The No. 14-ranked Boise State gymnastics team preps for their final regular-season meet of 2012. The Broncos host No. 34-ranked BYU on Friday, March 23, in their final meet of the season at Taco Bell Arena. Three Bronco seniors will be honored following competition on Friday.
Movin' On Up:
Boise State jumped one spot this week in the rankings, moving to No. 14. The Broncos hold that spot with a 195.990 Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) and chase Ohio State who holds the No. 13 spot with a 196.115 RQS. The Broncos have ranked as high as No. 13 this season (Jan. 23) and as low as No. 17 (Jan. 16).
Honoring the Seniors:
Three Bronco seniors will be honored on Friday following the meet. The "Senior Night" ceremony will include Chelsee Apple, Amy Glass and Lindsay Kazandjian.
Making their Mark:
The 2012 Broncos have been working hard to make their mark in the Boise State record books and have done a great job this far into the season. Amy Glass leads the way with four marks in the record books. She sits in a tie for second in career-wins in the all-around (15), is tied for second in career wins on balance beam (12), is tied for seventh for uneven bars best scores (9.925) , is tied for ninth for bars career wins (6) and holds four of the top-25 all-times scores in the all-around. Brittany Potvin-Green made her move into the record books this last week, tying for the second-best all-around score in school history (39.575) and tying for sixth in single season all-around wins (4). She also ties for eighth in season vault wins (5). Lindsay Kazandjian rounds out the individuals in the rankings sitting at a tie for seventh for career beam wins (7).
The 2012 Broncos also have earned the fifth-best score in school history (196.850) this past week and have four team totals in the Boise State top-25 best scores. The 2012 team also has had two team vault scores in the top-10, two beam scores in the top-10 and one bars scores in the all-time top-10.
Tickets can be purchased at the Boise State Taco Bell Arena Box Office the day of the event. Prices are as follows: Adults, $6; Junior/Senior, $4; Students get in free with valid ID. You can also purchase a Bronco Sports Pass for $50, granting access to all regular season home games for volleyball, soccer, wrestling, women's basketball, gymnastics, outdoor track and field and softball.
Fans can follow the action with live gymnastics scores by going to: http://www.broncosports.com/fls/9900/20120323.htm. Live video streaming can be found at: https://www.nmnathletics.com/PremiumVideo.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9900 for a fee.
The Broncos and Cougars will meet for the second time this season, as well as the 47th time in series history this week. The Cougars lead the overall series 35-11, however Boise State has earned wins over BYU in their last two meetings. The Broncos earned a 195.750-195.750 win earlier this season over the Cougars on Feb. 4 in Provo, Utah.
Boise State "Broncos":
Boise State enters the week at No. 14 in the nation (195.990) and No. 4 in the West Region rankings. The Broncos come off their best team score of the season, a 196.850 win over Southern Utah and hold a 9-4 record.
The Broncos rank No. 10 on vault this week (49.20), are tied for No. 11 on bars (49.105), are No. 15 on beam (48.970) and tied for No. 22 on floor (49.010).
Individually, five Broncos hold top-100 spots in their respective events. Brittany Potvin-Green leads the way with a tie for No. 46 in the all-around (39.040). She also ties for No. 28 on vault (9.890), is tied for No. 72 on bars (9.825) and tied for No. 86 on beam (9.805). Ciera Perkins ties for No. 89 on vault (9.825), ties for No. 34 on bars (9.855) and is tied for No. 65 on floor (9.840). Amanda Otaufi ties for No. 66 on vault (9.840), Kelsey Morris ties for No. 91 on bars (9.815) and Lindsay Kazandjian sits in a tie for No. 68 on beam (9.820) to round out the ranked Broncos.
BYU enters the week ranked No. 34 in the country and holds a 5-9 record. The Cougars have an RQS of 194.685 and most recently earned a 194.250 narrowly falling to Southern Utah on Monday, March 19.
The Cougars are ranked No. 35 on vault (48.775), No. 34 on bars (48.785), No. 30 on beam (48.630) and No. 35 on floor (48.820).
Individually, three Cougars hold rankings. Natalie Pickard leads the way with three rankings, sitting in a tie for No. 72 on vault (9.835), tied for No. 50 on bars (9.840) and tied for No. 54 on beam (9.830). Raquel Willman is tied for No. 66 in the all-around (38.890), while also tying for No. 72 on bars (9.825). Krysten Koval rounds out the top-100 ranked Cougars, sitting in a tie for No. 37 on beam (9.845).