78) – 6K - Santa Clara Invite – 122nd (27:48) - NCAA West Regionals – 165th (34:42.67) Cassidy Bigsby - NNU Invite – 11th (19:52.34) – 6K - Bob Firman – 21st (27.23) - Charles Bowles – 47th (26:10.15) - Santa Clara Invite – 76th (26:15) - NCAA West Regionals – 166th (34:51.28)

Scott Foley - NNU Invite – 16th (20:14.56) - Bob Firman – 9th (26:35) - Charles Bowles – 46th (26:08.43) - Santa Clara Invite – 36th (25:35) - WAC Championships – 11th (26:26.90) - NCAA West Regionals – 154th (33:40.60) Kevin Higgs - NNU Invite – 17th (20:15.37) - Bob Firman – 4th (26:22) - Charles Bowles – 34th (25:54.96) - Santa Clara Invite – 46th (25:52) - WAC Championships – 13th (26:30.40) - NCAA West Regionals – 91st (31:50.50) Matthew Moyer - NNU Invite – 34th (21:14.94) - West Coast Preview – 75th (28:24.51) – 8K Dusty Klein - NNU Invite – 38th (21:26.75) - West Coast Preview – 91st (29:08.60) Nick Tatro - NNU Invite – 39th (21:27.81) - West Coast Preview – 96th (29:18.04) Geoff Moore - NNU Invite – 44th (21:50.40) - West Coast Preview – 101st (29:33.56) Josh Fortin - NNU Invite – 52nd (22:35.40) - West Coast Preview – 111th (30:12.20)

Austin Edwards - NNU Invite – 35th (21:15.24) – 6K

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Boise State Cross Country History & Records 2008 Athlete-by-athlete woMen’s results Carly Gerard - NNU Invite – 4 (15:13.34) - Bob Firman – 15 (19:14) – 5K - Charles Bowles – 18 (18:35.92) - Santa Clara Invite – 48 (18:32) - WAC Championships – 28 (19:33.90) – 5K

Paige Orcutt - NNU Invite – 39 (17:52.56) - West Coast Preview – 84 (27:12.25) Kendra Hernandez - NNU Invite – 6th (15:15.62) - Bob Firman – 21st (19:30.37) - Charles Bowles – 26th (18:45.86) - Santa Clara Invite – 46th (18:32) - WAC Championships – 23rd (19:19.80)

Karleigh Gempler - NNU Invite – 8 (15:26.46 - Bob Firman – 22 (19:31) - Charles Bowles – 13 (18:30.53) – 5K - Santa Clara Invite – 30 (18:11) – 5K - WAC Championships – 30 (19:37.70)

Laura Arnstam - NNU Invite – 17th (15:47.56) - West Coast Preview – 18th (23:59.03) - Bob Firman – 45th (20:33.14)

Shea Hanson - NNU Invite – 13 (15:40.31) - Santa Clara Invite – 113 (20:03)

Kayleen McDowell - NNU Invite – 4th (15:10.50) - Charles Bowles – 23rd (18:44.79) - Santa Clara Invite – 23rd (18:02)

Melody Braden - NNU Invite – 15 (15:45.90) - Bob Firman – 24 (19:35) Katherine Gallagher - NNU Invite – 18 (15:57.06) - West Coast Preview – 20 (24:09.46) – 6K

Breanna Sande - NNU Invite – 3rd (15:02.41) - Bob Firman – 7th (18:50.76) - Charles Bowles – 8th (18:15.26) - Santa Clara Invite – 19th (17:57) - WAC Championships – 2nd (18:25.80)

Alexandria Bell - NNU Invite – 26 (16:45.52) - West Coast Preview – 55 (25:23.47)

Pam Ward - NNU Invite – 15th (15:45.90) - Bob Firman – 23rd (19:32.14) - Charles Bowles – 21st (18:43.96) - Santa Clara Invite – 59th (18:44) - WAC Championships – 34th (19:50.40)

Kacie Bitzenburg - NNU Invite – 27 (16:53.02) - West Coast Preview – 78 (26.45.84) Carli Blankanship - NNU Invite – 28 (16:59.78) Ariel Hopewell - NNU Invite – 32 (17:23.56) - West Coast Preview – 69 (26:01.62)

Breanne Whitlock - NNU Invite – 34 (17:27.06) - West Coast Preview – 62 (25:39.23)

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Boise State Cross Country History & Records Men’s Cross-Country 2008 Meet-by-Meet Results

Santa Clara Invite – 8K - Sawyer Bosch (2nd) – 24:39 - Brian Pierre (6th) – 24:51 - Scott Foley (36th) – 25:35 - Kevin Higgs (46th) – 25:52 - Cameron Lockard (53rd) – 25:55 - Cassidy Bigsby (76th) – 26:15 - Quinten Hennekam (122nd) – 27:48

Roger Curren (NNU Invite) – 6K - Brian Pierre (2nd) – 19:07.02 - Sawyer Bosch (3rd) – 19:09.21 - Cameron Lockard (5th) – 19:33.72 - Cassidy Bigsby (11th) – 19:52.34 - Quinten Hennekam (14th) – 20:08.78 - Scott Foley (16th) – 20:14.56 - Kevin Higgs (17th) – 20:15.37 - Matthew Moyer (34th) – 21:14.94 - Austin Edwards (35th) – 21:15.24 - Dusty Klein (38th) – 21:26.75 - Nick Tatro (39th) – 21:27.81 - Geoff Moore (44th) – 21:50.40 - Josh Fortin (52nd) – 22:35.40

WAC Championships – 8K - Brian Pierre (5th) – 26:01.50 - Sawyer Bosch (9th) – 26:24.30 - Scott Foley (11th) – 26:26.90 - Kevin Higgs (13th) – 26:30.40 - Cameron Lockard (18th) – 27:01.90 NCAA West Regionals – 10K - Brian Pierre (82nd) – 31:35.95 - Kevin Higgs (91st) – 31:50.50 - Cameron Lockard (111th) – 32.19.34 - Scott Foley (154th) – 33:40.60 - Quinten Hennekam (165th) – 34:42.67 - Cassidy Bigsby (166th) – 34:51.28

West Coast Preview (Portland Invite) – 8K - Matthew Moyer (75th) – 28:24.51 - Dusty Klein (91st) – 29:08.60 - Nick Tatro (96th) – 29:18.04 - Geoff Moore (101st) – 29:33.56 - Josh Fortin (111th) – 30:12.20 Bob Firman – 8K - Brian Pierre (1st) – 26:02 - Kevin Higgs (4th) – 26:22 - Scott Foley (9th) – 26:35 - Cameron Lockard (21st) – 27.23 Charles Bowles (Willamette Invite) – 8K - Sawyer Bosch (3rd) – 24:41.42 - Brian Pierre (10th) – 24:58.77 - Kevin Higgs (34th) – 25:54.96 - Cassidy Bigsby (47th) – 26:08.43

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The Bronco men earned a first place finish at the 2008 Bob Firman Invitational.


Boise State Cross Country History & Records Women’s Cross-Country 2008 Meet-by-Meet Results

Charles Bowles (Willamette Invite) – 5K - Breanne Sande (8th) – 18:15.26 - Karleigh Gempler (13th) – 18:30.53 - Carly Gerard (18th) – 18:35.92 - Pam Ward (21st) – 18:43.96 - Kayleen McDowell (23rd) – 18:44.79 - Kendra Hernandez (26th) – 18:45.86

Roger Curren (NNU Invite) – 4K - Kayleen McDowell (3rd) – 15:10.50 - Carly Gerard (4th) – 15:13.34 - Kendra Hernandez (5th) – 15:15.62 - Karleigh Gempler (8th) – 15:26.46 - Shea Hanson (13th) – 15:40.31 - Pam Ward (14th) – 15:45.52 - Melody Braden (15th) – 15:45.90 - Laura Arnstam (16th) – 15:47.56 - Katherine Gallagher (18th) – 15:57.06 - Alexandria Bell (26th) – 16:45.52 - Kacie Bitzenburg (27th) – 16:53.02 - Carli Blankanship (28th) – 16:59.78 - Ariel Hopewell (32nd) – 17:23.56 - Breanne Whitlock (34th) – 17:27.06 - Paige Orcutt (39th) – 17:52.56

Santa Clara Invite – 5K - Breanne Sande (19th) – 17:57 - Kayleen McDowell (23rd) – 18:02 - Karleigh Gempler (30th) – 18:11 - Kendra Hernandez (46th) – 18:32 - Carly Gerard (48th) – 18:32 - Pam Ward (59th) – 18:44 - Shea Hanson (113th) – 20:03 WAC Championships – 5K - Breanne Sande (2nd) – 18:25.80 - Kendra Hernandez (23rd) – 19:19.80 - Carly Gerard (28th) – 19:33.90 - Karleigh Gempler (30th) – 19:37.70 - Pam Ward (34th) – 19:50.40

West Coast Preview (Portland Invite) – 6K - Laura Arnstam (18th) – 23:59.03 - Katherine Gallagher (20th) – 24:09.46 - Alexandria Bell (55th) – 25:23.47 - Breanne Whitlock (62nd) – 25:39.23 - Ariel Hopewell (69th) – 26:01.62 - Kacie Bitzenburg (78th) – 26:25.84 - Paige Orcutt (84th) – 27:12.25

NCAA West Regionals – 6K - Breanne Sande (94th) – 22.03.75

Bob Firman – 5K - Breanne Sande (7th) – 18:50.76 - Unattached - Carly Gerard (15th) – 19:14 - Kendra Hernandez (21st) – 19:30 - Karleigh Gempler (22nd) – 19:31 - Pam Ward (23rd) – 19:32 - Melody Braden (24th) – 19:35 - Laura Arnstam (45th) – 20:33.14

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The Bronco women captured the 2008 Roger Curren NNU Invite team title.


Boise State Cross Country History & Records

2008 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Boise State Finisher Location/Team Result Distance Sept. 6 NNU Invitational/Roger Curran Nampa, Idaho Men: Brian Pierre – 19:07.02 (2nd) 1st - 25 pts. 6,000 Meters Women: Kayleen McDowell - 15:10.50 (3rd) 1st - 33 pts. 4,000 Meters

Men: Cody Eaton - 25:00.95 (24th) Women: Breanna Sande - 17:40.70 (7th)

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Portland, Ore. N/A 8,000 Meters 7th - 173 pts. 6,000 Meters

Oct. 27 WAC Championships Men: Cody Eaton - 23:53.63 (6th) Women: Breanna Sasnde - 17:01.32 (1st)

Sept. 20 Bob Firman Invitational Men: Brian Pierre – 26:02.67 (1st) Women: Carly Gerard - 19:14.00 (15th)

Eagle, Idaho 1st - 35 pts. 3rd - 74 pts.

Nov. 10 NCAA West Region Championships Men: Cody Eaton - 31:46.25 (61st) Women: Breanna Sande - 21:57.35 (76th)

Oct. 4 Charles Bowles Invitational Men: Sawyer Bosch – 24:41.52 (3rd) Women: Breanna Sande - 18:15.26 (8th)

Salem, Ore. 3rd - 80 pts. 8,000 Meters 3rd - 62 pts. 5,000 Meters

Nov. 1 WAC Championships Men: Brian Pierre – 26:01.50 (5th) Women: Breanna Sande - 18:25.80 (2nd)

Las Cruces, N.M. 2nd - 56 pts. 8,000 Meters 5th - 115 pts. 5,000 Meters

Nov. 15 NCAA West Regional Championships Men: Brian Pierre – 31:35.95 (82nd) Women: Breanna Sande - 22:03.75 (94th)

Stanford, Calif. 21st - N/A 10,000 Meters No Team Score 6,000 Meters

2007 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Boise State Finisher Sept. 8 NNU Invitational Men: Cody Eaton - 18:41.3 (1st) Women: Breanna Sande - 14:13.60 (1st)

Location/Team Result Distance Nampa, Idaho 1st - 29 pts. 6,000 Meters 1st -24 pts. 4,000 Meters

Sept. 14 West Coast Preview Men: Sawyer Bosch - 25:34.2 (5th) Women: Breanna Sande - 21:49.00 (5th)

Portland, Ore. 2nd - 69 pts. 2nd - 51 pts.

Sept. 22 Bob Firman Invitational Men: Cody Eaton - 25:34.16 (4th) Women: Breanna Sande - 18:16.60 (2nd)

Eagle, Idaho 2nd - 96 pts. 1st - 50 pt.s

September 29 Willamette Invitational

Salem, Ore.

8,000 Meters 6,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Logan, Utah 3rd - 83 pts. 4th - 95 pts.

Eugene, Ore. 17th -508 pts. 10,000 Meters No Team Scores 6,000 Meters

2006 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Boise State Finisher Sept. 2 Nevada Chase Race Men: Cody Eaton - 22:35 (2nd) Women: Kendra Hernandez - 15:31 (3rd)

Oct. 18 Santa Clara Invitatioanl Santa Clara, Calif. Men: Sawyer Bosch – 24:39 (2nd) 3rd - 16 pts. 8,000 Meters Women: Kendra Hernandez - 18:32.00 (46th) 7th - 155 pts. 5,000 Meters

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Oct. 13 Santa Clara Bronco Invitational Sunnyvale, Calif. Men: Cody Eaton - 24:51 (3rd) 8th - 182 pts. Women: Hillary McClendon - 17:49.00 (15th) 9th - 206 pt.s

Sept. 12 Portland WCC Preview Men: Matthew Moyer – 28:24.51 (75th) Women: Laura Arnstam - 24:04.33 (19th)

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

7th - 176 pts. 2nd -53 pts.

Location/Team Result Distance Reno, Nev. Sac St. 26, BSU 30 4 Miles Utah 21, BSU 36 4,000 Meters Nevada 23, BSU 34 BSU 24, Sac St. 32

Sept. 9 Fall Harrier Classic Men: Ty Axtman - 18:36.71 (1st) Women: Breanna Sande - 14:40.80 (1st)

Nampa, Idaho 1st -26 pts. 2nd - 35 pts.

Sept. 16 Sundodger Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 23:59 (2nd) Women: Breanna Sande - 21:46.00 (36th)

Seattle, Wash. 7th - 164 pts. 8,000 Meters 11th - 285 pts. 6,000 Meters

Sept. 30 Charles Bowles Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 23:52.45 (1st) Women: Breanna Sande - 18:00.15 (14th)

Salem, Ore. 6th -144 pts. 2nd - 120 pts.

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Oct. 14 Pre-National Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 22:38.5 (5th) Women: Breanna Sande - 22:02.90 (21st)

Terre Haute, Ind. 35th - 881 pts. 9th - 188 pts.

8,000 Meters 6,000 Meters

Oct. 28 WAC Championships Men: Forest Braden - 24:15 (1st) Women: Breanna Sande - 18:10.20 (8th)

Fresno, Calif. 2nd - 37 pts. 6th - 117 pts.

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Nov. 11 NCAA West Region Championships Men: Forest Braden - 30:24.43 (6th) Women: Breanna Sande - 22:33.94 (44th)

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6,000 Meters 4,000 Meters

Portland, Ore. 14th - 389 pts. 10,000 Meters No Team Scores 6,000 Meters


Boise State Cross Country History & Records Nov. 20

NCAA National Championships Men: Forest Braden - 31:56.6 (50th)

Terre Haute, Ind. No Team Scores 10,000 Meters

2005 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Finisher Location/ Team Result Sept. 3 Utah State Invitational Logan, Utah Men: Ty Axtman (9th, 19:37.32) 3rd Women: Kendra Hernandez (10th, 16:43.00) 3rd

Distance

Ruston, La. 4th of 6 - 96 pts. 6th of 8 - 141 pts.

Nov. 13 NCAA West Regional Championships Men: Forest Braden - 30:28.00 (5th) Women: Robin Wemple - 21:35.00 (32nd)

Fresno, Calif. No Team Scores 10,000 Meters No Team Scores 6,000 Meters

Nov. 22 NCAA National Championships Men: Forest Braden - 25:06.00 (24th)

Terre Haute, Ind. No Team Scores 10,000 Meters

10th 10th

8,000 Meters 6,000 Meters

Oct. 1 Willamette Invitational Men: Ty Axtman (5th, 23:56.70) Women: Kendra Hernandez (27th, 18:06.55)

Salem, Oregon 7th 10th

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Eagle, Idaho DNS 1st

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Oct. 30 WAC Championships Men: Forest Braden - 24:58.60 (3rd) Women: Robin Wemple - 18:19.15 (12th)

Seattle, Wash.

Nov. 12 NCAA West Regionals Men: Ty Axtman (67th - 31:58.4) Women: Rebecca Guyette (56th, 21:46.9)

Eagle, Idaho 3rd of 4 - 47 pts. 1st of 2 - 16 pts.

6,000 Meters 4,000 Meters

Sept. 25 Sundodger Invitational Men: Ty Axtman (2nd, 24:05) Women: Breanna Sande (30th, 22:10.00)

Fayetteville, Ark. 23rd 10,000 Meters 19th 6,000 Meters Eagle, Idaho 4th 4th

Sept. 25 Bob Firman Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 25:43.60 (1st) Women: Rebecca Ward - 19:06.77 (1st) Oct. 16 Chile Pepper Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 30:11.80 (11th) Women: Robin Wemple - 21:32.00 (19th)

Nampa, Idaho 3rd 2nd

Oct. 29 WAC Championships Men: Ty Axtman - (5th - 25:29.52) Women: Rebecca Guyette (10th, 18:18.57)

Seattle, Wash. 10th of 10 - 231 pts. 8,000 Meters 6th of 11 - 156 pts. 6,000 Meters

3.85 miles 2.75 miles

Sep. 10 NNU Invitational Men: Ty Axtman (3rd, 18:15.00) Women: Kendra Hernandez (2nd, 14:38.55

Oct. 8 Eagle Island Invitational Men: Ty Axtman (2nd, 25:51.00) Women: Rebecca Guyette (3rd, 18:34.00) Oct. 15 Chilie Pepper Invitational Men: Ty Axtman (53rd - 31:23.7) Women: Rebecca Guyette (46th, 22:08.9)

Sept. 18 Sundodger Invitational Men: Forest Brandon - 24:21.12 (5th) Women: Robin Wemple - 21:39.05 (11th)

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Stanford, Calif. 19th 10,000 Meters 21st 6,000 Meters

2004 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Finisher Location/ Team Result Distance Sept. 11 BYU Autumn Classic Orem, Utah Men: Forest Braden - 21:14.20 (24th) 5th of 5 - 134 pts. 4 Mile Women: Robin Wemple - 18:36.30 (4th) 3rd of 4 - 80 5,000 Meters

Fayetteville, Ark. 21st of 31 - 565 pts. 10,000 Meters 14th of 31 - 365 pts. 6,000 Meters 8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

2003 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Finisher Sept. 6 Whitman Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 26:22.00 (1st) Women: Robin Wemple - 22:37.00 (1st)

Location/ Team Result Distance Walla Walla, Wash. 1st of 6 8,000 Meters 2nd of 6 6,000 Meters

Sept. 27 Bob Firman Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 25:50.00 (1st) Women: Robin Wemple - 18:47.00 (1st)

Eagle, Idaho 1st of 3 1st of 3

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Oct. 11 Northwest Nazarene Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 26:39.00 (1st) Women: Kayla Christensen - 19:52.00 (2nd)

Nampa, Idaho No Team Scores No Team Scores

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Oct. 18 Chile Pepper Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 30:18.00 (16th) Women: Robin Wemple - 22:02.00 (38th)

Fayetteville, Ark. 8th of 33 10,000 Meters 14th of 37 6,000 Meters

Nov. 11 WAC Championships Men: Forest Braden - 24:48.00 (3rd) Women: Robin Wemple - 18:08.00 (13th)

San Jose, Calif. 2nd of 7 7th of 9

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Portland, Ore. 12th of 26

10,000 Meters

Nov. 15

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NCAA West Regional Championships Men: Forest Braden - 30:09.00 (13th)


Boise State Cross Country History & Records

Women: Robin Wemple - 22:08.00 (51st)

Nov. 24 NCAA National Championships Men: Forest Braden - 31:03.10 (124th)

19th of 31

6,000 Meters

Waterloo, Iowa No Team Scores 10,000 Meters

2002 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Finisher Sept. 7 Northwest Nazarene Open Men: Forest Braden - 19:09.00 (1st) Women: Robin Wemple - 15:02.00 (1st)

Location/ Team Result Distance Nampa, Idaho 1st of 2 6,000 Meters 1st of 2 4,000 Meters

Women: Michelle Carman - 19:57.00 (2nd)

1st of 4 - 24 pts.

5,000 Meters

Sept. 22 Sundodger Invitational Men: Josh Sherven - 26:17.00 (54th) Women: Michelle Carman - 17:45.00 (9th)

Seattle, Wash. 8th of 8 - 256 pts. 6th of 9 - 144 pts.

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Sept. 29 Big Cross Men: Josh Sherven - 26:35.00 (27th) Women: Michelle Carman - 18:30.00 (3rd)

Pasco, Wash. 10th of 12 - 239 pts. 8,000 Meters 3rd of 12 - 58 pts. 5,000 Meters

Oct. 13 Eastern Oregon Invitational Men: Josh Sherven - 16:15.50 (8th) Women: Michelle Carman - 14:02.60 (1st)

La Grande, Ore. EOU 15, BSU 50 BSU 15, EOU 50

5,000 Meters 4,000 Meters

Sept. 21 Sundodger Invitational Men: Forest Braden - 24:57.00 (25th) Women: Robin Wemple - 17:55.00 (28th)

Seattle, Wash. 6th of 9 8th of 9

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Sept. 29 Bob Firman Invitational Men: Miles Wiscombe - 26:02.00 (2nd) Women: Robin Wemple - 18:25.00 (1st)

Eagle, Idaho 1st of 4 1st of 3

Oct. 27 WAC Championships Men: Josh Sherven - 27:32.70 (23rd) Women: Michelle Carman - 18:41.00 (7th)

Honolulu, Hawaii 7th of 8 - 186 pts. 8,000 Meters 5th of 10 - 116 pts. 5,000 Meters

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Nov. 10 NCAA Western Regional Championships Men: Miles Wiscombe - 34:50.70 (98th) Women: Michelle Carman - 22:18.60 (30th)

Tucson, Ariz. Info. Not Found 10,000 Meters 9th of 23 - 265 pt.s 6,000 Meters

Oct. 12 Washington State Invitational Men: Miles Wiscombe - 27:30.00 (5th) Women: Robin Wemple - 19:21.00 (2nd)

Pullman, Wash. BSU 19, EWU 43 8,000 Meters BSU 17, Idaho 44 BSU 15, Gonzaga 48 WSU 25, BSU 30 BSU 28, WSU 29 5,000 Meters BSU 27, EWU 28 BSU 23, Gonzaga 33

Oct. 26 Eastern Oregon Invitational Men: Miles Wiscombe - 18:30.00 (3rd) Women: Robin Wemple - 10:34.00 (1st)

La Grande, Ore. 3rd of 5 2nd of 4

6,000 Meters 3,000 Meters

Nov. 2 WAC Championships Men: Miles Wiscombe - 25:50.00 (11th) Women: Robin Wemple - 18:12.00 (6th)

Dallas, Tex. 4th of 8 6th of 10

8,000 Meters 5,000 Meters

Nov. 11 NCAA West Region Championships Men: Michael Ciampini - 32:16.00 (47th) Women: Robin Wemple - 23:10.00 (57th)

Palo Alto, Calif. 13th of 23 10,000 Meters 10th of 28 8,000 Meters

2001 BOISE STATE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Date Meet and Top Finisher Location/ Team Result Distance Sept. 9 Bogus Basin Bash Bogus Basin, Boise, Idaho Men: Miles Wiscombe - 22:34.00 (11th) 3rd of 4 - 89 pts. 8,000 Meters

Ty Axtom (left) & Forest Braden

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Boise State Cross Country History & Records WAC All-Conference Academic Honorees

WAC All-Conference Honorees

Men’s First Team Name Brian Pierre Cody Eaton Sawyer Bosch Forest Braden Ty Axtom Ty Axtom Forest Braden Forest Braden

Men’s Second Team Name Sawyer Bosch Scott Foley Kevin Higgs Wijnand Rikenberg Cody Eaton Brandon Christoffersen Cody Eaton Michael Ciampini Miles Wiscombe Michael Ciampini Miles Wiscombe

Year 2008 2007 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004 2003

Year 2008 2008 2008 2006 2006 2006 2005 2003 2003 2002 2002

Women’s First Team Name Breanna Sande Breanna Sande Robin Wemple Michelle Carman

Women’s Second Team Name Breanna Sande Kendra Hernandez Rebecca Guyette Breanna Sande Robin Wemple Robin Wemple Adrienne Rogers

Year 2008 2007 2002 2001

Year 2006 2006 2005 2005 2004 2003 2001

Brianna Sande (left) & Kendra Hernandez

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Men’s Team Name Sawyer Bosch Kevin Higgs Cameron Lockard Brian Pierre Cody Eaton Cameron Lockard Brandon Christoffersen Cody Eaton Brandon Christoffersen Cody Eaton Aaron Stone Miles Wiscombe Miles Wiscombe Aaron Stone Miles Wiscombe

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006 2006 2005 2005 2003 2003 2002 2002 2001

Women’s Team Name Karleigh Gempler Carly Gerard Kendra Hernandez Pamila Ward Breanne Whitlock Chaly Jones Rebecca Guyette Tess Collins Tess Collins Kayla Christensen Mackenzie Gallagher April Sanders Michelle Carman Adrienne Rogers

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2005 2005 2004 2003 2003 2003 2001 2001

WAC Champions

Men’s Team None

Men’s Individual Forest Braden

2006

Women’s Team None Women’s Individual Breanna Sande

2007

NCAA Cross Country ALl-Americans

Men Forest Braden Jose Uribe Josh Danielson

2004 1996 1996

Women Melinda Campbell

1999


Boise State Cross Country History & Records

Past Broncos...

Bronco Distance Records

Women Indoor 800 m – Lindsey Dewey 2:09.46 (2003) Mile – Niamh Beirne 4:46.18 aa (1996) 3000 m – Melinda Campbell 9:38.11 (1998) 5000 m – Andrea Wilson 17:24.34 (1982) Women Outdoor 800 m – Lindsey Dewey 2:07.66 (2003) 1500 m – Niamh Beirne 4:17.88 (1997) 3000 m Steeplechase – Robin Nixon 10:30.98 (2004) 3000 m – Melinda Campbell 9:38.29 (1999) 5000 m – Melinda Campbell 16:20.92 (1999) 10,000 m – Abby Peters 34:16.14 (2000) Men Indoor 800 m – Pete Nunez 1:51.25 (1988) Mile – Richard Lee 4:05.48 aa (1994) 3000 m – Forest Braden 7:58.08 (2006) 5000 m – Forest Braden 13:47.73 (2006) Men Outdoor 800 m – Jon Ryan 1:49.97 (1995) 1500 m – Steve Collier 3:45.9 (1978) 3000 m Steeplechase – Richard Lee 8:44.1 (1994) 5000 m – Forest Braden 13:45.44 (2004) 10,000 m – Jose Uribe 29:08.32 (1996)

Jose Uribe 1996 Cross Country All-American 10,000 meters Outdoor School Record

Forest Braden Four-Time NCAA All-American in cross country and the 5000 meters (indoor and outdoor); Six-Time WAC Champion

Ty Axtman Five-Time WAC Champion in the 1,500 meters, mile, and 10,000 meters

Lindsey Dewey Melinda Campbell 800 meter Indoor School Record 1999 Cross Country All-American; Two800 meter Outdoor School Record Time Big West Champion in the 5,000 meters (Outdoor) & 10,000 meters; 3,000 meters Indoor School Record 3,000 meters Outdoor School Record 5,000 meters Outdoor School Record

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Travis Armstrong 1999 NCAA All-American (Steeplechase);Two-Time Big West Champion in the 3000 meter steeplechase

Robin Nixon 3,000 meter Steeplechase School Record


The

Boise State Broncos University, The City & Bronco Staff


Athletic Facilities

Bronco Stadium, Stueckle sky center & Ed Jacoby Track

In an effort to continue the climb in competition, Boise State has outlined a plan to improve the infrastructure and financial position of its athletic department. The project is called the “Initiative for Athletic Excellence.” It is a detailed plan that lays out the direction for the department and its facilities to ensure the Broncos’ continued growth and success.

Caven-Williams sports complex

In the last 11 years Boise State’s growth has led to the addition of women’s soccer in 1998. In 2006-07 women’s swimming & diving joined the family followed by softball in 2008-09. In recent years Boise State has built four competition facilities: the state-of-the-art Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center (2002), the Bronco Soccer and Tennis Complex (2003), Jacksons Indoor Track (2003 - a joint effort with the city of Nampa) and the Mountain Cove Softball Complex (2008). In January of 2006 the Caven-Williams Sports Complex, a 97,000 square-foot indoor practice facility, was opened next to Bronco Stadium. The Boas Indoor Tennis Center also underwent significant renovation with the replacement of the bubbles. The latest project is the Stueckle Sky Center expansion to Bronco Stadium. The stadium project includes a new press box, luxury suites, banquet hall, new ticket office, a Bronco Shop, and much more. Seating capacity for football games will increase to approximately 32,000. Other future projects include a new 10,000-square foot locker room facility and lounges for the men's and women's basketball teams; a new outdoor track stadium and practice area; a new Peterson PRECO Learning Center; a new home for the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame; and new women’s sports facilities, including competition venues for softball.

BOas Indoor Tennis Center

Jacksons Indoor Track

Appleton Tennis Center

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Athletic Facilities Boas Soccer complex

Bronco Gym

Mountain Cove Softball Field Boise City Aquatic Center Taco Bell Arena

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Athletic Tradition

Luke Shields

Three-time All-American

Jarred Rome

2004 USA National Discus Champion 2004 USA Olympian

Bronco Historical Highlights (since 1968)

 1 National Team Championship  8 Individual National Champions  219 All-American Honors  97 Team League Championships  459 Individual League Champions  36 League Athletes of the Year  939 All-Conference Honors  4 Olympians  Represented at the Summer Olympics from 1988-2004  Over 25 alumni currently competing professionally in their respective sports

Quintin Mikell, Kimo von Oelhoffen, Daryn Colledge, Korey Hall For the first time in history four Bronco alumni played in the same NFL game, Green Bay at Philadelphia - Sept. 9, 2007

Abbey Elsberry

NCAA All-American Academic All-American 2004 NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist

Wesley Moodie

2005 Wimbledon Doubles Champion

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Ben Cherrington

2006 NCAA Champion


Athletic Tradition Sport-By-Sport Historical Highlights (since 1968) Basketball (Men)… • 7 conference/division titles • 4 conference tournament title • 5 NCAA appearances • 4 postseason NIT appearances • 2 preseason NIT appearances • 1 postseason CBI appearance • 6 NBA draft picks • 41 all-conference honors • 3 conference players of the year • 9 active alums in pro leagues Basketball (Women)… • 6 conference/division titles • 1 conference tournament title • 1 AIAW national appearance • 2 NCAA appearances • 2 postseason NIT appearance • 2 All-American honorable mentions • 41 all-conference honors • 2 conference players of the year • 1 former WNBA player Football… • 1 national championship (I-AA) • 15 conference titles • 5 consecutive WAC titles (2002-06) • 8 conference titles in last 10 years • 5 Division I bowl victories • 9 Division I bowl appearances • 104 All-Americans • 183 all-conference honors (first team) • 40 NFL draft picks • 8 current NFL players (as of 7/2/09) • 6 current CFL players • 10th winningest Division 1-A program all-time • 56 winning seasons in last 63 years Golf (Men)… • 1 conference title • 1 NCAA regional appearance • 1 All-American • 6 individual NCAA regional qualifiers • 3 individual conference champions • 2 conference player of the year • 31 all-conference honors

Golf (Women)… • 1 conference title • 1 individual NCAA regional qualifier • 1 individual conference champion • 14 all-conference honors Gymnastics (Women)… • 10 conference titles • 22 NCAA regional appearances • 7 All-Americans • 8 top-25 national finishes • 48 individual conference event champions • 10 conference gymnasts of the year • 4 Idaho NCAA women of the year Soccer… • 1 conference player of the year • 2 SoccerBuzz Mag. All-Nationals • 22 all-conference honors • 1 Idaho NCAA Woman of the Year SoFtball… • First year of program 2008-09 • 1 all-region honor Swimming & Diving… • First year of program 2006-07 • 1 individual conference champion • 19 all-conference honors Tennis (Men)… • 13 conference titles • 11 All-American honors • 13 NCAA regional appearances • 2 NCAA finals appearance • 1 top-10 national finish • 101 all-conference honors • 4 conference players of the year • 1 national coach of the year

Track & Field / Cross Country (Men)… • 12 conference titles • 53 All-American honors • 12 top-20 national finishes • 2 top-10 national finishes • 5 individual NCAA champions • 169 individual conference champions • 1 Rhodes Scholar • 3 Olympians • 1 world champion • 1 USA national champion Track & Field / Cross Country (Women)… • 9 conference titles • 1 individual national champion • 13 All-Americans • 145 individual conference champions • 2 Idaho NCAA women of the year • 1 NCAA Woman of the Year finalist Volleyball… • 3 conference titles • 2 postseason NIT appearances • 1 postseason NIT finals appearance • 53 all-conference honors • 1 Idaho NCAA Woman of the Year

Eleni Kafourou

NCAA All-American 2009 NCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion

Wrestling… • 2 individual national champions • 15 conference titles • 23 All-American honors • 91 individual conference champions • 8 top-20 national finishes • 2 top-10 national finishes • 1 Olympian

Tennis (Women)… • 5 conference titles • 6 NCAA regional appearances • 78 all-conference honors

Tricia Bader

Five-Year Veteran of WNBA 1998-2002

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2008-09 Review Bronco Athletics 2008-09 Highlights

 49th - Learfield Sports Director's Cup  5 Conference Team Championships  5 Teams Finished in Second Place  11 Teams Advanced to Postseason  1 Individual National Champion BASKETBALL (MEN)

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Postseason. . . . . . College Basketball Invitational First Round Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-13 WAC Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7 Individual Honors Ike Okoye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC All-Defensive Team Mark Sanchez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Anthony Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC All-Defensive Team

 6 Coaches of the Year  13 All-American Honors  4 League Athletes of the Year  24 Individual League Champions  146 All-Conference Honors

FOOTBALL

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Postseason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poinsettia Bowl Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1 WAC Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 Final AP Ranking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11th USA Today Ranking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13th Final BCS Ranking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Individual Honors Chris Petersen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Coach of the Year Kyle Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sporting News All-American SI.com All-American Rivals.com All-American

GOLF (WOMEN)

Team Honors WAC Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sixth Individual Honors Iris Ocariza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team

Gymnastics

Team Honors WAC Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-7 WAC Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1 Postseason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Regional 3rd Final National Ranking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Individual Honors

2008 WAC CHampions BASKETBALL (WOMEN)

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tied for Fifth Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-15 WAC Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7 Individual Honors Jenna Galassi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC All-Defensive Team Heather Pilcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC All-Freshman Team Courtney VanBrocklin. . . . . . . . . WAC All-Freshman Team

CROSS COUNTRY (MEN)

Team Honors WAC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second NCAA West Regional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21st Individual Honors Brian Pierre. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Sawyer Bosch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Scott Foley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Kevin Higgs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team

CROSS COUNTRY (WOMEN)

Team Honors WAC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Individual Honors Breanna Sande. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team NCAA Regional Qualifier

Softball

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-30 WAC Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 Individual Honors Kathy Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . NFCA All-Pacific Region Team Kelly Sweeney. . . . . . . . . . . . . .WAC All-Tournament Team

Swimming & Diving

Team Honors WAC Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh Individual Honors Stephanie North . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion 100-Freestyle

Back-to-back Pac-10 champions

All-WAC First Team All-WAC Second Team Kellen Moore. . . . . . . . . . . . FWAA Freshman All-American Phil Steele Freshman All-American Sporting News Freshman All-American Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American WAC Freshman of the Year All-WAC Second Team Billy Winn. . . . . . . . Sporting News Freshman All-American Phil Steele Freshman All-American George Iloka. . . . . Sporting News Freshman All-American Phil Steele Freshman All-American Jeremy Childs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Ellis Powers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Ryan Winterswyk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Andrew Woodruff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Austin Pettis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Ian Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Mike T. Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Jeron Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team

GOLF (MEN)

 4 League Freshmen of the Year  20 Individuals Advanced to NCAA Postseason Competition  4 League Athletes of the Month  46 League Athletes of the Week

Team Honors WAC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eighth Individual Honors Scott Loewen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team

Neil Resnick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Coach of the Year Tina Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Coach of the Year Shaniece Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Vault Champion All-WAC First Team Vault Kelsey Lang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Beam Champion All-WAC First Team Beam Chelsee Apple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Vault Mallory Dziawura. . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Bars All-WAC First Team Beam Lindsay Kazandjian. . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Beam Hannah Redmon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Bars All-WAC First Team Floor All-WAC Second Team Vault Sarah Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Floor Katie Tuller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Bars

Soccer

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8-2 WAC Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3-1 Individual Honors Randi Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC All-Tournament Team Brandy Hickcox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Lindsay Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC All-Tournament Team Shannon Saxton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team

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All-WAC First Team 50-Freestyle All-WAC First Team 200-Freestyle All-WAC First Team 100-Freestyle All-WAC Second Team 400-Freestyle Relay Amber Boucher. . . . . . . All-WAC First Team 100-Freestyle All-WAC Second Team 400-Freestyle Relay All-WAC Second Team 50-Freestyle All-WAC Second Team 100-Butterfly Chelsea Lopus . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 200-IM All-WAC Second Team 40-IM All-WAC Second Team 200-Butterfly All-WAC Second Team 400-Freestyle Relay Rachel Meisner. . . . . All-WAC Second Team 500-Freestyle All-WAC Second Team 1650-Freestyle Emily Irvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 200-IM All-WAC Second Team 100-Breaststroke All-WAC Second Team 200-Breaststroke Denise Green . . . . All-WAC Second Team 200-Backstroke All-WAC Second Team 400-Freestyle Relay

Tennis - Men

Team Honors WAC Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-9 Postseason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Round of 16 National Ranking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20th Individual Honors Greg Patton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Coach of the Year Clancy Shields .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Player of the Year All-WAC First Team Singles


2008-09 Review All-WAC Second Team Doubles WAC All-Tournament Team Singles NCAA Qualifier Singles ITA/Rafael Osuna National Sportsmanship Award ITA /John Van Nostrand Mountain Region Memorial Award Kean Feeder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Singles All-WAC First Team Doubles WAC All-Tournament Team Singles WAC All-Tournament Team Doubles ITA 2009 Mountain Region Rookie of the Year NCAA Qualifier Doubles James Meredith. . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Freshman of the Year All-WAC First Team Singles All-WAC First Team Doubles WAC All-Tournament Team Doubles NCAA Qualifier Doubles Stanley Sarapanich. . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Doubles

Tennis - WoMen

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-5 Postseason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Second Round National Ranking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34th Individual Honors Vivien Silfany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Freshman of the Year All-WAC Second Team Singles All-WAC Second Team Doubles

All-WAC Second Team Shot Put NCAA Qualifier Weight Throw NCAA All-American - Weight Throw Sawyer Bosch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion 3000m All-WAC First Team 3000m All-WAC First Team 5000m Caleb Cazier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion 800m All-WAC First Team 800m All-WAC Second Team 4x400m Relay Per Strandquist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team 60m All-WAC First Team Long Jump All-WAC Second Team 200m Zacharias Arnos. . . . . . . . . .All-WAC First Team Triple Jump All-WAC Second Team Long Jump All-WAC Second Team 4x400m Relay Eric Capelle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team 60m All-WAC Second Team 200m Brian Pierre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team 5000m All-WAC Second Team 1 Mile Kyle Christoffersen . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 400m All-WAC Second Team 4x400m Relay Derek Gunn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team DMR Scott Foley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team 3000m All-WAC Second Team DMR Eetu Viitala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Long Jump Eric Demers. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Heptathlon Marlon Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 60m All-WAC Second Team 4x400m Relay

NCAA National Qualifier Hammer Throw NCAA All-American Hammer Throw Pontus Thomee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion Javelin All-WAC First Team Javelin NCAA Regional Qualifier Javelin NCAA National Qualifier Javelin NCAA All-American Javelin Eric Demers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Javelin NCAA Regional Qualifier Javelin Scott Viafore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Javelin NCAA Regional Qualifier Javelin Trevor Kraychir. . NCAA Regional Qualifier Hammer Throw Alex Nelson. . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Hammer Throw NCAA Regional Qualifier Hammer Throw Zacharias Arnos . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Triple Jump All-WAC Second Team Long Jump All-WAC Second Team 200m Eric Capelle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team 100m All-WAC Second Team 200m Eetu Viitala . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Javelin All-WAC Second Team Long Jump Michael Walrath. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 800m Kyle Christoffersen . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 400m

Track & Field - INdoor woMen

Team Honors NCAA Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19th WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third

2009 WAC CHampions Lauren Megale . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Singles All-WAC First Team Doubles WAC All-Tournament Team Singles WAC All-Tournament Team Doubles Pichittra Thongdach . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Singles All-WAC First Team Doubles WAC All-Tournament Team Singles WAC All-Tournament Team Doubles 2009 ITA Central Region Player to Watch Klaudia Wlodarczyk. . . . . ITA/Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Regional Award

Track & Field - Indoor Men

Team Honors NCAA Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27th WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champions Individual Honors Mike Maynard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Coach of the Year Ryan Grinnell . . . . . . WAC Outstanding Men’s Field Athlete WAC High Point Award Winner WAC Champion Long Jump WAC Champion Triple Jump All-WAC First Team Long Jump All-WAC First Team Triple Jump All-WAC First Team High Jump NCAA Qualifier High Jump NCAA Qualifier Triple Jump NCAA All-American - Triple Jump Simon Wardhaugh . . . . . . . WAC Champion Weight Throw All-WAC First Team Weight Throw

Nataucha Lowry . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team DMR Shea Hanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team DMR BreAnna Craig. . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Pole Vault Danielle Valentine. . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Pole Vault Mele Vaisima. . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Weight Throw

Track & Field - Outdoor Women

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eighth Individual Honors Kayleen McDowell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion 800m All-WAC First Team 800m NCAA Regional Qualifier 800m Sasa Kampic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion Javelin All-WAC First Team Javelin NCAA Regional Qualifier Javelin NCAA National Qualifier Javelin Breanna Sande. . . . . . .All-WAC First Team 3000m Steeple All-WAC Second Team 5000m NCAA Regional Qualifier 3000m Steeplechase Annelise Bertleson. . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Pole Vault NCAA Regional Qualifier Pole Vault BreAnna Craig. . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Pole Vault Mele Vaisima. . . . NCAA Regional Qualifier Hammer Throw

Volleyball

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19

back-to-back WAC CHampions

Dusty Klein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 800m Trevor Kraychir . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team Weight Throw Matthew Moyer . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 800m Cody Buckendorf. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team DMR Michael Walrath. . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team DMR

Track & Field - Outdoor men

Team Honors NCAA Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25th WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fifth Individual Honors Ryan Grinelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion High Jump WAC Champion Long Jump WAC Champion Triple Jump All-WAC First Team High Jump All-WAC First Team Long Jump All-WAC First Team Triple Jump WAC Outstanding Men’s Field Athlete WAC High Point Award Winner NCAA Regional Qualifier Long Jump NCAA Regional Qualifier Triple Jump NCAA Regional Qualifier High Jump NCAA Regional Champion Triple Jump NCAA National Qualifier Triple Jump NCAA National Qualifier High Jump NCAA All-American Triple Jump Simon Wardhaugh . . . . . . WAC Champion Hammer Throw All-WAC First Team Hammer Throw NCAA Regional Qualifier Hammer Throw NCAA Regional Champion Hammer Throw

Individual Honors Eleni Kafourou. . . . . . . . . . WAC Outstanding Field Athlete WAC High Point Award Winner WAC Champion Triple Jump WAC Champion Long Jump All-WAC First Team Triple Jump All-WAC First Team Long Jump All-WAC First Team 60m NCAA Qualifier Triple Jump NCAA Qualifier Long Jump NCAA All-American Long Jump NCAA All-American Triple Jump NCAA National Champion Long Jump Kayleen McDowell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAC Champion 800M All-WAC First Team 4x400 Relay All-WAC First Team 800m All-WAC First Team DMR Paige Olivetti. . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 400m All-WAC Second Team 200m All-WAC First Team 4x400 Relay Megan Olivetti. . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 60m Hurdles All-WAC First Team 4x400 Relay All-WAC First Team Pentathlon Nerisha Phillip. . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team 4x400m Relay All-WAC Second Team 400m Breanna Sande. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team 1 Mile All-WAC Second Team 3000m All-WAC Second Team 5000m Annelise Bertleson . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team Pole Vault Kendra Hernandez . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC First Team DMR

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WAC Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Individual Honors Sadie Maughan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Second Team

Wrestling

Team Honors Pac-10 Finish .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-3 NCAA Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12th Individual Honors Greg Randall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pac-10 Coach of the Year Jason Chamberlain. . . . . . . . Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year Andrew Hochstrasser. . . . . . . . . Pac-10 Champion 133 lbs. NCAA Qualifier NCAA All-American Jason Chamberlain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA All-American NCAA Qualifier Pac-10 Champion 149 lbs. Adam Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pac-10 Runner-up 157 lbs. NCAA Qualifier Tyler Sherfey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA All-American NCAA Qualifier Pac-10 Champion 165 lbs. Nathan Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pac-10 Champion 174 lbs. NCAA Qualifier Kirk Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pac-10 Champion 184 lbs. NCAA Qualifier Brent Chriswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pac-10 Champion 197 lbs. NCAA Qualifier NCAA All-American Cory Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Qualifier Brian Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Qualifier


Conference Affiliations The Western Athletic Conference... In its 47th year, the Western Athletic Conference continues to evolve and features some of the nation’s best intercollegiate competition. One thing that remains unchanged is the persistent nature of the nine schools in the WAC to advance their programs to contend at the top levels of the NCAA. The WAC provides its student-athletes the chance to travel to scenic destinations and gain exposure in some of the nation’s most diverse markets. In addition, the WAC’s student-athletes work to achieve the highest levels of success with the academic support of their respective institutions. The WAC has experienced tremendous success. Over the past six years, it has won 54.5 percent of its bowl games, the third best winning percentage of any conference in the

nation. In the past six seasons, the WAC has sent a total of 22 teams to bowl games (12-10). Boise State has won 76 games since joining the conference, the most in the nation during that time span (2001-07). For the second year in a row, the WAC sent a team to a BCS bowl game as Hawai‘i earned a Nokia Sugar Bowl bid this past season following Boise State’s unforgettable victory in the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. In men’s basketball, the WAC has sent at least two teams to the NCAA Tournament in 23 of the past 25 seasons. Every current school in the WAC has competed in the NCAA Tournament since 1990. In women’s sports, Fresno State softball has competed in every NCAA Tournament ever held while Louisiana Tech basketball has played in all but two. The WAC is the sixth oldest among the

nation’s 11 Division I-A conferences. Its history traces back to July 27, 1962, when the original six-team league of Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming began competition. B e f o r e 1 9 9 0 , t h e WA C s p o n s o r e d championships only in men’s sports. However, a merger with the High Country Athletic Conference formed a single conference under one administrative structure, and the 1990-91 athletic year was the first in which both men and women competed under the WAC name. Currently the WAC membership consists of Hawai’i which joined in 1979, Fresno State (1992), San Jose State (1996), Nevada (2000), Boise State and Louisiana Tech (2001), and Idaho, New Mexico State and Utah State (2005). Presently, the WAC crowns team and individual champions in 19 sports – eight men’s and 11 women’s. For the men, there are championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Championships for women are held in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and volleyball. The WAC office has been located in the Denver area since the conference’s inception with the exception of a two-year stay in Phoenix from 1964-66.

2008-09 Conference Champions

Team . . . . . . Regular Season Champ (Touranment Champ) Baseball Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fresno St. Basketball Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah St. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fresno St. / La Tech (Fresno St.) Cross Country Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah St. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah St. Football Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise St. Golf Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Mexico St. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Jose St. Gymnastics Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise St. Soccer Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah St. (Fresno St.) Softball Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fresno St. / Nevada (Fresno St.) Swimming & Diving Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nevada Tennis

Commissioner’s Cup (All Sports Trophy) 2008-09 Standings Wrestling The Western Athletic Conference does not sponsor competition for the sport of wrestling. As a result, the Bronco wrestling program is entering its 22nd season as an associate member of the Pacific-10 Conference for wrestling.

BSU Last 10 Years Season BSU 2009. . . . . . . . . . . .1st 2008. . . . . . . . . . . .1st 2007. . . . . . . . . . . .9th 2006. . . . . . . . . . . 3rd 2005. . . . . . . . . . . 2nd 2004. . . . . . . . . . . .1st 2003. . . . . . . . . . . 2nd 2002. . . . . . . . . . . .1st 2001. . . . . . . . . . . 2nd 2000. . . . . . . . . . . .1st

Pl. School Points 1.

Fresno State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.50

2.

Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.75

3.

Boise State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.50

4.

Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.50

5.

New Mexico State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.25

6.

Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.75

7.

Hawai’i. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.75

8.

Louisiana Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.75

9.

San Jose State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.25

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Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise St. (Hawai’i) Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fresno St. Track & Field (Indoor) Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise St. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisiana Tech Track & Field (Outdoor) Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah St. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisiana Tech Volleyball Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hawai’i / NMSU (Hawai’i) All listings without (bracketed) teams indicate the team was champion of both the regular season and tournament or that the particular sport only has one championship. This would happen if a sport doesn’t have a regular season champion, but they do have a WAC Championship tournament/competition. A “/” indicates there were two or more teams finished as regular season co-champions.


Conference Affiliations When Karl Benson was named the fifth commissioner in the history of the Western Athletic Conference on April 20, 1994, he brought with him a wealth of experience and a personal history of success to the position. Since that time, Benson not only has laid a strong foundation for the WAC’s future, he also steered the conference through unsettled times during the late 1990s and again a few years later when the defection of member institutions threatened the WAC. Through his leadership and vision, it didn’t take long for the WAC to regain its place among the nation’s top Division I

conferences. Benson has spearheaded conference expansion with the additions of Nevada, Boise State and Louisiana Tech earlier this decade and an additional round of expansion with New Mexico State, Utah State and Idaho joining the league a few years ago. Nationally, Benson has earned the respect of his peers after serving on the NCAA Management Council from 19992002, and a five-year term on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee from 2002-06. Benson hit the ground running when he was hired in 1994 and initiated several programs that improved the conference’s national position in virtually ever category. He was instrumental in developing multi-year agreements with the Holiday Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Copper Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, Silicon Valley Football Classic, GMAC Bowl and currently, the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl, Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl and New Mexico Bowl.

Current WAC Membership Boise State BRONCOS Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise, Idaho

Fresno State BULLDOGS Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fresno, Calif.

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19th

Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors / Wahine Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honolulu, Hawaii

Idaho Vandals Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moscow, Idaho

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30th

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs / Lady Techsters Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruston, La.

Nevada Wolf Pack Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reno, Nev.

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10th

New Mexico State Aggies

San Jose State Spartans

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Las Cruces, N.M.

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Jose, Calif.

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005

Member since. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th

Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14th

Utah State Aggies Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Logan, Utah WAC member since . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Years as member (2009-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th

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In 1995-96, the WAC signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with ESPN for the unprecedented live telecasts of basketball and football. Included in that deal was a women’s basketball contract, the first in conference history. Currently, a second agreement with ESPN and ABC has resulted in 80 football games being televised over the past five years. Benson came to the WAC after four successful years as the commissioner of the Mid-American Conference. There, he implemented several innovative projects and was instrumental in the formation of the Las Vegas Bowl. Prior to taking the reins of the MAC, Benson served on the NCAA staff for more than four years where he was the director of NCAA championships. Benson joined the NCAA staff in January of 1986 as a compliance representative and was appointed assistant director of championships in June 1987. He was promoted to director of championships in 1988. In that position, Benson actively supervised eight assistant directors in their administration of 68 NCAA championships. A native of the state of Washington, Benson graduated from high school in Pullman in 1970, attended Spokane Falls Community College and then received a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Boise State University in 1975. He has also completed coursework toward his master’s degree in athletics administration at the University of Utah. Benson played baseball at both Spokane Falls Community College and Boise State University before serving as the baseball coach at Fort Steilacoom Community College in Tacoma, Wash., for eight years and as the director of athletics at Fort Steilacoom from 1979-84. From 1984-86, he was an assistant baseball coach and an administrative assistant in the athletic department at Utah. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boise State in April of 2006. Benson was born on December 1, 1951 and has one daughter, Jessie, 17.


Strength and conditioning Coach Socha’s Philosophy Head strength and conditioning coach Tim Socha’s philosophy is that student-athletes are not only going to train hard, but that they are going to do the correct exercises that help them excel in their sport. The staff uses variation in the training programs to enhance the student-athletes’ ability to adapt and improve. The variation involves both multi-joint and multi-plane training. Flexibility, core strength and proprioceptive training also is included in all programs. Through all of the training, sport specificity is emphasized, and the one thing that will never be forgotten is that hard work is what wins championships. All 19 Boise State varsity athletic teams utilize the strength and conditioning center. Each team has a sport-specific program designed to help each student-athlete increase his or her athletic potential and decrease the chance of injury. Boise State coaches take pride in the fact that their student-athletes are some of the best conditioned in the nation. The facility is fully equipped with many different machines, as well as various free weight equipment.

Strength & Conditioning Coaches Tim Socha

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Office: 426-1980 • Fax: 426-1778 timsocha@boisestate.edu

J e ff J o n e s

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Office: 426-5280 • Fax: 426-1778 jeffjones@boisestate.edu

Rya n Ru s s e l l

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Office: 426-5280 • Fax: 426-1778 ryanrussell1@boisestate.edu

m i c h a e l mCd o n a l d Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

Office: 426-5280 • Fax: 426-1778 michaelmcdonald@boisestate.edu

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Medical services

Athletic Training Facilities Boise State student-athletes receive top-quality care under the direction of five full-time certified athletic trainers and six graduate assistant athletic trainers who are also certified. In addition, there is a large number of student trainers serving all of the Broncos’ sports medicine needs. Boise State has three fully equipped training rooms at Bronco Stadium, the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex, and at Taco Bell Arena for the convenience of its student-athletes.

Athletic Training Staff M a r c Pau l

Assistant Athletic Director - Athletic Training Office: 426-1696 • Fax: 426-1778 marcpaul@boisestate.edu

T y l e r Sm i t h

Associate Athletic Trainer Our teams’ doctors are conveniently located on the university campus. The Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI), established in 1979, is part of the Bronco Stadium complex. The ISMI staff is comprised of board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and family medicine physicians specializing in sports medicine, athletic trainers, physical therapists and an exercise physiologist. Drs. George Wade, Scot Scheffel, Michael Gustavel, Jennifer Miller, Patrick Dawson and Tamara Simpson along with their staff provide specialized care to patients with active lifestyles. The team approach at ISMI assures that patients receive comprehensive treatment plans based on their individual needs. ISMI’s website: www.idsportsmed.com

Idaho sports medicine institute

Office: 426-2430 • Fax: 426-3361 tylersmith1@boisestate.edu

Josh Dreher

Assistant Athletic Trainer Office: 426-3944 • Fax: 426-1778 joshdreher@boisestate.edu

K at i e H a m

Assistant Athletic Trainer Office: 426-1654 • Fax: 426-3361 kathrynham@boisestate.edu

Brandon Voigt

Assistant Athletic Trainer Office: 426-1654 • Fax: 426-3361 brandonvoigt@boisestate.edu

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Academic Services Academic Support Services

academic services Staff Ga b e R o s e n va l l

Boise State University and the department of athletics are committed to supporting Bronco student-athletes’ pursuit of excellence on and off the field of competition. The Bronco Academic Support Program helps all student-athletes take advantage of the many personal and educational opportunities available at Boise State.

Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services Advises: Men’s Basketball, Football, and Volleyball

Office: 426-3077 • Fax: 426-1778 grosen@boisestate.edu

The Bronco academic support staff works closely with student-athletes, coaches and the university community to meet the unique educational and personal needs of studentathletes competing at the highest level of college athletics. The academic support staff offers general academic counseling to all student-athletes and works on monitoring NCAA, WAC and Boise State academic requirements. In addition, they work with the many university academic resources to implement a wide range of academic support programs to meet the challenge of balancing athletic and academic commitments.

Va l e r i e C l e a ry Director of Student Enhancement Programs (Bronco LIFE)

Advises: Women’s Basketball and Football Office: 426-1103 • Fax: 426-1778 vcleary@boisestate.edu

Ch e ls e a H e r m a n Academic Advisor and Tutorial Coordinator

The heart of the Academic Support Program is the Peterson-PRECO Learning Center. Conveniently located on the south side of Taco Bell Arena, this 6,000 square-foot academic facility for student-athletes houses a supervised 24-computer lab, tutorial study rooms, four academic counselors’ offices, two large study areas as well as individual and small group study rooms.

Advises: Men’s Golf, Swimming & Diving, and Wrestling Office: 426-3843 • Fax: 426-3361 chelseaherman@boisestate.edu

Eric Kile

Academic Advisor and Peterson-PRECO Center Coordinator Advises: Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Softball, and Tennis Office: 426-5379 • Fax: 426-3361 erickile@boisestate.edu

K a r e n V i c k e ry Academic Advisor and

Advises: Gymnastics, Women’s Golf, and Track & Field Office: 426-4854 • Fax: 426-3361 karenvickery@boisestate.edu

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2008-09 Graduates Academic Success Summer 2008 Graduates Erin Beukelman . . . . . . . . . . Golf (W) Sherman Blaser. . . . . . . . . . Football Melanie Bohnet. . . . . . . . . . . Soccer Richie Brockel. . . . . . . . . . . Football Jenna Galassi. . . . . . . . Basketball (W) Jessica Hobdey . . . . . . . . . . . Soccer Mark Hoxmeier . . . . . . Track & Field (M) James Kaiserman. . . . . . . . . Football Seth Rounds. . . . . . . . . . . . Football Rashaun Scott. . . . . . . . . . . Football Cole Sosnowski . . . . . . . . . . Football Tiffany Starring . . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Kristen Voyson. . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Fall 2008 Graduates Cody Bender. . . . . . . . . . . . Football Tanyon Bissell. . . . . . . . . . . Football Joseph Bozikovich. . . . . . . . . Football Meadow Braden. . . . . Track & Field (W) Jason Cates. . . . . . . . . . . Wrestling Dara Charlton . . . . . . Track & Field (W) Holly Chatelain . . . . Swimming & Diving Sean Connolly. . . . . . Track & Field (M) Alyssa Daly. . . . . . Swimming & Diving Dallas Dobbs . . . . . . . . . . . Football Jennifer Dorling . . . . Swimming & Diving

Legend: All-District or All-America = ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams as selected by CoSIDA (min. 3.2 GPA and played in 50% of games) All-PAC 10 = Pacific-10 Conference, All-Academic (min. 3.0 GPA and voted on by coaches) All-WAC = Western Athletic Conference, All-Academic (min. 3.0 and competed in 50% of games) Basketball - Men Kurt Cunningham. . . . . . . . All-WAC Paul Noonan. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Ike Okoye . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Mark Sanchez. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Basketball - Women Jenna Galassi. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Stacie Gross. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Jamia Malone . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Brittany Moore. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Melissa Rima . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Marissa Stotler. . . . . . . . . .All-WAC Cross Country - Men Sawyer Bosch. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kevin Higgs . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Jenna Durfee . . . . . . . . . . Skiing (W) Phillip Edwards . . . . . . . . . . Football Ia Isaia Falo . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Toshi Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . Football Samantha Gambala. . . . . . . . . Soccer Jon Gott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Natalie Griffin. . . . . . . . . . . . Soccer John Helmandollar. . . . . . . . . Football Robyn Hewitt . . . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Ben Iannacchione. . . . . . . . . Football Ian Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Quinton Jones. . . . . . . . . . . Football Jackie Lee. . . . . . . . . . Basketball (W) Jeffrey Lowe. . . . . . . . . . . . Football Meredith Mangum. . . . . . . . . . Soccer Rebecca McKelvey. . . . . . . Skiing (W) Whitney Megale. . . . . . . . . Tennis (W) Booker Nabors. . . . . . . Basketball (M) Nikki Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . Golf (W) Sophie Parrish. . . . . . . . . . . . Soccer Andrew Patrick . . . . . . . . . . Wrestling Vinny Perretta. . . . . . . . . . . Football Eric Roberson. . . . . . . . . . Tennis (M) Morgan Rounds . . . . . Track & Field (W) Aliana Schimpf. . . . . . Track & Field (W) Casey Sheehy. . . . . . . . . . . Football

Sione Tavake . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Andrew Woodruff. . . . . . . . . . Football Jared Zabransky. . . . . . . . . . Football Maureen Shea. . . . . . . . . . . . Soccer Jackie Stroud. . . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Spring 2009 Graduates Courtney Achter. . . . . . . . Gymnastics Mykel Barrie. . . . . . . Track & Field (W) Joshua Bates. . . . . . . . Basketball (M) Laura Baum . . . . . . . . . . . Tennis (W) Mindy Bennett. . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Tyson Berg . . . . . . . . Track & Field (M) Emma Boyack. . . . . . . . . . . . Soccer Tim Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Caleb Cazier. . . . . . . Track & Field (M) Jamie Claussen . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Aspen Clontz . . . . . . . Track & Field (W) David Creamer . . . . . . Track & Field (M) Kurt Cunningham. . . . . . Basketball (M) Devin Dascenzo. . . . . . . . . . Football Jacqueline DeWane. . . Swimming & Diving Mary Deleon Guerrero. . Swimming & Diving Eric Demers. . . . . . . Track & Field (M) Katie Derden. . . . . . . . . . . . Soccer Savvas Diakonikolas . . . Track & Field (M)

2008-09 Academic Honors

Cameron Lockard . . . . . . . . All-WAC Brian Pierre. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Golf - Men Robert Richards. . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Cross Country - Women Karleigh Gempler. . . . . . . . All-WAC Carly Gerard. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kendra Hernandez . . . . . . . All-WAC Kayleen McDowell. . . . . . . . All-WAC Pam Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Breanne Whitlock . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Golf - Women Amanda Hedberg . . . . . . . . All-WAC Iris Ocariza . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Football Chase Baker. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Tim Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Richie Brockel. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Michael Choate. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Dallas Dobbs . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kyle Gingg. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Bush Hamdan. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Byron Hout. . . . . . . . . . . .All-WAC Ben Iannacchione. . . . . . . . All-WAC Jeron Johnson. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kellen Moore . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Dan Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Vinny Perretta. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Austin Pettis. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Nate Potter . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Tyler Shoemaker . . . . . . . . All-WAC Matt Slater. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Jamar Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Aaron Tevis. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kyle Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Gymnastics Chelsee Apple. . . . . . . . . . Shaniece Craft. . . . . . . . . . Mallory Dziawura . . . . . . . . Taylor Jacob. . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Kazandjian . . . . . . . Kelsey Lang. . . . . . . . . . . Yvette Leizorek . . . . . . . . . Fiona Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Neroes. . . . . . . . . . Ashli Rainboth. . . . . . . . . . Hannah Redmon . . . . . . . . Katie Tuller. . . . . . . . . . .

All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC

Soccer Randi Baker . . . . . . . . . . . Emma Boyack . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Burns . . . . . . . . . Catherine Derden . . . . . . . . Malia Hendrix . . . . . . . . . . Molly Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Huerta. . . . . . . . . . Janelle Jin. . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Koeppen. . . . . . . . Mandy Nader . . . . . . . . . .

All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC

Mark Sanchez. . . . . . . . Basketball (M) Stanley Sarapanich . . . . . . . Tennis (M) Matthew Schmasow. . . Track & Field (M) David Shields. . . . . . . . . . . Football Luke Shields. . . . . . . . . . . Tennis (M) Brittany Smidt . . . . . . . . . . Skiing (W) Justin Smith . . . . . . . . . . . Wrestling Brittany St. Clair. . . . . Track & Field (W) Amanda Stewart. . . . . . Basketball (W) Kevin Tarango. . . . . . . . . . . Golf (M) Drew Tavares. . . . . . . . . . . Football Jessica Thompson. . . . . Basketball (W) Garrett Tuggle. . . . . . . . . . . Football Scott Viafore. . . . . . . Track & Field (M) Anthony Waite. . . . . . . . . . Wrestling Mike T. Williams. . . . . . . . . . Football Cade Woolstenhulme . . . . . . . Football Shaylynn Yost . . . . . . Track & Field (W)

Brock Drake. . . . . . . . . . . . Football Amy Dunn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soccer Peter Elliott . . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Maren Ericson. . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Cullen Farrell . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Kean Feeder. . . . . . . . . . . Tennis (M) Erin Fuss . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennis (W) Kristin Gaare. . . . . . . . . . Gymnastics Aaron Garner. . . . . . . . Basketball (M) Siobhan Gilmartin . . . Swimming & Diving Kyle Gingg. . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Julian Hawkins. . . . . . . . . . . Football Kendra Hernandez . . . . Track & Field (W) Taylor Jacob. . . . . . . . . . Gymnastics Jeanette Jenkins. . . . . . . . . Volleyball Kelly Knapp . . . . . . Swimming & Diving Nataucha Lowry. . . . . Track & Field (W) Paul Lucariello. . . . . . . . . . . Football Jana Mackova. . . . . . . . . . Tennis (W) Jamia Malone . . . . . . . . Basketball (W) Jenna Marshall . . . . . . Track & Field (W) Tad Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Francisco Montoya . . . . Track & Field (M) Brittany Moore. . . . . . . . Basketball (W) Ellis Powers . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Esteban Reveles . . . . . . . . . . Football

Lindsay Roberts. . . . . . . . . Chelsea Robinson. . . . . . . . Tara Roetter. . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Ruiz. . . . . . . . . . Shannon Saxton. . . . . . . . . Ashley Walsh . . . . . . . . . .

All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC

Tennis - Men Nick Gourley. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Stanley Sarapanich . . . . . . . All-WAC Clancy Shields. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Clancy Shields. . . . . . . . . All-District Freddy Walsh . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Softball Kellie Caplan . . . . . . . . . . Christina Capobianco . . . . . . Megan Suitos. . . . . . . . . . Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo . . . . . Tassarah Weatherly. . . . . . . Laurel Wyatt. . . . . . . . . . .

All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC

Tennis - Women Laura Baum . . . . . . . . . . . Rocio Frej . . . . . . . . . . . . Bianca Jochimsen. . . . . . . . Jana Mackova. . . . . . . . . . Pichittra Thongdach. . . . . . . Klaudia Wlodarczyk . . . . . . .

Swimming & Diving Erica Christianson . . . . . . . Samantha Eichner. . . . . . . . Emily Irvin . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Keele . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Knapp . . . . . . . . . . . Paige LaPorte. . . . . . . . . . Erin Lionberger . . . . . . . . . Tana Loan. . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan McLain. . . . . . . . . Rachael Meisner. . . . . . . . Kim Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Stotts . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Thittgen . . . . . . . . . Johanna Wubenna . . . . . . .

All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC

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All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC

Track & Field - Men Zacharias Arnos. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Sawyer Bosch. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Caleb Cazier. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Eric Demers. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Marlon Douglas . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kyle Grigsby. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Ryan Grinnell. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Derek Gunn . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Quinten Hennekam. . . . . . . All-WAC Dustin Klein . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Trevor Kraychair. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Cameron Lockard . . . . . . . . All-WAC Geoffrey Moore. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Brian Pierre. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Matthew Schmasow. . . . . . . All-WAC Simon Wardhaugh. . . . . . . . All-WAC Simon Wardhaugh. . . . . . . All-America

Track & Field - Women Annelise Bertleson. . . . . . . All-WAC Marygen Cardona. . . . . . . . All-WAC Karleigh Gempler. . . . . . . . All-WAC Britney Groenhout. . . . . . . . All-WAC Shea Hanson. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kendra Hernandez . . . . . . . All-WAC Chelsea Herren . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Eleni Kafourou. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kayleen McDowell. . . . . . . . All-WAC Ann Noyes. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Megan Olivetti. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Paige Olivetti . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Alyssa Osai. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Nerisha Phillip. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Andrea Silver . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Heidi Suder. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Pamila Ward. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Breanne Whitlock . . . . . . . All-WAC Volleyball Maren Ericson. . . . . . . . . . Alisha King. . . . . . . . . . . Kati Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Remy. . . . . . . . . . Jeanene Rose. . . . . . . . . .

All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC All-WAC

Wrestling Adam Hall . . . . . . . . . . . All-Pac-10 Alan Bartelli . . . . . . . . . . All-Pac-10


Bronco Life Boise State athletics has more to brag about than its accomplishments on the field, in the gym, or on the court these days!

The 2008-09 academic year exemplified the commitment of studentathletes in each of these areas: Academic Excellence ● Highest cumulative athletic department GPA on record ● Athletic department had three straight semesters of 3.0 + GPA ● Top APR in WAC - men’s basketball, football, men's tennis, outdoor men's track and field and men's cross country ● 136 Broncos on the conference All-Academic Teams

The purpose of the BroncoLIFE program is to provide opportunities that will encourage personal investment and enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience at Boise State University. This program is based on the NCAA CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) Life Skills program emphasizing a commitment to the following areas of excellence:

Athletic Excellence ● Wrestling Pac-10 champions ● Football WAC champions ● Men’s Tennis WAC champions ● Gymnastics WAC champions ● Men’s track & field indoor WAC champions ● 11 teams participated in postseason competition

● Commitment to Academic Excellence ● Commitment to Athletic Excellence ● Commitment to Personal Development ● Commitment to Career Development ● Commitment to Service

Personal Development ● Each team selects two members to serve on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to discuss topics related to the student-athlete experience and plan large department events. ● Campus and community consultants met with many teams and individuals regarding nutrition, safety, sport psychology, and many other topics. Career Development ● Student-athletes nearing graduation received valuable information and individual assistance regarding resume preparation, interview skills, and graduate school planning. ● In collaboration with local and national companies and the Boise State University Career Center student-athletes attended dinner etiquette training and a variety of company presentations. Community Service ● Student-athletes volunteered over 1,500 hours to the community ● Events included: Read Across America at local schools, Lift Up America, Make-A-Wish Serving Up Wishes, and Jump Rope for Heart

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The University What you might want to know about Boise state Boise State is Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located in the state’s population center and capital city, a hub of government, business, the arts, health care, industry and technology. The campus is home to 11 Idaho Professor of the Year honorees since 1990 and the 2005 national champion student debate and speech team. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with an all-time state enrollment record of 19,667 students. The university achieves its vision through academic excellence, public engagement, a vibrant culture and exceptional research. The university offers more than 190 fields of interest. Undergraduate, graduate and technical programs are available in seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering,

Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Public Affairs. Students can also study abroad and participate in one of the largest internship programs in the Northwest. Campus life offers adventure and activity. More than 200 student organizations, new residence halls along the Boise River Greenbelt and a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center provide opportunities for both individual development and fun. More than one million visitors come to campus annually for Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning speakers, Bronco football, Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration and other events. Boise State generates $330 million in economic impact on the state in jobs, earnings and sales while educating the work force of tomorrow.

Web sites To Check Out: www.BoiseState.edu www.BoiseState.edu/media/video.asp www.BroncoSports.com www.WACSports.com www.NCAASports.com www.CityofBoise.org www.Boise.org www.BoiseChamber.org www.VisitIdaho.org

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University Quick Facts Founded ....................................................1932 President...........................Dr. Robert W. Kustra Main Phone (Switchboard)...........208-426-1011

Facilities The university is located on a 175-acre main campus that includes over 60 buildings. Boise State facilities include the Stueckle Sky Center (multiple venues), the Special Events Center (capacity 435), the Grace Jordan Grand Ballroom in the Student Union (1,000), Bronco Stadium (32,000), Taco Bell Arena (12,400), Morrison Center (2,000) and Centennial Amphitheatre (800).

Research Centers and Institutes Research Units ..............................................17 Educational / Service Units and affiliates.......20

Research Grants/Contracts (2007-08) Research Grants . .......$28.02 million


The University Boise State by the numbers (stats for fall 2008) Living Graduates

Enrollment by Colleges

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,711 Within Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,868 Within Treasure Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,728

Social Sciences and Public Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,954 (19.3%) Arts and Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,933 (19.1%) Business and Economics. . . . . . . . 3,370 (16.4%) Health Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,719 (13.3%) Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,349 (11.4%) Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,770 (8.6%) Applied Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,157 (5.6%) Non-degree/Graduate/ Undeclared. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,293 (6.3%)

Enrollment Head Count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,667 Full Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,608 Summer Sessions (’08) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,818

Academic Enrollment Undergraduate...

Freshman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,757 (39%) Sophomore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,906 (20%) Junior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,197 (16%) Senior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,032 (21%) Second undergraduate degree. . . . . . . .682 (3%) Graduate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,093 (11%)

Residency Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,357 (88.3%) Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,310 (11.7%)

Age Group 18 or younger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,021 (10%) 19-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,576 (18%) 21-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,471 (29%) 25-35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,577 (28%) 36-50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,431 (12%) 51 and over. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591 (3%)

Gender ... Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,527 (53.5%) Male. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,076 (46.5%)

Number of Degrees Offered Doctorate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Master’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Baccalaureate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Associate of Applied Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Associate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Technical Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Graduate Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Faculty and Staff Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 666 Professional Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 696 Classified Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 726 Total* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,088 *Temporary employees are not included in this total

Instructional Faculty Professor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Instructor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Special Lecturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80


The University What’s happening at Boise State General ► Emerging metropolitan research university of distinction achieving its vision through academic excellence, public engagement, a vibrant culture and exceptional research ► Reflecting the character of Idaho’s capital city – a center of business, government, technology, health care and the arts ► Largest university in Idaho with 19,667 students – an all-time state fall enrollment record for the 12th time in 13 years ► Celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007-08 Academics ► Offers undergraduate, graduate and technical programs in eight colleges with more than 190 fields of interest ► Produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, a Mitchell Scholar, USA Today Academic All-American, several NCAA Academic AllAmericans, several NCAA post-graduate scholars, and many Fulbright scholars and professors ► Offers study abroad opportunities in more than 50 countries ► College of Engineering ranked in the U.S. News and World Report list of best engineering programs among public, comprehensive universities ► College of Business and Economics is rated among the top third in the nation with its AACSB international accreditation ► Largest undergraduate nursing program in the state ► Only university in United States to offer a master of science degree in raptor biology Faculty ► Communication professor Heidi Reeder was named the 2007 Idaho Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation, marking the 11th time since 1990 that a Boise State professor has won this award ► Award-winning faculty include Idaho Environmental Educator of the Year, national Marketing Educator of the Year and Idaho Nurse of the Year for Academic Education ► Kinesiology professor Werner Hoeger competed in the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Winter Games in the sport of luge as the oldest male athlete Students ► Talkin’ Broncos debate and speech team won the 2005 national championship and finished second in 2007

► A Boise State student was the only Idahoan named to the 2005 All-USA College Academic Team by USA Today ► A Boise State graduate won a full Clarendon Scholarship to Oxford in England in 2005 ► Students and faculty side-by-side, with undergraduate students involved in research, a student/faculty ratio of 19:1 and an average class size of 28 students ► Students have recently won national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Kappa Sigma, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Environmental Health Association ► One of the largest internship programs in the Northwest with 1,300 job placements annually ► More than $80 million awarded in financial aid for 2006-07 to about 12,000 students Research ► Received $28 million for research and sponsored projects for fiscal year 2008 ► An interdisciplinary group has received $940,000 in federal funding for West Nile virus vaccine research ► Fastest growing biomolecular research program in Idaho supports researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, artificial cartilage, chemotherapeutic drugs and other areas ► Part of two new Federal Aviation Administration research centers with other universities such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard and Cal Berkeley ► More than 50 centers and institutes on campus working for the common good of Idaho and beyond, including the Center for Health Policy, Idaho Council on Economic Education and Andrus Center for Public Policy ► Recipient of $16.1 million grant along with sister institutions in Idaho from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Network for Biomedical Research Excellence Campus Life ► New residence halls and apartments increased campus housing capacity by 63 percent in 2004, including seven Ivy League-modeled residential colleges for faculty and students ► Vibrant campus life with more than 200 student organizations ► Award-winning $12 million Student Recreation Center with one of the largest collegiate climbing gyms in the United States (6,800 square foot rock wall)

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City

Boise

of

Boise City Facts Capital City of Nickname

Idaho City of Trees

City Population

213,500

Metro Population

635,000

State Population

1,523,816

Time Zone

Mountain

Regional Airport

1

Climate Facts Elevation (airport) Seasons Experienced Humidity Annual Precipitation Annual Snowfall Days of Sunshine Temperature Average

2,842 all four low 12.11 inches 21.4 inches 234 High / Low

► January

36 / 21

► February

44 / 27

► March

52 / 31

► April

61 / 36

► May

71 / 43

► June

80 / 52

► July

90 / 57

► August

88 / 56

► September

77 / 48

► October

64 / 39

► November

48 / 31

► December

37 / 22

Metro Entertainment Facts Museums

15

Parks

62

Acres of Parks and Trails

2,700

Zoo

1

Movie Theaters / Screens

11 / 83

Performing Arts Groups Boise Burn Boise Hawks

11 Arena Football AFL2 Baseball (NWL)

Idaho Stampede

NBA D-League

Idaho Steelheads

Hockey (ECHL)

The Boise Open

Golf - Nationwide

Snake River Stampede

Pro Rodeo

Caldwell Night Rodeo

Pro Rodeo

Bogus Basin Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl

Skiing Football

Distances to (miles)...

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Portland, Ore.

430

Reno, Nev.

423

Salt Lake City, Utah

340

San Francisco, Calif.

641

Seattle, Wash.

505

Spokane, Wash.

375


City

of

Boise

What others have said about Boise... • Forbes Magazine has ranked Boise in the top 10 for “best places in USA for business and careers” nine consecutive years, including a No. 1 ranking in 2005 and a second place rank in 2003 and 2008. • Inc. Magazine has ranked Boise in its top 11 mid-sized Boomtowns in America three years in a row 2005-07. • 10th best city in the U.S. to live − Cities Ranked & Rated, 2nd Edition (2007)

• “Oasis for Retirees” − Wall Street Journal 2004 • “Jewel of the West” − Travel Tips Magazine, 2004 • No. 1 mountain biking town in USA − Bike Magazine, 2001 and 2003 • One of the top 10 most active places to live − Modern Maturity, 2000

• One of the 30 fastest cities in the world − Fast Company, 2006

“Welcome to Boise, Idaho, the last great place in the American West – where housing remains affordable, Western culture still thrives, and access to the nation’s wildest state begins within city limits.”

• No. 1 Adventure Town in U.S.A. − National Geographic Adventure, Sept. 2006

− National Geographic Adventure magazine in September 2006

• No. 2 most secure place to live in U.S. − Farmers Insurance, 2007 • No. 1 most secure place to live in U.S. − Farmers Insurance, 2006

• 18th safest city to drive − All-State Insurance, 2006 • 8th most inventive town in America − Wall Street Journal, 2006 • 8th most livable small city in America − Money Magazine, 2006 • 8th affordable place to live in U.S. − Sperling’s Best Places, 2006 • Boise Airport 7th best in the world for passenger satisfaction − Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine, 2005 • Second best city in America to do business − Inc. Magazine, 2005 • No. 5 city its size in the nation for favorable cost-of-doing-business − KPMG LLP, 2004 • No. 13 best overall city − National Policy Research Council’s Gold Guide, May 2004

“Sitting at the junction of the arid plateau of the high desert and the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the capital of Idaho offers all the outdoor advantages of more ballyhooed Western towns but with less, well, ballyhoo.” - The New York Times in July 2006

• Idaho’s Sportstown USA − Sports Illustrated, 2004

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Hall of Fame Boise State University’s Athletic Hall of Fame was founded to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to Bronco athletics. Its purpose is to perpetuate the memory of the people who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to Boise State University. Plaques honoring the former Bronco greats are located in the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery. The following is a list of all the honorees under the year in which they were inducted.

The Inductees Class of 1982 • • • • • • • • •

1980 NCAA Div. I-AA National Championship Football Team Tony Knap, 1968-75 (Football Coach) Dave Wilcox, 1960-62 (Football) Jim McMillan, 1971-74 (Football) Lyle Smith, 1946-81 (Football Coach / Administrator) 1958 National Junior College Championship Football Team Bill Shaw, 1974 (M-Skiing) Larry Jackson, 1949-51 (Football) Eddie Lodge, 1953-55 (Football)

Class of 1983 • • • • • •

Curt Flisher, 1985-60 (M-Track & Field) Bud Johnson, 1961-63 (Wrestling) Elaine Elliott, 1974-77 (W-Basketball / Field Hockey) Bill Pederson, 1961-63 (Wrestling) Dr. Richard Gardner, 1958-92 (Team Physician) Dick Nelson, 1947-48 (Football)

Class of 1984 • • • •

Ron Austin, 1968-72 (M-Basketball) Dr. Eugene Chaffee, 1936-70 (President) Don Hutt, 1970-74 (Football) Jake Jacoby, 1980-85 (M-Track & Field)

Class of 1985 • • • • •

Class of 1989

David Chandler, 1971-75 (Wrestling) Dee Picket, 1975-78 (Football) Pat House, 1958-60 (Baseball) Doug Scott, 1976-79 (Football) John Smith, 1972-75 (Football)

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Class of 1990

Class of 1987 • • • • • • •

Scott Barrett, 1979-82 (Wrestling) Frank Kaaa, 1960-61 (Football) Al Marshall, 1970-72 (Football) Rick Woods, 1978-81 (Football)

Lyle Smith, long-time football coach and administrator from 1946-81

• • • • •

Jo Ann Burrell, 1974-78 (W-Basketball) Steve Connor, 1974-78 (M-Basketball) Herb Halliwell, 1957-58 (Football) Gus Johnson, 1961-62 (M-Basketball) Cedric Minter, 1977-80 (Football) Randy Watson, 1974-77 (Wrestling) Mike Young, 1972-2002 (Wrestling Coach)

Michel Bourgeau, 1980-83 (Football) Mike Holton, 1973-76 (Football) Fred Miklancic, 1953-54 (Football) John Rade, 1981-82 (Football) Randy Trautman, 1978-81 (Football)

Class of 1991

Class of 1988 • • • •

Joe Aliotti, 1978-80 (Football) Dr. John B. Barnes, 1967-77 (President) David Hughes, 1977-80 (Football) Frank Teverbaugh, 1951-53 (Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track) • Kevin Wood, 1979-82 (Wrestling) • Rolly Woolsey, 1971-74 (Football)

• Ben Jayne, 1947-48 (Football) • Gus Urresti, 1936-38 (Football)

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Kipp Bedard, 1979-81 (Football) Carl Keever, 1982-84 (Football) Nacho Larracoechea, 1973-74 (M-Tennis) Bill Otey, 1968-70 (M-Basketball)

Class of 1993

• Markus Koch, 1982-85 (Football) • Carmel Major, 1983-88 (W-Track & Field) • Connie Thorngren, 1970-83 (first Women’s Coach / Administrator)

Class of 1996 • • • • • • • •

Chris Childs, 1985-89 (M-Basketball) Eugene Greene, 1989-91 (M-Track & Field) Ed Jacoby, 1973-96 (Track & Field Coach) Arnell Jones, 1986-88 (M-Basketball) Troy Kemp, 1984-88 (M-Track & Field) Peter Kwiatkowski, 1984-87 (Football) Wendell Lawrence, 1985-88 (M-Track & Field) Steven Muse, 1985-89 (M-Track & Field)

Class of 1999 • • • •

Kelly Baker, 1986-89 (Volleyball) Eric Helgeson, 1987-90 (Football) Frank Robinson, 1988-91 (Football) Chris Thomas, 1988-91 (Football)

Class of 2001 • • • • •

Tricia Bader, 1991-96 (W-Basketball) Charles Burton, 1991-96 (Wrestling) Kathy Karpel, 1987-91 (W-Track & Field) Greg Patton, 1991-present (M-Tennis Coach) Crystal Young, 1988-89 (W-Track & Field)

Class of 2004 • • • • • •

Gary Craner, 1972-2008 (Athletic Trainer) Ernesto Diaz, 1992-97 (M-Tennis) Michelle Schultz, 1992-96 (W-Basketball) Jose Uribe, 1995-97 (M-Track & Field) Lidiya Varbanova, 1990-94 (W-Basketball) Julie Wagner, 1991-95 (Gymnastics)

Class of 2007 • • • • • • •

The 2007 Class: L-R , Dr. John Keiser (former Boise State President), Roberto Bergersen (M's BB), Jarred Rome (M's T&F), Kirk White (Wrestling), Johnna Evans (Gymnastics), and Bart Hendricks (Football). Missing was Wesley Moodie (M's Tennis).

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Roberto Bergersen, 1996-99 (M-Basketball) Johnna Evans, 1994-98 (Gymnastics) Bart Hendricks, 1996-00 (Football) Dr. John Keiser, 1978-91 (President) Wesley Moodie, 1998-00 (M-Tennis) Jarred Rome, 1996-00 (M-Track & Field) Kirk White, 1997-01 (Wrestling)


Boise State Broncos Administration and Media


University President Dr. Robert W. Kustra, Boise State President Now in his seventh year, he leads the university in a time of dynamic growth in student enrollment, new construction, fundraising, and research. Long heralded for its devotion to classroom teaching, Boise State has added another dimension to its mission as an emerging metropolitan research university of distinction.

Dr. Robert Kustra is president of Boise State University, the largest public university in Idaho, with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students plus 2,400 faculty and staff.

His administration has been marked by an emphasis on research, upgrading admissions standards, improving the undergraduate experience, and increasing the number of graduate and doctoral programs. Faculty awards and grants for research at Boise State have increased from $19.6 million to $37 million during his tenure. Significant scholarship opportunities have been created, including the Langroise National Merit Scholars, Boise State Capital Scholars and Presidential Civic Leadership Scholars.

Dr. Kustra is currently leading Boise

State’s first comprehensive campaign, Destination Distinction, to raise $175 million in private support for faculty, student scholarships, and campus infrastructure. With a long and distinguished career in public service in Illinois, Dr. Kustra served two terms as lieutenant governor of Illinois, following 10 years in the Illinois Legislature. He also chaired the Illinois Board of Higher Education, responsible for funding and oversight of Illinois’ nine public universities. Prior to joining Boise State, Dr. Kustra also served as president of Eastern Kentucky University and the Midwestern Higher Education Commission. He has held faculty positions at the University of IllinoisSpringfield, Loyola University of Chicago, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and Northwestern University. Dr. Kustra was appointed in 2008 to the NCAA’s highest governing body as a member

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of the Division I executive committee and board of directors. He served on the Presidential Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics and is past president of the Western Athletic Conference’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the board of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. In 2007, he was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame and was named the Most Influential Person in the Treasure Valley by The Idaho Statesman. Dr. Kustra hosts a weekly radio show, New Horizons, for the National Public Radio affiliate in Boise. President Kustra holds degrees from Benedictine College and Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He and his wife, Kathy, have two grown children, three grandsons, and treasure the memory of their son, Steve.


Director of athletics Gene Bleymaier, Boise State Director of Athletics

Under Gene Bleymaier’s leadership, Boise State University’s Department of Athletics has scaled impressive and unprecedented heights with the accomplishments of its studentathletes, the successes of its teams, the growth of its facilities, the support of its community, and the advancement of its status among the nation’s premier athletic programs. Bleymaier is in his 29th year at Boise State. He joined the Athletic Department in 1981 and became the Broncos’ AD in February of 1982. In June 2008 Bleymaier received the Astro Turf Athletic Director of the Year Award at the national athletic directors’ conference in Dallas. He currently is the Western Athletic Conference’s representative to the Bowl Championship Series. In 1997 Bleymaier led the effort to create the Humanitarian Bowl – now called the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl – and he continues to serve on the board of directors for the annual postseason football game. He served a four-year term as the WAC representative on the NCAA Division I Management Council and is also past president and vice president of the NCAA I-AA Athletic Directors’ Association. He is also a member of the Boise-based World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame board of directors. Under Bleymaier’s guidance, Boise State’s

football program has grown spectacularly and gained national attention since it joined the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) ranks in 1996. In just over a decade competing at the highest collegiate level, Boise State football has put itself on the national map with winning records, league championships, national rankings and bowl victories in front of a national audience. Among the nation’s FBS programs, Boise State has the best overall record in the last 10 years (108-20, 84.3 percent), the best winning percentage for conference games the past 10 years (705, 93.3 percent), and has been the highestscoring team in the nation since 2000 (41.16 points per game). In 1986 Bleymaier was responsible for the installation of the artificial blue turf in Bronco Stadium, which has become one of the most recognizable sports venues in America and the city of Boise’s most famous landmark. In 1996 he led Boise State’s move to FBS as a member of the Big West Conference, and in 2001 he guided the Bronco Athletic Department’s transfer to its current membership in the WAC. In its first eight years in the WAC, the Bronco football team has won six league championships and finished second twice. In 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008 Boise State went 8-0 in conference play. The Broncos have won a total of 23 league championships in all sports since joining the WAC. Prior to joining the WAC, Boise State won 15 team titles overall while it was a member of the Big West Conference from 1996-2001, and 33 overall league championships in the Big Sky Conference from 1982-1995. The Broncos also captured 13 Big Sky all-sport championships. Boise State sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports – eight for men and 11 for women. All teams compete in the WAC with the exception of wrestling (Pac-10). The 2008-09 athletic season was highlighted by six teams completing their seasons ranked in the top 25 of their respective sports and Boise State finishing the year with its highest ever finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup at 49th. Football led the way capturing its sixth WAC title in seven years and finished the season

ranked 11th in the nation by the Associated Press with an overall record of 12-1. Wrestling won its second straight Pac-10 championship before placing 12th at the NCAA National Championships. The Broncos won their other WAC team titles in men’s indoor track and field, gymnastics and men’s tennis (regular season). Boise State also sent several other teams to regional and national post-season competition highlighted by the men’s tennis team advancing to the round of 16 at the NCAA National Tournament for the first time in over 10 years. Individually, another chapter was added to the Bronco history book when Eleni Kafourou became the first female to win a national championship when she finished first in the women’s triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Conference wise Boise State student-athletes won 23 league championships. Behind Bleymaier’s guidance, Boise State student-athletes have also excelled in the classroom. During the 2008-09 academic year, 136 Bronco student-athletes received conference all-academic honors. Following the spring 2009 semester, Bronco studentathletes set an all-time single semester gradepoint-average mark at 3.00 and an all-time cumulative GPA at 3.04, marking the fourth straight semester the Boise State studentathlete cumulative GPA has been over 3.00. A record 65 percent of all student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA last year. In May of 2009, the NCAA announced its multi-year academic performance rates (APR) and Boise State has the highest rates in the WAC for the sports of football, men’s basketball, men’s tennis (a perfect 1000 score), outdoor track and field, and men’s cross country – the most No. 1 rankings of any WAC school. The football and men’s basketball teams led the WAC for the third straight year. Moreover, the athletic program’s overall APR has improved every year. While Boise State has enjoyed unprecedented success on the playing fields, courts and in the classroom, it has also drastically improved its facilities under Bleymaier’s direction. In August of 2008 the

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most expensive capital project in the history of Bronco athletics opened with the $36 million Stueckle Sky Center which includes a stateof-the-art press box, suites, loge boxes and club seats. On August 1, 2009 Boise State officially acquired control of the 15.5-acre East Junior High School site from the Boise School District with plans to build future athletic facilities there. Located just northeast of the main campus, the first project planned will be to move Ed Jacoby Track from Bronco Stadium and build a new track and field facility. The most recent facility was unveiled this past year with the opening of the Mountain Cove Softball Field. In a cooperative effort with the Boise School District, the Bronco athletic department renovated the complex adding a press box, more seating, a scoreboard, batting cages and replacing the field. In 2006, Boise State opened the CavenWilliams Sports Complex, which is a $9.5 million indoor practice facility that includes a full size football field and the Keith and Catherine Stein Band Hall. Other capital projects completed during Bleymaier’s tenure include the Boas Tennis/ Soccer Center, a 1997 expansion of Bronco Stadium, the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery, the Williams Plaza, the Peterson-Preco Learning Center, the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center, the Jackson Indoor Track, the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, the Bronco Football Center, the gymnastics room expansion, the Simplot Center for Athletic Excellence, the Fedrizzi Fitness Center expansion, and an expansion of the Nicholson-Yanke Center. Bleymaier served as an assistant athletic director at UCLA prior to coming to Boise State. A member of the California Bar Association and a graduate of the Loyola Law School, Bleymaier received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA. Bleymaier lettered in football and was named to the All-Pac 8 Conference third team as a tight end for the Bruins. He was the recipient of the UCLA Outstanding Senior Award and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bleymaier graduated from Borah High School in Boise. Bleymaier and his wife, Danell, have four children – Maribeth, Joe, Claire and Tom.


ADMINISTRATION Athletic Department Administration Directory area Code (208)

Athletic Administration

Dr. Dwayne Barney NCAA Faculty Representative

Curt Apsey

Senior Associate Athletic Director - Advancement

Dr. Robert Kustra (President) Dr. Dwayne Barney (NCAA Faculty Representative) Gene Bleymaier ( Director of Athletics) Ron Dibelius (Assistant to the AD) Sarah Saras (Assistant to the AD) AnnMarie Kaus (Director of Special Events)

426-1493 426-3429 426-1826 426-4247 426-1826 426-5407

Academic Services

Gabe Rosenvall (Assistant AD - Academic Services) Valerie Cleary (Director of Student Enhancement Programs) Chelsea Herman (Tutor Coordinator) Eric Kile (Peterson-PRECO Center Coordinator) Karen Vickery (Life Skills Coordinator)

426-3077 426-1103 426-3843 426-5379 426-4854

Advancement

Curt Apsey (Senior Associate AD - Advancement)

426-1781

Athletic Training Christina Van Tol

Senior Associate Athletic Director - Student Services / SWA

Bob Madden

Associate Athletic Director - Development / Executive Dir. BAA

Marc Paul (Assistant AD - Athletic Training) Tyler Smith (Associate Athletic Trainer) Josh Dreher (Assistant Athletic Trainer) Katie Ham (Assistant Athletic Trainer) Brandon Voigt (Assistant Athletic Trainer)

426-1696 426-2430 426-3944 426-1654 426-1654

Business

Mike Waller (Associate AD / CFO) Niki Gamez (Assistant AD - Business) Andy Atkinson (Systems Administrator) Cindy Rice (Accountant)

426-1222 426-1253 861-2581 426-4222

Development

Bob Madden (Associate AD - Development / Executive Dir. BAA) Kris Kamann (Assistant Director. - Bronco Athletic Association) Michel Bourgeau (Development Officer - Varsity “B� Club)

Mike Sumpter

Associate Athletic Director - Operations

Brad Larrondo

Senior Assistant Athletic Director - Promotions & Marketing

426-3557 426-1353 426-5440

Mike Waller

Associate Athletic Director - CFO

Max Corbet

Assistant Athletic Director - Media Relations

Niki Gamez

Assistant Athletic Director - Business

Anita Guerricabeitia Assistant Athletic Director - Ticket Operations

Lori Hays

Assistant Athletic Director - Operations

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Equipment

Dale Holste (Equipment Manager - Nicholson-Yanke Center) Joe Fuson (Equipment Manager - Boas Center) Raul Ibarra (Equipment Manager - Taco Bell Arena)

Operations

Mike Sumpter (Associate AD - Operations) Lori Hays (Assistant AD - Operations & Event Management) Eric Thorpe (Game Operations & Events Director)

Promotions and Marketing

Brad Larrondo (Senior Assistant AD - Promotions & Marketing) Brent Moore (Corporate Services Coordinator) Allison Bender (Director of Promotions) Ryan Becker (Marketing & Promotions Coord. / Webmaster)

Student Services

Christina Van Tol (Senior Associate AD - Student Services / SWA) Scott Hobbs (Assistant AD / Compliance) Jenny Bellomy (Compliance Assistant / Travel Services) Heather Little (Student Insurance / HR Coordinator)

Stueckle Sky Club

Valerie Tichenor (Executive Director) Bob Carney (Director of Operations) Bill Trenbeath (Assistant Director of Advancement) Patti Morgan (Management Assistant)

Ticket Office

Tim Socha (Head Coach) Jeff Jones (Assistant Coach) Ryan Russell (Assistant Coach)

Scott Hobbs

Assistant Athletic Director - Compliance

Marc Paul

Assistant Athletic Director - Athletic Training

426-1513 426-1550 426-1538 426-3566 426-5479 426-2188 426-2574 426-1655 426-5185 426-2811 426-5444 426-2582 426-2550 426-5387 426-2560

Anita Guerricabeitia (Assistant AD - Ticket Operations) Shaela Priaulx (Assistant Ticket Manager) Paul Finn (Box Office Manager)

Strength and Conditioning

426-3955 426-5749 426-1446

426-1385 426-1286 426-1287 426-1980 426-5280 426-5280

Gabe Rosenvall Assistant Athletic Director - Academic Services


Coaching Staffs Athletic Department Head Coaches Directory area Code (208)

Basketball - Men

Greg Graham - Head Coach Tim Cleary (Assistant Coach) Andy McClouskey (Assistant Coach) James Bailey (Assistant Coach) Ryan Hellenthal (Director of Basketball Operations)

426-1952 426-1963 426-1522 426-4916 426-1413

Basketball - Women

Gordy Presnell (Head Coach) Heather Sower (Assistant Coach) Kelley Berglund (Assistant Coach) Calamity McEntire (Assistant Coach)

426-1952 426-1760 426-4891 426-4019

Football

Chris Petersen (Head Coach) Brent Pease (Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers) Bryan Harsin (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) Justin Wilcox (Defensive Coordinator) Keith Bhonapha (Runningbacks) Jeff Choate (Linebackers & Special Teams) Scott Huff (Offensive Line) Peter Kwiatkowski (Defensive Line) Chris Strausser (Tight Ends & Running Game Coordinator) Marcel Yates (Defensively Secondary) Viliami Tuivai (Director of Football Operations) Julius Brown (Director of Player Personnel) Vicki Sullivan (Administrative Assistant)

Golf - Men

Kevin Burton (Head Coach)

Golf - Women

Nicole Harris (Head Coach)

Gymnastics

Tina Bird (Co-Head Coach) Neil Resnick (Co-Head Coach) Patty Resnick (Assistant Coach)

Steve Lucas Soccer Head Coach

J.W. Hardy

Track & Field / Cross Country Head Coach

426-1281 426-1516 426-1819 426-1525 426-1523 426-3115 426-1282 426-1817 426-1155 426-1704 426-3940 426-1013 426-1281

Men’s Tennis Head Coach

Steve Lucas (Head Coach) Mark Hiemenz (Assistant Coach) Stephanie Wieger (Assistant Coach)

426-5425 426-5739 426-4614

Softball

Erin Thorpe (Head Coach) Justin Kloczko (Assistant Coach) Brianne Moore (Assistant Coach)

426-1797 426-4899 426-4899

Swimming & Diving

Kristin Hill (Head Coach) Justin Brosseau (Assistant Coach) David Legler (Assistant Coach) Greg Patton (Head Coach) Morgan Shepherd (Assistant Coach) Mark Tichenor (Head Coach) Mike Maynard (Head Coach - Throws) Chris Huffins (Assistant Coach - Jumps) Kelley Watson (Assistant Coach - Sprints & Hurdles) Brad Wick (Assistant Coach - Cross Country & Distance)

Volleyball

Wrestling

Shawn Garus

Football Head Coach

Gordy Presnell

Women’s Basketball Head Coach

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426-3657 426-2202 426-1751 426-3390

Volleyball Head Coach

Greg Graham

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

426-4490 426-1656 426-1713

Greg Randall (Head Coach) Chris Owens (Assistant Coach) Kirk White (Assistant Coach)

Chris Petersen

Men’s Golf Head Coach

426-5709

Track & Field / Cross Country - Men and Women

426-3167

Kevin Burton

426-5706 426-5738

Tennis - Women

Shawn Garus (Head Coach) TBD (Assistant Coach) TBD (Assistant Coach)

Tina Bird

Gymnastics Co-Head Coach

859-6012 407-8806 426-1703

Tennis - Men

426-3747

559-8448 859-0983 859-2612

Greg Patton

Soccer

426-2879 426-1889 426-1889

Greg Randall Wrestling Head Coach

Neil Resnick

Gymnastics Co-Head Coach

Nicole Harris

Kristin Hill

Women’s Golf Head Coach

Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Erin Thorpe

Mark Tichenor

Softball Head Coach

Women’s Tennis Head Coach


Media Contacts Local Media Directory

Sports Information Max Corbet

Note: Idaho’s area code is 208

Assistant Athletic Director Media Relations

Legend: SD = sports director, SE = sports editor, SC = sports columnist, SR = sports reporter, BC = bureau chief

Television

KTVB (NBC) P.O. Box 7, Boise, ID 83707 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-7277 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-7770 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KTVB.com Sports Staff Justin Corr (SR) . . . . . . . . . . 321-5759 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jcorr@ktvb.com Zach Wolken (SR). . . . . . . . . 375-7277 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jcorr@ktvb.com

Associated Press P.O. Box 1187, Boise, ID 83701 Main Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343-1894 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344-0135 Sports Staff Todd Dvorak (BC). . . . . . . . . . 343-1894 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tdvorak@ap.com

KTRV (FOX) P.O. Box 1212, Nampa, ID 83652 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . 466-1200 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461-4861 Website . . . . . . . . . . . FOX12news.com Sports Staff Kelly Cross (SD). . . . . . 466-1200 ext. 210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kcross@ktrv.com Nate Kuester (SR). . . . . . . . . 466-1200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nkuester@ktrv.com

Idaho Press Tribune 1618 Midland Blvd., Nampa, ID 83652 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465-8111 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467-9562 Website . . . . . . . . . . . IdahoPress.com Sports Staff Phil Dailey (SE) . . . . . . . . . . . 467-8111 . . . . . . . . . . . pdailey@idahopress.com Dave Southorn (SR). . . . . . . . . 467-8111 . . . . . . . . . . dsouthorn@idahopress.com

Radio

Idaho Statesman 1200 N. Curtis Rd., Boise, ID 83704 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377-6420 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-6505 Website. . . . . . . . . IdahoStatesman.com Sports Staff Mike Prater (SE). . . . . . . . . . . 377-6421 . . . . . . . . mprater@idahostatesman.com Chadd Cripe (SR) . . . . . . . . . . 377-6398 . . . . . . . . . ccripe@idahostatesman.com Nick Jezierny (SR). . . . . . . . . . 377-6420 . . . . . . . . njezierny@idahostatesman.com Brian Murphy (SC). . . . . . . . . . 377-6444 bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

KBOI (AM 670) P.O. Box 1280, Boise, ID 83702 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . 336-3670 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336-3735 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . 670KBOI.com

Office: 426-1515 • Cell: 859-6952 Fax: 426-1778 • mcorbet@boisestate.edu

KTIK (AM 1350) 1419 W. Bannock, Boise, ID 83701 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424-1350 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336-3735 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KTIK.com Sports Staff Jeff Caves (SD). . . . . . . . . . . 336-3670 . . . . . . . . . . . jeff.caves@citcomm.com

KBCI (CBS) P.O. Box 2, Boise, ID 83707 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-2203 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-2211 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KBCItv.com Sports Staff J. Bates (SD). . . . . . . . . . . . 472-2203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jbates@kbcitv.com Troy Oppie (SR) . . . . . . . . . . 472-2203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . toppie@kbcitv.com KIVI (ABC) 1866 Chisholm Rd., Nampa, ID 83661 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . 381-6663 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381-6681 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Idaho6.com Sports Staff Randy Simon (SR). . . . . . . . . 381-6665 . . . . . . rsimon@journalbroadcastgroup.net

KIDO (AM 580) 827 E. Park Blvd., Suite 201, Boise, ID 83712 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . 344-6363 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327-8800 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . 580KIDO.com Sports Staff Bob Behler (SD) . . . . . . . . . . 344-6363 . . . . . Bob.Behler@peakbroadcasting.com

Sports: Football, Wrestling, oversees Cross Country and Track & Field G.A.

Sports Staff Paul J. Schneider (SD). . . . . . . 336-3670 . . . . . . . . . . . . tampaidaho@msn.com

B e c c a Fau l d s

Sports Information Director Sports: Men’s Basketball, interview coordinator for Football and oversees Swimming & Diving G.A. Office: 426-3868 • Cell: 989-1010 Fax: 426-1778 • beccafaulds@boisestate.edu

Newspapers

Arbiter (BSU Student) 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID 83725 Sports Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-8204 Fax Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426-3198 Website . . . . . . . . . . ArbiterOnLine.com Sports Staff Kirk Bell (SE). . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-8204 . . . . . . . . . . . sports@arbiteronline.com

D o ug L i n k Assistant Sports Information Director Sports: Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Golf programs, and oversees Softball G.A. Office: 426-1027 • Cell: 861-2796 Fax: 426-3361 • dlink@boisestate.edu

M i c h e l l e ( R a i ls bac k) S m i t h Assistant Sports Information Director Sports: Volleyball, Gymnastics and Tennis

Media Policies Interviews: Members of the media should contact the Women’s Soccer Sports Information contact, Doug Link, at 208-426-1027 (office) or 208861-2796 (cell) to arrange all interviews with the coaching staff and athletes. The women’s soccer team typically practices in the afternoons from 3:30-5:30 at the Boas Tennis & Soccer Complex at 1507 South Oakland Street. Interviews at practice: Coaches and athletes are available for interviews before and after practice with appropriate notice. Game Day Interviews: Athletes are not available for pre-game interviews on game day. Post-game interviews are available with athletes and coaches approximately 10 minutes after the completion of a match. Requests for post-game interviews of a specific player should be made to a member of the Sports Information staff three-to-five minutes prior to the conclusion of the match. Press Credentials: Media members should request press passes through the Sports Information Office 24 hours before an event. Do to the setup of the facility no phone lines can be provided on game day. Credentials are given with priority to those working to cover the event under deadline. Statistical Services: Full statistical services are provided at each home event. Programs, rosters, press releases and season statistics are provided at the competition. A NCAA statistical box score is provided following the conclusion of the match.

Office: 426-3438 • Cell: 949-1037 Fax: 426-3361 • michellerailsback@boisestate.edu

J a k e Ga r c i n Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field and Wrestling Office: 426-4675 • Cell: 490-0718 Fax: 426-1778 • jakegarcin@boisestate.edu

S t e v e n O lv e da Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Sports: Swimming & Diving and Softball Office: 426-1106 • Cell: 916-521-7481 Fax: 426-3361 • stevenolveda@boisestate.edu

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Boise State Press Row/Box Phone Numbers Bronco Stadium. . . . . . . . . 426-1408 Taco Bell Arena. . . . . . . . . . 426-1503 Boise State Soccer Stadium. . . 861-2796 Boas Tennis & Soccer Center. . 426-5737 Mountain Cove Softball Field . . 344-2336 Bronco Gym - Volleyball . . . . . 949-1037 Bronco Gym - Basketball. . . . . 861-2796 Bronco Gym - Wrestling. . . . . 859-6952


Corporate Sponsors

Banking Sponsor of the Broncos US Bank Team Bronco Partners Boise Office Equipment Boise Hunter Homes Carl's Jr. Idaho Lottery Les Schwab Tires S1 IT Solutions

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Boise state University


2009 Cross Country Schedule Sept. 12

NNU Roger Curran Invite

Sept. 26

Bob Firman Invitational

Oct. 3

Willamette Invitational

Oct. 17

Santa Clara Invite

Oct. 22

College of Idaho

Oct. 31

WAC Championships

Nov. 14

NCAA West Regional

Nov. 23

NCAA Championships

Nampa, ID Eagle, ID Salem, OR

Santa Clara, CA Caldwell, ID Reno, NV Eugene, OR Terre Haute, IN


2009 Boise State Cross Country Media Guide