Top-10 Matchup Set for Friday
March 8, 2017

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No. 10 Boise State (8-4, 4-0 MRGC) will honor its three seniors – Mackenzie Bennion, Diana Mejia and Paige Urquhart – Friday night at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena as the team welcomes No. 8 Denver (16-4, 0-2 Big 12) for the last home meet of the 2017 season. The Broncos and Pioneers will have the national stage Friday night, as the meet is the only top-10 matchup of the day.

WATCH/FOLLOW: Both a live video stream and a live results link will be provided.

TICKETS/FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION DAY: Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for juniors and seniors, but faculty and staff who bring their Boise State ID card will receive free admission.

BLACK OUT: Fans are encouraged to wear black Friday night, as the gymnasts will be wearing their black leotards. In addition, the first 1,000 fans will receive glow sticks at the door.

 SCOUTING THE PIONEERS: Denver comes into the meet with an RQS of 196.910 and a season-high score of 197.150 that they have achieved on two occasions (Feb. 18 and March 4). The Pioneers are led by two all-arounders ranked No. 10 and 11 in the country, Maddie Karr (39.450 RQS) and Julia Ross (39.410 RQS).

Denver’s strongest event is uneven bars where they are No. 8 (49.270 RQS) in the country, but they are also in the top 10 in vault (49.205 RQS – T9th) and balance beam (49.250 RQS – 9th).

SERIES HISTORY: Denver leads the all-time series 16-13-1 and the Broncos dropped a pair of meets to the Pioneers earlier this season, falling 196.875 – 196.225 on Jan. 20 and then again in what was Boise State’s best road score in school history on Feb. 11, coming up short 197.125 – 197.075.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State shook off a slow start last Thursday night in Taco Bell Arena and finished strong to take down Utah State with a score of 196.700 – 195.675. The Broncos rallied down the stretch and used a season-high 49.300 on floor to pull away from the visiting Aggies.

The Blue and Orange swept the event and all-around titles as Shani Remme won on uneven bars (9.9), balance beam (9.9), and also claimed the all-around honor with a 38.700. Mary Frances Bir won on vault with a 9.85 while Ann Stockwell and Sandra Collantes both posted 9.925s to share the floor title.

While floor was the headline event of the night, the crescendo began with balance beam as the Broncos were able to produce a 49.275, good for the eighth-best beam score in school history. Three Broncos posted 9.825s, Paige Urquhart was exceptional with a 9.85, Sarah Means came away with a 9.875 and Remme won the event with a 9.9.

STILL No. 10: The Road To Nationals team rankings for week nine of the 2017 season were announced Monday morning, and the Broncos maintained their No. 10 ranking after improving their RQS to a 196.700. The Broncos have been ranked in the top 10 in four of the nine weekly polls so far this season. The Blue and Orange climbed to as high as No. 7 on Feb. 13, good for a program record.

MRGC HONORS: Remme continued her dominance in the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference as the league announced her as the recipient of both the Balance Beam and Uneven Bars Specialist of the Week on Monday. Remme has now earned two Uneven Bars Specialist of the Week and five Balance Beam Specialist of the Week awards this season. Stockwell and Collantes shined with 9.925s on floor to earn Floor Specialist of the Week honors. The 9.925 was a career high for Stockwell and a season high for Collantes.

SENIOR NIGHT MOJO: Last year on March 12 the Broncos honored seniors Krystine Jacobsen, Maddie Krentz, Molly McFarland and Marissa Wossner by exploding for a 197.325 to earn the highest team score in school history, tallying wins over Southern Utah and San Jose State. Boise State was dominant on all four apparatuses; vault (49.325), uneven bars (49.475), balance beam (49.150) and floor (49.375).

NATIONAL EVENT RANKINGS: Several Broncos are in the top 100 of the national event rankings according to the RQS. Check out where Boise State stacks up as a team and individually:

Event/Name Ranking RQS
Vault
Mary Frances Bir T31 9.855
Ann Stockwell T66 9.830
Courtney McGregor T96 9.810
Shani Remme T96 9.810
TEAM T15 49.125

Uneven Bars
Diana Mejia T19 9.885
Courtney McGregor T32 9.875
Shani Remme T50 9.860
Mackenzie Bennion T61 9.850
Ann Stockwell T85 9.835
TEAM 7 49.295

Balance Beam
Shani Remme T19 9.895
Sarah Means T29 9.880
Paige Urquhart T93 9.825
TEAM 14 49.200

Floor
TEAM T22 49.110

All-Around
Shani Remme T23 39.210
Courtney McGregor 34 39.125

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