No. 19 Gym Devils to Head to South Central Regional

March 31, 2008

The No. 19 Arizona State women's gymnastics team has been selected for their 27th consecutive NCAA regional. The Sun Devils will be heading to Norman, Okla., as a fourth seed to compete in the South Central Regional on April 12 at 6:00 p.m. CT.

Along with host No. 2 seed Oklahoma, the Sun Devils will be competing against Alabama (No. 1 seed), Boise State (No. 3 seed), Illinois (No. 5 seed) and Southeast Missouri State (No. 6). The Sun Devils will start the meet on beam, where they are currently ranked 14th nationally. Megan Koshman of Illinois State will be in the Sun Devils rotation as an all-around specialist.

Six teams, five all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and one individual event specialist per event [who has a minimum Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 9.4] were named to each of the six regions. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships in Athens, Georgia, April 24-26, hosted by the University of Georgia.

In addition, the event winners at the regional championships will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.

South Central Region - in Norman, Oklahoma (University of Oklahoma, host)

Teams
1. Alabama
2. Oklahoma
3. Boise State
4. Arizona State
5. Illinois
6. Southeast Missouri State

All-Around Competitors
1. Holly Reichard, Northern Illinois
2. Annie Kachman, Illinois-Chicago
3. Leah Johnson, Northern Illinois
4. Meaghan Koshman, Illinois State
5. Erica Schick, Illinois State

Individual Event Specialists
Vault - DeAvera Todd, Illinois-Chicago
Alt. - Nicole Poling, Texas Woman's University
Uneven Bars - Courtney Arno-Templet, Texas Woman's
Alt. - Amanda Candler, Illinois State
Balance Beam - Courtney Arno-Templet, Texas Woman's
Alt. - Jennifer Naughton, Northern Illinios
Floor Exercise - Sarah Murray, Illinois-Chicago
Alt. - Amie Boles, Texas Woman's University

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