NCAA Announces Regional Fields

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The NCAA sent out its invitations for the women's gymnastics regional championships on Monday afternoon, setting the six-team field at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Competition will be hosted by North Carolina State University at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, April 4 at 6 p.m. (CST).

Nebraska, which is 13-5 on the season and ranked 13th nationally, will face No. 1 Georgia, the four-time defending NCAA Champion, in addition to No. 12 Penn State, No. 21 West Virginia, North Carolina State and North Carolina. The top two teams will receive an automatic berth to the 2009 NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, April 16-18.

As the regional's No. 3 seed, Nebraska will open the competition on floor.

NU’s duo of All-Americans – senior Tricia Woo and junior Kylie Stone – will lead the Huskers into the Southeast Regional after combining for four All-Big 12 honors last week. NU will also be led by Big 12 bars champion Brittney Williams and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Lora Evenstad.

Tickets for the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship are available by calling the NC State Athletic Ticket Office at 919-865-1510 or by going online at and clicking on the 2009 NCAA Southeast Regional page.

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
April 4, 6 p.m. (CST)
Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, N.C.
Host: North Carolina State University

Teams (Rank)
1. Georgia (1)
2. Penn State (12)
3. Nebraska (13)
4. West Virginia (21)
5. North Carolina State
6. North Carolina

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations