April 18, 2018
NCAA Championships Notes
For the third-straight season, junior Shani Remme will represent the Broncos in the NCAA Championships. 2018 marks the second-straight year she will compete in the all-around competition, after representing the Broncos just on beam as a true freshman in 2016. Remme will rotate with Washington and will compete in the second semifinal, set to begin at 5 p.m. MT on Friday, April 20. The meet will be televised on ESPNU, along with live streams of each apparatus on WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN app.
Remme's rotation will be as follows - floor, vault, bye, bars, beam and bye.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
The 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.
Remme punched her ticket by tying for the all-around title at the NCAA Columbus Regional, where the Broncos finished fourth as a team. Remme scored a 39.425, the second-highest NCAA Regional all-around score in program history. She also became the first Bronco to win an NCAA Regional all-around. The junior finished tied for second on bars with a score of 9.900, tying for the second-highest regional mark on the event in Bronco history. Her score of 9.875, good for sixth in the Regional ties her for the fifth-best score in program history on the event in NCAA Regionals. She rounded out her day by earning a 9.850 on floor and a 9.800 on vault. The Broncos had hopes of advancing to their first NCAA Championships in program history in 2018, but finished a disappointing fourth in the Columbus Regional.
Last season at the NCAA Championships Remme set a school-record all-around nationals score of 39.3625, good for 19th-best at the meet.
Remme is one of seven Broncos to make NCAA Championships as an individual in the all-around, and her appearance this season is the 12th in program history. Remme is just one of four Broncos to make multiple appearances in the all-around competition at NCAA Championships during their careers. The last to do so was Amy Glass (2011, 2012). Previously it was Lindsay Ward (2004, 2005), Diana Loosli (1998, 1997) and Julie Wagner (1992, 1993, 1995).
Remme was named a National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Second Team All-America selection in the all-around competition for the regular season. This is the first All-America selection for the junior as she becomes the 10th Bronco gymnast to earn All-America honors and the 14th All-America award in program history. Remme is just the second Bronco gymnast to earn All-America honors in the all-around competition.
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.
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 eight all-around meet titles, good for second-best in school history. The junior currently has 16 all-around victories in her career, putting her in 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.