Women's NCAA Championships 2012

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Competition at the 2012 Women's NCAA Championships, gets underway April 20th - 22nd at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. First day will see the two semi-finals take place whilst Saturday will see the Super Six Team Final occur and then the Individual Event Finals on Sunday. The competition on the 21st and 22nd will be live streamed on ESPN3. The teams hoping to compete for the team title are: The Florida Gators, the UCLA Bruins, The University of Oklahoma, the University of Alabama, the Georgia Gym Dogs, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Utah Utes, University of Arkansas, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Louisiana State University and Ohio State University. These are listed in rank order. See below for the semi-final divisions - the top three teams from each session will go on to the Super Six Team Final. 

Congratulations also go to Boise State University's Amy Glass who is the AAI Award winner for 2012. Amy becomes the first Bronco to win the award, which is presented to the top Senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I Women's Gymnastics after being voted for by the sports' head coaches from around the country. Glass won the award over Georgia's Kat Ding, Megan Ferguson of Oklahoma, Oregon State University's Leslie Mak, Arkansas University's Jaime Pisani and Alabama's Geralen Stack-Eaton. All were recognized at the NCAA Women's Championships Award Banquet.

SEMI-FINALS:
SESSION ONE - STARTING AT 12.00PM (ET)
  • UCLA/Kylie Slechta (Missouri) - Starting on Vault 
  • Oklahoma/Dusti Russell (Minnesota) - Starting on Balance Beam
  • Utah/Aubree Cristello (Arizona) - Starting on Floor Exercise
  • Nebraska/Alina Weinstein (Illinois) - Starting on Uneven Bars 
  • Stanford/Morgan Evans (North Carolina)/Kylie Shields (Auburn) - Starting on a Bye before Floor
  • LSU/Bri Guy (Auburn)/Katie Matusik (Arizona) - Starting on a Bye before Bars
SESSION TWO - STARTING AT 6.00PM (ET) 
  • Florida/Sharaya Musser (Penn State)/Rachel Fincham (North Carolina State) - Starting on Vault 
  • Alabama/Amy Glass (Boise State) - Starting on Balance Beam
  • Georgia/Moriah Martin (Denver) - Starting on Uneven Bars
  • Arkansas/Katie Zurales (Michigan) - Starting on Floor Exercise
  • Oregon State/Aliza Vaccher (Washington)/Joanna Sampson (Michigan) - Starting on a Bye before Floor
  • Ohio State/Rachel Updike (Missouri)/Taylor Westrick (Southeast Missouri) - Starting on a Bye before Bars
The following gymnasts qualified after coming in the top two in the All Around at the Regional Championships:
AMY GLASS (BOISE STATE) - Image from Official Website of Boise State. 

ALINA WEINSTEIN (ILLINOIS) - Image from Univesity of Illinois Official Website.

SHARAYA MUSSER (PENN STATE UNIVERSITY) - Image from PSU's Official Site.

KATIE ZURALES (MICHIGAN) - Image from Michigan's Website

BRI GUY (AUBURN) - Image from Auburn Tigers Website

RACHEL UPDIKE (MISSOURI) - Image from Mizzou Tigers Website

MORGAN EVANS (NORTH CAROLINA) - Image from Tarheels Gymnastics Official Website

AUBREE CRISTELLO (ARIZONA) - Image from Arizona's Official Website

ALIZA VACCHER (WASHINGTON) - Image from Washington's Official Website

MORIAH MARTIN (DENVER) - Image from Denver's Official Website

DUSTI RUSSELL (MINNESOTA) - Image from Minnesota's Official Website

KAYLA SLECHTA (MINNESOTA) - Image from Minnesota's Official Website

Plus the following gymnasts were event winners at their respective Regional Championships and are not part of one of the qualified teams or were All Around Individual Qualifiers:
RACHEL FINCHAM (NORTH CAROLINA STATE) - UNEVEN BARS. Image from NC State Website

TAYLOR WESTRICK (SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE) - BALANCE BEAM. Image from SE Missouri Official Website.

KATIE MATUSIK (ARIZONA) - BALANCE BEAM. Image from Wildcats Official Website

KYLIE SHIELDS (AUBURN) - VAULT. Image from Auburn Tiger's Official Website

JOANNA SAMPSON (MICHIGAN) - VAULT). Image from Michigan Gymnastics Website

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