Jeremy Kipp Named MW Coach Of The Year
March 23, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - For the second-straight year, Boise State swimming and diving head coach Jeremy Kipp has been named Mountain West Swimming Coach of the Year, as the conference announced its postseason awards Thursday.

In 2016-17, Kipp continued to elevate the Bronco program, leading the team to its third Mountain West title and having three individual swimmers, a diver and all five Bronco relays qualify for the NCAA Championships. There, the Broncos finished tied for 36th, the program's highest national finish, with 10 points. Boise State's 200 free relay, consisting of seniors Brittany Aoyama and Katelyn Martin and sophomores Ally Kleinsorgen and Abbey Sorensen, finished 12th overall to earn All-America honorable mention, just the third time a Bronco swimmer or relay had ever scored and earned All-America status at the national meet.

Under Kipp's tutelage, the Broncos became just the second team in Mountain West history to sweep all five relay titles at the conference championship meet. Overall, the Broncos earned 49 All-Mountain West honors and matched the program record at a conference championship meet by capturing 10 event titles: all five relays in addition to the 100 back (Kleinsorgen), 100 fly (Aoyama), 50 free (Martin), 100 free (Aoyama) and 200 free (Emma Chard).

Additionally, the Broncos set or matched nine program event records during the season: 50 free (Martin - 22.11), 500 free (Chard - 4:39.22), 1,000 free (Chard - 9:48.15), 1,650 free (Chard - 16:17.11), 200 breast (Emily Mathis - 2:12.35), 100 fly (Aoyama - 52.04), 200 free relay (1:28.31), 800 free relay (7:03.96) and the 400 medley relay (3:34.40).

Aoyama had a historic year for the Broncos, picking up a Bronco single-season record 21 wins in individual events in 2016-17, in addition to winning six Mountain West titles and earning seven All-Mountain West honors. Along with Martin and Chard, Aoyama earned an invitation to the NCAA Championships, qualifying in the 100 free while Martin qualified in the 50 free and Chard in the 500 free.

2016-17 Mountain West Swimming and Diving Awards
Swimming Coach of the Year - Jeremy Kipp (Boise State)
Diving Coach of the Year - Jian Li You (Nevada)
Swimmer of the Year - Genevieve Miller (Air Force)
Diver of the Year - Sharae Zheng (Nevada)

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