2005 NCAA Gymnastics Regionals

Updated 3/30/2005

March 30, 2005

CLEVELAND - Central Michigan's and Kent State's teams, plus a total of seven individuals from other Mid-American Conference schools, will represent the league at the 2005 NCAA Gymnastics Regionals April 9.

The No. 14-ranked Chippewas have been placed in the West Regional at the University of Washington, Seattle. CMU accumulated a regional qualifying score of 195.540, good for the third team spot in the region. Central Michigan will face off against No. 1 seeded UCLA, No. 2 Penn State, No. 4 Washington, No. 5 Stanford and No. 6 Boise State.

The No. 27 Golden Flashes qualified for the Central Regional at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. KSU currently ranks sixth in the region with a 194.975 regional qualifying average. The other five teams in the region are No. 1 seeded Alabama, No. 2 Iowa State, No. 3 Utah State, No. 4 Auburn and No. 5 Kentucky. Also qualifying in the Central Region are five individuals from other MAC institutions. Slated to compete in the all-around are Western Michigan's Cherisse Marier, Ball State's Jessica Surridge, and Eastern Michigan's Jolene Worley, while Bowling Green's, Kristin DiPietro was selected as an alternate. Bowling Green's Jessica Guyer has been selected to be an alternate in two individual specialists events vault and floor exercise.

Northern Illinois, the lone MAC school in the South Central Region, will send two individuals. Senior Kristina Campos will compete in the all-around, while teammate Ashlee Williams is the individual uneven bars event specialists. The South Central Regional will be at Lincoln, Nebraska, on the campus of the University of Nebraska.

Six teams, five all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and one individual event specialist per event [who has a minimum qualifying score (RQS) of 9.4] were named to each of the six regions. 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 Auburn, Alabama, April 21-23, hosted by Auburn University.

In addition, the event winners at the regional championships will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.

In case of ties for selection to regional competition, the team, all-around competitor or individual event specialist with the highest score, not including the six used for the regional qualifying score, will qualify. If a tie still exists, the process is continued until the tie is broken.

West Region
April 9 at 5 p.m.
Seattle, Washington
Host: University of Washington

Teams 1. UCLA 2. Penn State 3. Central Michigan 4. Washington 5. Stanford 6. Boise State

All-Around Competitors 1. Leach, San Jose State 2. Huss, Seattle Pacific 3. Greene, San Jose State 4. Minotti, San Jose State 5. Hoffman, Cal State Fullerton Alt. - Zaher, Sacramento State

Individual Event Specialists Vault - Ingram, Alaska Anchorage Alt. - Kelly, Seattle Pacific Uneven Bars - Tsurumoto, Sacramento State Alt. - Szutu, California Balance Beam - Genovese, Sacramento State Alt. - Shipp, California Floor Exercise - Aeder, Sacramento State Alt. - Chan, UC Davis

North Central Region April 9 at 6 p.m. Salt Lake City, Utah Host: University of Utah

Teams 1. Utah 2. Oregon State 3. Brigham Young 4. Minnesota 5. Southern Utah 6. Iowa

All-Around Competitors 1. Liegl, Air Force 2. Robison, Air Force 3. Iwaniec, Air Force 4. Donnell, Air Force 5. Eagles, Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alt. - Bickler, Winona State

Individual Event Specialists Vault - Lewis, Air Force Alt. - Godar, Air Force Uneven Bars - Schubert, Wisconsin-LaCrosse Alt. - N/A Balance Beam - Godar, Air Force Alt. - Powers, Air Force Floor Exercise - Lewis, Air Force Alt. - Canfield, Air Force

South Central Region April 9 at 7 p.m. Lincoln, Nebraska Host: University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Teams 1. Nebraska 2. Michigan 3. Arizona 4. Missouri 5. Arizona State 6. Illinois

All-Around Competitors 1. Boldt, Southeast Missouri State 2. O'Neil, Illinois-Chicago 3. Jackie Jaworowicz, Illinois-Chicago 4. Campos, Northern Illinois 5. Bloom, Southeast Missouri State Alt. - Cacciatore, Illinois-Chicago

Individual Event Specialists Vault - Meunier, Illinois-Chicago Alt. - Abney, Texas Woman's University Uneven Bars - Williams, Northern Illinois Alt. - Arno, Texas Woman's University Balance Beam - Jessie Jaworowicz, Illinois-Chicago Alt. - Zelinski, Illinois-Chicago Floor Exercise - Goddard, Texas Woman's University Alt. - Zelinski, Illinois-Chicago

Central Region April 9 at 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama Host: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Teams 1. Alabama 2. Iowa State 3. Utah State 4. Auburn 5. Kentucky 6. Kent State

All-Around Competitors 1. Menne, Centenary 2. Marier, Western Michigan 3. Walek, Ohio State 4. Surridge, Ball State 5. Worley, Eastern Michigan Alt. -DiPietro, Bowling Green

Individual Event Specialists Vault - Hill, Michigan State Alt. - Guyer, Bowling Green Uneven Bars - Schlecht, Ohio State Alt. - Coleman, Michigan State Balance Beam - Meaney, Ohio State Alt. - Alexander, Michigan State Floor Exercise - Hill, Michigan State Alt. - Guyer, Bowling Green

Northeast Region April 9 at 6 p.m. Durham, New Hampshire Host: University of New Hampshire

Teams 1. LSU 2. Oklahoma 3. Arkansas 4. New Hampshire 5. Rutgers 6. Pittsburgh

All-Around Competitors 1. Petkun, Pennsylvania 2. McPherson, Yale 3. Domenick, Rhode Island 4. Santore, Brockport State 5. Bulka, Brockport State Alt. -Wesley, Southern Connecticut State

Individual Event Specialists Vault - Zafferes, Temple Alt. - Bouchelle, Pennsylvania Uneven Bars - Fong, Yale Alt. - Skudris, Rhode Island Balance Beam- Moon, Pennsylvania Alt. - Stern, Temple Floor Exercise - Todd, Rhode Island Alt. - Chalat, Pennsylvania

Southeast Region April 9 at 6 p.m. Gainesville, Florida Host: University of Florida

Teams 1. Georgia 2. Florida 3. Denver 4. North Carolina 5. West Virginia 6. North Carolina State

All-Around Competitors 1. Ghani, Towson 2. Martinez, Maryland 3. Aiken, George Washington 4. Kaufman, George Washington 5. Long, William and Mary Alt. - Moore, James Madison

Individual Event Specialists Vault - Stack, George Washington Alt. - Logan, Towson Uneven Bars - Pascual, Maryland Alt. - Kovaliova, Towson Balance Beam- Gatch, Maryland Alt. - Colon, Maryland Floor Exercise - Scott, Maryland