April 9, 2012
Second-seeded UCLA will compete in the afternoon session of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships team semifinals. The competition takes place on Friday, Apr. 20 at 12:00 pm ET at the Arena Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.
The Bruins will begin competition on vault and conclude on floor exercise, as determined by a random draw conducted by the NCAA on Monday morning. Also competing in the afternoon session are No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 7 Utah, No. 10 Stanford and No. 11 LSU.
Competing in the evening session at 6 pm ET will be No. 1 Florida, No. 4 Alabama, No. 5 Georgia, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 Oregon State and No. 12 Ohio State.
Friday's team semifinals determine the all-around champion and the qualifiers to the Super Six Team Finals and Individual Event Finals. The top three finishers from each preliminary session will advance to the Super Six Team Finals on Saturday, Apr. 21 at 4:00 pm ET. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from the semifinal team and all-around competition will compete in the Individual Event Finals on Sunday, Apr. 22 at 1 pm ET.
The NCAA Fayetteville Regional champion Bruins will have the Olympic rotation order and will start the meet on vault, followed by a bye, uneven bars, balance beam, a bye and then floor exercise. LSU starts on a bye before bars. Nebraska starts on uneven bars. Oklahoma begins on beam, Stanford has a bye before floor, and Utah starts on floor. Rotating with UCLA will be individual all-around qualifier Kayla Slechta from Minnesota.
In the evening session, No. 1 seed Florida begins on vault, Ohio State has a bye before bars, Georgia begins on bars, Alabama starts on beam, Oregon State has the bye before floor, and Arkansas begins on floor.
The 12 qualifying teams were re-seeded based on National Qualifying Score, which took the teams' Regional Championships score and combined it with their Regional Qualifying Score. Teams seeded 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 were placed in one group, while teams seeded 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 were placed in the other group.
UCLA will be competing in its 28th NCAA Gymnastics Championship and seeking its seventh NCAA title.
Tickets to the NCAA Championships can be purchased at NCAA.com.