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MEET INFORMATION: The No. 16 Boise State gymnastics team will begin the 2019 season this Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. with a tri-meet against Air Force and San Jose State at Taco Bell Arena. The meet is the team's annual "Pink Meet", where the Broncos will support cancer awareness by wearing pink.
PINK MEET: The team will be wearing pink and honoring cancer survivors prior to the meet beginning. Fans who wear pink to the meet will receive a discounted $3 ticket. The first 150 fans in attendance will receive a pink Bronco t-shirt.
MEET THE TEAM: The Broncos return 11 gymnasts from last year's team, including five who earned all-conference honors: Gabby Bouza, Alex Esmerian, Courtney McGregor, Sarah Means and Shani Remme.
Remme, a two-time Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference (MRGC) Gymnast of the Year, was also named a 2018 National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Second Team All-America selection in the all-around for her work in the regular season, and went on to earn First Team All-America honors on balance beam thanks to her 9.9 at the 2018 NCAA Championships, giving her a tie for seventh.
GOING FOR THE FIVE-PEAT: The program is coming off four-consecutive MRGC Championships from 2015-18 and will be pursuing its fifth straight in 2019. The four-consecutive conference titles is a program record, while co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick have won conference championships in eight of their 11 years at the helm of the program.
CHASING 200 WINS: Bird and Resnick finished the 2018 season with a 198-65 record. The pair will look to earn their 200th career victory this Sunday.
NO. 16 PRESEASON RANKING: The Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) released its 2019 preseason poll as voted on by NCAA Division I gymnastics head coaches a few weeks ago, and Boise State was slotted at No. 16. The Blue and Orange are the highest ranked team in the MRGC, as No. 24 BYU and No. 32 Southern Utah also received top-36 rankings.
LEADING THE CLASSROOM: The Broncos finished the 2018 season as the No. 1 academic team in women's gymnastics for the second time in the last three seasons. Seven gymnasts finished with perfect 4.0 GPAs, and 13-of-14 on the 2018 roster were named WCGA Scholastic All-Americans.
SERIES HISTORY: Boise State leads the all-time series against Air Force, 4-1. The Broncos and Falcons last faced each 20 years ago in 1999. Boise State has the 32-6 all-time advantage over San Jose State, including victories in each of the last four meetings.