NCAA® Gymnastics Championship

FORMAT

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.

 

 

SCHEDULE  (Click here to view full rotation schedule)

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

 

PRACTICE SESSIONS (Open to the public)

Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Stanford

Session I   11:15am-1:01pm

Illinois, LSU, Alabama, Penn State

Session II   1:15pm-3:01pm

Florida, Utah, UCLA, Nebraska

Session III 3:15pm-5:01pm

 

                                       

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

 

SEMI-FINAL 1

Session 1 - Start Time: 1:00pm

Georgia, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Stanford

Doors Open  11:30am

VIP Hospitality Opens        (Arena Club)

11:30am
Warmup             10:30am-12:25pm
Team March In Begins   12:40pm

 

*After Session 1, the arena will be cleared.  To attend Session 2,

you must have a valid Semi-FInal 2 ticket*

 

SEMI-FINAL 2

Session 2 - Start Time: 7:00pm

Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, UCLA, Utah

Doors Open  5:30pm

VIP Hospitality Opens        (Arena Club)

5:30pm
Warmup             4:30pm-6:00pm
Team March In Begins   6:40pm

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

 

SUPER SIX

Session 3 - Start Time: 6:00pm

Doors Open  4:30pm

VIP Hospitality Opens        (Arena Club)

4:30pm
Warmup             3:30pm-5:25pm
Team March In Begins   5:40pm

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENT COMPETITION

Session 4 - Start Time: 2:00pm

Doors Open  12:00pm

VIP Hospitality Opens        (Arena Club)

12:00pm
Warmup             12:00pm-1:30pm
Team March In Begins   1:45pm

 

ALL-ROUNDERS

Moriah Martin, Denver

Lindsey Mable, Minnesota

Chelsea Tang, Oregon State

Madeline Gardiner, Oregon State

Kalliah McCartney, Sacramento State

Alicia Asturias, California

Alexis Gunzelman, Rutgers

Caitlin Brown, Iowa State

Katherine Grable, Arkansas

Marie Case, Kent State

Hope Sloanhoffer, West Virginia

Amanda Wellick, Arkansas

 

EVENT SPECIALISTS

Dallas Crawford, California

Audrey Harrison, Kentucky

Kaytianna McMillan, Oregon State

Hanna Nordquist, Minnesota

Emily Heinz, Central Michigan

Kelsey Morris, Boise State

Halle Moraw, Central Michigan

Taylor Noonan, Central Michigan

Ciera Perkins, Boise State

 

 

HISTORY

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.

 

 

VENUE

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.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2014 NCAA Gymnastics Championship, please contact:

 

Ellyn Boncek

(205) 262- 2812

eboncek@brunoeventteam.com

 

Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, ticket, hospitality pass, parking pass valid for each day you work. Must be 18 or older.

 

 

PARKING

From Atlanta to Gadsden:

Take the 22nd Street Exit from I-20/59 West.  At the bottom of the ramp, continue across 22nd Street.  At the next intersection, take a right on to Rickhard Arrington Jr, Blvd North.  The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Medical Forum are on your right and the Arena, Concert Hall, Exhibition Halls and Meeting Rooms are on your left.

 

From US Highway 280:

Take the Carraway Blvd Exit.  Travel until the second light and take a left on to Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North. Continue four blocks to the BJCC.

 

From Huntsville, Montgomery or Tuscaloosa:

At the downtown interchange of I-20/59 and I-65, take I-20/59 East to Atlanta and Gadsden.  Take thr 17th Street Exit and turn left on to 8th Avenue.  Take a left on to 19th Street.  Travel under the interstate and the Arena is on the right.

 

 

FAN FEST

As a celebration of the NCAA Gymnastics Championship, the Alabama Sports Foundation will host TAILGATIN’ & CELEBRATIN’, the official tailgate area for fans visiting from around the Country.  The tailgate area will be located just steps from the BJCC in the Entertainment District on Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd between 22nd and 23rd Street North.  The event will bring a festive atmosphere to the downtown area, including fun activities for kids of all ages, face painting, and interactive games like the WaterWobble, Tumblebus, inflatable bouncy houses, and more.   Please join us for an exciting 2 days of fun. 

 

The festival dates/times are as follows:

Friday, April 18th                                             1pm – 5pm                    

Saturday, April 19th                                1pm – 5pm   

To include your group or organization in the official tailgate area, please contact

Faye Oates @ foates@brunoeventteam.com

   

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Firearms or weapons

  • Cameras

  • Video recording devices

  • Alcoholic beverages or tobacco products

  • Bottles, cans, or containers

  • Laser pointers

  • Strobe lights

  • Artificial noisemakers

  • Promotional items (shakers, cups, flags, etc…) with commercial slogans or identification

 

HOST ORGANIZATIONS

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