Monday, January 26, 2015

The Complete NCAA Gymnastics Top 25

Women's Gymnastics National Top 25 Rankings for Team Events

26 January 2015 - by Total Season Average


RankTeam NameTeam AveRegionConferenceDivisionHighRQS
1 Oklahoma 197.325 SC Big 12 1 197.850 -
2 L.S.U. 197.025 C SEC 1 197.350 -
3 Florida 196.975 SE SEC 1 197.200 -
4 Michigan 196.808 NE Big 10 1 196.975 -
5 Utah 196.767 NC PAC 12 1 196.900 -
6 Alabama 196.600 C SEC 1 197.400 -
7 Nebraska 196.225 SC Big 10 1 197.125 -
8 Arkansas 195.825 SC SEC 1 196.325 -
9 Penn State 195.750 NE Big 10 1 196.550 -
10 Oregon State 195.713 W PAC 12 1 195.975 -
11 Georgia 195.669 SE SEC 1 196.975 -
12 Auburn 195.625 C SEC 1 197.075 -
- Boise State 195.625 W Mountain Rim 1 196.725 -
14 Illinois-Champaign 195.608 SC Big 10 1 196.175 -
15 UCLA 195.567 W PAC 12 1 196.000 -
16 Ohio State 195.300 C Big 10 1 196.200 -
17 Washington 195.275 W PAC 12 1 195.950 -
18 Arizona 195.244 SC PAC 12 1 196.050 -
19 Stanford 195.225 W PAC 12 1 196.275 -
20 Denver 195.219 NC Mountain Rim 1 196.025 -
21 Michigan State 195.150 C Big 10 1 195.750 -
22 Southern Utah 195.058 NC Mountain Rim 1 195.750 -
23 California 194.975 W PAC 12 1 195.175 -
24 New Hampshire 194.933 NE EAGL 1 195.900 -
- Kentucky 194.933 C SEC 1 195.600 -

Boise State Gymnasts Ranked #12

Boise State used a 196.725 score over the weekend to advance to #12 in the national gymnastics rankings.

That isn't the highest in school history--the Broncos would have to get to #10 to achieve that.  After a slipup at Southern Utah last week, Boise State rebounded to top the Thunderbirds in Boise (196.725 to 195-750).

Boise State is tied with Auburn at #12, and is ranked second in the West behind Oregon State. 

Boise State is ranked in the Top 15 nationally in three events.  Boise State is tied with LSU for seventh in the vault with a 49.075 average.  The Broncos are 8th on the uneven bars (49.075) and 11th in the nation on beam.

If the Broncos can improve their floor score, they have a shot at finally making the elusive NCAA National Championships, something they have been close to many times in their history but never cracked the Top 12.

Boise State travels to Utah State Friday night for a Mountain Rim Conference encounter with the Aggies.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Brian Foley & Abe Hewko Win Their Doubles Match

The tandem of Brian Foley and Abe Hewko won at #3 doubles 6-2, as Boise State tries to bounce back from its loss to Texas Tech at the ITA Kick-Off Tournament in Los Angeles.  The Broncos are taking on Pepperdine on the UCLA courts.

Bronco Basketball Team Throttles Air Force 77-68

Boise State held Air Force to under 70 points in beating the Falcons this afternoon in Colorado Springs, 77-68.

The Broncos can expect to get the best game from each of their opponents, just like in football.  That is a sign that the team is becoming the premier team in the Mountain West.  On this day, the players on Air Force played the game of their lives, and it forced Boise State to find another level.  Luckily for Coach Leon Rice's team, they did.
Nick Duncan picked a great game to break out of a slump, connecting on his first five three-point shots and finishing 6-8 for a career high 20 points.  And Air Force did not have an answer for Derrick Marks down the stretch, as Boise State's second half machine poured in 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting.  James Webb III added 10 points while Igor Hadziomerivic contributed nine.

Marek Olesinki had 24 points to lead the Falcons, while Hayden Graham had 14 and Justin Hammonds 10.   

If Boise State can go on to win the Mountain West, you can go back to this game to see why.  Air Force played as if they were one of the top teams in the nation, instead of 1-7 in conference.  Air Force's fundamentals (back door cuts, hard play, and stiff defense) challenged Boise State, and what the Broncos had to do on this afternoon to win the game will make the team better down the stretch.

Air Force lost at home to UC Davis 81-75 earlier in the year, but their prayers were answered on this day, and they were able to make a game of it.  After spotting Boise State a 6-0 lead, the Falcons did their best Harvard imitation, using backdoor plays to frustrate the Broncos and take a 27-17 lead on a Hammonds layup with 7:30 remaining in the opening half.

Boise State, which has made a concerted effort to improve their defense the past two seasons, would have to do just that if they wanted to win.  The Bronco defense found another gear--the gimme layups and open jumpers began to disappear.  Behind three-pointers by Duncan and Marks and a long-range jumper by Marks, Boise State cut the lead to 31-30 at the break.

After a Marks three-pointer to open the scoring in the second half, Boise State never trailed.  Marks was unstoppable during one stretch, hitting two baskets and a three-pointer in the span of one minute to extend the Bronco lead to 62-54.

Air Force called a time out, but it didn't matter.  Three-pointers by Hadziomerivic, Marks and Webb kept the home team at bay, and all it took from there was four free throws by Marks to preserve Boise State's fourth consecutive victory.

Air Force shot a sizzling 54.9% (28-51) to stay in the game.  But Coach Rice found hot hands throughout his lineup, as the Broncos hit 57.8% (26-45).  Boise State consistently burned the Falcons with incredible 14-22 three-point shooting 63.6%).

After starting Mountain West Conference play 0-3 after the injury to senior star Anthony Drmic, the new-look Broncos are all of a sudden back in the thick of the league race at 4-3, and Boise State advanced to 14-6 overall.  Air Force fell to 1-7 in league and 8-11 overall.

Boise State can climb the conference ladder a bit more if they can pull off an upset Tuesday at home against Colorado State.

Payback Time for Boise State Gymnasts

Still stinging from a loss against Southern Utah last week at the Utah Invitational, the Boise State gymnastics team got even with a 196.725 score, ninth-highest in school history.  The victory was complete by defeating SUU on all four apparatuses. 

Ciera Perkins tied her career high on vault with a 9.925 to earn the individual win, her sixth career victory on vault and 25th total career win.  Diana Meija captured the individual title on bars with a score of 9.875.  Paige Urquhart became the third different Bronco to win an individual apparatus by scoring a career-high 9.875.  Kelsey Morris and Mackenzie Bennion finished the night by tying for the floor title with 9.875 scores.

Boise State travels to Utah State January 30.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bronco Tennis Team Loses to Texas Tech 4-0

This one was never close.  Boise State will meet Pepperdine in the ITA consolation game tomorrow.

#48 Texas Tech Wins Doubles Point Over #34 Boise State

Broncos are hoping for a matchup with #4 UCLA, but they have to beat Texas Tech first in the ITA Kickoff Tennis Classic in Los Angeles.  The winner of the tournament advances to the ITA National Indoor Championships.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Broncos Cruise Past New Mexico on the Road 69-59

 
Derrick Marks and James Webb III were a two-man show for Boise State yesterday afternoon, as Boise State cruised by New Mexico 69-59 in Albuquerque.

The Lobos do not lose at home often; Boise State's win yesterday kept them from winning their 700th game at "The Pit".  New Mexico is now 699-154 all-time for an incredible winning percentage of 82.04%.  The Lobos came into the game 10-0 this season at home, with a three-year record of 42-3 at The Pit.


Webb hurt the Lobos with perfect three-point shooting (7-7), and Marks scored from all over the court as the Broncos won their second straight game. Marks (31 points) and Webb (23) combined for 54 of Boise State's 69 points. Those two shot a sizzling 18-of-25 from the field (72%) yesterday; the rest of the Bronco team was 4-of-24 (16.7%).

It was Nick Duncan, however, that nailed the biggest shot for Coach Leon Rice. With the game tied at 55 at the 3:38 mark, Duncan hit a three-pointer to put Boise State ahead for good. Long-range shooting proved to be the difference in the game; the Broncos shot 11-26 from beyond the arc to just 2-14 for New Mexico. Jordan Goodman hit one of two free throws to cut the Bronco lead to 58-57, but a basket by Marks, another three-pointer by Webb III, and free throws down the stretch from Marks (10-11 for the game) helped Boise State pull away.

The homestanding Lobos jumped out to a 22-14 lead, but four consecutive three-pointers by Webb helped Boise State reduce the lead to 31-30 at the half.

Boise State came out of the locker room inspired, and, behind a 14-6 run, went ahead 44-37. But the tradition-rich Lobos clawed back, with Hugh Greenwood tying the game at 48, the first of four ties before Duncan's clutch three-pointer.

Marks scored over 30 points for the fourth time this season and the eighth time in his career. The talented senior now has 1,589 career points and is just 13 shy of legendary Chris Childs for fifth place all-time at Boise State.

Marks moved past both Childs (540) and Abe Jackson (544) and is now third place with 549 career field goals.

Deshawn Delaney led the Lobos with 13 points while Jordan Goodman had 10. New Mexico dropped to 4-2 in Mountain West Conference play and 12-6 overall.

Boise State is also now 12-6 overall and 2-3 in conference, needing a win over San Jose State Wednesday night to pull even in Mountain West play.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Elliott Lands Lone Bronco Win

Senior David Elliott came away with the lone win for Boise State on the final day of the Ed Jacoby Invitational, capturing the mile run with a personal record of 4:09.74.  Elliott moved into 23rd in the nation with his effort.


 

Pahukoa Leads Boise State Past New Mexico 86-65

Brooke Pahukoa poured in 20 points as the Boise State women's basketball team ran away from New Mexico 86-65 this afternoon in Taco Bell Arena.

The Lady Broncos broke open a close game by dominating the Lobos 52-27 in the second half, and most of that damage came with 11:25 remaining.  Coach Gordy Presnell's high-flying team was down 38-34 at halftime, but had grabbed a 60-56 lead nearing the halfway mark of the second half.  The Lady Broncos then went on a 20-3 run to put the game out of reach at 80-59 with 4:20 remaining.  Boise State improved to 12-4 overall and 4-1 in Mountain West Conference play.

Pahukoa fired three consecutive three-pointers to open the second half, and finished with 6-11 shooting including a total of four three-pointers.

"It felt really good, but what really got me started was my team's getting me open," said Pahukoa. "Once I hit the first couple shots I started feeling more comfortable and started driving in a little and shooting under pressure."

Freshman Shalen Shaw chipped in with a career high 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Deanna Weaver had 12 points and Camille Redmon had nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks.  The Bronco bench was the difference in the game, outscoring New Mexico 37-15.
 
"I am really happy with the way the team responded from the adversity in the first half," said coach Presnell.  "I told them at half that if we cut down on our turnovers we were going to win this game. They did a much better job executing the offense in the second half and did a good job controlling the ball. I felt our bench was big today as they have been all year, they have been a big reason for our success. Now we just need to keep it going."

To keep their hot streak going, the Broncos will have to stop San Jose State on the road.  The Spartans average 82.6 points a game, a challenge for Presnell and his staff.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Boise State Women's Gymnastics Team Posts All-Time Semester Record GPA of 3.75

Four Boise State teams posted record grade-point averages this past semester, led by the women's gymnastics team, which set an all-time school record with a combined semester GPA of 3.75.  The previous mark (3.68) was set last year by the women's golf team.

The women's tennis team (3.62), women's basketball team (3.38), and men's golf squad (3.29) also set GPA records in their respective sports.

Overall, the cumulative GPA for the athletic department was 3.13, just shy of the school record of 3.14 set last spring.  It was the 15th straight semester that Bronco student-athletes have combined for a GPA of over 3.0.

Here is the list of student-athletes to be highly commended for their 4.0 GPA's:


 

 

 

Football
D.J. Dean
Mason Hampton
Women’s Golf
Jenna LeurquinGenn Ling
Gymnastics
Molly McFarland
Ann Stockwell
Marissa Wossner

Softball
Laina Holmgren
Makenna Weir

Soccer
Bekah Carrasquer

Swimming & Diving
Brittany Aoyama
Blake Balogh
Nikki cannon
Heather Harper
Erin Kohlbeck
Sam Wicks

Women’s Tennis
Naomi de Hart
Adrianna Paules Aldrey

Men’s Track and Field
David Elliott
Melika Ghali


Women’s Track and Field
Marisa Howard
Kate Jette
Rici Morrill
Tessa Murray

Volleyball
Sierra Nobley

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Video of Bates' 6th Place Finish

Emma Bates Finishes 6th at 2015 Great Edinburgh Challenge

Boise State's Emma Bates finished sixth at the 2015 Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge with a time of 22:01. Bates was the second-fasted American to Brianne Nelson (21:54.)

 
1 4   21:26   GBR EMILIA GORECKA
2 22 21:33 EUR FIONNUALA BRITTON
3 23 21:50 EUR TRIHAS GEBRE
4 34 21:54 USA BRIANNE NELSON
5 18 21:56 EUR YEKATERINA SOKOLENKO
6 36 22:01 USA EMMA BATES
7 9 22:15 GBR LILY PARTRIDGE
8 37 22:17 USA FRANCES KOONS
9 26 22:17 EUR ELENA ROMAGNOLO
10 25 22:19 EUR SARA SIG MOLLER
11 1 22:25 GBR GEMMA STEEL
12 32 22:29 USA ANGELA BIZZARRI
13 3 22:32 GBR LAUREN DEADMAN
14 38 22:34 USA MIA BEHM
15 19 22:36 EUR SIMONE GLAD
16 24 22:37 EUR SARA TREACY
17 31 22:40 USA TARA ERDMANN
18 33 22:45 USA ALISHA WILLIAMS
19 21 22:46 EUR ALMENSCH BELETE
20 39 22:46 USA KRISTEN FINDLEY
21 35 22:47 USA ROCHELLE KANUHO
22 20 22:49 EUR MICHELLE FINN
23 17 22:51 EUR VALERIA ROFFINO
24 12 22:52 GBR GEORGIE BRUINVELS
25 2 23:04 GBR EMMA CLAYTON
26 10 23:12 GBR REBECCA MURRAY
27 16 23:29 EUR MILITSA MIRCHEVA
28 11 23:37 GBR ROSIE SMITH
29 7 23:46 GBR KATIE HOLT
30 5 24:01 GBR MARYSE HAYNES
31 8 24:23 GBR ALYSON DIXON 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Marks Passes Drmic and Coby Karl for 7th in Career Field Goals

Field Goals:
1.    771 Steve Connor (1974-1978)
2.    676 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)
3.    544 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)
4.    540 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
5.    535 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
6.    517 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
7.    510 Derrick Marks (2011-current)

8.    500 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)
8.    500 Coby Karl (2003-2007)
10.  489 Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)
11.  445 Pat Hoke (1972-1976)
12.  439 John Coker (1991-1995)
13.  414 Reggie Larry (2006-2008)
14.  409 Ryan Watkins (2010-2014)
15.  386 Danny Jones (1975-1978)
15.  386 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
17.  373 Eric Lane (2003-2007)
18.  360 Trent Johnson (1975-1978)
19.  359 Arnell Jones (1986-1988)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Boise State Outlasts Unranked Houston 75-73 in Overtime

The Boise State basketball team is still light years away from the football team.  Tonight, the Broncos blew a 19-point lead before finally prevailing in overtime over Houston (5-4 on the season) in the opening round of the Las Vegas Classic.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Marks Passes Mike Tolman for 7th i n Career Steals

Steals:
1.    215 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
2.    196 L'Shard Anderson (2008-2011)
3.    185 Doug Usitalo (1986-1988)
4.    179 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)
4.    179 Anthony Thomas (2006-2010)
6.    151 Bruce Bolden (1981-1985)

7.    146 Derrick Marks (2011-current)
8.    145 Mike Tolman (1992-1993/1995-1998)

9.    138 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
10.  132 Rawn Hayes (1981-1984)
11.  129 Damon Archibald (1992-1995)
12.  125 Kejuan Woods (1998-2001)
13.  107 Lance Vaughn (1989-1993)

Derrick Marks Now 9th All-Time in Career Field Goals



Field Goals:
1.    771 Steve Connor (1974-1978)
2.    676 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)
3.    544 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)
4.    540 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
5.    535 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
6.    517 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
7.    500 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)
7.    500 Coby Karl (2003-2007)
9.    495 Derrick Marks (2011-current)
10.  489 Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)