The No. 14-ranked Boise State gymnastics team will play host to their biggest rival in the Western Athletic Conference, No. 33-ranked Southern Utah, on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The final 2011 home meet for the Broncos will be held in Taco Bell Arena and will also include a "Senior Night" celebration and "Parents' Night" celebration.
Tickets can be purchased at the Boise State Taco Bell Arena Box Office the day of the event. Prices are as follows: Adults, $5; Junior/Senior, $3; Students get in free with valid ID.
Fans can follow the action with live gymnastics scores by going to: http://www.broncosports.com/fls/9900/stats/gym/2011/20110304.htm.
Live video streaming can be found at: https://www.nmnathletics.com/PremiumVideo.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9900 for a fee.
Five Boise State seniors will be honored on Friday night, including: Mallory Dziawura, Kelsey Lang, Hannah Redmon, Sarah Smith and Katie Tuller.
Boise State Weekly Rankings:
Boise State enters the week ranked No. 14 with a 195.540 regional qualifying score average (RQS). Boise State also ranks No. 9 on vault (49.110), No. 17 on bars (48.905), tied for No. 20 on beam (48.630) and is ranked No. 19 on floor (48.920).
Boise State and Southern Utah will be meeting for the 43rd time in series history with Boise State leading 23-19 in the all-time series. Although the Broncos lead, the Thunderbirds came away with the upper hand winning their last meeting (Mar. 27, 2010) at the WAC Championships.
This week Hannah Redmon improved her school record of all-time career floor wins to 21 after winning the event against Wisconsin-Stout. She also improved to 19 career vault titles after a win on Friday. On the same event, Hailey Gaspar tied the fifth-best vault score in school history against Utah State on Sunday (9.950). Amy Glass moved to tie the school record in season all-around wins with six total and now ties for the No. 2 career wins spot in the all-around with 12. Kelsey Lang also made a move in the record books, now tying for No. 4 on beam, while Glass moved to a tie for sixth and Lindsay Kazandjian now ties for No. 8.
Boise State "Broncos":
Boise State drops one spot in the national rankings this week, now sitting at No. 14. They hold a 9-3 record (3-0 WAC) and have a team season-best of 196.250 and an average of 195.540.
Six Broncos sit in the nation's top-100 ranked gymnasts in their respective events. Amy Glass continues to sit at a tie for No. 8 in the all-around (39.290), and also ranks No. 27 (tied) on vault (9.855), No. 59 (tied) on bars (9.805), No. 11 (tied) on beam (9.855) and No. 40 (tied) on floor (9.835).
Hannah Redmon ranks in three events, sitting as high as No. 6 on floor (9.875), tied for No. 25 on vault (9.860), as well as tied for No. 38 on bars (9.830).
Also ranking on vault is Brittany Potvin-Green who is tied for No. 85 (9.795). Lindsay Kazandjian is tied for the No. 92 spot on bars (9.775), while Kelsey Lang is tied for No. 43 (9.80) and Bekah Gher tied for No. 80 on beam (9.755).
Southern Utah "Thunderbirds":
Southern Utah enters the week ranked No. 33 in the nation holding a 7-3 record (3-1 WAC) on the season. They have a season-best score of 195.750 and an RQS of 194.050. As a team they rank No. 34 in the nation on vault (48.615), No. 38 on bars (48.385), No. 30 on beam (48.435) and tied for No. 26 on floor (48.855).
Southern Utah has three Thunderbirds ranked in the nation's top-100 individually. Ari Lamb leads the way with two rankings, sitting in a tie for No. 55 on beam (9.785), as well as tied for No. 40 in the all-around (38.880). Brooke Cersosimo ranks No. 54 in the all-around (38.705, while Shannon Coughlin ties for No. 80 on floor (9.80).