Huskers Head to Ann Arbor Regional
Lincoln, Neb. -- The No. 14 Nebraska women's gymnastics team will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for the NCAA Regional Championships hosted by Michigan on April 5, as the 36-team field was announced by the NCAA on Monday, March 25. The Huskers will compete in the second session and begin on beam.
Nebraska, with a Regional Qualifying Score of 196.650 will compete against No. 2 UCLA (RQS 198.010), West Virginia (RQS 195.845) and the winner of the first round Illinois (195.805) and Central Michigan (RQS 195.735).
The first session features host No. 7 Michigan (RQS 197.320), No. 10 Alabama (RQS 196.990), along with Big Ten foes Penn State (RQS 196.070) and Ohio State (195.990).
NCAA regional competition consists of 36 teams determined based on their Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) and seeded by the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Committee. The committee also selected the top 12 all-around competitors and top 16 event specialists based on national qualifying scores and placed them geographically into one of the four regional sites, keeping individuals from the same team together.
The Huskers are coming off of a third place finish at the Big Ten Championships, falling to fellow Ann Arbor Regional members Michigan (197.400) and Illinois (196.650).
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. In addition, the top event specialist at each regional site who is not part of an advancing team or all-around competitor, will advance to the national championships in that event only.
The national championships will take place April 19-20 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena. The championship event is hosted by Texas Woman's University and Knight Eady. The top two teams from the Ann Arbor and Baton Rouge regionals will compete in the first semifinal, and the top two teams from the Athens and Corvallis regionals will compete in the second semifinal.