MRGC Honors Three Broncos
Jan. 23, 2017

LOGAN, Utah – The Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference announced the weekly award winners for the third week of the 2017 season and Boise State nearly swept the weekly honors when Shani Remme was named MRGC Gymnast of the Week and Co-Balance Beam Specialist of the Week, Mary Frances Bir earned Vault Specialist of the Week and Courtney McGregor was named Uneven Bars Specialist of the week.

The haul of accolades comes a few days after the No. 14 Broncos (4-2) posted a 196.225 to take third at a quad meet in Salt Lake City that included host No. 4 Utah (197.625), No. 7 Denver (196.875) and Illinois-Chicago (193.250). Boise State improved almost a full point from their season-opening meet at UC Davis when they tallied a 195.300.

Remme was sensational at the Huntsman Center in large part because of a beam routine that garnered a 9.875 – good for a season high. The Loomis, Calif., native was also the model of consistency, finishing the evening with a 39.275 in the all-around for the highest all-around score in week three among MRGC teams. The honors are the fourth and fifth career weekly conference nods for the sophomore.

Bir’s 9.875 on vault tied a career high and set the pace for the Broncos in an event in which they ended up with a 49.100. The weekly honor is the first for the vault specialist who was named a second-team All-MRGC honoree on vault last season.

Courtney McGregor’s first 9.9 of her career came on the uneven bars Friday night, securing her a tie for second place in the event. Her first career MRGC weekly accolade comes a week after she won the all-around title at the season-opening meet at UC Davis.

The Road To Nationals Rankings were also updated Monday morning and the Broncos moved up one spot and now sit at No. 14. Boise State possesses a team score average of 195.763.

The Blue and Orange will compete against BYU at the Gem State Invitational this Friday, Jan. 27 at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise at 7 p.m.

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