INDIANAPOLIS---The 2013 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships regional selections were announced Monday by the NCAA and North Carolina will compete in the Morgantown (W.Va.) Regional.
This marks the 12th consecutive season the Tar Heels have advanced to the NCAA regionals. The Morgantown Regional will be held Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
Six teams, five all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and one individual event specialist per event [who has a minimum Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 9.4] were named to each of the six predetermined host sites.
The top-18 teams are seeded nationally, based on RQS. Teams 19-36 are organized into three pods (19-24, 25-30 and 31-36) and placed geographically at one of the six sites, beginning with teams 19-24 followed by teams 25-30 and then finally teams 31-36. All-around competitors and event specialists are assigned to their respective geographic region or the designated site for their region (North Central - Columbus regional; and Northeast - Morgantown regional).
In the event of a tie for the last berth into regional competition and for seeding purposes, the team, all-around competitor or individual event specialist with the highest score, not including the six used to calculate the regional qualifying score, will qualify. If a tie still exists, the process is continued until the tie is broken.
The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships in Los Angeles, California, April 19-21, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles.
In addition, the event winners at each regional site will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier.
For tickets and information regarding the National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships, log on to www.NCAA.com/wgymnastics.
Morgantown Regional (West Virginia University, host) - 6 p.m.
5. West Virginia
6. North Carolina
Columbus Regional (The Ohio State University, host) - 6 p.m.
4. Ohio State
5. Central Michigan
6. North Carolina State
Corvallis Regional (Oregon State University, host) - 4 p.m.
2. Oregon State
4. Boise State
5. Arizona State
Gainesville Regional (University of Florida, host) - 6 p.m.
Norman Regional (University of Oklahoma, host) - 4 p.m.
3. Penn State
6. Southern Utah
Tuscaloosa Regional (University of Alabama, host) - 6 p.m.
4. Kent State
5. Brigham Young
6. Iowa State