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NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championship competition returns to Gainesville in 2016

Wednesday December 11, 2013Florida Selected To Play Host to 2016 NCAA Gymnastics Regional

Gainesville, Fla.

NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championship competition returns to Gainesville in 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Collegiate regional championship gymnastics competition returns to the University of Florida in 2016. The Stephen C. O'Connell Center plays host to the NCAA Gymnastics Regional Championships on April 2, 2016.

 

Today’s reveal was part of the new NCAA championship bid process which created the largest host site announcement ever, spanning 82 championships across a four-year cycle. Previously, selection announcements varied by sport. This process now gives the NCAA and host sites more time to plan each championship experience. The regional and national sites for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 NCAA gymnastics competition were part of today’s announcement.

 

This will be the 12th NCAA Regional held in the O'Connell Center. Six teams will vie for a top-two regional finish to advance to the 2016 NCAA Championships, set for April 15-17 in Ft. Worth, Texas. UF won the last three NCAA Regional titles held in Gainesville, with the 2013 win propelling the team to Los Angeles where the Gators claimed their first NCAA team title.

 

“I’m happy to see NCAA Regional competition is returning to Gainesville in 2016,” UF Head Coach Rhonda Faehn said. “Our gymnasts love to compete in front of the home crowd. It was such a great atmosphere in the O’Connell Center for the 2013 NCAA Regional and sure our fans will again enjoy seeing some of the nation’s top competitors perform at the 2016 event.”

 

Upcoming NCAA Gymnastics Regional & Championship Sites

Year

Regional Sites (Host School)

NCAA Championships (Host)

2015

Ames, Iowa (Iowa State)

Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth Convention Center

(Texas Woman’s University)

 

Auburn , Ala. (Auburn)

 

Berkeley, Calif. (California)

 

 

Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State)

 

 

Norman, Okla. (Oklahoma)

 

 

Morgantown, W.Va. (West Virginia)

 

2016

Gainesville, Fla. ( Florida)

Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth Convention Center

(Texas Woman’s University)

 

Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan)

 

Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa)

 

 

Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota)

 

 

Salt Lake City, Utah (Utah)

 

 

Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Alabama)

 

2017

Athens, Ga. (Georgia)

St. Louis, Mo. – Chaifetz Arena

(Missouri & St. Louis Sports Commission)

 

Champaign, Ill, (Illinois)

 

Fayetteville, Ark. (Arkansas)

 

 

Lincoln, Neb. (Nebraska)

 

 

Morgantown, W.Va. (West Virginia)

 

 

Seattle, Wash. (Washington)

 

2018

Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State)

St. Louis, Mo. – Chaifetz Arena

(Missouri & St. Louis Sports Commission)

 

Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota)

 

Raleigh, N.C. (NC State)

 

 

Salt Lake City, Utah (Utah)

 

 

Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Alabama)

 

 

University Park, Pa. (Penn State)

 

 

 

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