Broncos Add Sammie Watson to Roster

Roghaar's recruiting class grows to four.

BOISE, Idaho (5/18/2012) - Beck Roghaar, Boise State's head women's tennis coach, announced today the addition of Sammie Watson (Denver, Colo.) to the roster for the 2012-13 campaign. Watson is the second player to sign a financial aid agreement this spring with the Broncos. The sophomore-to-be is transferring from the University of Utah where she competed for one season. This brings Roghaar's recruiting class for next year to four student-athletes.

"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Sammie into our program," said Roghaar. "She is an outstanding player who helped propel University of Utah to a round of 32 appearance in the NCAA tournament as a freshman this season. Sammie is relentless on the court and in her training and brings such positive energy to everything she does. Sammie has a blue collar work ethic that makes her, and those around her, better. We are really looking forward to having her with us next fall."

Watson comes to Boise State after spending the 2011-12 campaign at the University of Utah where she went 11-11 in singles and 5-9 in doubles. Last fall she won the Singles-B title at the Utah Invitational, reached the round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships and the red bracket semifinals at the SDSU Fall Classic I. Watson teamed up with Lucia Kovarcikova to reached the doubles black bracket consolation semifinals at the SDSU Fall Classic I.

Watson is a native of Denver, Colo., where she graduated from Kent Denver School in 2011. While at KDS she won back-to-back Colorado 4-A State singles title as a freshman and sophomore. Watson's prep honors include: Player of the Year in Colorado tennis,  Player of the Year at Kent Denver, Las Vegas' Easter Circuit Champion, Sweetheart Circuit Champion, a top-5 ranking in the USTA Intermountain Section for junior tennis, placed second at the Intermountain Summer Sectionals and won the Gold Key art award at KDS. She is also a former Junior Olympic ski racer for the Ski Club Vail Racing Team. As a junior skier she placed 13th in the Giant Slalom race at the Junior Olympics and won the gold medal at the Prator Cup.

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