April 12, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The NCAA has announced the selections and rotations for the 2010 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships that will be hosted by the University of Florida from April 22-24. The Missouri Tigers qualified for the championships for the first time in school history on Saturday after winning the Columbia Regional with a 196.500.
Based on Missouri's National Qualifying Score (NQS), the team has received the 10th seed and will compete in the evening session on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. (EST). The Tigers will start the team competition with the bye before floor.
The process for determining rotation pairings for day one of the team competition was based on NQS, which is calculated by adding the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to the score achieved at regional competition. Missouri finished with an RQS of 196.085 and earned a 196.500 at regionals to give them an NQS of 392.585.
The women's gymnastics championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and individual 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. Brianna Artemev from the University of Denver has been seeded to rotate with Missouri as an individual all-around competitor. Artemev earned a 39.200 at the University Park Regional to qualify individually for nationals.
Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EST). The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. (EST). 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 24 at 6 p.m. (EST).
Information and tickets to the women's gymnastics championships can be found on the NCAA Web site