Cal Heads To Utah For NCAA Regionals

April 3, 2003

Berkeley, Calif. - The NCAA announced the pairings for the upcoming NCAA Gymnastics Regionals, which will take place at six sites. The 18th-ranked California women's gymnastics team was placed in the North Central Region, hosted by the University of Utah on April 12 at 6:00 p.m.

The Bears are coming off a seventh place finish at last weekend's Pac-10 Championships and hold a 12-5 overall mark. The top two teams from the regional competition automatically advance to the NCAA Championships, April 24-26, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Cal is paired with five other top-25 teams, marking the only region in the nation where all six schools are ranked. Stanford leads the away with a No. 6 ranking, followed by No. 8 Utah, No. 18 Cal, No. 20 BYU, No. 21 Denver and No. 23 Minnesota.

Tickets for the NCAA North Central Regional may be purchased by calling the Ute ticket office at 801-581-UTIX or online at

The NCAA Regional Fields:

North Central Region (in Salt Lake City):No. 6 Stanford, No. 8 Utah, No. 18 California, No. 20 Brigham Young, No. 21 Denver and No. 23 Minnesota.

West Region (in Seattle):No. 2 Nebraska, No. 11 Washington, No. 14 LSU, Boise State, Cal State Fullerton, San Jose State.

South Central Region (in Columbia, Mo.):No. 1. UCLA, No. 12 Oregon State, No. 13 Iowa, No. 19 Arizona, Missouri, Illinois-Chicago.

Central Region (in Tuscaloosa, Ala):No. 5 Alabama, No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 17 Auburn, No. 21 Kent State, No. 25 Central Michigan, Michigan State.

Northeast Region (in Ann Arbor, Mich.):No. 3 Arizona State, No. 10 Michigan, No. 15 Iowa State, New Hampshire, Penn State, Pittsburgh.

Southeast Region (in Athens, Ga.):No. 4 Georgia, No. 9 Florida, No. 16 Ohio State, No. 24 North Carolina State, North Carolina, Maryland.

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