Broncos to Face BYU and UC Davis
Jan. 20, 2016

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The No. 13 Broncos (2-0) will continue their season-opening road trip this weekend at BYU (0-2) in Provo, Utah at the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in a tri-meet that will also feature UC Davis (2-4). The meet will be the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference opener for Boise State, and also the second-straight meet competing against the Aggies after earning a pair of wins last weekend in Davis.

SERIES HISTORY: After last week’s victory, the Broncos now own a six-meet winning streak over the Aggies and a 19-1 advantage in the all-time series. BYU holds a 35-23 edge in the all-time series that dates back to 1979, but Boise State has won the last 14 contests against the Cougars.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State (195.700) opened the season on the road at UC Davis (194.325) in a triangular with Seattle Pacific (189.900) and left with two wins. The 195.700 is the second-highest season-opening score in school history, falling just short of the 195.850 that was recorded two years ago in 2014.

Krystine Jacobsen won the all-around title with a 39.125, highlighted by her 9.875 on the uneven bars that also earned her the victory in the event. Mary Frances Bir led the way on vault with a 9.80 for the win and Sandra Collantes took home the floor title after posting a personal-best 9.90.

The Broncos began the meet on beam, which proved to be their most consistent event of the night, picking up a 48.900. They then moved to floor where they posted a 49.125 for their highest team score of the meet. The Broncos went to vault in the third rotation and earned a 48.750, and then concluded the evening on the uneven bars (48.825).

MRGC WEEKLY HONORS: After winning the uneven bars and all-around titles in the Broncos’ season-opening victory on the road over UC Davis and Seattle Pacific, senior Krystine Jacobsen was recognized as the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Gymnast of the Week. In addition, redshirt sophomore Sandra Collantes was recognized as co-Specialist of the Week for her performance on floor. Collantes shared the honor with Southern Utah’s Madyson Blake.

THE OPPOSITION
BYU:
The Cougars have started the 2016 campaign 0-2 after finishing last season in fifth place at the MRGC Championships. BYU faced Central Michigan last Friday in a 194.775-193.575 loss in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Sophomore Mackenzie Douglas led the team on vault with a 9.775, while senior Makenzie Johnson Halliday led on beam with a 9.800. The Cougars also dropped their first meet to Utah 196.175-193.850 despite Halliday winning the all-around and tying for first on beam with a 9.825.

UC DAVIS: The Aggies’ 194.325 at last week’s home triangular earned them second place, and it was also the second-highest home opener in program history. UC Davis earned a 49.025 on beam, a 48.600 on vault, a 48.600 in floor and a 48.325 on the uneven bars.

SENIOR LEADERS: The Broncos will rely heavily on their four seniors - Krystine Jacobsen, Maddie Krentz, Molly McFarland and Marissa Wossner – all season. Combined, the four gymnasts made up nine of the Broncos’ 24 lineup spots (37.5%) in their season opener.

BRONCO CAPTAINS: Seniors Maddie Krentz and Krystine Jacobsen have been tabbed as team captains for the 2016 season. This will be Krentz’ second go-around as captain and Jacobsen’s first season with the title.

RETURNERS: Boise State returns five gymnasts who picked up six combined All-MRGC honors last season. Krystine Jacobsen notched two All-MRGC honors with a first-team nod on uneven bars and a second-team spot on balance beam. Maddie Krentz and Ann Stockwell both earned first-team honors on vault, Diana Mejia secured first-team honors on uneven bars and Sandra Collantes was a second-team selection on floor. Jacobsen’s career-best 9.95 on the uneven bars also earned her the victory in the event.

Here is a total class breakdown of the roster:

Seniors: Krystine Jacobsen, Maddie Krentz, Molly McFarland and Marissa Wossner

Juniors: Mackenzie Bennion, Diana Mejia and Paige Urquhart

Sophomores: (RS) Mary Frances Bir, (RS) Sandra Collantes, Alex Esmerian, Lianne Josbacher, Ann Stockwell and Abby Webb.

Freshmen: Sarah Means and Shani Remme

NEWCOMERS, No. 10 RECRUITING CLASS: According to CollegeGymFans.com, the Broncos’ two freshmen – Sarah Means and Shani Remme – gives the Blue and Orange the No. 10 recruiting class in the country. Two accomplished Level 10 gymnasts, Means and Remme should be a consistent presence in the Boise State lineup this season.

RECORD SETTERS IN THE CLASSROOM: The team recently finished the fall semester with a 3.81 single-semester GPA, setting the record for the highest single-semester GPA in school history in the process. The program also has a 3.67 cumulative GPA, which is also the highest cumulative GPA amongst other Boise State teams.


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