Idaho colleges: Boise State men's hoops promotes Linder to associate head coach


Jeff Linder, an assistant coach with the men's basketball program the past three seasons, fills the role vacated by Dave Wojcik, who was named head coach at San Jose State in March.

"Jeff has played a major role in building this program," head coach Leon Rice said. "He possesses high-level knowledge of the game of basketball, and has the ability to identify and develop talent. Jeff earned this promotion, and we are grateful to have him as a member of our staff."

Linder previously served as associate head coach at San Francisco in 2009-10 before joining the Broncos.

BSU WRESTLING: The Broncos were named to the Division I All-Academic Top 30 Teams by the National Wrestling Coaches Association with a team grade-point average of 3.037. Juniors Jake Swartz (3.41) and J.T. Felix (3.33) made the Individual All-Academic Team, with the former receiving the honor for the third time.

IDAHO FOOTBALL: Junior Mike Marboe is on the Rimington Award Watch List for the second straight season. The annual award is given to college football's best center.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO WOMEN'S GOLF: Senior Trish Gibbens (Caldwell High) is tied for 34th place after shooting an opening-round 79 at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships in Lincoln, Neb. Gibbens shot an even-par 36 on the front nine at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club to finish her day, one of five par-or-better front-nine scores on the day. Heather Wiquist (Embry-Riddle) leads the field with a 2-under 70, and the Eagles also pace the team standings.

C OF I WOMEN'S TENNIS: The Coyotes announced the signing of Allie Boyd (Boise High), who won the 5A girls doubles state title with her sister Hailey on Saturday. Boyd also intends to play soccer.

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