INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 12, 2010 – Twelve teams and 19 individual athletes from six NCAA Regional Championships qualified to compete in the 2010 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, hosted by the University of Florida, at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, April 22-24 in Gainesville, Fla.The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each Regional received automatic berths to the national championships. In addition, the event winners at each Regional Championship advanced to the national championships (in their specific event) if they were not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.
Team semifinal and all-around competition at the 2010 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships will be conducted in two sessions on Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Here are the semifinal matchups with seeds (based on National Qualifying Score):
Session 1: Thursday, April 22, 1 p.m. ET
1. University of California-Los Angeles
4. University of Oklahoma
5. University of Utah
8. Oregon State University
9. Louisiana State University
12. University of Nebraska
Session 2: Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. ET
2. University of Florida
3. University of Alabama
6. Stanford University
7. University of Arkansas
10. University of Missouri
11. University of Michigan
The all-around gymnasts with the top score from both session on Thursday will win the all-around title. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six team finals on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m., which will air tape-delayed on CBS, Sat., May 8 at 2 p.m. ET. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from Thursday’s sessions will compete in the individual-event competition Saturday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
The process for determining rotation pairings for day one sessions of the NCAA Women’s Championships team competition is based on a National Qualifying Score (NQS) calculated by adding the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to the score achieved at regional competition. Teams are ranked based on the NQS from 1 to 12. Teams 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 were placed in Group A; and teams 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 placed in Group B. The host team and its corresponding group will compete in the second session.
A list of team, all-around, and individual event qualifiers for the 2010 women’s nationals are listed below.
In the 2009 championships, the Georgia Bulldogs won their fifth consecutive NCAA women’s team title with an overall score of 197.825. The Bulldogs have won the title a record 10 times in 26 championship appearances, followed by Utah with nine titles. Alabama finished second at the 2009 championships with a score of 197.575, followed by Utah in third (197.425), Florida in fourth (196.725), Arkansas in fifth (196.475) and LSU in sixth (196.375).
Live scoring and video streaming for the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships will be available on www.NCAA.com. For more information and tickets to the women’s gymnastics championships, log on to www.NCAA.com. The information in this release was provided by the NCAA.
Field for the 2010 Women’s NCAA National Gymnastics Championships
Based on results from regional competitions
Los Angeles Regional (UCLA) | Results
AA – Michelle Browning, Iowa State
AA – Mary Atkinson, Arizona State
Salt Lake City Regional (Utah) | Results
AA – Kelley Hennigan, Denver
AA – Brianna Artemev, Denver FX, VT – Hannah Redmon, Boise State
FX – Kristen Linton, Washington
FX – Samantha Walior, Washington
Columbia Regional (Missouri) | Results
AA – Rebecca Simbhudas, Iowa
AA – Alexis Russell, Minnesota
BB, FX – Courtney McCool, Georgia
FX – Rachel Inniss, Auburn
Lexington Regional (Kentucky) | Results
AA – Sarah Schmidt, Illinois
AA – Nicole Curler, Michigan State
VT – Whitney Rose, Kentucky
VT – Allison Buckley, Illinois
University Park Regional (Penn State) | Results
AA – Brandi Personett Penn State
AA – Sharaya Musser, Penn State
Morgantown Regional (West Virginia) | Results
AA – Taylor Seamon, North Carolina State
AA – Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah