Jochimsen Receives Prestigious Boise State Academic Award

            BOISE, Idaho - Women's tennis player Bianca Jochimsen received one of the most prestigious academic honors given at Boise State University annually, Tuesday (April 20), as she was named a 2010 "Top Ten Scholar" by the Boise State Alumni Association.

            Jochimsen, a senior from Rodgau, Germany, was selected for the award based on a variety of criteria. In order to receive consideration, a student must have a 3.85 cumulative grade point average. Qualified students then are reviewed by academic breadth of coursework, research, creative works and publications, presentations at professional meetings or conferences, and extra curricular community and campus service.

            Jochimsen has not only excelled on the tennis court at Boise State, but she has also been a model student in the classroom over the past four years. In four seasons with the Broncos, she has played to a 77-65 singles record and a 94-23 record in doubles. During that time Jochimsen was also honored three times as an All-WAC Academic performer and was also named All-Academic by the ITA twice.

            Away from the competitive arena Jochimsen has also been a major contributor in the Boise community. She has participated in extracurricular organizations, such as the Idaho Wheelchair Association, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She also worked as an intern with the Tourism Division of the Idaho Department of Commerce, where she wrote articles and press releases, updated databases, and translated documents into German.

            The 2010 "Top Ten Scholar" recipients were honored in a ceremony today in the Simplot Ballroom of the Student Union Building. For more information on this year's "Top Ten Scholar" winners, visit http://alumni.boisestate.edu/programs/topten.asp.

            The Boise State women's tennis team concluded its regular season schedule last weekend and is now preparing for the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Championships. The conference tournament will run from April 30-May 2 and will be held in Fresno, Calif.  

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