Broncos Host Nevada, Divers To Colorado
Jan. 28, 2015

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's swimming hosts the final dual meet of the 2014-15 regular season this Saturday (Jan. 31) against Nevada. Action is set to get underway at the Boise West YMCA at 11 a.m. Saturday's meet will also feature "The Big Splash" in which members of the Boise State football team compete against one another in relays and a diving contest.

    The Boise State diving team heads out of town for its final tuneup before the Mountain West Championships, competing at the AFA Diving Invite in Colorado Springs from Jan. 30-31.

    LAST TIME OUT: Boise State returned home to the Boise West YMCA for the first time in over three months this past Saturday, defeating Wyoming 189-.5-110.5. The victory was also Boise State's 17th straight at home.

    Brittany Aoyama and Sam Wicks each recorded four wins against the Cowgirls, with Aoyama earning wins in the 100 fly, 50 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay, and Wicks in the 100 back, 100 free, 200 IM and 200 medley relay. Erin Kohlbeck (1- and 3-meter diving), Jessica Bottelberghe (200 fly, 400 free relay), Felicity Cann (200 free, 400 free relay) and Emma Chard (500 free, 400 free relay) each captured a pair of events.

    THE BIG SPLASH: Saturday's meet will also feature the annual "Big Splash" competition among members of the Boise State football team. The event will begin at 11:20 a.m. with a diving contest which will feature 2014 champion Tutulupeatau Mataele defending his title as well as sophomore Kamalei Correa with freshmen Troy Bacon and Andres Preciado, among others. Members of the offensive and defensive lines will then square off in a 4x25 relay.

    BRONCOS AMONG NCAA'S BEST: Boise State boasts top-50 times in multiple events through the first three-plus months of the 2014-15 season. Sophomore Brittany Aoyama is ranked in the top 50 in three individual events (100 fly - ninth, 100 free - T-40th, 200 free - 50th) while junior Sam Wicks ranks in two (100 back - 24th, 200 IM - 36th). Boise State also has four relay teams ranked in their respective top 25s: the 200 medley relay (Wicks, Heather Harper, Aoyama, Katelyn Martin) is 17th, the 400 free relay (Aoyama, Martin, Emma Chard, Wicks) is 20th, the 200 free relay (Aoyama, Jessica Bottelberghe, Martin, Wicks) is 21st and the 400 medley relay (Wicks, Harper, Aoyama, J. Bottelberghe) is 25th.

    AMONG MOUNTAIN WEST'S BEST: Through the results of Jan. 27, Boise State features numerous swimmers and divers among the Mountain West's top performances. Sophomore Brittany Aoyama owns the conference's top times in the 100 fly and 200 free, is second in the 100 free and third in the 200 fly and 50 free. Junior Sam Wicks paces the MW in the 200 IM, is second in the 100 back and fourth in both the 50 and 100 frees. Freshman Morgan McClure ranks in the MW Top Five in three events: the 400 IM (second), 200 IM (third) and 200 back (fifth).

    On the diving side, sophomore Jordan Marthens owns the conference's second-best score on platform, followed by senior Erin Kohlbeck (third) and freshman Kiley Carlson (fourth).

    NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS: The Broncos now turn their attention to defending the program's 2014 conference title as it prepares for the 2015 Mountain West Championships, set for Feb. 18-21 in San Antonio, Texas.


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