April 5, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -
Pitt’s gymnastics team will compete in the NCAA Regional meet, hosted by the University of Florida on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
"Our big goal of making it to regionals has been accomplished," said head coach Debbie Yohman. "But we're not done yet. Our next goal is to have our best meet of the season and to go on from there. Whether that means moving on to Nationals, or setting us up for next season. We're excited to get out there and compete."
The Panthers will compete against the Gators, Minnesota, Auburn, Maryland and Bridgeport for the two team spots advancing to the NCAA Nationals.
The event rotation will have the Panthers beginning on the balance beam. The will continue with a bye, the floor exercise, vault, a second bye and then finish the competition on the uneven bars.
Six teams will be present at each of the six regions to comprise the field. The top two finishing teams at each region will advance to the NCAA Championship in Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on April 19-21. Additionally, individual all-around competitors are eligible to advance. The top two all-arounders at each regional, whose teams are not advancing, will be invited to compete at the national championship as an individual.
The meet will take place at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida. For ticket information, contact the Florida Ticket Office at 1-800-34-GATOR or order online. Fans unable to attend can follow live scoring or a free online video feed.