Split Competition For Broncos This Weekend
Nov. 19, 2014

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    BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's swimming and diving team splits up for competition this weekend as the swimmers head to the Lone Star State and the divers trek to the desert of Arizona. The swimmers will compete at the Art Adamson Invitational at Texas A&M from Thursday-Saturday (Nov. 20-22), facing off against the top-ranked Aggies, No. 3 Stanford, No. 21 LSU, No. 22 SMU, Arizona State and TCU. The diving contingent, meanwhile, heads to Tucson for the Wildcat Diving Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona.

    LAST TIME OUT: Boise State improved to 3-0 in dual meets back on Oct. 31 with a 178-84 victory over Oregon State in Corvallis. The Broncos captured 10 of the 14 events on the program, led by four wins apiece by junior Sam Wicks and sophomore Brittany Aoyama. Aoyama also became the first Boise State swimmer this season to post a NCAA B Standard, clocking a 54.06 in the 100 fly.

    The Bronco divers competed at the USC Diving Invitational Nov. 7-9, with senior Erin Kohlbeck posting top-six finishes in all three events (1-meter, 3-meter, platform) and sophomore Jordan Marthens tying for fifth with Kohlbeck in platform on the invite's final day.

    BRONCOS AMONG NCAA'S BEST: Boise State boasts top-25 times in multiple events through the first month-plus of the 2014-15 season. Sophomore Brittany Aoyama ranks in the national top 25 in two individual events (100 fly - 19th, 100 free - 24th), while the Boise State 400 free relay team of Aoyama, Emma Chard, Jessica Bottelberghe and Sam Wicks is tied for 20th in the country.

    AMONG MOUNTAIN WEST'S BEST: The Mountain West released its latest top times and diving scores Nov. 19, and numerous Broncos are among the leaders over multiple events. Boise State owns fives top times/scores, the 200 medley (1:42.46) and 400 free (3:23.68) relays, 100 fly (Brittany Aoyama, 54.06), 200 free (Emma Chard, 1:49.99) and platform diving (Erin Kohlbeck and Jordan Marthens, 224.45), while ranking second in the 200 free relay (1:33.29), 100 fly (Aoyama, 54.94), 50 free (Aoyama, 23.05), 100 free (Aoyama, 50:05), 100 back (Sam Wicks, 55.24) and 200 IM (Wicks, 2:04.49).

    BRONCOS SIGN EIGHT TO NLIs: Head coach Kristin Hill announced the signing of eight prep standouts to National Letters of Intent Nov. 18. Set to begin their Boise State careers in 2015-16 are diver Cassidy Bose (Mt. Pleasant, Wis./J.I. Case HS), swimmers Mandy Barnes (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Tesoro HS), Anne Boodt (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman HS), Cody Evans (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/Collège Vincent Massey Collegiate), Dakota Isaak (Juneau, Alaska/Juneau-Douglas HS), Mik Ranslem (Saugus, Calif./William S. Hart HS), Abbey Sorenson (Draper, Utah/Riverton HS) and Laura Williams (Covington, Wash./Kentlake HS).

    NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS: Following this weekend's action, the Broncos will have one more event before the end of the calendar year. In two weeks, Boise State will travel to Minneapolis to compete at the Jean Freeman Minnesota Invitational Dec. 5-6 (Saturday-Sunday). Following the holiday season and New Year, the Broncos will head to San Diego for the USD Relay Meet (Jan. 3) and a scrimmage against San Diego State and North Texas (Jan. 6).

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