INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA announced today the teams and individuals who qualified to compete for the 2004 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships.
The championships, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles, will be held in Los Angeles, California, at the Pauley Pavilion, April 15 to 17.
The National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and event specialists. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each regional received automatic berths to the national championships.
In addition, the event winners at the regional championships advance to the national championships (in their specific event) if they were not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.
Team qualifiers and individual qualifiers for the 2004 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships are as follows:
TEAM COMPETITION: Region Regional Score Utah South Central 197.6250 Georgia Northeast 197.5250 LSU Central 197.5000 UCLA Southeast 197.3250 Oklahoma West 197.1000 Florida South Central 197.0500 Alabama West 196.9000 Stanford North Central 196.5750 Arizona State Central 196.5000 Michigan Northeast 196.3750 Nebraska Southeast 196.3750 Iowa North Central 195.7250 ALL-AROUND INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS: Region Regional Score Tanya Ricioli-Hebron, Oregeon State West 39.5000 Erin Dethloff, Iowa State Northeast 39.4750 Monica Bisordi, Arizona South Central 39.4500 Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina Southeast 39.4500 Kari Lords, Brigham Young Central 39.4250 Lindsay Ward, Boise State West 39.3500 Janae Cox, West Virginia Southeast 39.3500 Sara Burtinsky, Central Michigan Central 39.3250 Ashley Williams, Illinois South Central 39.2750 Heather Huffaker, Denver North Central 39.2250 Ashley Shible, Denver North Central 39.2000 Janet Anson, Iowa State Northeast 39.2000 INDIVIDUAL EVENT QUALIFIERS: Uneven Bars: Region Regional Score Cara Pomeroy, Illinois South Central 10.000 Floor: Region Regional Score Andrea McCabe, Arizona South Central 9.900 Lisa Clark, Penn State Northeast 9.900 Laura-Kay Powell, Iowa State Northeast 9.900 Carly Dokendorf, Washington North Central 9.900 Vault: Region Regional Score Lisa Clark, Penn State Northeast 9.950 Casey Dobyns, Denver North Central 9.900
In the 2003 championships, University of California, Los Angeles, claimed the title after edging out University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 197.825 to 197.275.
Preliminary team and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Thursday, April 15. The top three teams from each session will advance to the Super Six competition Friday, April 16. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from the preliminary team and all-around competition will compete in the individual-event competition Saturday, April 17.
For more information about the women's gymnastics championships, log on to http://www.ncaasports.com/.