No. 23 Broncos, Beavers Face Off On Halloween
Oct. 27, 2014

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BOISE, Idaho - No. 23 Boise State women's swimming and diving finishes up the opening month of the campaign with a Halloween meet against Oregon State at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis Friday at 6 p.m. MT.

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    Last Time Out: Boise State improved to 2-0 in dual meets on the season after defeating Idaho, 211-89, Oct. 11 in Moscow. For the second straight meet junior Sam Wicks and sophomore Brittany Aoyama each went 4-for-4 in their respective events. Wicks earned individual victories in the 100 back, 50 free and 200 IM and was part of the winning 200 medley relay foursome, while Aoyama collected wins in the 100 fly and 100 free along with relay victories in the 200 medley and 200 free relays. Four more Broncos posted two wins apiece in the meet, as Heather Harper (100 and 200 breasts), Emma Chard (200 medley and 200 free relays) and Felicity Cann (200 and 500 frees) got their victories in the pool while diver Erin Kohlbeck captured both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.

    Last Time Against The Beavers: Boise State racked a 169-87 victory over Oregon State at the Boise West YMCA back on Feb. 1. In that meet the Broncos captured 12 of 14 events, including the first nine, led by four victories by Brittany Aoyama.

    Devin Madsen swept the 100 and 200 backs along with a win in the 400 medley relay to pick up three victories, while Brooke Balogh (200 fly, 400 IM), Felicity Cann (200 free, 400 free relay) and Heather Harper (100 breast, 400 medley relay) each won a pair of events.

    Boise State Ranked Nationally: After posting victories over Utah and Idaho during the season's opening week, Boise State checked in at No. 23 in the first College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Coaches Poll of 2014. Boise State is the only Mountain West team represented in the Top 25, as well as one of just two schools, along with No. 11 SMU (American Athletic Conference), from a non-Power Five conference.

    Among Mountain West's Best: The Mountain West released its latest top times on Oct. 22, and numerous Broncos are among the leaders over many events. Boise State owns four top times, the 200 medley (1:42.46) and 200 free (1:33.29) relays, 50 free (Brittany Aoyama, 23.05) and 200 free (Emma Chard, 1:49.99), while ranking second in the 100 fly (Aoyama, 54.94), 100 free (Aoyama, 50:98), 200 free (Felicity Cann, 1:50.28), 100 back (Sam Wicks, 55.46), 200 IM (Wicks, 2:04.49) and 1-meter springboard diving (Erin Kohlbeck, 278.92).

    About The Beavers: Head coach Larry Liebowitz begins his 12th season at the helm of the Oregon State swimming program. The Beavers return 17 swimmers from last season, including distance swimmer Sammy Harrison, the reigning Pac-12 champion in the 1,650 free. Oregon State is 1-4 so far in 2014, having dropped three straight meets against top-25 squads USC, California and Stanford, respectively. Last year, the Beavers finished ninth at the Pac-12 Championships.

    Next Up For The Broncos: The Bronco divers return to action Nov. 7-8 at the USC Diving Invitational in Los Angeles, while the swimmers get three weeks until their next competition. The Bronco swimmers will travel to College Station for the Texas A&M Invitational from Nov. 20-22 to face off against a top-notch field that includes No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 SMU, No. 13 Stanford, No. 15 LSU, Arizona State and TCU.

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