12 women’s gymnastics teams advance to NCAA Championships
posted on 04/05/2009

© Georgia Athletics
Complete Region Results

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 5, 2009 – 2008 NCAA champion University of Georgia is one of 12 universities that advanced to the NCAA Women’s National Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for April 16-18 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

The 12 schools, which qualified by finishing in the top two at each of the six regional championships are:
Louisiana State University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Stanford University
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of California – Los Angeles
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Oklahoma
University of Utah.

In addition to the teams that advanced to the finals, the top two all-around finishers and the champions in the individual events who were not members of qualifying teams automatically advanced to the respective finals in Lincoln.

The all-around gymnasts who advanced the finals but are not part of a qualifying team are:
Rebecca Best, Ohio State University (Central Region)
Christina Lenny, Kent State University (Central Region)
Kelley Hennigan, University of Denver (North Central Region)
Jessica Lopez, University of Denver (North Central Region)
Adrianne Perry, University of Missouri (Northeast Region)
Sarah Shire, University of Missouri (Northeast Region)
Sarah Curtis, University of Michigan (South Central Region)
Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah University (South Central Region)
Meghan Morris, West Virginia University (Southeast Region)
Kylie Stone, University of Nebraska (Southeast Region)
Veronica Porte, San Jose State University (West Region)
Thomasina Wallace, San Jose State University (West Region)

For the individual event finals, the regional individual event champions who automatically qualified because they were not on a qualifying team are:
Taylor Seaman, North Carolina State University (Southeast Region), floor exercise
Kylee Botterman, University of Michigan (South Central Region), floor exercise
Sarah Tomczyk, University of Arizona (South Central Region), floor exercise
Becky Bernard, University of Michigan (South Central Region), uneven bars.

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The sites for the six regional events were: Central Regional – St. John Arena, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; North Central Regional – Carver-Hawkeye Arena, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Northeast Regional – Coleman Coliseum, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; South Central Regional – Barnhill Arena, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.; Southeast Regional – Reynolds Coliseum, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.; and West Regional – Bank of America Arena, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

About the NCAA Women’s National Championships
The top 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors and event specialists (all of whom are not on a qualifying team) will advance to the NCAA championships for women’s gymnastics, April 16-18, at the University of Nebraska’s Devaney Center in Lincoln. The competing teams and student-athletes officially will be announced on April 6. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional competition automatically qualify for the NCAA championships. Event winners at the regionals advance (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers, and individual event specialists must have a minimum RQS of 9.4.

The competition schedule is: April 16 – team preliminaries and all-around finals, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 17 – Super Six (team) finals, 6 p.m.; and April 18 – individual event finals, 6 p.m.

The top six teams in the prelims advance to the Super Six team finals. The top four individuals, plus ties, on each event in the team prelims advance to the individual event finals.

All-session ticket packages are now available by phone at 1-800-8BIGRED (1-800-824-4733) or 402-472-3111, or online at www.huskers.com. The all-session package is $30 per person for reserved seating, and $22 per adult and $18 per child/senior citizen for general admission. Single-session tickets, which are available at the Devaney Center on competition days only, are $12 per person for reserved seating, $9 per person for general admission for the first three sessions and $10 per person for general admission for the final session.

For more information on the qualification procedures and format for the women’s championships, view the 2009 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships Handbook at www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=36602.

 


 

2009 NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championships
Team results and top five all-around results
April 4, 2009

Were held in six different locations
Top two team per region automatically advance to finals
Top two all-around scorers not on a qualifying team also advance to all-around finals

Central Region
Team
1. Louisiana State University, 196.875
2. Oregon State University, 196.800
3. Ohio State University, 195.960
4. Michigan State University, 194.825
5. Kent State University, 194.650
6. University of Kentucky, 193.700
All-around
1. Susan Jackson, Louisiana State University, 39.600
2t. Rebecca Best, Ohio State University, and Mandi Rodriguez, Oregon State University, 29.350
4. Jami Lanz, Oregon State University, 39.300
5. Sabrina Franceschelli, Louisiana State University, 39.200
Advanced to all-around finals
Rebecca Best, Ohio State University
Christina Lenny, Kent State University

North Central
Team
1. University of Florida, 196.775
2. University of California – Los Angeles, 196.625
3. Iowa State University, 195.650
4. University of Denver, 195.600
5. University of Minnesota, 193.775
6. University of Iowa, 193.625
All-around
1. Jessica Lopez, University of Denver, 39.600
2. Corey Hartung, University of Florida, 39.525
3. Vanessa Zamarripa, University of California – Los Angeles, 39.400
4. Maranda Smith, University of Florida, 39.325
5. Elizabeth Mahlich, University of Florida, 39.200
Advanced to all-around finals
Jessica Lopez, University of Denver
Kelley Hennigan, University of Denver

Northeast Region
Team
1. University of Alabama, 197.000
2. University of Oklahoma, 196.600
3. University of Missouri, 196.000
4. Central Michigan University, 194.925
5. University New Hampshire, 193.650
6. University of Maryland, 192.800
All-around
1. Ashley Priess, University of Alabama, 39.425
2. Sarah Shire, University of Missouri, 39.350
3. Morgan Dennis, University of Alabama, 39.350
4. Adrianne Perry, University of Missouri, 39.225
4. Ashley Jackson, University of Oklahoma, 39.225
Advanced to all-around finals
Sarah Shire, University of Missouri
Adrianne Perry, University of Missouri

South Central Region
Team
1. University of Arkansas, 196.300
2. Stanford University, 196.200
3. University of Michigan, 195.700
4. University of Arizona, 194.350
5. Arizona State University, 193.900
6. Southern Utah University, 192.650
All-around
1. Carly Janiga, Stanford University, 39.425
2. Casey Jo Magee, University of Arkansas, 39.40
3t. Sarah Nagashima and Michelle Stout, University of Arkansas, 39.275
5. Sarah Curtis, University of Michigan, 39.150*
Advanced to finals
Sarah Curtis, University of Michigan
Elise Wheeler, Southern Utah University

Southeast Region
1. University of Georgia, 197.700
2. Pennsylvania State University, 195.800
3. University of Nebraska, 195.450
4. West Virginia University, 194.225
5. University of North Carolina, 194.125
6. North Carolina State University, 193.800
All-around
1. Courtney Kupets, University of Georgia, 39.300
2. Brandi Personett, Pennsylvania State University, 39.200
3. Tiffany Tolnay, University of Georgia, 39.125
4. Kylie Stone, University of Nebraska, 39.075
5. Meghan Morris, West Virginia University, 39.075
Advanced to all-around finals
Kylie Stone, University of Nebraska
Meghan Morris, West Virginia University

West Region
Team
1. University of Utah, 197.675
2. University of Illinois, 196.700
3. Boise State University, 195.300
4. Auburn University, 195.250
5. Washington Huskies, 194.800
5. San Jose State University, 194.800
All-around
1. Kristina Baskett, University of Utah, 39.475
2. Daria Bijak, University of Utah, 39.425
3. Jamie Deetscreek, University of Utah, 39.400
4. Allison Buckley, University of Illinois, 39.300
5. Thomasina Wallace, San Jose State University, 39.150
Advanced to all-around finals
Thomasina Wallace, San Jose State University
Veronica Porte, San Jose State University


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