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UCLA Gymnastics to Compete at NCAA Morgantown Regional

Mar 22, 2021
Margzetta Frazier

NCAA Bracket

The 13th-seeded UCLA Gymnastics team will compete in the NCAA Morgantown Regional, which takes place Apr. 1-3 at the WVU Coliseum. Joining the Bruins in the Regional at the Crisler Center will be No. 4 seed Michigan, No. 5 seed California, No. 12 seed BYU, Ohio State, Towson, Kent State, Penn State and West Virginia.

The regional competition begins with a first-round matchup on Thursday, Apr. 1 between Penn State and host West Virginia at 3 p.m. ET. The winner will advance to the 7 p.m. ET second round session on Friday, Apr. 2 against Michigan, UCLA, and Kent State. Competing in the afternoon session at 1 p.m. ET will be California, BYU, Ohio State and Towson. The top two teams from each of the two sessions will advance to the regional final on Saturday, Apr. 3 at 7 p.m.

Competition on Friday and Saturday will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The top two teams and the top all-around competitor (who is not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships, which take place April 16-17 in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, the top event specialist on each event who is not part of an advancing team or all-around competitor, advances to the national championship (in that event only).

UCLA will begin the regional competition on uneven bars and will conclude on vault.

The Bruins have won a total of 24 NCAA Regional titles and enter this year's regional with a NQS of 197.038 and a season average of 196.667.

The four regional fields and sites are as follows:

Morgantown Regional (at West Virginia)
First Round (Apr. 1, 3pm ET): Penn State vs. West Virginia
Second Round, Session 1 (Apr. 2, 1pm ET): No. 5 California, No. 12 BYU, Ohio State, Towson
Second Round, Session 2 (Apr. 2, 7pm ET): No. 4 Michigan, No. 13 UCLA, Kent State, Penn State/West Virginia winner
Regional Final (Apr. 3, 7pm ET): Top 2 teams from each second round session

Athens Regional (at Georgia)
First Round (Apr. 1, 3pm ET): NC State vs. Western Michigan
Second Round, Session 1 (Apr. 2, 1pm ET): No. 8 Minnesota, No. 9 Denver, Georgia, Oregon State
Second Round, Session 2 (Apr. 2, 7pm ET): No. 1 Florida, No. 16 Illinois, Central Michigan, NC State/Western Michigan winner
Regional Final (Apr. 3, 7pm ET): Top 2 teams from each second round session

Tuscaloosa Regional (at Alabama):
First Round (Apr. 1, 3pm CT): Eastern Michigan vs. Maryland
Second Round, Session 1 (Apr. 2, 1pm CT): No. 7 Alabama, No. 10 Arkansas, Iowa, Iowa State
Second Round, Session 2 (Apr. 2, 7pm CT): No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 15 Auburn, Missouri, Eastern Michigan/Maryland winner
Regional Final (Apr. 3, 7pm CT): Top 2 teams from each second round session

Salt Lake City Regional (at Utah):
First Round (Apr. 1, 3pm MT): Temple vs. Arizona
Second Round, Session 1 (Apr. 2, 1pm MT): No. 6 Utah, No. 11 Arizona State, Boise State, Southern Utah
Second Round, Session 2 (Apr. 2, 7pm MT): No. 3 LSU, No. 14 Kentucky, Utah State, Temple/Arizona winner
Regional Final (Apr. 3, 7pm CT): Top 2 teams from each second round session