No. 15 BYU hosts No. 4 UCLA & Utah State
PROVO, Utah – The No. 15 BYU gymnastics team hosts No. 4 UCLA and No. 34 Utah State on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center.
This Saturday will not only be head coach Guard Young’s first meet against UCLA but it also marks the first time the Cougars and Bruins have faced each other since 1996. The Pac-12 team features two USA Olympians, 2012 gold medalist Kyla Ross and 2016 gold and silver medalist Madison Kocian.
BYU will face Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference rival Utah State for the second time this season. The Cougars currently hold an eight-meet winning streak against the Aggies after placing ahead of them at last week's Rio Tinto Best of Utah meet at the Maverik Center.
When: Saturday, Jan. 18
Time: 6 p.m. MST
Location: Marriott Center
THE COUGARS. The Cougars started the season strong on Jan. 6 after beating then No. 15 Nebraska 195.750-195.600. Days later, the performances of MRGC Gymnast of the Week, junior Abbey Miner, and MRGC Vault Specialist of the Week, sophomore Sadie Miner, helped propel the team to a second-place finish behind then No. 4 Utah at the first-ever Rio Tinto Best of Utah NCAA Gymnastics Meet.
THE BRUINS. The Bruins finished off the 2019 season ranked No. 3 in the nation after competing in the 2019 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships. For their first meet of the season, the Bruins faced off against MRGC member, Boise State, coming away with a win 196.800-195.475. Olympian senior Ross scored her first perfect 10 of the season on the uneven bars.
THE AGGIES. BYU and Utah State will meet four times this season. The Aggies started the season by placing fourth at the Rio Tinto Best of Utah NCAA Gymnastics Meet on Jan. 11. The team’s top event of the night was vault, earning a 48.975. Freshman Sofi Sullivan led the team with a 9.850 score, finishing tied for third overall on the event.
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