March 11, 2015
No. 15 Boise State at No. 21 Southern Utah w/ No. 19 Cal
Friday, March 13 - 7 p.m. - Centum Arena
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The 15th-ranked Boise State gymnastics team will head to Cedar City, Utah, for the regular-season finale against No. 21 Southern Utah with No. 19 California.
Boise State currently leads the all-time series against Southern Utah, holding a 32-22 advantage over the Flippin' Birds. Friday will mark the 26th matchup with the California Golden Bears. Cal holds a slight 12-13 all-time lead, however the Broncos won the last matchup in 2013.
Friday will mark the third occasion this season when the Broncos and the Thunderbirds have met. Each team has won a contest, with Southern Utah topping Boise State at Utah in the first meet of the season. The Broncos were victorious at home the following week, beating Southern Utah in the Beauty & the Beast meet.
BOISE STATE BRONCOS (MRGC)
Boise State (10-3, 6-1) enters its tenth week of competition ranking 15th in the GymInfo National Weekly Poll. This is the third week of using regional qualifying scores (RQS) for rankings.
The Broncos rank 15th on vault (49.250), tenth on uneven bars (49.245), 18th on balance beam (48.945) and 29th on floor exercise (49.005) this week. The Broncos have scored a season-high team total of 196.800, done last week against Alaska-Anchorage at home. The Blue and Orange claim an RQS of 196.325, which leads the Mountain Rim and ranks third in the West. The Broncos claim five gymnasts ranking in the top-50 nationally through vault and uneven bars.
SOUTHERN UTAH FLIPPIN' BIRDS (MRGC)
SUU (8-4, 4-2) enters the week tied for 21st in the country according to the GymInfo National Rankings with an RQS of 195.810. They have scored a season high 196.475, done at home on March 6 versus Denver. Southern Utah ranks T22nd on vault, 19th on uneven bars, 20th on balance beam and T34th on floor exercise.
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS (PAC-12)
California enters the week ranked 19th according to the GymInfo National Rankings with an RQS of 196.050. The Golden Bears rank 10th on vault, 16th on uneven bars, 31st on balance beam and 11th on floor exercise this week. They have scored a season-high 197.325 last week, paced by freshman Toni-Ann Williams' 10.0 on vault.
The Broncos have been ranked as high as 12th this season. Boise State leads the MRGC, boasting a 196.325 RQS to second-ranked Denver (196.100). The Broncos rank fourth in the West Region, trailing UCLA, Stanford and by five-thousanths of a point Oregon State. California ranks fifth in the West.
As of Feb. 22., women's gymnastics switched to Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to determine qualification for regional competiton. A team's RQS is based on a team's and all-around competitor's six best regular-season meet scores, with three being away meets. The high score is eliminated and then the remaining five scores are averaged.
RAISING THE BAR...WITH HORSEPOWER
The tenth-ranked bars team is averaging a staggering 49.245 on the apparatus. The Broncos slaughtered the team bars record on senior night, with every scoring gymnast recording a season or career high. The Broncos scored a 49.575, the fourth-highest bars score in the nation in 2015. Senior co-captain Ciera Perkins recorded the highest individual score for a Bronco in team history, marking a 9.975.
Bronco gymnasts collectively have earned nine individual wins this season in vault, led by Ciera Perkins' five. Perkins has recorded six scores of 9.90 or better this season, with a perfect 10.0 at Utah State. Perkins' 9.910 RQS ranks 16th in the nation.
Kelsey Morris and Ann Stockwell posted a pair of 9.925's on the apparatus against BYU. Morris scored her second 9.925 this season, with her first also coming against BYU. Freshman Ann Stockwell shattered her season-best mark. A Bronco gymnast has recorded a 9.925 or higher on vault in six of the nine meets this season.
Senior captain Ciera Perkins vaulted into the Bronco record books on January 30th. The Las Vegas, Nev., native anchored the vault lineup. She recorded Boise State's first 10.0 in 19 years with her Yurchenko full, when Perkins was still a toddler. She is the fourth `perfect' gymnast in school history, and third on vault: (Julie Wagner, 1993; Leslie Mott, 1996). Perkins now ranks tied for 13th nationally on the event, averaging a 9.908 through three meets. She's posted only the ninth perfect vault score this season.
Krystine Jacobsen boasts a pair of national top 50 rankings this week. The junior comes in tied at 21st overall on uneven bars, averaging a 9.885. Jacobsen improved her beam RQS to 9.870 and ranks 26th nationally.
After Perkins' uneven bars win against Alaska-Anchorage last Friday, the senior has five wins this season. She recorded five wins on the apparatus last season and both seasons land in the top-10 of single-season Bronco performances. Perkins joins the ranks of Lindsay Ward (2005-06), Hannah Redmon (2010-11) and Julie Wagner (1993-94) to have posted back-to-back seasons with at least four bars wins.
Morris tabbed eight all-around wins last season, and has five to her name in 2015. She joins Julie Wagner (1993-94) as the only Broncos to post back-to-back seasons to rank in the top-10 in Boise State history.
In their final season for the Broncos, senior duo Morris and Perkins are in pursuit of Boise State records. Perkins set the school record for floor wins in a single-season in 2014 with nine wins. Currently she ranks sixth all-time in career floor wins (10) and will break into the top five with one more win. Perkins' 14th-career uneven bars win on March 6th moved her tied for second in the Bronco record books. She also now has 10 career vault wins.
Morris has 13 career event wins at all around and marked her career-best score (39.500) at last year's MRGC championships. That score ranks 11th all-time in Bronco history. Morris' 13 wins in the all-around gives her sole possesion of third place in Boise State history. She needs two more to tie Amy Glass' mark for second place.
Freshmen Ann Stockwell and Lianne Josbacher have risen to the occasion in their rookie seasons. Out of their combined 37 routines in 2015 to date, they have had 29 contribute to the team score. Stockwell has proven to be steadily consistent on vault, producing scores of 9.800 or higher with a season-top mark of 9.925. Josbacher has excelled in her three events, namely on balance beam.