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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL 2010 Bronco Softball Schedule

GENERAL INFORMATION Quick Facts.............................................................................................................. pg. 3 2010 Bronco Schedule........................................................................................ pg. 3 2010 Bronco Roster/Pronunciation Guide................................................... pg. 4 2010 Bronco Picture Roster............................................................................... pg. 5 Mountain Cove Softball Field............................................................................ pg. 6 2010 Season Preview......................................................................................pgs. 7-9 Team and Class Pitures......................................................................................pg. 10 MEET THE COACHES Head Coach Erin Thorpe..................................................................................pg. 12 Assistant Coach Justin Kloczko.......................................................................pg. 13 Assistant Coach Brianne McGowan-Durfee...............................................pg. 14 Support Staff.........................................................................................................pg. 14 MEET THE BRONCOS Returners........................................................................................................pgs. 16-26 Newcomers...................................................................................................pgs. 27-28 OPPONENTS Opponents....................................................................................................pgs. 30-33 WAC Bracket.........................................................................................................pg. 34 HISTORY Inaugural Season Review.........................................................................pgs. 36-37 2009 Statistical Review..............................................................................pgs. 38-40 BOISE STATE EXPERIENCE Bronco Facilities and Tradition...............................................................pgs. 42-45 2008-09 Review...........................................................................................pgs. 46-47 WAC and Bronco Support.......................................................................pgs. 48-54 The University and the city of Boise......................................................pgs. 55-60 Administration and Media.......................................................................pgs. 63-68

Date Time (MT) Opponent Location Feb. 13 12:30 p.m. San Diego San Diego, Calif. Feb. 13 5 p.m. UC Riverside San Diego, Calif. Feb. 14 10 a.m. San Diego Riverside, Calif. Feb. 14 12:30 p.m. UC Riverside Riverside, Calif. Feb. 18 8:15 p.m. UNLV ! Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 19 10 a.m. Indiana ! Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 19 12:15 p.m. Long Beach State ! Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 20 10 a.m. Oklahoma ! Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 20 12:15 p.m. San Diego ! Las Vegas, Nev. Mar. 5 12 p.m. Wichita State # Lubbock, Texas Mar. 5 2 p.m. Texas Tech # Lubbock, Texas Mar. 6 10 a.m. Wichita State # Lubbock, Texas Mar. 6 12 p.m. Texas Tech # Lubbock, Texas Mar. 7 9 a.m. Texas Tech # Lubbock, Texas Mar.12 11:30 a.m. North Dakota Corvallis, Ore. Mar. 12 2 p.m Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Mar. 13 3 p.m. Oregon Eugene, Ore. Mar. 14 10 a.m. North Dakota Eugene, Ore. Mar. 14 2 p.m. Oregon Eugene, Ore. Mar. 19 3 p.m. Minnesota % Boise, Idaho Mar. 20 11:45 a.m. Weber State % Boise, Idaho Mar. 20 4:15 p.m. Portland State % Boise, Idaho Mar. 21 2 p.m. Weber State % Boise, Idaho Mar. 21 4:15 p.m. Portland State % Boise, Idaho Mar. 27 1 p.m. New MexicoState (DH)* Boise, Idaho Mar. 28 1 p.m. New Mexico State* Boise, Idaho Mar. 30 2 p.m. Sacramento State (DH) Sacramento, Calif. Mar. 31 2 p.m. Pacific (DH) Stockton, Calif. Apr. 2 7 p.m. Fresno State* Fresno, Calif. Apr. 3 2 p.m. Fresno State (DH)* Fresno, Calif. Apr. 6 1 p.m. Utah (DH) Boise, Idaho Apr. 9 3 p.m. Hawai’i* Boise, Idaho Apr. 10 1 p.m. Hawai’i (DH)* Boise, Idaho Apr. 13 2 p.m. Idaho State (DH) Pocatello, Idaho Apr. 16 3 p.m. Utah State* Boise, Idaho Apr. 17 1 p.m. Uah State (DH)* Boise, Idaho Apr. 20 2 p.m. Idaho State (DH) Boise, Idaho Apr. 23 5 p.m. Louisiana Tech* Ruston, La. Apr. 24 12 p.m. Louisiana Tech (DH)* Ruston, La. Apr. 30 3 p.m. San Jose State* Boise, Idaho May 1 1 p.m. San Jose State (DH)* Boise, Idaho May 7 3 p.m. Nevada (DH)* Reno, Nev. May 8 2 p.m. Nevada* Reno, Nev. May 12-15 WAC Championships Las Cruces, N.M.

Boise State University Quick Facts Location....................................................................................................... Boise, Idaho Founded.................................................................................................................... 1932 Enrollment.............................................................................................................18,936 Nickname............................................................................................................ Broncos Colors..................................................................................................Blue and Orange Facility...............................................................Mountain Cove Softball Field (500) Affiliation.............................................................................................. NCAA Division I Conference.........................................................................................Western Athletic President............................................................................................Dr. Robert Kustra Athletic Director................................................................................ Gene Bleymaier Senior Woman Administrator.....................................................Christina Van Tol Athletic Department Phone...............................................................208-426-1288 Ticket Office Phone...............................................................................208-426-4737

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2009 Record........................................................................................................... 22-30 2009 WAC Record...................................................................................................4-16 2009 WAC Finish.......................................................................................................7th 2009 WAC Tournament Finish..............................................................................6th WAC Titles........................................................................................................................0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.............................................................................11/5 Starters Retuning/Lost............................................................................................. 6/3 Pitchers Returning/Lost........................................................................................... 2/1 Newcomers......................................................................................................................7

coaches

Head Coach........................................................................... Erin Thorpe (2nd year) Alma Mater.......................................................................................UC San Diego ‘00 Overall Record............................................................................................... 72-171 (6) Record at BSU...................................................................................................22-30 (1) Assistant Coach.................................................................Justin Kloczko (2nd year) Alma Mater..................................................................... South Carolina Upstate ‘99 Assistant Coach........................................ Brianne McGowan-Durfee (2nd year) Alma Mater........................................................................................ Oregon State ‘08

media relations

Assistant AD/Media Relations................................................................Max Corbet Grad Assistant/Softball Contact...................................................... Steven Olveda Cell phone...............................................................................................916-521-7481 Office phone...........................................................................................208-426-1106 FAX number............................................................................................208-426-3361 E-mail.......................................................................... stevenolveda@boisestate.edu

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* WAC game ! Louisville Slugger Desert Classic # Texas Tech Tournament % Springhill Suites Invitational Home games in BOLD

2010 Season

Media Guide Table of Contents


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL

2010 Broncos

2010 Numerical Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 17 18 20 21 24 61

Name Jessica Kraft Tazz Weatherly Kellie Caplan Kathy Cox Kelly Sweeney Holly Bourke Laeha Hill Allie Crump Maghan Yurek Brittany Barcellos Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo Jessi Hanna Christina Capobianco Vanessa Alvarez Ashley Collier Megan Harvey Lela Work Georgia Behne Aubray Zell

Pos. IF C/UT IF/OF IF IF OF OF P/IF C/OF OF IF/OF IF IF IF/OF P/OF C/IF P/IF OF/C P

B/T R/R R/R S/R R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R R/R L/L L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R

Yr. 5-4 5-5 5-9 5-8 5-3 5-7 5-6 5-11 5-7 5-1 5-6 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-9 5-11

Yr. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. So. So. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So.

Hometown (Previous School) Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (Coeur D’Alene HS) Stockton, Calif. (St. Mary’s HS) Woodland Hills, Calif. (El Camino Real HS) Gresham, Ore. (Mount Hood HS) Pleasanton, Calif. (Foothill HS) Woodland, Calif. (Woodland HS) Vacaville, Calif. (Sacramento City Col.) Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS) Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS) South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (South Lake Tahoe HS) La Crescenta, Calif. (Crescenta Valley HS) Castle Rock, Wash. (Lower Columbia Col.) Laguna Niguel, Calif. (El Toro HS) Chandler, Ariz. (Corona Del Sol HS) Sparks, Nev. (Spanish Springs HS) Eugene, Ore. (North Eugene HS) Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (Lake City HS) Flagstaff, Ariz. (Sinagua HS) Lakewood, Calif. (Lakewood HS)

2010 Alphabetical Roster No. 17 10 24 6 3 15 18 4 8 12 20 7 1 5 11 2 21 9 61

Name Vanessa Alvarez Brittany Barcellos Georgia Behne Holly Bourke Kellie Caplan Christina Capobianco Ashley Collier Kathy Cox Allie Crump Jessi Hanna Megan Harvey Laeha Hill Jessica Kraft Kelly Sweeney Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo Tazz Weatherly Lela Work Maghan Yurek Aubray Zell

Pos. IF/OF OF OF/C OF IF/OF IF P/OF IF P/IF IF C/IF OF IF IF IF/OF C/UT P/IF C/OF P

B/T R/R L/L R/R L/R S/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R

Yr. 5-9 5-1 5-9 5-7 5-9 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-11 5-7 5-8 5-6 5-4 5-3 5-6 5-5 5-6 5-7 5-11

Yr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. So. So.

Hometown (Previous School) Chandler, Ariz. (Corona Del Sol HS) South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (South Lake Tahoe HS) Flagstaff, Ariz. (Sinagua HS) Woodland, Calif. (Woodland HS) Woodland Hills, Calif. (El Camino Real HS) Laguna Niguel, Calif. (El Toro HS) Sparks, Nev. (Spanish Springs HS) Gresham, Ore. (Mount Hood HS) Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS) Castle Rock, Wash. (Lower Columbia Col.) Eugene, Ore. (North Eugene HS) Vacaville, Calif. (Sacramento City Col.) Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (Coeur D’Alene HS) Pleasanton, Calif. (Foothill HS) La Crescenta, Calif. (Crescenta Valley HS) Stockton, Calif. (St. Mary’s HS) Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (Lake City HS) Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS) Lakewood, Calif. (Lakewood HS)

2010 Pronunciation Guide LAEHA hill............................................................................. LAY-uh Maghan Yurek................................................. MAY-gan YUR-ick Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo................. Ashley VI-ers GOR-dee-yo christina CAPOBIANCO......................... CA-poh-bee-ON-coh

brittany BARCELLOS................................................ bar-SELL-ohs LELA Work.................................................................................LEE-la Holly BOURKE.......................................................................... BURK Georgia BEHNE..................................................................BAY-nee

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Jessica Kraft Fr. • 5-4 • IF • R/R

Holly Bourke Fr. • 5-7 • OF • L/R

Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo So. • 5-6 • UT • L/L

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Tazz Weatherly So. • 5-5 • C/UT • R/R

Laeha Hill

Sr. • 5-7 • IF • R/R

Megan

Allie Crump

Fr. • 5-8 • C • R/R

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Christina Capobianco So. • 5-8 • IF • R/R

Fr. • 5-6 • P • R/R

Erin

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Kathy Cox Sr. • 5-8 • IF • R/R

Maghan Yurek

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Vanessa Alvarez Fr. • 5-9 • UT • R/R

Asst. Coach•2nd season

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Kelly Sweeney So. • 5-3 • IF • R/R

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Fr. • 5-1 • OF • L/L

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Ashley Collier Fr. • 5-8 • P/OF • R/R

Aubray

Fr. • 5-9 • OF/C • R/R

Justin

AC Kloczko

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Brittany

So. • 5-7 • C/OF • R/R

Georgia

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HC Thorpe

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So. • 5-11 • P • R/R

Lela

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So. • 5-9 • UT • S/R

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Sr. • 5-6 • OF • L/R

Jessi Hanna

Kellie Caplan

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So. • 5-11 • P • R/R

Brianne McGowan-Durfee Asst. Coach•2nd season

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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL

2010 Season

The Mountain Cove Softball Field was officially christened on Mar. 6, 2009 when the Broncos met Northwest Nazarene in the State of Idaho Invitational. The park was renovated for the inaugural season of Boise State softball by a combined project between Boise State University and the Boise School District. The field was given a new playing suface, a press box, dugouts, batting cages and expanded seating. The stadium now holds approximately 500 fans at capacity and the field measures 200 feet to the outfield fences throughout the playing surface.

The stadium is located about one and a half miles from the Boise State campus at the base of the Boise foothills. The Broncos opened the new stadium with a seven-game win streak within the confines of Mountain Cove, including wins over in-state rivals Northwest Nazarene, College of Idaho and Idaho State. In their first season at the renovated field, the Broncos smashed 18 home runs and hit .292 as a team while holding a 7-9 record. Mountain Cove will host 25 games in 2010, including the Springhill Suites Invitational on Mar. 19-21.

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Season Preview

2010 Season Preview

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s the days start to get longer, the 2010 softball season quickly approaches. For the Boise State softball team, the 2010 season will be a completely different experience than the inaugural 2009 season. No longer will the Broncos be the mysterious new kids of the Western Athletic Conference. With a year under their belt, the Broncos enter the 2010 season with slightly different mentality. It will still be a very young Bronco team with only three upperclassmen; however, the young program brings a year of experience to the field this spring. That experience has formed expectations for the Broncos and second year head coach Erin Thorpe. “With the experience, the nerves and jitters probably won’t be there as much,” Thorpe said. “But I’m still hoping that we still come out and play like the underdog, and still bring that fire and passion to the game that we saw last year.” While the Broncos exceeded Thorpe’s expectations for their inaugural season (a 22-30 overall record), they still have another mountain to climb this year. Thorpe has constructed a complete Division I schedule this year, which she thinks will be the biggest challenge in her second season. “We definitely kicked it up this year with the schedule,” commented Thorpe. “We are playing 21 games against teams ranked in the nation’s top-100 and a complete DI schedule, which will be a whole new challenge for us this year.” A tougher schedule has stressed the need for mental preparation for the Broncos. Thorpe is confident that the young team can physically compete, and that mental preparation will help them climb to the next level as a program. That will be a challenge that the Broncos will meet and be able to overcome if they stick to their strengths. “Our biggest strength as a team last year was the attitude we brought to our games to compete,” said Thorpe. “We were doing everything

for the first time last year from learning to play together to knowing where to eat on road trips. The best thing about the team was that passion and attitude that we brought to the field. When it comes down to it, that is what is going to keep us in games.” The personnel that buy into this attitude will be the players on the field on opening day. Almost every position on opening day is up for grabs during preseason practice as Thorpe expects a lot of competition for starting spots. “When it comes down to it, we are going to put the best players in a starting spot,” said Thorpe. “Until we find somebody that can absolutely give me a reason to not be taken out of the lineup, everybody is fighting for their spot.” For Thorpe, a hot bat will find its way into the lineup, which is the same philosophy that led the Broncos to a 17-9 record to open their season. Six starters and two pitchers return from the 2009 squad, but most will have to continue to earn their starting spots in this brand new season. With that said, here is a position preview of the 2010 squad:

Pitching Both Allie Crump and Aubray Zell will return to the circle for their sophomore seasons in 2010. Once again, they will split time in a sort of dual ace role for the Broncos. Last season, both pitchers reached milestones as Crump reached the 100-strikeout mark Sophomore Aubray Zell and Zell had 10+ wins, including the first six wins in program history. Thorpe believes that having two aces actually gives the Broncos an advantage as both pitchers bring very different games to the field. “Both Allie and Aubray are equally successful and have very different pitching styles,” said Thorpe. “They will both be a huge asset for us. That di-

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The 2010 Bronco softball team will hit the field with a year’s worth of experience, but will still be a young squad. The Broncos look to improve beyond the unexpected achievments of their inaugural season. versity as a pitching staff will help us handle teams with different offensive styles.” Both pitchers found success over the course of the season although it came at different times. Zell immediately found success as she opened the season at 7-2 on her way to a 13-9 record. Sophomore Allie Crump It took Crump nearly a month to earn her first victory although she later became a dominant force in the circle, tossing the team’s only two shutouts of the year. “When Allie is on she is lights out, but it just took her awhile to get her confidence to where it needed to be,” commented Thorpe. “Aubray came in thinking, ‘I was a good pitcher and I still am,’ which she proved right away.” In addition to the two sophomore veterans, Ashley Collier and Lela Work join the Broncos’ pitching staff as freshmen. Although Crump and Zell are expected to shoulder most of the load, the two freshmen should see some time in the circle. “I have seen some good things from both of them in the fall, and there is always a possibility that either one of them could jump into a significant role.”

Corner Infielders The corner positions of the defense proved to be the cornerstones of the offense last year. Kathy Cox returns for her senior year at third base after being selected to the All-Pacific Region team in 2009. Big things will be expected from the senior in the hot corner after she led the team in nearly every major offensive category during the inaugural season. “We are expecting big things from (Cox) this year,” said Thorpe. “She isn’t really a vocal leader but is more of a leader by example. We really hope that she can get out there and have the best senior season possible and help carry this

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Two sophomores will more than likely share time in the other corner at first base. Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo and Christina Capobianco started every game at first base last year, which will more than likely be the case in 2010. Capobianco helped shoulder the load offensively as she also smashed 11 homers and hit .318 on the year while starting in all 52 games. Viers-Gordillo proved to be a solid first baseman as she did not commit an error last season. “Ashleigh and (Capobianco) both have the potential Sophomore Christina Capobianco to be very strong offensively for us, and if their bats keep them in the lineup, we will find a way to keep them both in the lineup,” commented Thorpe. As both sophomores were in the top-5 on the team in batting average, Thorpe will need top find a way to again fit both big bats into the lineup. One of the two talented sophomores will more than likely serve in a DP role while the other will take the defensive duties at first base. Wherever they fit in the lineup, both players will once again be asked to produce big offensive numbers in the middle of the lineup.

Middle Infielders The middle infield may be thin in terms of depth this year for the Broncos, but it is definitely not thin on talent. As 2009 came to a close, Kellie Caplan solidified her spot at shortstop while Kelly Sweeney became the everyday second baseman. Thorpe now sees senior Jessi Hanna in the running for a starting spot after serving mostly in a pinch hitting role in 2009.

After fighting injuries in 2009, Jessi Hanna emerged as legitimate contender for a starting spot during the Broncos’ fall scrimmages. Hanna impressed the coaches with a burst of offensive productivity that will earn her a spot on the lineup card if it carries over into the spring. “Hanna absolutely tore it up for us, offensively, in the fall. She is an aggressive baserunner and may have been our best offensive producer in the fall.” Caplan and Sweeney will not let go of those starting spots easily as they had to work all season to be named starters in 2009. Caplan will more than likely be competing with Hanna at shortstop, but may also move to Sophomore Kelly Sweeney the outfield if both Caplan and Hanna contribute offensively. That leaves Sweeney as the frontrunner at second base, which she can solidify by repeating the clutch at-bats that earned her the starting spot last spring as well as All-Tournament honors at the WAC Tournament in May. “Sweeney proved to be such a clutch at-bat last year, so if she stays that way she will be playing second base.” Expect the competition for these positions to last all year as all three Broncos will be expected to be major contributors in the 2010 season. As with every other position, the “hot bat” will always get the nod for the start, which may lead to different combinations in the middle infield throughout the 2010 season.

Freshmen Holly Bourke, Brittany Barcellos, Jesica Kraft and Ashley Collier will be in the competition for an immediate starting spot in the outfield. There will be no depth issues in the outfield positions. With the team philosophy of playing the “hot hand,” all four freshmen along with multiple returners will probably earn starts in the outfield at different points in the season. Hill enters her senior year with big expectations after a solid 2009 season. Thorpe expects her to step into a leadership role and become a major contributor in the lineup. After spending most of 2009 as a leadoff hitter, the coaches are considering moving Hill down in the lineup to give her more RBI opportunities in the 2010 season. If competition breeds success, then the outfielders will provide big numbers for the Broncos this year. The only question will be: Who is going to emerge as the one to put up those numbers?

Catchers

Just as the outfield, the catching position is wide open for the taking. The Broncos return sophomores Tazz Weathlerly and Maghan Yurek from the 2009 squad that saw limited time behind the plate. Freshman Megan Harvey will also join in the competition Sophomore Maghan Yurek for a starting spot. All three catchers will start spring practice on a level playing field in vying for that starting spot. “Catching is the one position that we haven’t seen somebody emerge as the clear-cut starter. It’s going to come down to who is going to step up this spring and earn that spot.”

Outfield The biggest mystery of 2010 may be who will roam the green pastures of the outfield come opening day. Laeha Hill was third on the team in 2009 with a .298 batting average and will more than likely be the opening day starter in left field. However, Thorpe says that Senior Laeha Hill first month of practice will show who the other two starters will be. “I think we have a ton of potential in the outfield, so the outfield will basically be a toss up,” said

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Thorpe. “(Weathlerly) can play the outfield, Caplan is a phenomenal outfielder, and then we have a bunch of freshman that can jump into the outfield right away.”

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Sophomore Tazz Weatherly

With the catcher’s spot wide open, all three Broncos could see a significant of time behind the plate. Thorpe’s philosophy may hold truer to this position than any other on the field. A good week of practice at any point in the season may earn that starting spot.

Another issue at this position will be experience as Weatherly and Yurek combined to start just seven games in 2009. All the catchers will have a lot to prove when they report back for spring practice as none have any major college experience behind the plate. Once again, the coaching staff will hope that the competition for the spot will breed success for the starter.

Season Preview

There may not be a better leader by example than the player that led the 2009 squad in batting average (.341), runs (40), RBI (40) and tied for the team lead in home runs (11). Cox also started 50 of the Broncos’ 52 games Senior Kathy Cox last year, serving only as a pinch hitter in two games due to a minor injury.

“We basically have these three middle infielders, and two of the three will be starting in the middle infield,” said Thorpe. “We’ll have to see what they all do over that first month of practice to see who will be starting.”


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL

Season Preview

2010 Boise State Softball Team

Back row (left to right): Erin Thorpe, Brianne McGowan-Durfee, Justin Kloczko Middle row (left to right): Kathy Cox, Ashley Collier, Vanessa Alvarez, Megan Harvey, Allie Crump, Aubray Zell, Kellie Caplan, Christina Capobianco, Georgia Behne, Holly Burke Front row (left to right): Brittany Barcellos, Jessica Kraft, Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo, Maghan Yurek, Laeha Hill, Jessi Hanna, Megan Suitos, Lela Work, Tazz Weatherly, Kelly Sweeney

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Bronco Coaches

Head Coach 2nd season UC San Diego, 2000

Erin Thorpe became the first head coach in the history of Boise State softball on Sept. 4, 2007. Upon her acceptance of the position, she was given the responsibility to build the Bronco program from scratch, which she continues to do as the Broncos enter into their second season. In her first season at the helm, Thorpe led the Broncos to a 22-30 overall record for the 2009 season. Thorpe needed only three games to earn her first Division I coaching victory when the Broncos beat Fordham 8-4 in their first weekend of the season. Thorpe also led the Broncos to series sweep of Utah State in their first-ever WAC series. Another milestone came when the Broncos not only made the WAC Tournament, but proceeded to upset San Jose State 8-4 in their first-ever WAC Tournament game before losing to Fresno State and Hawaii. Prior to Boise State, Thorpe was the head softball coach at Whittier College in Whittier, Calif. for five years (2002-2007). In August of 2004, she also became the school’s senior women’s administrator and in January of 2005 she was named assistant athletic director for compliance. Prior to her taking over the head coaching position in August of 2002, Whittier’s softball team had a record of 4-33. In her final season (2006-07) with the Poets, she guided Whittier to an overall record of 23-17, and a 12-12 mark in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to finish fourth. In 2007 Thorpe guided her players to five All-SCIAC honors, the rookie of the year in the conference and two NCAA All-West Region awards. The team finished the season 28th in the nation (NCAA III) for team batting average at .337. Thorpe played intercollegiate softball at the University of California, San Diego where she earned NCAA All-America honors in 2000 as a shortstop. Four times she was named to the NCAA All-West Region team, and in 1997 she also earned NCAA All-West Region tournament honors. She completed her collegiate playing career in 2000 by being named the Female Athlete of the Year at UCSD.

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She received her bachelor’s degree in economics management science at UCSD in June of 2000. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Cal PolyPonoma in 2008. Thorpe and her husband Eric have two daughters, Jordan and Peyton

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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL Assistant Coach 2nd Season South Carolina Upstate, 1999

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or co-director for college-sponsored camps in Nevada, Pennsylvania, California and South Carolina. Kloczko played baseball for the University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, earning a scholarship as a pitcher, and for American River Junior College in Sacramento, Calif. He earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in physical education from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg (now University of South Carolina Upstate) in 1999. Kloczko and his wife, Tiffany, have two children, Tanner (6) and Tayler (2).

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Justin Kloczko enters his second season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Boise State softball team. Kloczko was hired in 2008 prior to the inaugural season of Boise State softball in 2009. During his first year with the Broncos, Kloczko helped coach the team to a 22-30 record. Last year, the Broncos earned a series of firsts as they won their first game in program history, swept their first-ever WAC series and won their first-ever WAC Tournament game. Prior to Boise State, Kloczko worked as an assistant softball coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 2001-03, where he worked with catchers and outfielders and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. He also worked as an assistant softball coach at California University of Pennsylvania from 2000-01, Cal State Fullerton from 1999-2000, and the University of South Carolina, Spartanburg from 1997-99. He has served in a number of head coaching positions for girls’ club softball teams that have competed in regional and national tournaments. Kloczko also has extensive experience with softball camps, having served as director

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brianne McGOWAN-DURFEE Bronco Coaches

Pitching Coach • 2nd season • Oregon State, 2008 Brianne McGowan-Durfee, a two-time All-American pitcher at Oregon State, joined head coach Erin Thorpe as an assistant coach for the Boise State softball team’s inaugural season in 2009 and enters into her second season with the team for the 2010 season. McGowan’s responsibilities on the staff as the second assistant include pitching coach duties and will assist with hitting and fielding, in addition to helping with the day to day operations of the program. Under the guidance of McGowan-Durfee, a young Broncos’ pitching staff posted a 4.53 team ERA. As a team, the Broncos posted two shutouts and recorded 221 strikeouts. In her first season, McGowan-Durfee coached two freshman pitchers to milestones as Allie Crump recorded a 100-strikeout season and Aubray Zell reached double digits in victories. McGowan, who graduated from OSU in 2008 with a

degree in health and human science, competed for the Beavers from 2003-07. Her best season was in 2005 when she earned first-team All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year with a 36-10 record and a 1.80 earnedrun average. That year she broke six different Oregon State single-season pitching records: wins (36), strikeouts (346), complete-game shutouts (12), complete games (34), appearances (54), and innings pitched (299.2). In 2006 McGowan posted a 29-9 record and a 1.36 ERA for OSU and received third-team All-America recognition from the NFCA. She was also a member of the United States team that won a gold medal at the 2007 World University Games and a member of the 2004 USA Junior Olympic Team. Before she joined Boise State, McGowan was an undergraduate assistant with the Oregon State softball program during the 2008 season, working primarily with the pitchers.

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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL Career Highs

2010 Broncos

Fielding Putouts............................ 6 vs. Louisiana Tech (3/28/09) Assists.............................. 7 vs. Fresno State (4/24/09) Hitting At-bats............................. 5 vs. San Jose State (5/6/09) Runs Scored.................. 3 vs. NNU (3/7/09) Hits................................... 3, twice, last vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) RBI.................................... 2, twice, last vs. Utah Valley (3/14/09) Doubles.......................... 1, three times, last vs. SJSU (4/4/09) Home runs..................... 1 vs. New Mexico State (4/17/09) Walks............................... 1, seven times, last vs. NMSU (4/17/09) Total Bases..................... 4, twice, last vs. NMSU (4/17/09) Stolen Bases.................. 1, twice, last vs. NMSU (4/17/09)

Freshman (2009): Quickly established herself as the Broncos’ everyday shortstop, starting 45 games at short…hit .212 for the Broncos with three doubles and 13 RBI… part of a Bronco defense that ranked sixth in the 108-23 overall during four-year prep career... outnation in double plays per game (0.5)…smashed standing student and four-time recipient of Scholher first career home run in a 9-10 loss at New ar Athlete Award and member of honor roll. Mexico State…forced extra innings against Fresno State with a sacrifice fly that tied the game 8-8 in the bottom of the seventh on Apr. 25…went 3-for-10 in the WAC Tournament with one run scored and an RBI…ranked fourth on the team with 23 runs scored…was 2-for-2 on stolen bases. High School: Four-time All-West Valley League and AllCity honoree ... hit .449 her senior season and the led the team 61 hits…was a four-year starter and led team to four consecutive West Valley League championships ... helped her team win the Los Angeles City Section Tournament as a sophomore placed second in her senior season ... team went 39-1 in league and Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 2009 .212 52-49 113 23 24 3 0 1 13 30 .265 7 6 15 0 .291 1 3 2 2 70 109 24 .882 Career .212 52-49 113 23 24 3 0 1 13 30 .265 7 6 15 0 .291 1 3 2 2 70 109 24 .882

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Fielding Putouts............................ 14 vs. Portland State (2/28/09) Assists.............................. 2 vs. New Mexico State(4/17/09)

also hit the go-ahead home run against College of Idaho on Mar. 8 to give the Broncos the eventual 4-3 win. High School: Selected to the first-team All-Sea View League her senior season... ranked fourth on the team with a .321 batting average and was tied for third with 16 RBI her senior season ...smashed five homers in her last two seasons…four year letterwinner ...helped her team to league titles in 2006 and 2007.

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 2009 .318 52-52 148 20 47 4 0 11 37 84 .568 23 4 20 0 .420 1 5 0 0 176 6 Career .318 52-52 148 20 47 4 0 11 37 84 .568 23 4 20 0 .420 1 5 0 0 176 6

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Freshman (2009): Was the only Bronco to start in all 52 games of the inaugural campaign…became the first and only Bronco to earn WAC Player of the Week honors on Mar. 9…recorded the best weekend in Broncos history on Mar. 6-8 by hitting .909, smashing five home runs and collecting 12 RBI in the first four games at Mountain Cove…tied for the team lead with 11 homers and ranked second on the team with 37 RBI and a .318 batting average…also led the team with a .420 on-base percentage…stroked four doubles and collected 23 walks on the season…recorded 14 multiple-hit games, including a four-hit game against NNU on Mar. 7…had the third longest hitting streak on the team with a seven-game streak on Mar. 1-14… gave the Broncos a 7-6 win over Utah Valley with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning…

Hitting At-bats............................. 5 vs. San Jose State (5/6/09) Runs Scored.................. 2, four times, last vs. ISU (4/21/09) Hits................................... 4 vs. NNU (3/7/09) RBI.................................... 4, twice, last vs. ISU (3/7/09) Doubles.......................... 1, four times, last vs. ISU (4/21/09) Home runs..................... 2, twice, last vs. ISU (3/7/09) Walks............................... 2, four times, last vs. ISU (4/21/09) Total Bases..................... 11, vs. NNU (3/7/09)


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL Career Highs

2010 Broncos

Fielding Putouts............................ 4 vs. Fresno State (4/25/09) Assists.............................. 8 vs. Fordham (2/7/09)

Junior (2009): Named to the preseason All-WAC team before the 2010 season...NFCA All-Pacific region selection…started 50 games at third base for the Broncos and appeared in two other games as a pinch hitter…led the team with a .341 batting average, 40 runs scored, 59 hits, 11 home runs, 40 RBI, 99 total bases, a .572 slugging percentage, and was the hardest strikeout on the team with only 12 strikeouts…also stroked seven doubles and collected 10 walks…also led the team with 15 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI performances, including a school record five-RBI game against College of Idaho on Apr. 14…put together two nine-game hit streaks on Mar. 1-15 and Apr. 14-25…her .341 batting average ranked 11th among all WAC hitters…tied for second among all WAC hitters with six homers and 18 RBI in WAC play…hit her first home run as a Bronco in Boise State’s first-ever win, an 8-4 victory over Fordham.

Hitting At-bats............................. 5, six times, last vs. San Jose State (5/6/09) Runs Scored.................. 4 vs. College of Idaho (4/14/09) Hits................................... 3, five times, last vs. Fresno St. (4/25/09) RBI.................................... 5 vs. College of Idaho (4/14//09) Doubles.......................... 2 vs. NNU (3/6/09) Home runs..................... 2 vs. Fresno State (4/25/09) Walks............................... 1, ten times, last vs. Fresno St. (5/7/09) Total Bases..................... 9 vs. Fresno State (4/25/09) Stolen Bases.................. 1 vs. San Jose State (4/4/09)

Led the Mt. Hood Conference with .483 batting average as well as RBIs with 41...ranked second in league for hits (42) and on base percentage (.548).

Mt. Hood CC: Two-time junior college All-American…twotime All-Region player, including All-Region MVP her sophomore season…hit .516 as a sophomore and .567 as a freshman… smashed 41 home runs and collected 153 RBI in her two seasons…broke school record for career home runs (41)…also owns single season school records in homers (23), batting average (.567), slugging percentage, on-base percentage (.585), runs scored (84), hits (102), RBI (85) and doubles (24). High School: Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 2009 .341 52-50 173 40 59 7 0 11 40 99 .572 10 0 12 0 .375 1 0 1 2 47 122 13 .929 Career .341 52-50 173 40 59 7 0 11 40 99 .572 10 0 12 0 .375 1 0 1 2 47 122 13 .929

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Fielding Putouts............................ 2 vs. Seattle (2/28/09) Assists.............................. 4 vs. Idaho State (3/15/09)

Hitting At-bats............................. 4, nine times, last vs. SJSU (5/6/09) Runs Scored.................. 2, three times, last vs. SJSU (5/6/09) Hits................................... 2, twice, last vs. ISU (4/21/09) RBI.................................... 3 vs. Idaho State (4/4/21/09) Home runs..................... 1, twice, last vs. ISU (4/21/09) Walks............................... 2, twice, last vs. NMSU (4/17/09) Total Bases..................... 4, twice, last vs. ISU (4/21/09)

Freshman (2009): Appeared in 42 games for the Broncos, including 28 appearances and 22 starts in the circle… became the first Bronco to reach 100 strikeouts in program history with an eight strikeout performance in a complete game win over Idaho State… Valley on Mar. 14…also set a single-game record tossed the first shutout in program history in a with 11 strikeouts against Utah Valley…earned all complete game one-hit performance over Utah three wins in the Broncos’ sweep over Utah State in their first-ever WAC series…finished the season with a 7-14 record, 5.04 ERA and a team-high 112 strikeouts…smashed two homers with a .248 batting average and .336 on-base percentage… also drew 10 walks, recorded 10 RBI and 17 runs scored. High School: Three-time All-Metro and All-Delta Valley League honoree…Named MVP of the Delta Valley League as a junior and pitcher of the year as a sophomore… led team to back-to-back league titles her junior and senior season, going a combined 47-14-1 overall and 17-3 in league during that time…held a .429 batting average in 22 games her senior year…recorded 132 strikeouts with a 3.18 ERA to hold a 12-2 overall record in the circle.

Pitching

Year ERA 2009 5.04 Career 5.04

W-L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR B/AVG WP HBP SFA SHA 7-14 28 21 12 2 0 1 127.2 160 112 92 69 112 24 5 12 .304 4 17 4 14 7-14 28 21 12 2 0 1 127.2 160 112 92 69 112 24 5 12 .304 4 17 4 14

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Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 2009 .248 42-36 105 17 26 0 0 2 10 32 .305 10 4 19 1 .336 0 4 0 0 9 20 Career .248 42-36 105 17 26 0 0 2 10 32 .305 10 4 19 1 .336 0 4 0 0 9 20

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Pitching Strikeouts....................... 11 vs. Utah Valley (3/14/09) Innings Pitched............ 7.2 vs. College of Idaho (4/14/09)


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2010 Broncos

Fielding Putouts............................ 5 vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) Assists.............................. 5 vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09)

Junior (2009): Appeared in 28 games, including 18 starts, for the Broncos…picked up 11 hits on the year; five for extra-bases…smashed three doubles and two home runs…her first hit as a Bronco came in a 7-0 win over Utah Valley and cleared the center field fence for a solo home run…had a career-best four-hit game in a 7-5 win over Utah on Mar. 18…also knocked in six RBI and drew seven walks on the year.

Hitting At-bats............................. 4, four times, last vs. COI (4/14/09) Runs Scored.................. 2 vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) Hits................................... 4 vs. Utah (3/18/09) RBI.................................... 2, twice, last vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) Doubles.......................... 1, three times, last vs. Utah State (3/21/09) Home runs..................... 1, twice, last vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) Walks............................... 2 vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) Total Bases..................... 5 vs. Utah (3/18/09)

Lower Columbia CC: Two-time NFCA All-American as well as AllRegion selection…led her team to back-toback conference championships in her two years…led the team in home runs (24 and 15) during both seasons as well as leading the team in batting average (.468), runs (79), triples (8) and stolen bases (20) during her freshman season…tied the single-season school record with 24 homers…led her team to an 82-19 overall record as well as a 44-16 conference record in her two years. High School: Was a four-time all-league first team, twotime all-area, state all-tournament first team senior year, three-time team captain...helped her team to back-to-back state championships her junior and senior years.

Year Avg. GP-GS AB 2009 .204 28-18 54 Career .204 28-18 54

R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 8 11 3 0 2 6 20 .370 7 1 13 0 .306 0 0 0 0 46 30 8 11 3 0 2 6 20 .370 7 1 13 0 .306 0 0 0 0 46 30

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Fielding Putouts............................ 4 vs. San Jose State (4/3/09) Assists.............................. 1, three times, last vs. NMSU (4/18/09)

was the first Bronco to come to the plate in Boise State history and picked up an infield single to kick off the inaugural season against Illinois…also stroked the first double in Boise State history. Sacramento City College: NFCA All-American selection in her sophomore season as well as a two-time All-Conference selection…led team with 23 walks, 59 runs and 27 stolen bases during her sophomore season… was second on the team with a .434 batting average her sophomore year…stole 20 or more bases in both years as well as scoring 50 or more runs…helped team to fourth and fifth consecutive conference championships…helped her team to a 99-14 overall record during her two years and a 33-3 conference record. High School: Four-year starter on the Vikings varsity playing in numerous positions...a two-time all-conference honoree as a junior and senior, honorable mention as sophomore.

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 2009 .298 50-46 161 27 48 10 0 0 20 58 .360 14 0 14 1 .352 1 2 1 2 33 3 Career .298 50-46 161 27 48 10 0 0 20 58 .360 14 0 14 1 .352 1 2 1 2 33 3

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Junior (2009): Started in 46 games for the Broncos…had a .298 batting average, ranking third on the team…led the team with 10 doubles on the year…ranked second on the team with 27 runs scored…also knocked in 20 RBI and collected 48 hits…the second hardest to strikeout on the Broncos with only 14 strikeouts on the year…lifted the Broncos to a 13-12 win over Wisconsin with a walk-off, bases loaded single to right field…set the team-high with a 10-game hit streak from Feb 28-Mar.15…

Hitting At-bats............................. 5, six times, last vs. NMSU (4/17/09) Runs Scored.................. 3, twice, last vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) Hits................................... 4, twice, last vs. Utah St. (3/21/09) RBI.................................... 3, twice, last vs. Utah St. (3/21/09) Doubles.......................... 1, ten times, last vs. Hawaii (5/2/09) Walks............................... 2, three times, last vs. UVU (3/14/09) Total Bases..................... 5 vs. NNU (3/6/09) Stolen Bases.................. 1 vs. Wisconsin (2/8/09)


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL Career Highs

2010 Broncos

Fielding Putouts............................ 4, four times, last vs. Fresno St. (5/7/09) Assists.............................. 7 vs. Idaho State (4/21/09)

Freshman (2009): Earned the first postseason award in Bronco history when she was named to the WAC All-Tournament team after the Broncos 1-2 performance… started in 30 games for the Broncos…hit .271 on the year and was second on the team with a .300 average in WAC games…smashed nine extrabase hits and ranked fourth on the team with 22

Hitting At-bats............................. 5 vs. San Jose State (5/6/09) Runs Scored.................. 1, eight times, last vs. SJSU (5/6/09) Hits................................... 3, twice, last vs. SJSU (5/6/09) RBI.................................... 4 vs. San Jose State (5/6/09) Doubles.......................... 1, five times, last vs. Fresno St. (4/25/09) Triples.............................. 1, twice, last vs. Fresno St. (4/25/09) Home runs..................... 1, twice, last vs. Fresno St. (4/25/09) Walks............................... 1, seven times, last vs. Hawaii (5/7/09) Total Bases..................... 6 vs. Fresno State (4/25/09)

RBI…smashed the first triple in Boise State history in a 5-3 win over Long Beach State on Feb. 20… was the only Bronco to hit a triple in the inaugural season with two…strung together a six-game hit streak from Apr. 18-25, including three straight multiple-hit games…forced extrainnings against Fresno State with a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh and later scoring to tie the game at 8-8…led the team with a .333 batting average in the WAC Tournament…lifted the Broncos to an 8-4 victory over San Jose State in their first-ever WAC Tournament game with a four-RBI performance, giving the Broncos the lead in three separate at-bats. High School: Named to the All-Bay Area team her senior year as well as a four-time All-League honoree…led team with 21 RBI as a junior… hit over the .400 mark in both her junior and senior seasons…led her team to three league championships during her four years, including a perfect 24-0 record during her junior season…led team to Northern California Section Championship her junior season…her team held an 85-17 record during her four years.

Year Avg. GP-GS AB 2009 .271 42-30 85 Career .271 42-30 85

R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 8 23 5 2 2 22 38 .447 7 0 21 0 .326 0 1 0 0 57 62 8 23 5 2 2 22 38 .447 7 0 21 0 .326 0 1 0 0 57 62

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Fielding Putouts............................ 12, twice, last vs. Nevada (4/10/09) Assists.............................. 2 vs. Utah (3/18/09)

High School: First high school recruit to sign a National Letter of Intent with the inaugural Boise State softball program…four-time All-League honoree, two-time All-CIF and named co-MVP of the Pacific League her junior season…hit .481 as a senior with seven homers and 42 RBI…recorded 56 hits and a .553 batting average as a junior…led her team in batting average and home runs (4) and ranked fourth in the state with 16 doubles, which set a single season school-record…led her team to three league titles, including a 29-1 senior season.

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 2009 .279 51-50 136 21 38 4 0 3 25 51 .375 24 7 15 0 .411 1 1 0 0 237 7 Career .279 51-50 136 21 38 4 0 3 25 51 .375 24 7 15 0 .411 1 1 0 0 237 7

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Freshman (2009): Appeared in 51 games with 50 starts…had a .279 batting average, ranking fourth on the team…launched three home runs…her first two collegiate hits each brought two runs across the plate…had seven multiple-RBI games…drove in 25 RBI on the year… launched two home runs in one game against Fresno State on Apr. 25…put together a six-game hit streak that included four multiple-hit games from Apr. 18-25… led the team with 24 walks and a 1.000 fielding percentage…second on the team with seven hit-by-pitches.

Hitting At-bats............................. 5 vs. Utah State (3/21/09) Runs Scored.................. 3 vs. Fresno State (4/25/09) Hits................................... 3, twice, last vs. Fresno St. (4/25/09) RBI.................................... 3, twice, last vs. Fresno St. (4/25/09) Doubles.......................... 1, four times, last vs. Utah Valley (3/23/09) Home Runs.................... 2 vs. Fresno State (4/25/09) Walks............................... 3 vs. Louisiana Tech (3/28/09) Total Bases..................... 9 vs. Fresno State (4/25/09)


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL Career Highs

2010 Broncos

Fielding Putouts............................ 6 vs. College of Idaho (4/14/09) Assists.............................. 2, twice, last vs. COI (4/14/09)

Freshman (2009): Appeared in 38 games, including 28 starts… recorded the first stolen base in Boise State history when she stole second in the fourth inning against James Madison on Feb. 6… also earned an assist on the first out in program history when she caught a runner stealing in the Broncos inaugural game against Illinois…tied for the team lead with four stolen bases…recorded 16 hits and two doubles for a .205 batting average… also scored 19 runs and knocked in 3 RBI.

Hitting At-bats............................. 6 vs. San Jose State (5/6/09) Runs Scored.................. 3 vs. College of Idaho (4/14/09) Hits................................... 2, three times, last vs. SJSU (5/6/09) RBI.................................... 2 vs. Utah State (3/21/09) Doubles.......................... 1, twice, last vs. Fresno St. (4/25/09) Walks............................... 2 vs. James Madison (2/6/09) Total Bases..................... 2, five times, last vs. SJSU (5/6/09) Stolen Bases.................. 1, four times, last vs. ISU (4/21/09)

High School: Three-time All-League honoree, including league MVP her junior season…led team with a .429 batting average as a senior and a .533 average as a junior…led the league as a senior with 34 runs scored and 26 RBI…led her team to a 44-11 overall record and a perfect 20-0 league record in her final two seasons.

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 2009 .205 38-24 78 19 16 2 0 0 3 18 .231 14 4 8 1 .354 0 3 4 6 41 9 Career .205 38-24 78 19 16 2 0 0 3 18 .231 14 4 8 1 .354 0 3 4 6 41 9

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Fielding Putouts............................ 2 vs. Illinois (2/6/09) Assists.............................. 2 vs. Illinois (2/6/09)

Year Avg. GP-GS AB 2009 .125 24-4 24 Career .125 24-4 24

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High School: Gatorade Player of the Year in Montana after her senior year…three-time All-State first team selection…three-time All-Conference selection…hit .506 in her junior and senior seasons…hit 27 career home runs, including a career-high 12 in her junior year…helped her team to four straight conference championships…led her team to the state championship in her junior year and never finished lower than fifth in the state tournament.

H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 3 0 0 0 4 3 .125 4 0 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 4 3 .125 4 0 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 3 3

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FLD% .857 .857

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Freshman (2009): Appeared in 23 games for the Broncos, including four starts…collected two hits and four RBI in the inaugural campaign…picked up two RBI against San Diego on Feb. 20…recorded a pinch-hit RBI single against Fresno State as part of a six run comeback that forced extra innings.

Hitting At-bats............................. 3 vs. San Diego (2/20/09) Runs Scored.................. 1, twice, last vs. Fresno State (4/24/09) Hits................................... 1, three times, last vs. Hawaii (5/7/09) RBI.................................... 2 vs. San Diego (2/20/09) Walks............................... 1, four times, last vs. Fresno St. (4/24/09) Total Bases..................... 1, three times, last vs. Hawaii (5/7/09)


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2010 Broncos

Fielding Putouts............................ 2, twice, last vs. San Jose State (5/6/09) Assists.............................. 4 vs. San Diego (2/21/09) Pitching Strikeouts....................... 6, twice, last vs. COI (4/14/09) Innings Pitched............ 9.0 vs. San Jose State (5/6/09)

Freshman (2009): Appeared in 29 games in the circle, including 23 starts…started the first game in Boise State history against Illinois on Feb. 6…became the first Bronco to record 10 wins when she led the Broncos to a 4-2 win over San Jose State…ended the season with a teamhigh 13-9 record and 133.2 innings pitched…held a 4.29 ERA…recorded 65 strikeouts while only allowing 19 walks…earned the first win in Bronco history with a complete game 8-4 win over Fordham on Feb. 7…earned the first six victories in the circle for the Broncos…had a dominating 12-4 nonconference record. High School: Two-time All-CIF and All-League honoree…Moore League Pitcher of the Year as a junior and named the Moore League MVP as a junior…sported a 19-5 overall record with a 1.39 ERA and 162 strikeouts as a senior in 151 innings pitched…tossed 123.1 innings as a junior with a 0.96 ERA and 124 strikeouts for a 11-7 record…led her team to three consecutive CIF tournament appearances.

Year ERA 2009 4.24 Career 4.24

W-L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB 13-9 29 23 11 0 0 0 133.2 198 116 81 19 13-9 29 23 11 0 0 0 133.2 198 116 81 19

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High School: Four-time All-Sierra League and All-Sierra Nevada Region honoree…earned an All-State honor after her junior season…led the league in on-base percentage her sophomore and junior seasons… held a career-high .550 batting average her junior year…also a four-year member of the soccer team…named to the All-Sierra League three times for soccer.

High School: Enjoyed her best season as a senior when she helped her team to the 4A Flagstaff City Championship…she hit a career-high .367 as well as recording career-highs in runs (23), hits (36), doubles (7), triples (4), home runs (4) and RBI (22)… also had a perfect, 1.000 fielding percentage while starting in the outfield in all 33 games…led her team in several categories her senior season, including fielding percentage, doubles, triples, homers and RBI…twice earned honorable mention for the All-Grand Canyon Region team and was named to the All-City team her senior year… also a four year member of the honor roll.

High School: Three-time All-Tri County Conference first team member…named MVP of the Tri City Conference after her senior year…had her best season during her junior year when she led the league with a .573 batting average…helped her team to a district championship during her junior season and a second-place finish her senior season…collected 96 runs, 125 hits and 48 stolen bases as a threeyear varsity starter…legged out 10 triples in her high school career...went 33-7 in league play in her three years on the varsity squad, finshing second twice and capturing the league title once.

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High School: Four-time All-City and All-Region honoree… helped her team to the state tournament in all four years of her high school career…led her team to a pair of second-place finishes at the state tournament during her freshman and junior seasons… smashed 50 hits her sophomore year for a careerhigh…put together back-to-back 40 RBI seasons during her sophomore and junior seasons…never finished lower than second place in league in her four years.


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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL

High School: Helped her team to three straight High Desert League titles and a second place finish in her senior year…led her team to back-to-back state titles during her sophomore and junior seasons…threetime First Team All-League member and threetime All-State honoree…was named the Spanish Springs High School Athlete of the Year after her senior season…hit .333 her senior year with 4 home runs and 22 RBI…tossed 41 innings during her senior season, holding a 1.37 ERA…also a two-time letterwinner in volleyball.

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High School: Four-year letterwinner and three-time All-Inland Empire League honoree…her team held a 95-22-1 record during her four years on the team…made the state tournament in all four years, taking home the state title in 2006-07 and finishing second in 2009…started every game in her high school career…hit a career-best .430 during her senior year with 43 hits and four homers…led her team in every major offensive category in her senior year…scored over 20 runs in each of her last three seasons.

High School: Set the single-season school record with 185 strikeouts during her senior season…led her team to a third-place finish in the state tournament… also holds the school records for career wins, consecutive wins (13), and single season ERA (0.34)… named the Inland Empire League MVP after her junior and senior seasons…led her team to backto-back league titles in 2008-09…held a 0.75 ERA her senior season with a 17-1 record…hit .333 as a senior and collected 19 RBI…also a member of the state championship basketball team as a sophomore.

Named to the All-Midwestern League all four years and named to the All-State team after her junior and senior seasons…led her team to the league title her senior year and named the league MVP…hit a school record .559 her senior year…also holds school records in career batting average (.460), single season RBI (34), career RBI (97), single season and career doubles (13, 35) and single season and career homers (7, 13)… all of the single season records were set during her senior year…also had a career-high 52 hits her senior year…posted a career-high .993 fielding percentage her junior year…started all 106 games in high school at catcher…scored a career-high 31 runs her senior year…was also the Valedictorian of the 2009 graduating class at North Eugene High School.

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2010 Opponents

SAN DIEGO

UC RIVERSIDE

UNLV

Feb. 13 - 12:30 p.m. San Diego, Calif. Feb. 14 - TBA Riverside, Calif. Feb. 20 - 12:15 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev.

Feb. 13 - 5 p.m. San Diego, Calif.

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.........................................San Diego, Calif. Enrollment........................................................ 7,800 President.................................... Dr. Mary E. Lyons Athletics Director.................................... Ky Snyder Nickname.......................................................Toreros Colors...................Columbia Blue, Navy & White Conference.......................... Pacific Coast Softball Field.....................................USD Softball Complex Capacity.................................................................375

GENERAL INFORMATION Location........................................... Riverside, Calif. Enrollment......................................................18,083 Chancellor..................................Timothy P. White Athletics Director............................ Stan Morrison Nickname............................................. Highlanders Colors................................................ Blue and Gold Conference................................................. Big West Field......................................Amy S. Harrison Field Capacity.................................................................750

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..........................................Las Vegas, Nev. Enrollment......................................................28,000 Chancellor.................................Dr. Neal Smatresk Athletics Director.............................Jerry Koloskie Nickname.........................................................Rebels Colors.................................................Red and Black Conference.................................... Mountain West Field.........................................Eller Media Stadium Capacity.................................................................770

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 21-33 2009 Big West Record.......................... 11-9 (3rd) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 18-32 2009 Big West Record.......................... 7-14 (6th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 31-21 2009 MWC Record............................... 7-8 (T-3rd) Postseason......................... Los Angeles Regional

HEAD COACH Head Coach................................Melissa McElvain Alma Mater.......................Oklahoma State, 1999 Record at USD.......................... 141-260 (8 years) Career Record...................................................Same

HEAD COACH Head Coach......................................Connie Miner Alma Mater.................. Nebraska-Kearney, 1979 Record at UCR.......................... 103-226 (6 years) Career Record.........................455-635 (19 years)

HEAD COACH Head Coach....................................Pete Manarino Alma Mater.................. Cal State Fullerton, 1984 Record at UNLV.............................. 31-21 (1 year) Career Record..................... 841-529-2 (24 years)

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact............................... Ryan McCann Office Phone.................................(619) 216-2323 E-mail..............................rmccann@sandiego.edu Website...............................www.usdtoreros.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact..................................Lauren Kane Office Phone.................................(951) 827-4571 E-mail....................................lauren.kane@ucr.edu Website....................... www.gohighlanders.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact...................................Jeffrey Seals Office Phone.................................(702) 895-3134 Cell Phone.....................................(702) 683-8050 E-mail........................................ jeff.seals@unlv.edu Website................................www.unlvrebels.com

INDIANA

Feb. 18 - 8:15 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev.

Feb. 14 - 11 a.m. Riverside, Calif.

LONG BEACH STATE

OKLAHOMA

Feb. 19 - 10 a.m. Las Vegas, Nev.

Feb. 19 - 12:15 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev.

Feb. 20 - 10 a.m. Las Vegas, Nev.

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..................................... Bloomington, Ind. Enrollment.....................................................42, 347 President............................. Michael A. McRobbie Athletics Director................................... Fred Glass Nickname.................................................... Hoosiers Colors..................................... Cream and Crimson Conference....................................................Big Ten Field................................................. IU Softball Field

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..................................... Long Beach, Calif. Enrollment......................................................37,891 President.............................Dr. F. King Alexander Athletics Director................................... Vic Cegles Nickname...........................................................49ers Colors................................................... Black & Gold Conference................................................. Big West Field.................................... 49er Softball Complex Capacity.................................................................500

GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................Norman, Okla. Enrollment......................................................30,092 President..............................................David Boren Athletics Director..........................Joe Castiglione Nickname......................................................Sooners Colors..................................... Crimson and Cream Conference......................................................Big 12 Field........................................... Marita Hynes Field Capacity............................................................. 1,000

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 35-21 2009 Big West Record.......................... 15-6 (3rd) Postseason......................... Los Angeles Regional

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 41-16 2009 Big 12 Record................................ 14-4 (1st) Postseason.................................Norman Regional

HEAD COACH Head Coach.........................................Kim Sowder Record at LBSU............................103-63 (3 years) Career Record...................................................Same

HEAD COACH Head Coach..........................................Patty Gasso Alma Mater....................Long Beach State, 1984 Record at OU...................... 727-239-2 (16 years) Career Record..................... 727-298-2 (20 years)

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 10-39 2009 Big Ten Record...........................4-16 (10th) Postseason.............................................................n/a HEAD COACH Head Coach...............................Michelle Gardner Alma Mater....................................Michigan, 1989 Record at Indiana........................... 10-39 (1 year) Career Record........................... 197-215 (7 years) MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact........................ Nathan Wiechers Office Phone.................................(812) 856-0146 E-mail................................nweicher@indiana.edu Website.............................. www.IUHoosiers.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact.................................Andrea Ohta Office Phone.................................(562) 985-8569 Cell Phone.....................................(562) 505-1297 E-mail............................................aohta@csulb.edu Website..................... www.longbeachstate.com

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MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact...................................Cassie Gage Office Phone.................................(405) 325-8372 Cell Phone.....................................(405) 310-9244 E-mail.................................................cassie@ou.edu Website.......................... www.soonersports.com

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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL WICHITA STATE

TEXAS TECH

NORTH DAKOTA

Mar. 5 - 4 p.m. Mar. 6 - 2 p.m. Mar. 7 - 11 a.m. Lubbock, Texas

Mar. 12 - 11:30 a.m. Corvallis, Ore. Mar. 14 - 10 a.m. Eugene, Ore.

GENERAL INFORMATION Location...............................................Wichita, Kan. Enrollment......................................................14,612 President............................... Dr. Donald L. Beggs Athletics Director.......................Dr. Eric L. Sexton Nickname.................................................... Shockers Colors................................................Black & Yellow Conference..................................... Missouri Valley Field................................................ Wilkins Stadium Capacity............................................................. 1,000

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.......................................... Lubbock, Texas Enrollment......................................................30,049 President...........................................Dr. Guy Bailey Athletics Director............................. Gerald Myers Nickname...............................................Red Raiders Colors........................................... Scarlet and Black Conference......................................................Big 12 Field....................................... Rocky Johnson Field Capacity.................................................................589

GENERAL INFORMATION Location......................................Grand Forks, N.D. Enrollment......................................................12,748 President......................................Dr. Robert Kelley Athletics Director............................... Brian Faison Nickname......................................... Fighting Sioux Colors.....................................Kelly Green & White Conference............................................ Great West Field................................ Apollo Softball Complex Capacity.................................................................200

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 21-32 2009 MVC Record............................ 10-15 (T-8th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 15-42 2009 Big 12 Record.............................3-15 (10th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record........................................9-33 Postseason.............................................................n/a

HEAD COACH Head Coach.................................. Mike Perniciaro Alma Mater..................... Missouri-St. Louis, 1993 Record at WSU......................... 126-111 (4 years) Career Record........................... 161-139 (5 years)

HEAD COACH Head Coach..................................Shannon Hayes Alma Mater...................Lubbock Christian, 1991 Record at TTU............................................First year Career Record............................................First Year

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact........................ Jordan Korphage Office Phone.................................(316) 978-5598 Cell Phone.....................................(316) 207-5350 E-mail......................jkorphage@goshockers.com Website............................. www.goshockers.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact................................ Jody Roginso Office Phone...................... (806) 742-3355 x232 Cell Phone.....................................(806) 786-5217 E-mail.................................jody.roginson@ttu.edu Website................................. www.texastech.com

OREGON STATE

OREGON

HEAD COACH Head Coach........................................... Sami Strinz Alma Mater................. Loyola Marymount, 2004 Record at UND.............................. 28-67 (2 years) Career Record...................................................Same MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact.............................. Derek Koenen Office Phone.................................(701) 777-6743 Cell Phone.....................................(507) 828-3021 E-mail.........derekkoenen@mail.und.nodak.edu Website.......................... www.fightingsioux.com

MINNESOTA

Feb. 12 - 2 p.m. Corvallis, Ore.

Mar. 13 - 3 p.m. Mar. 14 - 2 p.m. Eugene, Ore.

Mar. 19 - 3 p.m. Boise, Idaho Home-Opener

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..............................................Corvallis, Ore. Enrollment......................................................21,100 President........................................Dr. Edward Ray Athletics Director...........................Bob De Carolis Nickname...................................................... Beavers Colors......................................... Orange and Black Conference................................................Pacific-10 Field.................................... OSU Softball Complex

GENERAL INFORMATION Location...............................................Eugene, Ore. Enrollment......................................................20,394 President......................................Richard Lariviere Athletics Director.................................Mike Belotti Nickname......................................................... Ducks Colors......................................... Green and Yellow Conference................................................Pacific-10 Field......................................................... Howe Field Capacity............................................................. 3,000

GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................... Minneapolis, Minn. Enrollment......................................................51,140 President.................................Robert H. Bruininks Athletics Director..................................Joel Maturi Nickname.....................................Golden Gophers Colors..............................................Maroon & Gold Conference....................................................Big Ten Field........................... Jane Sage Cowles Stadium Capacity............................................................. 1,000

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 16-34 2009 Pac-10 Record.............................. 3-18 (8th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 23-32 2009 Big Ten Record............................. 6-14 (8th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

HEAD COACH Head Coach.......................................... Mike White Alma Mater............................Mount Mercy, 1989 Record at Oregon....................................First Year Career Record............................................First Year

HEAD COACH Head Coach..................................... Lisa Bernstein Alma Mater.......................................Arizona, 1986 Record at Minnesota........ 581-447-3 (18 years) Career Record...................................................Same

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact...............................Geoff Thurner Office Phone.................................(541) 346-2250 Cell Phone.....................................(541) 520-2036 E-mail.............................. gthurner@uoregon.edu Website................................... www.goducks.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact................................... Pat McCabe Office Phone.................................(612) 624-4345 Cell Phone.....................................(612) 203-3028 E-mail................................... mcca0512@umn.edu Website......................... www.gophersports.com

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 18-32 2009 Pac-10 Record.............................. 7-14 (6th) Postseason.............................................................n/a HEAD COACH Head Coach.......................................... Kirk Walker Alma Mater...........................................UCLA, 1988 Record at OSU.................... 515-408-3 (15 years) Career Record...................................................Same MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact........................ Melody Stockwell Office Phone.................................(541) 737-3720 E-mail........melody.stockwell@oregonstate.edu Website..............................www.osubeavers.com

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2010 Opponents

Mar. 5 - 2 p.m. Mar. 6 - 12 p.m. Lubbock, Texas


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL

2010 Opponents

PORTLAND STATE

WEBER STATE

NEW MEXICO STATE

Mar. 20 - 1:45 p.m. Mar. 21 - 4:15 p.m. Boise, Idaho

Mar. 20 - 4:15 p.m. Mar.21 - 2 p.m. Boise, Idaho

Mar. 27 - 1 p.m. Mar, 28 - 1 p.m. Boise, Idaho

GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................. Portland, Ore. Enrollment......................................................27,000 President.......................................Dr. Wim Wiewel Athletics Director..........................Torre Chisholm Nickname....................................................... Vikings Colors.............................. Green, White and Silver Conference.......................... Pacific Coast Softball Field.............................................. Erv Lind Stadium Capacity............................................................. 2,000

GENERAL INFORMATION Location...............................................Ogden, Utah Enrollment......................................................18,000 President.................................... Dr. F. Ann Millner Athletics Director.................................Jerry Bovee Nickname.....................................................Wildcats Colors.......................................... Purple and White Conference.......................... Pacific Coast Softball

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.........................................Las Cruces, N.M. Enrollment......................................................17,198 President......................................Barbara Couture Athletics Director................Dr. McKinley Boston Nickname........................................................Aggies Colors........................................... Crimson & White Conference..................................Western Athletic Field........................... NM State Softball Complex Capacity............................................................. 1,050

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 29-26 2009 PCSC Record.................................. 15-5 (1st) Postseason................................ Stanford Regional HEAD COACH Head Coach..............................Tobin Echo-Hawk Alma Mater....................................Nebraska, 1996 Record at PSU.................................. 29-26 (1 year) Career Record...................................................Same MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact....................................Ryan Borde Office Phone.................................(503) 725-2525 Cell Phone.....................................(503) 910-3355 E-mail............................................ rborde@pdx.edu Website....................................... www.goviks.com

SACRAMENTO STATE

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..........................................n/a 2009 PCSC Record..............................................n/a Postseason.............................................................n/a HEAD COACH Head Coach...................................... Tina Johnson Alma Mater.......................Southern Illinois, 1990 Record at WSU..........................................First Year Career Record................................ 90-87 (6 years) MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact.................................Darin Hogge Office Phone.................................(801) 626-6012 E-mail.....................................dhogge@weber.edu Website.................. www.weberstatesports.com

PACIFIC

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 33-21 2009 WAC Record................................. 11-9 (3rd) Postseason.............................................................n/a HEAD COACH Head Coach................................... Kathy Rudolph Alma Mater............................................UTEP, 1985 Record at NMSU...................... 159-187 (6 years) Career Record.........................355-279 (11 years) MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact..........................Jeremy Strachan Office Phone.................................(575) 646-3259 Cell Phone.....................................(517) 749-3088 E-mail.................................................. jls@nmsu.edu Website........................ www.nmstatesports.com

FRESNO STATE

Mar. 30 - 2 p.m. Sacramento, Calif.

Mar. 31 - 2 p.m. Stockton, Calif.

Apr. 2 - 7 p.m. Apr. 3 - 2 p.m. Fresno, Calif.

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..................................... Sacramento, Calif. Enrollment......................................................29,362 President........................Dr. Alexander Gonzalez Athletics Director..................... Dr. Terry Wanless Nickname......................................................Hornets Colors................................................. Green & Gold Conference.......................... Pacific Coast Softball Field.....................................................Shea Stadium Capacity.................................................................912

GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................Stockton, Calif. Enrollment........................................................ 6,268 President.............................. Dr. Pamela A. Eibeck Athletics Director....................................Lynn King Nickname..........................................................Tigers Colors......................................... Orange and Black Conference................................................. Big West Field.................................................Bill Simoni Field Capacity.................................................................500

GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................... Fresno, Calif. Enrollment......................................................21,389 President....................................Dr. John D. Welty Athletics Director............................ Thomas Boeh Nickname.................................................... Bulldogs Colors.................................................. Red and Blue Conference..................................Western Athletic Field.............................................Bulldog Diamond Capacity............................................................. 3,288

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 28-23 2009 PCSC Record................................14-6 (2nd) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 18-34 2009 Big West Record.......................... 3-18 (8th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 38-20 2009 WAC Record.................................. 15-5 (1st) Postseason......................... Los Angeles Regional

HEAD COACH Head Coach.....................................Kathy Strahan Alma Mater......................... Michigan State, 1979 Record at Sac St................. 484-439-2 (17 years) Career Record..................... 731-684-3 (26 years)

HEAD COACH Head Coach.......................................... Brian Kolze Alma Mater.............. Cal State Northridge, 1984 Record at Pacific................ 519-436-1 (17 years) Career Record...................................................Same

HEAD COACH Head Coach....................................Margie Wright Alma Mater............................... Illinois State, 1974 Record at Fresno St........1,182-387-1 (24 years) Career Record.................... 1,345-479-3 (3 years)

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact......................................Ryan Bjork Office Phone.................................(916) 278-6896 Cell Phone.....................................(916) 838-7557 E-mail............................................. rbjork@csus.edu Website...........................www.hornetsports.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact.....................................Ben Laskey Office Phone.................................(209) 946-2730 E-mail.................................... b_laskey@pacific.edu Website............................ www.pacifictigers.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact......................... Alyssa Chambers Office Phone.................................(559) 244-5612 Cell Phone.....................................(559) 389-1831 E-mail........................a.chambers@csufresno.edu Website............................. www.gobulldogs.com

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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL UTAH

HAWAII

IDAHO STATE

Apr. 9 - 3 p.m. Apr. 10 - 1 p.m. Boise, Idaho

Apr. 13 - 2 p.m. Pocatello, Idaho Apr. 20 - 2 p.m. Boise, Idaho

GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................... Salt Lake City, Utah Enrollment......................................................29,025 President.................................... Michael K. Young Athletics Director............................... Dr. Chris Hill Nickname.............................................................Utes Colors.......................................Crimson and White Conference.................................... Mountain West Field..............................................................Ute Field Capacity............................................................. 1,500

GENERAL INFORMATION Location...................................... Honolulu, Hawaii Enrollment......................................................20,000 Chancellor..................................Virginia Hinshaw Athletics Director............................. Jim Donovan Nickname................................... Rainbow Wahine Colors...................... Green, White, Silver & Black Conference..................................Western Athletic Field.............Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium Capacity............................................................. 1,200

GENERAL INFORMATION Location......................................... Pocatello, Idaho Enrollment......................................................13,949 President................................. Dr. Arthur C. Vailas Athletics Director.................................. Jeff Tingey Nickname......................................................Bengals Colors..............................................Black & Orange Conference.......................... Pacific Coast Softball Field.........................................................Rainey Park Capacity.................................................................500

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 22-31 2009 MWC Record................................ 4-10 (5th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 30-24 2009 WAC Record................................. 15-6 (3rd) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 20-21 2009 PCSC Record..............................................n/a Postseason.............................................................n/a

HEAD COACH Head Coach.........................................Amy Hogue Alma Mater............................................ Utah, 1994 Record at Utah.............................. 50-58 (2 years) Career Record........................... 247-140 (7 years)

HEAD COACH Head Coach......................................... Bob Coolen Alma Mater................................... Wesleyan, 1980 Record at Hawaii............... 667-412-1 (18 years) Career Record..................... 739-505-1 (23 years)

HEAD COACH Head Coach................................... Andrea Wilson Alma Mater..................................Oklahoma, 2002 Record at ISU................................... 20-21 (1 year) Career Record...................................................Same

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact................................. Mike DeVine Office Phone.................................(801) 581-8997 Cell Phone.....................................(801) 580-4502 E-mail..................mdevine@huntsman.utah.edu Website.................................. www.utahutes.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact............................ Kara Nishimura Office Phone.................................(808) 956-5087 Cell Phone.....................................(808) 497-0638 E-mail.......................................karakn@hawaii.edu Website...................... www.hawaiiathletics.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact..................... Frank Mercogliano Office Phone.................................(208) 282-2621 Cell Phone.....................................(208) 406-3570 E-mail.......................................... mercfran@isu.edu Website...............................www.isubengals.com

UTAH STATE

LOUISIANA TECH

SAN JOSE STATE

Apr. 16 - 3 p.m. Apr. 17 - 1 p.m. Boise, Idaho

Apr. 23 - 5 p.m. Apr. 24 - 12 p.m. Ruston, La.

Apr. 30 - 3 p.m. May 1 - 1 p.m. Boise, Idaho

GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................ Logan, Utah Enrollment......................................................23,925 President............................................Stan Albrecht Athletics Director............................... Scott Barnes Nickname........................................................Aggies Colors...................................Navy Blue and White Conference..................................Western Athletic Field............ LaRee and LeGrang Johnson Field

GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................... Ruston, La. Enrollment......................................................10,600 President.............................. Dr. Daniel R. Reneau Athletics Director............................................... TBA Nickname.........................................Lady Techsters Colors.................................................. Red and Blue Conference..................................Western Athletic Field.................. Lady Techster Softball Complex Capacity............................................................. 1,000

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.............................................San Jose, Calif Enrollment......................................................32,746 President.......................................... Jon Whitmore Athletics Director................................Tom Bowen Nickname.....................................................Spartans Colors....................................... Gold, White & Blue Conference..................................Western Athletic Field......................................... San Jose State Field Capacity.................................................................500

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 34-23 2009 WAC Record................................. 12-8 (4th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 19-37 2009 WAC Record................................. 6-15 (6th) Postseason.............................................................n/a

HEAD COACH Head Coach....................................Sarah Dawson Alma Mater...................Louisiana-Monroe, 1997 Record at La. Tech................... 172-244 (7 years) Career Record...................................................Same

HEAD COACH Head Coach........................................ Peter Turner Alma Mater....................Sacramento State, 1989 Record at SJSU............................68-100 (3 years) Career Record...................................................Same

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact.............................Malcolm Butler Office Phone.................................(318) 257-3144 Cell Phone.....................................(318) 614-4513 E-mail......................................mbutler@latech.edu Website............................ www.latechsports.com

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact........................................Amy Villa Office Phone.................................(408) 924-1216 Cell Phone.....................................(408) 421-8604 E-mail......................................... amy.villa@sjsu.edu Website............................ www.sjsuspartans.com

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 10-37 2009 WAC Record................................. 3-17 (8th) Postseason.............................................................n/a HEAD COACH Head Coach.................................... Carissa Millsap Alma Mater...........................................UCLA, 2000 Record at USU...........................................First Year Career Record............................................First Year MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact.....................................Kara Fisher Office Phone.................................(435) 797-1361 Cell Phone...................................... (435) 7578184 E-mail......................................kara.irving@usu.edu Website.................... www.utahstateaggies.com

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2010 Opponents

Apr. 6 - 1 p.m. Boise, Idaho


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL NEVADA

2010 NFCA PRESEASON POLL

2010 Opponents

May 7 - 3 p.m. May 8 - 2 p.m. Reno, Nev. GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................... Reno, Nev. Enrollment......................................................17,000 President........................................ Dr. Milton Glick Athletics Director..................................Cary Groth Nickname.................................................. Wolf Pack Colors......................................... Navy Blue & Silver Conference..................................Western Athletic Field.................. Christina M. Hixon Softball Park Capacity.................................................................750 TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record..................................... 40-19 2009 WAC Record...............................15-5 (T-1st) Postseason................................ Stanford Regional HEAD COACH Head Coach..................................... Matt Meuchel Alma Mater............................ Arizona State, 2000 Record at Nevada.......................... 40-19 (1 year) Career Record...................................................Same

Rank Team 2009 Record 1 Washington 51-12 2 Alabama 54-11 3 Florida 63-5 4 Michigan 47-12 5 Arizona St. 47-19 6 Arizona 46-17 7 Georgia 47-12 8 UCLA 45-11 9 Missouri 50-12 10 Stanford 48-11 11 Oklahoma 41-16 12 California 38-20 13 Georgia Tech 46-15 14 Ohio St. 47-11 15 Northwestern 31-15 16 Tennessee 40-18-1 17 Baylor 40-22 18 LSU 34-18-1 19 North Carolina 47-13 20 UMass 41-10 21 DePaul 39-14 22 Louisville 48-11 23 Florida St. 44-16 24 Louisiana-Lafayette 45-13 25 Fresno State 38-20 BOLD indicates 2010 opponent

2010 WAC PRESEASON POLL

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact.................................Chad Hartley Office Phone.................................(775) 682-6982 Cell phone.....................................(775) 229-5513 E-mail...........................................hartleyc@unr.edu Website................... www.nevadawolfpack.com

2010 WAc SoFtBAll tournAmEnt Seed 1

Seed 4

Game 7 Friday, May 14 2:00 p.m.

Seed 3 Game 2 Wednesday, May 12 7:00 p.m. Game 4 Thursday, May 13 2:00 p.m.

Seed 2 Game 10 Saturday, May 15 2:00 p.m.

loser Game 7 Game 11 Saturday, May 15 5:00 p.m.

loser Game 2

WAc champion Earns NCAA Automatic Bid

Game 9 Friday, May 14 7:00 p.m.

Game 5 Thursday, May 13 4:30 p.m.

Player Kylie Bassett Sam Bias Kathy Cox Haley Gilleland Katie Holverson Tiare Jennings Morgan Melloh Noelle Micka Hoku Nohara Angie Ortega Stephanie Ricketts Amanda Tauali’i Amberly Waits

Points 48 41 38 29 28 19 18 7

Team

Game 8 Friday, May 14 4:30 p.m.

loser Game 10 (if first loss)

Game 6 Thursday, May 13 7:00 p.m.

loser Game 4

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School Pos. Louisiana Tech 1B Nevada 3B Boise State 3B Fresno State SS Nevada P New Mexico St. OF Fresno State P Nevada C New Mexico St. 1B New Mexico St. OF Hawaii P Hawaii 1B Louisiana Tech SS

Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr.

2009 WAC FINAL STANDINGS Fresno St.

loser Game 3

loser Game 1

Team (Votes) Fresno State (6) Nevada (1) Hawai’i New Mexico State (1) Louisiana Tech San Jose State Boise State Utah State

PRESEASON ALL-WAC TEAM

Game 1 Wednesday, May 12 4:30 p.m.

Seed 6

Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Player of the Year Amberly Waits Louisiana Tech Pitcher of the Year Morgan Melloh Fresno State

Game 3 Thursday, May 13 11:30 a.m.

Seed 5

2010 ESPN.com PRESEASON POLL Rank Team 2009 Record 1 Washington 51-12 2 Alabama 54-11 3 Michigan 47-12 4 Arizona 46-17 5 Florida 63-5 6 UCLA 45-11 7 Arizona St. 47-19 8 Georgia 47-12 9 Missouri 50-12 10 Oklahoma 41-16 11 California 38-20 12 Stanford 48-11 13 LSU 34-18-1 14 Georgia Tech 46-15 15 Baylor 40-22 16 Ohio St. 47-11 17 Northwestern 31-15 18 Tennessee 40-18-1 19 Florida St. 44-16 20 DePaul 39-14 21 Louisville 48-11 22 North Carolina 47-13 23 Louisiana-Lafayette 45-13 24 Fresno State 38-20 25 UMass 41-10 BOLD indicates 2010 opponent

WAC

Pct.

Overall

Pct.

15-5

.750

39-17

.696

Nevada

15-5

.750

36-18

.667

Hawai’i

15-6

.714

30-24

.556

Louisiana Tech

12-8

.600

34-23

.596

New Mexico St.

11-9

.550

33-21

.611

San Jose St.

6-15

.286

19-37

.339

Boise St.

4-16

.250

22-30

.423

Utah St.

3-17

.150

10-37

.213

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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL

2009 Review

2009 INAUGURAL SEASON REVIEW The Boise State softball team was one of the youngest teams in the nation, had no players with Division I softball experience and didn’t quite know what to expect as it entered its inaugural season. It’s safe to say that no one expected the success that would unfold over the rest of the season, especially in the first two months. The Broncos ended the year at 22-30 and 4-16 in Western Athletic Conference games, which earned them the seventh and final spot in the WAC Tournament. While the Broncos were picked eighth in the preseason poll (only the top seven teams made the tournament), they ousted everyone’s expectations by beating out Utah State for the final seed. It was a long road to that tournament berth in May that started in Cathedral City, Calif., where the Broncos played their first game in program history. The Fighting Illini of Illinois were the upstart program’s first opponent in the Cathedral City Kickoff on Feb. 6. With the Broncos at the plate to begin the game, Laeha Hill bounced a pitch up the middle to record the first hit in program history. A sacrifice bunt would move Hill to second, but an error would allow Kelsey Perkins to reach first safely. Just as the Broncos were exceeding expectations with their first batter reaching scoring position, nobody expected what would come next. The Illini turned a rare triple play to end the inning unscathed. The Broncos would play the Illini tough for the first two innings, but the Illini put up four runs in the third as well as two more in the fourth and sixth innings to secure the victory. Laurel Wyatt would not let the Broncos go quietly as she launched a pitch to deep right center for the program’s first ever runs and first-ever home run, making

the final score 8-2.

the WAC Player of the Week award in the 2009 season.

Later that night the Broncos were runruled by James Madison and woke up to rain the next day. After a long delay, the Broncos took the field against Fordham in a late night matchup. Aubray Zell went the distance and Kathy Cox went deep for her first time as a Bronco to lead the Broncos to an 8-4 win and their first victory in program history. The winning continued into the next day as the Broncos took down Wisconsin in a 13-12 slugfest, improving their record to 2-2. Zell quickly emerged as the Broncos’ go-to pitcher early in the season as she collected both wins on the opening weekend. Zell went on to collect the Broncos’ first seven wins in the circle and led the team with a 13-9 record on the year. She recorded 65 strikeouts and had an ERA of 4.24 while starting 23 games and tossing 133.2 innings, which also led the young pitching staff. The next weekend was off for the Broncos, but they would earn their first winning streak with a 5-3 upset over Long Beach State, who began the year in the top-25 polls. However, the Broncos struggled for the rest of the month, going 2-5 until their home-opener on Mar. 6. March was, by far, the most successful month of the year as the young Broncos improved their record to 17-9 by Mar. 23. The new Mountain Cove Softball Field tuned into home sweet home as the Broncos took their home-opener and won their first seven games in their new park. Christina Capobianco thoroughly enjoyed the friendly confines of Mountain Cove as she hit .909 on the weekend with five homers, including the first round-tripper at the new park. For her efforts, Capobianco became the only Bronco to be named

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The Broncos seven-game streak started with the State of Idaho Tournament and a win over Northwest Nazarene to christen the new ballpark on Mar 6. The next day, the Broncos downed the Crusaders again before launching three homers against Idaho State to take their third straight game. Over 400 fans were in attendance as the first-pitch ceremony at Mountain Cove took place prior to the Idaho State game. The Broncos rounded out the tournament by edging out a 4-3 victory over the College of Idaho to keep the winning streak alive. The magic at Mountain Cove continued to shine as the Broncos swept a doubleheader against Utah Valley the next weekend. On Mar. 23, the Broncos and Wolverines split a doubleheader to make the season series 3-1 in favor of the Broncos. The Bengals made their second trip to Mountain Cove on Mar. 15 and ended the Broncos winning streak at seven. After the Broncos took the first game, the Bengals handed the Blue and Orange their first home loss of the season, which is the first of a current nine-game skid on their home turf. The Broncos took a spring break trip over the next week to the state of Utah where they played eight games in seven days. The trip began with a split against Utah in a doubleheader on Mar. 18. On Mar. 20, the Broncos opened the WAC season in the first of a three-game series at Utah State. The first-year magic sparked once again as the Broncos swept through the

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Magical March would eventually come to an end as the Broncos split a doubleheader with Utah Valley and dropped a game at BYU to end the spring break trip. The month ended back at Mountain Cove where the Broncos couldn’t find the spark that lifted them earlier in the month, dropping two games to WAC-rival Louisiana Tech. The Broncos ended the month at 17-13 overall and had a 12-6 record in March. Although the Broncos cruised to a sweep in their first-ever WAC series, they soon found out that WAC softball is anything but a breeze. After dropping two to Louisiana Tech, the Broncos got their only other WAC win in the middle game of a threegame series at San Jose State. The Spartans went on to win the rubber game and take the series 2-1. Nevada made their first visit to Mountain Cove as the No. 23 team in the nation and rolled through the first-year Broncos. The Broncos scored only one run in the three-game series and fell victim to a no-hitter. The perfect 3-0 WAC record had turned into a 4-7 record with Utah State threatening to overtake the Broncos. The Broncos traveled to Las Cruces, N.M. to take on New Mexico State, looking to rebound from the Nevada series. The Broncos looked revived and battled hard in all three games but ended on the losing side of a three-game sweep. On Mar. 21, the Broncos took a break from the WAC and made their first trip to Pocatello to take on in-state rival Idaho State, who had won the last matchup between the Gem State rivals. However, the Broncos got back on the winning track and Allie Crump hit a milestone as she became the first Bronco pitcher to hit 100 strikeouts. The Broncos took both games of the doubleheader to take the season series 4-1 over the Bengals. Crump ended the year with a team-leading 112 strikeouts. She posted a 7-14 record in 21 starts. She was also the only Bronco pitcher to toss a shutout, which she did twice in 2009. The hard-throwing freshman tossed 127.2 innings and held a 5.04 ERA.

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The Broncos tried to use the momentum from the Idaho State series to pull off an upset over Fresno State. The Bulldogs took the first game easily, but the Broncos applied the pressure on Saturday’s doubleheader. The Broncos jumped out to 5-0 lead in the first inning, but couldn’t hold off a methodical Bulldog comeback. Fresno State took the game 10-9. The story reversed in the third game as the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead. However, the Broncos mounted a furious comeback with four runs in the seventh to tie the game at 8-8. Kelly Sweeney, who caught fire late in the year, stroked a two-RBI triple down the right field line to bring the Broncos within one run. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the eighth to put the Broncos away and take the sweep. The Broncos regular season ended on the islands of Hawaii with the Broncos needing only one more win or two Utah State losses to clinch a spot in the WAC Tournament. The Broncos struggled in the three-game series as they were no-hit in the first game of the series and eventually swept. However, Utah State was swept in its final series to give the Broncos a berth in the WAC Tournament. The seventhseeded Broncos drew the sixthseeded Spartans in the first game of the tournament. The game turned into a nine-inning seesaw battle with the Broncos emerging victorious in their first-ever WAC Tournament game. Sweeney once again came through in the clutch as she collected RBI in three separate at bats, each of which gave the Broncos a lead. Her biggest hit came in the ninth with the bases loaded. She smashed a single into right field that was misplayed and allowed all three runs to score. The Broncos shut down the Spartans in the bottom half of the inning for an 8-4 win. Back-to-back losses to Fresno State and Hawaii bounced the Broncos from the tournament although the Broncos hung tough in a 4-0 loss to the eventual champion Bulldogs. Sweeney was rewarded for her stellar per-

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three-game series, giving them a perfect 3-0 record after their first weekend in the WAC. The sweep proved later to be essential in the Broncos earning a berth in the WAC Tournament.

formance in the tournament-opener with a spot on the All-Tournament team, earning the Broncos first postseason award. Sweeney had emerged late in the season as the Broncos everyday second baseman as she caught fire at the plate. She was second on the team with a .300 batting average in conference play and racked up eight RBI with two homers, which also tied for second on the team. The freshman was also the only Bronco to hit a triple, collecting a pair of triples over the season. Sweeney was second only to Cox, who snagged another postseason award for the Broncos. Cox was named to the NFCA All-Pacific Region team after leading the Broncos’ offensive charge. Cox led the team with a .341 batting average, 11 homers, 40 runs scored and 40 RBI. On top of her production, she was also the toughest strikeout on the team with only 12 strikeouts on the year. Only Capobianco was close in offensive production as she tied Cox with 11 homers, but fell short in the RBI category with 37. With freshman usually filling seven spots on the lineup card in the program’s inaugural season, it’s safe to say that the Broncos exceeded the expectations of Bronco Nation. Both Cox and Sweeney as well as nine other members of the inaugural squad return for the 2010 campaign as the Broncos look to improve upon the immediate success of 2009 and continue to build the young program.


BOISE STATE SOFTBALL 2009 BOISE STATE SOFTBALL OVERALL STATISTICS BATTING STATISTICS

2009 Review

Record: 21-30

Home: 7-9

Away: 10-14

Player 4 Cox, Kathy 15 Capobianco, Christina 7 Hill, Laeha 11 Viers-Gordillo, Ashleigh 16 Straton, Lexi 8 Crump, Allie 3 Calplan, Kellie -------------14 Minten, Alex 5 Sweeney, Kelly. 6 Wyatt, Laurel 22 Perkins, Kelsey 2 Weatherly, Tazz 12 Hanna, Jessi 13 Suitos, Megan 9 Yurek, Maghan 33 Klein, Mandy Totals Opponents

Neutral: 5-7 AB 173 148 161 136 123 105 113

WAC: 4-16

Avg. .341 .318 .298 .279 .260 .248 .212

GP-GS 52-50 52-52 50-46 51-50 49-45 42-36 52-49

R 40 20 27 21 24 17 23

.500 .271 .235 .217 .205 .204 .167 .125 .000 .264 .326

2-0 2 0 42-30 85 8 43-34 98 13 42-34 92 15 38-24 78 19 28-18 54 8 33-17 30 8 24-4 24 2 2-0 1 0 52-52 1423 245 52-52 1457 296

H 59 47 48 38 32 26 24

2B 7 4 10 4 6 0 3

1 0 23 5 23 3 20 1 16 2 11 3 5 0 3 0 0 0 376 48 475 71

3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 0 11 40 99 .572 10 0 12 0 .375 0 11 37 84 .568 23 4 20 0 .420 0 0 20 58 .360 14 0 14 1 .352 0 3 25 51 .375 24 7 15 0 .411 0 0 10 38 .309 18 4 41 0 .372 0 2 10 32 .305 10 4 19 1 .336 0 1 13 30 .265 7 6 15 0 .291

SF SH SB ATT 1 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 5 0 4 0 0 1 3 2 2

0 0 1 1 .500 0 0 1 2 2 22 38 .447 7 0 21 0 3 19 35 .357 8 8 25 0 0 9 21 .228 3 2 14 0 0 3 18 .231 14 4 8 0 2 6 20 .370 7 1 13 0 0 1 5 .167 0 0 12 0 0 4 3 .125 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 2 35 220 533 .375 150 40 236 10 43 258 695 .477 114 34 221

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3

.500 .326 .342 .258 .354 .306 .167 .250 .500 .350 .386

1 1 2 7 3 0 1 0 0 35 36

0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 14 40

PO A E FLD% 47 122 13 .929 176 6 4 .978 33 3 4 .900 237 7 0 1.000 218 26 7 .972 9 20 0 1.000 70 109 24 .882

0 0 0 0 0 57 62 7 0 30 16 9 1 30 13 7 6 41 9 2 0 46 30 4 2 14 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 2 20 1 20 1019 477 88 54 1044 433 91

.000 .944 .836 .860 .962 .950 .933 .857 .957 .944 .942

LOB - Team (368), Opp (334). DPs turned - Team (26), Opp (14). TPs turned - Team (0), Opp (1). CI - Team (0), Opp (3). IBB Team (3), Capobianco 3, Opp (1).

PITCHING STATISTICS Player 33 Klein, Mandy 61 Zell, Aubray 8 Crump, Allie Totals Opponents

ERA 4.20 4.24 5.04 4.53 3.76

W L APP GS 2 7 24 7 13 9 29 23 7 14 28 21 22 30 52 52 30 22 52 52

CG SHO CBO 2 0 0 11 0 0 12 2 0 25 2 0 31 7 0

SV IP 1 78.1 0 133.2 1 127.2 2 339.2 2 348.0

H 117 198 160 475 376

R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP 68 47 26 44 19 1 5 347 .337 8 10 116 81 19 65 28 4 26 584 .339 13 7 112 92 69 112 24 5 12 526 .304 4 17 296 220 114 221 71 10 43 1457 .326 25 34 245 187 150 236 48 2 35 1423 .264 25 40

BK SFA SHA 0 0 7 4 3 15 6 4 14 10 7 36 1 5 35

PB - Team (9), Straton, L. 6, Weatherly, T 3, Opp (8). Pickoffs - Team (1), Weatherly, T 1. SBA/ATT - Straton, L. (28-40), Crump, A. (20-23), Zell, A. (12-17), Klein, M. (8-14), Weatherly, T (11-12), Yurek, M. (1-2).

FIELDING STATISTICS Player Viers-Gordillo, Ashleigh Crump, Allie Capobianco, Christina Straton, Lexi Weatherly, Tazz Klein, Mandy Hanna, Jessi Sweeney, Kelly. Suitos, Megan Cox, Kathy Zell, Aubray Hill, Laeha Calplan, Kellie Perkins, Kelsey Yurek, Maghan Wyatt, Laurel Minten, Alex Totals Opponents

C 244 29 186 251 52 23 80 126 15 182 41 40 203 50 7 55 0

PO 237 9 176 218 41 2 46 57 14 47 6 33 70 30 3 30 0

1584 1019 1568 1044

A 7 20 6 26 9 20 30 62 0 122 31 3 109 13 3 16 0

E 0 0 4 7 2 1 4 7 1 13 4 4 24 7 1 9 0

FLD% DPs SBA 1.000 14 0 1.000 1 20 .978 6 0 .972 3 28 .962 1 11 .957 0 8 .950 3 0 .944 4 0 .933 0 0 .929 9 0 .902 1 12 .900 0 0 .882 6 0 .860 1 0 .857 0 1 .836 3 0 .000 0 0

477 88 .944 433 91 .942

26 14

40 14

CSB SBA% 0 - 3 .870 0 - 12 .700 1 .917 6 .571 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 5 .706 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 .500 0 - 0 - 14 .741 6 .700

PB CI 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 8

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BOISE STATE SOFTBALL 2009 BOISE STATE SOFTBALL GAME RESULTS Opposing team vsIllinois vsJames Madison vsFordham W vsWisconsin W vsLong Beach St. W at San Diego vsColorado State vsLong Beach St. at San Diego W vsSeattle W vsPortland State vsSeattle NNU W NNU W IDAHO STATE W COL. OF IDAHO W UTAH VALLEY W UTAH VALLEY W IDAHO STATE W IDAHO STATE at Utah at Utah W at Utah State W at Utah State W at Utah State W at Utah Valley W at Utah Valley at BYU LOUISIANA TECH LOUISIANA TECH at San Jose State at San Jose State W at San Jose State NEVADA NEVADA NEVADA at College of Idaho at College of Idaho W at New Mexico State at New Mexico State at New Mexico State at Idaho State W at Idaho State W FRESNO STATE FRESNO STATE FRESNO STATE at Hawaii at Hawaii at Hawaii vsSan Jose State W at Fresno State vsHawaii

Score 2-8 L 1-9 L 8-4 13-12 5-3 4-5 L 2-3 L 1-3 L 2-1 3-2 4-6 L 1-14 L 11-4 13-1 7-4 4-3 7-6 7-0 4-3 1-6 L 0-1 L 7-5 2-0 12-6 7-3 14-9 9-11 L 3-7 L 0-3 L 2-7 L 2-8 L 4-2 0-8 L 0-5 L 0-8 L 1-8 L 3-4 L 12-2 4-8 L 9-10 L 4-8 L 9-3 7-3 3-6 L 9-10 L 8-11 L 0-8 L 1-9 L 3-8 L 8-4 0-4 L 2-10 L

r-h-e 2-9-3 1-4-2 8-9-2 13-11-3 5-6-1 4-8-2 2-7-1 1-1-2 2-5-0 3-5-2 4-5-3 1-9-2 11-14-0 13-15-1 7-9-1 4-11-0 7-11-1 7-10-2 4-8-1 1-3-3 0-0-3 7-11-2 2-6-0 12-14-0 7-11-2 14-13-4 9-9-3 3-5-3 0-5-1 2-3-1 2-4-2 4-6-0 0-2-0 0-4-2 0-0-1 1-4-1 3-8-2 12-14-3 4-3-3 9-8-2 4-5-2 9-10-0 7-10-1 3-8-1 9-10-1 8-14-4 0-0-1 1-2-3 3-7-2 8-14-2 0-2-1 2-4-3

r-h-e 8-8-1 9-8-2 4-9-3 12-12-3 3-6-2 5-5-1 3-9-0 3-7-2 1-4-2 2-8-1 6-8-0 14-13-0 4-7-1 1-1-1 4-6-1 3-7-3 6-11-3 0-1-1 3-11-2 6-10-1 1-7-0 5-13-0 0-4-2 6-10-7 3-10-1 9-11-1 11-14-3 7-9-2 3-5-3 7-13-0 8-9-1 2-5-2 8-10-1 5-10-1 8-8-0 8-11-1 4-6-1 2-5-3 8-10-4 10-13-3 8-12-1 3-8-1 3-10-4 6-14-2 10-12-2 11-18-1 8-12-2 9-15-1 8-10-2 4-13-7 4-5-0 10-12-2

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Inns 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 6 7 7 (8) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 7 (8) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 (8) 5 5 7 (9) 7 5

Overall 0-1-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 3-5-0 4-5-0 5-5-0 5-6-0 5-7-0 6-7-0 8-7-0 7-7-0 9-7-0 10-7-0 11-7-0 12-7-0 12-8-0 12-9-0 13-9-0 14-9-0 15-9-0 16-9-0 17-9-0 17-10-0 17-11-0 17-12-0 17-13-0 17-14-0 18-14-0 18-15-0 18-16-0 18-17-0 18-18-0 18-19-0 19-19-0 19-20-0 19-21-0 19-22-0 20-22-0 21-22-0 21-23-0 21-24-0 21-25-0 21-26-0 21-27-0 21-28-0 22-28-0 22-29-0 22-30-0

WAC 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 3-0-0 3-0-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 4-3-0 4-4-0 4-5-0 4-6-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 4-8-0 4-9-0 4-10-0 4-10-0 4-10-0 4-11-0 4-12-0 4-13-0 4-14-0 4-15-0 4-16-0 4-16-0 4-16-0 4-16-0

Pitcher of record Zell, A. (L 0-1) Crump, A. (L 0-1) Zell, A. (W 1-1) Zell, A. (W 2-0) Zell, A. (W) Klein, M. (L) Zell, A. (L) Klein, M. (L) Zell, A. (W) Zell, A. (W 5-2) Klein, M. (L 0-3) Crump, A. (L 0-2) Zell, A. (W 6-2) Crump, A. (W 1-2) Zell, A. (W 7-2) Zell, A. (W 8-2) Klein, M. (W 1-3) Crump, A. (W 2-2) Crump, A. (W 3-2) Klein, M. (L 1-4) Crump, A. (L) Zell, A. (W) Crump, A. (W 4-3) Crump, A. (W 5-3) Crump, A. (W 6-3) Klein, M. (W 2-4) Zell, A. (L 9-3) Crump, A. (L 6-4) Crump, A. (L 6-5) Zell, A. (L 9-4) Crump, A. (L 6-6) Zell, A. (W 10-4) Crump, A. (L 6-7) Zell, A. (L 10-5) Zell, A. (L 10-6) Crump, A. (L 6-8) Crump, A. (L 6-9) Zell, A. (W 11-6) Crump, A. (L 6-10) Klein, M. (L 2-5) Zell, A. (L 11-7) Crump, A. (W 7-10) Zell, A. (W 12-7) Crump, A. (L 7-12) Crump, A. (L 7-13) Klein, M. (L 2-6) Klein, M. (L 2-7) Zell, A. (L 12-8) Crump, A. (L 7-13) Zell, A. (W 1-0) Crump, A. (L 0-1) Zell, A. (L 1-1)

Attend 270 80 85 115 142 284 137 157 266 450 450 232 175 250 425 327 317 317 163 127 313 323 128 - 218 - 110 1342 379 379 276 315 315 268 0 387 125 125 342 354 298 - 102 259 0 326 259 0 367 552 713 713

Time 2:10 1:48 2:08 2:48 1:57 1:54 2:00 1:36 1:41 1:56 1:46 1:44 2:03 1:50 1:49 2:07 2:27 2:30 1:53 1:35 3:43 2:56 5:41 2:54 2:50 2:30 2:10 2:01 1:35 1:45 1:59 1:44 1:18 1:45 1:10 1:45 2:01 1:52 2:25 2:26 2:15 2:04 2:05 1:50 2:10 2:05 1:14 1:19 1:37 2:36 1:35 1:15

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TEAM GAME HIGHS Batting At bats: Runs scored: Hits: RBIs: Doubles: Triples: Home runs: Total bases: Walks: Strikeouts: Sac hits: Sac flies: Stolen bases: Hit by pitch: Caught stealing: Runners LOB: Hit into DP:

44 14 15 13 4 1 1 4 4 24 10 10 3 1 2 4 4 1 14 2 2

vs San Jose State (May 06, 2009) at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) NNU (Mar 07, 2009) NNU (Mar 07, 2009) NNU (Mar 06, 2009) vs Long Beach St. (Feb 20, 2009) Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) (3 games ) (4 games ) (5 games ) (4 games ) vs Wisconsin (Feb 08, 2009) at College of Idaho (04/14/09) (6 games ) vs Wisconsin (Feb 08, 2009) Utah Valley (Mar 14, 2009) vs San Jose State (May 06, 2009)

Fielding Putouts: Assists: Errors: Passed balls: DPs turned:

27 17 4 4 2 2

vs San Jose State (May 06, 2009) Utah Valley (Mar 14, 2009) at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) (7 games )

Pitching Innings pitched: 9.0 Runs allowed: 14 Earned runs: 13 Walks allowed: 6 6 Strikeouts: 11 Hits allowed: 18 Doubles allowed: 4 4 Triples allowed: 2 2 Homers allowed: 5 Wild pitches: 4 Hit batters: 5

vs San Jose State (May 06, 2009) vs Seattle (Mar. 1, 2009) vs Seattle (Mar. 1, 2009) at Utah State (Mar 21, 2009) at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) Utah Valley (Mar 14, 2009) Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) Fresno State (Apr 24, 2009) vs Hawaii (May 07, 2009) at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) at San Jose State (Apr 04, 2009) Nevada (Apr 11, 2009) vs Illinois (Feb 06, 2009) at San Jose State (Apr 03, 2009)

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Batting At bats: 2009) Runs scored: Hits: RBIs: Doubles: Triples: 2009) Home runs: Total bases: Walks: 2009) Strikeouts: Sac hits: Sac flies: Stolen bases: Hit by pitch: Caught stealing: Runners LOB: Fielding Putouts: 28, 2009) Assists: Errors: Passed balls:

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Weatherly, Tazz vs San Jose State (May 06,

4 4 5 2 1

Cox, Kathy at College of Idaho (04/14/09) (4 games ) Cox, Kathy at College of Idaho (04/14/09) Cox, Kathy NNU (Mar 06, 2009) Sweeney, Kelly. vs Long Beach St. (Feb 20,

1 2 11 3

Sweeney, Kelly. Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) (4 games ) Capobianco, Christin NNU (Mar 07, 2009) Viers-Gordillo, Ashl Louisiana Tech (Mar 28,

3 3 2 2 1 1 3 1 6 6

Straton, Lexi at College of Idaho (04/14/09) Straton, Lexi vs San Jose State (May 06, 2009) Calplan, Kellie Col. of Idaho (Mar 08, 2009) Perkins, Kelsey Idaho State (Mar 15, 2009) (5 games ) (14 games ) Wyatt, Laurel vs Wisconsin (Feb 08, 2009) (6 games ) Sweeney, Kelly. Col. of Idaho (Mar 08, 2009) Wyatt, Laurel at Utah (Mar 18, 2009)

14 Capobianco, Christin vs Portland State (Feb 8 3 2

Pitching Innings pitched: 9.0 Runs allowed: 11 Earned runs: 9 Walks allowed: 5 Strikeouts: 11 Hits allowed: 15 Doubles allowed: 3 Triples allowed: 2 2 Homers allowed: 4 2009) Wild pitches: 3 Hit batters: 5

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Cox, Kathy vs Fordham (Feb 07, 2009) (5 games ) Straton, Lexi Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) Zell, Aubray vs San Jose State (May 06, 2009) Zell, Aubray at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) Crump, Allie Fresno State (Apr 25, 2009) (5 games ) Crump, Allie Utah Valley (Mar 14, 2009) Zell, Aubray at Hawaii (May 02, 2009) (5 games ) Zell, Aubray at Utah Valley (Mar 23, 2009) Crump, Allie at San Jose State (Apr 04, 2009) Zell, Aubray at New Mexico State (Apr 18, Klein, Mandy vs Portland State (Feb 28, 2009) Crump, Allie at San Jose State (Apr 03, 2009)

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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 stateof-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 CavenWilliams 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 Appleton Tennis Center

Jacksons Indoor Track

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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

Jarred Rome

2004 USA National Discus Champion 2004 USA Olympian

Bronco Historical Highlights

Abbey Elsberry

(since 1968)

 1 National Team Championship

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

 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

Wesley Moodie

2005 Wimbledon Doubles Champion

 Over 25 alumni currently competing professionally in their respective sports

Ben Cherrington

2006 NCAA Champion

Luke Shields

Three-time All-American

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

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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

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

Golf (Women)… • 1 conference title • 1 individual NCAA regional qualifier • 1 individual conference champion • 14 all-conference honors

Volleyball… • 3 conference titles • 2 postseason NIT appearances • 1 postseason NIT finals appearance • 53 all-conference honors • 1 Idaho NCAA Woman of the Year

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

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

Soccer… • 1 conference player of the year • 2 SoccerBuzz Mag. All-Nationals • 22 all-conference honors • 1 Idaho NCAA Woman of the Year

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Eleni Kafourou

NCAA All-American 2009 NCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion

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

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

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

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

GOLF (WOMEN)

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

2008 WAC CHampions

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

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 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

 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 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 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

Back-to-back Pac-10 champions

Gymnastics

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

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2008-09 REVIEW 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 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

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 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

2009 WAC CHampions

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 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

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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 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

back-to-back WAC CHampions

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 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

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Volleyball

Team Honors WAC Finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19 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 studentathletes 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. Before 1990, the WAC sponsored 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 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.

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

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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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CONFERENCE Affiliations Karl Benson

WAC Commissioner Alma Mater: Boise State 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 1999-2002, 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. 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.

Current WAC Membership Boise State BRONCOS

Fresno State BULLDOGS

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise, Idaho

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

Idaho Vandals

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honolulu, Hawaii

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

Nevada Wolf Pack

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruston, La.

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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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 R u 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 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 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

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.

Idaho sports medicine institute 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

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Academic Services Academic Support Services 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 studentathletes take advantage of the many personal and educational opportunities available at Boise State. The Bronco academic support staff works closely with student-athletes, coaches and the university community to meet the unique educational and personal needs of student-athletes 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. 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.

academic services Staff Ga b e R o s e n va l l Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services Advises: Men’s Basketball, Football, and Volleyball Office: 426-3077 • Fax: 426-1778 grosen@boisestate.edu

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

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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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 Jenna Durfee . . . . . . . . . . Skiing (W) Phillip Edwards . . . . . . . . . . Football Ia Isaia Falo . . . . . . . . . . . . Football Toshi Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . Football

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 Cameron Lockard . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Brian Pierre. . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Football Chase Baker. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Tim Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Richie Brockel. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

2008-09 Graduates

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) Alina 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) 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

2008-09 Academic Honors

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 Golf - Men Robert Richards. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Golf - Women Amanda Hedberg . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Iris Ocariza . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Gymnastics Chelsee Apple. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Shaniece Craft. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Mallory Dziawura . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Taylor Jacob. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Lindsay Kazandjian . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kelsey Lang. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Yvette Leizorek . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Fiona Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Amber Neroes. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Ashli Rainboth. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Hannah Redmon . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Katie Tuller. . . . . . . . . . . . .All-WAC Soccer Randi Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Emma Boyack . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Jennifer Burns . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Catherine Derden . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Malia Hendrix . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Molly Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Andrea Huerta. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Janelle Jin. . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

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Kimberly Koeppen. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Mandy Nader . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Lindsay Roberts. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Chelsea Robinson. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Tara Roetter. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Elizabeth Ruiz. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Shannon Saxton. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Ashley Walsh. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC

Softball Kellie Caplan . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Christina Capobianco . . . . . . . All-WAC Megan Suitos. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo . . . . . . All-WAC Tassarah Weatherly. . . . . . . . All-WAC Laurel Wyatt. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Swimming & Diving Erica Christianson . . . . . . . . All-WAC Samantha Eichner. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Emily Irvin . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Lauren Keele . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kelly Knapp . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Paige LaPorte. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Erin Lionberger . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Tana Loan. . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Morgan McLain. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Rachael Meisner. . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Kim Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Erin Stotts . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Andrea Thittgen . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Johanna Wubenna . . . . . . . . All-WAC Tennis - Men Nick Gourley. . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Stanley Sarapanich . . . . . . . . All-WAC Clancy Shields. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Clancy Shields. . . . . . . . . . All-District Freddy Walsh . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Tennis - Women Laura Baum . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Rocio Frej . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Bianca Jochimsen. . . . . . . . . All-WAC Jana Mackova. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Pichittra Thongdach. . . . . . . . All-WAC Klaudia Wlodarczyk . . . . . . . . All-WAC

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 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)

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. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Alisha King. . . . . . . . . . . . .All-WAC Kati Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Amanda Remy. . . . . . . . . . . All-WAC Jeanene Rose. . . . . . . . . . . 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 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: ● Commitment to Academic Excellence ● Commitment to Athletic Excellence ● Commitment to Personal Development ● Commitment to Career Development ● Commitment to Service

The 2007-2008 academic year exemplified the commitment of student-athletes 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 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 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 Prizewinning 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.

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

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

Age Group

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

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%)

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%)

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%)

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

Number of Degrees Offered

Residency

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

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

Enrollment by Colleges Social Sciences and Public Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,954 (19.3%)

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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

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The University A Metropolitan Research University of Distinction...

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 All-Americans, several NCAA postgraduate 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

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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

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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 Leaguemodeled 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)


City of Boise 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 Acres of Parks and Trails

62 2,700

Zoo Movie Theaters / Screens

1 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)...

58

Portland, Ore.

430

Reno, Nev.

423

Salt Lake City, Utah

340

San Francisco, Calif.

641

Seattle, Wash.

505

Spokane, Wash.

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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) • 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 • One of the 30 fastest cities in the world − Fast Company, 2006 • No. 1 Adventure Town in U.S.A. − National Geographic Adventure, Sept. 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 • Idaho’s Sportstown USA − Sports Illustrated, 2004 • “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

“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.” − National Geographic Adventure magazine in September 2006

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“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

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

Class of 1985 • • • • •

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)

Class of 1987 • • • • • • •

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)

Class of 1988

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

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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)

Class of 1989 • • • •

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

Class of 1990 • • • • •

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 • • • •

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

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

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

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Class of 1996

Class of 2007

Class of 1993

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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)

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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)

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)

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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university President Dr. Robert W. Kustra, Boise State President 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. 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. 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.

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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

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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 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, UrbanaChampaign. 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 student-athletes, 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 (70-5, 93.3 percent), and has been the highest-scoring 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.

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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 most expensive capital project in the history of Bronco athletics opened with the $36 million Stueckle Sky Center which includes a state-of-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.

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Administration Directory area Code (208)

Athletic Department Administration

Athletic Administration

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)

Academic Services Dr. Dwayne Barney NCAA Faculty Representative

Curt Apsey

Senior Associate Athletic Director - Advancement

Christina Van Tol

Senior Associate Athletic Director - Student Services / SWA

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)

Advancement

Curt Apsey (Senior Associate AD - Advancement)

Athletic Training

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)

Business Bob Madden

Associate Athletic Director - Development / Executive Dir. BAA

Mike Sumpter

Associate Athletic Director - Operations

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

Mike Waller

Associate Athletic Director - CFO

Development

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

Equipment

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

Operations Brad Larrondo

Senior Assistant Athletic Director - Promotions & Marketing

Max Corbet

Assistant Athletic Director - Media Relations

Niki Gamez

Assistant Athletic Director - Business

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)

Anita Guerricabeitia Assistant Athletic Director - Ticket Operations

Lori Hays

Assistant Athletic Director - Operations

Stueckle Sky Club

Scott Hobbs

Assistant Athletic Director - Compliance

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

Ticket Office

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

Strength and Conditioning Tim Socha (Head Coach) Jeff Jones (Assistant Coach) Ryan Russell (Assistant Coach)

Marc Paul

Assistant Athletic Director - Athletic Training

Gabe Rosenvall Assistant Athletic Director - Academic Services

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426-1493 426-3429 426-1826 426-4247 426-1826 426-5407 426-3077 426-1103 426-3843 426-5379 426-4854 426-1781 426-1696 426-2430 426-3944 426-1654 426-1654 426-1222 426-1253 861-2581 426-4222 426-3557 426-1353 426-5440 426-3955 426-5749 426-1446 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 426-1385 426-1286 426-1287 426-1980 426-5280 426-5280


coaching staffs 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)

Basketball - Women

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

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)

Soccer

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

Softball

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

Swimming & Diving

Kristin Hill (Head Coach) Justin Brosseau (Assistant Coach) David Legler (Assistant Coach)

Tennis - Men

Greg Patton (Head Coach) Morgan Shepherd (Assistant Coach)

Tennis - Women

Mark Tichenor (Head Coach)

Athletic Department Head Coaches 426-1952 426-1963 426-1522 426-4916 426-1413 426-1952 426-1760 426-4891 426-4019 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

Volleyball

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

Wrestling

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

Kevin Burton

Greg Graham

Nicole Harris Women’s Golf Head Coach

Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Steve Lucas

Mike Maynard

Greg Patton

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Men’s Golf Head Coach

Shawn Garus Volleyball Head Coach

Kristin Hill

426-3747 426-3167 559-8448 859-0983 859-2612 426-5425 426-5739 426-4614

Soccer Head Coach

426-1797 426-4899 426-4899

Track & Field / Cross Country Head Coach

Men’s Tennis Head Coach

859-6012 407-8806 426-1703 426-5706 426-5738 426-5709

Chris Petersen

Track & Field / Cross Country - Men and Women Mike Maynard (Head Coach - Throws) Chris Huffins (Assistant Coach - Jumps) Kelley Watson (Assistant Coach - Sprints & Hurdles) Brad Wick (Assistant Coach - Cross Country & Distance)

Tina Bird

Gymnastics Co-Head Coach

Football Head Coach

Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Gordy Presnell

Greg Randall

Neil Resnick

Erin Thorpe

Mark Tichenor

Wrestling Head Coach

426-3657 426-2202 426-1751 426-3390 426-4490 426-1656 426-1713 426-2879 426-1889 426-1889

Gymnastics Co-Head Coach

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Softball Head Coach

Women’s Tennis Head Coach

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Media contacts Local Media Directory Note: Idaho’s area code is 208

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boise State Athletics Sports Information Max Corbet

Assistant Athletic Director Media Relations Sports: Football, Wrestling, oversees Cross Country and Track & Field G.A. Office: 426-1515 • Cell: 859-6952 Fax: 426-1778 • mcorbet@boisestate.edu

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

Doug Link 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) Sm i t h Assistant Sports Information Director Sports: Volleyball, Gymnastics and Tennis Office: 426-3438 • Cell: 949-1037 Fax: 426-3361 • michellerailsback@boisestate.edu

Ja 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

Media Policies Interviews: Members of the media should contact the softball Sports Information contact, Steven Olveda, at 208-426-1106 (office) or 916-521-7481 (cell) to arrange all interviews with the coaching staff and athletes. The softball team typically practices in the afternoons from 2-5 p.m. at the Caven-Williams Indoor Complex or at the Montain Cove Softball Field (weather permitting). Interviews at practice: Coach Thorpe will be available before practice as needed for interviews. Players will be available before or after practice, depending on class schedules. 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 game. 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 game. 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.

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Boise State Press Row/Box Phone Numbers Bronco Stadium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taco Bell Arena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise State Soccer Stadium. . . . . . . . . . Boas Tennis & Soccer Center. . . . . . . . . Mountain Cove Softball Field . . . . . . . . . Bronco Gym - Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronco Gym - Basketball. . . . . . . . . . . . Bronco Gym - Wrestling. . . . . . . . . . . . .

426-1408 426-1503 861-2796 426-5737 344-2336 949-1037 861-2796 859-6952


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2010 Boise State Softball Media Guide