Special report on the Florida Gators gymnastics team:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The six-team field for the 2017 Gainesville Regional Gymnastics Championships was revealed today. The NCAA Gymnastics Committee unveiled the fields for each of the six 2017 NCAA Region Championships sites Monday afternoon.
NCAA Gainesville Regional competition is set for Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m. ET in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center
The field for the NCAA Gainesville Gymnastics Regional includes No. 3 Florida, No. 10 Georgia, No. 15 Missouri, No. 30 New Hampshire No. 33 Penn State and No. 35 North Carolina.
The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each region site advances to the NCAA Championships, set for April 14-15 at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo.
Tickets are on sale now for the NCAA Gainesville Regional.
General Admission Adult:
General Admission Youth (12 & under)/Seniors:
Visit the Gators ticket site<http://floridagators.com/sports/2015/12/10/_tickets_gymnastics_.aspx> for complete information about getting tickets for the NCAA Gainesville Regional Championships.
Coach Rowland Says:
“We are excited to have this event here in Gainesville, It is wonderful we don’t have to travel. We can sleep in our own beds, we can stay on our daily schedules – it is a great advantage for this team. It is the perks of hosting. We are very fortunate that the University of Florida welcomes these opportunities for its teams. We are looking forward to an exciting event in Gainesville.” – Florida Head Coach Jenny Rowland
NCAA Regional Competition Info:
Last year, UF won the program’s 16th NCAA Regional title in Minneapolis, Minn., to advance to its 34th NCAA Championships. Florida took fourth in the 2016 NCAA Super Six team final, held in Fort Worth, Texas.
Each of the six regions have three teams among the nation’s top 18, with one team each from the nation’s No. 1-6, No. 7-12, and No. 13-18 ranking positions. The final three spots in each regional were filled from teams ranked 19-36 by regional qualifying score. The committee tried to keep those teams within their own region as much as possible.
The 2017 Gainesville Regional contains two teams that advanced to the 2016 NCAA Super Six team final – Florida and Georgia. Three other teams among the field will look to return to NCAA Championship action – Missouri (2010 – last appearance), Penn State (2014) and New Hampshire (l1994). North Carolina will look for its first NCAA berth.
Florida will open regional competition on the uneven bars.
In addition, four all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and two individual specialists per event advance to each of the six regions. The all-around competitors and event specialists came from within the region. North Carolina State junior Chelsea Knight<http://gopack.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4339&path=wgym> is paired with the Gators for regional competition.
For the fourth consecutive season, the seeding determined at the time of regional selections will be maintained throughout the championships. Standard bracketing procedures will be followed with teams seeded 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 placed on the left side of the bracket and teams seeded 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 placed on the right side of the bracket.
2017 NCAA Gainesville Regional Competition Order
2017 NCAA Gymnastics Regional Fields (with national rank)
Gainesville Regional (Gainesville, Fla.) – April 1 @ 4 p.m. ET
Champaign Regional (Champaign, Ill.) – April 1 @ 5 p.m. ET
Fayetteville Regional (Fayetteville, Ark.) – April 1 @ 5 p.m. ET
Lincoln Regional (Lincoln, Neb.) – April 1 @ 5 p.m. ET
Morgantown Regional (Morgantown, W.Va.) – April 1 @ 4 p.m. ET
Seattle Regional (Seattle, Wash.) – April 1 @ 7 p.m. ET