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.
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:
|Utah||Salt Lake City||195.475|
|California||Salt Lake City||196.725|
All-Around Individual Qualifiers:
|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:
|Meghan Sievers, Iowa State||Minneapolis||9.925|
|Jamie Stone, Ohio State||Columbus||9.900|
|Samantha Ciero, Auburn||Salt Lake City||9.900|
|Shannon Hortman-Evans, BYU||Salt Lake City||9.900|
|Abby Milliet, Auburn||Salt Lake City||9.925|
|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.