Sunday, February 6, 2011

Two Boise State Players Are Champions of the World!

Boise State's Daryn Colledge and Korey Hall are celebrating tonight as the Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl Champions. Former Bronco players now have a record of 5-2 in the Super Bowl. Markus Koch (two rings) and Kimo von Oelhoffen (1 title) are the other former Broncos with Super Bowl Championships.

Congrats to two great, classy winners--Daryn Colledge and Korey Hall!

Jay Ajayi Named to Parade All-America Team

Boise State recruit Jay Ajayi, who played for Frisco High in Texas, has been named to Parade Magazine's All-America team. The future Bronco running back, who just signed a letter of intent to play for Boise State last Wednesday, ran for over 2,000 yards and 35 touchdowns last season. Congrats Jay and we look forward to seeing our Parade All-American on the Blue!

Two More Victims for Boise State Swimming Team

The Boise State swimming team continues to ride a tidal wave to victory. The Broncos rolled over Oregon State (178-83) and host Seattle (190-71) yesterday to move their two-year dual mark to 27-5. Along the way, Boise State picked up nine victories. Boise State now owns head-to-head wins against every NCAA Division I swimming program in the Northwest. This season, The Broncos defeated another Pac-10 foe, Washington State, earlier this season.

So much for the Pac-10 inviting Utah and Colorado instead of Boise State. The Broncos just continue to make the league look bad for that decision.

We've made it a goal to be the premier swimming and diving program in the northwest, and though the true test is at the end at our championships and NCAA's, this season has been a great breakthrough for us," Hill said.

Juniors Amber Boucher and Stephanie North and sophomore Jennifer Cahill each won two individual titles to lead Coach Kristin Hill’s squad. Boucher set a Connolly Center record with her 200-yard freestyle win and her 100-yard butterfly swim ranks #3 all-time at Boise State. North captured both short freestyle races while Cahill won the 500 and 1000-yard freestyle events. Junior Morgan McLain touched first in the 200-yard individual medley.
"We performed well today and exceeded expectations in a few areas. Amber'
s 200 free and 100 fly times were phenomenal," said Coach Hill. "Stephanie's 100 freestyle was a great swim. We also had a number of strong finishes in close races."

The Broncos also defeated Seattle in the 100 and 200-yard backstrokes and 200 butterfly. Freshman Rachel Heaney won the fly with the fifth-fastest time in school history while senior Denise Green won the 100 backstroke and McLain took the 200 backstroke. Boise State also bested the Beavers in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events, as senior Kelly Forrester and freshman Chelsea Miller won those events, respectively, against Oregon State.

Boise State also won both relay events as well yesterday in piling up the lopsided wins. The Broncos now prepare for the Western Athletic Conference Championship in San Antonio and a chance to defend their title. That event is set for February 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas.