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NCAA Regional Results

April 2, 2011

Here are the qualifiers to compete in the NCAA championships from the regionals tonight.

Athens Regional

1. UCLA- 197.424
2. Georgia-  196.75

All Around:
Kaleigh Diskson (LSU)
Stephanie Ouellette (NC State)

Norman Regional

1. Oklahoma- 197.35
2. Utah- 196.475

All Around:
Morgan Evans (North Carolina)
Aliza Vaccher (Washington)

Ann Arbor Regional

1. Michigan- 197.075
2. Kent State- 195.45

All Around:
Kayla Slechta (Minnesota)
Michelle Shealy (Iowa State)

Individual Events:
Rebecca Best (Ohio State, Beam)

Corvallis Regional

1. Oregon State- 197.025
2. Nebraska- 196.55

All Around:
Rebecca Simbhudas (Iowa)
Houry Gebeshian (Iowa)

Tuscaloosa Regional

1. Alabama- 197.275
2. Illinois- 195.925

All Around:
Sharaya Musser (Penn State)
Kylie Shields (Auburn)

Denver Regional

1. Arkansas- 196.55
2. Florida- 196.425

All Around:
Amy Glass (Boise State)
Brianna Springer (Denver)

Individual Events:
Bekah Gher (Boise State, Beam)
Jorie Hall (Denver, Beam)

These competitions were full of surprises. The first potential upset was Washington over Utah, but Washington crumbled on beam, allowing Utah to continue easily. Then, #4 Stanford counted a fall on beam. First, Minnesota tied with them and it became clear that they would not be going to nationals. But in the end, it was the sixth seed, #24 Kent State, that picked up the last spot to go compete at the nationals that they are co-hosting. This will be their first trip to nationals. Before their last rotation, it looked like the Denver regional would be dominated by #1 Florida, but two missed routines- one an 8.475, meant that both Arkansas and Boise State could pass them if they averaged 9.81 to tie, and in the event of a tie would almost definitely win because the 8.475 would be counted against Florida. In the end, Boise State came up .025 short. They would have been second in the event of a tie breaker. Also surprising was UCLA’s dominating. They looked on today from the beginning. As defending champions they haven’t had the best season, but it’s definitely coming together. The championships should be very exciting!

Also, thanks to gymnastike for compiling information about all of the meets. You saved me at least 10 minutes by posting the individual qualifiers from Tuscaloosa so I did not have to add up every single score from every single gymnast to figure it out.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cam permalink
    April 3, 2011 12:46 PM

    Just pointing out:

    From the Norman Regional, Morgan Evans is from North Carolina, not NC State, and Aliza Vaccher is from Washington. 🙂

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