COLUMBIA — The NCAA announced Monday that No. 5 Georgia, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 25 Minnesota, No. 30 Iowa and No. 36 North Carolina will join No. 15 Missouri in a NCAA gymnastics regional on April 10 at Hearnes Center.
In addition to the six teams, five all-around competitors from non-qualifying schools will compete as well as individual event qualifiers.
The top two finishing teams will advance to the 2010 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship from April 22 - 24 in Gainesville, Fla. Additionally, the top two finishing all-around competitors from a non-qualifying team will advance to the national competition as well.
Last season, the Tigers competed in the Tuscaloosa Regional and posted the program's highest regional score of 196.000 to finish third in the meet. Then-senior Adrianne Perry and current senior Sarah Shire advanced to nationals as individual competitors to both end the season as All-Americans.