Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bronco Team of the Year

It's a tradition!  Time to pay tribute to the Broncos of the Year in our annual poll.  The first asks you to vote for Team of the Year.  Review the information below and then vote in the poll at the top left-hand side on the web site.

The Bronco football team finished 7th in the BCS Standings, 6th in the Coaches' Poll and 8th in the AP Poll after finishing the season 12-1.  Boise State was 8-1 in the Mountain West Conference, finishing second.

The Bronco gymnasts did not participate in a conference, but they were invited to the NCAA Regional in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where they finished third.  Boise State finished the season ranked #14 in the nation.

The Boise State softball team finished the year 34-20 overall and two games behind San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference.

Swimming & Diving
The Boise State swimming and diving team captured its third consecutive conference title and became the first sport in school history to win a Mountain West title.  Down by one point entering the final event, the Bronco relay team set a new conference record in winning the event and securing the team championship for Boise State.  The Broncos finished with 747 points to 742 for San Diego State in the closest meet in league history.  Boise State advanced a record number of swimmers to the NCAA Championships, where they finished 47th.

Men's Tennis 
The Bronco men's tennis team finished the season 26-7, having won both the regular season and postseason tournament in the Mountain West Conference.  Boise State traveled to the NCAA Regional in Athens, Georgia, where they lost 4-3 in the first round to Florida State.  The Broncos finished the season ranked #37 in the country.

Boise State Left Out of 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament

The bracket is out for the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament and it does not include Boise State.

The Broncos probably deserved a spot, but as we told you in the last few weeks, Boise State needed to either sweep San Diego State or win two of three with #9 Texas A&M.  They weren't able to close the door, and were thus left out of the field.

Something for the team to take note of for next year.