April 15, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas - Shani Remme earned a 9.8 on the balance beam in the second semifinal of the 2016 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championship to earn a tie for 29th place at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas.
"So proud of our beam queen, Shani," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "She was cool under pressure and we are so excited about her success at this level. She will definitely lead the team next season."
Remme, a native of Loomis, Calif., was just the fourth Bronco - and second Bronco freshman - in school history to compete on beam at nationals. The freshman hit her routine with a slight hop on the landing to secure the 9.8.
The 9.8 is the highest beam score at nationals for a freshman in school history, and it ties for the third highest regardless of class.
Remme recorded a 9.8 or better on beam in all 12 meets she competed in this season. The Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Freshman of the Year will conclude her first-year campaign with five event titles on the apparatus. She was also named MRGC Gymnast of the Week on three occasions.
UCLA's Danusia Francis was the champion on beam with a 9.95. Oklahoma, Alabama, UCLA, Georgia, Florida and LSU are the six teams that advanced to tomorrow's Super Six Final.