Three Broncos Earn All-MW Distinction

May 13, 2014

All-Mountain West Teams

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Three members of the Boise State softball team earned All-Mountain West distinction for 2014, the conference announced Tuesday. Tara Glover and Rebecca Patton were named first-team All-MW while Jordan Kreiger picked up second-team honors.

It is the third all-conference award for Glover, who earned the honor each of her three seasons with Boise State after transferring from Utah. The senior center fielder batted a team-best .357 in conference play, racking up 30 hits, scoring 25 runs, driving in 16 more and stealing 19 bases. Glover's 19 stolen bases and 25 runs scored are the second-most all-time in MW single-season history for conference games only.

Patton led the conference in innings, appearances, starts and complete games during MW play. She pitched in 21 of the Broncos' 24 conference games, including 18 starts. Patton threw 14 complete games on her way to 125 innings. She posted an 11-8 record, her 11 wins were second in the conference, and a 3.36 earned run average including two shutouts.

Kreiger, a junior, earned all-conference recognition for the first time in her career with the second-team nod. Kreiger set a Mountain West record with 10 doubles in conference play. She hit .325 and was second on the team with 16 runs scored. Defensively, Kreiger was second in the conference with 67 assists in MW games while splitting time between second base and shortstop. She recorded nine multi-hit games in MW play, drew 12 walks and stole six bases.

The Mountain West named a first and second team, each consisting of 15 student-athletes, regardless of position. The teams were selected by a vote of the conference coaches, using only conference games as criteria for voting. This is the first time since Boise State joined the MW that multiple teams have been named. Each of the last two seasons honored a 20-member all-conference team.

Glover joins fellow seniors Patrice Jackson (San Diego State) and Stefany Valentino (UNLV) as the only three-time honorees, all earning first-team accolades in 2014. Patton was one of three pitchers named to the first team. Kreiger was one of three second basemen selected to the second team (none on the first team) and one of just four juniors to earn any recognition. Names Own All-MW Teams also named its All-Mountain West softball teams earlier this week. selected Boise State head coach Erin Thorpe as the coach of the year and named five Broncos to the first or second team.

Kreiger was the lone Boise State representative on the first team, earning one of the five infield spots. Patton, Glover, Ashley Palmer and Mackenzie Whyte all picked up second-team recognition from the website.

The all-conference teams are based on the entire season. Whyte led the Broncos on the season with a .363 batting average, but missed 12 conference games with a knee injury.

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