INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee announced today the regional and championship sites for the 2012 and 2013 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships.

"The Women’s Gymnastics Committee was impressed with the number of quality bids submitted to host the 2012 and 2013 regional and national championships," said Paul Plinske, chair of the Women’s Gymnastics committee. "We selected sites that will create an outstanding environment for our gymnasts and their fans. Women’s gymnastics is an exciting sport and we look forward to bringing these talented student-athletes to various cities around the country."

2012 regional competition will be held Saturday, April 7, at the following sites:

Region 2012 Regional Host Venue
Auburn Regional Auburn University Auburn Arena
Champaign Regional University of Illinois Assembly Hall
Fayetteville Regional University of Arkansas Barnhill Arena
Raleigh Regional North Carolina State University Reynolds Coliseum
Salt Lake City Regional University of Utah Jon M. Huntsman Center
Seattle Regional University of Washington Bank of America Arena

The top two teams, as well as the top two all-around competitors not on an advancing team, from each regional will receive an automatic bid to the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, to be held, April 20-22, at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. Georgia Institute of Technology will host.

"The Gwinnett Center is honored to be the selected facility for the 2012 NCAA Gymnastics Championships," said Joseph Dennis, General Manager of the Gwinnett Center. "This exciting opportunity provides a chance to showcase our facility as well as the Gwinnett community on a national platform."

2013 regional competition will be held Saturday, April 6, at the following sites:

Region 2013 Regional Host Venue
Norman Regional University of Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
Corvallis Regional Oregon State University Gill Coliseum
Gainesville Regional University of Florida O’Connell Center
Columbus Regional Ohio State University St. John Arena
Morgantown Regional West Virginia University WVU Coliseum
Tuscaloosa Regional University of Alabama Coleman Coliseum

Teams and all-around competitors advancing out of the regional championships will compete at the 2013 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, April 19-21, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"We’re excited to bring the women’s gymnastics championships back to Southern California," said UCLA gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field. "It will be the first national championship to be held in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion, and I know our team will be proud to showcase our new competitive home."

The 2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships are set and will take place next month at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio, April 15-17. Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are hosting.