The Air Force women’s gymnastics team returns to action this weekend, when it travels to Denver to face the eighth-ranked Pioneers on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Air Force’s dual meet against the nationally-ranked Pioneers will take place at 2:00 p.m., inside Magness Arena on the campus of the University of Denver. Tickets start at $9 and are available by calling the DU Ticket Office at (303) 871-4625 or visiting DenverPioneers.com. Sunday’s meet will serve as the Pioneers’ Military Appreciation Day and all military personnel can receive a free ticket by contacting the ticket office. Live stats will be available (a direct link is located on the Falcons’ schedule) and the meet is set to be broadcast live on Altitude TV.
OPPONENT QUICK HITS
Denver is currently ranked eighth in the national standings after scoring a 195.775 during its opener with Arizona last weekend. The Pioneers, who held that same placement in the preseason poll, are also ranked among the top-10 on the vault (second, 49.225), balance beam (fourth, 49.125) and floor exercise (sixth, 49.150). Individually, Maddie Karr leads the nation on the vault (9.925) and holds top-four rankings in the all-around (39.500) and on the balance beam (9.900).
FALCONS IN THE RANKINGS
After one week of scoring, the Falcons’ season-opening mark of 193.425 is ranked 27th in the NCAA. Air Force is also listed among the nation’s top-25 on the balance beam (21st, 48.475) and uneven bars (23rd, 48.375), while holding a top-30 placement on the vault (28th, 48.350). Individually, Mariana Murphy holds the squad’s highest national ranking, as she is currently tied for 40th in the all-around with a season-opening score of 38.675.
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
Air Force returns to action on Friday, Jan. 26, when it travels to Provo, Utah, for a dual meet with 17th-ranked BYU.