Gymnastics goes into championships with high scoresBy Terrin Waack | 04/05/2016 5:36pm
The University of Alabama gymnastics team took first place at the 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional one Saturday and will advance to the NCAA Championships Semifinals on Friday, April 15 in Ft. Worth, Texas, marking its 34th consecutive NCAA Championship appearance.
Alabama holds an NCAA-best 31 regional titles and six National Championship titles.
The third-ranked Crimson Tide claims a season-high score of 197.750. No. 1 Oklahoma holds a season-high 198.075, and No. 2 LSU holds a season-high 197.925.
Going into the championships, here are Alabama’s season-high scores:
Vault: 49.400 (versus Arkansas and Georgia)
*Uneven Bars: 49.600 (at PSU quad meet)
*Balance Beam: 49.550 (versus West Virginia)
*Floor Exercise: 49.500 (versus Missouri and Georgia)
Overall: 197.550 (versus Georgia)
Uneven Bars: 49.550
Balance Beam: 49.275
*Floor Exercise: 49.500
NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional
Uneven Bars: 49.275
Balance Beam: 49.150
Floor Exercise: 49.475
*Season-high scores overall – regular season and postseason.
The Crimson Tide will compete in the evening sessions of the semifinals, starting at 7 p.m. CT in the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena.
The evening session includes:
No. 1 Oklahoma
No. 12 Nebraska
No. 5 Utah
No. 8 UCLA
No. 4 Alabama
No. 10 California
Also competing at the NCAA Championships during the earlier session are:
No. 2 Florida
No. 16 Minnesota
No. 6 Auburn
No. 18 Stanford
No. 3 LSU
No. 9 Georgia
Six teams will advance to the NCAA Championships Finals the following day.