Gymdogs to compete in Florida regional

Georgia will head to Gainesville, Fla., for its NCAA gymnastics regional, the NCAA announced Monday.

 

The tenth-ranked Gymdogs (RQS 197.005) will face two familiar opponents in No. 3 Florida (197.635) and No. 15 Missouri (196.540) in the southeast regional at 4 p.m. on April 1. New Hampshire (195.745), Penn State (195.590) and North Carolina (195.430) round out the six-team field.

Thirty-six teams will compete in regionals across the country. The top two teams out of each regional will advance to the semifinals in St. Louis April 14. The Super Six will take place April 15.

Georgia will start on vault. Towson’s Gabriella Yarussi, an individual all-around competitor, will rotate with the Gymdogs.

Georgia defeated Missouri 197.075-196.075 in Athens in January and fell 197.975-196.525 at Florida in February. The Gymdogs finished fourth with a score of 196.700 at the SEC Championships in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday. Florida scored 197.825 and took second. Missouri finished seventh with a 195.825.

North Carolina State sophomore Paris Phillips, a North Oconee graduate, will be an individual event specialist on vault and an alternate for the all-around and floor exercise competitions.

Here’s the full lineup for the Gainesville regional:

Teams: No. 3 Florida, No. 10 Georgia, No. 15 Missouri, New Hampshire, Penn State, North Carolina

All-around

Chelsea Knight, NC State

Gabriella Yarussi, Towson

Tyra McKeller, Towson

Kirsten Peterman, Maryland

Alternate: Paris Phillips, NC State

Vault

Sarah Faller, Maryland

Paris Phillips, NC State

Alternate: Erin Tucker, Towson

Uneven bars

Amanda Fillard, NC State

Melissa Brooker, NC State

Alternate: Alecia Farina, Maryland

Balance beam

Mary Elle Arduino, Towson

Sarah Faller, Maryland

Alternate: Drew Grantham, NC State

Floor

Emily Brauckmuller, Maryland

Alecia Farina, Maryland

Alternate: Paris Phillips, NC State

 

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