NCAA Announces Selections for the 2022 Regional Competition
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA selections were announced Tuesday for the 2022 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships regionals, and No. 21 BYU will compete in the Seattle Regional hosted by the University of Washington Huskies.
The Seattle Regional will host nine teams for the NCAA competition. The Cougars will compete in their first meet on Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. PDT. This competition will consist of four teams including BYU, No. 25 UW, No. 5 Alabama and No. 12 Michigan State. The other five schools competing in Seattle will be starting their tournament run on Wednesday, March 30. These teams include No. 4 Utah, No. 13 Oregon State, No. 19 Illinois, No. 29 Stanford and No. 34 San Jose State.
The top 36 teams based on national qualifying score (NQS) were selected for regional competition. The committee named the top 16 teams and seeded them in the bracket. Seeding determined at the time of selections will be maintained through the championship. Teams 17-36 were placed geographically at one of the four regional sites. Nine teams will compete at each of the four regional sites.
The top two teams from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships. In addition, the top all-around competitor and top event specialist from round two at each regional (who is not on a team advancing to nationals) will advance to the national championships. Event specialist qualifiers will only compete in the events they qualify for.
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