Michigan State Gymnastics Selected to Travel to Corvallis for NCAA Regional

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Spartans to make fifth-straight regional appearance.  Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

Spartans to make fifth-straight regional appearance. Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

 

 

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State gymnastics team will travel to Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, April 2 after being selected for its fifth-straight NCAA Regional appearance this afternoon (March 21). The Spartans were among the 36 schools selected to compete at the annual regionals. MSU enters the Corvallis Regional hosted by Oregon State as the No. 6-seed. This marks the Spartans’ 14th overall appearance in an NCAA Regional.

 

Michigan State will be joined at the regional by Iowa, host Oregon State, Nebraska, San Jose State and Southern Utah at 7 p.m. ET inside Gill Coliseum.

 

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 Cleveland, Ohio, April 15-17, hosted by Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

 

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

 

MSU is currently ranked No. 36 in the latest GymInfo rankings with a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 194.145. Last weekend the Green and White finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 194.425. Junior Jackie Berg led the team with her third-place mark of 9.850 on the uneven bars. Berg also earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors, as selected by the conference coaches. The Spartans qualify for the regionals after making a late-season push. MSU struggled early in the season after dealing with adversity throughout the first few weeks of the season. The Green and White ranked as low as 43rd nationally on January 24 however had since improved its ranking each week.

  

The Spartans will be joined in Corvallis by the top-seeded Oregon State and the No. 2 seed Nebraska. The Beavers are currently ranked No. 3 in the latest rankings with a RQS of 196.770. The Cornhuskers are ranked 10th with a RQS of 196.275. Rounding out the competitors at Oregon State will be No. 3 Iowa (195.820 RQS), the host No. 4 Southern Utah (194.925 RQS) and No. 5 San Jose State (194.525 RQS).

 

For ticket information, visit the Oregon State athletic site, www.osubeavers.com.