Boise State Takes on WAC Opponents in Sacramento State Tri-Meet

What’s Happening:

The Boise State gymnastics team is back in the rankings this week, sitting at No. 34 this week. The Broncos are prepping for the Sacramento State tri-meet where they will face the No. 40-ranked Hornets as well as No. 44-ranked Utah State in a three-way Western Athletic Conference competition.

 

Sacramento State Tri-Meet:

Sacramento State’s tri-meet will be held on Fri., Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. (Mountain Time) at The Nest on the campus of Sacramento State University in Sacramento, Calif.

 

Live stats are available at http://www.hornetsports.com/livestats/wgym/livestats.htm.

 

Last Time Out:

Boise State struggled in their last competition, placing third out of four teams in the BYU quad-meet. The Broncos posted a season-low score of 191.950 after counting numerous falls on beam and floor. The team, however, did post their third-best scores of the season on vault and bars. San Jose State won the meet with BYU placing second and Utah State in fourth.

 

All-Time Series:

Boise State enters the weekend with a lead over Sacramento State in the all-time series while Utah State leads the Broncos.

 

Boise State leads the Sac State Hornets, 10-7, including their most recent win at the WAC Championships in 2008. The Broncos have won the last three meetings between the two teams.

 

Utah State leads the Broncos, 54-18, with the Broncos winning their last five competitions, including their match-up last weekend at the BYU quad-meet.

 

Boise State:

The Broncos earned their first regional qualifying score (RQS) of the season this past week (193.735) which puts them into the No. 34 spot in the national team rankings. Boise State now ranks No. 26 (48.595 RQS) on bars, No. 30 (48.655 RQS) on vault, No. 36 (47.945 RQS) on beam and No. 38 (48.445 RQS) on floor. If the Broncos produce an average to good score this weekend, their RQS will increase in all categories, ranking them higher in next week’s poll. By Monday when the poll comes out, the Broncos will have seven completed meets. The top scores are dropped and the next five highest scores are averaged to find a team’s RQS. This means the Broncos’ low score of 191.950 from this past weekend may not show up in the RQS after this week.

 

In addition to the team rankings, two Broncos hold individual rankings in the nation’s top-100. Redshirt junior Taylor Jacob holds the highest spot, sitting in a tie for No. 18 on bars (9.845 RQS). Redshirt freshman Chelsee Apple also holds a ranking, sitting in a tie for No. 52 on vault (9.815 RQS).

 

Sacramento State:

Host team, Sacramento State, holds the No. 40 spot in this week’s national team rankings with an RQS of 192.865. The Hornets rank as high as No. 31 on beam (48.145 RQS), No. 35 on bars (48.350 RQS), No. 42 on floor (48.225 RQS) and No. 47 on vault (48.085 RQS).

 

Ranking in the nation’s top-100, Marina Borisova holds the majority of the Hornets’ individual rankings, including the No. 32 spot in the all-around (39.000 RQS). She also is tied for No. 50 on beam (9.785), tied for No. 55 on bars (9.795) and tied for No. 62 on floor (9.795). Cayla Boyce also holds one ranking for the Hornets, sitting at No. 77 in the all-around rankings (37.695.

 

Utah State:

Utah State drops seven spots this week in the rankings to No. 44 (191.765 RQS) after placing fourth at the BYU quad-meet last weekend. The Aggies hold the No. 30 spot as a team on bars (48.495 RQS), No. 44 on floor (48.195), No. 48 on vault (47.990) and No. 56 on beam (47.140).

 

In the nation’s top-100, the Aggies have two nationally ranked gymnasts. Nicki Felley holds the No. 82 spot in the all-around (37.485 RQS) while also sitting in a tie for No. 89 on floor (9.765). Nicole Simoneau holds the highest ranking, however, tying for No. 18 on bars (9.845).

 

2009 Boise State Awards:

Taylor Jacob, WAC Specialist of the Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Chelsee Apple, WAC Specialist of the Week, Feb. 2-8

Shaniece Craft, WAC Specialist of the Week, Feb. 9-15

 


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