Five Pac-10 Gymnastics Teams Earn Berth To NCAA Regional Championships
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Five Pac-10 gymnastics teams, as well as three all-around competitors and two event specialists, have been selected to compete in the 2011 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regional Championships April 2. OREGON STATE, UCLA and STANFORD received No. 1 seeds, while ARIZONA and WASHINGTON also qualified for the regionals.
Each of the six regionals feature six teams, five all-around competitors not on a qualifying team and one individual specialist per event. The five Pac-10 teams and individual competitors will be spread across five of the six regionals. The top two teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, April 15-17.
The top 18 teams were seeded on a national basis, based on Regional Qualifying Scores (RQS), while teams 19 through 36 were assigned to a regional site based on geographic proximity. The event specialists must have had a minimum RQS of 9.4 to qualify. All-around competitors and event specialists were assigned within their respective regions.
OREGON STATE will play host to the Corvallis Regional and will face off with Nebraska, Iowa, Southern Utah, San Jose State, and Michigan State. CALIFORNIA's Madisyn O'Brien and Alicia Asturias will compete in the all-around competition, and freshman Dallas Crawford will compete on uneven bars.?
STANFORD, ranked No. 4 in the country, received a No. 1 seed and will head to Ann Arbor, Mich., to compete against Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa State, Minnesota, and Kent State. WASHINGTON was selected to compete in the Norman Regional along with top seeded Oklahoma, Utah, New Hampshire, Missouri, and North Carolina. ARIZONA STATE's Beate Jones will compete in all around competition in Norman Okla, along with teammate Madison Snowden, who will compete on floor.
UCLA will travel to Athens, Ga., where they will face Georgia, LSU, North Carolina State, Maryland, and West Virginia. No. 20 ARIZONA will compete in the Denver Regional against Florida, Arkansas, Boise State, Denver and BYU.