Football poster finishes in top three
The Idaho football poster for the 2012 season gained national recognition when it was ranked No. 3 in the nation in an August 21 feature
the by Bleacher Report. Advantage Advertising of Lewiston created the 2012 poster.
“Having a cool nickname to work with is a major plus for the Vandals. Their use of that nickname to produce a movie-quality schedule poster is not just dumb luck,” Bleacher Report columnist Jonathan McDanal said. “If it weren’t for the team in the next slide, the Vandals would have been champions of the uniqueness category. That being said, the inclusion of the opponents’ logos without sullying the layout with bright colors was perfect.”
Vanderbilt and Iowa State finished No. 1 and 2 respectively in the Bleacher Report rankings.
Swimming assistant coach announced
Idaho swimming coach Mark Sowa announced the addition of Scott Cameron to complete his coaching staff on Aug. 14 . Cameron’s experience includes one year as a volunteer assistant at the University of Michigan and several years as a club team coach. At Michigan, Cameron helped coach a Top 25 swimming and diving team. He also coached 21 athletes who competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. Cameron graduated from Grand Valley State in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Movement Science. He replaces former assistant Ashley Jahn, who left for the University of Tennessee.
Vandals added to golf shootout
The University of Idaho has been added to The Michelob Ultra Shootout field, sponsored by the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft. UI’s representative Canadian Jamie Sadlowski, known as the “Long Drive King”, impressed crowds at last year’s open with drives of over 400 yards. Also represented at The Michelob Ultra Shootout field will be Boise State University and the University of Oregon. The winning university will receive $50,000 toward their golf program. The shootouts have provided $110,000 to the Idaho and BSU golf programs throughout the years.
Women’s tennis recruiting class is nationally ranked
After a marquee spring season, the Idaho women’s tennis team has been nationally recognized for its 2012 recruiting class. The Vandals were ranked No. 21 in the nation amongst mid-majors by tennisrecruiting.net. Coach Daniel Pollock signed two recruits, Montana transfer Constance Alexander and incoming freshman Rita Bermudez. “It’s great for the team to get recognized for the strength of the players that we are bringing in to the program,” Pollock said. “Both girls that we are bringing in this fall are quality players that will immediately strengthen the team and I can’t wait to start working with them this fall.” Alexander is a former All-Big Sky first team selection while Bermudez, a Tuscan, Ariz., native was a four-star recruit out of high school.
Women’s basketball to hold tryouts
The Vandal women’s basketball team will be holding walk-on tryouts, which includes male practice players, September 7. Those interested in playing should contact assistant coach Kristi Zeller at email@example.com. The tryout is expected to last approximately one hour and the location will be revealed after an e-mail is sent.