Women's swimming and diving and women's track and field each had 21 honorees
Women's swimming and diving and women's track and field each had 21 honorees
Tara Glover and Rebecca Patton were named first-team All-Mountain West
Rebecca Patton pitched every inning of the series
Rebecca Patton took a three-hit shutout into extra innings
Three members of the Boise State softball team earned All-Mountain West distinction for 2014, the conference announced Tuesday. Tara Glover and Rebecca Patton were named first-team All-MW while Jordan Kreiger picked up second-team honors.
Senior MacKenzie Whyte hit a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to cap an emotional Senior Day Sunday, at Dona Larsen Park and give the Broncos a 5-4 win against New Mexico. With the sweep, the Broncos move into a first-place tie in the Mountain West.
Brittany McCray launched a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Boise State past New Mexico 7-5 in extra innings Saturday, at Dona Larsen Park. (No audio)
Boise State scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 7-0 win, behind a shutout from Rebecca Patton. Buggs Torrez led the offense, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Boise State defeated San Jose State 7-6 in walk-off fashion Saturday, April 19, to claim the series. Brittany McCray's two-run home run in the seventh inning tied the game before Tara Glover's double drove in the game-winning run. Ashley Palmer tied the school record with four hits, going 4-for-4.
Boise State took on San Diego State May 9, 2014, at SDSU Softball Stadium.
Photos from the 2013 season
Senior (2014): Named to All-Mountain West Team...earned spot on Academic All-Mountain West Team...one of just two Broncos (along with Jordan Kreiger) to appear in and start all 52 games...started every contest in the outfield...led the team in hits (62), runs scored (44), triples (two), total bases (86), hit-by-pitches (seven) and stolen bases (36, out of 40 attempts)...ranked second on the team with a .344 batting average...had nine three-hit games...opened year with three hits and three stolen bases in win over Utah (Feb. 7)...homered in consecutive games, first going 2-for-3 with two RBI against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 14), then going 2-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored in win over UTEP (Feb. 15)...hit a solo job against Oklahoma (Feb. 20)...singled three times against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 22)...had an RBI triple in win over Lafayette (March 14)...went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in win over Southern Utah (March 15)...doubled and drove in four runs as part of a 3-for-4 day against Fresno State (March 24)...went 7-for-10 (.700) with three RBI over three games against UNLV (April 4-6)...went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI with three stolen bases in win at Nevada (April 12)...went 7-for-14 (.500) with three doubles and two RBI over series win against San Jose State (April 17-19)...tripled and drove in two runs in win at Utah State (April 22)...went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a pair of wins over New Mexico (May 2 & 4).
Junior (2013): 2013 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List...All-Mountain West...started all 52 games in center field...led the team with 66 hits, ranking third in the Mountain West...had a hit in 41 of 52 games...set school record with 27 stolen bases, second in MW...second on the team with a .351 batting average, eighth in MW...also ranked in the top five on the team in slugging percentage (.479, third), on-base percentage (.384, fifth), runs scored (37, second), RBI (26, t-third), doubles (seven, fifth), triples (one, t-first), home runs (five, t-second) and total bases (90, second)...27-for-28 on stolen base attempts, only caught stealing came after over sliding second against Tulsa (March 24)...tied school record with four hits in a game twice (March 16 vs. Idaho State; March 26 at Southern Utah)...first Bronco with three-career four-hit games...first-career multi-homer game at No. 16/20 Arizona (March 9, game one)...walk-off two-run home run with two outs in the seventh in series finale against San Diego State (April 21)...collected 100th hit as a Bronco in her 63rd game in the Blue and Orange (Feb. 16 at UTSA), becoming fastest to reach the century mark...tied school record with three stolen bases against Texas Tech (March 23)...hit .275 in conference play, with 19 hits in 18 games...scored 11 runs, drove in nine more and was 9-for-9 on steals against MW competition...17 multi-hit games...eight multi-RBI games...had a hit in 10 of last 11 games...named to CollegSportsMadness.com's All-MW Second Team...Academic All-MW.
Sophomore (2012): NFCA All-America Third Team...NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team...Mountain West co-Player of the Year...All-Mountain West... Started all 54 games in center field...led the NCAA in hits (88) and hits per game (1.63) during the regular season...ranked No. 3 in the NCAA in batting average (.476) during the regular season...highest batting average in Mountain West history...third in MW history for single-season hits...reached base safely in 52 of 54 games, including school-record 37 straight (Feb. 24-May 5)...hit safely in 49 of 54 games, including three streaks of 10+ games and a school-record 29 multi-hit games (eight three-hit efforts, one four-hit game)...tied school record 13-game hitting streak (March 29-May 5)...set single-season school records for batting average, hits, runs (54), doubles (14), triples (four), steals (18)...hit seven home runs and drove in 29 runs...during conference play batted .622 with 28 hits in 12 games (2.33 hits per game), recording a hit in 11 of the 12 games, including 10 multi-hit games...conference-only batting average and on-base percentage (.638) rank second in league history, slugging percentage (1.067) ranks third...tied school record with four hits at Colorado State (April 22)...18-for-22 on stolen base attempts...homered in three-consecutive games (April 4-14)...five home runs came leading off an inning (three in the first)...in 80 plate appearances as leadoff hitter, reached 45 times (.563)...batted .528 with runners in scoring position...hit .477 in 21 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams...22 hits in first 12 games as a Bronco, hitting safely in each to extend personal hitting streak to 22 games (including 2011 at Utah)...named Mountain West Player of the Week three times (Feb. 27-March 4; April 9-15; April 23-29)...named to CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-MW First Team. at Utah
Freshman (2011): Started all 51 games as a freshman...batted .311 and led the team in hits (55), runs (44), doubles (eight), triples (five), total bases (82) and steals (16)...ranked 14th nationally in triples...hit .333 in Mountain West play...hit all three of her home runs and was a perfect 6-of-6 on the base paths in conference games...ended the season on a 10-game hitting streak...2-for-7 with a run scored in two games against Boise State. High School: Four-year letterwinner at Grants Pass under head coach Tom Blanchard... started all 111 games of her high school career in centerfield...team captain as a senior...led Lady Cavers to two state titles (2008 and 2010)...team finished 2009 ranked No. 22 in the nation by USA Today...two-time OSAA 6A Player of the Year (2008 and 2010)...four-time first-team all-state selection...two-time Southwest Conference Player of the Year (2008 and 2010)...four-time first-team All-Southwest Conference pick... as a senior batted .594...hit 11 doubles and 10 triples...drove in 30 runs...batted .535 as a junior with 34 runs scored and 27 driven in...hit five home runs...hit .457 as a sophomore...stole 26 bases as a freshman...played on summer travel circuit with Northwest Blaze...batted .495 in 2009 to help Northwest Blaze to a 57-3 record and the ASA 16U National Championship...squad named 2009 Nike Team of the Year at the Oregon Sports Awards...named Under Armour All-American after 2008 summer...ASB vice president as a senior...bats left-handed and throws right-handed...studying social science.