UCLA To Compete At NCAA North Central Regional In Iowa

March 23, 2009

The seventh-seeded UCLA Gymnastics team will travel to Iowa City, IA to compete at the NCAA North Central Regionals. The meet will take place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Apr. 4 at 6 pm CT. Joining the Bruins in the Regional will be No. 6 seed Florida, No. 18 seed Minnesota, No. 20 seed Denver, No. 23 seed Iowa State and No. 28 seed and host Iowa.

The top two teams, as well as the top two all-around competitors not from an advancing team, at each regional will receive a berth in the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Lincoln, NE on Apr. 16-18. In addition, individual event winners who did not already qualify with their team or as an all-arounder will advance.

Rotation orders and individual competitors for each regional will be announced later this afternoon.

Last season, UCLA placed second to Florida in the Southeast Regional in Gainesville, FL. The Bruins have won a total of 17 Regional titles, including eight in the last 10 years.

The six regional fields and sites are as follows:

North Central Regional (Iowa City, IA, host Iowa) - No. 6 Florida, No. 7 UCLA, No. 18 Minnesota, No. 20 Denver, No. 23 Iowa State, No. 28 Iowa,

Central Regional (Columbus, OH, host Ohio State State) - No. 5 LSU, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 17 Ohio State, No. 22 Kent State, No. 24 Kentucky, No. 26 Michigan State

Northeast Regional (Tuscaloosa, AL, host Alabama) - No. 3 Alabama, No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 15 Missouri, No. 32 Central Michigan, No. 35 New Hampshire, No. 35 Maryland

South Central Regional (Fayetteville, AR, host Arkansas) - No. 4 Stanford, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 16 Michigan, No. 25 Arizona, No. 31 Arizona State, No. 27 Southern Utah

Southeast Regional (Raleigh, NC, host North Carolina State) - No. 1 Georgia, No. 12 Penn State, No. 13 Nebraska, No. 21 West Virginia, No. 29 North Carolina State, No. 30 North Carolina

West Region (Seattle, WA, host Washington) - No. 2 Utah, No. 11 Auburn, No. 14 Illinois, No. 19 Boise State, No. 33 Washington, No. 34 San Jose State

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