Pac-12 Networks to televise Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships
SAN FRANCISCO (March 17, 2015) – With the Pac-12 women’s gymnastics season coming to a close, Pac-12 Networks is your home for the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships, live from the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Coverage begins with the first session airing on Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m. PT, and the second at 6 p.m. PT. Sessions one and two will re-air later that day at 9:30 p.m. PT and midnight, as well as Sunday, March 29 at 6 a.m. PT and 8:30 a.m. PT, respectively.
“We've seen the momentum building with Pac-12 gymnastics since the Networks launched three years ago, and this season has been the best one yet,” said Will O’Toole, Coordinating Producer, Live Events. “With Utah hosting this year's Pac-12 Championships at the Huntsman Center, and them expecting over 16,000 fans in the seats, everyone involved with the telecast is excited to put on a great show.”
Competing in the first session are seeds five through eight: Arizona, California, Washington and Arizona State. Teams competing in the later session are seeds one through four: Utah, UCLA, Oregon State and Stanford.
Play-by-play announcer Jim Watson will be on hand to break down all the action, alongside former Olympian and current Pac-12 Networks analyst Amanda Borden.
In addition to the Networks’ usual seven camera coverage for the broadcasts, four POV cameras have also been added: two high cameras pointing down at the vault and bars, and two lower cameras pointing at the vault and beam. There is also an added X-Mo camera for crisp, super slow-motion replays.
“We've added several cameras to the broadcast that will be spread throughout the venue in order to bring the fans who are watching on TV multiple unique angles designed to enhance the viewing experience,” O’Toole said.
Using a format unique to Pac-12 Networks, every student-athlete's routine from all Pac-12 teams will be featured live during the broadcast.
For the eighth week in a row, seven of eight Pac-12 gymnastics squads are ranked in the Top 25 nationally: Utah (4), UCLA (7), Oregon State (12), Stanford (13), Arizona (17), Cal (20) and Washington (22).
Coverage for both sessions will be available across all seven Networks, on Pac-12.com and Pac-12 Now.