Broncos Sign Vanessa Timm
April 20, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s tennis signed Vanessa Timm to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Beck Roghaar announced Thursday. Timm is the 13th-ranked women’s tennis player in Denmark, reaching the quarterfinals of last year’s Danish Outdoor Championship.

"I couldn't be happier to welcome Vanessa Timm into our Bronco tennis family,” said Roghaar. “It's not every day that you come across a player with a mindset and game like Vanessa's. She's one of the most positive, competitive, and hardworking players I've seen. All these things made us very sure that she's going to fit in perfectly with our group and what we're building.”

In 2015, Timm ranked as high as No. 7 in Denmark’s U18 classification before moving up to the country’s senior division. Her current No. 13 national ranking is on the same list topped by fellow Dane, Caroline Wozniacki, formerly the No. 1 player in the world.

After her quarterfinal appearance in last year’s national championship, Timm reached the main draw of an ITF (International Tennis Federation) event for the first time in her career last September. A month later she was back, this time making her doubles debut in the main draw of an ITF tournament.

“She will bring so much to our program as both a player and as a person,” Roghaar said. “Vanessa is an extremely gifted athlete and at 5-foot-9 with the intensity and energy she brings on court, she has an awesome presence out there. She plays a big, aggressive game style, and we saw so many weapons in her arsenal that she'll continue to improve quickly here in our program.”

Timm, a native of Kerteminde, Denmark, will arrive in Boise this fall as a freshman. It will be her first trip to the United States. She describes her game style as aggressive and takes pride in her competitive spirit. Growing up, Timm also competed in dressage and equestrian at a high level.

“The things that are important to Vanessa in life and what she's all about are big focus points in our program, so there is no doubt that Vanessa will make our program better each and every day,” said Roghaar. “She's excited about helping us accomplish our goals as a group and maximizing her talents as well. We've been talking about how bright the future is for our young team all year, and it just got even brighter today adding Vanessa to our 2017 class.”

Q&A With Vanessa Timm

Why did you choose Boise State?
“Boise State is an amazing place with a great spirit and incredible competition level. The team seems to be an amazing group of girls who care about each other, and only wants the best for each other. Boise State is a great school, and I’m sure that I will obtain the best results here both academically and in my tennis game. They have an incredible athletic department, and the people connected to the team are all people who only want the best for you."

What can you bring to the team?
"I can bring a lot of energy into the Boise State family. Hopefully with my game, attitude, work ethic and team spirit I can help the team to achieve their goals, and bring a positive mind to any situation."

Why you are excited to be in a team atmosphere?
"I love the team atmosphere at Boise State, and to have the opportunity to be a part of an amazing team where support, positive minds, teamwork and work ethic are keywords is absolutely incredible."

What stands out about Coach Roghaar?
"Beck is an incredible person. He is always smiling and very positive about everything. His way of working with the team is absolutely amazing, and he makes me feel very special and welcome. I’m very excited to work with him. I’m sure that with him as a former Bronco he can only bring great things to me, both as person and as a tennis player."

What is your biggest strength on court?
"I’m very competitive, and I always want to be better. I love the aggressive game, and it just feels right for me to control the game the way I like it."

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