What's Happening: The Boise State swimming and diving team is hoping to continue its unparalleled success at the WAC Championships on Feb. 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas. The Broncos are nearing the end of their most successful season in program history and will compete for their first-ever WAC title this week.
Poolside with Head Coach Kristin Hill: "We have had an outstanding, record-breaking season so far and we look forward to competing as a team this week. There are a lot of races we have a shot at winning and many events where we can compete and score some big points. If we do those things that we've been doing all season we will have a really successful championship meet."
A Quick Glance at the 2009-10 Season:
The Broncos started the season by upsetting most of the WAC at the WAC Shootout in October. The Broncos went 5-1 that weekend with a narrow loss to Hawaii. The success continued throughout the rest of the season as the Broncos did not lose a dual to a WAC opponent for the rest of the season and earned an early season win over PAC-10 rival Washington State. The Broncos went 13-4 in dual meets this year and 9-1 in duals against WAC teams.
Individual success has also been unparalleled this season as the Broncos earned five WAC Swimmer of the Week honors and the program's first-ever Diver of the week honor. Amber Boucher and Stephanie North each earned two weekly honors while freshman Jenn Cahill was given the weekly award once. Amanda Burnett became the first Bronco diver to win the weekly honor after the Broncos win over New Mexico State.
As the WAC Championships approach, the Broncos have every reason to be confident as they have at least one time in the top-8 in the conference in every event. The Broncos have the top time in the conference in five different events: the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 400 IM and the 800 free relay. There is at least one Bronco with a top-3 in 10 individual events in addition to every relay event.
Watch Live Scoring: Updates will be streamed after every event on the WAC website. Be sure to check results every day to keep up with the Broncos. The link is posted on the Broncos schedule page.
WAC Swimming and Diving Championship To Be Streamed Online: The Western Athletic Conference, in conjunction with its Web site partner JumpTV Sports, has announced it will stream the finals of all four nights of the 2010 WAC Swimming & Diving Championships, Feb. 24-27. Viewers can sign up by visiting www.WAC.tv.
The championship will be held at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, there will be finals in two relays, the 200-yard medley and 800 freestyle. Viewers that sign up, will be able to watch those two events for free. Full schedules begin Thursday with finals in several events the next three nights. Each of those three nights can be viewed for a subscription of $5.95 or a full championship package can be purchased for $9.95. Finals begin at 6:30 p.m. CT on all four nights.
More information and how to subscribe to any of these video streaming events can be found at www.WAC.tv.
Note: Due to the previously announced venue change for platform diving, the finals for that event will not be shown.
2010 WAC Championships:
Feb. 24-27, 2010
Josh Davis Natatorium
San Antonio, Texas
All-Session Passes (includes all 10 sessions) are $35 for adults and $25 for children ages 18 and under.
Single Session prices are as follows:
Wednesday evening relays: $5
Prelims: Adults $7, Children $5
Diving: Adults $7, Children $5
Finals: Adults $8, Children $5