Florida Gators Fight for Ncaa Gymnastics Championship

by : Majestic Help

In Gainesville Florida the No. 2 seed Florida Gators, University of Florida gymnastics team, will appear in Session I of the NCAA Championships' team qualifying competition on Thursday, April 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Session I contains four of the five Southeastern Conference teams that advanced to the NCAA Championship. These are Alabama, Arkansas and LSU with Oregon State and Big 12 champion Oklahoma taking the other two team slots. Session II consists of UCLA, Denver, Georgia, Michigan, Stanford and Utah.

The 2008 NCAA Championships are set for April 24-26 in the University of Georgia's Stegeman Coliseum. This season, there is a new addition to the Championships - the National Qualifying Score, which determined the pairings for day one of the NCAA Championships' team competition. The NQS ranks teams 1-12 based on adding a team's regional qualifying score and their score from the regional meet. Teams 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 were placed in Thursday's Session II and teams 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 were placed in Session I.

Florida advanced to the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed after winning the NCAA Southeast Regional held Saturday, April 12 in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. The top three teams in each of Thursday's sessions will advance to the NCAA Super Six on Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m., where the national champion team is determined.

So gator fans, get your gator gear and Cheer! Cheer! Cheer! Let's see if our Gators can go all the way.