INDIANAPOLIS, April 12, 2011 – The country’s top collegiate gymnasts will vie for national titles this weekend at two championship events: NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships in Columbus, Ohio, April 14-16; and NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, April 15-17. Here’s a quick snapshot of the championship events taking place.
Men’s NCAA Championships, April 14-16, Columbus, Ohio – The 2011 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships begin April 14 at Ohio State University’s St. John Arena in Columbus. Twelve teams will compete on the first day of competition, a two-session National Qualifier. The afternoon session, which begins at 1 p.m. ET, includes the University of Oklahoma, University of Illinois, Pennsylvania State University, University of Minnesota, U.S. Air Force Academy and University of Illinois-Chicago. The evening session is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET and features Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, defending champion University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Nebraska, and University of Iowa. Each session also has gymnasts who are not with a team and seeking to qualify for the all-around and/or event finals. The top three teams from each National Qualifier session advance to team finals on April 15. The top six all-around gymnasts (three from each session) who are not members of a qualified team and the top six gymnasts for each apparatus (three from each session) who did not qualify as part of a team or the all-around also advance to the championship finals on April 16. For ticket information, go to http://www.ncaa.com/info/gymnastics-men/d1/tickets.
Women’s NCAA Championships, April 15-17, Cleveland, Ohio – The top two finishers from each of the six Regionals on April 2 advanced to the 2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships in Cleveland from April 15-17 at the Wolstein Center. The competition schedule for the women’s championships includes three days of action. Friday, April 15, will host two semifinal sessions and the all-around finals. Semifinal Session I begins at 12 p.m. ET and features the University of Arkansas, University of Oklahoma, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Georgia, and University of Illinois. Semifinal Session II, is set for 6 p.m. ET and includes the University of Nebraska, Oregon State University, University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Utah, and Kent State University. Each session also has gymnasts who are not with a team and seeking to qualify for the all-around and/or event finals. The all-around champion will be determined at the conclusion of the second sesson on April 15. On Saturday, April 16, the Super Six (team) finals get underway at 6 p.m. ET, and on Sunday, April 17, individual event finals take place at 1 p.m. ET. The top six teams in the prelims (three from each session) advance to the Super Six team finals. The top four individuals, plus ties, on each event in the prelims advance to the individual event finals. For event and ticket information, visit http://www.ncaa.com/info/gymnastics-women/d1/tickets.