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Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State women’s basketball adds guard

Gabriella Fotu of Aukland, New Zealand, signed a letter of intent to play for the Broncos. The 5-foot-10 guard/wing has been a member of the New Zealand Junior National Team for the past four years.

BSU TRACK & FIELD: Twelve Broncos will compete at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships on May 28-30 in Austin, Texas. Representing the women are Emma Bates (5,000 and 10,000 meters), Mackenzie Flannigan (100 and 200), Marisa Howard (steeplechase), Tessa Murray (5,000), Jordan Ward (high jump), Eagle High’s Allison Jefferies (pole vault) and Karyna Armstrong (hammer). Competing for the men are Jordin Andrade (400 hurdles), Fernando Martinez (400 hurdles), David Elliott (1,500), Michael Vennard (5,000) and Alexandru Terpezan (200).

IDAHO TRACK & FIELD: Holly Stanton (steeplechase) and Alycia Butterworth (steeplechase) will represent the Vandals at the West preliminaries.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO TRACK & FIELD: Amy Pfaff advanced to the final of the 1,500 meters at the NAIA Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., taking third in her heat in 4 minutes, 33.91 seconds — the seventh fastest time overall.

C OF I SKIING: The Coyotes signed nine to letters of intent, including Capital High’s Grayson Barrutia, along with William Franzen (Lidingoe, Sweden) and Alastair Derry (Budapest, Hungary). Men’s soccer player Stearne Briem (Riverstone International) will also join the alpine squad next season. The women’s team added Elyse Burandt (Spokane), Beth Mixon (Hood River, Ore.), Dana Rudolph (Redding, Calif.), Anna Granhed (Lidingoe, Sweden), Erin Skufca (Wilmington, N.Y.) and Melissa Newbry (Whitman College).

IDAHO STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Maria Sanchez (American Falls High) made the World Cup roster for Mexico. She leaves Friday for training camp in Mexico, and the team departs May 31 for Canada. Sanchez dressed with the Mexican national team last week in matches against Canada and the United States. She played 30 minutes against Canada but did not play against the Americans. Mexico opens World Cup play with Columbia on June 9, then faces England on June 13 and France on June 17.

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