Courtesy of Boise State

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The Boise State gymnastics team concluded competition at the NCAA Regional with four individuals representing the Broncos. Courtney Blackson scored a 9.950 on bars, finishing first among all Fayetteville competitors and tying the program record for highest score at a regional.

Fifth-year Adriana Popp tied for fifth on beam, tallying a 9.875. Emma Loyim also competed on the apparatus for the Broncos, scoring a 9.825 in the first rotation. Rounding out Boise State’s beam group was Emily Lopez, who notched a 9.725.


  • “Our four individuals that competed tonight and represented Boise State made us so proud,” said head coach Tina Bird. “It’s really different to compete without your team and they did a fantastic job.”

Top Broncos


  • Courtney Blackson’s 9.950 on bars ties the highest regional score in program history. The senior also holds the program regional record for highest vault score (10.000) and is tied for the program’s best floor score (9.900) at a regional competition.
  • She finished first in the event for the third time this season and fifth time in her career. The senior has eight total wins this season and 18 as a Bronco.
  • Blackson is the third Bronco to win multiple regional titles and first to do it in back-to-back seasons.

What’s Next
Boise State awaits to see if any individuals qualify for the NCAA Championship, which will be held April 18-20 in Fort Worth, Texas.