Bronco Gymnasts Move Up To #18 in Nation

The Boise State gymnastics team is on fire. Their great performance in Logan last week is paying dividends, propelling the team to 18th in the country in this week's rankings.

The Boise State gymnastics team jumped up from #21 to #18 this week according to on the basis of their 194.162 average score in two meets this season.  This is the highest early-season ranking for the Broncos in years.  Georgia is #1 this week with a 196.869 average score.  There are only 11 teams in the country with a higher score than the 195.7 score the Broncos earned on the road last week at Utah State.


Boise State is a solid fourth place in the Western Region behind UCLA (195.383), and Oregon State and Stanford, each with averages of 195.258.


The Bronco team has shown good consistency on all four apparatuses:  Boise State is ranked 9th in the country on the uneven bars (48.875),13th in floor exercises (48.762), 25th on the beam (48.087) and 27th on the vault (48.437).  Boise State beats the Bruins for #1 in the West by 12/1000's of a point on floor exercises, while the Broncos rank second in the West by 4/100's of a point to Stanford on the uneven bars, fourth on the beam and fourth on the vault.  


Individually, Lindsey Ward is 5th in the West and 22nd in the country on the uneven bars with an average score of 9.837, Hannah Redmond is 5th in the West and 27th  in the country on floor exercises with an average of 9.837, Taylor Jacob leads the team on the beam with an average of 9.775 (6th in the region and 42nd nationally)  while Amy Glass paces the Bronco vaulters with an average of 9.837, 6th in the West and 32nd in the country.


Sarah Smith is 13th in the West on the floor (9.775) while Kelsey Lang is 17th with an average of 9.75.  Glass is 12th in the region on the beam, with Mallory Dziawura and Amber Neroes tying for  14th in the region on the bars with 9.775 averages, Redmond 17th with a 9.762 and Shaniece Craft tied for 17th on vault with a 9.787.


The Broncos travel to Cedar City, Utah Friday for a four-way meet that includes WAC rival Southern Utah, BYU and Cal State-Fullerton.



Bronco Country Top Stories