Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bronco Team of the Year

For the 10th year, BroncoCountry is awarding its Bronco of the Year Awards.  First up is the outstanding Bronco Team of the Year.  Here are the nominees:


Men's Basketball

Leon Rice's Bronco team shook off a season-ending injury to star player Anthony Drmic to win 14 of their final 15 games down the stretch and captured its first Mountain West Conference title.  After losing tough games to #4 Wisconsin and North Carolina State, Boise State finished the season 25-9.  Boise State achieved its highest-ever ranking at #25.

The Broncos defeated Air Force 80-68 in the opening game of the Mountain West Tournament before falling to Wyoming 71-66 in overtime in the semifinal.  Nick Duncan was named to the All-Tournament team.  Boise State earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament, but fell in a heartbreaking 56-55 loss to Dayton.

Derrick Marks was named Mountain West Player of the Year and was on the All-Mountain West team.  Rice was named Coach of the Year, and James Webb III was named the league's top newcomer. 
 
 
 
 
Women's Basketball
 
The Bronco women posted the sixth 20-win season in school history, and the third under coach Gordy Presnell. 
 
Boise State finished the regular season fourth in the Mountain West with an 11-7 mark.  Guard Deanna Weaver was named to the All-Mountain West team.  Boise State downed homestanding UNLV 64-46 to advance to the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament, then beat San Jose State 76-67 and upset New Mexico 66-60 to win the championship.  Brooke Pahukoa and Rodriguez Ortego were named to the All-Tournament team, with Pahukoa tabbed as the Most Valuable Player. 
 
Boise State met legendary Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, giving the Lady Vols a scare before falling 72-61.  The Broncos finished the season 22-12.
 
 
 
 
Football
 
Boise State shook off a loss to Top 10 Mississippi, then won 12 of their next 13 games to win their first Mountain West Conference title with a 28-14 victory over Fresno State.  The Broncos were selected to play in their third Fiesta Bowl, and Boise State downed #10 Arizona 38-30 to win their third Fiesta Bowl championship.
 
Four Broncos were named to the All-Mountain West team:  running back Jay Ajayi, center Marcus Henry, defensive end Kamalei Correa, and safety Darian Thompson.  Ajayi was named as an Earl Campbell Award finalist for the nation's top running back, and was selected to the second team on both The Sporting News and USA Today All-American squads.  Thompson was named to the CBS Sports.com All-America 2nd team.

Boise State finished the year ranked #16 in the nation.


 
 
Gymnastics
 
#15 Boise State rallied from second place in the final rotation to win the Mountain Rim Championship.  Kelsey Morris (All-Around), Ciera Perkins (Vault and Floor), Maddie Krentz (Vault), Krystine Jacobson (Uneven Bars), Diana Meija (Uneven bars) and Ann Stockwell (Vault) were all named to the All-Conference team.
 
Boise State drew the third seed at the NCAA Regional Championships and finished fourth.  Morris was selected to participate at the NCAA Championships, where she finished 26th in the All-Around competition.
 
 
 
Men's Tennis
 
Boise State took a 12-15 record into the Mountain West Tournament, but came into postseason play winners of five of their last six matches.
 
The momentum continued, as Boise State defeated Fresno State 4-0, upset top seed New Mexico 4-2, then held on for a thrilling 4-3 victory over Nevada in the championship game.  Coach Greg Patton's team won its fourth straight Mountain West title, and the Broncos have never lost a match during that stretch, going 11-0.
 
Garrett Patton was named to the All-Mountain West team in singles, while Thomas Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly were named All-Mountain West in doubles.
 
Boise State advanced to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost 4-0 to South Florida.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Howard Wins 5000

Marisa Howard won her second event of the Mountain West Championships, taking the 5000.  With teammate Emma Bates not competing, it was Howard's for the taking.  Howard's winning time was 16:08.10.Finals

Flannagan Wins 200

Mackenzie Flannagan won her second event of the day, taking the 200 in 23.31.

Jordan Andrade Wins Title

Andrade won the 400 meters in 50.39.

Flannigan Wins 100

Mackenzie Flannigan captured the Mountain West title today in the 100.  Her winning time was 11.44.

Elliott Wins Mountain West Title

David Elliott won the 1,500 meter run today in a photo finish.  Elliott's winning time was 3:52.30.

Jordan Ward Second in the High Jump

Jordan Ward finished second today in the Mountain West Championships in the high jump.  She cleared 5-9 and 1/4, the same height as the winner, but had more misses.

Boise State Women in 7th Place

1 New Mexico 45
 2 Colorado St. 44
 3 San Diego St. 31.50 
4 Utah State 30
 5 Wyoming 28
 6 Fresno State 25.50
 7 Boise State 22.50
 8 Nevada 15.50 
 9 Air Force 11
 10 UNLV 10 
 10 San Jose St. 10

Friday, May 15, 2015

Flannigan Sets Two School Records

Mackenzie Flannigan was on fire today at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  Flannigan broke the school record in both the 100 (11.53) and the 200 (23.52).


Men's Mountain West Championship Standings after Five Events

                Your proud Bronco team has two points.

Men - Team Rankings - 5 Events Scored                         
========================================================================================
    1) Colorado St.                71        2) New Mexico                 39           
    3) Wyoming                     33        4) Air Force                  32           
    5) Utah State                  15        6) Fresno State                3           
    7) Boise State                  2             

Many Events at the Mountain West Championships Do Not Have Broncos Entered

Tough to compete for a conference title if you're not entered.

Looks like the Bronco Track Teams Have Not Improved Much From Indoor Championships

  Here are the men's standings through 7 events at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships:

1) Colorado St.                82     
   2) New Mexico                 48
    3) Wyoming                     45   
     4) Utah State                 44
    5) San Jose St.                18    
    6) Boise State                12
    7) UNLV                         9   
     8) Nevada                      7
    9) Air Force                    5   
    10) Fresno State                2
   11) San Diego St.                1                        

Marisa Howard Wins Mountain West Steeplechase Title by 27 Seconds

Event 26  Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
=======================================================================      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points      
=======================================================================      
Finals                                                                       
  1 Marisa Howard             SR Boise State            9:57.56   10         
  2 Audra DeStefano           SO Wyoming               10:24.34    8         
  3 Nicola Hood               SR New Mexico            10:27.66    6         
  4 Amber Zimmerman           SR New Mexico            10:30.11    5         
  5 Sanne Holland             FR Colorado St.          10:31.22    4         
  6 Laura Yarrow              SO Colorado St.          10:40.10    3         
  7 Nicole Roberts            SR New Mexico            10:43.07    2         
  8 Erika Root                SO Nevada                10:45.50    1         
  9 Tori Parkinson            SO Utah State            10:48.51              
 10 Emma Hyyppa               FR Boise State           10:52.77              
 11 Kelsey Yamauchi           FR Utah State            10:53.93              
 12 Rebecca Garcia            JR San Jose St.          11:07.53              
 13 Kate Jette                SR Boise State           11:09.26              
 14 McKenna Evans             FR Nevada                11:10.03              
 15 Anna Preciado             JR Nevada                11:19.24              
 16 Laura Palacios            SO Nevada                11:25.80              
 17 Lalida Maokhamphiou       JR San Jose St.          11:28.37              
 18 Elaine Ribeiro            SO San Diego St.         11:29.81              
 19 Joanna Boyd               JR Utah State            11:30.60              
 20 Rebecca Hobby             JR UNLV                  11:35.73        

Friday, May 8, 2015

Boise State Tennis Team Loses to South Florida 4-0

The Broncos short dance program is over.  Boise State fell to South Florida today 4-0 in the opening round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.  Boise State will receive 33 points in the Learfield Cup, however.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Blue Through and Through Family Goes Over 150,000 Page Views

The combined force of our satellite website, Blue Through and Through, and our football website, Blue Football Through and Through, have now powered past 150,000 page views.

Thank-you for your support.  As you know, we offer the most complete news, statistics and records of Boise State sports available.  And rest assured that the more page views we have, the better and more plentiful the articles!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Boise State Golf Team Finishes 6th

Pretty much only one way to go from here--up!

Boise State finished sixth place this weekend at the Mountain West Golf Championships.

Four School Records Fall at Border Clash

Four Bronco student-athletes set school records in the Border Clash at Dona Larsen Park in Boise.

Mackenzie Flannigan broke her own school record set last year in the 100 meters, running the distance in 11:57.  Jordin Andrade broke his own mark of 50.11 in the 400, finishing in 49.64.  David Elliott, broke a 20-year-old record in the 800, posting a time of 1:49.97.  Elliott, who also holds the 1,500-meter mark, joins Jarred Rome (discus, shot put) as the only male Broncos to hold multiple school records in outdoor track and field.

Allison Jeffries topped her own school mark in the pole vault, clearing 13-feet, 6.25-inches.

Boise State will try to improve upon their terrible performance at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, when they compete in the Outdoor Championships May 14-16.
 

Bates Finishes 20th in 10,000, Sets New School Record

Emma once again finishes behind Kate Avery of Iona.  While Avery is moving up amongst the best in the nation, Bates did break her own 10,000 record with a time of 32:13.28.


Event 64  Women 10000 Meter Run Section 1

===============================================================

    Name                    Year School                  Finals

===============================================================

Finals

  1 Susan Kuijken                Global Sport          31:31.97

  2 Buze Diriba                  Adidas                31:33.27

  3 Jip Vastenburg               Global Sport          31:35.48

  4 Yuka Takashima               Denso                 31:37.32

  5 Emily Sisson                 Providence            31:38.03

  6 Emily Infeld                 Nike                  31:38.71

  7 Kate Avery                   Iona                  31:41.44

  8 Natasha Wodak                Praire Inn Harriers   31:41.59

  9 Mao Kiyota                   Suzuki                31:44.79

 10 Brenda Eunice Flores Muñ     Mexico-FMAA           31:45.16

 11 Lanni Marchant               Asics/Canada          31:46.94

 12 Eri Makikawa                 Suzuki                31:48.22

 13 Alisha Williams              adidas Rocky          31:49.99

 14 Mattie Suver                 Asics                 31:54.43

 15 Liz Costello                 New Balance           32:01.79

 16 Alexi Pappas                 Oregon Track Club     32:02.22

 17 Obare Doricah                Hitachi               32:03.18

 18 Emma Bates                   Boise State           32:13.28

 19 Kasumi Nishihara             Yamada Denki          32:23.65

 20 Carolina Tabares Guerrer     Porvenir-Colombia     32:24.24

 21 Marisol Guadalupe Romero     Mexico-FMAA           32:26.41

 22 Kellyn Taylor                Hoka Naz Elite        32:29.88

 23 Misaki Katou                 Kyudenko              32:30.94

 24 Rachel Hannah                U of Toronto          32:36.17

 25 Alia Gray                    Brooks                32:50.68

 26 Rachel Cliff                 Vancouver Th          32:54.70

 27 Natasha LaBeaud              Unattached            33:15.87

 28 Neeley Spence Gracey         Unattached            33:16.24

 29 Yuki Mitsunobu               Denso                 33:16.79

 30 Shiho Takechi                Yamada Denki          33:30.89

 31 Meghan Peyton                Saucony/Team          33:40.15

 32 Rina Yamazaki                Panasonic             33:41.05

 33 Natosha Rogers               New Balance           33:42.11

 34 Kara Lubieniecki             Skechers Per          33:55.12

 35 Kristin Swisher              Saucony               34:25.77

 -- Betsy Saina                  Nike                       DNF

 -- Veronica Inglese             C.S. Esercito              DNS
 
 
 
 
Event 65  Women 10000 Meter Run Section 2
===============================================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals
===============================================================
Finals
  1 Santa Ines Melchor Huiza     Federacion Peruana    31:56.62
  2 Yuka Ando                    Suzuki                32:07.37
  3 Sayaka Kuwahara              Sekisui Kagaku        32:14.43
  4 Serena Burla                 Mizuno                32:17.34
  5 Jessica Trengove             Team Tempo A          32:17.67
  6 Gladys Lucy Tejeda Pucuh     Federacion Peruana    32:18.49
  7 Lindsay Flanagan             Mizuno                32:22.15
  8 Margarita Hernandez          Mexico-FMAA           32:36.29
  9 Sarah Pagano                 Baa                   32:46.13
 10 Allison Morgan               Brooks                32:46.49
 11 Carrie Dimoff                Bowerman TC           32:46.75
 12 Katrina Allison              Guelph                32:47.15
 13 Addie Bracy                  Brooks/Hudson Elite   33:01.50
 14 Kathya Mirelle Garcia Ba     Mexico-FMAA           33:04.11
 15 katja goldring               Skechers              33:09.27
 16 Katy Moen                    Iowa State            33:09.63
 17 Alycia Cridebring            Sra Elite             33:12.93
 18 Elle Vernon                  Global Sport          33:13.32
 19 Susanna Sullivan             Capital Area          33:13.33
 20 Juli Accurso                 Brooks                33:16.34
 21 Frances Koons                Georgetown R          33:17.13
 22 Yuliana Navarro              Mexico-FMAA           33:18.06
 23 Aubrey Moskal                Oiselle               33:19.84
 24 Megan Goethals               Hansons-Brooks Odp    33:20.01
 25 Sara Galimberti              Bracco Atletica       33:29.48
 26 Sandra Lopez                 Mexico-FMAA           33:34.67
 27 Andie Cozzarelli             Oiselle               33:42.44
 28 Allison Mendez               Adidas/RAC            33:43.75
 29 Rachel Mitchell              Sra Elite             33:59.28
 -- Maggie Callahan              Hudson Elite               DNF
 -- Charlotte Purdue             Melbourne Tr               DNS
 -- Heather Petrick              Guelph                     DNS


 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Howard 4th Fastest Collegian at Payton Jordan Invitational

Marisa Howard of Boise State finished 18th in the steeplechase today at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, California.  Howard was the fourth-fastest collegian in the event:

Finals
  1 Courtney Frerichs            Umkc                   9:32.12
   1:56.469 (1:56.469)     3:12.753 (1:16.285)     4:29.302 (1:16.549)
   5:46.395 (1:17.093)     7:03.477 (1:17.083)     8:19.698 (1:16.222)
  2 Colleen Quigley              Florida State          9:33.63
   1:53.639 (1:53.639)     3:10.006 (1:16.367)     4:26.981 (1:16.975)
   5:44.358 (1:17.378)     7:03.099 (1:18.741)     8:20.559 (1:17.460)
  3 Jessica Furlan               Excel Athletika        9:39.20
   1:54.305 (1:54.305)     3:11.591 (1:17.287)     4:29.602 (1:18.011)
   5:48.070 (1:18.468)     7:05.951 (1:17.882)     8:22.806 (1:16.855)
  4 Aisha Praught                Nike Otc               9:40.43
   1:53.389 (1:53.389)     3:09.746 (1:16.357)     4:26.731 (1:16.986)
   5:44.016 (1:17.285)     7:02.988 (1:18.973)     8:23.152 (1:20.164)
  5 Genevieve Lalonde            Speed River            9:46.05
   1:55.709 (1:55.709)     3:13.536 (1:17.828)     4:31.199 (1:17.663)
   5:49.708 (1:18.509)     7:09.136 (1:19.428)     8:28.782 (1:19.647)
  6 Eva Krchova                  Hudson Elite           9:48.75
   1:56.271 (1:56.271)     3:13.117 (1:16.846)     4:30.892 (1:17.775)
   5:50.636 (1:19.744)     7:11.436 (1:20.801)     8:32.623 (1:21.188)
  7 Ingeborg Loevnes             Oklahoma State         9:48.89
   1:58.266 (1:58.266)     3:16.286 (1:18.021)     4:34.866 (1:18.580)
   5:54.711 (1:19.845)     7:14.421 (1:19.711)     8:34.348 (1:19.928)
  8 Lennie Waite                 Adidas RogueAC         9:50.32
   1:56.573 (1:56.573)     3:13.987 (1:17.414)     4:32.336 (1:18.350)
   5:51.338 (1:19.003)     7:12.169 (1:20.831)     8:33.954 (1:21.785)
  9 Sarah Pease                  Adidas/Rogue AC        9:56.52
   1:56.924 (1:56.924)     3:14.243 (1:17.320)     4:32.903 (1:18.660)
   5:53.585 (1:20.683)     7:14.957 (1:21.373)     8:37.228 (1:22.271)
 10 Valeria Roffino              G.S. Fiamme Azzurre    9:58.15
   1:57.711 (1:57.711)     3:15.842 (1:18.132)     4:35.693 (1:19.851)
   5:56.957 (1:21.265)     7:17.575 (1:20.618)     8:39.318 (1:21.744)
 11 Kimber Mattox                Team Run Eugene        9:59.68
   1:57.764 (1:57.764)     3:16.303 (1:18.540)     4:35.483 (1:19.180)
   5:55.945 (1:20.463)     7:16.769 (1:20.825)     8:38.363 (1:21.594)
 12 Maria Bernard                British Columbia      10:05.01
   1:57.986 (1:57.986)     3:14.990 (1:17.004)     4:34.393 (1:19.404)
   5:55.247 (1:20.854)     7:17.533 (1:22.286)     8:41.434 (1:23.902)
 13 Marisa Howard                Boise State           10:08.58
   1:56.031 (1:56.031)     3:14.741 (1:18.710)     4:35.908 (1:21.168)
   5:58.998 (1:23.090)     7:23.383 (1:24.386)     8:47.853 (1:24.470)
 14 Misaki Sango                 Suzuki                10:08.92
   1:57.378 (1:57.378)     3:15.324 (1:17.947)     4:33.699 (1:18.375)
   5:56.711 (1:23.013)     7:20.525 (1:23.814)     8:46.789 (1:26.265)
 15 Beverly Ramos                Puerto Rico           10:14.33
   1:54.741 (1:54.741)     3:12.218 (1:17.477)     4:30.957 (1:18.740)
   5:51.159 (1:20.203)     7:13.584 (1:22.425)     8:40.342 (1:26.758)
 16 Ann Dunn                     Brooks                10:21.83
   1:58.183 (1:58.183)     3:17.826 (1:19.644)     4:39.245 (1:21.419)
   6:02.866 (1:23.621)     7:27.966 (1:25.101)     8:55.088 (1:27.123)
 17 Amber Schultz                Unattached            10:38.66
   1:58.552 (1:58.552)     3:18.726 (1:20.175)     4:41.348 (1:22.623)
   6:08.494 (1:27.146)     7:36.906 (1:28.412)     9:09.015 (1:32.110)
 
 
 
 
 
Event 59  Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase Section 2
================================================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals
================================================================
Finals
  1 Collier Lawrence             Oiselle                9:50.47
   1:58.571 (1:58.571)     3:17.149 (1:18.578)     4:35.933 (1:18.784)
   5:54.674 (1:18.742)     7:14.560 (1:19.886)     8:33.859 (1:19.300)
  2 Mary Goldkamp                Rogue Ac/Adidas        9:53.66
   1:57.571 (1:57.571)     3:16.980 (1:19.409)     4:36.459 (1:19.480)
   5:54.969 (1:18.510)     7:16.805 (1:21.836)     8:38.510 (1:21.705)
  3 Tori Gerlach                 Penn State             9:57.47
   1:58.604 (1:58.604)     3:18.216 (1:19.613)     4:38.140 (1:19.924)
   5:57.625 (1:19.485)     7:19.182 (1:21.558)     8:40.652 (1:21.470)
  4 Jamie Cheever                Club Northwe           9:59.48
   1:57.838 (1:57.838)     3:17.275 (1:19.438)     4:36.731 (1:19.457)
   5:57.038 (1:20.307)     7:19.498 (1:22.461)     8:41.328 (1:21.830)
  5 Rolanda Bell                 Unattached            10:05.95
   1:57.294 (1:57.294)     3:16.683 (1:19.390)     4:36.241 (1:19.558)
   5:56.058 (1:19.817)     7:18.372 (1:22.315)     8:41.964 (1:23.593)
  6 Pippa Woolven                Florida State         10:10.17
   1:58.971 (1:58.971)     3:18.568 (1:19.598)     4:38.164 (1:19.596)
   5:58.675 (1:20.511)     7:21.928 (1:23.254)     8:47.133 (1:25.205)
  7 Heather Demorest             Montana State         10:14.60
   1:59.705 (1:59.705)     3:19.881 (1:20.177)     4:40.051 (1:20.170)
   6:01.506 (1:21.455)     7:24.713 (1:23.208)     8:51.353 (1:26.640)
  8 Chikako Mori                 Sekisui Kagaku        10:14.99
   1:58.357 (1:58.357)     3:18.913 (1:20.556)     4:39.226 (1:20.314)
   6:00.450 (1:21.225)     7:24.273 (1:23.823)     8:53.762 (1:29.490)
  9 Cinthya Paucar Segura        Federacion Peruana    10:17.91
   1:59.188 (1:59.188)     3:20.140 (1:20.953)     4:41.260 (1:21.120)
   6:03.983 (1:22.723)     7:28.634 (1:24.652)     8:54.919 (1:26.285)
 10 Maggie Callahan              Hudson Elite          10:19.22
   1:57.452 (1:57.452)     3:19.340 (1:21.888)     4:41.053 (1:21.714)
   6:03.533 (1:22.480)     7:30.503 (1:26.970)     8:57.436 (1:26.934)
 11 Courtney Heiner              Strava TC             10:21.20
   2:00.255 (2:00.255)     3:20.094 (1:19.840)     4:42.973 (1:22.879)
   6:06.464 (1:23.492)     7:32.504 (1:26.040)     8:59.042 (1:26.538)
 12 Alycia Butterworth           Idaho                 10:22.34
   1:59.339 (1:59.339)     3:19.544 (1:20.205)     4:41.585 (1:22.042)
   6:04.729 (1:23.144)     7:31.270 (1:26.541)     8:57.878 (1:26.608)
 13 Jordan Hamric                Oiselle               10:23.28
   2:00.020 (2:00.020)     3:20.385 (1:20.365)     4:42.249 (1:21.864)
   6:04.822 (1:22.573)     7:29.479 (1:24.658)     8:56.291 (1:26.813)
 14 Jovana DE LA Cruz Capani     Federacion Peruana    10:35.98
   1:57.710 (1:57.710)     3:17.070 (1:19.360)     4:42.742 (1:25.672)
   6:09.267 (1:26.525)     7:39.680 (1:30.413)     9:09.577 (1:29.898)
 -- Weynshet Anssa               Unattached                 DNS
 -- Shannon Klenke               Arkansas                   DNS


 

Jay Ajayi Drafted in Fifth Round of NFL Draft

Boise State in 8th Place at Mountain West Men's Golf Championship

Day Two is underway in the Mountain West Men's Golf Championship, and already Boise State is 10 over park.  The Broncos are in eighth place.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Boise State To Play South Florida in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament

For the fourth year, Boise State is going dancing in the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament, and it's a bit of deja vu in the matchup.  The Broncos will play South Florida May 8 at the home of Virginia Tech.  South Florida bounced Boise State 4-0 earlier this year in the Blue Gray Tournament.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hochstrasser, Chamberlain Lead United States to Pan American Championship

Former Boise State stars Andrew Hochstrasser and Jason Chamberlain won individual gold medals, two of six for the United States, as the U.S. won the Pan American freestyle wresting championships yesterday in Santiago, Chile.
Hochstrasser, a two-time All-American and Pac-12 champion at 133 pounds, won by technical fall (10-0) over Wilmar Hernandez of Columbia. Chamberlain, also a two-time All-American and two-time Pac-12 Champion and three-time Pac-12 champion at 149 pounts, captured the gold with a 4-0 win over Abel Herrera of Peru. The United States finished with 78 team points, 20 more than second-place Canada.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Boise State's History in the Learfield Cup

Season             Ranking          Points
1993-94           77th                  116.5
1994-95           86th                  125.0
1995-96           89th                  84.5
1996-97           65th                  116.5
1997-98           96th                  70
1998-99           86th                  90
1999-2000       84th                  184
2000-01           114th                134
2001-02           118th                143
2002-03           63rd                  281
2003-04           66th                  256.25
2004-05           65th                  270
2005-06           83rd                  192.5
2006-07           97th                  196
2007-08           77th                  257.50
2008-09           49th                  449.30
2009-10           60th                  351.00
2010-11           83rd                  228.30
2011-12           70th                  273.75
2012-13           83rd                  233.50
2013-14           74th                  293.50

Boise State #61 in Learfield Cup Final Winter Standings

Boise State Wins Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship

Boise State finished an improbable run to capture the Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship for the fourth consecutive year in Albuquerque, New Mexico today with a 4-3 win over Nevada.
Brian Foley scored two service breaks in the third and final set, then served for the match for a dramatic victory. Boise State topped #4 seed Fresno State and #1 seed New Mexico to reach today's finals. Nevada got on the board first by winning the doubles point. Robert Allan and Moez Chargui downed Abe Hewko and Brian Foley 6-2. After Garrett Patton and Toby Mitchell won at #2 doubles, the #1 Nevada doubles team of Andrew Poustie and Fernand Sunago beat Thomas Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly of Boise State 6-4. For the second consecutive day, that meant that Boise State would have to win four of the six singles matches to win the championship. Hewko (#6 singles) and Mitchell (#3 singles) both won first sets, with Abe winning 6-2 and Toby 6-0. Roskilly captured a late break at #5 singles, and went on to win his opening set 6-4. But when late breaks at both #1 and #2 singles went against the Broncos, Nevada grabbed a huge momentum swing. Chargui topped Patton 7-5 in the opening set, while Andrada defeated Tenreiro 6-4.   Hewko won his match 6-2, 6-2 to even the team score at one apiece. Mitchell followed shortly afterwards with a 6-0, 6-2 win. Roskilly then scored a break in his second set and emerged victorious 6-4, 6-2 at #5 singles. Boise State held a 3-1 lead at this point, and was one match away from victory. Tenreiro fell at #2 singles, 6-4, 6-3, and when Patton went down at #1 singles, 7-5, 6-2, the scoreboard read Boise State 3, Nevada 3. That focused all attention on #4 singles between Foley and Sunago, a match that had gone back and forth all day. Foley was down two set points in the opening set before battling back and winning 7-6 in a tense tiebreaker. He broke serve early to go up 3-1, and scored another break to lead 5-2.   Brian then went up 40-0, setting up four match points. Sunago battled back to save two of them, but with the score 40-30, a Sunago swing ended up in the net, and the victorious Broncos rushed towards the winning Foley to celebrate their championship. Boise State won its fourth consecutive Mountain West title--the Broncos have still never lost a match in conference championship play. Coach Greg Patton's team will advance to the NCAA Championships against a team to be named later. The win gave Boise State its fifth conference title this school year, and ensures the Broncos will get at least 25 more points in the Learfield Cup. The Learfield Cup is awarded annually to the college with the best overall sports department. Boise State currently ranks #61 in the nation.

Foley With Another Break

Brian Foley just ripped a backhand to win another game.  He goes up 4-1 in second set.

Update on Mountain West Tennis Championship

The match is tied at 3, with the #4 singles between Foley of Boise State and Sunago deciding the championship.

Foley leads 3-1 with Sunago serving at 30-all.

Patton Loses 7-5, 6-2

The match is indeed tied at 3.  Whoever wins #4 wins the match.

Foley with a Break in Second Set

He leads 2-1, and it appears that the match at #4 will be for the championship.  Can he hold on, or does Nevada get the win?

Chargui Leading Patton 5-2

Nevada serving for the match that will tie the team score at 3 apiece.

Tenreiro Loses at #2 Singles

Thomas loses 6-4, 6-3, so it is now Boise State 3, Nevada 2.  The Wolf Pack is favored at #4 singles, so unless Patton can rally at #1, it's going to be nervous time.

Roskilly Wins 6-4, 6-2 at #5 Singles

Boise State leads the match 3-1, but must find another player to win.  Two of the three Broncos are trailing in their individual matches.

Tenreiro Loses Break

Thomas is down 4-2 after losing first set.  So the match appears to be coming down to #4 singles.

To recap, Nevada captured the doubles point to put tremendous pressure on Boise State. 

Abe Hewko beat Robert Margitfalvi on Court 6 for a 6-2, 6-2 win to tie the match.  Toby Mitchell followed with a 6-0, 6-2 win at #3 singles to put Boise State up 2-1.  But that is very much a tenuous lead.

We say that because Moez Chargui leads Garrett Patton 7-5, 4-1 at #1 singles, and Ryan Andrada leads Thomas Tenreiro 6-4, 4-3 at #2 singles.  

If those two matches hold, Foley must beat Fernando Sunago for Boise State to win the match. 

Roskilly with a Break at #5

Lewis up 4-1 after winning first set.

Mitchell Wins 6-0, 6-2 at #3 Singles

Boise State leads 2-1, but again, Nevada's momentum switch at #1 and #2 singles puts them ahead.  The Broncos either need to turn that around or win at #4 singles.

Hewko Wins 6-2, 6-2

The match is tied at 1, but Nevada has the advantage right now in the singles matches.

Patton Down a Break in Second Set

He lost the opening set 7-5 in controversial fashion, and now is behind 3-0 in second set.

Mitchell with an early break in second set

Toby won the opening set 6-0 and now leads 4-2.

Roskilly Wins First Set 6-4

Lewis becomes the third Bronco to win two sets, but Boise State needs a fourth singles player to win.

Tenreiro Loses First Set 6-4

So those two late breaks on #1 and #2 singles really critical right now, and Nevada has two first sets. 

Hewko Gets a Break in Second Set

Abe leads 2-0 in second set after winning first set.

Patton Loses First Set 7-5

Nevada gets their first set in a big swing of momentum.

Foley Loses Break

Nevada going to town right now--Boise State needs to play hard and smart.

Tenreiro Loses Break

Nevada with a big momentum shift, getting late breaks on 1 and 2 and serving for first sets in each.

Patton Loses a Late Break

Nevada serving for the first set at #1 singles.  Patton called the ball out on a no-add point and was overruled by the umpire.

Roskilly with a Break

He leads 5-3 and serving for the first set.

Hewko and Mitchell Win First Sets

Abe won 6-2 at #6 singles and Mitchell won his opening set 6-0 at #4 singles.  Foley had a break in that back and forth match at #4 singles, but lost it, so #4 and #6 singles are the only matches with any breaks.

Hewko Gets a Break at #6

Abe leads 4-2 in the opening set so once again, three Broncos have service breaks in the first set.  Nevada won the doubles point and leads the match 1-0.

Roskilly Loses Service

The #5 Singles now at 2-2, so now just two service breaks for Boise State.  They have to win four matches to win the championship.

Roskilly Gets a Break on #5

Three Broncos are ahead now in the first set of singles play.  Still a lot of tennis to go, a sport which can change on a dime.

Mitchell Gets a Break on #3 Singles

He leads 2-0 in the opening set.

Foley with a Break on #4 Singles

Brian Foley got a break in his match and leads 3-0.  The only break thus far in the six singles matches.  Boise State trails Nevada 1-0 in the Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship.

Nevada Wins Doubles Point

Broncos will need to work on doubles now and in the future--not playing smart by hitting the ball right to their opponent rather than try to find the holes.

Hewko and Foley Lose 6-2

So as we said, it will come down to #1 doubles, and Nevada just got a late break.  They will serve for the match.

Patton and Mitchell Break Late, Win #2 Doubles

Garrett Patton and Toby Mitchell broke serve on the last game to win 6-4.  It will likely come down to #1 doubles for the point.

Tenreiro & Roskilly Get Their Own Break

Thomas Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly got a big win in the last game after losing service, so #1 doubles is tied at 4-4.

Tenreiro & Roskilly Down a Break

Nevada now has the advantage for the doubles point.  They have breaks in both #1 and #3 doubles.

Foley & Hewko Down a Break at #3 Doubles

For the second straight day, Boise State's tennis team not playing well in doubles.  They moved play inside today due to poor weather in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship.

Brian Foley and Abe Hewko down 3-0 already.