Alabama’s impressive streak of advancing to the NCAA Championships 34 straight years will be on the line Saturday when the Crimson Tide participates in the Morgantown Regional hosted by West Virginia. Alabama gymnastics is the top-seeded team in the regional, No. 6 overall, ahead of No. 7 Michigan and No. 18 Southern Utah. George Washington, the host Mountaineers and Kent State round out the field. Alabama’s 31 regional title are the most in NCAA women’s gymnastics history.
Alabama gymnastics at NCAA Morgantown Regional, meet time, details
Meet time: Saturday, 4 p.m. ET
Location: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.
How can I watch the Alabama gymnastics at NCAA Morgantown Regional?
The meet is not being broadcast on television.
What you should know
- Only the top two teams will advance to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., on April 14-15.
- Overall, there are six regionals, with 18 seeded teams. The advancing teams from the Champaign, Fayetteville and Seattle regionals will meet in one semifinal, with the teams from the Gainesville, Lincoln and Morgantown regionals in the other. The seeded teams in Alabama’s half of the draw are No. 2 LSU, 11 Boise State and 14 Nebraska (Lincoln), and No. 3 Florida, 10 Georgia and 15 Missouri (Gainesville). Oklahoma is the tournament’s top seed.
- The meet will feature six rotations. Alabama will begin on the uneven bars and the immediately move to the balance beam before getting a bye. After floor exercise and vault it’ll be finished before the final rotation.
- Senior Katie Bailey, junior Kiana Winston and freshmen Maddie Desch were recently named All-SEC, with Desch and Wynter Childers named to the league’s all-freshman team.
- The last time the Crimson Tide competed in Morgantown was in 2002, when Alabama went on to capture its fourth national championship.
- All eight SEC programs received NCAA invitations. The league has won 10 of the last 12 NCAA titles.