Idaho colleges: Boise State, Idaho travel to Los Angeles for NCAA tennis tourneys

STATESMAN STAFFApril 30, 2014 

The Boise State men's team and the Idaho men's and women's teams found out their destinations Tuesday for next week's start of the NCAA Tournament. The 25th-ranked Broncos (28-4), who won their third straight Mountain West title Sunday, will play San Diego (17-7) on May 10 at UCLA. The winner faces the winner of No. 5 UCLA and Cal Poly on May 11 in the second round. Both Idaho teams, the WAC champions, play at USC. The men (11-13) play the No. 1 ranked Trojans (26-3) on May 10, with the winner facing Oklahoma State or Michigan the following day. The women (19-5) play at No. 13 USC (16-7) on May 9. The winner takes on Michigan or Fresno State on May 10. This is Boise State's 15th trip to the NCAA Tournament, the first ever for the Idaho women and the first for the Idaho men in more than 20 years.

BSU FOOTBALL: Defensive graduate assistant Kyle Ward has left the team for a full-time job at West Mesquite High in Mesquite, Texas, the university confirmed Tuesday. Ward was in his first year at Boise State, working with the cornerbacks.

BSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Nebraska associate head coach Sunny Smallwood is returning to her alma mater to take a similar job with the Broncos. Smallwood graduated from Boise State in 1983, and spent seven years coaching at Boise High from 1983-90. She had coaching jobs at Washington State, Washington and Cal before joining Nebraska, where she spent the past nine years.

BSU SOFTBALL: The Broncos (27-19) beat Idaho State (30-17) 11-5 in Pocatello.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE TRACK AND FIELD: Greyson Kilgore (Kuna High) finished second in the decathlon and Janessa Dyk was sixth in the heptathlon at the GNAC Multi-Events Championships in Ellensburg, Wash.

NNU SOFTBALL: Three Crusaders have been selected to the All-GNAC team - sophomore outfielder Justine Callen was named to the second team, while senior pitcher Noelle Wright and junior catcher Gatalina Schuster were honorable mention selections.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO SWIMMING: The Coyotes have signed three athletes - Luke Weissinger (Cole Valley Christian High), Shelby Epps (Stockton, Calif.) and Thomas Sheridan (Bountiful, Utah).

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