April 4, 2018
NCAA Regionals Notes
The No. 15 Broncos head to Columbus, Ohio for NCAA Regionals on Saturday, April 7 at 4 p.m. MT. The Broncos will compete against No. 1 seed UCLA, No. 2 seed Arkansas, No. 4 seed and host Ohio State, No. 5 seed Pittsburgh and No. 6 seed Kent State.
HOW TO WATCH
The meet will be streamed live on BTN Plus/BTN2Go for free. There will be four different live stream channels, each focusing on a different apparatus. The below links are in the order that the Broncos will perform on Saturday.
Floor - https://www.btn2go.com/game/ncaa-regionals-at-ohio-state---floor-exercise
Vault - https://www.btn2go.com/game/ncaa-regionals-at-ohio-state---vault
Bars - https://www.btn2go.com/game/ncaa-regionals-at-ohio-state---uneven-bars
Beam - https://www.btn2go.com/game/ncaa-regionals-at-ohio-state---beam
Live scoring will be found here come Saturday - http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/livestats/w-gym/2018REGWomenNCAAHOST.htm
The Broncos enter the regional with an RQS of 196.745. The regional selection is the 11th in a row for co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick, having qualified in all 11 years while at the helm.
The highest the Broncos have ever placed at a regional meet was third, doing so during the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017 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.
LAST TIME OUT
The Broncos won an unprecedented fourth-straight MRGC title with a team score of 196.875. The Broncos put together a performance that included a season-high team score on vault of 49.300 and the second-highest beam total of the year with a 49.250. Senior Ann Stockwell won the meet title on vault with a score of 9.900, while Sandra Collantes collected a career-high mark of 9.875 on the event. Shani Remme and Courtney McGregor tied for the meet title on bars as they each scored 9.900s, while Sarah Means earned the meet title on beam with a 9.900. Finally, Collantes tied for first on floor with a score of 9.900.
For the second-straight season junior Shani Remme was named MRGC Gymnast of the Year, after earning MRGC Freshman of the Year honors in 2016. Remme was also named MRGC Beam, Bars and Floor Specialist of the Year by virtue of having the highest RQS in the conference on the event. Co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick earned MRGC Co-Head Coach of the Year honors for the third-straight season. Senior Ann Stockwell was named MRGC Vault Specialist of the Year after having the highest RQS in the conference on the event.
The Broncos have been very comfortable on the road this season, as is evidenced by the fact that they are not even using the three home scores allowed in the RQS, instead three of the five scores are from the road. Four of the team’s top six scores were earned on the road. Also, the highest team score of the year came at No. 8 Washington, where the Broncos spoiled the Huskies’ day on Senior Day by winning the meet with a 197.000.
STACKING UP IN THE RQS
The Broncos remained at No. 15 after conference championships, but the team’s RQS went up to 196.745 from 196.650. The team ranks 14th on vault, 16th on bars, 14th on floor and 26th on beam, however the team’s two best beam scores have come in the last two meets, 49.250 at MRGC Championships and an impressive 49.400 at Washington, the third-highest mark on the event in team history. Individually, the Broncos are led by Shani Remme, who ranks 15th nationally in the all-around with an RQS of 39.470. She also ranks 17th on floor with an RQS of 9.915 and 24th on beam with an RQS of 9.900, 34th on bars with an RQS of 9.890. Ann Stockwell leads the Broncos with an RQS of 9.870, good for 43rd nationally on vault.
REMME IN THE RECORDS
Junior Shani Remme can be found throughout the Bronco record book, and is making her way into the all-around victories category. So far on the season, Remme has won seven all-around meet titles, good for third-best in school history. The junior currently has 15 all-around victories in her career, putting her tied for second in the school record book. The school record is 18, so she is on track to shatter the record next season. Remme also sits in second in the Bronco record book for career wins on beam with 17, and her six career wins on floor puts her one away from cracking the top 10. In the single-season section of the record book, Remme’s seven beam wins tie for first, her seven bars titles rank tied for third and her five floor wins tie for seventh. Remme has also tied for the third-highest all-around score in program history this season, a 39.575, set at Washington.
Seniors Sandra Collantes and Ann Stockwell have been tabbed as team captains for the 2017-18 season.
The Broncos are hoping to become just the third team from a non-Power Five Conference to advance to the NCAA National Championships, joining Denver in 2017 and Kent State in 2011.