Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kristin Hill is the 2012 Bronco Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Kristin Hill, the 2012 Boise State Coach of the Year.  Kristin received 34.5% of the vote, edging football coach Chris Petersen, who had 32.%.  

Hill led the Bronco swimming & diving team to the Mountain West Conference championship, the first-ever for the school and the third conference title in a row for Hill's team.

Vote for the 2012 Boise State Freshman of the Year

This is a new category this year in the 2012 Bronco of the Year sweepstakes, rewarding the amazing contributions that freshman have made this past year to the success of Boise State.  There are five very deserving nominees:
Jessica Bottelberghe, swimming

Jessica was a key reason why Boise State won the Mountain West Conference championship.  She finished 4th in the 200-yard medley relay and 6th in the 100-yard backstroke, 7th in the 200-yard backstroke, 9th in the 200-yard individual medley and helped the Boise State 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle medley team win gold medals at the Championship.  Bottelberghe won all four events she entered against Idaho, won both the 200 backstroke and the 200 butterfly at Seattle, won the 100-yard backstroke at the Rice Invitational and scored in five individual events at the Missouri Invitational.

Bottelberghe also competes for the Boise State track team, and finished 13th in the 800-meter run at the Mountain West Championships.
Anthony Drmic, men's basketball

Drmic lit it up for Boise State in his first season, averaging 12.0 points a game to lead his team.  The 12 points per game is the third-highest by a freshman in school history and ranked 13th in the Mountain West.  He also laid his claim to the backboards with a team-leading 5.0 rebounds a game, and had 33 steals and five blocks for Leon Rice's Broncos.  Anthony made 57 three-pointers, a freshman record and ranked sixth in the conference.  Drmic started 29 games for Boise State, second-most by a freshman since 1977-78.  Drmic was named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West and MW Freshman of the Year.
Jordan Kreiger, softball

Krieger gave consistency to the third base position for Kristin Hill's Broncos, eventually winning the starting job (29 starts) and helping Boise State finish second in the Mountain West regular season.  Kreiger batted .306 in her freshman season, fourth on the Bronco team, with two home runs and 16 RBI's.  Kreiger scored 16 runs and had five doubles.
Matt Miller, football

Miller set freshman receiving records with 62 catches for 679 yards and nine touchdowns in helping the Bronco football team finish second in the Mountain West.  Miller tied for the team lead in receptions with Tyler Shoemaker.  Matt averaged 4.77 receptions per game, second in the Mountain West, and his 52.23 yards per game ranked sixth in the conference.  Miller had nine catches against TCU.  He was a FWAA Freshman All-American.
Marisa VanderMalle, women's cross country

VanderMalle performed like a seasoned veteran, showing great leadership in finishing 8th at the Mountain West Conference Championships in the 6K race.  VanderMalle completed the distance in 21:20.4 to help the Broncos finish third.