No. 15 Broncos Head to No. 11 Alabama

What's Happening:
Boise State's gymnastics team will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., in its second week of competition to take on arguably their toughest scheduled opponent this season, 11th-ranked Alabama. The Broncos face the four-time NCAA Champions for only fourth time in school history on Fri., Jan. 21 in the Coleman Coliseum at 6:30 p.m. (Mountain).

Live Coverage:
Live video can be streamed for a fee at: http://www.rolltide.com/allaccess/?media=220528.
A link for live stats and radio for the event will become available later in the week at: http://www.rolltide.com/sports/w-gym/sched/alab-w-gym-sched.html  and then selecting the active link in the coverage box to the left of the schedule.

Weekly Rankings:
Boise State enters the week ranked No. 15 in the country, while Alabama is tied for No. 11. The Crimson Tide boasts the current nation-leading vault team, while also ranking No. 6 on floor, is tied for No. 11 on beam and ranks No. 38 in the nation on bars. The Broncos are ranked as high as No. 10 on floor, tied for No. 16 on vault, are No. 22 on beam and tied for No. 22 on bars.

All-Time Series:
Alabama enters the week as the leader in the two-team all-time series, winning all three meetings between the Crimson Tide and the Broncos. Their most recent meeting came on Apr.12, 2009, while their first meeting in history was on Apr. 3, 2004. This will be the first regular season meeting between the teams.

Record Watch:
In their season-opening meet, Boise State's Hannah Redmon and Amy Glass made their mark in the Bronco record books. Redmon earned her 17th-career title on floor exercise, tying her for a school record for all-time career wins on the event. Glass earned her sixth-career all-around title, tying her for No. 6 in the all-time career all-around wins at Boise State.

Boise State "Broncos":
Boise State enters the rankings for the first time this past week after opening their season at Washington on Sat., Jan. 15. They rank No. 15 and now hold a 2-1 record and have a season-best score of 194.575.

Three Broncos rank in the nation's top-100, including Glass, Redmon and Katie Tuller. Glass holds the highest rank of any Bronco, tying for the fifth-best spot in the all-around (39.325). She also sits at a tie for No. 6 on beam (9.850 avg.), is tied for No. 9 on vault (9.875), sits in a tie for No. 16 on floor (9.850) and is tied for 93rd on bars (9.750). Redmon ranks as high as No. 7 (tied) on floor (9.875), while also tying for No. 35 on vault (9.825). Sitting in a tie for No. 44 on bars (9.80) Tuller rounds out the ranked Broncos this week.

Alabama "Crimson Tide":
Alabama enters the week with a No. 11 (tied) ranking, while also holding a 2-0 record and a season-high score of 195.350.

The Tide boasts seven gymnasts in the top-100 national rankings in their respective events. In the all-around Kayla Hoffman leads the way with a No. 12 ranking (39.20). She also ranks tied for No. 2 on vault (9.925), tied for No. 6 on beam (9.850) and tied for No. 28 on floor (9.838). Ranking No. 27 (tied) in the all-around (38.975), Sarah DeMeo also ranks fifth in the nation on beam (9.863) and is tied for No. 72 on bars (9.775). Kim Jacob is the final all-arounder in the ranks for Alabama, sitting at No. 43 (38.750). Jacob also ranks No. 21 (tied) on beam (9.825) and No. 76 (tied) on floor (9.775).

Joining the ranks on vault is No. 2 (tied) Geralen Stack-Eaton (9.925), No. 5 (tied) Diandra Millier (9.913), No. 9 (tied) Ashley Sledge (9.875) and tied for No. 35 is Marissa Gutierrez (9.828). Milliner also is tied for No. 16 in the nation on floor (9.850), while Gutierrez is tied for No. 88 on floor (9.763) to round out the ranked Crimson Tide.


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