Women's gymnastics: Advancing teams, individual competitors announced
INDIANAPOLIS --The NCAA announced today the teams and individuals who have advanced to compete in the 2016 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships.
The championships, hosted by Texas Woman’s University and Knight Eady Sports Group, will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, April 15-16.
The women’s gymnastics championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team). The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each of the six regionals have advanced 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 top two teams from the three regionals on the left side of the bracket will compete in one of the semifinals, and the top two teams from the three regionals on the right side of the bracket will compete in the other semifinal
The host team and its corresponding group will compete in the second semifinal. If there is not a host institution competing, a random draw will be used to determine which group is placed in semifinal one or two.
Team and individual qualifiers for the 2016 women’s gymnastics championships are as follows:
|Utah||Salt Lake City||197.125|
|UCLA||Salt Lake City||196.375|
|ALL-AROUND INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS|
|Nicole Artz, Michigan||Ann Arbor||39.450|
|Mollie Drenth, Iowa||Iowa City||39.450|
|Danielle Ramirez, Southern Utah||Salt Lake City||39.400|
|Brianna Brown, Michigan||Ann Arbor||39.375|
|Amanda Wellick, Arkansas||Iowa City||39.350|
|Nina McGee, Denver||Minneapolis||39.350|
|Morgan Porter, Missouri||Minneapolis||39.300|
|Lisa Burt, Michigan St.||Athens||39.275|
|Madeline Gardiner, Oregon St.||Athens||39.275|
|Allison Northey, Washington||Salt Lake City||39.275|
|Alex Hyland, Kentucky||Tuscaloosa||39.175|
|Sidney Dukes, Kentucky||Tuscaloosa||39.125|
INDIVIDUAL EVENT QUALIFIERS
|Taylor Allex, Arizona State||Tuscaloosa||9.900|
|Meaghan Sievers, Iowa State||Minneapolis||9.900|
|Lexi Mills, Arizona||Athens||9.900|
|Shani Remme, Boise State||Tuscaloosa||9.900|
|Risa Perez, Oregon St.||Athens||9.90|
|Lizzy LeDuc, Illinois||Salt Lake City||9.950|
|Talia Chiarelli, Michigan||Ann Arbor||9.900|
|Rachel Slocum, Eastern Michigan||Ann Arbor||9.900|
|Briannah Tsang, Penn State||Ann Arbor||9.900|
|Lindsay Offutt, Pittsburgh||Ann Arbor||9.900|
In the 2015 championships, the defending champion Florida captured its third consecutive national title by edging Utah 197.850 to 197.800. Samantha Peszek of UCLA shared the all-around title with Kytra Hunter of Florida who both finished with a 39.600. Claiming the individual event titles were Utah’s Georgia Dabritz (bars), UCLA’s Samantha Peszek (beam), Stanford’s Elizabeth Price (vault) and Florida’s Hunter (floor).
Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 15, at 1 and 7 p.m. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m. All sessions of the championship will be broadcast live on ESPNU. All times are local.
For more information and tickets to the women’s gymnastics championships, log on to www.NCAA.com/wgymnastics.