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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University gymnastics will face Boise State for the third time this season when the two teams square off in Cedar City on Friday night. The competition will be a repeat of last week’s meet, only in different locations, as the two teams faced one another in Boise, Idaho last Friday.
SUU is still looking for its first win of the season, but found a silver lining last week in defeat by putting up a season-high 195.050 on the road which will bode well towards the Thunderbirds’ regional qualifying score at the end of the year. A team’s RQS is calculated by combining its three highest road scores in addition to its three highest scores during the season.
Looking at the team individually, senior Alyssa Click looks to have fully recovered from a knee injury that kept her out in 2013. She leads the team and Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship on beam with a 9.817 season average. Click is also second on the Thunderbird roster on bars with a 9.792 season average.
The meet on Friday night is scheduled in the Centrum Arena at 7:00 p.m. with live stat and live video links available online at www.suutbirds.com. For tickets, please contact the SUU Box Office at 435-586-7872 or go online to www.tbirdtickets.com.
Last time against Boise State/Last Week
BOISE, Idaho - SUU scored a season-high 195.050 and didn’t count a fall, but came up short at Boise State on Friday night as the home side scored a 196.025 for the victory.
Scouting Boise State
Boise State continues to lead the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship with an overall mark of 5-1 and an alliance mark of 5-0. The Broncos are the highest ranked team amond the five schools and currently stand No. 16 in the rankings.
Individually, Ciera Perkins is first and second in the MRGC on bars and vault, averaging a 9.883 and a 9.867, respectively. Paige Urquhart is second on beam with a 9.792 with Perkins also appearing second on the floor rankings, averaging a 9.858 on the event.
Models of Consistency
VT - Danielle Ramirez and Virginia Brownsell have scored a 9.800 or higher on vault each time they have competed this season.
UB - Jamie Armijo has recorded three consecutive 9.800’s on the uneven bars this season.
BB - Alyssa Click has recorded back-to-back 9.850’s on the balance beam over the past two weekends.