NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships
|Number of teams||12|
|Current champions||Florida (1)|
|Most successful club(s)||Georgia (10)|
The NCAA introduced women's gymnastics as a championship sport in 1982. Gymnastics was one of twelve women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year, as the NCAA engaged in battle with the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women for sole governance of women's collegiate sports. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championship program in the same twelve (and other) sports; however, after a year of dual women's championships, the NCAA conquered the AIAW and usurped its authority and membership.
Under the NCAA, only five universities have claimed the overall Division I championship; the Division II competition was discontinued in 1987. During the early years of competition, the University of Utah under the leadership of head coach Greg Marsden dominated the field of competition. During the late 1980s and 1990s, the University of Georgia (UGA), coached by Suzanne Yoculan, and the University of Alabama, coached by Sarah Patterson, gained success and claimed several titles. From 1996 to 2012, the University of Alabama, the University of Georgia and UCLA, coached by Valorie Kondos Field, have claimed all the NCAA titles; four titles for the University of Alabama, six for UCLA and seven for the University of Georgia.
In 2013, the University of Florida, coached by Rhonda Faehn, broke the reign of the prior four teams, winning the NCAA Championships held at UCLA's newly renovated Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Faehn was a competitor for the Bruins 1990–1992.
- 1 Current season
- 2 Previous seasons
- 3 Team champions
- 4 Individual champions
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The top two teams, as well as the top two all-around competitors not from an advancing team, at each regional receive a berth in the NCAA Championships, In addition, individual event winners who did not already qualify with their team or as an all-arounder will advance. At the national championships, the top three teams from each of the first day's sessions advancing to the Super Six Team Finals.
- The NCAA selection show to announce the regional pairings was held on Monday, Mar. 25 at Noon PT on NCAA.com.
Regional Championships was held on April 6, 2013 at the following six sites with start times between 4 and 6 p.m. local time:1
- Columbus Regional (Ohio State, host) 6 p.m. – LSU (197.275), UCLA (196.950), Arizona (196.100), Ohio State (196.050), North Carolina St (195.275), Central Michigan (194.925), Air Force (144.075), Utah State (87.625)
- Corvallis Regional (Oregon State, host) 4 p.m. – Georgia (197.425), Arkansas (196.950), Arizona State (195.700), Oregon State (195.375), Boise State (195.300) and California (195.125)
- Gainesville Regional (Florida, host) 6 p.m. – Florida (198.40), Minnesota (197.10), Auburn (196.70), Maryland (195.575), Pittsburgh (194.775) and Bridgeport (194.225)
- Morgantown Regional (West Virginia, host) 6 p.m. – Michigan (147.625), Illinois (146.600), Nebraska, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina
- Norman Regional (Oklahoma, host) 4 p.m. – Oklahoma (197.375), Stanford (196.800), Washington (195.925), Penn State (195.875), Iowa (194.475) and Southern Utah (194.850)
- Tuscaloosa Regional (Alabama, host) 6 p.m. – Alabama (197.400), Utah (196.400), Denver, Kent State, Brigham Young, Iowa State
- Afternoon session (12:00 pm PT) – Florida (197.775), LSU (197.325), Georgia (197.150), Minnesota (196.375), Illinois (195.700), Stanford (194.700)
- Evening session (6 pm PT) – Alabama (197.350), Oklahoma (197.200), UCLA (197.200), Michigan (196.850), Utah (196.200), Arkansas (196.150)
- Team - Florida (197.575), Oklahoma (197.375), Alabama (197.350), UCLA (197.100), LSU (197.050), Georgia (196.675)
Individual Event Finals: Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, April 21 (1 p.m. PT)
- Vault – 1st Diandra Milliner, Alabama and Rheagan Courville, LSU (9.9250); 3rd Olivia Courtney, UCLA (9.9167)
- Uneven Parallel Bars – 1st Alaina Johnson, Florida (9.9125) ; 2nd Bridget Sloan, Florida & Georgia Dabritz, Utah (9.9000)
- Balance Beam – 1st Bridget Sloan, Florida (9.9000); 2nd Hanna Nordquist, Minnesota & Katie Zurales, Michigan (9.8875)
- Floor Exercise – 1st Joanna Sampson, Michigan (9.9375); 2nd Diandra Milliner, Alabama (9.9250); 3rd Emily Wong, Nebraska (9.9125)
- All Around – Bridget Sloan, Florida, 39.600
- The NCAA selection show to announce the regional pairings was held on Monday, Mar. 26 at Noon PT on NCAA.com.
Regional Championships were held on April 7, 2012 at the following six sites:2
- Auburn Regional (at Auburn), 6 p.m. CT – Finish: Georgia (1st), Oregon State (2nd), Michigan, Auburn, West Virginia, Michigan State
- Champaign Regional (at Illinois), 4 p.m. CT – Finish: Oklahoma (1st), Stanford (2nd), Illinois, Denver, Kentucky, Illinois-Chicago
- Fayetteville Regional (at Arkansas), 4 p.m. CT – Finish: UCLA (1st), Arkansas (2nd), Boise St., Missouri, Maryland, New Hampshire
- Raleigh Regional (at North Carolina State), 4 p.m. ET – Finish: Florida (1st), Ohio State (2nd), North Carolina State, Penn State, North Carolina, Kent State
- Salt Lake City Regional (at Utah), 6 p.m. MT – Finish: Utah (1st), Nebraska (2nd), Minnasota, Arizona State, San Jose State, Iowa State
- Seattle Regional (at Washington), 4 p.m. PT – Finish: Alabama (1st), LSU (2nd), Washington, Arizona, Iowa, Central Michigan
- Afternoon session (12:00 pm ET) – 1st UCLA (197.400), 2nd Utah (197.200), 3rd Stanford (197.125), 4th Oklahoma (196.925), 5th Nebraska (196.625), 6th LSU (196.550)
- Evening session (6 pm ET) – 1st Alabama (197.675), 2nd Florida (197.650), 3rd Arkansas (197.150), 4th Ohio State (196.525), 5th Georgia, (196.500), 6th Oregon State (196.475)
- Team - 1st Alabama (197.850), 2nd Florida (197.775), 3rd UCLA (197.750), 4th Stanford (197.500), 5th Utah (197.375), 6th Arkansas (196.300)
Individual Event Finals: Duluth, GA, Sunday, April 22 (1 p.m. ET)
- Vault – 1st Kytra Hunter, Florida (9.8750 ); 2nd Diandra Milliner, Alabama (9.8250); 3rd Kat Ding, Georgia (9.8125)
- Uneven Parallel Bars – 1st Kat Ding, Georgia (9.9875); 2nd Samantha Shapiro, Stanford (9.9000); 3rd Olivia Courtney, UCLA (9.8875)
- Balance Beam – 1st Geralen Stack-Eaton, Alabama (9.9375), 2nd Megan Ferguson, Oklahoma (9.9250); 3rd Katie Matusik, Arizona (9.8875)
- Floor Exercise – 1st Kat Ding (9.9500); 2nd Geralen Stack-Eaton, Alabama (9.9375); 2nd Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA (9.9375)
- All Around – Kytra Hunter, Florida, 39.725
NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regional Fields:
Regional Championships were held on April 2, 2011 at the following six sites.
- Ann Arbor Regional – Crisler Arena, 6 p.m. (ET) Ann Arbor, Michigan; Host: University of Michigan; Finish: Michigan (1st), Kent State (2nd), Ohio State, Minnesota, Stanford, Iowa State
- Athens Regional – Stegeman Coliseum, 4 p.m. (ET) Athens, Georgia; Host: University of Georgia; Finish: UCLA (1st), Georgia (2nd), LSU, North Carolina State, Maryland, West Virginia
- Corvallis Regional – Gill Coliseum, 7 p.m. (ET) Corvallis, Oregon; Host: Oregon State University; Finish: Oregon State (1st), Nebraska (2nd), Michigan State, San Jose State, Iowa, Southern Utah
- Denver Regional – Magness Arena, 8 p.m. (ET) Denver, Colorado; Host: University of Denver; Finish: Arkansas(1st), Florida (2nd), Boise State, Denver, Arizona, Brigham Young
- Norman Regional – Lloyd Noble Center, 5 p.m. (ET) Norman, Oklahoma; Host: University of Oklahoma; Finish: Oklahoma (1st), Utah (2nd), Washington, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Missouri
- Tuscaloosa Regional – Coleman Coliseum, 7 p.m. (ET) Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Host: University of Alabama; Finish: Alabama (1st), Illinois (2nd), Penn State, Auburn, Kentucky, Central Michigan
NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship:
- NCAA Championships, Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, April 15: Afternoon session (12:00 pm ET) – No. 2 seed UCLA, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Georgia, No. 10 Arkansas and No. 11 Illinois; Evening session (6 pm ET) – No. 1 seed Alabama, No. 4 Oregon State, No. 5 Florida, No. 8 Utah, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 12 and host team Kent State.
- NCAA Championship (Super Six Finals), Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, April 16 (4 p.m. ET) - Oklahoma, Michigan, UCLA, Alabama, Nebraska, Utah
- Individual Event Finals, Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, April 17 (1 p.m. ET):
- Vault – 1st, Marissa King, University of Florida, 9.8750; 2nd, Madison Mooring, University of Oklahoma, 9.8250; 3rd, Erin Davis, University of Nebraska, 9.8188
- Uneven Parallel Bars – 1st, Kat Ding, University of Georgia, 9.9125; 2nd, Jen Kesler, Oregon State University, 9.8750; 3rd, Sarah DeMeo, University of Alabama, 9.8625; 3rd, Makayla Stambaugh, Oregon State University, 9.8625; 3rd, Monique DeLaTorre, UCLA, 9.8625
- Balance Beam – 1st, Sam Peszek, UCLA, 9.90; 2nd, Kayla Hoffman, University of Alabama, 9.8875; 2nd, Aisha Gerber, UCLA, 9.8875
- Floor Exercise – 1st, Geralen Stack-Eaton, University of Alabama, 9.9375; 2nd, Maranda Smith, University of Florida, 9.9000; 2nd, Kylee Botterman, University of Michigan, 9.9000; 2nd, Brittani McCullough, UCLA, 9.9000
Alabama won the 2011 team competition, earning their fifth national championship.
- 10 Georgia
- 9 Utah
- 6 Alabama
- 6 UCLA
- 1 Florida
- From 1993 onward, scores for the top 6 teams are from the team finals (also known as the Super Six.)
- The scores for teams ranked 7th and lower are from the qualifying sessions, which is why the scores for some of these teams are higher than the scores of teams ranked above them.
- NCAA Men's Gymnastics championship
- AIAW Intercollegiate Women's Gymnastics champions
- East Atlantic Gymnastics League
- List of gymnastics terms
- Regional championship selections, NCAA.com, March 26, 2012
- Regional championship selections, NCAA.com, March 26, 2012
- "National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics". NCAA. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
- "Women's Gymnastics Meet Results". National Collegiate Athletic Association. April 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Women's Gymnastics Meet Results". Retrieved 2008-04-26.dead link