April 7, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Following its second consecutive NCAA Regional championship, the No. 7-ranked University of Michigan women's gymnastics team will once again compete at the 2014 NCAA Championships -- held April 18-20 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in Birmingham, Ala. -- as the NCAA released its full slate of information on Monday (April 7).
The Wolverines will be in the first semifinal session (1 p.m. CDT) alongside No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 LSU, No. 6 Georgia, No. 10 Stanford and No. 11 Illinois, while the evening session (7 p.m. CDT) will feature No. 1 Florida, No. 4 Alabama, No. 5 Utah, No. 8 UCLA, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 15 Penn State.
The top three teams from each semifinal session on Friday (April 18) will advance to the Super Six the following day (Saturday, April 19 at 6 p.m. CDT) to compete for the national championship. The top four individuals from each semifinal session on each event (including ties) will compete in the individual event finals on Sunday, April 20, at 2 p.m. CDT.
The rotation order was drawn at random, yet it is the same as last year. Michigan's rotation is: uneven bars (first rotation), balance beam (second), bye (third), floor exercise (fourth), vault (fifth), bye (sixth). Also for the second consecutive year, individual all-around qualifier Chelsea Tang (Oregon State) will rotate with the Wolverines.
The Wolverines advanced to the 2014 NCAA Championships after taking first place at the NCAA Athens Regional Championship last Saturday (April 5) in Athens, Ga. It will be the program's 21st appearance at the NCAA Championships, with 20 of those berths coming in the last 22 years. U-M has made 10 NCAA Super Six appearances (last in 2011) and finished in the top 10 in all but one year (2007 - tied for 11th). Michigan finished seventh at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, Calif., with Joanna Sampson taking home an NCAA individual title on floor exercise.
All-session and single-session tickets for the NCAA Championships can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
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