Pittsburgh to Host the NCAA Regional Competition
PITTSBURGH - The field of competitors for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships April 4 at the University of Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald Field House has been determined for the largest gymnastics meet held in Pittsburgh since the school hosted the Pitt Gymnastics Classic in November of 1984, and it includes the Pittsburgh Panther gymnastics team.
The University of Pittsburgh gymnastics team will be one of seven teams competing in the 1998 Northeast Regional Championship. The host Panthers will be joined by six other teams, including Penn State, Ohio State, Kent State, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rutgers. In addition, seven of the top individual all-around competitors in the region will join the qualifying teams in the event.
The northeast region is one of five regions across the country which will vie for a spot in the NCAA Championships April 16-18 in Los Angeles, Calif. The winner of each of the regional qualifying meets, plus the next seven top scoring teams will advance to the national championships.
Pittsburgh is one of five institutions to host the NCAA Regional competition. The other hosts include the University of Alabama, Georgia, Washington and Arizona State.
Pittsburgh has not hosted a meet of this magnitude since the 1984 Pitt International Gymnastics Classic, which featured the Japanese University All-Star team that captured the bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Calif. that year.
Tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Ticket Office at (412) 648-8300. All reserved tickets can be purchased for $8, and general admission seating is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.