Bronco Gymnastics Breaks Into Nation's Top-20

BOISE, Idaho The Boise State gymnastics team is continuing to reap the rewards of an outstanding performance last Tuesday when they defeated Utah State 195.70-192.40. The Broncos jumped from No. 21 in the rankings to No. 18 according to while also snagging the Western Athletic Conference Gymnast and Specialist of the Week honors.

With a two-meet average of 194.162, the Broncos landed in the No. 18 spot for the weekly ranking on January 28. As a team, BSU also proves to be tough a competitor event-by-event, holding event rankings as high as No. 9 on the uneven bars. BSU also sits in the No. 13 spot on floor exercise, in No. 25 on balance beam and No. 27 on vault.

A handful of Broncos currently sit within the nation’s top-100 of their respective events. Freshmen Amy Glass and Hannah Redmon lead the way, each with two top-100 rankings. Senior Lindsay Ward, juniors Shaniece Craft and Amber Neroes, sophomore Taylor Jacob, and freshmen Mallory Dziawura, Sarah Smith and Kelsey Lang also hold top-100 national spots in their respective events.

As a team, the Broncos hold the No. 4 spot in the West Regional rankings with UCLA, Oregon State and Stanford sitting in the top-3 spots. BSU also holds the No. 1 spot in the region on floor exercise, the No. 2 position on uneven bars, and sit at No. 4 on vault and balance beam as a team.

Individually, four Broncos rank in the top-10 in the West Region, including: Lindsay Ward on bars (5th), Hannah Redmon on floor exercise (5th), Amy Glass on vault (6th), and Taylor Jacob on balance beam (in a 5-way tie for 6th).

Western Athletic Conference
The Broncos were slightly edged this week by Southern Utah University for the No. 1 team spot in WAC rankings. Determining the ranks by meet averages, the Thunderbirds edged the Broncos by .013 to claim the top spot. SUU has a 194.175 average with only one meet under their belts while BSU has a two-meet average of 194.162. In a distant third, San Jose State has totaled an average of 192.067 over five meets.

Event-by-event, the Broncos hold the No. 1 spot on floor exercise, while resting just behind SUU on vault, uneven bars, and balance beam for the No. 2 spot in each event. BSU has a number of athletes in the top-5 WAC rankings. Amy Glass holds the No. 1 spot in the WAC on vault while Hannah Redmon holds the top spot on floor. Shaniece Craft, Lindsay Ward, and Taylor Jacob each sit in the No. 3 spot on vault, bars, and beam, respectively while Sarah Smith (floor exercise) and Amy Glass (beam) also hold the No. 5 spots.

The Broncos were able to sweep the WAC Weekly honors for the week of January 21-27 with Taylor Jacob earning the WAC Gymnast of the Week and Lindsay Ward earning the WAC Specialist of the Week honors. The two awards gives the Broncos a total of three awards so far this season with Amy Glass earning the Specialist of the Week honor for the week of January 7-13.

Up Next
The Broncos will travel to Cedar City, Utah to participate in the Southern Utah quad meet which includes BSU, SUU, Brigham Young University, and Cal State-Fullerton. The meet, which is slated for a 7 p.m. start, will be the third for the Broncos this season.

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