DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team learned today that it will be competing in this year’s NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, which are being held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Sat., April 4. at 6 p.m.
The No. 35-ranked Wildcats will be going up against some of the top gymnastics teams in the nation, starting with No. 3 Alabama, No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 15 Missouri, No. 32 Central Michigan and No. 35 Maryland to round out the six-team Northeast Regional field. The Wildcats and Terrapins are tied at 35 in the national rankings.
The UNH gymnastics program, under 30th year head coach Gail Goodspeed, is no stranger to competing at the national level as the Wildcats have competed in the NCAA Northeast Regionals in 27 of the last 28 seasons. In 1994, UNH advanced to the NCAA National Championship tournament and placed 12th for its best NCAA finish ever.
Looking at the accomplishments thus far for the ‘Cats, UNH was 15-8 during the regular season and placed fifth in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships in order to qualify for NCAAs. The team heads into the NCAA Regionals ranked in a tie for 35th in the nation.
In all, 36 teams from around the country will be competing at six different NCAA Regional sites on April 4. The top two teams from each regional site will move on to compete at the NCAA National Championships on April 16-18 at Nebraska.