Kirsty Venter Joins Program
Sept. 1, 2015

BOISE, Idaho - Kirsty Venter joined the Boise State women's tennis team as an invited walk on, head coach Beck Roghaar announced. Venter, from Edinburgh, Scotland, is the first Bronco women's tennis student-athlete from Scotland in program history. She is also a member of Scotland's Touch Rugby National Team.

“Kirsty is everything we look for in a Bronco. She has an incredible attitude, toughness, and outlook that makes her a really special player and person,” said Roghaar. “You won’t find a better team player or someone who cares more about those around her which is an important part of what we look for here in our program.”

Venter has represented her region (East of Scotland) for the past six years, peaking at No. 32 in the LTA British rankings. She was a member of East of Scotland during the 2013 season, helping the team earn a promotion to Division 1 after a second-place finish in Division 2.

“Kirsty is one of the top players in Scotland and has a really bright future in terms of her potential,” said Roghaar. “Kirsty’s athleticism is sky high, and getting in here with our staff and great players is going to help her make great strides during the time she spends here in Boise. When it comes to school, tennis, and the team she truly gets what it’s all about, and is going to be such a wonderful asset and addition for us this fall. We're so excited to have her here.”

The athleticism was on full display in May at the Touch Rugby World Cup in Australia. Venter scored five touchdowns in Scotland's 10 matches, ranking second on the team. She helped her country to an 11th-place finish.

Venter graduated earlier this year from The Erskine Stewarts Melville School in Edinburgh. She competed for her school for the last five years, serving as the school’s overall sports captain and tennis captain. In that role she helped organize the team for matches against other schools on a weekly basis, as well as helped promote a good image of sport in an effort to get everyone involved. Venter has been awarded “Full Colours” by her peers and teachers at the school.

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