Boise State scorea 196.00 to place second at Comfort Suites Invite
Boise State scores 195.850 in season-opener
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Co-head coach Tina Bird enters her seventh season at the helm of the Boise State gymnastics team. Under the direction of Bird and Resnick, the Broncos have gone 113-37 (.753) and have finished in the nation's top-25 all six seasons, including a 13th-place finish in 2011.
Bird and Resnick have led their team to six NCAA Regional appearances, placing as high as third, while also capturing four Western Athletic Conference Championships titles and one WAC regular season title since 2008.
The duo has garnered the honors of WAC Co-Head Coaches in 2008, 2009 and 2013, as well as the NCAA West Regional Co-Head Coaches of the Year honor in 2008.
In addition to their own accolades, Bird and Resnick have coached numerous student-athletes to top honors. Amy Glass was named the 2012 AAI Award winner for the nation's top gymnast, while also earning the 2010 NCAA West Region Gymnast of the Year and 2011 WAC Gymnast of the Year honors. Joining her as top conference honorees, Hannah Redmon and Caitlin Mann earned WAC Gymnast of the Year nods in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Redmon was also named WAC Freshman of the Year in 2008, while Maddie Krentz earned the honor in 2013.
Glass was the first NCAA All-American under the coaching duo, earning a second-team honor on balance beam (9.90) after her seventh-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships. She went on to set NCAA meet school records on vault (9.875), beam (9.90), floor (9.850) and all-around (39.275). Glass was also the first two-time national qualifier under Bird and Resnick, advancing to the national meet in 2011 and 2012 in the all-around. Redmon was the coaches' first NCAA qualifier, advancing in 2010 on vault and floor exercise, while Bekah Gher advanced on beam in 2011. The same trio of NCAA qualifiers earned NCAA Regional wins on vault (Redmon, 2010; Glass, 2012), beam (Gher, 2011) and floor exercise (Redmon, 2010) in the past six years.
Bird and Resnick have produced 14 WAC individual event champions, 21 All-WAC First Team and 20 All-WAC Second Team honorees. Their gymnasts have also earned 17 WAC Gymnast of the Week and 22 WAC Specialist of the Week nods.
Since the pair took control of the program, the Broncos have earned 18 of the school's top-25 all-time best team scores, tying the school record of 197.050 in 2011. The Broncos also set the school's top team mark on vault, earning a score of 49.575 at the 2010 NCAA Regional meet. Individually, three Broncos have set school records under the guidance of Bird and Resnick, including Glass (season all-around wins, 9; and season beam wins, 7), Redmon (season floor wins, 8; career floor wins, 21), and Lindsay Ward (season bars wins, 8; career bars wins, 20; career beam wins, 18), while three (Kelsey Black, 2013; Brittany Potvin-Green, 2012 & 2013; Sarah Smith, 2008) have tied the school record on floor (9.950).
In conference and regional competitions, the Broncos have set multiple school records, including the team's conference vault performance in 2013 (49.40). In regional meets, the team has earned scores of 196.40 overall (2011), 49.575 on vault (2010) and 49.125 on bars (2011) for school records. Individually, Redmon holds school records in regional vault score (9.975) and regional bars score (9.90), while Glass holds the best regional all-around score (39.450) by a Bronco.
The Broncos have also had strong academic success in the past six years, landing 48 All-WAC Academic honorees, 44 NACGC/W Scholar All-Americans and three Mountain West Scholar Athletes. In addition, the 2010 Broncos earned the No. 11 spot in the NACGC/W team academic rankings.
In 2007, after 18 years as an assistant coach with the Boise State gymnastics team, Bird took on a new role and was promoted to co-head coach alongside Resnick for the 2007-2008 season.
Originally from Milwaukie, Ore., she came to Boise State in 1985 as a freshman on the gymnastics team under former Bronco coach Jackie Carringer. She was a scholarship athlete for Boise State from 1986-89.
As a result of her creative dance and unique tumbling, Tina held the school record on floor for four years. She has served as the squad's chief choreographer, edited music for floor routines and developed the team's conditioning program along with the Bronco strength coaches. Bird also serves as the team's beam coach and is in charge of putting together Bronco beam program.
Bird was selected to coach at the NCAA Youth Education through Sports (YES) clinic in conjunction with the NCAA National Championships in 1998 and 2001. She served as the site coordinator for the YES clinic in April of 2000 when Boise State hosted the NCAA National Championships. Bird also served on the USA Gymnastics Idaho State Board in 2005.
A 1990 graduate of Boise State with a degree in physical education, she was honored as an All-American Scholar Athlete by the national coaches' association. Bird coached at Bronco Elite Gymnastics Academy from 1996-2005, and was the site coordinator for the Special Olympics Summer Gymnastics Games in 1991.
She oversees the Bronco Gymnastics Express program on Boise State's campus. Bird is a certified Insanity instructor and fitness coach and she has raced in a number of marathons and half-marathons.
She has three children, her son, Travis (21), and two daughters, McKenna (18) and Julianne (13).