BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University ended its 10-year run in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) by capturing its second straight Commissioner's Cup.
Following a second place finish in the regular season and a semifinal appearance at the league tournament by softball, and a second and seventh place finish at the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships by the Bronco men's and women's teams, respectively, this past weekend, Boise State finished the 2010-11 season with 95.50 points.
These were the final WAC championships for Boise State. The Broncos officially join the Mountain West Conference on July 1, 2011.
With only baseball (Boise State does not compete in baseball) remaining among the 19 WAC championships, the Broncos hold a 12.75 point lead over second place Fresno State. The Bulldogs compete in baseball but cannot score enough Commissioner's Cup points to past Boise State.
This is the second straight season the Broncos have captured the Commissioner's Cup which is awarded to the school that performs the best in each of the league's championships. Last year Boise State scored 92.25 points to once again outdistance second place Fresno State which finished with 83.75 points.
The Broncos captured, or shared, league titles during the 2010-11 season in the sports of men's cross country, football, women's swimming and diving, men's indoor track and field and gymnastics.
Boise State also won the Pac-10 Conference wrestling championship this season to bring its total of league titles to six. The Pac-10 standings do not count in the WAC Commissioner's Cup.
In other news regarding the performance of Bronco teams this season, Boise State is currently ranked 61st in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup. In the most recent released of the standings (April 19), the Broncos are the top ranked WAC team with 228.30 points. The final standings will be release on June 30.
If Boise State can keep or improve its current position, it will mark the sixth time in the past nine years the Broncos have finished among the top 70 teams in the country. Boise State finished the 2009-10 season ranked 60th, with the school's all-time highest mark 49th for the 2008-09 season.