NCAA® Gymnastics Championship
Format and Schedule:
The 2014 NCAA® Women’s Gymnastics Championships will consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors and event specialists (all of whom are not on a qualifying team). Semifinal team and all-around competition will be conducted in two semifinal sessions Friday. The top three teams from each session will advance to the Super Six competition on Saturday. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from the semifinal team and all-around competitions will compete in the individual-event competition on Sunday.
Friday April 18th, 2014
Semifinal 1 (Session 1) - 1 p.m. start time
Semifinal 2 (Session 2) - 7 p.m. start time
Saturday April 19th, 2014
Super Six (Session 3) - 6 p.m. start time
Sunday April 20th, 2014
Individual Event Competition (Session 4) - 2 p.m. start time
The SEC has traditionally dominated the gymnastics national championships winning 7 of the last 10 and 17 total championships in the 31-year history of the event. Georgia leads the way with 10 championships while Alabama boasts 6, and Florida is the current defending champion. For a full list of past champions please click here.
Serving as Birmingham’s premier entertainment venue, the BJCC Arena will be re-configured in 2014 to serve as the site for the 2014 NCAA® and SEC Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Located in downtown Birmingham, the BJCC Arena holds a seating capacity of over 16,000, and is adjoined to Birmingham’s Sheraton & Westin Hotels and the Uptown Entertainment District. Click here for directions.
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The Alabama Sports Foundation and the University of Alabama have partnered together to bring the NCAA® Women’s Gymnastics Championship to Birmingham. This will mark the first time that the “Magic City” has hosted such a prestigious event. Both entities are committed to growing the sport of gymnastics and strongly feel that the Birmingham market can generate insurmountable support for not only collegiate athletics, but women’s gymnastics as well. To learn more about each host organization, please visit the following links:
Alabama Sports Foundation- www.brunoeventteam.com
University of Alabama- http://www.rolltide.com
For more information on the NCAA® event, please visit: www.ncaa.com/wgymnastics