INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced the teams and individuals that qualified to compete for the 2011 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships.
The championships, hosted by Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, will be held at the Wolstein Center, April 15-17.
The women’s gymnastics championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and individual event specialists. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each of the six regionals received automatic berths to the national championships.
In addition, the event winners at each regional also advance to the national championships (in their specific event) if they were not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.
The process for determining rotation pairings for day one of the team competition at the site of the finals is based on a National Qualifying Score (NQS) calculated by adding the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to the score achieved at regional competition.
Once the NQS is calculated, teams are ranked based on the NQS from 1 to 12. Teams 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 were placed in Group A; and teams 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 placed in Group B. The host team and its corresponding group will compete in the second semifinal.
Team and individual qualifiers for the 2011 women’s gymnastics championships are as follows:
|Team||Regional||Regional Score||National Qualifying Score|
|Kent State||Ann Arbor||195.450||390.695|
|Sharaya Musser, Penn State||Tuscaloosa||39.425|
|Rebecca Simbhudas, Iowa||Corvallis||39.325|
|Morgan Evans, North Carolina||Norman||39.300|
|Houry Gebeshian, Iowa||Corvallis||39.300|
|Amy Glass, Boise State||Denver||39.275|
|Kylie Shields, Auburn||Tuscaloosa||39.250|
|Brianna Springer, Denver||Denver||39.250|
|Aliza Vaccher, Washington||Norman||39.250|
|Kayla Slechta, Minnesota||Ann Arbor||39.125|
|Kaleigh Dickson, LSU||Athens||39.075|
|Michelle Shealy, Iowa State||Ann Arbor||39.050|
|Stephanie Ouellette, NC State||Athens||38.950|
|Rebecca Best, Ohio State||Ann Arbor||9.90|
|Bekah Gher, Boise State||Denver||9.90|
|Jorie Hall, Denver||Denver||9.90|
|Katie Valleau, San Jose State||Corvallis||9.90|
In the 2010 championships, the UCLA Bruins won their sixth championship title with an overall score of 197.725. Oklahoma finished second with a score of 197.250, followed by Alabama in third (197.225), Stanford in fourth (197.100), Florida in fifth (197.000) and Utah in sixth (196.225).
Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 15 at noon and 6 p.m. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Saturday, April 16, at 4 p.m. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from the preliminary team and all-around competition will compete in the individual-event competition Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m.