No. 13 Broncos Set for Showdown at No. 18 BYU
Feb. 21, 2018

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MEET INFO The No. 13 Broncos head to Provo, Utah, this week to face off against host No. 18 BYU on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. MT in Smith Fieldhouse.

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SERIES HISTORY The Broncos are 28-35 all-time against the Cougars, but have won the last 19 meetings between the two programs. The last time the Broncos and BYU met in a dual meet was Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, where the Broncos defeated the Cougars, 196.400-193.525.

LAST TIME OUT The Broncos are coming off their best performance of the season, defeating visiting Utah State with a season-high score of 196.875 to the Aggies' 194.900. Courtney McGregor had a career day, winning the all-around competition for the first time in her career with a career-high score of 39.500. She finished first on vault with a score of 9.900 and tied for first with teammate Shani Remme on bars with another score of 9.900. Speaking of Remme, she finished just .050 behind McGregor in the all-around, led by a record-setting score on floor. The junior tied the program record and set a new career-high with a score of 9.950 on the event. Redshirt junior Alex Esmerian was almost as impressive as Remme on floor, scoring a 9.900 on her first official collegiate floor exercise routine. The Broncos finished with a season-high 39.475 on the event.

CONFERENCE HONORS For the sixth-straight week the Broncos took home MRGC Gymanst of the Week honors, but Courtney McGregor unseated teammate Shani Remme, who had won the previous five awards. The honor is the first of McGregor's career. She also added MRGC Vault Specialist of the Week, the fourth-straight week a Bronco has won the honor after Mary Frances Bir won the previous three honors. McGregor and Shani Remme shared the MRGC Bars Specialist of the Week honors, while Remme also won MRGC Floor Specialist of the Week for her record-tying performance.

BRONCO CAPTAINS Seniors Sandra Collantes and Ann Stockwell have been tabbed as team captains for the 2017-18 season.

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. For the 11th-straight season the Broncos are under the direction of co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick, the 2017 MRGC Coaches of the Year and the 2017 NACGC/W West Region Co-Head Coaches of the Year.

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).

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