July 14, 2017
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State softball team will bolster its infield with the addition of senior transfer Madison Anthony signing a financial aid agreement, head coach Cindy Ball announced, Friday.
Anthony, an infielder, comes to Boise State after sitting out the 2017 season. Prior to that, she spent one season with Oregon State, and two seasons at North Idaho College.
"I have followed Maddie throughout her high school and college career during the recruiting process, and believe that she is one of the best players out of the Northwest area in her class," Ball said. "We are very excited for Maddie to finish her college career as a Bronco. We expect her to make an immediate impact in the infield and offensive lineup."
During the 2016 season, Anthony appeared in 47 games for the Beavers while starting 45. She batted .253 on the season with nine home runs and 32 RBIs. The nine home runs were tied for a team high that season. She had three doubles against New Mexico (Feb. 14), the most in a single game in Oregon State history, and the most by any Pac-12 player during the 2016 season.
Anthony appeared in one game against the Broncos in 2016. She was 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run in a 5-4 Oregon State victory.
At North Idaho College, Anthony was named to first-team all-region after hitting .392 with 14 home runs and 73 RBIs in her debut season with the Cardinals.
Anthony was a four-year letterwinner and three-time first-team all-league selection for Skyview High Scholl in Vancouver, Wash. She was the region's player of the year her sophomore season, hitting .605 on the season.
Both of Anthony's parents played collegiately for UNLV. Her father Charles was a football standout before appearing in both the NFL and CFL, while her mother played softball.