What a week. The basketball teams did... things. David Elliott put up some work. And the gymnastics team had an historic couple of meets that included laying a whooping stick on a B1G team. So with that, let us give out some Game Balls!!
Game Ball One:
Shani Remme (gymnastics)
Ms. Shani Remme is what you would call "talented" in the gymnastics realm. During the dual between the Broncos and Michigan State last Sunday, she won the all-around with a 39.375. That meet also saw her take the Balance Beam and the Floor exercise with 9.925 and a 9.857 respectfully (she actually tied with Michigan State's Elena Lagoski). And then the Broncos, on Senior Night last Friday night, beat Southern Utah and San José State in a tri-meet. There Remme won on the Beam with a 9.9. Chris Lewis (voice for the Broncos on a lot of the women's athletics) had mentioned she moonwalks. I thought he meant figuratively.
And she is only a freshman. I weep for the rest of her competition.
Congratulations Ms. Remme!!
Game Ball Two:
Krystine Jacobsen (gymnastics)
In the meet versus the Spartans, Ms. Jacobsen took the Uneven Bars with a score of 9.900 and a Beam of a 9.850 (which *only* tied her for third because there happened to be two Broncos with better scores, of course). And in the tri-meet the senior Bronco only showed up better. How so? She set a 9.975 on the Uneven Bars. No big deal, of course, since that score put her fourth in the country in the event.
The Broncos went on to roll the competition with the highest total ever put together by a Bronco squad of 197.325. Southern Utah and San José had 196.275 and 195.35. They didn't stand a chance against the Broncos. The Broncos are now 12-0 and the only undefeated team in the country.
Congratulations Ms. Jacobsen!
Game Ball Three:
Shay Shaw (basketball)
Unfortunately the Broncos fell to UNLV in the Mountain West Conference tournament 71-65. The Broncos had to come back from from a 16 point hole and actually got within four before the Rebels pulled away. Shaw did what she does best and tried to drag the Broncos across the finish line. She netted 17 points (Bronco high), six rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks. She was all over the court! While the season ended abruptly short for the sophomore, she should be back next year better than ever!
Ms. Shaw, congratulations!
Game Ball Four:
Nick Duncan (basketball)
Uhhhh, I mean:
As I have said before, a fired up Nick Duncan is the best kind of Nick Duncan. And on fire (or "En Fuego" as we like to say in the biz) is what he was during the most of the Colorado State game. He had 23 points on 9-11 shooting from the field and 3-4 beyond the arc. He even contributed six rebounds to the cause. Unfortunately it was not enough for the Broncos to outlast the hot-shooting Rams as the Broncos eventually fell 88-81. While the administration has ruled out the CBI and the CIT, perhaps the
NIT Vegas 16 pick up game at the rec center would be a more amiable tournament place to help Drmic get the scoring goal.
Mr. Duncan, congratulations!
Game Ball Five:
David Elliott (track)
You can add an multi All-American tag right before his name now.
As he finished fifth in the mile and 13th in the 3,000 meters. Running sucks. So those who run competitively and are VERY good at it are some special folk. Mr. Elliott (the Diesel) is special folk. The senior ends his Bronco career (in indoor track, the outdoor season starts in April) with a splash and some awesome recognition for himself and the school.
Congratulations Mr. Elliott!
Anything else happen of note? Let me know!