Feb. 14, 2015
Utah State at No. 12 Boise State
Sunday, Feb. 15 - 7 p.m. MT- Taco Bell Arena
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The No. 12 Boise State Broncos (6-3, 4-1 MRGC) will host conference opponent Utah State Aggies (4-2, 1-2 MRGC), Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.
TICKETS & PROMOTIONS
Dads and Daughters: The first 50 pairs will receive tshirts and admission to the meet for $10.
Tickets: $6 (Adult), $4 (Junior/Senior), students receive free admission with a Boise State student I.D.
AGAINST THE AGGIES
This is the second time this season the Broncos and Aggies have squared off. Boise State topped Utah State in the first meeting in Logan, 195.975-194.275.
Utah State gymnastics (4-2, 1-2 MRGC) topped Seattle Pacific, 194.725-192.075, in a dual meet in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Friday night. Junior Aggie McKinzey Martinez won the all-around with a career-high 39.300.
Utah State recorded a 48.900 on vault, a season-high 48.825 on bars, a 48.125 on beam and a season-high 48.875 on floor to make up its 194.725 final team score.
The 12th-ranked Broncos competed at the 6th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday night. Despite falling 195.450-197.800 to the Crimson Tide, four Broncos tied or bettered their season and career highs at the meet.
Coming into Sunday's dual meet versus the Aggies, the Broncos rank tied for ninth in the nation on vault, sixth in the nation on bars and 10th in the nation on beam. Currently the Broncos rank second in the west region on vault, averaging a 49.210. Boise State leads the west on uneven bars with a 49.140, and comes in third on balance beam.
The Broncos currently lead the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference, averaging a 195.860 to Utah State's 194.600.
RAISING THE BAR...WITH HORSEPOWER
The sixth-ranked bars team is averaging a staggering 49.190 on the apparatus. In the BYU tri-meet on Feb. 7, every Bronco in the uneven bar lineup set a season or career-best score. Junior Krystine Jacobsen tied her season and career high best with a 9.90. Senior Ciera Perkins matched the mark with her own 9.90. Perkins would go on to better her career high at the Alabama dual meet, marking a 9.950 on the apparatus for a share of the event title.
...TO THE VAULT VICTORS...GO THE SPOILS
Perkins paced the Broncos at the Alabama dual meet, marking a 9.90. Captains Maddie Krentz and Kelsey Morris posted a pair of 9.925's on vault in the fifth and third lineup positions, respectively at the BYU tri-meet on Feb. 7. The scores helped the captains take home shares of individual vault titles. A Bronco gymnast has recorded a 9.925 or higher on vault in four of the five meets this season.
JUNIOR CLASS JACKPOT
The Boise State trio of juniors are having a sensational 2015. Krystine Jacobsen has posted back-to-back 9.90's on bars to mark her career best, helping her to top-25 national rankings on bars and beam. She's also set her career best on beam (9.90) and floor exercise (9.525) this year.
Maddie Krentz has recorded her career-best vault twice this year with a pair of 9.925's. She's had eight of her 10 bars/floor routines count towards the team score.
Marissa Wossner has set her career best marks this season as well. Wossner hit 9.825 on beam versus Utah State, while hitting a 9.850 on floor against BYU and Denver.
Senior captain Ciera Perkins vaulted into the Bronco record books on January 30th. The Las Vegas, Nev., native anchored the vault lineup. She recorded Boise State's first 10.0 in 19 years with her Yurchenko full, when Perkins was still a toddler. She is the fourth `perfect' gymnast in school history, and third on vault: (Julie Wagner, 1993; Leslie Mott, 1996). Perkins now ranks tied for 13th nationally on the event, averaging a 9.908 through three meets. She's posted only the ninth perfect vault score this season.
The women's gymnastics team posted an all-time semester record GPA of 3.75, the highest mark ever by a Bronco team for one semester. The previous record was 3.68 set by the women's golf team in the 2014 spring semester.
The Fall 2014 semester saw six Broncos earn straight-A's: Brooke Graham, Lianne Josbacher, Molly McFarland, Ann Stockwell, Paige Urquhart and Marissa Wossner.
Stockwell, Urqhuart and Wossner were named to the Dean's List Highest Honors, while Mary Frances Bir, Alex Esmerian, Brooke Graham and Lianne Josbacher made the Dean's List High Honors.
The Broncos began the season ranked No. 19 in the preseason coaches' poll. Boise State will face five opponents in the top 25, including No. 6 Utah, No. 20 Denver, No. 4 Alabama, No. 18 Ohio State and No. 14 California. Southern Utah, UC Davis, Utah State and BYU begin the season receiving votes.
Senior Captain Kelsey Morris was tapped as the MRGC Co-Gymnast of the Week with her shares of all around and vault titles at the BYU tri-meet. Morris set her career-best score on vault, marking a 9.925 on the apparatus. This is the fourth-straight week conference honors have been awarded to a Bronco. After Perkins' 10.0 performance on vault in the tri-meet versus Utah State and UC Davis, she was honored as the MRGC Specialist of the Week honors for the second-straight week. Perkins was previously awarded conference honors for her career-tying best 9.925 vault against Southern Utah (Jan. 26). Junior captain Maddie Krentz earned the accolade after her own career-best 9.925 vault in the season opener.
Krystine Jacobsen boasts a pair of national top 25 rankings this season. The junior comes in tied for 15th overall on uneven bars, averaging a 9.850. She ranks 23 on beam, averaging a 9.840.
In their final season for the Broncos, senior duo Morris and Perkins are in pursuit of Boise State records. Perkins set the school record for floor wins in a single-season in 2014 with nine wins. Currently she ranks sixth all-time in career floor wins (10) and will break into the top five with one more win. Perkins also ranks seventh all-time for uneven bars career wins with 11 after her school record tying 9.950 mark against Alabama. And after her 10.0 vault title, Perkins has seven career vault wins.
Morris has 10 career event wins at all around and marked her career-best score (39.500) at last year's MRGC championships. That score ranks 11th all-time in Bronco history. After grabbing shares of vault and all-around titles at the tri-meet versus BYU, Morris now has 30 career-event wins through her four years as a Bronco.
Freshmen Ann Stockwell and Lianne Josbacher have risen to the occasion in their rookie seasons. Out of their combined 19 routines in 2015 to date, they have had 15 contribute to the team score. Stockwell has proven to be steadily consistent on vault, producing scores of 9.800 or higher. Josbacher has excelled in her three events, namely on vault and balance beam.
Then-junior Ciera Perkins became the first Bronco gymnast to earn All-America honors on floor exercise in 2014. The Las Vegas native scored a 9.90 and tied for an eighth-place finish, good for second team All-America honors. Fellow teammate Kelsey Morris scored a 9.850 on uneven bars at NCAA Championships, the best mark in school history on the national stage.
The Broncos recorded 23 new career-best scores during the 2014 season. Morris led the charge with four new personal top marks (vault: 9.90; bars: 9.950; beam: 9.850; all-around: 39.500). Ciera Perkins and Krystine Jacobsen both recorded three new personal bests. Perkins recorded 9.925 on vault, bars and floor exercise, while Jacobsen marked 9.80 (vault); 9.90 (bars); 9.875 (beam).