Thursday, November 10, 2011

Boise State Volleyball Team Off to Rough Start

The Broncos are taking on San Diego State, which at 8-4 in the Mountain West and 15-8 overall is one of the conference's top teams.  SDSU has grabbed the lead with a 25-15 win in the first set and they are leading 15-4 in the second.

Bronco Volleyball Team in Action Tonight Vs. San Diego State

The Boise State volleyball team hosts San Diego State tonight in a key match to try to improve the Broncos' standing in the Mountain West.  First serve at 7 p.m. in Bronco Gym.

Joey Nebeker Signs with Boise State

Joey Nebeker, the Idaho 2A State basketball Player of the Year, has signed a letter of intent to play for Boise State.

Nebeker, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward from Melba High School, led his team to their first-ever state championship last year and boasts a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

“The character and work ethic that Joey possesses both on the court and in the classroom was extremely important to us, and it will propel him to a great career,” Bronco head coach Leon Rice said. “He’s a kid that is going to work hard every day to get better, and he will continue to improve.

“We really liked his scoring ability and feel for the game, and we were excited about the opportunity to recruit a high-level local player.”

Nebeker averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and three blocks per game last year.  As a sophomore, Nebeker hit for 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game as a sophomore as Melba finished fourth in the state tournament.

Boise State Signs Two Nationally-Respected Gymnasts

The Boise State gymnastics program has attracted two decorated gymnasts to Boise.  Krystine Jacobsen of Norfolk, Virginia and Maddie Krentz of Phoenix, Arizona have signed letters of intent to compete for the Broncos.

Jacobsen competed for the Excalibur Gymnastics Club in Virginia Beach, where she was a member of the TOPS National B Team in 2004 before moving to the A Team in 2005.  The following year, Jacobsen competed for the U.S. Challenge Hopes Elite team and was a junior elite competitor on the international circuit in 2008 and 2009.  Jacobsen as 17th all-around in the Junior Olympics in 2007. 

Krentz was honored as the 2010 Arizona State Athlete of the Year for her performance on the Arizona Sunrays club team in Phoenix.  Krentz finished fourth on vault at the regionals in 2009 and was third in 2010.  She finished seventh on bars, ninth on the floor and 20th all-around at the 2010 Junior Olympics. 

"We are so excited to sign two gymnasts with such high level backgrounds," explained Bird. "Maddie Krentz has an exciting resume of complicated skills that will help take us to the next level.  Krystine Jacobsen has major competition experience and elegant lines in her gymnastics.  Both gymnasts will make an immediate impact in our program."

Askew Inks Letter of Intent to Play at Boise State

Miquelle Askew has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Boise State, according to women's basketball coach Gordy Presnell.

If you're going to be an elite team on the national stage, which is want Presnell wants for his team, you've got to have strong center play.  Askew is 6-3 and has been a four-year starter for Skyline High School in South Jordan, Utah.  Last season, she averaged 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four blocks and a steal in earning all-conference and all-state honors.  In other words, she's a scoring force inside, is a bit of an intimidator on defense and has great vision.

"We are excited for Miquelle to join our Bronco basketball family," said Presnell. "Miquelle is an outstanding young lady and student. She is one of the top post players in the west and has a huge upside. We look forward to Miquelle being an inside presents on our team." 

In the last two seasons at Skyline, Askew has led the the Eagles to a 23-1 conference record and 34-12 overall.  Skyline has made three consecutive 4A state tournament appearances.

Welcome to the Bronco family, Misuelle!