Wolfpack Gymnastics To Host And Compete in NCAA Regional Championship
March 26, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C.-- The NC State Gymnastics program has been selected to host a 2012 Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships regional, according to an announcement by the NCAA on Monday. The Wolfpack will also compete and be joined in the Raleigh Regional by Florida, Kent State, North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State.
The action will get underway on Saturday, April 7 at 4 p.m., in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State will begin the meet on vault and then have a bye before competing on bars and beam. The Pack will then have another bye followed by competition on floor to close out the day.
NC State enters the regional currently ranked 20th nationally with a Regional Qualifying Score of 195.870, which is used for seeding. Florida is the top seed nationally with a RQS of 197.445. Ohio State and Penn State are the 12th and 13th seeds with an RQS of 196.245 and 196.230, respectively. Kent State is ranked 26th with a RQS of 195.400, while North Carolina has a 195.010.
In addition to the six teams that will be competing to advance to the team finals, five all-around competitors and one individual event specialist for every event have also been invited to the regional for a chance to advance as an individual. The gymnasts that are not on a qualifying team were selected to participate in the regional by having a RQS of 9.4 or better.
The top two teams, along with the top two all-around competitors (from teams who are not already advancing) will advance to the national championships in Duluth, Ga., held at the Gwinnett Center April 20-22.
Five of the eight teams in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) received bids to the NCAA tournament, including Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and NC State.