The No. 17 Boise State gymnastics team heads on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Provo, Utah, to take on No. 31 BYU on Sat., Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.
Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Smith Fieldhouse. Tickets are $6 for an adult reserved seat and $5 for an adult general. Children, students and seniors can purchase a $5 ticket. Online purchases can be made at www.byutickets.com.
Fans can follow the action live by going to BYUcougars.com for live stats and scores. The meet will be televised on BYUtv.
The Broncos and Cougars have met 47 times in their series history with BYU holding a 35-12 lead over Boise State. In recent years, the Broncos have come away with victories, winning their last three meetings, including a 196.200-194.300 win on March 23, 2012.
BOISE STATE "BRONCOS":
Boise State (1-0) will hit the road for its first away meet of the 2013 season. The Broncos opened the season on Jan. 18 in a dual with Utah State, winning 194.874-191.250 in Boise, Idaho.
The Broncos sit at No. 17 this week in the Troester.com national rankings, while also holding team event rankings of No. 25 on vault, tied No. 18 on bars, No. 26 on beam and No. 18 on floor. Boise State ranks fourth in the West Region after one meet this season.
Boise State has seven individuals holding top-100 national rankings in their respective events this week. Brittany Potvin-Green sits in a tie for No. 54 (avg: 38.875) in the all-around, tied for No. 59 (9.825) on vault and tied for No. 34 on floor (9.850). Caitlin Mann is tied for No. 86 (38.525) in the all-around, tied for No. 61 on bars (9.80) and tied for No. 94 on floor (9.775). Kelsey Black ties for No. 61 on bars (9.80) and No. 69 on floor (9.80), while Ciera Perkins ties for No. 97 on vault (9.80). Alessandra Cinfio ties for No. 54 on beam (9.80) and Kelsey Morris sits at No. 92 in the all-around, rounding out the ranked Broncos.
BYU (4-2) returns to the Smith Fieldhouse for its second home meet of 2013 after placing second at the Texas Women's Quad Meet with a 193.450 team score. The Cougars' best score of the season thus far came in their season opener in Cancun, Mexico, where they earned a 194.475 to place second against Michigan and Oregon State.
The Cougars hold a No. 31 rank in this week's Troester.com national rankings. As a team they rank No. 37 on vault, No. 17 on bars, No. 39 on beam and No. 33 on floor. Regionally they sit at No. 4 in the North Central Region.
Individually three Cougars sit in the nation's top-100 rankings in their respective events. Raquel Willman sits in a tie for No. 49 in the all-around (38.933), is tied for No. 52 on bars (9.817) and tied for No. 100 on beam (9.758). Megan Bain holds the highest rank, sitting in a tie for No. 18 on beam (9.858), while also tying for No. 81 on floor (9.792). Haylee Rollins holds the final individual rank, tying for No. 35 on bars (9.833).