Bird and Resnick Receive NACGC/W Honor
April 3, 2017

BOISE, Idaho – Co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick were named the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastic Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) West Region Co-Head Coaches of the Year, the organization announced this past weekend. Bird and Resnick received the honor once before in their first season as co-head coaches in 2008.

As voted on by the other head coaches in the West Region, Bird and Resnick were recognized by their peers after recently leading the Broncos to a third-place finish with a 196.150 at the NCAA Lincoln Regional this past Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., good for the second-best team score at a regional in school history.

The other 10 schools in the West Region include; UCLA, Oregon State, Washington, California, Stanford, UC Davis, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Seattle Pacific and Alaska.

The team’s end of season national qualifying score (NQS) of 393.060 puts them at No. 13 in the country, tying for the best final national ranking in school history. The team’s final regional qualifying score (RQS) of 196.910 is also the highest ever.

The Bronco co-head coaches led the team to a wildly successful campaign in 2017. Under Bird and Resnick’s guidance, the team achieved its highest weekly national ranking (No. 7) in school history on Feb. 13.

Other record-breaking accomplishments include; first time recording four team scores over 197 in a single season, highest team score in school history (197.675) and the first-time winning three-straight conference titles (2015, 2016 and 2017). Bird and Resnick were also named the 2017 MRGC Co-Head Coaches of the Year just two weeks ago.

Sophomore Shani Remme will represent Boise State on Friday, April 14 at the NCAA National Championships in St. Louis, Mo., as an all-arounder at Chaifetz Arena. Remme will be the seventh all-around competitor to don the Blue and Orange at nationals, joining Kelsey Morris (2015), Amy Glass (2012 and 2011), Lindsay Ward (2005 and 2004), Johnna Evans (1998), Diana Loosli (1998 and 1997) and Julie Wagner (1995, 1993 and 1992).

Remme competed last year on balance beam and took 29th in the event.  

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