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 GymInfo.com while also snagging the Western Athletic Conference Gymnast and Specialist of the Week honors.

Nationally
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.

Regionally
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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