NCAA Regional Awaits Cyclones In Baton Rouge
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State gymnastics team (5-11 overall, 2-2 Big 12) will compete in the regionals of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship in Baton Rouge, La. on Saturday. The meet with take place at The Maravich Center at 4 p.m. CT. This is the 18th-consecutive year that the program has qualified for regionals as one of the top 36 teams in the country, ranked according to Regional Qualifying Score (RQS).
There will be a free live broadcast of the regional, provided at lsusports.net, at the link to the right. With six teams competing at the regional, including the host school, it is not guaranteed that all Iowa State routines will be seen on the broadcast.
Also competing in the Cyclones’ region are No. 3 LSU, No. 10 Stanford, No. 13 Auburn, Arizona and Kent State. With six regionals taking place nationally, the two teams with the highest score from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
The Cyclones are coming off their best performance of the year at Big 12 Championships, where they took second place with a season-high score of 196.650. It was the highest score an Iowa State squad has put up since the Cyclones scored a 197.000 in a 2007 win over Iowa.
Camille Santerre-Gervais took home some hardware in the Cyclones' last meet, winning the Big 12 uneven bars title with a score of 9.95, matching a career-best. It was Santerre-Gervais' six scores of 9.9 or better this season, with all six coming in Iowa State's past seven meets.
The Cyclones also had three other gymnasts earn All-Big 12 Championship team honors by placing in the top-three of their respective events. Seniors Henrietta Green and Milan Ivory each earned championship team honors with matching scores of 9.9 in the floor exercise, good for third place. Green's score matched her previous career high. Junior Caitlin Brown was the fourth Cyclone on the All-Big 12 Championship team, earning her honors with a second-place finish in the all-around on a career-best score of 39.350.
To view pre-meet notes and follow Saturday's meet, click on the links to the right.