Broncos Secure MRGC Three-Peat
March 18, 2017

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LOGAN, Utah – The No. 11 Broncos pulled off the three-peat Saturday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan and claimed their third-straight Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championship with a 197.050, defeating Utah State (196.100), Southern Utah (196.075) and BYU (194.675). The MRGC titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017 marks the first time in school history that the program has captured three-straight conference championships. The 197.050 is also the highest team score at a conference championship in school history.

“A 197 plus means one thing – we’re all going to get ice cream,” co-head coach Neil Resnick joked after the meet.

Shani Remme won the all-around title with a 39.375 and later was announced as the MRGC Gymnast of the Year, as voted by the coaches in the conference. Co-head coaches Neil Resnick and Tina Bird were named MRGC Co-Coaches of the Year, their second year in a row garnering the honor.

“There is nothing more fun than seeing your team come together for a win,” co-head coach Tina Bird said. “This family pulled together and it warms my heart. There were some spectacular performances tonight, but our event winners are a perfect showcase of the depth this team possesses. I’m so happy to share this victory with my favorite coach on the planet, Neil!”

Alex Esmerian, Sarah Means and Remme tied for the balance beam win with 9.9s. Means shared the vault title with a 9.825, Abby Webb (9.9) tied for the victory on floor and senior Diana Mejia earned the outright win on uneven bars thanks to a 9.95, tying a career high. The 9.95 from the senior co-captain sealed the victory, as the Broncos ended the evening on bars.

“Winning tonight was amazing, but having won three years in a row just makes it that much more special,” Mejia said. “This just shows that all of our hard work has been paying off and because of it we are getting more consistent and confident.”

Boise State never trailed the entire meet, as the evening began with a record-setting 49.350 on balance beam – good for the highest beam score at a conference championship in school history. Mejia kicked off the big effort with a 9.85 and Paige Urquhart posted a 9.8 in the No. 3 spot. The next three Broncos – Remme, Means and Esmerian went on to post 9.9s, all of which tied for the sixth-best individual beam scores at a conference championship in school history.

The Broncos moved to floor in the second rotation and excelled with a 49.250. Urquhart tied her season-high with a 9.85 in the leadoff spot and Remme followed it up with a 9.8. Mackenzie Bennion was just short of her career high (9.9), earning a 9.875. Ann Stockwell was solid for a 9.825 and Collantes garnered a 9.8. Webb was sensational in the No. 6 spot, earning the floor title with a career-high 9.9.

Boise State went to vault in the third rotation and put up a 49.000. Bennion recorded a 9.775 and three Broncos posted 9.8s – Remme, Bir and Courtney McGregor. Means’ 9.825 came in the No. 4 spot, rounding out the 49.000 for the Blue and Orange.

Uneven bars was the final event, as Boise State closed out with a monster 49.450 – tying for the bars score at a league championship. Stockwell earned a 9.85, Collantes did well for a 9.875 and McGregor was exceptional in putting up a 9.9. Remme posted a 9.875 and Mejia put the exclamation point on the meet with her 9.95, the second-best individual score on bars in school history.

Boise State will now await its fate as to where they are seeded in which NCAA Regional on Monday, March 20 at 2 p.m. The selection show will be streamed on

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