Remme To Compete on Beam at Nationals
April 13, 2016

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Boise State freshman Shani Remme will compete at the 2016 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championship on Friday, April 15 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, hosted by Texas Woman’s University and the Knight Eady Sports Group. Remme qualified individually on the balance beam, and will be competing in the day’s second semifinal.

TIME/DETAILS: Remme will be taking part in the third rotation with Alabama and all-arounder Nina McGee from Denver. The second semifinal is slated to begin at 6 p.m. (MT), so Remme will likely compete 30-45 minutes after the initial start time once the two previous rotations have transpired.

WATCH/FOLLOW: The main broadcast can be found on ESPNU or the WatchESPN app, but the NCAA will also be providing separate live streams from each apparatus. The link to the general broadcast and the specific balance beam live video feed can be found at the top of the page.

THE BIG PICTURE: The women’s gymnastics championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team). The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each of the six regionals have advanced to the national championships. In addition, the event winners at each regional also advanced to the national championships (in their specific event) if they were not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.

The top two teams from the three regionals on the left side of the bracket will compete in one of the semifinals, and the top two teams from the three regionals on the right side of the bracket will compete in the other semifinal.

Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 15, at 12 and 6 p.m. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. All sessions of the championship will be broadcast live on ESPNU. All times are mountain.

BRONCO NATIONALS HISTORY: Remme becomes the 10th Bronco in school history to qualify for nationals individually. She is the second gymnast to qualify on balance beam, joining Bekah Gher (2011). She also will be the fourth freshman in school history to make an appearance at nationals, joining the likes of Julie Wagner (1992 – All-Around), Lindsay Ward (2004 – All-Around) and Bekah Gher (2011 – Balance Beam).

REMME ON BEAM THIS SEASON: The freshman from Loomis, Calif., finished the regular season tied for 61st on balance beam in the country with an RQS of 9.86. She has earned a 9.8 or better in all 11 meets she has competed in this year, including a high of 9.925 against Michigan State on March 6. She recorded a 9.9 at the Tuscaloosa Regional to win the event and punch her ticket to nationals.

Including the victory at regionals, Remme tallied five balance beam titles over the course of the season, and was also named MRGC Gymnast of the Week on three occasions.

MRGC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Remme was named the MRGC Freshman of the Year at the conclusion of the conference championships. She becomes the fourth Bronco in school history to nab freshman of the year honors, joining Hannah Redmon (2008 – WAC), Maddie Krentz (2013 – WAC) and Diana Mejia (2015 – MRGC).

LAST SEASON: Graduated senior Kelsey Morris competed as an all-arounder last season at the 2015 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championship and took 26th with a 39.075. She started the night on balance beam and scored a 9.675. She then moved to the uneven bars (9.75), then floor (9.85) and concluded with a 9.8 on vault.


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