No. 15 Broncos Finish Season at Columbus Regional
April 7, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Broncos finished with the second-highest regional team score in program history of 196.200, but it was not enough to advance the Broncos to NCAA nationals as they finished fourth in the Columbus Regional on Saturday evening at St. John Arena.

Junior Shani Remme finished tied for first in the all-around, scoring a 49.425, the second-highest regional all-around score in program history. That score will advance her to nationals to compete as an individual in the all-around for the second-straight season.

Redshirt senior Sandra Collantes was also outstanding on the day, finishing tied for fourth in the all-around competition with a score of 39.250. In heartbreaking fashion, she loses the tiebreaker and will not advance to nationals as an individual.

UCLA won the meet with a team score of 197.60, followed by Arkansas who finished with a score of 196.775. Both teams will advance to nationals in St. Louis. Host Ohio State finished in third with a score of 196.500, and the Broncos were next with a score of 196.225. Pittsburgh finished in fifth (195.125) and Kent State finished in sixth (194.900).

The Broncos had a bye for the first rotation and started their Regional meet on floor. The Broncos had an uncharacteristic rotation, having trouble staying in bounds and on their feet. Junior Shani Remme and sophomore Courtney McGregor led the Broncos on the event as they each scored 9.850. Seniors Sandra Collantes and Abby Webb each scored 9.775, followed by senior Mary Frances Bir who earned a 9.600 after the automatic deduction of .10 for stepping out-of-bounds. The team scored 48.850 on the event.

The Broncos moved on to vault for their second rotation, and looked strong, scoring a 49.075 as a team, the fifth-highest score in program history in regionals on the event. Collantes led the way with a 9.850, while fellow seniors Bir and Stockwell earned scores of 9.825. Remme was next with a 9.800, while McGregor rounded out the scoring with a 9.775.

After the third rotation, when each team had completed two events, the Broncos sat in fourth place with a team score of 97.925. behind first place UCLA (98.675), second place Arkansas (98.425) and third place Ohio State (98.050).

The Broncos regrouped for an even stronger bars rotation, where the team scored a 49.200, the third-highest regionals score on the event in program history. Remme led the Broncos with a 9.900 on the event, tying her for the second-highest score on the event in regionals in program history. McGregor and Stockwell were next as they earned 9.850 scores. Collantes finished with a 9.825, followed by Sarah Means and Muhlenhaupt, who each scored 9.775.

The Broncos finished off the meet with a strong beam routine, collecting a 49.100 as a team, tying the school record score on the event in regionals. Remme led the Broncos with a 9.875, good for fifth-best in regional action in program history. She was followed by Means with a 9.850 on the event. Alex Esmerian was next for the Broncos with a 9.825, followed by Collantes with a 9.800 and Isabella Amado with a 9.750.

Team Standings
1. UCLA – 197.650
2. Arkansas – 196.775
3. Ohio State – 196.500
4. Boise State – 196.225
5. Pittsburgh – 195.125
6. Kent State – 194.900

Mary Frances Bir – 9.825
Sandra Collantes – 9.850
Courtney McGregor – 9.775
Sarah Means – 9.725
Shani Remme – 9.800
Ann Stockwell – 9.825

Sandra Collantes – 9.825
Courtney McGregor – 9.850
Sarah Means – 9.775
Emily Muhlenhaupt – 9.775
Shani Remme – 9.900
Ann Stockwell – 9.850

Isabella Amado – 9.750
Sandra Collantes – 9.800
Alex Esmerian – 9.825
Courtney McGregor – 9.725
Sarah Means – 9.850
Shani Remme – 9.875

Mary Frances Bir – 9.600
Sandra Collantes – 9.775
Courtney McGregor – 9.850
Shani Remme – 9.850
Ann Stockwell – 9.100
Abby Webb – 9.775

Shani Remme – 49.425
Sandra Collantes – 49.250
Courtney McGregor – 49.200

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