With a 197.225 this past Saturday, the Alabama gymnastics team won its NCAA-best 32nd regional title and punched its ticket to the NCAA Championships for the 36th year in a row. Georgia also advanced out of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, posting a 196.5 to come in second.
Alabama freshman Lexi Graber won the individual vault title with a 9.95. She was also the top all-arounder with a 39.575. Senior Kiana Winston placed first on the balance beam with a 9.925.
There were five other regional sites across the country, six total. Twelve teams make it to the NCAA Championships on April 20-21 at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. The first day of competition is semifinals, where the teams will break up into two sessions and compete for a spot in the final Super Six round.
Here’s how the rest of the nation played out:
LSU (197.675) and Nebraska (197.525) advance from the Raleigh Regional. UCLA (197.65) and Arkansas (196.775) won the Columbus Regional.
Along with Alabama and Georgia, these teams will compete in the afternoon session at 12 p.m., live on ESPN2.
Oklahoma (198) and Kentucky (197.05) move on from the Minneapolis Regional. Florida (197.725) and Washington (196.275) come out of the State College Regional. Utah (197.475) and California (196.725) topped the Salt Lake City Regional.
Those teams will make up the evening session at 6 p.m., live on ESPNU.
Top three teams from each semifinal make up the Super Six and have a chance at the national title.