Boise State has won the 2010 WAC Swimming & Diving Championship in San Antonio, Texas. The Broncos grabbed the lead on Day Two and never relinquished it.
won its first Western
Athletic Conference women's swimming and diving championship tonight in
The Broncos amassed 547 team points to outdistance second-place
, which had 466.
came in third with 453
points, followed by
, which had 329,
with 199 and
sophomore Amber Boucher was named WAC Swimmer of the Year in a vote of the
league's coaches. Junior Stephanie
was honored as WAC Diver of the year.
Despite leading her team to the WAC title in just the fourth year of the
program, Boise State Head Coach Kristin Hill was not the WAC Coach of the
Year—that honor went to
head coach Rick Pratt for
the second year in a row.
was an amazing week for our program. The plan has always been to contend for the
championship title in the fifth year of our program," said Hill.
"To win it in just the fourth year of our program is a huge testament to
the hard work of each individual on this team and our staff, as well as the
support of our athletic department and Boise State."
Bronco swimmers grabbed the lead on Day Two and never let up.
Bronco sophomore Stephanie North won a second straight 100-meter
freestyle tonight with a time of 49.86. Boucher
(49.96) was second. Christine
Raininger touched first to win her second event of the Championships, winning
the 200 butterfly in 2:01.56.
finished the night by
winning the 400-meter freestyle relay with Boucher, Chelsea Lopus, Stevie Hughey
and North brining home the gold.
Lady Broncos broke 15 school records and won eight titles in taking home the
hardware from San Antonio.
The Bronco women pick up nine points in the Commissioner's Cup race for
Because of a highly disappointing basketball season, however, the Broncos
very well could be passed by