No. 18 BYU hosts No. 13 Boise State this Friday at the Smith Fieldhouse for the annual Pink Meet to honor cancer survivors.
“Boise State is a phenomenal team,” head coach Guard Young said. “They have great gymnastics, and they do it with great execution and consistency. We've put up some pretty big home scores, and we’re going to continue with that trend.”
The Cougars broke another record last Friday night as the team earned a 196.625, the highest team score in 13 years, against No. 12 Denver and Southern Utah. BYU also set a season high on vault and floor with a 49.050 and 49.375, respectively. Shannon Hortman Evans earned a 10.0 from one judge on her overall 9.95 floor routine, giving her a career-high all-around score of 39.425.
This meet also marks the team’s annual Pink Meet. Cancer survivors will be honored as they march out with the BYU gymnastics team.
“My grandma recently passed away and she was a breast cancer survivor,” Young shared. “It’s great to honor those who have struggled or are currently struggling with cancer and let them know we’re here.”
In honor of the Pink Meet, the team will be providing hair and nails makeovers for fans attending before the meet begins. The BYU gymnasts will also debut a new pink leotard in honor of cancer survivors.
“We have a brand new pink leotard and it’s gorgeous,” Young said. “This isn’t something you’ll be able to experience in pictures; this leo is something you’re going to want to see for yourself.”
The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., in the Smith Fieldhouse. Tickets are available online, and Pass of All Passes holders will have free entry to the meet. A live broadcast, streaming and stats are also available.