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NCAA.com | April 8, 2018

Women's Gymnastics Championship competitors announced

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced today the teams and individuals who have advanced to compete in the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships.

The championships, hosted by the University of Missouri, Columbia and the St. Louis Sports Commission, will be held at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, April 20-21.

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The women’s gymnastics championships consists 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 right side of the bracket will compete in the first semifinal, and the top two teams from the three regionals on the left side of the bracket will compete in the second semifinal.

Team and individual qualifiers for the 2018 women’s gymnastics championships are as follows:

Team Competition:

Team Regional Regional Score
Oklahoma Minneapolis 198.000
Florida University Park 197.725
LSU Raleigh 197.675
UCLA Columbus 197.650
Nebraska Raleigh 197.525
Utah Salt Lake City 195.475
Alabama Tuscaloosa 197.225
Kentucky Minneapolis 197.050
Arkansas Columbus 196.775
California Salt Lake City 196.725
Georgia Tuscaloosa 196.500
Washington University Park 196.275

All-Around Individual Qualifiers:

Qualifiers Regional Regional Score
Elizabeth Price, Stanford Salt Lake City 39.575
Lynnzee Brown, Denver Minneapolis 39.525
Lexy Ramler, Minnesota Minneapolis 39.500
Drew Watson, Auburn Salt Lake City 39.425
Shani Remme, Boise State Columbus 39.425
Brianna Brown, Michigan Tuscaloosa 39.325
Morgan Lane, North Carolina Raleigh 39.325
Camille Drouin-Allaire, George Washington Raleigh 39.275
Rae Balthazor, Illinois Tuscaloosa 39.250
Jovannah East, Bowling Green Columbus 39.250
Lauren Bridgens, Penn State University Park 39.200
Cairo Leonard-Baker, Arizona State University Park 39.200

Individual Event Qualifiers:

Vault Regional Regional Score
Meghan Sievers, Iowa State Minneapolis 9.925
Jamie Stone, Ohio State Columbus 9.900
Bars Regional Regional Score
Samantha Ciero, Auburn Salt Lake City 9.900
Shannon Hortman-Evans, BYU Salt Lake City 9.900
Beam Regional Regional Score
Abby Milliet, Auburn Salt Lake City 9.925
Floor Regional Regional Score
Denelle Pedrick, Central Michigan Tuscaloosa 9.900

In the 2017 championships, Oklahoma won its second straight national title and its third in four years. The Sooners finished with a final team score of 198.3875. LSU was runner-up (197.7375), followed by Florida (197.7000), UCLA (197.2625), Utah (196.5875) and Alabama (196.000). Alex McMurtry of Florida captured the all-around title finishing with a 39.8125. Claiming the individual event titles were LSU’s Kennedi Edney (vault), McMurtry, Alabama’s Katie Bailey, LSU’s Sarah Finnegan, Oklahoma’s Nicole Lehrmann and Maggie Nichols and UCLA’s Kyla Ross (bars), Ross (beam), and LSU’s Ashleigh Gnat and Utah’s MyKayla Skinner (floor).

Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 20, at 1 and 7 p.m. Eastern time. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to Super Six competition Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Semifinal I will be broadcast live on ESPN2, Semifinal II will be broadcast live on ESPNU and Super Six competition will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

For more information and tickets to the women’s gymnastics championships, log on to www.NCAA.com/wgymnastics. The complete 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships bracket is available online at ncaa.com.