The Boise State gymnastics team’s season ended Saturday one spot short of a NCAA Championships qualifying spot after scoring 195.750 points to finish behind host Alabama (197.125) and California (195.925) at the Tuscaloosa Regional.
Freshman Shani Remme scored a 9.9 on balance beam, her third score of 9.9 or better in the past four meets, to win the event and individually advance to nationals April 15 and 16 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Broncos (18-2) finish with their best-ever single-season record, and their regional score is their fourth best in program history.
BSU SOFTBALL: The Broncos (10-27, 2-7) won their first Mountain West road series since April 2014, losing the completion of Friday’s suspended game to Colorado State 8-7, then winning 16-15 in Fort Collins, Colo. Boise State had a program-record 21 hits in its victory.
BSU BEACH VOLLEYBALL: The Broncos opened the season with 4-1 victories over Portland and Oregon at the University of Oregon Beach Volleyball Tournament in Portland. No. 1 pair Maddy O’Donnell and Hannah Hubbard, and the second grouping of Sierra Nobley and Sarah Baugh, led the squad with straight-set victories in both matches. Boise State faces Stanford on Sunday.
BSU WOMEN’S TENNIS: The Broncos (8-8) swept Montana State 7-0 in Bozeman in their final nonconference match of the season.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: The Yotes (26-9, 14-4 NAIA West) split with Corban in Caldwell, winning 8-4 and losing 3-1. The C of I is a half-game behind No. 2 Lewis-Clark State (28-4, 14-3) for the North Division lead; the teams complete their current series Sunday before playing a four-game set next weekend in Lewiston.
C OF I TRACK AND FIELD: Tiana Thomas (Middleton High) set the school and meet records in the women’s 400 meters (56.22 seconds) at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival to automatically qualify for the NAIA Championships. Claire Otero (Vallivue High) broke the Yotes’ discus mark (142 feet, 5 1/2 inches).
C OF I SOFTBALL: The Yotes (11-14-1, 5-9 Cascade) were swept by No. 16 Southern Oregon 5-3, 6-3 in Ashland, Ore.
C OF I VOLLEYBALL: The Yotes signed three outsider hitters for 2016 — Chloe Lampman (Middleton High), Brenna Meehan (Post Falls/North Idaho College) and Ashley Pagan (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
NNU TRACK AND FIELD: Lexi Tubbs finished fifth at the Stanford Invitational in the women’s 100-meter hurdles (14.23). She set the school record of 14.18 in Friday’s heat race. Brooklyn Daylong (Vallivue High; 141-0) was eighth in the women’s discus, and AnnaMarie Forza (128-7) finished eighth in the women’s javelin. Ellie Logan won the women’s javelin (142-7) at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE BASEBALL: The Crusaders (18-12, 13-7 GNAC) swept Concordia 9-4, 8-6 in Portland. The Cavaliers won Friday’s games 8-4 and 3-2.
NNU SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (13-19) finished 0-5 at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif., including an 8-1 loss to Cal State East Bay and an 8-5 defeat to UC San Diego on Saturday. NNU also fell to Cal State San Bernardino and Azusa Pacific by identical 5-0 scores late Friday.
BSU TRACK AND FIELD: David Elliott set the school record in the men’s 5,000 meters (13:42.17) late Friday at the Stanford Invitational.