Three Pac-12 Teams To Super Six
Saturday, April 21 (Super Six)
UCLA Wins First Semifinal at NCAA Championships
Second-seeded UCLA led a Pac-12 sweep in the first semifinal of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships, placing first with a score of 197.400 on Friday afternoon at the Gwinnett Center. Seventh-seeded Utah finished in second place with a score of 197.200, and 10th-seeded Stanford was third with a score of 197.125. All three Pac-12 teams advance to Saturday's Super Six Team Finals. The remaining three team finalists will be determined after the second semifinal later tonight.
Stanford Reaches Super Six; Sixth time in 11 Years
Paced by nine All-America performances Friday, the Stanford women's gymnastics team advanced to the NCAA Super Six team finals for the sixth time in school history, all since 2002. With 197.125 points, Stanford earned its highest team score since 2008 to place third and earn the final qualifying spot out of its Session I semifinal. The top three finishers all were from the Pac-12 Conference, with UCLA (197.400) and Utah (197.125) finishing first and second. Three more teams will qualify through Friday's evening semifinal.
Ute Gymnasts Do It! Qualify for the NCAA Super Six.
The Utah gymnastics team is in the NCAA Super Six team finals for a record 18th time in the 20-year history of the finals format after placing second in its semifinal Saturday afternoon in the Gwinnett Center. Bolstered by one of its best team efforts of the year--the Utes performed 24 routines without a fall--Utah scored a 197.200 to place second to UCLA (197.400). Stanford completed a Pac-12 sweep in the first session, placing third with a 197.125. Six other teams will vie for the remaining three positions in tonight's semifinal. The Super Six begins at 4 p.m. EDT tomorrow.