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Road to the Championships

Selection Process
The championship provides for a field of 36 teams determined based on their regional qualifying score and seeded by the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee.  Included in the championship field are also 24 all-around competitors and 48 individual event specialists (all of whom are not on a qualifying team).

Selection Show
The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship teams, all-around competitors, and individual event specialists will be announced the last weekend of March prior to Regional competition.

Regionals (April 7) 
Six Regionals consisting of 6 teams, 4 all-around competitors (not on a qualifying team), and 2 individual specialists per event (not on a qualifying team) will be conducted at predetermined campus sites. 

Advancing from regional competition to the national championships will be a total of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors and event specialists.  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 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.

Championships (April 20-21) St. Louis, MO
At the national championships, semifinal team, all-around competition and individual event specialist finals will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 20. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to Super Six competition Saturday, April 21.  

The team championship will be awarded to the team with the highest cumulative team score, with five scores counting per event. The all-around and individual event championships will be awarded to the individuals with the highest cumulative score during semifinal competition. The individual event champions will be determined solely on the basis of scores from the individual event championships.

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