Gymnastics hosts Central Regional

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2003 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Regional Championships selections were announced Monday by the NCAA.

Six teams, five all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and one individual event specialist per event [who has a minimum qualifying score (RQS) of 9.4] were named to each of the six regions.

The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 24-26, hosted by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

In addition, the event winners at the regional championships will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.

The qualifying teams and individuals are listed below.

Central Region -- April 12 at University of Alabama

1. Alabama
2. Oklahoma
3. Auburn
4. Kent State
5. Central Michigan
6. Michigan State

All-Around Competitors

1. Gore, Kentucky
2. N. Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan
3. Primault, Kentucky
4. Gales, Kentucky
5. Kassouf, Bowling Green
Alt. -Williams, Ball State

Individual Event Specialist

Vault - Zarahias, Kentucky, Alt. - Holensworth, Eastern Michigan
Uneven Bars - Anthony, Ball State, Alt. - Marier, Western Michigan
Balance Beam - Thomas, Western Michigan, Alt. - Haines-LaPenta, Western Michigan
Floor Exercise - L. Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan, Alt.- Guyer, Bowling Green

West Region - April 12 at University of Washington

1. Nebraska
2. Washington
3. LSU
4. Boise State
5. Cal State Fullerton
6. San Jose State

North Central Region - April 12 at University of Utah

1. Stanford
2. Utah
3. California
4. Brigham Young
5. Denver
6. Minnesota

South Central Region - April 12 at University of Missouri, Columbia

2. Oregon State
3. Iowa
4. Arizona
5. Missouri
6. Illinois-Chicago

Northeast Region - April 12 at University of Michigan

1. Arizona State
2. Michigan
3. Iowa State
4. New Hampshire
5. Penn State
6. Pittsburgh

Southeast Region - April 12 at University of Georgia

1. Georgia
2. Florida
3. Ohio State
4. North Carolina State
5. North Carolina
6. Maryland

In case of ties for selection to regional competition, the team, all-around competitor or individual event specialist with the highest score, not including the six used for the regional qualifying score, will qualify. If a tie still exists, the process is continued until the tie is broken.

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