COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 23, 2010 – The College of William and Mary and Arizona State University have their sights set on defending their Varsity and Collegiate Club Division titles, respectively, at the 2010 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet Field House in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 26-27. Four schools are entered in the Varsity Division, with six competing in the Collegiate Club Division.
“USA Gymnastics is proud to sponsor the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships as part of its efforts to support and promote collegiate gymnastics at all levels,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Collegiate gymnastics is an important segment of our sport and this event provides additional universities the opportunity to compete for a national title.”
At the men’s USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships, the team competition is divided into two categories, varsity and collegiate. The varsity competition is for Division I, II, or III, four-year institutions with gymnastics as a varsity sport, and the collegiate team category is for two-year or four-year degree-granting schools with gymnastics as a club sport.
The schools in this year’s field are: Varsity — College of William and Mary, Springfield College, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy; and Collegiate Club Division — Arizona State University, College of Brockport, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Portland Community College, University of Texas and University of Washington
The competition opens on March 26 at 5 p.m. with team and all-around finals, followed by individual event finals on March 27 at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the West Gymnasium.
Last year, William and Mary won its 13th team title since first competing in the event in 1994. Arizona State captured the team title for the third straight year and 12th time overall since first competing in the event in 1987.