INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA announced on Monday the teams and individuals that have advanced to compete for the 2015 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships.
The championships, hosted by Texas Woman’s and Knight Eady Sports Group, will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, April 17-19.
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 2015 women’s gymnastics championships are as follows:
|ALL-AROUND INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS|
|Mary Jane Horth||Illinois||Morgantown||39.350|
|Caitlin Brown||Iowa State||Ames||39.350|
|Toni Ann Williams||Berkeley||Berkeley||39.275|
|Kelsey Morris||Boise State||Berkeley||39.275|
|Taylor Harrison||Ohio State||Columbus||39.250|
|Brittni Watkins||NC State||Norman||39.250|
|Michaela Woodford||NC State||Norman||39.175|
|Cami Drouin-Allaire||George Washington||Auburn||39.175|
|INDIVIDUAL EVENT QUALIFIERS|
|Jamie Armijo||Southern Utah||Norman||9.900|
|Ana Jaworski||Southern Utah||Norman||9.900|
In the 2014 championships, the defending champion Florida and first-time winner Oklahoma became the first co-champions in NCAA women's gymnastics with an overall score of 198.175, the highest total for a champion in history. Kim Jacob of Alabama (39.625) captured the all-around title. Arkansas’s Katherine Grable and Florida’s Alaina Johnson tied for second place (39.600). Claiming the individual event titles were Florida’s Bridget Sloan (bars), Taylor Spears (beam), Grable and Rheagan Courville (vault-tie) and Grable (floor).
Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 17, at 2 and 8 p.m. ET. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. ET. The top four individuals in each event (plus ties) from Friday’s semifinals will compete in the individual event competition Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. ET.