Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nominees for Bronco Team of the Year--2010-2011

Consider the following nominees, then vote for your choice as Bronco Team of the Year in the poll at the top left side of this blog.

Boise State cross country--The Broncos shocked Utah State to capture the WAC Championship.  Senior Sawyer Bosch was fourth individually, while freshmen Allan Schroeder and Drew O’donoghue-McDonald finished ninth and tenth respectively.

 Boise State gymnastics--Boise State defended its WAC title and was ranked #12 in the nation.  At the NCAA Regionals, the Broncos finished third, coming within 25/1000th's of a point away from beating #1 Florida and advancing to their first National Championship as a team.  Two Broncos, Becky Gher and Amy Glass qualified for the NCAA National Championships individually and Glass recorded the second-highest finish ever for a Bronco, 19th in the all-around competition.  Along the way, Glass achieved the highest scores ever by a Bronco in the national meet on both the floor and on vault.

Boise State swimming and diving--The Broncos amassed 835 points at the WAC Championships, the ninth-highest total in league history.  Boise State's margin of victory (258 points) also set a record.  Boise State received the first votes in school history for the Top 25 this past season.  Two of Boise State's swimmers (Amber Boucher and Stephanie North) became the first representatives in school history at the NCAA National Swimming & Diving Championships, and Boucher scored the first points in school history.

Boise State football--Boise State reached a #2 ranking at one point in the year and compiled a 11-0 record before a loss to Nevada on the final weekend of the regular season.  Boise State then blitzed Utah 26-6 in the Las Vegas Bowl.  Three players (Titus Young, Austin Pettis and Brandyn Thompson) were drafted in the NFL Draft with Young going in the second round and Pettis in the third.  Additionally,  quarterback Kellen Moore became the first Heisman Trophy finalist in school history.  Academically, Boise State placed 12th in the nation.

Boise State wrestling--The Broncos won the Pac-10 Championship and earned a national ranking as high as #2.  The Broncos finished ninth at the NCAA Wrestling Championships with Andrew Hochstrasser finishing second in his weight class, Jason Chamberlain finishing third and Adam Hall fifth.  Four Broncos (Alan Bartelli, Michael Cuthbertson, Hall & Josh Strait) were named to the All-Pac-10 Academic team.

Boise State 5th on ESPN Preseason Rankings

Craig James said "I like them at #5".  Read:  no higher than that. 

Boise State would have to destroy Georgia to change any minds.