Broncos to Battle in Berkeley at NCAA Regionals
April 2, 2015

No. 15 Boise State at NCAA Berkeley Regional
Saturday, April 4 -- 6 p.m. PT -- Haas Pavilion

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The NCAA Berkeley Regional will be broadcast live (free) HERE, with former gymnasts Evan Heiter and Alina Weinstein on the call.

MEET INFO
The 15th-ranked Boise State gymnastics team will head to Berkeley, Calif., to compete in the 2015 NCAA Gymnastics Regionals. The Broncos secured the region's third seed, and will compete against 1-seed Utah, 2-seed Georgia, California, Utah State and BYU.

FAMILIAR FOES
Boise State has faced every team in the Berkeley regional this year except Utah. Including the conference championships, the Broncos are 7-1 against BYU, California, Utah and Utah State. Boise State's only loss came in the season opener to Utah.

ROTATION RULES
The Blue and Orange will start competition on beam for the second-straight meet. The Broncos will start on beam, and then rotate to bye, floor, vault, bye, bars. Boise State has had success with this rotation in the past, winning conference titles in the WAC (2013) and this year's MRGC crown. Rotating with Boise State will be San José State's Maddie Herr.

Rotation I

Rotation II

Rotation III

Rotation IV

Rotation V

Rotation VI

Utah

Bars

Beam

BYE

Floor

Vault

BYE

Georgia

BYE

Bars

Beam

BYE

Floor

Vault

Boise State

Beam

BYE

Floor

Vault

BYE

Bars

California

BYE

Floor

Vault

BYE

Bars

Beam

Utah State

Vault

BYE

Bars

Beam

BYE

Floor

BYU

Floor

Vault

BYE

Bars

Beam

BYE

BOISE STATE
Boise State (15-4, 6-2) enters its 12th week of competition ranking 15th in the GymInfo National Weekly Poll. The Broncos rank 18th on vault (49.265), tied for eighth on uneven bars (49.320), 23rd on balance beam (48.945) and 27th on floor exercise (49.110) this week.

REGIONAL RENDEZVOUS
2015 marks the eighth regional selection for Boise State under current co-head coaches Neil Resnick and Tina Bird, qualifying each of the years they have led the program. The regional invitation is also the 29th in program history. The highest the Broncos have ever placed at a regional meet was third, doing so during the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons. The 2011 season was their closest attempt at earning a top-two spot and advancing to the NCAA National meet, missing the second-place finish by only .025 of a point.

IT TAKES TWO
The top two teams and top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national meet in Fort Worth, Texas, April 17-19. In addition, the event winners at each regional will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not a part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier.

THRICE IS NICE
Senior co-captain Ciera Perkins picked up her second and third All-America honors of her career. The NACGC/W released its list of regular season All-Americans, and Perkins collected second-team honors on vault and uneven bars. She earned her first All-America honor after finishing eighth on floor exercise at last year's NCAA Nationals. Perkins joins the ranks of former Bronco Julie Wagner with three All-America honors.

THE CLIMB
The Broncos have been ranked as high as 12th this season. The Broncos rank fourth in the West Region, trailing UCLA, Oregon State and Stanford.

Boise State put together four-straight meets of earning scores of 49.0+ on three out of the four events.

As of Feb. 22., women's gymnastics switched to Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to determine qualification for regional competition. A team's RQS is based on a team's and all-around competitor's six best regular-season meet scores, with three being away meets. The high score is eliminated and then the remaining five scores are averaged.

RAISING THE BAR...WITH HORSEPOWER
Boise State posted its highest conference championship bars score in team history with a 49.400, en route to taking the conference title on the final rotation. The score elevated the team to tie for eighth best in the nation, knotted with regional foe Georgia. The Broncos and the Gym Dogs maintain a 49.320 RQS on the apparatus. The Broncos slaughtered the team bars record on senior night, with every scoring gymnast recording a season or career high. The Broncos scored a 49.575, the fourth-highest bars score in the nation in 2015. Senior co-captain Ciera Perkins recorded the highest individual score for a Bronco in team history, marking a 9.975.

CONFERENCE QUEENS
Krystine Jacobsen (uneven bars) and Ciera Perkins (vault) captured MRGC conference titles on March 21. Jacobsen earned a consensus 9.95 on the uneven bars, while Perkins recorded her third-consecutive score of 9.90.

VAULT VICTORS
Bronco gymnasts collectively have earned 12 individual wins this season in vault, led by Ciera Perkins' seven. Perkins has recorded eight scores of 9.90 or better this season, with a perfect 10.0 at Utah State. Perkins' 9.920 RQS ranks 14th in the nation.

Kelsey Morris and Ann Stockwell posted a pair of 9.925's on the apparatus against BYU. Morris scored her second 9.925 this season, with her first also coming against BYU. Stockwell has scored a 9.80 or higher in every meet.

10.0 CLUB
Senior captain Ciera Perkins vaulted into the Bronco record books on January 30th. The Las Vegas, Nev., native anchored the vault lineup. She recorded Boise State's first 10.0 in 19 years with her Yurchenko full, when Perkins was still a toddler. She is the fourth `perfect' gymnast in school history, and third on vault: (Julie Wagner, 1993; Leslie Mott, 1996). Perkins now ranks tied for 13th nationally on the event, averaging a 9.908 through three meets. She's posted only the ninth perfect vault score this season.

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