Gymnastics Earns Second Seed In NCAA Denver Regional
BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team earned the second seed in the Denver Regional and will begin NCAA postseason competition on March 31 in Magness Arena, announced by the association on Monday.
The sixth-ranked Tigers will compete for a spot in the 2023 NCAA Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth Texas from April 13-15.
“We are excited to take the next step in our climb out in Denver,” said head coach Jay Clark. “Their program does a good job at hosting these events. I’m sure it will be a good community out there and we hope to see some of our fans come out. There are no easy outs once we get into the bracket and we know we will need to be at our best to advance to the round of 16.”
The Denver Regional is one of four regional competition sites held nationally and will be hosted in Magness Arena. It will feature No. 14 Denver (host), No. 6 LSU, No. 3 Michigan, No. 11 Oregon State, Georgia, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Carolina and Arizona.
LSU will compete in session one of the second round against No. 11 Oregon State, Georgia and Nebraska at 3 p.m. CT on Friday, March 31. Session two features No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 Denver, Minnesota and the winner of the first round competition between North Carolina and Arizona at 8 p.m. CT.
All sessions will be streamed on ESPN Plus.
The Tigers will begin the meet on beam. If the squad advances to regional finals they will begin on vault.
The top two teams from each second round session will face off in the Regional Final at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, April 2. The top two teams from the final will then advance to NCAA Semifinals on April 13 at Dickies Arena.
Regional competition features the top 36 teams based on National Qualifying Score (NQS). The Tigers own an NQS of 197.804 heading into the NCAA postseason.
The NCAA Regional berth marks the 40th overall appearance and 38th straight for the program. LSU owns 31 NCAA Championships appearances and 14 NCAA Regional championships.
2023 NCAA Regional Sites:
Denver Regional (Denver, host)
UCLA Regional (UCLA, host)
Oklahoma Regional (Oklahoma, host)
Pittsburgh Regional (University of Pittsburgh, host)