Road to the Championships
There are 61 NCAA member institutions that sponsor National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 61 programs support approximately 3,000 Women’s Gymnastics student-athletes across the country.
The championship provides for a field of 36 teams determined based on their regional qualifying score and seeded by the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee. Included in the championship field are also 24 all-around competitors and 48 individual event specialists (all of whom are not on a qualifying team).
Selection Show | March 20, 2017
The 2017 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship teams, all-around competitors, and individual event specialists will be announced the last weekend of March prior to Regional competition.
Regionals | April 1, 2017
Six Regionals consisting of 6 teams, 4 all-around competitors (not on a qualifying team), and 2 individual specialists per event (not on a qualifying team) will be conducted at predetermined campus sites.
|Fayetteville Regional||Fayetteville, Ark.||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|Gainesville Regional||Gainesville, Fla.||University of Florida|
|Urbana-Champaign Regional||Urbana-Champaign, Ill.||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Lincoln Regional||Lincoln, Neb.||University of Nebraska, Lincoln|
|Seattle Regional||Seattle, Wash.||University of Washington|
|Morgantown Regional||Morgantown, W.Va.||West Virginia University|
Advancing from regional competition to the national championships will be a total of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors and event specialists. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships. In addition, the event winners at each regional will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier. Full details of the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships field in St. Louis will be determined on April 3.
Championships | April 14-15
The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championships will take place at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO. At the national championships, semifinal team, all-around competition and individual event specialist finals will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 14. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to Super Six competition Saturday, April 15.
The team championship will be awarded to the team with the highest cumulative team score, with five scores counting per event. The all-around and individual event championships will be awarded to the individuals with the highest cumulative score during semifinal competition. The individual event champions will be determined solely on the basis of scores from the individual event championships.