BOISE, Idaho - Amy Glass will become only the fourth Bronco gymnast to ever compete in multiple seasons at an NCAA Gymnastics National Championship this weekend, April 20-22. The redshirt-senior will compete for her second-straight season in the all-around at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. She begins her journey on Friday, April 20, competing at 4 p.m. (MT) in the second of two semifinal sessions, looking to become the first Bronco to ever qualify for the finals (held Sunday, April 22).
ROTATIONS - Glass will begin her semifinal session on balance beam, paired in the six-team rotation with the University of Alabama. From there she will wait on a bye, continue on to floor exercise, followed by vault. She will sit through a second bye before finishing her day on the uneven bars.
BRONCO HISTORY - The Vacaville, Calif., native is the fifth Bronco to ever compete at the national meet in the all-around and is one of seven Broncos to ever qualify in any event. Julie Wagner is a three-time all-around competitor (1992, 1993, 1995), while Glass (2011, 2012) joins Diana Loosli (1997, 1998) and Lindsay Ward (2004, 2005) as two-time all-around qualifiers. Johnna Evans was an all-around qualifier in 1998, while Hannah Redmon was an individual event qualifier on vault and floor exercise in 2010, and Bekah Gher on balance beam in 2011.
Wagner went on to become an All-American on vault and in the all-around in 1993 and on bars in 1995. In 1998, Loosli was a first team All-American on beam and Johnna Evans a second team member in the all-around.
Glass has the potential to sit amongst those Bronco All-Americans, entering this weekend's meet with some of the school's top national meet scores. She holds the school record for NCAA meet scores on vault (9.875) and on floor (9.850), while also holding the third-best all-around score (39.075) at an NCAA meet by a Bronco. Add that to her career-best of 9.950 scored on vault just two weeks ago, as well as season-bests of 9.925 on bars, 9.90 on beam, 9.90 on floor and 39.45 in the all-around, and the potential becomes even greater.
INDIVIDUAL EVENT FINALS QUALIFICATION/ALL-AMERICAN INFORMATION - 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-American status, a gymnast must finish in the fifth through eighth-place spots (including ties) in each of the two semifinal sessions on Friday. All-American status in the all-around is determined in the same way, with the top-four places (including ties) in each session being named to the first team, while the next four places (including ties) are named to the second team.
AAI AWARD FINALIST - Amy Glass is the first Bronco to become a finalist for the AAI Award, given annually to the top senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics. The honor is considered the sport's equivalent to the Heisman Award and is chosen by a vote of every NCAA women's gymnastics head coach. The awards presentation will take place on Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. (MT) at the Gwinnett Center.
TICKET INFORMATION - All-session ticket prices for the NCAA National Gymantics Championships are $55 for adults and $40 for youth/students. Single-session tickets are priced at $25 for adults and $18 for youth/students.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS -
Thursday, April 19
Championships Banquet/AAI Award Presentation - 4:30 p.m. (MT)
Friday, April 20
Semifinal 1 - 10 a.m. (MT)
Semifinal 2 - 4 p.m. (MT)
Saturday, April 21
National Team Championships - 2 p.m. (MT)
Sunday, April 22
Individual Event Finals - 11 a.m. (MT)
LIVE SCORING - Live scoring for each of the four sessions (two Friday, one Saturday, one Sunday) are available through the following links (they will become active as the event starts):
WATCH LIVE - Follow the NCAA National Gymnastics Championships live Saturday and Sunday on ESPN3 (and WatchESPN). A tape delay of the championships will be shown on Wednesday, May 2 on ESPNU.
Sat, Apr 21
Super Six Team Finals: NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships
Sun, Apr 22
Individual Event Finals: NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships
Wed, May 2
Finals: NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships (on delay)
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