gymnastics-women-nc flag | April 10, 2017

A look at the teams headed to the championships

With the 2017 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships quickly approaching, coaches, student-athletes and fans alike are gearing up for their trip to Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, April 14-15.

As a primer for the championship, here are some facts about each team and quotes from the 12 head coaches who will compete for a national championship.

University of Alabama Crimson Tide

2017 National Seed: 6 (197.355)

2017 Regional Finish: 2nd Northeast

Head Coach: Dana Duckworth

National Championship Appearances: 34

Super Six Appearances: 22

Best Finish, Year: 1st, 1988-91-96-2002-11-12

University of Denver Pioneers

2017 National Seed: 9 (197.040)

2017 Regional Finish: 2nd South Central

Head Coach: Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart

National Championship Appearances: 3

Super Six Appearances: 0

Best Finish, Year: 10th, 2007

University of Florida Gators

2017 National Seed: 3 (197.635)

2017 Regional Finish: 1st, Southeast

Head Coach: Jenny Rowland

National Championship Appearances: 34

Super Six Appearances: 14

Best Finish, Year: 1st, 2013-14-15

University of Georgia Bulldogs

2017 National Seed: 10 (197.005)

2017 Regional Finish: 2nd, Southeast

Head Coach: Danna Durante

National Championship Appearances: 32

Super Six Appearances: 20

Best Finish, Year: 1st, 1987-89-93-98-99-2005-06-07-08-09

Louisiana State University Tigers

2017 National Seed: 2 (197.865)

2017 Regional Finish: 1st, North Central

Head Coach: D-D Breaux

National Championship Appearances: 27

Super Six Appearances: 5

Best Finish, Year: 2nd, 2016

University of Michigan Wolverines

2017 National Seed: 7 (197.135)

2017 Regional Finish: 1st, Northeast

Head Coach: Bev Plocki

National Championship Appearances: 22

Super Six Appearances: 9

Best Finish, Year: 2nd, 1995-99

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Cornhuskers

2017 National Seed: 14 (196.725)

2017 Regional Finish: 2nd, North Central

Head Coach: Dan Kendig

National Championship Appearances: 24

Super Six Appearances: 10

Best Finish, Year: 4th, 199-2000-03-11

University of Oklahoma Sooners

2017 National Seed: 1 (198.010)

2017 Regional Finish: 1st, West

Head Coach: K.J. Kindler

National Championship Appearances: 16

Super Six Appearances: 6

Best Finish, Year: 1st, 2014-16

Oregon State University Beavers

2017 National Seed: 8 (197.115)

2017 Regional Finish: 2nd, Central

Head Coach: Tanya Chaplin

National Championship Appearances: 23

Super Six Appearances: 0

Best Finish, Year: 4th, 1982-91

University of California, Los Angeles Bruins

2017 National Seed: 5 (197.500)

2017 Regional Finish: 1st, Central

Head Coach: Valorie Kondos-Field

National Championship Appearances: 36

Super Six Appearances: 19

Best Finish, Year: 1st, 1997-200001-03-04-10

University of Utah Utes

2017 National Seed: 4 (197.550)

2017 Regional Finish: 1st, South Central

Head Coach: Megan Marsden and Tom Farden

National Championship Appearances: 35

Super Six Appearances: 19

Best Finish, Year: 1st, 1982-83-84-85-86-90-92-94-95

University of Washington Huskies

2017 National Seed: 13 (196.735)

2017 Regional Finish: 2nd, West

Head Coach: Elise Ray

National Championship Appearances: 5

Super Six Appearances: 0

Best Finish, Year: 7th, 1998

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