Gymnastics: Women draw No. 2 seed in Florida regional, face top-ranked Gators

by Nickalas Tabbert

The Gophers women's gymnastics team will head to Gainesville, Fla., for its NCAA Regional competition April 6, the NCAA announced Monday. The Gophers are the No. 2 seed in their regional behind the top-ranked team in the country, the University of Florida.

Minnesota has to finish in the top-2 to advance to the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles April 19-21. A total of 36 teams made the NCAA tournament, with six teams competing in six regionals.

Joining No. 12 Minnesota at the regional will be No. 1 Florida, No. 12 Auburn (tie), No. 24 Maryland, Bridgeport and Pittsburgh.

Minnesota competed at Florida earlier this season, scoring a season-best road score of 197.175. In that meet, Minnesota had season-best scores on vault, floor exercise and balance beam.