Broncos Gymnasts Finish Sixth of Six at 2006 NCAA Regionals. Dinsmore Leads Broncos with 9.725 Vault.
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Boise State Bronco gymnastics team did not close their 2006 season in the fashion they had hoped. The Broncos finished last among six teams at the NCAA West Regional Championships Saturday night (April 8). Top seeded Alabama took first with 196.475. Host Stanford was second with 195.275. Oregon State took third with 195.8. San Jose State was fourth with 192.375 and Sac State took fifth with 192.050. The Broncos' sixth place finish was a 189.825.

Despite the Broncos' disappointing finale, senior Katie Dinsmore finished strong on vault with a 9.725. Junior Lindsay Ward scored a solid 9.7 on bars. Freshman Taylor Jacob had a solid floor performance with a 9.7 and a good beam performance with a 9.65.

Boise State started on bars where the team struggled with 46.95. Then on beam, there was some improvement with a 47.85. Floor was quite shaky with 47.025. The Broncos finished on vault with 48.0.

"We obviously are disappointed with the way the season now ends," Boise State coach Sam Sandmire said, "but this does not take away our accomplishment of making our 20th straight NCAA Regional. This will give us the motivation to come back stronger next year."

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