A career that has rewritten the record books; Glass finishes her senior season

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It is difficult to think that eventually we will be seniors and enter into the real world. However, it is always easier to make that transition if you are one of few who leave behind a legacy at
Boise State.

Redshirt senior Amy Glass competed in her final meet as a Bronco on Friday. She tied for 15th in the all-around at the 2012 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.

She has been setting records since she became a Bronco, and her last meet was no exception.

Glass set two school records during Semifinal No. 2 on Friday, scoring 39.275 in the all-around and 9.90 on balance beam. These two scores marked the best in school history at the national meet. In addition,

Glass began Friday’s competition with the 9.90 score on beam, followed by a 9.750 effort on floor exercise. Her score tied her for 34th at the meet and for the sixth-best score at nationals by a Bronco on the event.

Not stopping there, she also captured a second team All-American honor on the event.

Glass continued on to vault, earning a 9.80 to tie for 30th. Her efforts tied her for the fourth-best national score on vault in school history.

Though ironic, it was an awe-inspiring moment that Glass closed out her career on bars, an event that nearly ended her gymnastics career during her sophomore season. She suffered a season-ending neck injury at the San Jose State Dual, but did not allow this to set her back.

She completed her routine with great success. Earned a 9.825, tying for 20th and her score also tied for second-best in Broncos’ scores at nationals.

A career to be remembered:

The American Athletic, Inc named Glass the 2012 AAI Award winner. She also was awarded the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the year and the 2010 NCAA West Region Gymnast of the Year.

Glass became the first Bronco to ever earn the honor of the 2012 AAI Award. The award considered the sport’s equivalent to the Heisman in football. The honor is given annually to the top senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women’s gymnastics by a vote of the sports’ head coaches from around the country.

The Vacaville, Calif., native was one of six finalists for the award, all who were recognized at the banquet.

She closes her career with 48 event wins, five school records, 27 Top 10 all-time marks, two WAC titles and helped her fellow teammates to three WAC Championships and two WAC regular season titles.

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