BATONROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team will begin its march toward another NCAA SuperSix appearance when the Tigers host the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional as the No. 3national seed, the NCAA announced Monday.
TheBaton Rouge Regional will also feature No. 10 overall seed Stanford, No. 13Auburn, Arizona, Kent State and Iowa State, and the regional will begin at 4p.m. CT inside the Maravich Center on April 5.
Ticketsare available for purchase at www.LSUtix.net,and prices start at $3 for youth, ages 3-12, and $5 for adults in generaladmission seating. Tickets for reserved seating are $5 for youth and $8 foradults.
Thismarks LSU's 30th straight NCAA regional berth and the 32nd overall in schoolhistory. It is also the first time the Tigers have hosted a regional since 2008and the 10th time in program history.
LSU(15-5) is seeking its 13th overall regional title and second in a row after theTigers captured the 2013 Columbus (OH) Regional crown.
Thetwo teams with the highest scores at the end of the regional will advance tothe NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala., on April 18-20.
Therotation schedule for the regional competition has already been determined. Asthe No. 1 seed in the Baton Rouge regional, LSU will start the meet on the byebefore bars and rotate to bars, beam, bye, floor and vault.
Stanfordwill begin on the bye before floor and finish on beam. Auburn will open onvault and end on floor. Arizona will start on floor and end on the bye beforefloor. Kent State will begin on bars and end on the bye before bars, and IowaState will open on beam and end on bars.
Thelatest rankings were also released Monday by GymInfo, and LSU checked in at No.3 overall with a 197.720 regional qualifying score (RQS). The Tigers are No. 1on vault at 49.550, No. 5 on bars at 49.430, No. 4 on beam at 49.295 and No. 4on floor at 49.490.
Floridais No. 1 overall in the team standings, followed by Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama,Utah and Georgia, and those teams were chosen as the Top 6 overall seeds forthe regional competition.
RheaganCourville is ranked No. 2 nationally in the all-around, No. 7 on vault, No. 13on bars, No. 9 on beam and No. 11 on floor.
JessieJordan is No. 9 in the all-around, No. 16 on vault and No. 6 on beam.
KaleighDickson is No. 15 in the all-around and No. 25 on vault.
SarieMorrison is ranked 11th on vault and fourth on bars, and Lloimincia Hall isthird on floor.
Inaddition to the six teams competing for a spot at the NCAA Championships, ninegymnasts will take part as individual competitors in the Baton Rouge regional.
MichiganState's Alina Cartwright and Lisa Burt and Bowling Green's Alyssa Nocella, GinaLocigno and Megan Harrington will compete as individual all-arounders.
WesternMichigan's Jessie Buis and Shelby MacDonald will compete as event specialistson vault and bars, respectively. Eastern Michigan's Anna Willette and ElenaLogoski will compete as event specialists on beam and floor, respectively.
|NCAABaton Rouge Regional – Competition Rotation Order|
|Stanford||Arizona||Auburn||LSU||Kent State||Iowa State|
|IowaState ||Stanford||Arizona||Auburn||LSU||Kent State|
|KentState||Iowa State||Stanford ||Arizona ||Auburn ||LSU|
|LSU||Kent State||IowaState ||Stanford ||Arizona ||Auburn|
NCAARegional Championships – Saturday, April 5
BatonRouge Regional (hosted by LSU) – 4 p.m. CT
1. #3 LSU
2. #10 Stanford
3. #13 Auburn
5. Kent State
6. Iowa State
AthensRegional (hosted by Georgia) – 3 p.m.
1. #6 Georgia
2. #7 Michigan
3. #18 Central Michigan
4. Ohio State
5. North Carolina State
Fayetteville Regional (hosted byArkansas) – 4 p.m.
1. #5 Utah
2. #8 UCLA
3. #17 Arkansas
4. Arizona State
5. Utah State
6. UC Davis
MinneapolisRegional (hosted by Minnesota) – 6 p.m.
1. #2 Oklahoma
2. #11 Illinois
3. #14 Minnesota
5. Southern Utah
6. San Jose State
Seattle Regional (hosted by Washington)– 6 p.m.
1. #4 Alabama
2. #9 Nebraska
3. #16 Boise State
5. Brigham Young
University Park Regional (hosted by PennState) – 3 p.m.
1. #1 Florida
2. #12 Oregon State
3. #15 Penn State
4. New Hampshire