BYU hits the road to face Illinois State
PROVO, Utah – No. 19 BYU hits the road for the second consecutive week, preparing to face No. 52 Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, on Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. MST in the Redbird Arena.
This will be the first matchup between the teams during Guard Young’s time as head coach at BYU.
When: Friday, Feb. 28
Time: 6 p.m. MST
Location: Redbird Arena
THE COUGARS. On a five-meet winning streak, BYU beat No. 5 Denver on the road, 196.200-195.175, for its first win over the Pioneers since 2011. Highlights included sophomore Adeline Rieder making her season debut on vault, winning the event for the night with a career-best 9.850. The American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) announced All-American senior Shannon Evans' nomination for the 2020 AAI Award given to the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the nation. Evans was held out of competing on vault and floor in Colorado last week while nursing an injury.
THE REDBIRDS. After four away meets, Illinois State returns home to host BYU. On Friday, the Redbirds came in second at the Unite for Her Pink Invitational against Temple, West Chester, Southern Connecticut and Ursinus. There, the team earned its second-highest score of the season, a 193.800. A gymnast to watch is Gabrielle Cooke, who scored a 9.850 on vault to win the event title for the night. Cooke competes in the all-around competition and achieved a 39.075.