Bronco Gymnastics Set to Host WAC Opponent Sacramento State

COMING UP:
Boise State hosts Western Athletic Conference opponent Sacramento State in their third of six home meets this season. The Broncos are set to take on the Hornets at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 22 at Taco Bell Arena.

WATCH ONLINE:
Fans are able to watch the BSU vs. Sacramento State gymnastics meet live on Bronco Vision on the www.broncosports.com website. Cost for the Bronco Vision is $9.95 per month (30 days) or $79.95 for a yearly subscription.

LAST TIME OUT:
The Boise State gymnastics team earned their sixth victory of the season topping Cal State-Fullerton (5-6), 196.425-194.825 over last Sunday afternoon. The Broncos (6-1, 5-1 WAC) scored their highest team mark of the season as well as moving into the BSU history books as the No. 6 all-time team score. The Broncos won all four events as a team and moved into the record books on vault as well, scoring a 49.20 to move them to second all-time in the event. The Broncos also posted solid scores of 49.075 on uneven bars, 49.05 on balance beam, and 49.10 on floor exercise.

ABOUT THE BRONCOS:
The Broncos enter this week unranked due to the start of the regional qualifying standard (RQS) rankings. Once the NCAA gymnastics season has reached its sixth week of competition, rankings are based on a six-week RQS ranking. Since the Broncos have only competed in five meets this season (including a quadrangular) their rankings are not counted for in the GymInfo.com rankings for the week of February 18. No individual rankings were counted for the Broncos either this week, due to the RQS ratings.

In a quick turnaround, the Broncos will try to recuperate and recover from their late afternoon competition on Sunday, February 17 and look to top Sacramento State on Friday, February 22. Amy Glass will look to be one of many leaders for the Broncos after winning last week’s all-around and beam competitions as well as snagging the WAC Gymnast of the Week honor for February 11-17.

ABOUT THE HORNETS:
Sacramento State sits in the same boat as the Broncos this week, unable to be ranked due to the lack of number of meets. Although the Hornets have not competed in six meets so far, they are 4-3 on the season, competing in multi-team competitions already this season. The Hornets will look to be a threat this weekend as they come off a 194.675-193.300 win over No. 15 ranked Southern Utah University on Friday, February 15. Senior Melissa Genovese will look to lead the way after winning on beam and on floor last week as well as earning the WAC Specialist of the Week honor for her 9.925 performance on beam.

BRONCOS BY EVENT:
VAULT:
Winning on vault for the third straight week, freshman Hannah Redmon will look to lead the Bronco vault corps. Juniors Shaniece Craft and Amber Neroes were joined last week by freshman Amy Glass to finish in a tie for second and will likely be three additional Broncos in the line-up this week. Sophomores Yvette Leizorek and Ruthie Pennington will likely be contributors as well after being major contributors the past few meets.

BARS: As always, senior Lindsay Ward and redshirt sophomore Taylor Jacob will look to lead the bars line-up for the Broncos. The pair each has three wins on the season in the event. Redmon, Neroes and Glass will be joined by freshman Mallory Dziawura to likely make up this week’s line-up.

BEAM: After winning the event last week, Glass will look to join Ward who has been consistent all season on beam. Jacob and Redmon will likely be joined by freshmen Sarah Smith and Kelsey Lang on beam this week.

FLOOR: Always a strong group of floor competitors, the Broncos’ floor line-up will likely consist of Glass, Jacob, Lang, Leizorek, Redmon and Smith although changes in all-around competitors may change this event’s line-ups or any of the previous events.


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