Recruiting Class Ranked Nationally
Feb. 1, 2016

For the first time in program history, Boise State women’s tennis has a recruiting class ranked in the nation’s top 25. According to a media poll taken by TennisRecruiting.net, Boise State’s incoming class is tied for 25th-best in the country.

"I'm very proud of the work my staff and I have put into securing such a strong 2016 recruiting class,” said Beck Roghaar. “We have big plans for our program here and want to contend with and be one of the best tennis programs in the country, not just outside the power five conferences. Boise State University is a top-notch university and our athletic department is truly a special place.”

The deep Bronco class is led by five-star prospect Lilian Poling of West Point, N.Y. Poling owns a 10.32 rating in the Universal Tennis Rating System. Wilhelmina Palmer of Sweden ranks No. 458 in the ITF World Junior Rankings and owns a 10.57 UTR rating, the highest of Boise State’s three signees. Four-star recruit Jovana Kuljanin of Murrieta, Calif., boasts a 9.17 UTR score.

“Head Coach Beck Roghaar has brought in a trio of strong recruits to comprise the first ranked recruiting class in Boise State history,” TennisRecruiting.net wrote in an article announcing the rankings.

In college tennis, the “power conferences” are referred to as the five traditional resource conferences plus the Ivy League. Boise State was one of two schools from outside those six leagues to crack the recruiting rankings. The Broncos were joined William & Mary (Colonial Athletic Association; No. 21) as the only non-power-conference entries in the top 25. Boise State was the only Mountain West team to receive a vote in the poll.

“We're excited for what the future holds for our program as we feel strongly we are on the rise, and I think what makes me most happy about this incoming 2016 class is that they are not only amazing tennis players, but amazing people who really fit the mold of Boise State women's tennis,” Roghaar said. “They're ‘our kind’ of young ladies."

Boise State earned 53 points in the poll, tying for 25th with Virginia Tech, two points behind Boston College and six points shy of Baylor. The Broncos are one of just seven programs west of the Mississippi to make the top 25, joining four schools from the Pac-12, one from the Big 12 and one from the SEC.

A panel of 24 junior tennis experts from around the country voted for the top 25 recruiting classes in the country based on commitments reported through January 4. All three of Boise State’s commits have signed National Letters of Intent.


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