No. 16 Broncos Visit Utah State
Jan. 31, 2018

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MEET INFO The No. 16 Boise State Broncos remain on the road this week as they visit Utah State for an MRGC dual meet on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. MT in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah.

SERIES HISTORY The Broncos are 42-55 all-time against Utah State, and have won the last 15 regular season matchups.

LAST TIME OUT The Broncos defeated MRGC foe Southern Utah, 195.475 to 193.475 on the road. For the second time this season, the Broncos have defeated the Thunderbirds in a dual meet, after taking care of business to open the season, 196.225-194.350. The Broncos had an uncharacteristic slow start to the meet, as they were forced to count a fall on bars, finishing with a just a 48.425 on the event. From there on they were just playing catch up, but they put together a 49.050 on vault to help close the gap, and a 49.050 on floor helped to push things forward as Southern Utah struggled on beam. The Broncos were able to remain undefeated on the season, while getting their first road game under their belts.

SCOUTING UTAH STATE The Aggies are coming off a season-high road score of 195.000 in a loss at Denver on Jan. 28. Eight different Aggies either tied or set 11 career-high marks. Previously the Aggies opened up against San Jose State and Sacramento State, beating both in the trip meet.

BRONCO CAPTAINS Seniors Sandra Collantes and Ann Stockwell have been tabbed as team captains for the 2017-18 season.

CONFERENCE HONORS For the third-straight week, junior Shani Remme has taken home MRGC Gymnast of the Week honors, this time as she produced an all-around score of 39.500, the third-highest in MRGC history, and just .025 off her career high, with the mark tying for 12th-best in program history. She also earned specialist of the week honors on bars (9.875), beam (9.900) and floor (9.925, a career-high). On vault, senior Mary Frances Bir and freshman Rachel Obmann, tied with Megan McBride of Southern Utah to share the Vault Specialist of the Week title, coming in with a 9.850. For Obmann, she earns the honor on her first-ever collegiate vault, as she made her collegiate debut at Southern Utah.

RETURNERS The Broncos return a wealth of experience from a 2017 squad that brought home the program’s third-straight MRGC title. The 11 returners are headlined by 2017 MRGC Gymnast of the Year Shani Remme, who finished ninth individually in the first semifinal at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, setting the highest all-around score at nationals in Boise State history (39.3625). In addition to Remme, the Broncos return six additional gymnasts that earned All-MRGC First Team honors in 2017, Sarah Means, Courtney McGregor, Mary Frances Bir, Sandra Collantes, Alex Esmerian and Abby Webb. Overall the Broncos return seven of eight all-conference honorees from last season. For the 11th-straight season the Broncos are under the direction of co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick, the 2017 MRGC Coaches of the Year and the 2017 NACGC/W West Region Co-Head Coaches of the Year.

BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK The Broncos are coming off their third-straight MRGC title in 2017, and advanced to the NCAA Regionals for the 10th-straight season. Other record-breaking moments from 2017 include; first time recording four team scores over 197 in a single season, with the highest team score in school history (197.675).


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