No. 13 Broncos Set New Season-Opening Meet Scoring Record to Defeat Southern Utah
Jan. 11, 2018


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BOISE, Idaho -- The Boise State gymnastics team collected its highest season-opening meet score of 196.225 to defeat MRGC foe Southern Utah, 196.225 to 194.350 on Thursday evening in Taco Bell Arena.

The Broncos (1-0) shattered the previous record of 195.850 set in 2014 with tonight's score of 196.225.

On the win, co-head coach Neil Resnick said, "It was an exciting night to break the program record for the highest season-opening meet score. This is a record we have been after as a team for some time."

The Broncos were led by junior Shani Remme who won the meet all-around with a score of 39.425. She also won bars with a score of 9.875, floor with a 9.875 and beam with a score of 9.875.

Southern Utah's (0-1) Megan McBride had a meet-high score of 9.900 to win the vault meet title. Sophomore Courtney McGregor also competed in the all-around for the Broncos, finishing with a 39.150, coming in second place.

Senior Ann Stockwell placed in all three of her events, finished tied for second on bars with a 9.850, came in tied for third with a 9.825 on floor and tied for third on vault, 9.850. Fellow senior Abby Webb placed second on floor with a 9.850, while senior Alex Esmerian came in tied for third on the beam with a 9.825.

Senior Mary Frances Bir came through on her first collegiate floor routine, finishing tied for third with senior Sandra Collantes and Stockwell with a score 9.825.

"We had several seniors step in tonight and compete in events they've never done as a collegiate athlete," explained co-head coach Tina Bird. "It is so rewarding to see them put in the work and have it show tonight. Not only are the seniors amazing leaders, but they continue to learn and grow throughout their years." 

Freshmen Tatum Bruden and Gabriela Bouza made their collegiate debut's tonight, with Bruden scoring a 9.725 on vault and Bouza a 9.250 on beam.

Assistant coach Patty Resnick summarized the night by saying "Tonight was a testament to the depth of our team. It was amazing to know that our scores on each event could have come from eight or nine different athletes."

The Broncos will remain at home next, hosting a quad meet with Denver, University of Illinois-Chicago and Seattle Pacific on Friday, Jan. 19 at Taco Bell Arena.

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