Broncos Begin 2015 at Utah Quad Meet
Seniors Kelsey Morris and Ciera Perkins begin their final seasons for the Blue and Orange.
Jan. 14, 2015

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The Boise State Broncos will travel to Salt Lake City to open the 2015 season. They will face No. 4 Utah, along with Southern Utah (RV) and UC Davis.

The Broncos landed 19th on the GymInfo preseason rankings, and will compete for the first time on Friday. Utah is currently 1-0 after a win over BYU (196.900-193.35), Southern Utah is 0-1 dropping Arizona State (193.925-194.200), and the UC Davis Aggies are 4-1, topping SJSU, Sacramento State, Stanford and SPU. Their only loss was to California, (194.350-195.175).

Boise State will begin the quadrangular meet on floor exercise for the first rotation, then compete on vault, then bars, then wrap up on balance beam.

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Utah has won each of the 13 matchups in the series history over the Broncos. Boise State holds the series history 31-21 over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The Broncos squared off against SUU four times last season, topping the conference foe three times. Boise State is on a three meet winning streak over UC Davis, and holds the series record 16-1.

Boise State is 29-35 all time in season openers, but has won eight of its last 10 matchups. Last season the Broncos finished second in the Utah quadrangular, earning victories over BYU and Southern Utah, only falling to then-No.6 Utah.

The Broncos will begin the season ranked No. 19 in the preseason coaches’ poll. Boise State will face five opponents in the top 25, including No. 6 Utah, No. 20 Denver, No. 4 Alabama, No. 18 Ohio State and No. 14 California. Southern Utah, UC Davis, Utah State and BYU begin the season receiving votes.

Seniors Ciera Perkins and Kelsey Morris, along with Junior Maddie Krentz were tapped as the 2014-15 captains.

Then-junior Ciera Perkins became the first Bronco gymnast to earn All-America honors on floor exercise in 2014. The Las Vegas native scored a 9.90 and tied for an eighth-place finish, good for second team All-America honors. Fellow teammate Kelsey Morris scored a 9.850 on uneven bars at NCAA Championships, the best mark in school history on the national stage.

The Broncos recorded 23 new career-best scores during the 2014 season. Morris led the charge with four new personal top marks (vault: 9.90; bars: 9.950; beam: 9.850; all-around: 39.500). Ciera Perkins and Krystine Jacobsen both recorded three new personal bests. Perkins recorded 9.925 on vault, bars and floor exercise, while Jacobsen marked 9.80 (vault); 9.90 (bars); 9.875 (beam).

Perkins and Diana Mejia earned top conference honors after their standout seasons. Perkins was named the 2014 MRGC gymnast of the year, while Mejia was named MRGC Co-Freshman of the Year.

The Blue and Orange return two conference champions: Perkins (UB, FX) and Morris (UB, AA), four MRGC First Team recipients: Perkins (V, UB, FX); Morris (UB, FX, AA); Krystine Jacobsen (UB); and Mejia (UB). Morris also earned MRGC second-team honors on balance beam.

Five freshmen join the Bronco family this season. California natives Alex Esmerian and Ann Stockwell will compete all-around this season. Lianne Josbacher (V, BB, FX) hails from Shrewsbury, Mass., and rounding out the first years is Abby Webb, a Clarkston, Wash., native (Palouse Empire). Redshirt freshman Sandra Collantes will compete for the Broncos this year, after sitting out the 2014 season due to injury.

The Broncos graduated two letterwinners: Kelsey Black and Amanda Otuafi.

In their final season for the Broncos, senior duo Morris and Perkins are in pursuit of Boise State records. Perkins set the school record for floor wins in a single-season in 2014 with nine wins. Currently she ranks sixth all-time in career floor wins (10) and will break into the top five with one more win. Perkins also ranks seventh all-time for uneven bars career wins with nine.

Morris has eight career event wins at all around, and marked her career-best score (39.500) at last year’s MRGC championships. That score ranks 11th all-time in Bronco history.

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