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Four Thunderbirds Honored by MRGC

January 23, 2017
Author: Bryson Lester
Category: Athletics

Weekly beam specialists from SUU gymnasticsFollowing their first week of competition, the Thunderbird gymnastics team had four athletes recognized by the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference as co-Beam Specialist of the Week.  

Tyly Bozzuto, Autumn Jorgensen, Danielle Ramirez and Stacie Webb all shared the title after they all scored a 9.875 on the beam in SUU’s victory over the Stanford Cardinal last Friday at home.

In just her first meet, Jorgensen claimed MRGC recognition, while the other three all started off their senior season last week.

Shani Remme from Boise State also shared the title of co-Specialist of the week.

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Full Release courtesy of Kyle Cottam and the MRGC

MRGC Announces Gymnast and Specialists of the Week for Week 3

LOGAN, Utah - Eight gymnasts have been honored this week as the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference has announced the weekly award winners for the third week of the 2017 season. Boise State’s Mary Frances Bir has been named the Vault Specialist of the Week, Courtney McGregor the Bar Specialist of the Week and Shani Remme the co-Beam Specialist of the Week, in addition to being named the MRGC Gymnast of the Week. Four Southern Utah gymnasts shared co-Beam Specialist of the Week honors in Tyly Bozzuto, Autumn Jorgensen, Stacie Webb and Danielle Ramirez. Utah State’s Madison Ward rounded out the honorees, earning her third consecutive Floor Specialist of the Week recognition.

Frances Bir, a redshirt junior from Huntington Beach, Calif., led Boise State with a 9.875 on vault at the University of Utah as the Broncos finished third behind Utah (197.625) and Denver (196.875) in a quad meet also featuring Illinois-Chicago (193.250). Frances Bir finished tied for fourth overall on vault during the meet.

McGregor, a freshman from Christchurch, New Zealand, recorded a 9.900 on bars, tying for second on the apparatus and matching the highest mark on the event in the MRGC this season.

Remme, a sophomore from Loomis, Calif., recorded a team-best 9.875 on beam at Utah, tying for fourth on the event. Remme also led the Broncos in the all-around, recording an MRGC-best 39.275 and finishing sixth overall. Remme finished the meet scoring a 9.800 on vault, 9.825 on bars and a 9.775 on floor.

Bozzuto, a senior from Mesa, Ariz., was one of four Thunderbirds scoring a 9.875 on beam as Southern Utah recorded a 196.150-194.150 over Stanford in its 2017 season opener. Bozzuto was first on the event for the T-Birds with freshman Autumn Jorgensen (Orem, Utah) competing third, senior Stacie Webb (Phelan, Calif.) competing fourth and senior Danielle Ramirez (Corona, Calif.) competing fifth and all earning a 9.875. All four gymnasts shared the individual event title during the meet.

Ward, a sophomore from Rexburg, Idaho, recorded her third consecutive event title on floor, scoring an MRGC-best 9.900 on the event as Utah State posted a 195.300-195.200 victory over BYU in Provo. Ward also appeared on vault and bars for the Aggies, scoring a 9.700 and 9.825, respectively.

Competition in the MRGC continues this week on Friday, Jan. 27, with BYU traveling to Boise State, and Southern Utah traveling to North Carolina State. Utah State will wrap up the week with a meet at New Hampshire on Sunday, Jan. 29.

The 2017 MRGC Championships will be hosted by Utah State on March 18. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Utah State ticket office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or by visiting the USU ticket office online at www.utahstateaggies.com/tickets.

The Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference is one of only two NCAA Division I gymnastics-only conferences in the nation and is made up of member institutions: Boise State University (Boise, Idaho), Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah), Southern Utah University (Cedar City, Utah) and Utah State University (Logan, Utah).



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