Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State men’s basketball player cleared to play

Robin Jorch, a 6-foot-10 forward from Germany who was a late signee for the men’s team, was cleared to play immediately. The school spent nearly two months determining his eligibility because the 21-year-old had been removed from high school for so long. He will be a true freshman this season with a redshirt year available.

BSU MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: The Broncos are No. 16 in the USTFCCCA National Coaches Poll, the program’s highest ranking since 1996, when the team finished the season No. 8 in the country.

BSU WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Allie Ostrander is the Mountain West athlete of the week after her record-breaking victory in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. She is the first freshman women’s cross country athlete in conference history to earn the honor three times in one season. Overall, she becomes the fourth athlete in conference history to garner three weekly honors in a cross country season, inclduing former Bronco Emma Bates (2014). Ostrander was also named the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s National Athlete of the Week.

BSU MEN’S GOLF: Logan France finished tied for 29th with a three-round total of 2-over 218 at the Bill Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif., 11 shots back of medalist Fidel Concepcion of Southern Utah. The Broncos took 11th in the 16-team field at 13-over 877 in their fall finale. Loyola Marymount (842) won the team title.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S GOLF: The Crusaders took eighth at the Sonoma State Fall Invitational in Rohnert Park, Calif., carding a two-round total 88-over 664. Samantha Miller led NNU with a 12-over 156 to tie for 13th, 10 shots off winner Sarah Rotter of Sonoma State. Sonoma State won the team title at 612.

IDAHO SOCCER: Olivia Baggerly and Kelly Dopke are the Big Sky offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively.