March 26, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's gymnastics team was selected Monday to compete as the No. 2 seed at the 2012 NCAA Regional Championships in Raleigh, N.C., hosted by North Carolina State at 4 p.m. April 7.
“We’re excited that we bumped up to the 12th spot nationally for the No. 2 seed,” Ohio State head coach Carey Fagan said. “It’s an advantage for our team because we’ve seen and beaten three of those teams in our region already this season. Having this bye week will give us a chance to rest up and prepare for next week.”
The Buckeyes, ranked 12th nationally with a 196.245 RQS will compete in their seventh-consecutive NCAA Regional. Joining Ohio State will be No. 1 seed Florida, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 North Carolina State, No. 5 Kent State and No. 6 North Carolina.
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 Duluth, Ga., April 20-22, hosted by the Gwinnett Center and Georgia Tech.
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 more information regarding the NCAA Championships, log on to www.NCAA.com.
2. Ohio State
3. Penn State
4. North Carolina State
5. Kent State
6. North Carolina