Pac-12 teams set to compete at NCAA Gymnastics Championships

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The Pac-12 advanced three teams and five individuals to the NCAA Championships on April 19-21, hosted by the Pac-12's own UCLA. The Bruins advanced with the top seeding in the Pac-12 at No. 6. STANFORD and UTAH hold down the number nine and 10 spots. The Cardinal will compete in the first semifinal on Friday, April 19 at 12 p.m. PT with UCLA and Utah competing in the second semifinal at 6 p.m. PT. ARIZONA's Aubree Cristello, OREGON STATE's Chelsea Tang and Brittany Harris, and WASHINGTON's Lauren Rogers all advanced to the championships in the all-around competition. Senior Beaver Makayla Stambaugh advanced to compete in the floor. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six on Saturday at 4 p.m. PT, with individual event finals competed on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. The top four individuals on each event from the semifinals, including ties, will compete in the individual event finals.

About the NCAA Championships

How They Qualified
The women's gymnastics championships consists of 12 teams and 12 all-around compeitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and individual event specialists. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each of the six regionals have advanced to the national championships. In addition, the event winners at each regional also advanced to the national championships (in their specific event), if they were not a part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier.

Rotation Pairings
The process for determining the rotation pairings for Day 1 of the team competition at the site of the finals is based on the National Qualifying Score (NQS), calculated by adding the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to the score achieved at the regional competition.

Once the NQS is calculated, teams are ranked based on the NQS from 1-12. Teams 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 were placed in Group A, and teams 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 were placed in Group B. The host team and its corresponding group will compete in the second semifinal. If there is not a host institution competing, a random drawing will be used to determine which group is place in semifinal one or two.

This year with UCLA being the host institution and being seeded sixth, Group B will compete in the second semifinal.

About the Competition
The team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions on Friday, April 19 at noon and 6 p.m. PT. The top three teams from each semifinal advance to the Super Six competition on Saturday, April 20 at 4 p.m. PT. The top four individuals in each event (including ties) from Friday's semifinals will compete in the individual event competition on Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. PT. For more information and to follow the action, visit www.ncaa.com.

2012 National Championship Review
Four Pac-12 teams advanced the 2012 NCAA Championships on the campus of Georgia Tech in Duluth, Ga. including Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA and Utah. In addition, three individuals from Pac-12 teams advanced. The Bruins, Cardinal and the Utes all advanced to the Super Six final competition.  The Pac-12 schools finished in a row taking places three through five. UCLA finished third in the competition with a 197.750 right ahead of Stanford which finished with a 197.500. Utah took fifth place with a team total of 197.375. Alabama was crowned the National Champion with a score of 197.850

NCAA Real-Time Coverage
Friday, April 19
Semifinal Sessions 1 and 2
Live Video: http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule/2013/04/19
Live Scoring: http://www.uclabruins.com/livestats/w-gym/20130419-2.htm

Saturday, April 20
Super Six Team Finals
Television: ESPN3

ESPN3 Live Streaming

Live Scoring: http://www.uclabruins.com/livestats/w-gym/20130420.htm

Sunday, April 21
Individual Event Finals
Live Scoring: http://www.uclabruins.com/livestats/w-gym/20130421.htm

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