Boise State Women’s Tennis partners with Team IMPACT to sign Anna Barnes

29 Nov 2021 | 11:12 | Tennis

Women’s Tennis 11/10/2021 10:39:00 AM Courtesy: Boise State Athletics

Boise State Women’s Tennis partners with Team IMPACT to sign Anna Barnes

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State women’s tennis head coach Beck Roghaar announced Wednesday the signing of Anna Barnes from Team IMPACT. Barnes is a 17 year old local product from the Treasure Valley living with Down Syndrome. She joins the thousands of other student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports today. Anna is extremely excited to be part of the team and the Broncos are equally excited about her joining the family.

“It’s been really great partnering with Team IMPACT,” said Roghaar. “It’s an incredible organization that connects youngsters with disabilities or facing difficult challenges in their lives with local collegiate student-athletes. It’s been such a great experience for all that have been involved. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our program to serve such amazing people in our community. We’re very grateful to have Anna and her family as part of our program and all the fun things to come in the future together.”

Barnes was officially welcomed to the program with a signing day ceremony on campus which also included a tour of the campus conducted by her new teammates and coaches.

“One of the most important goals in our program is to surround our student-athletes with incredible people in every area of their lives” Roghaar said. “Anna defines that in every way. It’s been such a joy to have her with us and get to know her and her family. She has reiterated with our team almost every time we’ve been together that “we have to win this!” We are without a doubt a better team with Anna, and all the amazing gifts she brings, as part of our program.”

Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Team IMPACT has more than 1,000 teams across the country waiting to be matched with children, ages 5-16, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness and who could benefit from becoming a member of the team. If you know a child who may be interested, visit for more information.