Boise State Hosts No. 15 BYU in Gymnastics
The 28th ranked Boise State gymnastics team competes for the first time at home this season when they host 15th ranked BYU Friday at 7pm in Extra Mile Arena. The Broncos began the year ranked 18th but losses at No. 4 UCLA and at 20th ranked Washington dropped BSU to 28th this week but Fridays showdown with BYU a chance to jump back into the top 25.
BYU leads the all-time series 37-32 but the Broncos were victorious in the previous meeting in Provo at the 2019 Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championships last March.The teams split last season’s regular-season meetings.
In addition to being ranked 28th in the country as a team, Boise State Junior Emily Muhlenhaupt is ranked No. 3 nationally on bars in this week’s official ranking system of collegiate gymnastics. Muhlenhaupt’s 9.942 average in the event trails only Kyla Ross (9.975) and Madison Kocian (9.950) both of third-ranked UCLA.
Team wise Boise State is ranked 13th in the nation on bars with an average team score of 49.092.
On the beam Boise State is beam line-up is No. 18 as a team (48.925). Individually, senior Isabella Amado leads the Broncos with an average score of 9.817 in the event.
The Broncos captured their fifth-consecutive Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference title this past season, the longest championship streak for a Boise State athletic program since the football team also won five-straight in the Western Athletic Conference from 2002-06. The only program with a longer streak in Boise State history was the wrestling team, which won seven-straight Big Sky Conference Championships from 1974-80.