UCLA Gymnastics Team To Compete In Evening Session At NCAA Championships

April 2, 2000

Late Saturday night, the second-ranked UCLA Gymnastics team earned a spot in the NCAA Championships after winning the NCAA Region 1 meet. Sunday morning, the Bruins found out who they would face in the preliminaries for the right to advance to the Super Six Team Finals, a feat UCLA has accomplished every year since the inception of the Super Six format.

In a draw conducted by the NCAA Office, UCLA was placed in the evening session (7:00 pm local time) of the Apr. 13 preliminaries, along with top-ranked Michigan, fifth-ranked Nebraska, eighth-ranked Iowa State, 11th-ranked BYU and 14th-ranked Penn State.

Third-ranked Georgia, fourth-ranked Utah, sixth-ranked Alabama, seventh-ranked LSU, ninth-ranked West Virginia and 20th-ranked Oregon State will compete in the 1:00 pm afternoon session.

The top three teams in each session will advance to the Super Six Team Finals on Friday, Apr. 14 at 7:00 pm.

Rotation draws also took place Sunday, with UCLA drawing the balance beam as its first rotation. From there, the Bruins will have a bye, then move to floor, vault, another bye, then end the meet on the uneven bars.

The Bruins used this rotation order at the Pac-10 Championships Mar. 18 and scored a 197.7 to win the conference title.

The NCAA Championships will be held Apr. 13-15 in Boise, ID.

Afternoon Session Rotation Order V Bye UB BB Bye FX I LSU UGA OSU ALA Utah BYU II BYU LSU UGA OSU ALA Utah III Utah BYU LSU UGA OSU ALA IV ALA Utah BYU LSU UGA OSU V OSU ALA Utah BYU LSU UGA VI UGA OSU ALA Utah BYU LSU

Evening Session Rotation Order V Bye UB BB Bye FX I Neb PSU ISU UCLA WVU Mich II Mich Neb PSU ISU UCLA WVU III WVU Mich Neb PSU ISU UCLA IV UCLA WVU Mich Neb PSU ISU V ISU UCLA WVU Mich Neb PSU VI PSU ISU UCLA WVU Mich Neb

Individual All-Around Qualifiers: 1. Chrissy Van Fleet, Florida (39.375) 2. Gabi Weller, Towson (39.300) 3. Jen Exaltacion, Stanford (39.300) 4. Randi Liljenquist, Arizona (39.275) 5. Amber McCracken, Oklahoma (39.150) 6. Jennifer Ebdon, Denver (39.150) 7. Ginger Russell, Oklahoma (39.150) 8. Megan Bueckens, Minnesota (39.125) 9. Sachi Ena, Denver (39.125) 10.Laura Moon, Maryland (39.075) 11.Lauren Riesenman, Washington (39.075) 12.Melanie Schiff, Denver (39.075)

Event Specialists: Balance Beam: Katy Herbert, Stanford (9.925) Floor Exercise: Nicole Liphardt, Central Michigan (9.925), Jill Tucker, Ohio State (9.925), Rickee Wirtzberger, Ohio State (9.925).


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