The Nebraska men's gymnastics team will compete at the NCAA Championships on April 19-21.
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Nebraska Qualifies for 2012 NCAA Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The NCAA has announced the 12 teams that have qualified for the 2012 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships. The Nebraska men's gymnastics team is seeded 10th overall with a  qualifying score of 341.587 and will compete in the first session of the qualifier, beginning at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, April 19.

The Huskers will join No. 2 Penn State, No. 3 Stanford, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 8 California and No. 11 Iowa in the first session. The field will look familiar to the Huskers, who have faced every team in their qualifier so far this season.

The second qualifier will begin at 7 p.m. CST on Thursday night and will consist of No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Illinois, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 9 Temple and No. 12 Air Force.

The NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships will held over the course of three days, from April 19-21 at the Lloyd Noble Center on the University of Oklahoma campus. A total of 12 teams will compete in the team qualifier on April 19, which will be split into two sessions. The top three finishers in each session will advance to the team finals, to be held on April 20 alongside the all-around finals. The championships will conclude on April 21 with individual event finals.

Nebraska joins six other Big Ten men's gymnastics teams in qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Penn State, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa will all join Nebraska at the team qualifier next week. The Huskers will travel to Oklahoma after finishing with a team score of 340.700 at the Big Ten Championships last week in Iowa City, Iowa.

2012 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship Qualifiers
Qualifier 1
April 19, 1 p.m. CST
#2 Penn State (354.200)
#3 Stanford (352.512)
#5 Minnesota (346.900)
#8 California (344.762)
#10 Nebraska (341.587)
#11 Iowa (338.325)

Qualifier 2
April 19, 7 p.m. CST
#1 Oklahoma (354.525)
#4 Illinois (352.337)
#6 Michigan (345.512)
#7 Ohio State (345.012)
#9 Temple (342.425)
#12 Air Force (336.312)


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