Boise State Announces Strategic Plan

May 16, 2018

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State Athletics on Wednesday launched its Strategic Plan, a comprehensive road map to the athletic department's overall goal of connecting the Bronco community, propelling the University to greater heights and providing the best possible experience and opportunities for our student-athletes.

The plan identifies seven strategic goals critical to the overall sustained success of the department: Student-Athlete Experience, Academic Success, Athletic Success, Gender Equity and Diversity, Marketing and Branding, Capital Improvements and Financial Resources.

Overall, the Strategic Plan embodies the department's vision and core values, which state that Boise State Athletics aspires to be the leader of the Mountain West Conference in both athletic and academic endeavors, and how we connect to our community.

“Over the last year, our staff evaluated the department and developed a strategic plan to guide us as we continue to build on our successes here at Boise State,” Director of Athletics Curt Apsey said. “We focused our attention on seven areas, and we plan to involve our staff, student-athletes and stakeholders as we move forward.

“It is critically important that this guides our decision-making process as we continue to advance Boise State Athletics, and that this doesn’t just become something on a piece of paper. It was a long process that required buy-in from all who are close to this department, and we feel this is a road map that allows our student-athletes to succeed in every area.”

Already in 2017-18, Boise State athletic programs have dominated all seasons of Mountain West competition. This success began with the Bronco football team capturing its third Mountain West crown and claiming a Las Vegas Bowl victory over Oregon, and continued with Bronco women's athletics reinforcing its flagship status in the City of Trees. Women's cross country opened with its highest-ever finish at the NCAA Championships, coming in sixth, and the success continued with Bronco swimming and diving capturing its second-straight Mountain West title and fourth overall in February. The women's basketball team heralded its rise as the standard of the conference by sweeping the regular-season and tournament crowns in March, and representing the Mountain West at the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years, while Bronco gymnastics continued its dynasty by wrapping up the winter season with its fourth-straight Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference (MRGC) title and another appearance at NCAA Regionals.

The success of the Bronco women continued into the spring, with women's tennis capturing the Mountain West's Mountain Division with a perfect 5-0 mark. That was followed in May by Bronco softball's first Mountain West title, as Boise State won 11 of its final 12 conference contests to capture the crown and earn its first NCAA Tournament appearance.

These athletic accolades have gone hand-in-hand with academic greatness for Boise State student-athletes over the past four years, as they combined for a grade-point average of 3.31 following the Spring 2018 semester, marking 11-straight years above 3.00 and back-to-back years over 3.30. Bronco student-athletes also recorded 96 4.00 GPAs over the fall and spring semesters in 2017-18, with 78 percent recording at least a 3.00. Boise State set another department record this year as 73 student-athletes were named to the 2017 Fall Academic All-Mountain West list, a figure that highlights continued increases from 2014 (55 selections), 2015 (61), and 2016 (67). For the seventh time in as many years since joining the Mountain West, Boise State football student-athletes topped the conference with 36 selections, up from 31 in Fall 2016.

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