The No. 23-ranked Boise State gymnastics team hosts their final regular season meet of the 2010 season on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. The Broncos (12-2, 4-0 WAC) will host Western Athletic Conference opponent and No. 36-ranked San Jose State (9-9, 1-3 WAC) in the dual meet. The evening marks the third and final home meet for Boise State as well as "Senior Night" for three Broncos: Yvette Leizorek, Taylor Jacob and Raquel Turnbow.
As mentioned Leizorek, Jacob and Turnbow will be recognized in a presentation honoring the 2010 seniors of Boise State gymnastics at the meet. The recognition will occur immediately following the competition at Taco Bell Arena.
Canned Food Drive:
The gymnasts are hosting another canned food drive to benefit the Idaho Food Bank. All fans are encouraged to bring canned goods to the meet and drop them in the bins at the doors.
Live Stats and Video:
Live stats and video can be found on Boise State's athletics webpage: www.broncosports.com. Go to the "Multimedia" tab at the top and select "Bronco Vision" for live video and "Live Stats" for live scores.
WAC Title Within Reach:
The 2010 season marked a first for the WAC, introducing a regular season title to one of the six teams who compete in gymnastics. Previously, there was only a WAC title for the winner of the WAC Championship meet, but this season the regular season title has been added. Boise State holds a 4-0 record over WAC teams and needs to pick up a win over San Jose State on Friday to solidify the first ever regular season WAC title in gymnastics.
Last Time Out:
The Broncos competed at the BYU Triangular meet on Friday, March 12 where they suffered only their second loss of the season. The Broncos fell to BYU, but defeated Arizona State with their team total of 195.30. The team earned the fourth-best score in school history on bars (49.30) while also earning the sixth-best on vault (49.250). Hannah Redmon won the vault, her 14th career win on the event while Taylor Jacob and Amy Glass tied for a first-place finish on bars. Jacob recorded her 14th career win on bars in the meet.
Boise State leads the all-time series heading into the weekend, holding a 24-5 lead over the Spartans. They have earned three straight wins over SJSU, including one this season on Jan. 15, 2010 at the Flips Invitational in Reno, Nev.
Athlete of the Week:
Junior Hannah Redmon has earned five WAC awards this season, most recently being named WAC Gymnast of the Week for Mar. 1-7. She has also earned WAC Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 11-17 and Feb. 8-14 as well as Specialist of the Week for the weeks of Feb. 1-7 and Feb. 22-28 this season. Freshman Hailey Gaspar earned a WAC Specialist of the Week honor for the week of Jan. 25-31.
Making a Mark in the Record Books:
As a team the Broncos set a school record with a score of 49.350 on vault on Feb. 26, 2010. In the same meet they were able to earn an overall score of 196.10, good for 12th on the all-time team scores list at Boise State. Five current Broncos hold spots in the all-time records for Boise State. Redshirt sophomore Amy Glass holds a No. 10 (tie) spot with four career all-around wins. Junior Hannah Redmon holds the No. 6 spot on the all-time career all-around wins chart with six total, while also sitting in a tie for No. 2 on all-time career wins on floor with 13 career wins. She also is tied for No. 3 on the all-time season floor wins chart with five titles this season. She holds the No. 4 spot in career vault wins with 14 total while also tying for No. 7 on the all-time season wins chart with five vault titles in 2010. Redmon sits on the uneven bars charts, earning a tie for No. 7 in season wins with four in 2010 as well as tying for the No. 10 spot in career bars wins with five. Redshirt senior Taylor Jacob sits in a tie for second in all-time career wins on bars with 14 while junior Kelsey Lang sits in a tie for No. 6 in career beam wins, totaling five in her career. She has also earned four wins on beam this season, tying her for No. 3 on the all-time season beam wins chart.
Boise State "Broncos":
The Broncos sit at No. 23 this week, dropping one spot from the Mar. 8 team rankings. The team holds the No. 14 spot in the nation on vault, while also sitting No. 21 on bars, tied for No. 31 on floor and tied for No. 34 on beam. The Broncos hold a 12-2 record, while also sitting at 4-0 in WAC competitions. They will lock in the WAC regular season title with a win over SJSU on Friday.
Broncos In the Rankings:
The Broncos continue to climb in the individual rankings, holding eight spots among the four individual events and the all-around. Redshirt sophomore Amy Glass holds the No. 38 spot in the nation in the all-around, while also tying for No. 41 on vault and tying for No. 88 on bars. Junior Hannah Redmon is tied for the No. 13 spot in the nation on vault, while also ranking No. 44 on bars and tying for No. 34 on floor. Freshman Hailey Gaspar joins the pair on vault, tying for No. 51 in the nation on the event, while Leizorek joins Redmon on floor with a tie for the No. 100 spot in floor exercise rankings.
San Jose State "Spartans":
San Jose State enters the week as the No. 36-ranked team in the country. They rank No. 40 as a team on vault, No. 35 on bars, No. 21 on floor and are tied with Boise State as the No. 34-ranked team on balance beam. They enter the week 9-9 with a 1-3 WAC record.
The Spartans also hold eight spots in the individual rankings with sophomore Thomasina Wallace leading the way. Wallace is ranked No. 52 in the all-around, as well as tied for No. 27 on bars, No. 50 on beam and No. 100 on floor exercise. Lily Swann is the only Spartan ranked on vault, tying for the No. 90 spot while Gabrielle Targosz and Tiffany Louie are tied for the No. 82 spot on floor.