Feb. 1, 2016
LOGAN, Utah - The No. 9 Boise State gymnastics team swept the weekly Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference awards, as Sandra Collantes was selected as the MRGC Gymnast of the Week and seniors Maddie Krentz and Krystine Jacobsen earned MRGC Co-Specialists of the Week.
Collantes, a sophomore from Lima, Peru, scored the third-highest all-around mark in conference history with a 39.475, recording a 9.825 or higher on all four events. Collantes scored matching 9.825's on vault and beam, a 9.875 on bars and finished her night with a 9.950 on floor, one of three 9.950's for the Broncos in their 196.400-195.100 victory over BYU Friday night in CenturyLink Arena.
Krentz, a senior from Cave Creek, Ariz., matched Collantes' 9.950 on floor and also tallied a 9.875 on bars and a 9.800 on vault.
Jacobsen, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., recorded the third 9.950 for the Broncos, picking it up on bars en route to an individual title on the event. Jacobsen also excelled on beam, scoring a 9.825.
In addition, the Broncos moved up one spot in this week's Road To Nationals rankings and are now the No. 9 team in the country, which is the highest ranking in school history, surpassing last week's previous high of No. 10. The Broncos' 196.175 average maintains them as the No. 2 team in the west region, trailing only No. 5 UCLA (196.758).
Collantes has the top individual national ranking for any Bronco, coming in at No. 4 in the all-around with a 39.475 average. She is also tied for fifth on floor with a 9.925 average. Freshman Shani Remme is No. 17 in the all-around with a 39.288 average and Jacobsen (9.883 avg.) is No. 9 on the uneven bars.
Boise State will face their toughest opponent of the year this coming weekend when they travel to Cedar City, Utah to take on No. 24 Southern Utah at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5.