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A s our program begins the fourth season of swimming and diving at Boise State Uni-

versity, we are proud of our start and we are excited about the future. The 2009-2010 season will clearly be the best to date, and to follow up last season with another recordbreaking year will be challenging and motivating. Our staff is committed to establishing and ensuring an environment where motivated and talented student-athletes strive for excellence in swimming and diving and in the classroom. We will work together to consistently challenge for WAC Championships and earn representation and points at the NCAA Championships, while striving for even bigger goals of competing at the international level. For the women who have chosen to join our program, we are committed to help them: • Graduate in academic fields they care about • Develop as capable, independent young women who are ready to go out and make a difference in the world. • Achieve their dreams as swimmers, divers and students and to do so as a team of excellence in all area. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to compete for and coach at Boise State University. We know this is one of the best places to be a student-athlete and a coach. Join us as we celebrate the triumphs of this season!

Kristin Hill

Boise State Head Coach Kristin Hill Go BRONCOS!


2009-10 TABLE OF CONTENTS

University Information Location Founded Enrollment Nickname and Colors Home Facility Affiliation Conference Administration Information President Athletic Director Senior Woman Administrator Athletic Department Phone Ticket Office Phone Coaches and Roster Breakdown Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Newcomers Media Relations Swimming & Diving SID E-Mail Cell Office Fax Website Mailing Address

Boise, Idaho 1932 18,936 Broncos/Blue & Orange West YMCA NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference Dr. Robert Kustra Gene Bleymaier Christina Van Tol (208) 426-1288 (208) 426-4737 Kristin Hill (4th year) Justin Brosseau (2nd year) David Legler (1st year) 19 12 7 Steven Olveda stevenolveda@boisestate.edu (916) 521-7481 (208) 426-1106 (208) 426-3361 www.broncosports.com 1910 University Drive Boise, Idaho 83725

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Schedule & NCAA Standards............................................ pg. 2 Team Roster............................................................................ pg. 3 Why Boise State?................................................................... pg. 4 Season Outlook..................................................................pg. 5-7 Big Splash................................................................................ pg. 8 Meet the Coaches......................................................... pgs. 9-14 Head Coach Kristin Hill........................................pgs. 10-11 Asst. Coach Justin Brosseau.......................................pg. 12 Asst. Coach David Legler............................................pg. 13 Support Staff....................................................................pg. 14 Meet the Broncos.........................................................pgs.15-32 Senior profiles.........................................................pgs. 16-19 Junior profiles.........................................................pgs. 20-25 Sophomore profiles...............................................pgs. 26-30 Freshmen profiles..................................................pgs. 31-34 Bronco History and Records....................................pgs. 35-42 Freestyle....................................................................pgs. 36-37 Butterfly............................................................................pg. 37 Backstroke and Breaststroke......................................pg. 38 IM and Relays..................................................................pg. 39 Diving and WAC Scores..............................................pg. 40 Facilities..........................................................................pgs. 41-42 Boise State Experience...............................................pgs. 43-62 Athletic Facilities....................................................pgs. 44-45 Athletic Tradition...................................................pgs. 46-47 2008-09 Review.....................................................pgs. 48-49 Western Athletic Conference............................pgs. 50-51 Support Staff Services...........................................pgs. 52-55 About the University............................................pgs. 56-59 About the City of Boise........................................pgs. 60-61 Hall of Fame....................................................................pg. 62 Administration and Media.......................................pgs. 63-69 Dr. Robert Kustra...........................................................pg. 64 Gene Bleymaier..............................................................pg. 65 Administration and Head Coaches..................pgs. 66-67 Media Information.........................................................pg. 68 Corporate Partners........................................................pg. 69 Just B Campaign ...........................................................pg. 71 The Blue Magazine.......................................................pg. 72

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2009-10 BRONCO SCHEDULE

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Date

Time

Meet

Location

Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Dec. 4-6 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan 23 Jan. 30 Feb. 24-27

4 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. All Day Noon 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. All Day

WAC Shootout San Jose, Calif. WAC Shootout San Jose, Calif. Washington State Boise, Idaho BYU, New Mexico, Seattle Provo, Utah Utah and New Mexico Salt Lake City, Utah Northern Arizona Boise, Idaho Missouri Invitational Columbia, Mo. San Diego State and Tulane San Diego, Calif. San Diego San Diego, Calif. Idaho Boise, Idaho New Mexico State Boise, Idaho WAC Championships San Antonio, Texas

2010 Division I Women’s Swimming Qualifying Standards 25-yard Course

25-Meter Course

50-Meter Course

Event

A Standard

B Standard

A Standard

B Standard

A Standard

B Standard 26.44

50 Free

21.93

23.02

22.48

25.70

25.18

100 Free

47.84

50.23

53.40

56.07

54.74

57.48

200 Free

1:44.02

1:49.22

1:56.10

2:01.90

1:59.02

2:04.97

500 Free

4:38.46

4:52.41

4:03.63

4:15.83

4:10.42

4:22.96

1650 Free

15:53.38

16:41.04

15:50.53

16:38.05

16:17.83

17:06.71

100 Fly

52.02

54.62

58.06

1:00.97

59.32

1:02.29

200 Fly

1:54.95

2:00.69

2:08.30

2:14.70

2:10.48

2:17.00

100 Back

53.01

55.66

59.17

1:02.13

1:02.15

1:05.26

200 Back

1:53.37

1:59.24

2:06.53

2:13.09

2:12.29

2:19.14

100 Breast

59.99

1:02.98

1:06.96

1:10.30

1:08.96

1:12.40

200 Breast

2:10.32

2:16.83

2:25.45

2:32.72

2:28.43

2:35.85

200 IM

1:56.13

2:01.93

2:09.61

2:16.09

2:13.95

2:20.64

400 IM

4:07.33

4:19.69

4:36.04

4:49.84

4:42.35

4:56.46

200 Free Relay

1:28.35

1:32.76

1:38.61

1:43.53

1:41.44

1:46.50

400 Free Relay

3:14.93

3:24.67

3:37.56

3:48.43

3:43.04

3:54.18

800 Free Relay

7:02.07

7:23.17

7:51.07

8:14.62

8:02.92

8:27.07

200 Medley Relay

1:37.81

1:42.70

1:49.17

1:54.63

1:52.56

1:58.19

400 Medley Relay

3:32.56

3:43.18

3:57.24

4:09.09

4:03.21

4:17.13


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NAME Cl. Amber Boucher So. Amanda Burnett Jr. Jennifer Cahill Fr. Shanelle Choi Fr. Erica Christianson Jr. Lily Donohue Fr. Kelly Forrester Jr. Madison Gray R-So. Denise Green Jr. Tara Hahto Jr. Stevie Hughey Fr. Emily Irvin So. Lauren Keele Sr. Paige LaPorte So. Erin Lionberger So. Tana Loan Jr. Katelyn Lofland Sr. Chelsea Lopus Sr. Morgan McLain So. Rachael Meisner Jr. Kim Nelson Jr. Stephanie North So. Jenny Nowatzke Jr. Lexi Pheiffer Fr. Christine Raininger Fr. Erin Stotts Jr. Andrea Thiltgen Jr.

Event Sprint Fly/Free Diver Distance/Back Free/Fly Back/IM Back/Fly Breast/Sprint Free/IM/Back Back/Free Breast/IM Free/IM Breast/IM Breast, IM Fly/Free Diving Diving Distance Fly/IM/Free Back/IM Distance/IM Breast/Free/IM Sprint Free Fly/Sprint Diver IM/Fly Breast Back/IM

Hometown (Previous School) Keizer, Ore. (McNary HS) Glendale, Ariz. (Mountain Ridge HS) Wailuku, Hawaii (Baldwin HS) Waipahu, Hawaii (Pearly City HS) Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Garman HS) Portland, Ore. (Homeschool) Scottsdale, Ariz.(Oregon State) Winnemucca, Nev. (BYU) North Bend, Ore. (North Bend HS) Victoria, B.C., Canada (Stelly’s Secondary School) Bakersfield, Calif. (Frontier HS) Bakersfield, Calif. (Stockdale HS) Idaho Falls, Idaho (Univ. of Nevada) Scottsdale, Ariz. (Pinnacle HS) Longmont, Colo. (Longmont HS) Lake Tapps, Wash. (Auburn Riverside HS) Meridian, Idaho (University of Akron) Scottsdale, Ariz. (Bowling Green) Pierre, S.D. (T.F. Riggs HS) Kealakekua, Hawaii (Kamehameha HS) Corpus Christi, Texas (Mary Carroll HS) Klamath Falls, Ore. (Henley HS) Clinton, Mont. (Loyola Sacred Heart HS) Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman HS) Ajax, Ontario, Canada (Pickering HS) Lander, Wyo. (Lander Valley HS) Spring Valley, Calif. (Monte Vista HS)

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Why choose Boise State?

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“Boise State is a place known for having great athletics. After visiting, I realized that I had found a school where I could pursue both my academic and athletic goals.” - Stevie Hughey

“It offers everything a student-athlete could ever want.” - Amanda Burnett

“Why not? Between the school, the team, the athletic department and the city of Boise, I don’t see any reason why anyone wouldn’t want to come here!” - Kelly Forrester “Most of all I loved the growth of this fast, progressive team and knew I wanted to be part of this team’s future success.” - Christine Raininger

“On my recruiting visit, I fell inlove with the town and school. The coaches and the girls on the team are absolutely amazing. It feels like one big famliy, a lot like my own.” - Stephanie North “I wanted a swim team that felt like a family, a coaching staff that could help me achieve my goals and academics that can get me where I want to be in the long run.” - Jennifer Cahill

“When I visited Boise State it felt like home. I have heard great things about the quality of education and the campus is the perfect size.” - Lily Donohue


2009-10 ranked in the top-5 on the Broncos’ top time list.

Excitement surrounds the Boise State swimming and diving team as it heads into the 2009-10 season. The team is coming off a season that saw every record broken by significant amounts. The Broncos have also welcomed a freshman class that includes some of the best newcomers since the program’s inception in the fall of 2006. The Broncos top returnees include senior Chelsea Lopus, juniors Denise Green and Rachael Meisner, and sophomores Stephanie North, Amber Boucher, and Emily Irvin. These swimmers emerged as the team’s top competitors at the WAC Championships and will be significant contributors this season. North became the Broncos first-ever conference champion in the young program’s history in the 100 freestyle. Meisner stood out in the distance freestyle events, setting new team records in the 500 and 1650-yard freestyle. Lopus, Green, Boucher and Irvin were all top contributors to Boise State relays and all hold individual school records in multiple events. The Broncos have a challenging dual meet and mid-season invite schedule that will allow them to prepare well for the 2010 WAC Championships in their quest to contend for the conference title.

Freestyle

North and Boucher will spearhead the women’s sprint freestyle events. The two tied for the school record last season in the 50 freestyle and are clearly the fastest swimmers in the program’s young history. Between the two they could shatter school records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle multiple times this season.

In long distance freestyle events, the Broncos will be lead by junior Rachael Meisner. Meisner had a great season as a sophomore and is the current school record holder in the 500 free (4:59.21) and 1650 free (17:10.52). She is joined by senior Katelyn Lofland and sophomore Paige LaPorte who will also impact the team as top scorers throughout the season. Look for freshman Jenn Cahill to challenge the group in training and competition for continued time drops and record breaking performances. Cahill comes in with a time that is faster than the Broncos’ top 1000 free time and could challenge all distance records this season.

Butterfly

In addition to the sprint freestyle, Boucher also shines in the 100 butterfly. The sophomore broke the team record last season (55.69) and has the opportunity to contribute big points to the Broncos throughout the season, both individually and as a relay team member. Senior Chelsea Lopus is second on the depth chart for the Broncos, though she is often used in other areas. Newcomers Raininger, Choi, Hughey and Donohue could make significant impacts for the team and could all find themselves at the top of the conference as the season progresses. Sophomore Paige LaPorte could also contribute as she gains speed throughout her sophomore year. Lopus returns after a dramatic time drop last season in the 200 fly, setting a new team record of 2:02.93 and finishing fourth at the WAC Championships. With the addition of Raininger, who had a lifetime best in long course meters at the World Championship trials this past summer that converts to a sub 2:02, the Broncos will be at full strength in this event. Throw in freshman Lily Donohue, who should immediately become a solid performer, and sophomore Paige LaPorte and this could be a big scoring event for the program throughout the season.

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2009-10 Season Preview

The top returning middle-distance swimmers include North (200 free), Chelsea Lopus (200 free), Denise Green (200 and 500 free), Amber Boucher (200 free), Kim Nelson (200 free) and Emily Irvin (200 and 500 free). North dropped nearly 10 seconds off her best 200 freestyle time last year, setting a new team record of 1:49.70. Although freshman Christine Raininger was recruited mainly for her strength in the butterfly and IM, she could also emerge as one of the Broncos’ best 200 freestylers, which could have great impact on team relays. Freshman Shanelle Choi should begin to make an impact as her 200 freestyle time gets lined up with her strong 100 free (53.65) and 500 free (5:04.81) times.

They will be joined by Kelly Forrester who is coming off a redshirt sophomore year after transferring from Oregon State. Forrester has the ability to make a great impact on this team both individually and as a relay team member. Green played an integral role in relays last season and she could secure a spot again this year on the 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams. Other returners to watch include juniors Kim Nelson and Jenny Nowatzke. Freshmen Stevie Hughey and Shanelle Choi both have the ability to impact the Broncos in sprint freestyle races, with Hughey coming in

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2009-10 not have the opportunity to swim breaststroke on a consistent basis as her greatest strengths are in the distance freestyle and IM, but she could also prove to be a leader in the 200 breaststroke at the conference level.

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Backstroke

The Broncos have a great core of backstrokers returning with several freshmen also having an opportunity to make an impact. The team is lead by junior Denise Green who holds team records in the 100 (56.21) and 200 backstroke (2:01.56). Sophomore Morgan McLain could step into a leadership role in these events as well. McLain had time drops across the board last season, but now returns with a stronger base and greater understanding of what it takes to perform at the highest level. Green and McLain should achieve NCAA “B” cuts this season and both have the opportunity to make significant team contributions as relay team members, WAC Championship scorers and possible NCAA Championship competitors. The team added freshman Lily Donohue, who comes in with the second best time in the 200 backstroke and has the ability to develop speed in this program that is known for its sprinting excellence. Freshman Jenn Cahill also comes in with a top-5 time in the 200 backstroke. Other returners to keep an eye on include junior Andrea Thiltgen who is fourth on the top time list in the 100 back (59.01) and fifth in the 200 back (2:06.73). Thiltgen battled back from an injury last year for some good time drops in the 2008-09 campaign. Junior team captain Erica Christianson should also make an impact as the season progresses for the Broncos.

Sophomore Emily Irvin set new standards for the Broncos last season in the breaststroke, but she also stood out in the IM. She holds the team record in the 200 IM (2:05.43) and is expected to vie for the top spot in the 400 IM this season as well. Lopus’ outstanding versatility has made her into a strong IM swimmer as she dropped significant time last season to secure the team record in the 400 IM (4:27.25). She is also a solid 200 IM swimmer and with a strong summer of work behind her, Lopus is certainly one who could make serious impact for the Broncos at the WAC Championships. That won’t come easy as freshman Christine Raininger possesses tremendous all around talent and is good enough to be the Broncos’ top 400 IM performer right away. At the Candadian World Championship Trials in July she showed great promise and will need to translate that success to short course yards to become a differencemaker for the Broncos in both the 200 and 400 IM. Junior Rachael Meisner, though often thought of as a distance freestyler, will also make an impact for the team in the 400 IM this season. She has more strength than ever in the first three legs of the race which will help the Broncos tremendously. Freshman Stevie Hughey joins the Broncos ranked fifth in the team top times list in the 200 IM and is expected to contribute immediately as a freshman. Juniors Tara Hahto and Kim Nelson set new standards last year (2:08.55 and 2:09.47, respectively), and both have the ability to move up and compete even more this season. Morgan McLain and Andrea Thiltgen who have also made big strides in training over the summer and look to set new records across the board this season.

Breaststroke

Breaststroke will be a strength for the Broncos with returner and team record-holder Emily Irvin leading the force. Despite some outstanding time drops for lifetime best swims, Irvin was disappointed with a sixth and seventh-place finish last season in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the WAC Championships. Her determination to not let that repeat itself has been evident throughout the summer and early fall in training. Irvin could compete at the top of the conference in quite a few events, but the Broncos will use her strength in the breaststroke to go for a record-breaking year that will help catapult them to the top of the conference. Irvin could also open doors for the team by qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Kelly Forrester will be a dominant team member in the 100 breaststroke as well as junior team captain Erin Stotts in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Junior Tara Hahto will provide strength and depth in both events, which gives the Broncos several swimmers with the ability to break in to the top-8 in the WAC. Rachael Meisner might

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Individual Medley

Others to watch in the 400 IM include Hahto and Christianson who could provide strength and depth needed to compete as a team both in season and at the championship level.


2009-10 2009-10 Schedule BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State swimming and diving team is already looking forward to the 2009-10 season after crowning its first conference champion in program history in 2008-09. The 2009-10 schedule features more tough competition as the Broncos continue to improve as a young program.

The diving program is excited about new coach David Legler who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge after diving with one of the top diving coaches in the country at Indiana University. Sophomore Erin Lionberger brings the most experience to the program and will impact dual meets on both 1 and 3-meter springboard events. Her development on platform this summer should allow her to bring more to the table in championship competition, which will be the first time a Bronco has made real impact on platform. Returner Tana Loan and newcomers Lexi Pfeiffer and Amanda Burnett will contribute in dual meet competition and, as they grow and develop, can make a greater impact in championship competition. Pfeiffer is a freshman from Las Vegas, Nevada who originally planned to come to Boise State as a gymnast but changed sports due to injury toward the end of her high school years. Amanda Burnett was a gymnast for Boise State for two years before retiring and joined the program late last spring. Her strength and fierce work ethic could benefit the program, particularly on platform where her gymnastics skills will be best used.

Relays

The Broncos nearly beat the WAC Champions, Nevada, in the 400 free relay at the WAC Championships in 2009. This season they come back ready to conquer across the board in all five relays. North’s strength and Boucher’s versatility in free and fly give the coaching staff many options when it comes to crafting the relay lineups. Both are great anchor legs that the Broncos can rely on in close races. Green will likely contribute to either medley or freestyle relays. McLain could emerge as the teams fastest sprint backstroker this season, but Green will work hard to defend her spot that she claimed in the 08-09 season. It will be tough for anyone to dethrone Irvin in the breaststroke legs of both medley relays, though Kelly Forrester has some excellent speed in both breaststroke and freestyle that could develop as she continues to build her training base throughout the season. Lopus will figure to be a significant part of the Broncos’ 400 or 800 free relay teams. Freshman Stevie Hughey could provide needed speed for the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams to grow as dominant forces. Others who could play a role as the season develops include Christine Raininger (free and fly), Kim Nelson (free), Jenny Nowatzke (free) and Shanelle Choi (free and fly).

"We are excited to be hosting four high-quality home meets this season,” said head coach Kristin Hill. “We bring in a Pac-10 team in Washington State, in state rival Idaho, and tough WAC conference competitors with Northern Arizona and New Mexico State.” The Broncos will host two top WAC programs in Northern Arizona on Nov. 13 and New Mexico State on Jan. 30 in their final home meet. In-state-rivals Idaho will also make its way down into Boise with revenge on the Vandals minds after the Broncos edged out a win last year in Moscow. On Nov. 6-7, the Broncos will make a trip to Utah for a pair of meets. They will face Mountain West Conference champions BYU as well as New Mexico and Seattle on Nov. 6 in Provo, Utah, before taking on Utah and New Mexico again on Nov. 7 in Salt Lake City. The Broncos will not be returning to the Husky Invitational this year as they have in the past two years. This year, they will head to Columbia, Mo. for the Missouri Invitational on Dec. 4-6. “This year we are headed to the Midwest for our December invitational and we look forward to swimming at the University of Missouri,” said Hill. “It's a phenomenal facility and we will be competing against some new teams from outside our area.”

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The Broncos will kick off the season on Oct. 9-10 at the WAC Shootout in San Jose, Calif., before hosting Washington State in their home-opener on Oct. 17. The Pac-10 opponent will be the first of four home meets and the only non-WAC opponent to make the trip to Boise.

January will bring a trip to San Diego, Calif., for another pair of meets. The Broncos will first have a tri-meet against San Diego State and Tulane on Jan. 7 before visiting WAC-rival San Diego in a dual on Jan. 9. The Broncos will have a great look at the competition before the WAC Championships on Feb. 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas, as their last three meets of the season will be duals against conference opponents.

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BIG SPLASH

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The appropriately named “Big Splash” competition began in 2007 when three defensive lineman challenged three offensive lineman from the Boise State football team to a diving competition at the swimming and diving team’s last home meet. The event made a ‘big splash’ with the fans and continued last year with the addition of a relay race to the diving competition.

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It’s been two years full of surprises from Joe Bozikovich’s “Happy Birthday Sushi” dive in 2008 to Darren Koontz’s best Superman impression in 2009.

Last year, KISS FM made its way out to the West YMCA for the annual event and helped judge the contest while broadcasting live.


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HEAD COACH KRISTIN HILL Kristin Hill begins her fourth season at the helm of the Boise State swimming & diving team this fall. She was named the inaugural head coach for women’s swimming & diving at Boise State University when the program was added on June 27, 2006. Hill is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and was most recently an assistant coach at nationally ranked Texas A&M. While working with the Aggies, she worked closely with Olympic swimmers Christine Marshall (USA), Julia Wilkinson (Canada), and Triin Aljand (Estonia). “Our athletic department at Boise State is led by one of the best athletic directors in the country,” said Hill. “Gene Bleymaier has outstanding vision for our department and every program within it. I was given an amazing opportunity to build a program from scratch, and I would not want to do it anywhere else. Boise is a fantastic city, the campus is beautiful, and our family is so excited to be back in the northwest. I was excited to get this program started off on the right foot, and based on feedback from coaches and swimmers in the northwest and around the country, it is clear that we are headed in the right direction.” The team has improved by leaps and bounds every season since its inauguration in the 2006-07 season. Once again, the Broncos rewrote the record books in the 2008-09 season with new records in every event. The Broncos a program-high sixth at the WAC Championships and crowned their first-ever individual champion. Hill also led the Broncos to their first victory over in-state rivals, Idaho, in a dual meet as well as leapfrogging Idaho at the WAC Championships for sixth place. Hill has proven to be an excellent recruiter. During the 2007-2008 season, the Broncos had outstanding improvement from their inaugural season, setting new team records in every event and nine finalists at the WAC Championships. They finished seventh overall, beating the University of San Diego and finishing just 64 points behind the University of Idaho. The team won their first dual meets against Division I schools, beating the Air Force Academy during a road trip to Colorado Springs and San Jose State at home later that month. “I am very pleased that Kristin is a Bronco,” said Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier. “ With her expertise and direction, and the athletic department’s commitment to excellence, I know that the program will succeed.” During the past three seasons 16 swimmers and divers have been recognized with All Conference Academic Honors. Academics are heavily emphasized in this program, and the Bronco swimming & diving team recorded a 3.09 cumulative GPA during the 2008-09 school year. “Our goal is to graduate all student athletes who start our program and be sure they leave as responsible, independent young women who are ready to go out and make a difference in our world,” added Hill. “We

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4th YEAR PUGET SOUND, 1994 emphasize teamwork, leadership, and personal development every day in our program. We laugh a lot, but we also teach a great deal and hold each team member accountable. These things, along with our intense desire as athletes to work hard, improve and make a mark nationally as a program, will continue to set our team apart.” Hill served as an assistant women’s swimming coach at Texas A&M in College Station from 2000 through 2006. In those six seasons, she worked in all aspects of coaching with the Aggie program, including on deck coaching in the water and dry-land training, recruiting, program budgeting, administration and coordination of team travel. Hill helped the Aggies to their highest dual meet ranking (eighth) and an 11th place finish at the 2006 NCAA Championships. While at Texas A&M she coached 17 All-Americans, nine Academic AllAmericans and one USA Swimming National Champion. Over her six-year tenure at Texas A&M, the Aggie women posted a dual meet record of 53-18, which marked the best record over a six year span in school history. Before arriving in College Station, Hill was the head men’s and women’s swimming & diving coach at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., for three seasons (1997-2000). During the 1999-00 season, the teams set 22 team records and she coached one honorable mention All-American. While serving as the head men’s and women’s swimming coach, she was also the assistant director of admissions for the university from 1998 through 2000. In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, she has coached U.S. Olympic Trial qualifiers and Canadian national team members. Coach Hill also gained international coaching experience in 2005 as she was a member of the Estonian National Team coaching staff at the European Championships in Italy. Hill swam for the University of Puget Sound from 1990 through


MEET THE COACHES 1994 where she qualified for the NAIA National Championships all four seasons and was a 25-time NAIA All-American. She was a conference champion in the 50-yard freestyle in 1992, and she competed and placed within the top five finishers at the national championships all four of her collegiate years on the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle events. Hill was also a member of all five national team relays her sophomore, junior and senior years at Puget Sound. In addition, she was an NAIA Academic All-American in 1993 and 1994, and was a

A Conversation With Coach Hill Q: What does it mean for the program to have a conference champion after only three years of existence? And how important is it that you had multiple swimmers medal at WAC?

Q: What’s next on the checklist for a growing program? A: Our team goals are clear, and the great thing about them is they are the swimmers’ and divers’ goals rather than coachdriven. We want to be the best in our conference and win the WAC Championships. We want to qualify swimmers for the NCAA Championships and have them place in the top 16, including a relay. We want swimmers and divers to qualify for U.S. and Canadian National Teams, particularly the World University Games. We want swimmers to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Trials and we want to work hard to be sure anyone who has a shot for a spot on the Olympic Team is given every opportunity to allow that to happen. These are big goals for a young program, but we have begun to grow into a more mature program even though we are relatively new. The rate of improvement and maturity of this group has really progressed, which is extremely fun to be a part of as a coach. Q: Do you feel the program is out of its infancy with all that has already been accomplished? member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honorary Scholastic Fraternity. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Puget Sound in 1994. Immediately after graduating, Hill pursued a master’s degree at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. While attending graduate school, she worked as a graduate research fellow for the International Center for Aquatic Research at the Olympic Training Center. Hill had the opportunity to work with many elite athletes, including the 1996 U.S. Olympic swimming team. From 1994-1997, Hill was an age group coach for the Colorado Springs Swim Team. She also coached the Manitou Spring High School swim team in 1996. In 1997 she received her Masters degree in basic science with an emphasis in exercise physiology. Hill grew up swimming in the northwest, training and competing with the Bellevue Club (Bellevue, Wash.) and Chinook Aquatic Club (Mercer Island, Wash.). Her swimming career began in southern Calif., in 1982, where she swam for the Mission Viejo Nadadores. Coach Hill is married to Jason Hill, who is a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise. Jason and Kristin have a son, Luke Watson Hill (4), and a daughter, Julia Louise Hill (2).

A: I think it’s pretty clear from looking at our strides over the first three years of our program that we are no longer a program in its infancy. Coaches nationwide at the college and club level have recognized our quick rising success and consistently comment on the good job we’ve done in building a program. This is apparent when I receive phone calls from coaches who tell me they think our team would be a good fit for their swimmer. I feel like recruiting at Boise State is relatively easy, as we have a tradition of winning here and Boise is a great place for a student-athlete to thrive. The level of our recruits has changed so much over the past three years – it’s pretty fun to look back and compare. We are recruiting against Big 10, Big 12 and Pac 10 schools now and we are getting commitments from these student athletes who see that we have so much to offer in a great location. The athletic department support of student-athletes and our program has been impressive. We are in the planning stages for a new facility, and with that will come more and more success. A facility will not guarantee success, but I believe we’ve proven that we can coach, recruit, and compete with some of the best programs in the nation. Throw in a state of the art facility and it will make things that much better.

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A: Watching Stephanie North win the conference title in the 100 freestyle last season was surreal. I still remember the feeling and the celebration that went on after that race and continued our momentum into the 400 freestyle relay where we nearly won against conference champion team, Nevada. Stephanie’s times last year were huge drops for her, and that was so much fun to experience throughout the season as she got better and better. Going a 23.2, 50.2 and 1:49 in the freestyle events as a freshman with a really new program was spectacular, and we’re excited because we know her best swimming is definitely ahead of her.

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Boise State’s Head swimming and diving Coach Kristin Hill hired Justin Brosseau as assistant swimming coach in July of 2008. In his first year, Brosseau helped the Broncos to their best finish at the WAC Championships in the program’s three year history. The Broncos also crowned their first-ever WAC Champion en route to their sixth place finish. Under Brosseau, the Broncos continued to rewrite the record books and improve immensely. “We are really excited to have Justin as a member of our coaching staff,” said Hill. “He is a young talented coach who relates well to the women on our team and also offers a lot of knowledge both in technique and in the most effective training methods. He is positive, hard working, dedicated and organized.” Brosseau joins the Bronco family after spending the last season as a volunteer assistant coach for Drury University under coach Brian Reynolds. While at Drury, the women’s team finished second at the NCAA-II Championships while the men’s team won their fourth consecutive title. In addition to his responsibilities at Drury, Brosseau served as an assistant coach for Springfield (Mo.) Aquatics since 2005. During his tenure at Springfield, he coached and worked with Missouri Valley LSC Top 8 swimmers, sectional qualifiers, Missouri State high school champions, junior national qualifiers, and NCAA Division II national champions. As a team, Springfield Aquatics has finished no lower than fifth at the Missouri Valley Division I Championships since his arrival.

2nd YEAR MISSOURI STATE, 2007 Brosseau began his coaching career with the ASA Aquadogs (formerly Truman Aquatics) USA Swimming team in Kirksville, Mo., serving as head coach and administrator of the program from 2002 through 2005. He received his BA in English Literature from Missouri State University in 2007. “Justin’s swimming and coaching experiences with national championship programs will be an asset to our team, added Hill. “He understands our commitment to be a successful and highly competitive swimming and diving program at the conference and national level, and he is committed to helping our women be at their best outside the pool in the classroom and beyond. We are blessed to have him as a part of our program.” Competitively, Brosseau was a three-year varsity letter winner at Truman State University from 2001 to 2004. He achieved several NCAA-II “B” cuts during his career and is still ranked in the Truman swimming all-time top-10 in both the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM. In high school he was a member of the Springfield Aquatics senior team, was multiple event qualifier at the sectional level and a USA Swimming Zone Champion in the 200 breaststroke his junior year. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Coach Hill and be a part of creating a tradition of excellence at Boise State,” said Brosseau. “This is a great university in a fantastic city, and the athletic department is very supportive of the program. This team has made great strides in just two years, and I am looking forward to helping Boise State swimming develop into a force at the conference and national levels.”


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David Legler joined the Bronco Coaching staff in August 2009 as head diving coach.

“David is one of the finest young men I have ever coached. He is a class act and you will be very impressed with his work ethic, his attitude and his knowledge. He will be an outstanding mentor for your divers and swimmers. You won’t find a better young coach than David,” said Huber. In 2009, Legler earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business with majors in accounting and entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He was a member of the Alpha Beta Honorary for student athletes who earn a 3.0 or better for dedication and success in balancing academics and athletics (2006, 2007, 2008). While at Indiana he spent five years competing at a national level. Legler had a successful career in the Big 10 that was exemplified not only by his athletic performance, but also by his personal character when he won the Sportsmanship award for the Indiana Swimming and Diving team two years in a row. He was a team captain and mentor during the 2007-2008 season. Legler’s athletic accomplishments included a top three finish on platform at the Big 10 Championships in 2007 (silver) and 2008 (bronze). The Big 10 Conference is known to be one of the top diving conferences in the nation. Legler was a Zone Qualifier in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships in 2008 by 4/10 of a point. He was a member of the USA Diving Senior National Championship Team in 2008 and was a USA Diving Senior National Qualifier in 2006 and 2008. Legler spent the last four summers as a coach and counselor at the Indiana Diving Academy camp where he gained valuable coaching experience and honed his skills as a diving instructor. “David will be a valuable asset to our swimming and diving program,” says Head Coach Kristin Hill. “He is a great communicator and he thrives on challenging tasks that require strong leadership and time-management skills that give others the chance to excel and reach their potential. We are excited to welcome David to our staff and our swimming and diving program.”

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Legler competed for Indiana University and coach Jeff Huber, three-time Olympic diving coach, widely regarded as the finest diving coach in the nation.

Legler grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri where he helped Blue Springs High School win the swimming and diving team state title in 2004. He was also a member of Jayhawk Diving Club out of Lawrence, Kansas, and competed in gymnastics for 13 years. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Coach Hill, Coach Brosseau and the diving team. After reading the job posting I knew it was the place for me and I am ready to put my knowledge of diving to use and develop a nationally competitive diving team and contribute to the continued success of the swimming program. I am truly honored to work with Boise State University swimming and diving team which has shown so much potential.”

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DID YOU KNOW..... ...her favorite place to hang out in Boise is Roaring Springs Water Park ...her most memorable moment in swimming is making the YMCA nationals when she was 14. ...when she was youger, she wanted to be a whale trainer and work at Sea World.

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...her favorite sports other than swimming are snowboarding and softball.

100 Breast . ..........................................1:05.91 200 Breast.............................................2:21.64 200 IM....................................................2:09.93

Junior (2008-09): Helped the Broncos to their first dual win over Idaho with a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 breast and 200 IM as well as a second place finish in the 200 breast…took fourth place in the 400 IM and third in the 200 breast at Washington State…garnered a fourth place finish in the 200 breast at Hawaii…finished in 14th in the 400 IM and 100 breast at the WAC Championships as well as taking 16th in the 200 breast. Sophomore (2007-08): Placed third in the 200 breast against San Diego State and Utah ... took fifth in the 100 breast at Nevada ... recorded a second-place finish in the 200 IM in addition to placing fourth in both the 100 and 200 breast against New Mexico State ... garnered a fourth-place finish in the 200 breast and fifth in the 400 IM against Idaho ... earned a firstplace finish during the C Finals of the 100 breast, in addition to recording a lifetime best in both the 200 breast and 200 IM at the WAC Championship. At University of Nevada (2005-’06): Swam for the Wolf Pack as a freshman ... named to the 2006 WAC All-Academic team ... earned a spot on the dean’s list for the College of Health Sciences ... selected for membership in the Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society.

High School/Club: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Barb Frank ... named team captain her senior season ... was the state runner-up in the 200 IM in 2004 ... anchored the 2003 state champion 200 free relay team ... finished second at the 2005 sectionals in the 200 IM and third in the 200 breast ... holds three records at Idaho Falls HS (200 IM, 500 free and 100 fly) and two relay team records (200 free and medley relays) ... swam for coach James Baisden while competing for Idaho Falls YMCA where she was team captain and 2005 Athlete of the Year ... qualified for 2001 and 2005 YMCA national team ... swam with the Reno Aquatic club team under coach Dave Hoover after leaving Nevada.

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...her favorite food is pizza.

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...her favorite quote is by Lance Armstrong: “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit; however, it lasts forever.”

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...she is most looking forward to earning best times this year as well as scoring high for the team in conference and dual meets. ...her favorite event is the mile (1650 free).

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...her favorite food is fried chicked or chicked tetrazzini.

500 Free ...............................................5:03.50 1000 Free........................................... 10:33.32 1650 Free........................................... 17:24.70

Junior (2008-09): Served as one of the team captains for the 2008-09 season…set the school record in the 1000 free at the WAC Shootout…recorded a second place finish in the 500 free against Oregon State…brought in two second place finishes against Washington State in the 1000 and 500 free…took the top spot in the 1000 free at Hawaii…set career-best times in the 200 free and 500 free at the Husky Invitational…took a first place finish in the 1000 free against Fresno State…led the Broncos with a third place finish in the 1000 free at San Jose State…took fifth in the 1000 free to lead the Broncos in the second day of the WAC shootout…led the Broncos during the first day of the WAC Shootout with a second place finish in the 1000 free.

second-place finishes in the 500 and 1000 free against New Mexico State … garnered a first-place finish in the 1650 free and third in the 500 free against Idaho.

Sophomore (2007-08): Named WAC Swimmer of the Week for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, to become the first Bronco to earn the conference honor … finished fifth in the 500 free at the Air Force Invitational … garnered a first-place finish in the 500 free and second in the 1000 free against San Jose State … took third in the 1000 free against San Diego State and Utah … recorded a personal-best time in the 1650 free at the Husky Invite … recorded a second-place finish in the 1650 free at the UCI/Ayers Invitational … placed third and recorded a personal-best in both the 500 and 1000 free at San Diego … took second in the 1000 free at Nevada … notched a pair of

High School/Club: Snake River All-American Academic Award winner … earned a 16th-place finish in the 5K open water national championships … posted a record time in the Snake River short course 1000 free … clocked in a record time in the Snake River short course 1650 free in 2005.

At Akron (2006-07): Set a school record in the 1650 free at the SummaCare Invitiational … finished the season with five wins and 16 individual top-five finishes … tallied a team-best time and second-best time in school history in the 1000 free at the SummaCare Invite … moved into fifth all-time in the 500 free at the SummaCare meet … first career victory came against Buffalo when she broke the school record in the 1650 for the first time … added four relay top-five finishes, including one victory.


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DID YOU KNOW..... ...she is most looking forward to moving up in the top four at WAC.

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...her favorite event is the 200 fly.

...If she could swim anywhere in the world, she would go to Italy and probably eat some of her favorite food, pesto pasta.

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100 Fly ..................................................... 58.63 200 Fly....................................................2:02.93 400 IM....................................................4:27.25

Junior (2008-09): Broke the school records in the 200 fly and 400 IM at the WAC Championships as well as helping set new team records in the 400 and 800 free relays and the 200 and 400 medley relays…finished fourth in the 200 fly and 400 IM at the WAC Championships as well as finishing seventh in the 200 IM… took a pair of second place finishes against Oregon State in the 400 IM and 200 back to lead the Broncos in both events…helped the Broncos defeat Idaho with a pair of first place finishes in the 200 fly and 200 IM…brought in the first place finish in the 200 IM at Hawaii…finished in second in both the 200 IM and 200 fly at San Jose State…took second in the 400 IM and fifth in the 200 fly to lead the Broncos on day two of the WAC Shootout…finished second in the 200 IM and 100 fly on the first day of the WAC Shootout…led the Broncos against Utah and Washington with a sixth place finish in the 200 back and 200 IM as well as a fourth place finish in the 200 fly. At Bowling Green (2006-’08): Swam for the Falcons during her freshman and sophomore seasons … placed eighth in both the 100 and 200 fly in addition to finishing 12th in the 200 IM at the 2007 MAC Championships.

...her favorite CDs are the mixes she burns for her car.

High School/Club: Four-year letterman under coach Chrissy Bodmer … named Arizona 5A Division I Swimmer of the Year in 2005 … Earned Swimmer of the Year honors in both 2004 and 2005 … took the title in the 100 back and 50 free at the 2005 Arizona high school state championships.

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...her favorite quote is, “Love does not always begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is growing up.”

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Top Row: Tara Hahto, Jenny Nowatzke, Erica Christianson, Kelly Forrester, Rachael Meisner, Tana Loan, Kim Nelson Bottom Row: Denise Green, Erin Stotts, Andrea Thiltgen, Amanda Burnett

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100 Back ..............................................1:01.28 200 Back................................................2:10.18 200 IM....................................................2:12.39

Freshman/Sophomore (2007-09): Member of the Boise State gymnastics team.

Sophomore (2008-09): Swam a career-best in the 100 back at the WAC Championships.

High School: Graduated in the top 10-percent of her class with a 4.25 GPA...competed for Oasis Gymnastics Club...club coaches included Travis Rainer, Dana Hall, Janine Thompson and Orley Szmuch...won the 2005 YMCA National title...placed at her Level 10 Regionals.

Freshman (2007-08): Garnered a fourth-place finish in the 200 IM and took fifth in the 100 back against New Mexico State … recorded a personal best time in the 200 and 400 IM in addition to the 100 and 200 back at the WAC Championship.

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DID YOU KNOW..... ...her philosophy on life is that everything you do should be worthwhile and awesome.

High School/Club: Swam for coach Ron Aitken at Bishop Gorman … three-year regional champion … was a member of the twotime state championship 200 freestyle relay team and was on the 400 free relay team that took state as well … named team captain her senior season.

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...when she was younger, she wanted to be an open heart surgeon. ...she has a dimple on only her right cheek.

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100 Back ................................................. 56.21 200 Back................................................2:01.56 500 Free................................................5:03.81

Sophomore (2008-09): Set two school records at the WAC Championships in the 100 back and 200 back…helped set the school record in the 400 medley relay at the WAC Championships…also swam a career-best in the 500 free at the WAC Championships…took second place in the 200 back against Oregon State…took third in the 200 back and fourth in the 100 back against Idaho and Hawaii…took first place in the WAC Shootout in the 200 back. Freshman (2007-08): Placed third in the 100 backstroke at the Air Force Invitational … took first in the 100 back and second in the 200 back against San Jose State … finished third in the 100 back and 200 back at Nevada … garnered a third-place finish in the 100 back and a fourth-place finish in the 200 back against New Mexico State … recorded a fourth-place finish in the 200 back against Idaho … took fourth in the 200 back against Idaho … was a member of the school record-setting 200 free relay team that competed in the WAC Championships… recorded a lifetime best in the 200 back with a first-place finish in the B Finals and in the 100 back with a fourth-place finish during the B Finals at the WAC Championship. High School/Club: Swam for 11 years under coach Chris Richmond … holds the record in the 100 back at North Bend HS … owns six individual state titles: three in the 100 back, two in the 50 free and one in the 100 free … three-time member of the first team all-state team … named team captain her junior and senior seasons.

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DID YOU KNOW..... ...if she could choose anywhere in the world to swim, it would be at the Athens Olympics Aquatic Centre because it is an amazing facility and it’s in Greece.

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100 Breast . ..........................................1:06.68 200 Breast.............................................2:22.92 200 IM....................................................2:08.55

Sophomore (2008-09): Swam a career-best in the 100 fly against Idaho and finished in third for the Broncos…also recorded a career-best in the 200 IM at the Husky Invitational…recorded a first place finish in the 400 IM against Fresno State…took third in the 200 breast against San Jose State as the Broncos top finisher in the event. Freshman (2007-08): In her collegiate debut she took the individual title in the 200 breaststroke at Colorado State … finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.75) and took third in the 200 IM at the Air Force Invitational … had a record day against San Jose State as she recorded career-best times and school records en route to placing first in both the 100 and 200 breast in addition to taking first in the 200 IM … placed first in the 100 butterfly and 50 free against the College of Idaho and Mesa College … garnered a second-place finish in the 100 breast, second in the 200 IM and fourth in the 200 breast against San Diego State and Utah … recorded a career-best and school record in the 400 IM at the Husky Invite … took the title in the 200 IM while placing second in the 200 breast and third in the 100 breast at Nevada … earned a first-place finish in the 200 IM in addition to placing second in the 200 breast and third in the 100 breast against New Mexico State … garnered the title in the 100 breast and 400 IM, in addition to a second-place finish in the 200 breast against Idaho … swam a lifetime best en route to placing eighth in the 400 IM in addition to recording a personal best in the 200 IM at the WAC Championship. High School/Club: Swam for Island Swimming under head coach Randy Bennett … took the silver in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the bronze in the 50 breast at the 2006 Canadian Age Group Nationals … was a British Columbia and Alberta provincial medalist from 1998-2007.

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DID YOU KNOW..... ...her favorite swimming moment came from her freshman year when the Broncos upset San Jose State in a dual meet.


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1-Meter ..................................................207.74 3-Meter....................................................190.34

Sophomore (2008-09): Recorded career-bests at the BYU Invitational in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events. 2007-08: Did not compete. High School/Club: Earned two varsity letters in gymnastics at Auburn Riverside … competed for coaches Brad Loan and Candyce Chittundin at Puget Sound Gymnastics … was a state qualifier in gymnastics during her junior and senior seasons … named team captain of the gymnastics team … qualified for Western Nationals in gymnastics in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

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...her favorite dive is an inward 1 1/2 pike off the 3-meter board. ...her philosophy on life is to always have fun with what you’re doing.

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500 Free ...............................................4:59.21 1650 Free........................................... 17:10.52 400 IM....................................................4:31.34

Sophomore (2008-09): Set the school record in the 500 free and the mile at the WAC Championships…Finished eighth in the 500 free and sixth in the mile at the WAC Championships…took the top spot over Idaho in the 500 free and the mile…took fourth in the 1000 free against San Jose State to lead the Broncos…led the Broncos with a third place finish on the first day of the WAC Shootout…earned fourth place finishes in the 500 and 1000 free against Utah and Washington…swam a career-best in the 1000 free against Oregon State. Freshman (2007-08): Took fourth in the 1000 free at the Air Force Invitational … recorded a career- best time en route to a first-place finish in the 1000 free and placed second in the 500 free against San Jose State … garnered a first-place finish in the 200 free and recorded a first-place finish in the 200 individual medley against the College of Idaho and Mesa College … placed second in the 500 free against San Diego State and Utah … placed third in the 1000 free at Nevada … recorded a third-place finish in the 1000 free and a fourth-place finish in the 500 free against New Mexico State … notched a fourth-place finish in both the 50 and 100 free against New Mexico State … took second in the 500 free against Idaho … set a career-best time in the 500 free to place fourth , notched a school record in the 1650 free after placing fifth in the event and recorded a lifetime best in the 400 IM at the WAC Championships. High School/Club: Lettered under coach Kevin Flanagan and Kenny Chew … was the age group state champion in the 1650, 1000, and 500 free … was the first place female finisher in the 15-17 age group at the Waikiki Rough Water … swam for coach John and Kevin Flanagan while competing for Kamehameha Swim Club… also lettered in water polo.

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...if she could be on any reality show, she would be on “American Idol.”

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100 Free................................................... 54.12 200 Free................................................1:53.81 200 IM....................................................2:09.47

Sophomore (2008-09): Earned career-bests in the 200 IM and 200 free at the WAC Championship, making the C-finals in both events…led the Broncos in the 100 free with a fifth-place finish…took fourth in the 200 free at Idaho…reeled in a first-place finish in the 100 free against Fresno State. Freshman (2007-08): Recorded a third-place finish in the 100 free against San Jose State … placed third in the 100 free and recorded a careerbest time in the 500 free against San Diego State and Utah … notched a fourth-place finish in the 50 free at Nevada … took second in the 100 free against Idaho … garnered lifetime bests while competing at the WAC Championships, earning a season-best in the 200 IM finals, the 100 and 200 free during preliminaries, and a personal-best in the 100 breast during time trials. High School/Club: Four-time letterwinner under head coach Bruce Swart and Dotson Smith at Mary Carroll … qualified for state all four years … District Team Champs Swimming through her junior year … Regional Team Champs Swimmer through her sophomore season … named most improved during her sophomore year … Female Regional Swimmer of the Year in 2005 … named team captain as a junior and senior … earned the Tiger Award her junior season … Female District Swimmer of the Year in 2006 … garnered the title of both Female District and Regional Swimmer of the Year her senior year … swam for coach Adam Scott while competing for Bay’s Edge Aquatic Team (BEAT) … earned three varsity letters in track and four in cross country.

50 Free . ................................................... 24.61 100 Free................................................... 53.61 100 Fly....................................................1:00.98

Sophomore (2008-09): Helped her relay team to a new school record in the 200 free relay at the WAC Championships...earned career-bests in the 50 and 100 free at the WAC Championships…swam a career-best in the 200 free at San Jose State…opened the season with a career-best in the 100 fly. Freshman (2007-08): Placed third in the 50 freestyle in her first collegiate race at Colorado State … garnered a third-place finish in the 50 freestyle at the Air Force Invitational … recorded a personal best in the 50 free and placed second in the event against San Jose State … took third in the 50 free against San Diego State and Utah … notched a third-place finish in the 50 free at San Diego … placed fourth in the 100 free at Nevada … garnered a fifth-place finish in the 50 free against Idaho … was a member of the school record-setting 200 free relay team that competed at the WAC Championships… recorded a lifetime-best time during the preliminaries of the 100 free at the WAC Championship. High School/Club: Two-year letterwinner … state champion in different events every year she competed … two-time state champion in the 50 free …holds the state record in the 50 back … voted MVP at Loyola Scared Heart her junior and senior year … team captain her final two years … senior sectional qualifier … named Montana Female Swimmer of the Year in 2006 … competed with the Missoula Aquatic Club under coach Dave Berkoff.

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100 Breast.............................................1:07.32 200 Breast.............................................2:23.43 50 Free...................................................... 26.11

Sophomore (2008-09): Earned career-bests in the 100 and 200 breast, placing 21st and 18th, respectively, at the WAC Championships…led the Broncos with a second-place finish in the 200 breast against Washington State…finished fourth in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast at Idaho…swam a career-best and finished 19th in the 100 breast at the Husky Invitational…took the top spot in both the 100 and 200 breast against Fresno State…led the Broncos with a fourthplace finish in the 200 breast at the WAC Shootout. Freshman (2007-08): Recorded a career-best time in the 200 breast at the Husky Invite … garnered a fifth-place finish in the 200 breast against New Mexico State … notched a lifetime best in the 100 breast during the preliminaries to qualify her for the C Finals at the WAC Championship. High School/Club: Four-year letterwinner under coach Bruce Gresley and Tim Hester … five-time individual state champion (three-times in the 100 breast and twice in the 200 IM) … six-time individual all-state winner ... high school record holder for 100 breast … team captain her junior season … named 3A West Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2006 … 3A State Championship Swimmer of the Year … voted Swimmer of the Meet at the 3A State Championships … competed with Lander Swim Club for coach Shawna Muir and LT Ratz.

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100 Back ................................................. 59.01 200 Back................................................2:06.73 200 IM....................................................2:10.79

Sophomore (2008-09): Swam a career-best in 200 back at the WAC Championships, placing 17th in the 200 back…recorded career-bests in the 100 and 200 breast as well as the 100 and 200 free at the Husky Invitational. Freshman (2007-08): Notched a third-place finish in the 200 back against San Jose State … recorded a first-place finish with her performance in the 200 fly against the College of Idaho and Mesa College … garnered a fifth-place finish in the 200 back against San Diego State and Utah … took fourth in the 100 back and fifth in the 200 back against New Mexico State … placed fifth in the 200 back against Idaho … recorded a lifetime best during the preliminaries of the 100 back in addition to a personal best in both the 200 back and 200 IM finals at the WAC Championship. High School/Club: High school record holder in the 200 IM … named Grossmont South League Swimmer of the Year in 2006 … voted team captain as her junior year … swam for coach Pat Tope while competing for the Heartland Swim Association… also earned a letter in water polo at Monte Vista.

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...the biggest impact on her swimming career has been her dad.

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...her philosophy on life is, “Love is like peanut butter. Spread it!”

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...she likes to play music, take pictures, and just be outside.

...her favortie swim set is a kick-pull swim against tubing.

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Top Row: Madison Gray, Emily Irvin, Paige LaPorte, Morgan McLain, Erin Lionberger Bottom Row: Amber Boucher and Stephanie North

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100 Fly....................................................... 55.69 50 Free...................................................... 23.24 100 Free................................................... 50.60

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100 Breast . ..........................................1:05.32 50 Free...................................................... 24.76 100 Free................................................... 53.19

Freshman (2008-09): Became the third Bronco to earn Swimmer of the Week honors after leading the Broncos to their first-ever victory over Idaho on Jan. 24…set two school records in her first WAC Championships in the 100 fly and 50 free (tied with Stephanie North)…also helped set team records in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays as well as the 400 medley relay at the WAC Championships… finished second in the 100 free while finishing in a tie for third in the 50 free and sixth in the 100 fly…took second place in the 200 and 100 free on the first day of the WAC shootout…took first place in the 100 fly and 50 free against WAC-rival Hawaii…also took first in the 100 fly and 50 free against Idaho…sprinted to a first place finish in the 50 free when the Broncos hosted Oregon State and grabbed second place in the 100 free.

Sophomore (2008-09): Redshirted during the 2008-09 season.

High School/Club: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Kim Phillips ... holds the school record in every freestyle and relay event … 2006 high school state champion in the 50 free and finished second in the 100 free … holds the district league record in the 50 and 100 free … two-time high school All-American (2005, 2006) … named Statesman Journal All-Region Team and Female Swimmer of the Year in 2006 … was undefeated in league competition as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

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??? DID YOU KNOW.....

...her favorite event is the 50 fly despite only being able to do it in a relay.

At Oregon State (2007-’08): Was a member of the Oregon State swim team as a freshman under coach Larry Liebowitz. High School/Club: Attended Chaparral High School where she was a four-year letterman under head coach Dave Hildebrandt ... state champion in the 100 breaststroke, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... holds the school record in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay ... was a member of the 200 medley relay team that set the state record.

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...she describes Coach Hill as a “fiesty package of success.” ...if she could swim anywhere in the world she would go for a casual swim over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. ...she listens to “an extensive variety of completely unrelated music” on her iPod. ...her favorite quote is “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” by Hellen Keller.

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...one of her favorite activities is snowboarding. She also loves to play volleyball when she’s not in the pool.

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TOP TIMES Will redshirt the 2009-10 season

Freshman (2008-09): Attended BYU in fall 2008. High School: Graduated from Lowry High School as the school record-holder in every event…named the Northern Nevada 4A Swimmer of the Year in 2007…four-time participant in the state meet in Nevada…took second in the 200 and 500 free in 2007 as well as placing second in the 200 and 100 free in 2008…took the Northern Nevada Regional title in 2005 in the 100 and 200 free…also won he Northern Nevada Regional titles in the 200 and 500 free in 2007 and in the 200 and 100 free in 2008...received All-American consideration in 2005…received the U.S. Swimming Scholastic All-American Award in 2006 and 2007.

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100 Breast . ..........................................1:03.57 200 Breast.............................................2:18.24 200 IM....................................................2:05.43

Freshman (2008-09): Made her mark by setting three records in her first year in the 100 and 200 breast as well as the 200 IM at the WAC Championships…also helped set new school records in the 200 and 400 medley relays as well as the 800 free relay at the WAC Championships…finished sixth in the 200 IM and 100 breast as well as seventh in the 200 breast at the WAC Championships…took a first place finish in the 100 breast against San Jose State…made her Bronco debut with a second place finish in the 100 breast against Utah and Washington…earned another first place finish in the 100 breast over Hawaii…took a pair of first place finishes against Idaho in both breaststroke events as well as second in the 200 IM…also took first and second place in the 100 and 200 breast, respectively, against Oregon State. High School/Club: Swam for coach Adam Bledsoe at Stockdale High School ... outside of the high school season she competed for the Bakersfield Swim Club under coach Keith Moore … threeyear valley champion in the 100 breast … holds both the area and school record in the 100 breast and 100 fly … served as the captain of her swim team at Stockdale her senior season.

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...her favorite quote is, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” -Feris Bueller ...her favorite sport star is Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

...her philosophy on life is to not let anyone stand in the way of achieving your dreams. ...her favorite book is the Twilight series.

DID YOU KNOW.....

...if she could choose anywhere in the world to swim it would be with Coach Hill at the Boise State University pool. ...her teammates are what makes her experience at Boise State so special.


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200 Free................................................1:56.96 500 Free................................................5:09.65 200 Fly....................................................2:08.28

Freshman (2008-09): Swam season-bests in the 500 free, 200 free, 1650 free and 200 fly at the WAC Championships…placed 19th in the 200 fly at the WAC Championships…led the Broncos with a third place finish in the 200 fly against Washington State… picked up two second place finishes in the 200 free and 100 fly against Fresno State. High School/Club: Four-year letterwinner under Ben Frank and Cheri White at Pinnacle High School … competed with Scottsdale Aquatic Club under coach Kevin Zacher … Arizona state champion in the 100 free and finished third in the 50 free … twotime All-American in the 400 free relay and holds school records in the 50 free, 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay … recognized by the Arizona Interscholastic Association as a scholar athlete … awarded an All-American Scholar Award by USA Swimming.

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1-Meter....................................................240.47 3-Meter....................................................268.04

Freshman (2008-09): Set career-highs in both the 3-meter and 1-meter events at the BYU Invitational on Dec. 6…finished in 14th at the WAC Championship in the 1-meter and 15th in the 3-meter competition. High School/Club: Competed under Susan and Andy Welsh at Longmont High School ... holds the school record for six and 11 dive events after breaking Olympian Kimiko Soldati’s previous records … trained with Sagebrush Diving under coach Kevin Sage … received consideration as a three-time All American … finished in the top 10 at the Colorado state high school championships throughout her high school career.

??? ??? DID YOU KNOW.....

...her favorite events are the 200 fly, 500 free and the mile.

...the community support of Bronco athletics is what makes her experience at Boise State special.

...her favorite place to visit is Scottsdale, Ariz. because there is no place like home.

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....”Walking in Memphis” is the most played song on her iPod because it reminds her of her dad. ...her favorites dives are reverses.

...her favorite toy as a kid was Penelope the stuffed parrot.

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100 Back................................................... 57.99 200 Back................................................2:07.52 200 IM....................................................2:11.76

Freshman (2008-09): Part of the 200 medley relay team that broke the team record at the WAC Championships…swam three career-bests at the WAC Championships in the 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back, placing 15th in the 200 back and 18th in the 100 back…took a pair of second place finishes in the 100 and 200 back against Idaho…earned a career-best time in the 200 free at the Husky Invite…led the Broncos with a third place finish in the 100 back against San Jose State…finished third in the 100 back to lead the Broncos in that event at the WAC Shootout…made her Bronco debut with a third place finish in the 100 back against Utah and Washington. High School/Club: Spent four years swimming for Kent Huckins with Pierre Swim Team … holds numerous state records including the 100 and 200 backstroke and 100 breaststroke (short-course meters) and the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke (long-course meters) ... 2007 state champion in the 200 IM, 100 and 200 back, 50 and 100 free, and 100 and 200 breaststroke.

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50 Free...................................................... 23.24 100 Free................................................... 50.41 200 Free................................................1:49.70

Freshman (2008-09): Became the first Bronco to win an individual event at the WAC Championships when she won the 100 free…broke school records in the 200 free, 100 free and is tied for the record in the 50 free…Earned the second Swimmer of the Week honor in program history after the Broncos first two meets against Utah and Washington…also helped her relay teams break school records in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays as well as the 200 medley relay…led the Broncos with a second place finish in the 200 free and tied for third in the 50 free at the WAC Championships…took the top spot in the 100 free over Oregon State…brought in a first-place finish in the 200 free and a third-place finish in the 100 free to help the Broncos beat Idaho…earned a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 free against Hawaii…led the Broncos with a tenth-place finish in the 100 free at the Husky Invitational…finished in the top spot in the 200 free against Fresno State…finished second in the 50 free to lead the Broncos in that event at San Jose State…won both the 50 and 100 free at the WAC Shootout…placed third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free against Utah and Washington while breaking school records in both events to make her Bronco debut. High School/Club: Attended Henley High School where she swam for coach Dan Simmer at both her high school and Klamath Basin Aquatics Sports … holds eight school records in addition to seven state titles … twotime All-America consideration … earned four varsity letters in swimming … served as swim team captain for two years.

??? ??? DID YOU KNOW.....

...she is most looking forward to traveling to San Diego this season and, of course, the inevitable team success.

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...her favorite sport star is Natalie Coughlin.

...her favorite swimming sets are intersquad relays.

...she claims to be a closet Lil Wayne fanatic.

...her philosophy on life is to never give up, never back down, and never lose faith. ...her hobbies include photography and reading.

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500 Free................................................5:05.51 1000 Free........................................... 10:23.16 200 Free................................................2:00.39

High School: Four-year letterwinner under coach Wad Hondo…three-time team MVP…state champion in the 500 free in the 2006-07 season…holds the Maui Interscholastic League record in the 500 free…won the state championship in the 500 free, 1000 free for her club team, Hawaii Swim Club, in 2008…named the MIL Swimmer of the Year for the 2006-07 season.

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100 Fly....................................................1:00.47 50 Free...................................................... 25.15 200 Free................................................1:58.13

High School: Three-time state champion and school record-holder at Pearl City High School in Hawaii.

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??? ??? DID YOU KNOW.....

...in her short time at Boise State, she is convinced that it is the best school ever.

...she’s most looking forward to bettering herself in and out of the pool this season, and improving her times.

...her favorite event to swim is the 50 free.

...her favorite animal is a white tiger.

...her most memorable moment is making the sectional cut in the 50 free when she was only 12.

...she would describe Coach Hill as intense.

...her favorite cartoon character is Tweety Bird.

...her role models are her grandparents.

...her favorite quote is, “Go big or go home!”


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100 Back................................................1:00.06 200 Back................................................2:08.86 100 Fly....................................................... 58.29

High School: Competed under Coach Burt Stratton with Mt. Hood Aquatics…placed second in the 100 fly and third in the 100 back at the Oregon State Championships as a senior.

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100 Fly....................................................1:00.64 50 Free...................................................... 24.16 100 Free................................................... 53.11

High School: Swam under coach Breanne Hentshke at Frontier High School…won the Valley championship in 2008 in the 100 breast and placed second in the 50 free…was a four-time All-Area selection…holds the school records in the 50 and 100 free as well as the 200 IM…competed under coach Keith Moore with the Bakersfield Swim Club.

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...her philosophy on life is simply, “Be funny.”

...her favorite sports star is her teammate, Denise Green.

...her hobbies include sleeping, dancing, eating, bowling, and listening to music. ...she has mostly underground and alternative on her iPod, but will soon be adding some country.

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...her favorite food is Sour Patch Kids if that counts as food. ...her favorite swimming sets are anything that involves short sprints and long intervals. ...her favorite CD is Troubadour by K’NAAN.

....she can’t decide on a favorite color because it can change every day. Today its orange.

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1-meter....................................................188.70 3-meter....................................................187.13

High School: Competed as a level-10 gymnast for 15 years…competed with the Rebel Dive Club in Las Vegas…also competed at the Regional Diving Championships in 2009.

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100 Fly....................................................... 59.08 200 IM....................................................2:09.92 400 IM....................................................4:35.75

High School: Record-holder in the 200 fly, 200 IM and 800 and 1500 free for the Ajax Swimming Club…named “Ironswimmer” of the Ontario province in 2007…finished 12th in the 200 fly and 400 IM at the World Championship Trials in Canada…also finished 19th in the 200 IM and 37th in the 100 fly.

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...her favorite quote is, “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” ...her favorite CD is the Spice Girls.

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...she has too many favorite books to just list one. She has loved to read ever since picking up a Dr. Seuss book.

...if she could choose any place in the world to dive it would be Australia.

...her favorite food is Cheerios and bananas.

...she would describe Coach Hill as, “Always here for the team.”

...her most memorable moment is hiking in the Southern British Columbia rainforest and jumping into an icy waterfall. ...her favorite cartoon character is Popeye.


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Top 5 Times 1. Stephanie North.........23.24.............Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 2. Amber Boucher..........23.24.............Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 3. Stephanie North.........23.38.............Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 4. Amber Boucher..........23.43.............Feb. 25, 2009......................at WAC 5. Amber Boucher..........23.46.............Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^

Top 5 Times 1. Stephanie North.........50.33.............Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 2. Stephanie North.........50.41.............Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 3. Amber Boucher..........50.60.............Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 4. Amber Boucher..........50.77.............Feb. 28, 2009 . ................ at WAC* 5. Stephanie North.........51.05.............Dec. 5, 2008..........at Husky Invite

Top 5 Individuals 1. Amber Boucher..........23.24.............Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 2. Stephanie North.........23.24.............Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 3. Jenny Nowatzke.........24.61.............Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 4.Johanna Wubbena....24.89.............Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 5. Morgan McLain...........24.98.............Oct. 3, 2008.......Utah and Wash.

Top 5 Individuals 1. Stephanie North.........50.33.............Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 2. Amber Boucher..........50.60.............Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 3. Johanna Wubbena...52.92.............Feb. 23, 2008................... at WAC* 4. Kim Nelson....................53.51.............Feb. 23, 2008................... at WAC^ 5. Jenny Nowatzke.........53.61.............Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^

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Top 5 Times 1. Stephanie North.........1:49.70..........Feb. 27, 2009......................at WAC 2. Stephanie North.........1:50.15..........Feb. 27, 2009................... at WAC^ 3. Amber Boucher..........1:51.09..........Feb. 25, 2009................... at WAC* 4. Stephanie North.........1:53.08..........Jan. 11, 2009....................at Hawaii 5. Amber Boucher..........1:53.71..........Dec. 5, 2008....... at Husky Invite^

Top 5 Times 1. Rachael Meisner..........4:59.21..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 2. Rachael Meisner..........5:02.00..........Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 3. Rachael Meisner..........5:02.51..........Feb, 21, 2008......................at WAC 4. Katelyn Lofland............5:03.50..........Dec. 4, 2008..........at Husky Invite 5. Denise Green...............5:03.81..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^

Top 5 Individuals 1. Stephanie North.........1:49.70..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Amber Boucher..........1:51.09..........Feb. 25, 2009................... at WAC* 3. Kim Nelson....................1:53.81..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 4. Nathalie Rohling.........1:54.40..........Feb. 22, 2008................... at WAC^ 5. Johanna Wubbena...1:54.73..........Feb. 22, 2008......................at WAC

Top 5 Individuals 1. Rachael Meisner..........4:59.21..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 2. Katelyn Lofland............5:03.50..........Dec. 4, 2008..........at Husky Invite 3. Denise Green...............5:03.81..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 4. Nathalie Rohling.........5:05.77..........Feb. 21, 2008......................at WAC 5. Emily Irvin.......................5:07.11..........Dec. 4, 2008..........at Husky Invite


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Top 5 Times 1. Katelyn Lofland............10:32.32.......Oct. 10, 2008....... at WAC Shootout% 2. Katelyn Lofland............10:33.43.......Jan. 9, 2008............... at San Diego 3. Rachael Meisner..........10:36.68.......Oct. 19, 2007... vs. San Jose State 4. Katelyn Lofland............10:36.99.......Nov. 1, 2008......at San Jose State 5. Katelyn Lofland............10:37.69.......Oct. 19, 2007... vs. San Jose State

Top 5 Times 1. Rachael Meisner..........17:10.52.......Feb. 28, 3009......................at WAC 2. Rachael Meisner..........17:23.21.......Feb, 23, 2008......................at WAC 3. Katelyn Lofland............17:24.70.......Dec. 1, 2007..........at Husky Invite 4. Katelyn Lofland............17: 25.61......Dec. 5, 2008..........at Husky Invite 5. Nathalie Rohling.........17:29.60.......Feb, 23, 2008......................at WAC

Top 5 Individuals 1.Katelyn Lofland.............10:33.32.......Oct. 10, 2008....... at WAC Shootout% 2. Rachael Meisner..........10:36.68.......Oct. 19, 2007... vs. San Jose State 3. Nathalie Rohling.........10:49.39.......Jan. 5, 2008.. at UC I/Ayres Invitational 4. Paige Laporte...............10:55.47.......Jan. 11, 2009....................at Hawaii 5. Kim Nelson....................11:05.76.......Nov. 10, 2007... vs. C of I and Mesa St .

Top 5 Individuals 1. Rachael Meisner..........17:10.52.......Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Katelyn Lofland............17:24.70.......Dec. 1, 2007..........at Husky Invite 3. Nathalie Rohling.........17:29.60.......Feb. 23, 2008......................at WAC 4. Paige LaPorte................17:59.09.......Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 5. Samantha Eichner......18:35.54.......Feb. 23, 2008......................at WAC

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Top 5 Times 1. Amber Boucher..........55.69.............Feb. 27, 2009......................at WAC 2. Amber Boucher..........56.13.............Feb. 27, 2009................... at WAC^ 3. Amber Boucher..........56.85.............Dec. 5, 2008....... at Husky Invite^ 4. Allison Hall.....................57.05.............Feb, 22, 2008......................at WAC 5. Amber Boucher..........57.12.............Dec. 5, 2008..........at Husky Invite

Top 5 Times 1. Chelsea Lopus..............2:02.93..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Allison Hall.....................2:03.88..........Feb, 23, 2008................... at WAC^ 3. Allison Hall.....................2:04.39..........Feb, 23, 2008......................at WAC 4. Chelsea Lopus..............2:04.66..........Feb. 28, 2009 . ................ at WAC^ 5. Allison Hall.....................2:06.49..........Oct. 19, 2007... vs. San Jose State

Top 5 Individuals 1. Amber Boucher..........55.69.............Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Allison Hall.....................57.05.............Dec. 5, 2008....... at Husky Invite^ 3. Kirdy Franco..................58.10.............Dec. 5, 2008....... at Husky Invite^ 4. Chelsea Lopus..............58.63.............Oct. 10, 2008..at WAC Shootout 5. Sammy Sanchez-O’Dell......58.85.............Dec. 5, 2008....... at Husky Invite^

Top 5 Individuals 1. Chelsea Lopus..............2:02.93..........Feb. 28. 2009......................at WAC 2. Allison Hall.....................2:03.88..........Feb. 23, 2008................... at WAC^ 3. Paige Laporte...............2:08.28..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 4. Kirdy Franco..................2:08.84..........Dec. 6, 2008..........at Husky Invite 5. Sammy Sanchez-O’Dell......2:10.53..........Dec. 6, 2008....... at Husky Invite^

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100 BACK

200 BACK

Top 5 Times 1. Denise Green...............56.21.............Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC* 2. Denise Green...............56.24.............Feb. 27, 2009......................at WAC 3. Denise Green...............57.46.............Feb. 27, 2009................... at WAC^ 4. Morgan McLain...........57.99.............Feb. 27, 2009................... at WAC^ 5. Denise Green...............58.64.............Dec. 4, 2008..........at Husky Invite

Top 5 Times 1. Denise Green...............2:01.56..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Denise Green...............2:04.25..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 3. Denise Green...............2:05.49..........Feb, 23, 2008......................at WAC 4. Denise Green...............2:06.72..........Feb, 23, 2008................... at WAC^ 5. Andrea Thiltgen..........2:06.73..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC

Top 5 Individuals 1. Denise Green...............56.21.............Feb. 27, 2009................... at WAC* 2. Morgan McLain...........57.99.............Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 3. Andrea Thiltgen..........59.01.............Feb. 22, 2008................... at WAC^ 4. Kirdy Franco..................59.54.............Oct. 4, 2008.......Utah and Wash. 5. Chelsea Lopus..............1:00.04..........Oct. 3, 2008.......Utah and Wash.

Top 5 Individuals 1. Denise Green...............2:01.56..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Andrea Thiltgen..........2:06.73..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 3. Morgan McLain...........2:07.52..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 4. Morgan Denny............2:08.68..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 5. Chelsea Lopus..............2:08.92..........Jan. 25, 2009......................at Idaho

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Top 5 Times 1. Emily Irvin.......................1:03.57..........Feb. 27, 2009......................at WAC 2. Emily Irvin.......................1:03.94..........Feb. 27, 2009................... at WAC^ 3. Emily Irvin.......................1:04.49..........Feb. 7, 2009.......vs. Oregon State 4. Emily Irvin.......................1:04.88..........Dec. 5, 2008..........at Husky Invite 5. Emily Irvin.......................1:04.89..........Nov. 1, 2008......at San Jose State

Top 5 Times 1. Emily Irvin.......................2:18.24..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Emily Irvin.......................2:19.34..........Dec. 5, 2008..........at Husky Invite 3. Emily Irvin.......................2:19.47..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 4. Lauren Keele.................2:21.64..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 5. Emily Irvin.......................2:22.03..........Dec. 5, 2008....... at Husky Invite^

Top 5 Individuals 1. Emily Irvin.......................1:03.57..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2, Tara Hahto.....................1:06.68..........Oct. 19, 2007... vs. San Jose State 3. Lauren Keele.................1:05.91..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 4. Erin Stotts........................1:07.27..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 5. Rachael Meisner..........1:10.18..........Oct. 13, 2007...at Air Force Invite

Top 5 Individuals 1. Emily Irvin.......................2:18.24..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 2. Lauren Keele.................2:21.64..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 3. Tara Hahto.....................2:22.92..........Oct. 19, 2007... vs. San Jose State 4. Erin Stotts........................2:23.43..........Feb. 28, 2009................... at WAC^ 5. Kim Nelson....................2:32.01..........Dec. 1, 2007..........at Husky Invite


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Top 5 Times 1 Emily Irvin........................2:05.43..........Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 2. Chelsea Lopus..............2:05.65..........Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 3. Chelsea Lopus..............2:05.91..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 4. Emily Irvin.......................2:06.23..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 5. Emily Irvin.......................2:07.18..........Dec. 4, 2008..........at Husky Invite

Top 5 Times 1. Chelsea Lopus..............4:27.25..........Feb. 27, 2009......................at WAC 2. Chelsea Lopus..............4:28.60..........Feb. 27, 2009................... at WAC^ 3. Rachael Meisner..........4:31.34..........Feb. 27, 2009......................at WAC 4. Emily Irvin.......................4:32.62..........Dec. 5, 2008..........at Husky Invite 5. Chelsea Lopus..............4:32.73..........Oct. 11, 2008....... at WAC Shootout%

Top 5 Individuals 1. Emily Irvin.......................2:05.43..........Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 2. Chelsea Lopus..............2:05.65..........Feb. 26, 2009......................at WAC 3. Tara Hahto.....................2:08.55..........Nov. 1, 2008......at San Jose State 4. Kim Nelson....................2:09.47..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^ 5. Lauren Keele.................2:09.93..........Feb. 26, 2009................... at WAC^

Top 5 Individuals 1. Emily Irvin.......................4:32.62..........Dec. 5, 2008..........at Husky Invite 2. Chelsea Lopus..............4:27.25..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 3. Rachael Meisner..........4:31.34..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC 4. Tara Hahto.....................4:34.77..........Nov. 30, 2007.......at Husky Invite 5. Lauren Keele.................4:37.39..........Feb. 28, 2009......................at WAC

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200 Free Relay 1. Bouher, Green, Nowatzke, North...............1:33.74....... Feb. 26, 2009 2. Boucher, Lopus, Green, North......................1:36.14........Jan. 11, 2009 3. Boucher, Sanchez-O’Dell, Green, North..1:36.26..........Dec. 4, 2008

200 Medley Relay 1. McLain, Irvin, Lopus, North..................... 1:44.23.............. Feb. 25, 2009 2. Green, Irvin, Boucher, North.................. 1:46.64................. Feb. 7, 2009 3. McLain, Irvin, Boucher, North................ 1:46.75...............Jan. 24, 2009

400 Free Relay 1. Boucher, Lopus, Green, North...................... 3:23.82...... Feb. 28, 2009 2. North, Boucher, Lopus, Wubenna............. 3:29.35.........Dec. 5, 2008 3. North, Nelson, Green, Lopus......................... 3:35.74......... Feb. 7, 2009

400 Medley Relay 1. Green, Irvin, Lopus, Boucher..................3:47.05............. Feb. 27, 2009 2. Green, Irvin, Boucher, North...................3:51.01................Dec. 4, 2008 3. Green, Keele, Boucher, North................3:58.29..............Jan. 24, 2009

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800 Free Relay 1. Boucher, Irvin, Lopus, North.......................... 7:25.15...... Feb. 25, 2009 2. North, Green, Lopus, Boucher...................... 7:44.22.........Dec. 5, 2008 3. Meisner, Rohling, Sanchez-O’Dell, Nowatzke.. 7:50.86......Nov. 30, 2007

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BRONCO HISTORY One Meter

Top 5 Times 1. Jennifer Dorling..........318.15...........Jan. 26, 2007......................at Idaho 2. Jennifer Dorling..........309.85...........Jan. 26, 2008.....................vs. Idaho 3. Jennifer Dorling..........285.20...........Jan. 19, 2008.....vs. New Mexico St. 4. Megan Morton............284.70...........Jan. 26, 2008.....................vs. Idaho 5. Megan Morton............262.55...........Jan. 19, 2008.....vs. New Mexico St.

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Top 5 Individuals 1. Jennifer Dorling..........318.15...........Jan. 26, 2007......................at Idaho 2. Megan Morton............284.70...........Jan. 26, 2008.....................vs. Idaho 3. Alyssa Daly.....................252.50...........Jan. 26, 2008.....................vs. Idaho 4. Erin Lionberger............240.47...........Feb. 6, 2009... at BYU Invitational 5. Tana Loan......................207.74...........Feb. 6, 2009... at BYU Invitational

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Three Meter

Top 5 Times 1. Megan Morton............284.30...........Jan. 19, 2008.....vs. New Mexico St. 2. Jennifer Dorling..........283.10...........Jan. 19, 2008.....vs. New Mexico St. 3. Jennifer Dorling..........281.20...........Jan. 26, 2008.....................vs. Idaho 4. Erin Lionberger............268.04...........Feb. 6, 2008... at BYU Invitational 5. Megan Morton............261.30...........Jan. 26, 2008.....................vs. Idaho Top 5 Individuals 1. Megan Morton............284.30...........Jan. 19, 2008.....vs. New Mexico St. 2. Jennifer Dorling..........283.10...........Jan. 19, 2008.....vs. New Mexico St. 3. Erin Lionberger............268.04...........Dec. 6, 2008.. at BYU Invitational 4. Alyssa Daly.....................245.65...........Jan. 19, 2008.....vs. New Mexico St. 5. Tana Loan......................190.34...........Dec. 6, 2008.. at BYU Invitational

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1. Megan Morton............106.40...........Feb. 23, 2008......................at WAC ** Morton is the only diver to compete in this event

WAC SCORES Top Team Scores at WAC Championships

1. WAC (2009)................................... 391 (6th/9)..................... Feb. 28, 2009 2. WAC (2008)................................... 243 (7th/8(..................... Feb. 23, 2008 3. WAC (2007)................................... 110 (8th/8)..................... Feb. 17, 2007

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Coach Kristin Hill on the facilities at Boise State...

The West Family YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center was built in 1995 and is located near Chinden Boulevard and Cloverdale Road. This facility is a unique partnership between the YMCA and the City of Boise. The Aquatic Center is owned by the City and is operated by the YMCA. The Boise State University pool is a six-lane, 25-yard indoor facility with a deep attached well.

“We have a nice facility on campus for training. It is a 6-lane 25 yard pool with an attached diving well that will give us the opportunity to do very short sprints and run diving practice with a 1 meter springboard and a 1 meter platform. The divers go to the West Boise YMCA three times a week for 3 meter practice. Until a new pool is built on campus, which will happen, we will also host our home meets at the West Y. It is an indoor 50 meter facility that is the best in the state, and one of the best pools in the northwest. The staff there has been so welcoming and just outstanding to work with. The CEO of the Boise YMCA, Jim Everett, was the person who first approached our athletic director, Gene Bleymeier, to talk with him about adding a swimming and diving program, and we are very thankful for his support. The Y also gives us the opportunity to have some long course training throughout the year which is important to help the women prepare for the long course summer season and reach their goals to qualify for Olympic Trials.�

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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

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athletic Facilities Boas Soccer complex

Bronco Gym

Boise City Aquatic Center

Mountain Cove Softball Field 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

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

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 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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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CONFERENCE Affiliations The Western Athletic Conference... In its 47th year, the Western Athletic Conference continues to evolve and features some of the nation’s best intercollegiate competition. One thing that remains unchanged is the persistent nature of the nine schools in the WAC to advance their programs to contend at the top levels of the NCAA. The WAC provides its student-athletes the chance to travel to scenic destinations and gain exposure in some of the nation’s most diverse markets. In addition, the WAC’s student-athletes work to achieve the highest levels of success with the academic support of their respective institutions. The WAC has experienced tremendous success. Over the past six years, it has won 54.5 percent of its bowl games, the third best winning percentage of any conference in the nation. In the past six seasons, the WAC has sent a total of 22 teams to bowl games (12-10). Boise State has won 76 games since joining the conference, the most in the nation during that time span (2001-07). For the second year in a row, the WAC sent a team to a BCS bowl game as Hawai‘i earned a Nokia Sugar Bowl bid this past season following Boise State’s unforgettable victory in the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. In men’s basketball, the WAC has sent at least two teams to the NCAA Tournament in 23 of the past 25 seasons. Every current school in the WAC has competed in the NCAA Tournament since 1990. In women’s sports, Fresno State softball has competed in every NCAA Tournament ever held while Louisiana Tech basketball has played in all but two.

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

2008-09 Conference Champions

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

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

Pl.

School Points

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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


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

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

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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 Prize-winning speakers, Bronco football, Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration and other events. Boise State generates $330 million in economic impact on the state in jobs, earnings and sales while educating the work force of tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

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%)

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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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%)

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

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


The University 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

Faculty ► Communication professor Heidi Reeder was named the 2007 Idaho Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation, marking the 11th time since 1990 that a Boise State professor has won this award ► Award-winning faculty include Idaho Environmental Educator of the Year, national Marketing Educator of the Year and Idaho Nurse of the Year for Academic Education ► Kinesiology professor Werner Hoeger competed in the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Winter Games in the sport of luge as the oldest male athlete Students ► Talkin’ Broncos debate and speech team won the 2005 national championship and finished second in 2007 ► A Boise State student was the only Idahoan named to the 2005 All-USA College Academic Team by USA Today ► A Boise State graduate won a full Clarendon Scholarship to Oxford in England in 2005 ► Students and faculty side-by-side, with undergraduate students involved in research, a student/faculty ratio of 19:1 and an average class size of 28 students ► Students have recently won national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Kappa Sigma, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Environmental Health Association ► One of the largest internship programs in the Northwest with 1,300 job placements annually ► More than $80 million awarded in financial aid for 2006-07 to about 12,000 students

Research ► Received $28 million for research and sponsored projects for fiscal year 2008 ► An interdisciplinary group has received $940,000 in federal funding for West Nile virus vaccine research ► Fastest growing biomolecular research program in Idaho supports researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, artificial cartilage, chemotherapeutic drugs and other areas ► Part of two new Federal Aviation Administration research centers with other universities such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard and Cal Berkeley ► More than 50 centers and institutes on campus working for the common good of Idaho and beyond, including the Center for Health Policy, Idaho Council on Economic Education and Andrus Center for Public Policy ► Recipient of $16.1 million grant along with sister institutions in Idaho from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Network for Biomedical Research Excellence Campus Life ► New residence halls and apartments increased campus housing capacity by 63 percent in 2004, including seven Ivy 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)

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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)...

62

Portland, Ore.

430

Reno, Nev.

423

Salt Lake City, Utah

340

San Francisco, Calif.

641

Seattle, Wash.

505

Spokane, Wash.

375


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

“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

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)

• • • • • •

Class of 1996

Class of 2007

Class of 1993

• • • • • • • •

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)

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

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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)


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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 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, Urbana-Champaign. He and his wife, Kathy, have two grown children, three grandsons, and treasure the memory of their son, Steve.


Director of Athletics Gene Bleymaier, Boise State Director of Athletics

Under Gene Bleymaier’s leadership, Boise State University’s Department of Athletics has scaled impressive and unprecedented heights with the accomplishments of its studentathletes, the successes of its teams, the growth of its facilities, the support of its community, and the advancement of its status among the nation’s premier athletic programs. Bleymaier is in his 29th year at Boise State. He joined the Athletic Department in 1981 and became the Broncos’ AD in February of 1982. In June 2008 Bleymaier received the Astro Turf Athletic Director of the Year Award at the national athletic directors’ conference in Dallas. He currently is the Western Athletic Conference’s representative to the Bowl Championship Series. In 1997 Bleymaier led the effort to create the Humanitarian Bowl – now called the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl – and he continues to serve on the board of directors for the annual postseason football game. He served a four-year term as the WAC representative on the NCAA Division I Management Council and is also past president and vice president of the NCAA I-AA Athletic Directors’ Association. He is also a member of the Boise-based World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame board of directors. Under Bleymaier’s guidance, Boise State’s football program has grown spectacularly and gained national attention since it joined the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) ranks in 1996. In just over a decade competing at the highest collegiate level, Boise State football has put itself on the national map with winning records, league championships, national rankings and bowl victories in front of a national audience. Among the nation’s FBS programs, Boise State has the best overall record in the last 10 years (108-20, 84.3 percent), the best winning percentage for conference games the past 10 years (70-5, 93.3 percent), and has been the highestscoring team in the nation since 2000 (41.16 points per game). In 1986 Bleymaier was responsible for the installation of the artificial blue turf in Bronco Stadium, which has become one of the most

recognizable sports venues in America and the city of Boise’s most famous landmark. In 1996 he led Boise State’s move to FBS as a member of the Big West Conference, and in 2001 he guided the Bronco Athletic Department’s transfer to its current membership in the WAC. In its first eight years in the WAC, the Bronco football team has won six league championships and finished second twice. In 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008 Boise State went 8-0 in conference play. The Broncos have won a total of 23 league championships in all sports since joining the WAC. Prior to joining the WAC, Boise State won 15 team titles overall while it was a member of the Big West Conference from 1996-2001, and 33 overall league championships in the Big Sky Conference from 1982-1995. The Broncos also captured 13 Big Sky all-sport championships. Boise State sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports – eight for men and 11 for women. All teams compete in the WAC with the exception of wrestling (Pac-10). The 2008-09 athletic season was highlighted by six teams completing their seasons ranked in the top 25 of their respective sports and Boise State finishing the year with its highest ever finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup at 49th. Football led the way capturing its sixth WAC title in seven years and finished the season ranked 11th in the nation by the Associated Press with an overall record of 12-1. Wrestling won its second straight Pac-10 championship before placing 12th at the NCAA National Championships. The Broncos won their other WAC team titles in men’s indoor track and field, gymnastics and men’s tennis (regular season). Boise State also sent several other teams to regional and national post-season competition highlighted by the men’s tennis team advancing to the round of 16 at the NCAA National Tournament for the first time in over 10 years. Individually, another chapter was added to the Bronco history book when Eleni Kafourou became the first female to win a national championship when she finished first in the women’s triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Conference wise Boise State student-athletes won 23 league championships. Behind Bleymaier’s guidance, Boise State student-athletes have also excelled in the classroom. During the 2008-09 academic year, 136 Bronco student-athletes received conference all-academic honors. Following the spring 2009 semester, Bronco studentathletes set an all-time single semester gradepoint-average mark at 3.00 and an all-time cumulative GPA at 3.04, marking the fourth straight semester the Boise State studentathlete cumulative GPA has been over 3.00. A record 65 percent of all student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA last year.

In May of 2009, the NCAA announced its multi-year academic performance rates (APR) and Boise State has the highest rates in the WAC for the sports of football, men’s basketball, men’s tennis (a perfect 1000 score), outdoor track and field, and men’s cross country – the most No. 1 rankings of any WAC school. The football and men’s basketball teams led the WAC for the third straight year. Moreover, the athletic program’s overall APR has improved every year. While Boise State has enjoyed unprecedented success on the playing fields, courts and in the classroom, it has also drastically improved its facilities under Bleymaier’s direction. In August of 2008 the most expensive capital project in the history of Bronco athletics opened with the $36 million Stueckle Sky Center which includes a stateof-the-art press box, suites, loge boxes and club seats. On August 1, 2009 Boise State officially acquired control of the 15.5-acre East Junior High School site from the Boise School District with plans to build future athletic facilities there. Located just northeast of the main campus, the first project planned will be to move Ed Jacoby Track from Bronco Stadium and build a new track and field facility. The most recent facility was unveiled this past year with the opening of the Mountain Cove Softball Field. In a cooperative effort with the Boise School District, the Bronco athletic department renovated the complex adding a press box, more seating, a scoreboard, batting cages and replacing the field. In 2006, Boise State opened the CavenWilliams Sports Complex, which is a $9.5 million indoor practice facility that includes a full size football field and the Keith and Catherine Stein Band Hall. Other capital projects completed during Bleymaier’s tenure include the Boas Tennis/ Soccer Center, a 1997 expansion of Bronco Stadium, the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery, the Williams Plaza, the Peterson-Preco Learning Center, the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center, the Jackson Indoor Track, the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, the Bronco Football Center, the gymnastics room expansion, the Simplot Center for Athletic Excellence, the Fedrizzi Fitness Center expansion, and an expansion of the Nicholson-Yanke Center. Bleymaier served as an assistant athletic director at UCLA prior to coming to Boise State. A member of the California Bar Association and a graduate of the Loyola Law School, Bleymaier received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA. Bleymaier lettered in football and was named to the All-Pac 8 Conference third team as a tight end for the Bruins. He was the recipient of the UCLA Outstanding Senior Award and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bleymaier graduated from Borah High School in Boise. Bleymaier and his wife, Danell, have four children – Maribeth, Joe, Claire and Tom.

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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 Athletic Director - CFO

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

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

Scott Hobbs

Assistant Athletic Director - Compliance

Stueckle Sky Club

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

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Gabe Rosenvall Assistant Athletic Director - Academic Services

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

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

Chris Petersen 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

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 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

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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

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 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

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 Women’s Soccer Sports Information contact, Doug Link, at 208-426-1027 (office) or 208-861-2796 (cell) to arrange all interviews with the coaching staff and athletes. The women’s soccer team typically practices in the afternoons from 3:30-5:30 at the Boas Tennis & Soccer Complex at 1507 South Oakland Street. Interviews at practice: Coaches and athletes are available for interviews before and after practice with appropriate notice. Game Day Interviews: Athletes are not available for pre-game interviews on game day. Post-game interviews are available with athletes and coaches approximately 10 minutes after the completion of a match. Requests for post-game interviews of a specific player should be made to a member of the Sports Information staff three-to-five minutes prior to the conclusion of the match. Press Credentials: Media members should request press passes through the Sports Information Office 24 hours before an event. Do to the setup of the facility no phone lines can be provided on game day. Credentials are given with priority to those working to cover the event under deadline. Statistical Services: Full statistical services are provided at each home event. Programs, rosters, press releases and season statistics are provided at the competition. A NCAA statistical box score is provided following the conclusion of the match.

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


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On the last day of the 2009 WAC Championships, Stephanie North became the Broncos first-ever WAC champion when she outtouched teammate, Amber Boucher in the finals of the 100 free. Later in the day, Boucher and North, along with Chelseas Lopus

and Denise Green, earned the silver in the 400 free relay to give the Broncos their first-ever relay medal in only the third year of the program’s existence. With a constantly improving program, the three medal performances should be the first of many to come.


2009-10 SCHEDULE Oct. 9

4 p.m.

WAC Shootout

San Jose, Calif.

Oct. 10

10 a.m.

WAC Shootout

San Jose, Calif.

Oct. 17

1 p.m.

Washington State

Nov. 6

6 p.m.

BYU, New Mexico, Seattle

Nov. 7

1 p.m.

Utah and New Mexico

Nov. 13

1 p.m.

Northern Arizona

Dec. 4-6

All Day

Missouri Invitational

Jan. 7

Noon

San Diego State, Tulane

San Diego, Calif.

Jan. 9

3 p.m.

San Diego

San Diego, Calif.

Jan 23

1 p.m.

Idaho

Boise, Idaho

Jan. 30

7 p.m.

New Mexico State

Boise, Idaho

Feb. 24-27 All Day

WAC Championships

Boise, Idaho Provo, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Boise, Idaho Columbia, Mo.

San Antonio, Texas

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