Jan. 25, 2018
Week 3 Meet Notes
MEET INFO The No. 9 Boise State Broncos head out to Southern Utah for their first road test of the season on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. MT. The meet will take place in the America First Events Center in Cedar City, Utah.
SERIES HISTORY The Broncos and Southern Utah will meet for the second time in this young season, as they opened the 2018 campaign by hosting the Thunderbirds on Jan. 11, 2018. The Broncos defeated SUU 196.225-194.350. The Broncos’ score of 196.226 was the highest season-opening team score in program history. The meet also saw some firsts, with redshirt senior vault specialist Mary Frances Bir making her collegiate debut on floor, scoring a 9.825. She has solidified her spot in the floor lineup in the early goings of the season, alson competing in the event in last week’s quad meet. Junior Shani Remme collected an all-around score of 39.425 to win the dual meet. She also took home first on bars (9.875), beam (9.875) and floor (9.875).
BRONCO CAPTAINS Seniors Sandra Collantes and Ann Stockwell have been tabbed as team captains for the 2017-18 season.
LAST TIME OUT The Broncos took home first in last week’s quad meet, defeating No. 7 Denver, Illinois-Chicago and Seattle Pacific with a score of 195.850. Junior Shani Remme won the individual beam title as she tied her career-high score on the event, 9.925. The Broncos were strong on bars, with no score lower than 9.825. Senior Sandra Collantes led the way on the event with a 9.825.
MRGC WEEKLY HONORS For the second-straight week, junior Shani Remme earned MRGC Gymnast of the Week, after an overall score of 39.300. She also earned Beam Specialist of the Week honors with a score of 9.925. Collantes earned her first weekly honor of the season as Bars Specialist of the Week with a score of 9.875. Sophomore Courtney McGregor won Vault Specialist of the Week honors with a 9.850 on the event.
IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS After two meets, Remme is tied for third nationally with an average score of 9.900 on beam.
RETURNERS The Broncos return a wealth of experience from a 2017 squad that brought home the program’s third-straight MRGC title. The 11 returners are headlined by 2017 MRGC Gymnast of the Year Shani Remme, who finished ninth individually in the first semifinal at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, setting the highest all-around score at nationals in Boise State history (39.3625). In addition to Remme, the Broncos return six additional gymnasts that earned All-MRGC First Team honors in 2017, Sarah Means, Courtney McGregor, Mary Frances Bir, Sandra Collantes, Alex Esmerian and Abby Webb. Overall the Broncos return seven of eight all-conference honorees from last season.
NEWCOMERS The five newcomers will provide outstanding depth to the team and many are expected to contribute right away - Rachel Obmann (Roseville, Calif.), Gabriela Bouza (Rio Rico, Ariz.), Tatum Bruden (Peoria, Ariz.), Tessa Otuafi (Reno, Nev.), Emily Muhlenhaupt (Castle Rock, Colo.).
BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK The Broncos are coming off their third-straight MRGC title in 2017, and advanced to the NCAA Regionals for the 10th-straight season. Other record-breaking moments from 2017 include; first time recording four team scores over 197 in a single season, with the highest team score in school history (197.675).