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Spring Breaks Sports Recap

While everyone was out enjoying their spring break our Boise State sports teams were in full swing.

Starting with the Boise State men’s golf team: the team finished tied for sixth place at the Duck Invitational Tournament in Creswell, Ore. This was due in large part to the performances of junior Ty Travis and senior Jordan Skyles. Travis finished tied for sixth while Skyles finished the event tied for 18th. The Broncos had a three round total of 895 (+31).

The Boise State wrestling team sent two wrestlers to the NCAA Championships: seniors J.T. Felix and Jake Swartz. Swartz obtained All-American status with a seventh place finish and became the 11th Bronco in school history to achieve that feat.

The swimming team wrapped up their season at nationals. The Broncos unfortunately didn’t have much of an impact at nationals and failed to score. Boise State’s best finish was a 23rd place finish in the 400-freestyle relay.

The men’s tennis team continued their reign of dominance over the break. The 19th ranked Broncos rolled over Marquette 5-2, Montana 6-1, and Fresno State 5-2 at home. The Broncos then went on the road and defeated UC Santa Barbara 6-1 to continue their remarkable season they have had thus far.

The women’s tennis team went on the road and dropped a close one to Cal State Northridge before getting swept 7-0 by conference foe San Diego State. The Broncos returned home where they rebounded with a close dramatic win against conference rival New Mexico 4-3.

The softball team hosted conference opponent Fresno State for a three game series. The Broncos would win the first game in extra innings 3-2 before getting trounced in the next game 24-4. Boise State would however recover to take the final game of the series 8-1. The Broncos then went on the road to face another conference foe in Colorado State where they dropped back to back games to the Rams 6-4 and 10-6.

The 16th ranked gymnastics team finished second at the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championships. The Broncos finished just .025 behind the University of Denver. Boise State will now be heading to regionals in the Seattle Regional as the no. 3 seed. Regionals begin Saturday for the Broncos with the top-two teams advancing to nationals.

The Boise State women’s basketball team season came to close as they lost in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.


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Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watches sports, movies, plays video games, and owns people in ping pong.