Broncos Earn Big Win over Southern Utah on Senior Night

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State gymnastics team sent out their five seniors on a high note winning their final home meet Friday night (March 4) over top Western Athletic Conference rival Southern Utah. The Broncos won 195.925-194.650 over the Thunderbirds, improving to 10-3 on the season and 4-0 in the WAC. Bronco seniors Mallory Dziawura, Kelsey Lang, Hannah Redmon, Sarah Smith and Katie Tuller competed in front of their home crowd for the final time and were honored following the meet.

"We could not be more proud of our seniors," said assistant coach Patty Resnick. "They really lead the team tonight with their focus and drive."

Redmon tied for a win on bars, while Hailey Gaspar won on vault. Amy Glass earned the all-around, beam and floor titles, while also tying for the bars title.

Redmon and Glass each scored 9.925 on bars, recording lifetime-bests. Redmon earned her fourth season win on bars, good for a tie for No. 8 in season bars wins at Boise State while also improving to 10 career bars titles, good for No. 6. The pair also tied the school's seventh-best mark on bars.

Glass set a pair of school records, the first after winning her sixth title this season beam and the second after winning her eighth all-around title. The school records came in the season all-around wins and season beam wins categories. Glass also set new personal-bests of 39.50 in the all-around, tying the fifth-best score in school history, as well as a 9.925 on bars, tying with Redmon for the win.

The Broncos earned their best team score of the season on bars, a 49.225, tying the 10th-best score in Bronco history while also earning a team win on vault after scoring a 48.975. Southern Utah won the beam and floor team titles with scores of 49.025 and 49.175, respectively. Boise State scored 48.725 on beam and 49.00 on floor, while SUU earned a 48.10 on vault and a 48.350 on bars.

Co-head coach Neil Resnick said, "Our bar squad is really getting consistent from top to bottom.  When we start sticking every dismount, watch out!" 

Head-to-head Boise State was the best on vault, winning six of the top-seven spots. Getting the Broncos off on the right foot, Gaspar led the Broncos to their vault win after scoring a 9.875 to earn her third title on the event this season. Redmon placed second with a 9.850 while Glass tied for third with a 9.80. Each scoring 9.725, Amanda Otuafi and Kelsey Black shared the fifth-place spot while Brittany Potvin-Green rounded out the line-up with a tie for seventh-place and a score of 9.70.

In her final meet in front of her home crowd, Redmon was able to team with Glass, a redshirt junior, to earn career-best marks of 9.925 to share the uneven bars title. Redmon earned her fourth win on the event this season, while Glass earned her second. Helping to score the team's highest bars total this season was Lindsay Kazandjian and Potvin-Green who tied for fourth-place with 9.80 scores. Also competing in front of their home crowd for the final time, Dziawura earned a 9.775, a season-best, to place seventh, while Tuller earned a 9.750, placing eighth.

 On beam, Glass led the way with a near season-best 9.90 score. Gaspar captured a fifth-place (tied) finish with a 9.750, while Lacee Lang earned a 9.725, good for eighth-place. Bekah Gher knocked out a 9.70 to place ninth, while Kazandjian (9.650) and Kelsey Lang (9.550) placed 10th and 11th, respectively.

Glass captured her third win of the night on floor with a score of 9.875, also securing an all-around win. Gaspar placed third with a 9.850 and Black earned a 9.825 to tie for fifth. Kelsey Lang had a ninth-place finish (9.775), Redmon 10th-place finish (9.675) and Sarah Smith placed 11th (9.575) in their final performances in front of their home fans.

"Some highlights tonight were Kelsey Black's beautiful floor routine, Brittany Potvin-Green's bar routine and Amy Glass' beam routine," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "These girls are working so hard and it is really showing up at our meets."

With the win the Broncos have at least a share of the WAC regular season title holding a 4-0 record with one WAC match-up remaining. Southern Utah holds a 4-1 record and currently shares the title with Boise State with four wins each.

The Broncos head to Sacramento, Calif., to take on their final WAC opponent during the regular season, facing Sacramento State and UC Davis on Sunday, March 13. The meet is slated for a 4 p.m. (Mountain) start at the Hornets' Nest.

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