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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team was selected Monday to compete as the No. 3 seed at the 2011 NCAA Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by Michigan at 6 p.m. April 2.

“We are excited to be one of the top-seeded teams at the Ann Arbor Regional,” head coach Carey Fagan said. “This has been a great year of competition in the Big Ten Conference and we want to be able to represent Ohio State and the Big Ten at the NCAA Finals. I think the team gained some valuable experience at the Big Ten Conference Championships and they are hungry to prove themselves at the regional and national level. We will have some tough competition in Ann Arbor but the team is certainly up for a challenge and I think we are in a great position to compete for a berth to the NCAA Finals.”

The Buckeyes, ranked 16th nationally with a 195.800 RQS, will compete in their sixth-consecutive NCAA regional and, after a bye in the first rotation, will start on floor exercise for the second rotation. Joining Ohio State at the event will be No. 1 seed Stanford, No. 2 Michigan, No. 4 Iowa State, No. 5 Minnesota and No. 6 Kent State.

The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships in Cleveland, Ohio, April 15-17, hosted by Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

In addition, the event winners at each regional will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier.

For more information regarding the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, log on to www.NCAA.com.

Teams
1. Stanford
2. Michigan
3. Ohio State
4. Iowa State
5. Minnesota
6. Kent State