March 24, 2014
The NCAA announced today the six teams who will participate in the 2014 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Minneapolis Regional. The event, which is hosted by the University of Minnesota, will begin at 6 p.m. on April 5 at the Sports Pavilion.
The host Gophers will be joined by No. 2 Oklahoma, Illinois, California, Southern Utah and San Jose State. In addition to the six teams, individual competitors from Air Force, Iowa, Wisconsin-Whitewater and Hamline will compete in the championships.
Tickets are now available and can be purchases on MyGopherSports.com.
Six teams, five all-around competitors who are not part of teams who qualified for regional competition as well as one individual event specialist who met the minimum Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 9.4 were named to each of the six predetermined host sites.
Minnesota as well as the University of Georgia (Athens Regional), Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge Regional), University of Arkansas (Fayetteville Regional), University of Washington (Seattle Regional) and Penn State University (University Park Regional) will host regional competition on April 5, with start times of 4 or 6 p.m. local time.
The top two teams from each regional as well as the top two all-around competitors who are not already on an advancing team will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Gymnastic Championship that will be hosted by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Sports Foundation. The date for the event is set for April 18-20.
Fresh Faces: Becca Taylor
Becca Taylor is one of eight newcomers on the Minnesota women's gymnastics team.
Fresh Faces: Kristen Quaglia
Kristen Quaglia is one of eight newcomers on the Gopher Women's Gymnastics team. Get to know her in this Q&A.
Fresh Faces: Steph Shields
Minnesota welcomes eight fresh faces to their roster this season, including seven freshmen and one transfer. Steph Shields joins the team from University of Wisconsin-Stout.