BroncoCountry has decided the 2014-15 Bronco Team of the Year (the Fiesta Bowl and Mountain West Champion football team) and the Bronco Coach of the Year (football coach Bryan Harsin). Time now to turn our sights on the newest Broncos. Read their accomplishments below, then go to the Blue Turf Board (need to be set on "Classic" format) and vote for the 2014-15 Bronco Freshman of the Year.
Boise State continues to get great contributions from its freshmen. As part of the 10th annual Bronco of the Year Awards, here are the nominees for Bronco Freshman of the Year:
Emma was 23rd at the Mountain West Championships and was named Freshman of the Year. She finished 28th at the NCAA Western Regionals, helping the Bronco women to a second-place finish and automatic berth in the NCAA National Championships.
Hyyppa finished 9th in the 3,000 at the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 10:03.46. When the action went outdoors, Hyyppa placed 10th in the steeplechase at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships.
Allison finished fifth in the pole vault at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, cleaing 13-feet, 3.75 inches.
Joey appeared in all 14 games with one start at linebacker for the Broncos. Martarano finished eighth on the team with 42 tackles. He had six tackles (four solo) in the Mountain West Championship victory over Fresno State, and six tackles (five solo) in the Fiesta Bowl win over #10 Arizona.
Andrew finished 10th at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships with a time of 24:14. Rafla made the All-Mountain West Second Team and was honored as the Men's Freshman of the Year. He placed 11th at the NCAA Western Regional to make the All-Region Team, and qualified individually for the NCAA National Championships. At the National Championships, Rafla finished 83rd in the 10K race with the sixth-best time among freshmen.
Roh started 11 games at tight end for the Broncos and appeared in all 14 games. He finished fourth on the team with 35 catches and sixth in receiving yards (408) with two TD's. Roh had two catches for nine yards in Boise State's Fiesta Bowl win over #10 Arizona. Roh was named All-Mountain West honorable mention.
Lewis finished the season 16-16 in singles play, and teamed with Thomas Tenreiro to go 19-6 in doubles, earning First Team All-Mountain West honors. Roskilly helped his team capture the Mountain West Championship and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Shalen averaged 6.5 points a game on 80-160 shooting. Her 50% field goal percentage was second on the team. Shaw also hit 20-52 tries from three-point land, hit 33-49 free thros (67.3%), had 183 rebounds to place second on the team, 51 assists, 22 steals and 13 blocked shots in helping the Lady Broncos to the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Ann scored a 9.925 on vault against BYU to earn the Mountain Rim Conference Specialist of the Week. She registered a 9.85 at the Conference Championships to earn All-Mountain Rim honors and help the Broncos win the Conference title.
Michael placed 5th in the 3,000 meters at the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 8:18.70. Vennard placed 4th in the 10,000 meters at the Conference Outdoor Championships with a time of 29.55