Cougars Compete in NCAA Regionals in California

Sugene Lee | BYU Athletic Communications | Posted Mar 24, 2015 11:31 AM | Updated Mar 24, 2015 4:55 PM

PROVO, Utah – BYU gymnastics will compete in the NCAA regional meet on Saturday, April 4, with hopes to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to compete in regionals again,” BYU gymnastics coach Brad Cattermole said. “We’ve had a few bumps in the road this season with injuries, but the team has worked hard to get to where we are right now. We’ve worked hard to qualify and we’ll be competing against a lot of great teams.”

BYU competes in regionals for the 24th time in the last 26 years and will be a participant with the Berkeley Regional. The group includes No. 3 Utah, No. 10 Georgia, No. 15 Boise State, No. 20 California and Utah State.

“Three of the five teams in our bracket we’ve competed against this season, so we know it will not be easy,” Cattermole said. “Hopefully, we hit all our routines and give ourselves a chance to advance.”

The top two teams will advance to the NCAA Championships held on April 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Last season in regionals, the Cougars finished in sixth place with a 194.650. This year, BYU scored a season-high 196.375 against Utah State in its last regular season meet. The team has posted top team scores of 49.175 on vault, 49.050 on bars, 49.025 on beam and 49.250 on floor.

The meet will begin at 6 p.m. PDT in Berkeley, California, in Haas Pavilion. Tickets can be purchased on California’s website, here.

Berkeley Regional (California, host) – 9 p.m. ET

1. Utah
2. Georgia
3. Boise State
4. *California
5. Utah State
6. BYU

All-Around Competitors
1. Cami Guyer, San Jose State
2. Kaitlin Won, San Jose State
3. Maddie Herr, San Jose State
4. Tiana Montell, UC Davis
5. M’rcy Matsunami, Alaska-Anchorage
Alt. – Dani Judal, UC Davis

Individual Event Specialists
Vault – Katy Nogaki, UC Davis
Alt. – Julia Konner, Sacramento State
Uneven Bars – Cassie Benning, Sacramento State
Alt. – Kala DeFrancesco, UC Davis
Balance Beam – Dani Judal, UC Davis
Alt. – Cassandra Quebral, UC Davis
Floor Exercise – Kala DeFrancesco, UC Davis
Alt. – Cassie Benning, Sacramento State


(Photo by BYU Photo)

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