Morris Heads to Fort Worth for NCAA Nationals
Kelsey Morris
April 15, 2015

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Senior co-captain Kelsey Morris qualified for her second-straight NCAA National meet, this year as an all-arounder. Morris will rotate with Oregon State in the second session (7 p.m. CT/6 p.m. MT) at nationals.

This year's nationals will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, April 17-19. Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 17, at 1 and 7 p.m. CT. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m. CT. Friday's semifinal and all-around can be seen HERE.

The top four individuals in each event (plus ties) from Friday's semifinals will compete in the individual event competition Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. CT. Saturday and Sunday's performances will be broadcast HERE.

Morris is one of 12 all-arounders to qualify for nationals, and she posted the fifth-highest regional score (39.275) to earn a bid to nationals. Morris tied California's Toni Ann Williams in the Berkeley regional.

The Blue and Orange have never qualified for nationals as a team, but Morris will be the sixth Bronco to compete on the national stage as an all-arounder. Former Bronco Amy Glass last represented the Broncos in the AA in 2012, the same year she won the AAI award.

Boise State has sent five performers to nationals in six years, including Morris, Perkins, Glass, Hannah Redmon and Bekah Gher. Morris joins Glass in qualifying in multiple years.

Morris ties for 25th nationally in the all-around, boasting a 39.330 RQS. She's scored a 9.90 or higher on vault three times this year, hitting a career-best 9.925 twice in 2015. Morris tied her career-best 9.950 on uneven bars this year, marking the 9.90 threshold twice.

In order to become a first team All-American, a gymnast must finish in the top-four (including ties) on any event in her semifinal session. The top-four from each of the two sessions advances on to Sunday's Individual Event Finals in their respective events. To earn second team All-America status, a gymnast must finish in the fifth through eighth-place spots (including ties) in each of the two semifinal sessions on Friday.

Morris scored a 9.850 on uneven bars at NCAA Championships, the best mark in school history on the national stage.

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