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All eight Pac-12 women's gymnastics teams head to NCAA Regionals

Mar 25, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - All eight Pac-12 gymnastics teams were selected to advance to the 2022 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships starting on Wednesday, March 30.

  • Four Pac-12 Gymnastics teams claimed a top-16 seed - No. 4 Utah, No. 9 California, No. 13 Oregon State and No. 16 Arizona State.
  • Washington will host the Seattle Regional at Alaska Airlines Arena.
  • Utah looks to continue its momentum after claiming its second consecutive conference title on March 19 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. The Utes' Grace McCallum was the only student-athlete to post a Perfect 10 at the 2022 Pac-12 Championships.

PAC-12 TEAM NOTES

ARIZONA - The GymCats will make their third straight appearance (33rd all-time), after a regular season in which Arizona defeated Utah for the first time in program history. Arizona will face off against West Virginia in a play-in meet on Wednesday, March 30 at 12 p.m. PT/1 p.m. MT. The winner will advance to the eight-team round of the Norman Regional against No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 16 Arizona State and Arkansas. 

ARIZONA STATE - No. 16 Arizona State will make its fourth-straight NCAA Regional with its second consecutive top-16 seed. The Sun Devils will meet No. 1 Oklahoma, Arkansas and either Arizona or West Virginia in the second session on Thursday, March 31. ASU is led by junior Hannah Scharf, sophomore Emily White and freshman Alex Theodorou, who have combined for a total of 19 event titles and 28 scores of 9.9 or better on the season. Both Scharf and Theodorou earned all-conferences honors, marking the fourth-straight season that a Sun Devil has had at least one All-Pac-12 honor. Arizona State looks to top its best finish of second place (1997) and claim its first NCAA championship. 

CALIFORNIA - No. 9 seeded California will head to Norman, Oklahoma to face off against No. 8 Minnesota, Boise State and Utah State in the Regional Semifinals after qualifying for the 10th consecutive season (26th all-time). The Bears are coming off their best Pac-12 Championships team score of 197.425, which earned them second place. California also is coming off a home-season finale where they posted the second-best bar and fourth-best beam performances in program history. The Bears had five student-athletes earn all-conference honors, which ties for the most in program history (2021). Andi Li and Grace Quinn have combined for 30 top-3 finishes and a total of 11 individual event titles. Li has posted 18 scores of 9.90 or better, while Quinn recored seven scores of 9.925 or better this season. 

OREGON STATE - Oregon State will travel to Seattle as the Beavers claimed a No. 13 seed and will begin postseason action against No. 4 Utah, Illinois, and the winner of the Stanford/San Jose State play-in meet on Thursday, March 31. The Beavers are heading to their 47th consecutive postseason, as they look to win their first regional title since 2011. Oregon State is led by Pac-12 Gymnast & Freshman of the year Jade Carey and senior Madi Dagen, who both had stellar performances at the conference championships. Carey finished either first or second in every individual event and Dagen had four top-10 finishes. The duo earned all-conference honors, as Carey claimed four selections and Dagen received two. The Beavers are seeking their best finish in the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1991 when they finished fourth.

STANFORD - Stanford will enter postseason competition for the 40th time, and first since 2018, as the Cardinal heads to the Seattle Regional to face off against San Jose State in the play-in meet on Wednesday, March 30. The winner will advance to the second round to face No. 4 Utah, No. 13 Oregon State and Illinois. The Cardinal is coming out of the conference championships where its posted four 9.90 performances and the program's second-best score of the season on vault (49.150) led by fifth-year Kyla Bryant. Bryant posted career-best on bars (9.95), floor (9.975), beam (9.975), while also matching career-highs on bars (9.95) and floor (9.975) as she concluded the regular-season with two all-conference nods. 

UCLA - UCLA will compete in the Raleigh Regional as the No. 14 seed and will face off against No. 3 Michigan, Maryland and the winner of Towson/North Carolina in the second session on Thursday, March 31. At the Pac-12 Championships, the Bruins finished fourth and were led by sophomore Chae Campbell and senior Norah Flatley to post a season-high road score. UCLA has won a total of 24 NCAA Regional titles. The Bruins, looking to make a run to their eighth NCAA title and first since 2018, had four student-athletes combine to earn a total of six all-conference honors this season. 

UTAH - The top seeded team in the Seattle region, No. 4 Utah is in the second session on Tuesday, March 31 against No. 13 Oregon State, Illinois and the winner of Stanford/San Jose State as the Red Rocks are making their 46th-consecutive national championship appearance. Utah is fresh off of claiming its second Pac-12 championship in as many seasons, while also notching three straight regular-season titles. Utah earned 10 all-conference selections this season and combined for a total of 16 awards, which are both the most in program history. The Utes, led by Pac-12 Specialist of the Year Maile O'Keefe and freshman Olympians Grace McCallum, are looking to win their first national title since 1995 after a third-place finish a season ago. The Red Rocks are the only program in the nation to qualify for all 45 national championships and all 39 NCAA Championships (began in 1982).

WASHINGTON - Hosting the Seattle Regional, Washington is in the first session on Thursday, March 31 along with No. 5 Alabama, No. 12 Michigan State and BYU. The GymDawgs are coming of a season in which they earned the sixth-highest NQS in program history (196.550). Skylar Killough-Wilhelm was the only Husky this year to receive all-conference honors, landing on the beam first team while also receiving an all-around honorable mention accolades. This will be Washington's first postseason appearance 2018 and eighth all-time. 


UPCOMING SCHEDULE 

Wednesday, March 30  
Play-In Meet: West Virgina vs Arizona Norman Regional
Thursday, March 31  

No. 8 Minnesota, No. 9 California, Boise State, Utah State with No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 16 Arizona State, Arkansas, and winner of West Virginia vs. Arizona.

Norman Regional

No. 5 Alabama, No. 12 Michigan, BYU, Washington with No. 4 Utah, No. 13 Oregon State, Illinois, and winner of Stanford vs. San Jose State. 

Seattle Regional

No. 7 Auburn, No. 10 Kentucky, Georgia, Southern Utah with No. 2 Florida, No. 15 Denver, Ohio State, and winner of Iowa State vs. Western Michigan.

Auburn Regional

No. 6 LSU, No. 11 Missouri, Iowa, North Carolina State with No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 UCLA, Maryland, and winner of Towson vs. North Carolina.

Raleigh Regional

CONFERENCE STANDINGS 

Teams NQS Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Utah 197.920 5-2 10-3
California 197.330 5-2 8-3
Oregon State 197.155 5-2 10-3
UCLA 197.090 3-4 5-6
Arizona State 196.905 5-2 6-4
Washington 196.550 2-5 8-8
Stanford 196.415 2-5 5-11-1
Arizona 196.300 1-6 2-10