Four Broncos Honored By The WAC

All a Bronco fan can do is sit back and admire the hard work and incredible results that Boise State student-athletes are achieving this winter. Four more Boise State greats were honored this week by the WAC as the best performances in the league.

Four Boise State student-athletes were honored by the Western Athletic Conference for their performances last week, as the red-hot winter of 2008 continues for the Broncos.

Hannah Redmon and Lindsay Ward were named WAC Gymnast and Specialist of the Week, respectively, for the week of February 4-10.  Bronco hammer thrower Simon Wardhaugh  was named WAC Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week and jumper Eleni Kafourou  is the WAC Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the week.

Redmond posted career highs in capturing individual titles on the vault and floor exercise in a 194.375-191.600 victory over San Jose State last week.  With her 9.90 against the Spartans, Redmond now owns the top vault score in the WAC this season and her 9.90 on floor is tied for second in the league.  The Bronco freshman is #21 in the nation on the floor.  She also finished second in the all-around this week with a 38.875.  The award is Redmond's second this year.

Ward won the bars title against San Jose State with a 9.90, outdistancing the closest competitor by ¾'s of a point.  Ward leads the WAC with a 9.856 average this year and is ranked 15th in the nation.  The WAC honor was Ward's second this season as well.

Wardhaugh recorded a career-best mark in the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 70-0.50 and is now first in the WAC and fourth in the nation.  Wardhaugh has posted NCAA provisional qualifying standards in the weight throw in all four indoor meets this season. This is the second WAC Athlete of the Week honor for Wardhaugh, who also earned one as a junior.

Kafourou continues to rewrite the Bronco record books in both the long jump and the triple jump.  The Bronco junior broke her own mark in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet, 8.50 inches and also shattered the school record in the triple by clearing 43-0.50 at the Bronco Invitational last week.  Kafourou is ranked first in the WAC and sixth in the country in both events and has posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks in both.


Other Gymnast of the Week nominees included: Cal State Fullerton freshman Shelly Cooper finished second on bars (9.60) and third on floor exercise (9.65) ... San Jose State junior Veronica Porte won the all-around at a dual meet at Boise State with a season-high 39.025... Utah State freshman Lyndsie Boone competed in the all-around for the first time this season on Saturday, finishing fifth with a 38.475, as USU finished third in a quad meet Saturday at Denver, finishing behind sixth-ranked Oklahoma and No. 13 Denver.

Other Specialist of the Week nominees included: Cal State Fullerton freshman Maddie Steinauer tied her career high with a 9.85 to win vault at UC Davis ... Utah State freshman Nicole Simoneau set a new career high on bars with a 9.850 last Monday at Southern Utah and then tied her season high with a 9.850 on Saturday at Denver quad.




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