Glass, Redmon Capture WAC Titles, Broncos Finish in Second

FULLERTON, Calif. - The Boise State gymnastics team fell just short of their third-straight Western Athletic Conference championship title on Saturday evening at the 2010 WAC Championships hosted by Cal State Fullerton. After clinching the WAC regular season title just one week ago, the No. 19-ranked Broncos were edged out by a tough No. 22-ranked Southern Utah for the team title at Titan Gym. The Thunderbirds (15-4) edged the Broncos (17-3) by a 195.80 to 195.70 score. Utah State finished in third with a 193.675, while San Jose State earned a 196.60 and finished in fourth-place. Cal State Fullerton placed fifth with a 193.175 while Sacramento State earned a sixth-place finish with a score of 192.650.

Although the Broncos were not able to earn a team title, the two-time WAC Champions were able to produce two individual event WAC Champions. Redshirt-sophomore Amy Glass earned her first career WAC champion title after tying with Sacramento State's Cayla Boyce and Southern Utah's Caitlin Kennedy with scores of 9.875 on the balance beam. Boise State junior Hannah Redmon earned her fourth career individual WAC title as well as her second career title on floor exercise, claiming sole possession of the title with her 9.90 score.

The Broncos also earned five All-WAC First Team honors as well as nine All-WAC Second Team honors. In the first rotation, the Broncos scored a 49.125 team score while freshman Hailey Gaspar earned a solid score of 9.875 to garner her first All-WAC honor and a second place finish. Glass and Redmon tied for fourth-place on vault, both scoring 9.850 on the event. Southern Utah's Melissa Johnson captured the vault title with her 9.925 effort.

Moving to bars the Broncos earned a 48.125 team score with Redmon just being edged out of the individual title by Southern Utah's Elise Wheeler, tying for second-place with her 9.850 score and placing her on the All-WAC First Team. Senior Taylor Jacob earned second team honors after scoring a 9.825 while also placing fourth on bars.

On beam, the Broncos scored a 49.175 earning their highest season total on beam as well as the second-best score at a conference championship. Glass led that solid team effort with her beam title while junior Kelsey Lang was able to finish in a tie for fourth-place after her 9.850 performance, earning her a spot on the All-WAC Second Team. Junior Mallory Dziawura and sophomore Lindsay Kazandjian joined the second team after tying for sixth-place with their 9.825 scores.

On their final event, the Broncos produced a 49.275 score on floor exercise, their best of the season, but it was not enough to catch the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah for the title. Redmon gave a great effort, winning the event, while senior Yvette Leizorek joined the All-WAC First Team with her career-best performance of 9.875 on floor. Glass was joined by junior Sarah Smith on the second team after each scoring a 9.850 and tying for fifth-place.

Glass was the only Bronco competing in the all-around, finishing in fifth-place with a score of 38.625. SUU's Wheeler captured the all-around title, earning her the WAC Gymnast of the Year honor.

The Broncos await the final national rankings to determine where they will compete at the 2010 NCAA Regional Championships on April 10.

Final Results
1. Southern Utah, 195.800
2. Boise State, 195.700
3. Utah State, 193.675
4. San Jose State, 193.600
5. Cal State Fullerton, 193.175
6. Sacramento State, 192.650

Individual Champions
All-Around: Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah, 39.375
Vault: Melissa Johnson, Southern Utah, 9.925
Uneven Bars: Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah, 9.875
Balance Beam: Amy Glass, Boise State, 9.875/Cayla Boyce, Sacramento State, 9.875/Caitlin Kennedy, Southern Utah, 9.875
Floor Exercise: Hannah Redmon, Boise State, 9.900

2010 Honors
Gymnast of the Year: Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah
Freshman of the Year: Alyssa Click, Southern Utah
Coach of the Year: Scott Bauman, Southern Utah

First Team All-WAC Honors
Vault
Melissa Johnson, Southern Utah, 9.925
Alaina Baker, Cal State Fullerton, 9.875
Hailey Gaspar, Boise State, 9.875

Bars
Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah, 9.875
Britni Echeverria, Cal State Fullerton, 9.850
Hannah Redmon, Boise State, 9.850

Beam
Amy Glass, Boise State, 9.875
Cayla Boyce, Sacramento State, 9.875
Caitlin Kennedy, Southern Utah, 9.875

Floor
Hannah Redmon, Boise State, 9.900
Alaina Baker, Cal State Fullerton, 9.875
Yvette Leizorek, Boise State, 9.875
Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah, 9.875

All-Around
Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah, 39.375
Alaina Baker, Cal State Fullerton, 39.200
Lily Swann, San Jose State, 39.100

Second Team All-WAC Honors
Vault
Amy Glass, Boise State, 9.850
Hannah Redmon, Boise State, 9.850
Lily Swann, San Jose State, 9.850
Bailey Baker, Southern Utah, 9.850

Bars
Taylor Jacob, Boise State, 9.825
Eryn Stubblefield, Sacramento State, 9.800
Rebecca Holliday, Utah State, 9.800

Beam
Kelsey Lang, Boise State, 9.850
Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah, 9.850
Kaitlin Reid, Cal State Fullerton, 9.825
Mallory Dziawura, Boise State, 9.825
Lindsay Kazandjian, Boise State, 9.825
Ariel Lamb, Southern Utah, 9.825
Rebecca Holliday, Utah State, 9.825

Floor
Amy Glass, Boise State, 9.850
Sarah Smith, Boise State, 9.850
Gabrielle Targosz, San Jose State, 9.850
Tiffany Louie, San Jose State, 9.850
Lindsey Schultz, Southern Utah, 9.850

All-Around
Heather Heinrich, Utah State, 38.950
Amy Glass, Boise State, 38.625
Eryn Stubblefield, Sacramento State, 38.150

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