Michigan State Comes to TBA on Sunday
March 4, 2016

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No. 11 Boise State (9-0, 4-0 MRGC) returns to Taco Bell Arena on Sunday, March 6  at 2 p.m. to host their second Big Ten opponent of the season, Michigan State (6-6, 1-5 Big Ten).  The contest begins a three-meet home stand for the Broncos that will also include the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championships on March 19 at 6 p.m.

STILL UNBEATEN: As of Friday morning, Boise State is one of two undefeated women’s gymnastics teams out of the 82 that compete in NCAA Division I, II and III. The Broncos are joined by No. 19 Minnesota (11-0, 5-0 Big Ten) as the only other team that has yet to lose a meet.

No. 11 RANKING: For the second-straight week, Boise State remained at No. 11 in the Road To Nationals national rankings with a team RQS of 196.330. The Blue and Orange are still the only non-Power Five school to hold a spot in the top 12, and they are the No. 2 in the West Region behind No. 7 UCLA (196.825 RQS).

SERIES HISTORY: The Spartans hold an 8-1 advantage in the all-time series against the Broncos with the series dating back to 1988. Boise State did win the most recent meeting, however, defeating Michigan State at the Chicago Style Meet on the Chicago Historic Navy Pier on Feb. 6, 2009.

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS: The meet against the Broncos will not be the only meet of the weekend for the Spartans, as they will be first taking on No. 12 California, Southern Utah and Lindenwood in a quad meet in Berkley, Calif., on Friday night at 7 p.m. (PT).

Michigan State enters the weekend with the No. 35 RQS in the country at 194.980. Their best event – floor – ranks 17th with a RQS of 49.105. Three Spartans have an individual RQS of over 9.8 on floor; Elena Lagoski (9.855 RQS), Kira Frederick (9.845 RQS) and Drew Hendershot (9.810 RQS).

In the other three events they have a 48.745 RQS on uneven bars, a 48.690 on vault and a 48.405 on balance beam.

LAST TIME OUT: No. 11 Boise State ran away with the 196.425 – 194.675 victory at Utah State last Friday night, moving the Broncos to 9-0 on the season and 4-0 in MRGC competition. Boise State claimed all four event titles – including the all-around winner – and scored over a 49 in every event for the first time this season.

Maddie Krentz won the vault title with a 9.85, Krystine Jacobsen claimed her sixth uneven bars win of the season with a 9.9, Shani Remme was victorious on beam for the second-straight meet after putting up a 9.85, Sandra Collantes posted a 9.875 to win on floor and Remme won the all-around with a 39.175.

MRGC GYMNAST OF THE WEEK: For the third time this season, Remme was named the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Gymnast of the Week for her performance at Utah State. Remme won the all-around title with a 39.175, and also tied for the win on balance beam with a 9.85.

Remme – a native of Loomis, Calif. – earned a 9.775 on vault, a 9.750 on bars and a 9.8 on floor. The 9.85 on beam ties for her second-highest beam score of the season and also is her seventh-straight beam score over 9.8. Her 9.83 RQS on beam ties her for 69th in the country and puts her third in the MRGC. The all-around title gives Remme her third all-around win of the season.

JACOBSEN, TIED FOR THIRD ON BARS: With a 9.910 RQS, Jacobsen is tied for third in the country on uneven bars. Her 11 career wins puts gives her at No. 8 in Boise State history, and her six wins this year ties for the third most in a single season. She has claimed the uneven bars title in six out of the seven meets the Broncos have competed in so far this year.

TOP 100 INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS (RQS):
Vault
T71. Mackenzie Bennion – 9.815
T89. Ann Stockwell – 9.800
T89. Maddie Krentz – 9.800

Uneven Bars
T3. Krystine Jacobsen – 9.910
T49. Ann Stockwell – 9.845
T98. Sandra Collantes – 9.815

Balance Beam
T69. Shani Remme – 9.830

Floor
T15. Sandra Collantes – 9.905
T21. Maddie Krentz – 9.890
T90. Shani Remme – 9.825


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