Glass Closes Out Career On a High Note

DULUTH, Ga. - Boise State redshirt senior Amy Glass competed in her final meet as a Bronco on Friday (April 20)tying for 15th-place in the all-around at the 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships at the Gwinnett Center.

Glass set two school records during Semifinal #2 on Friday, scoring 39.275 in the all-around and 9.90 on balance beam, both marking the best scores in school history at the national meet. She earned a tie for sixth-place on beam, the highest Bronco finish on any event at nationals, while also snagging a second team All-American honor on the event.

"Amy had a great career at Boise State and she will truly be missed," said co-head coach Tina Bird.  

The 2012 AAI Award winner, began her day with the 9.90 score on beam, followed by a 9.750 effort on floor exercise. Her score tied her for 34th at the meet and for the sixth-best score at nationals by a Bronco on the event.

The Vacaville, Calif., native continued on to vault, earning a 9.80 to tie for 30 th. Her efforts tied her for the fourth-best national score on vault in school history. Ironically, Glass closed out her career on bars, an event that nearly ended her gymnastics career during her sophomore season. This final time on the event she was successful, earning a 9.825 and tying for 20th-place. Her score also tied for second-best in Broncos' scores at nationals.

Bird said, "Amy had a stellar meet, hitting on all four events and representing Boise State well. We are very proud of her."

Glass leaves behind an amazing career at Boise State where she was named the 2012 AAI Award winner, the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the year and the 2010 NCAA West Region Gymnast of the Year. The two-time NCAA all-around competitor also closes her career with 48 event wins, five school records, 27 top-10 all-time marks, two WAC titles and helped the Broncos to three WAC Championships and two WAC regular season titles.

The University of Alabama won the team competition in Friday's second semifinal, scoring 197.675. Kytra Hunter of Florida won the all-around title with a 39.725 score. She also captured the floor win with a 9.950 while sharing the vault title with AAI Award finalist Kat Ding of Georgia, scoring a 9.975. Ding shared the bars title with Alaina Johnson of Florida (9.950), while the beam ended in a four-way tie with a 9.950 score.

The top six teams from Friday's semifinal rounds advance to Saturday's Super Six team competition. Any gymnast who finished in the top four places (including ties) of their semifinal round on Friday advances to Sunday's Individual Event Finals.


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