2016-17 Review: Team Awards

July 20, 2017

Boise State Athletics enjoyed a banner year during the 2016-17 season, winning five conference team championships and finishing No. 71 in the Learfield Directors' Cup. It is the fourth consecutive top-75 finish for the Broncos and the school's 11th in the 24-year history of the award. Boise State also racked up 26 individual conference title, three athletes of the year and 12 All-America honors. This week BroncoSports.com takes a look back at the year that was. The series continues with team award announcements.

Boise State Athletics is honoring the Bronco men's and women's teams who best exemplify the three pillars of what it means to Bleed Blue: Excellence, Culture and Community. The teams who best represented Boise State during the 2016-17 academic year in athletics, academics and community service will be honored. Stay tuned throughout the day as winners in each category are announced on this page and on Twitter @BroncoSports. Individual award winners in the same category will be revealed Friday.

Athletic Team Award Winners

Boise State made room for five new conference championship trophies in 2016-17. The Broncos brought home league titles in men's cross country, women's volleyball, women's swimming and diving, women's gymnastics and women's basketball (conference tournament). The quintet of conference crowns led the Broncos to yet another top-75 finish in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the fourth year in a row. Congratulations to all of our conference champions as the 2016-17 Boise State Teams of the Year.

Academic Team Award Winners

Women: Boise State gymnastics set the tone in the classroom, setting a department record with a academic-year GPA of 3.85. The gymnasts set the school single-semester record of 3.86 in the fall, and followed it up with a 3.84 in the spring. The team used two huge semesters to up its own department record for cumulative GPA, first at 3.77 after the fall semester and again at 3.78 at the end of the spring semester. Boise State gymnastics had the most successful academic year in department history while also competing at the highest level. The Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference champions earned the highest national ranking in program history (No. 7) and received a No. 2 seed at NCAA Regionals for the first time.

Men: Boise State men's tennis was the top performing men's team in the classroom for the 2016-17 academic year. The team posted a 3.18 GPA for the year, including a 3.25 GPA in the fall semester for the highest single-semester mark for a Bronco men's team this year. Outside of the classroom, the men's tennis program also received recognition for its work in the community. The Broncos were named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Community Service Award Recipient, the first such honor in program history.

Broncos In The Community Team Award Winners

Women: Boise State softball led all Bronco teams with more than 993 hours of community service during the 2016-17 academic year. The softball program also recorded a department-high Impact Score of 91. The Impact Score is used to compare teams of all sizes by factoring the number of hours per student-athlete as well as the percentage of student-athletes on each team who logged community service hours. Softball saw an 81 percent participation rate and averaged 31 hours per team member.

Men: Boise State men's basketball recorded the top Impact Score among all Bronco men's programs, checking in at 63. All 14 members of the men's basketball team participated in community service programs during the 2016-17 academic year, joining women's swimming and diving as the only programs with 100 percent participation. The men's basketball team averaged eight hours of community service per student-athlete.

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