Basketball is done. The indoor track season is too. With spring comes NCAA competition in several sports and mid-season for others. Be that as it may, Game Balls lives on!
Game Ball One:
Samantha Martin (golf)
Ms. Martin scored a 70 in the final round of the BYU at Entrada Classic to take home the individual crown. That performance put her two under par for a final score of 214. The results from the tournament also earned her a Mountain West golfer of the week award. Golf is person versus the course. And Martin conquered!
Well done Ms. Martin and congratulations on the Game Ball!
Game Ball Two:
Brittany Aoyama (swimming)
Swimming is an extremely competitive sport. With the advent of new uniforms records are being shattered left and right. Collegiate swimming is no different. The Mountain West Conference championships the Broncos were able to post some really good times to come away with second in the team total scores. The NCAAs have stepped up that competition. Ms. Aoyama was the best individual finisher of all the Broncos that swam in individual events with a 29th place finish in the 100 meter fly. Bronco swimming is still making headway and will be strong going forward under the leadership of first-year head coach Jeremy Kipp.
In the meantime, congratulations Ms. Aoyama!
Game Ball Three:
Geordan Martinez (wrestling)
Any time a Bronco can make All-America honors, is a good time. Which is what Mr. Martinez did over the weekend at the NCAA tournament in Madison Square Garden in New York City. He managed to finish eighth overall. Mr. Martinez has a real chance of joining All-Century Pac-12 selection, Kirk White, in becoming a four-time Pac-12 champion and three-time All-American. You know, Broncos doing Broncos things.
Congratulations Mr. Martinez on a Game Ball!
Game Ball Four:
Rebekah Cervantes (softball)
It was the hitting that helped the Broncos come away with a 13-5 win over Georgia Southern last Friday. Cervantes was 3-4 at the plate and scored three times. The Broncos have been struggling over the course of the season (8-20 thus far) but with performances like this, the Broncos are finding key athletes that can help them improve going into the Mountain West Conference slate.
Game Ball Five:
Sandra Collantes (gymnastics)
This is a tough one as there is so much recognition to go around for the Broncos gymnastics team. In all seriousness, you cannot really go wrong with any of the selections here. But on a special Saturday night, with some late-meet heroics, Ms. Collantes took home two first-team all-conference awards in the All-Around and the Floor. The only Bronco to nab two first-teams.
Congratulations Ms. Collantes!
Let's see some more of these! Who else in the Bronco realm deserves a Game Ball?