INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee announced today the regional and championship sites for the 2012 and 2013 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships.

“The Women’s Gymnastics Committee was impressed with the number of quality bids submitted to host the 2012 and 2013 regional and national championships,” said Paul Plinske, chair of the Women’s Gymnastics committee. “We selected sites that will create an outstanding environment for our gymnasts and their fans. Women’s gymnastics is an exciting sport and we look forward to bringing these talented student-athletes to various cities around the country.”

2012 regional competition will be held Saturday, April 7, at the following sites:

2012 Regionals
Host Institution City, State Arena
Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. Barnhill Arena
Auburn Auburn, Ala. Auburn Arena
Illinois Champaign, Ill. Assembly Hall
North Carolina State Raleigh, N.C. Reynolds Coliseum
Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Jon M. Huntsman Center
Washington Seattle, Wash. Alaska Airlines Arena

The top two teams, as well as the top two all-around competitors not on an advancing team, from each regional will receive an automatic bid to the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, to be held, April 20-22, at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. Georgia Institute of Technology will host.

“The Gwinnett Center is honored to be the selected facility for the 2012 NCAA Gymnastics Championships,” said Joseph Dennis, General Manager of the Gwinnett Center. “This exciting opportunity provides a chance to showcase our facility as well as the Gwinnett community on a national platform.”

2013 regional competition will be held Saturday, April 6, at the following sites:

2013 Regionals
Host Institution City, State Arena
Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. Coleman Coliseum
Florida Gainesville, Fla. O’Connell Center
Ohio State Columbus, Ohio St. John Arena
Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Lloyd Noble Center
Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Gill Coliseum
West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. WVU Coliseum

Teams and all-around competitors advancing out of the regional championships will compete at the 2013 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, April 19-21, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"We're excited to bring the women's gymnastics championships back to Southern California," said UCLA gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field. "It will be the first national championship to be held in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion, and I know our team will be proud to showcase our new competitive home."

The 2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships are set and will take place next month at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio, April 15-17. Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are hosting.