Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State senior qualifies for NCAA gymnastics meet

Kelsey Morris
Kelsey Morris

Kelsey Morris clinched her invitation to nationals Saturday night at the NCAA regional meet, scoring a 9.9 on bars to tie for third in the all-around (39.275). The top two all-arounders on teams that didn’t advance received bids to nationals. Morris went to nationals on bars last year. Her success came on an otherwise disappointing night for the No. 15 Broncos, who finished fourth in the six-team meet. Senior All-American Ciera Perkins was injured on her first routine of the night, on floor, and didn’t compete on vault or bars. Boise State scored 195.375. Georgia (197.025) and Utah (196.575) advanced. The NCAA meet is April 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Boise State’s Bates

sets school record in 5k

Senior Emma Bates finished seventh in the women’s 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational on Friday, producing a school-best time of 15 minutes, 32.46 minutes. On Saturday, Jordin Andrade won the men’s 400 hurdles in 50.75 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.

BSU SAND VOLLEYBALL The Broncos defeated Cal 3-2 and lost to Cal Poly 3-2 in Sacramento, Calif.

IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Senior guard Stacey Barr was voted to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) honorable mention All-American team.

C of I football signs

12 new football players

The Coyotes have letters of intent from seven offensive and five defensive players, pushing the College of Idaho’s recruiting class to 34: Zac Crosgrove (LB, Eagle HS), Monte Huskey (LB, Meridian HS/Eastern Arizona CC) and Drake Kuykendall (QB, Orofino HS), Jason Leach (RB, Pacific Grove HS, Calif.), Tyler Higby (WR, Santa Barbara CC), John Horn (WR, Yuba City HS, Calif.), Zach Heinz (WR, West Ranch HS, Calif.), Nick Sweet (WR, Marcos de Niza HS, Ariz.), Tyler Vorce (lineman, Ramona HS, Calif.), Nik Lyons (DB, Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.), Chris Waters (DB, Battle Ground HS, Wash.) and Nic Maggio (DL, Mission Hills HS, Calif.). The second-year NAIA program opens spring camp Monday.

C of I’s Garson wins national coaching award

Scott Garson, at the Final Four in Indiana, won the 2015 Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award on Saturday. The award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association. In his second season, Garson guided the Coyotes to a 30-6 record and the NAIA Division II national quarterfinals. Other finalists included Larry Brown (SMU), Larry Shyatt (Wyoming), Matt Gordon (Phoenix CC) and Steve DeMeo (Northwest Florida State CC).

C OF I BASEBALL: The Coyotes (25-14, 9-6 NAIA West) lost at LCSC 8-6.

C OF I SOFTBALL: The Coyotes (16-23, 7-10 Cascade) dropped a doubleheader at Corban, losing 13-11 and 8-2.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE BASEBALL: The Crusaders (20-18, 7-11 GNAC) swept St. Martin’s in Lacey, Wash., winning 4-3 (10 innings) and 9-1.