Courtesy of Boise State

FORT WORTH, Texas – Boise State senior Courtney Blackson scored a 9.925 on bars in the semifinal at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, Thursday afternoon at Dickies Arena.

Blackson’s performance marked the highest bars score by a Bronco at nationals in program history. She also tied the highest score on any apparatus at nationals in Boise State history, a record she set last year when she scored a 9.925 on vault to achieve individual national runner-up status.

The Elk Grove, Calif., native shared sixth-place with Arkansas’ Reese Drotar, Georgia’s Lily Smith, LSU’s Haleigh Bryant, Utah’s Ella Zirbes and Washington’s Skylar Killough Wilhelm.

With her top-eight performance in the first semifinal, Blackson earned a spot on the WCGA All-America First Team.


  • “I am so proud of Courtney (Blackson) and her performance today,” said head coach Tina Bird. “What an amazing ending to an even more amazing college career!”
  • “I lived the dream!” said Courtney Blackson. “I want to give a huge thank you to all my friends, teammates, family and Bronco Nation for supporting me in my gymnastics career! They helped me get to the biggest stage two years in a row and I couldn’t have done it without their love and encouragement.”

What’s Next

  • The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships concluded Boise State’s 2024 season.