Kentucky Gymnastics to Compete in NCAA Regional Tomorrow
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Gymnastics team will begin its journey to the NCAA National Championships tomorrow in Auburn at Neville Arena.
The No. 10-ranked Wildcats will compete at 2 p.m. ET facing SEC opponents No. 7 Auburn and Georgia with Southern Utah rounding out the first quad-meet of the second round.
UK Gymnastics fans can stream the meet on ESPN+ by clicking here, while also having the opportunity to follow live stats.
In the second quad-meet of round two, teams will consist of the recently crowned SEC Champions No. 2 Florida, No. 15 Denver, Ohio State, and the winner of Wednesday’s play-in day, Iowa State. The meet will take place at 8 p.m.
Thursday’s round two of competition will cut the bracket down to four teams (top two from each session) who will go head-to-head on Saturday for the regional final. This will separate the top two overall who will secure a ticket to Texas for the championships. Individuals will also have the opportunity to qualify for nationals in either the all-around or individual specialized events.
Last year, the Wildcats found some success at the Salt Lake City Regional. During the second round, UK secured wins over LSU, Utah State, and Arizona. The Cats were not as successful in the Regional Final falling to LSU and Utah with a tie against Arizona State.
Although the team did not qualify for the championship round of competition, Bailey Bunn and Raena Worley traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to compete as individuals. Bunn, a freshman at the time, placed 17th overall on balance beam. As a sophomore, Worley took her talents to the vault where she tied for 47th overall.
In addition to the Auburn Regional, the remainder of the top-36 teams will be competing in Seattle, Raleigh, N.C., and Norman, Okla. this weekend. To view the qualifying teams and bracket, click here.
For more information on the NCAA Championships, click here.
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