Bronco Gymnastics Jumps to No. 21 In National Rankings

BOISE, Idaho After an outstanding season opener against Utah State, the Boise State gymnastics team jumped from No. 29 to No. 21 in the NCAA national rankings listed on The Bronco’s eight-spot jump and early-season entry into the nation’s top-25 is a reflection of what the talented squad could bring to the plate this season.

For the first time since 2000 the Broncos were broke into the top-25 rankings in the first week of their season. In 2000, BSU was ranked early at No. 12 and from 2001 to 2007 they were ranked no higher than the No. 28 spot in week one of competition.

Not only did the Broncos earn a No. 21 ranking this week, but they held even higher rankings in two individual events. As a team, the Broncos pulled in the No. 14 spot in NCAA rankings on the uneven bars with a 48.625 average, while earning the No. 15 spot on floor exercise with a 48.700 average.

Three Broncos made it into the national top-50 rankings with freshman Amy Glass leading the way on vault. Winning in Friday night’s dual with Utah State, Glass posted a mark of 9.825 on vault to put her in a tie for 33rd in the national standings. Two additional freshmen, Kelsey Lang and Hannah Redmon, earned a tie for the No. 48 spot on floor exercise after they both finished with 9.800 scores Friday night, sharing first place honors.

In the western region, the Broncos rank fourth while snagging the No. 3 spots on floor exercise and uneven bars. They also roped in the No. 6 spot on balance beam and No. 9 spot on vault in the region.

After crushing Western Athletic Conference foe Utah State on Friday (192.625-187.925), the Broncos vaulted from third to first place in the WAC standings. Prior to their Friday night meeting, the Broncos and Aggies were tied for No. 3 (with one first-place vote each) in the WAC preseason coaches’ poll. After winning all four events as a team in the dual, the Broncos now hold the No. 1 spot in conference standings on bars, beam and floor, while sophomore Taylor Jacob moved to the No. 1 spot on beam with a 9.700. BSU also holds the No. 3 spot on vault, an event which Glass holds the top spot in individual standings.

The Broncos continue their season on January 22 when they travel to Logan, Utah to face the Aggies of Utah State for the second time this season. The meet will be the second and final dual between the two teams this season.

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