BYU earned its seventh straight trip to NCAA Regionals on April 8 in Ames, Iowa when Regional pairings were announced Monday morning. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- The BYU women's gymnastics team has earned a berth in the NCAA Regionals announced by the NCAA Monday afternoon. The No. 24-ranked Cougars will be a part of the North Central Regional taking place in Ames, Iowa on April 8.
Joining BYU in the North Central Regional is Iowa State (No. 4), Arizona State (No. 11), Arizona (No. 15), Denver (No. 19) and Minnesota (No. 21). The top two scoring teams at Regionals will advance to the NCAA Championships in Corvallis, Ore. April 20-22.
No. 2 Utah is the only other team in the state to qualify for Regionals. The Utes will be the top seed in the Northeast Regional held in Ann Arbor, Mich.
No. 25 Southern Utah just missed qualifying for Regionals by finishing .040 points behind BYU, who ended with an RQS of 194.450.
"We will all commit to do better from here on," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "We're happy to be going and look forward to competing."
The Cougars have now made it to Regionals their last seven years. Their No. 6 seed this season is their lowest seed in the last six years. BYU has made it to Regionals in all but one of the 18 years Cattermole has been with the school. The Cougars went in to Regionals as the No. 3 seed last season but pulled together one of their best performances of the year to advance to Nationals.
Starting time for Regionals is scheduled for 6 pm CST.
West Region -- 6 p.m. -- April 8 in Stanford, California (Stanford University, host)
3. Oregon State
4. Boise State
5. Sacramento State
6. San Jose State
North Central Region -- 6 p.m. -- April 8 in Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University, host)
1. Iowa State
2. Arizona State
6. Brigham Young
South Central Region -- 6 p.m. -- April 8 in Fayetteville, Arkansas (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, host)
6. Southeast Missouri State
Central Region -- 6 p.m. -- April 7 in Baton Rouge, Lousiana (Louisiana State University, host)
3. Penn State
5. Michigan State
6. Ohio State
Northeast Region -- 6 p.m. -- April 8 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (University of Michigan, host)
4. New Hampshire
Southeast Region -- 6 p.m. -- April 8 in Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia, host)
4. West Virginia
5. North Carolina
6. North Carolina State