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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/25/2024, Last updated: 3/26/2024
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Eight Big Ten Schools Earn Bids To NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regionals

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2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships bracket

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference will send representatives from eight of its women’s gymnastics programs to the regional round of the 2024 NCAA Championships, with those regionals taking place April 3-7 at four campus sites around the country.

Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State earned spots in the team competition, while gymnasts from Iowa, Illinois and Rutgers will participate in individual events at the regional meets.

Three Big Ten schools earned national seeds for this year’s Championships, with Michigan at No. 9, Big Ten Champions Michigan State at No. 12 and Minnesota sitting at No. 15

Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State all will compete in the Michigan Regional, while Minnesota and Nebraska will participate in the Arkansas Regional. Maryland and Michigan State will compete in the Florida Regional.

Regionals will begin April 3-4 with a “play-in” to determine the final team in the eight-team regional competition. On April 4-5, two four-team sessions will be contested at each regional site, with the top two teams from each session advancing to the regional finals on April 6-7.

The top two teams from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships. In addition, the top all-around competitor and top event specialist from round two at each regional (who is not on a team advancing to nationals) will advance to the national championships. Event specialist qualifiers will only compete in the events they qualified.

This year’s NCAA Championships will be televised live on ESPN2 (April 18 semifinal sessions – 4:30 and 9 p.m. ET) and ABC (April 20 finals – 4 p.m. ET), the latter marking the fourth consecutive year the meet will air on ABC.

A complete list of 2024 NCAA regionals featuring Big Ten teams and individuals is below.


Arkansas Regional (Host: University of Arkansas)

Big Ten Teams –Minnesota and Nebraska

California Regional (Host: University of California)

All-Around Competitors  – Karina Munoz, Iowa

Individual Event Specialists  – Ilka Juk, Iowa (beam); Emily Erb, Iowa (floor)

Florida Regional (Host: University of Florida)

Big Ten Teams – Maryland and Michigan State

Individual Event Specialists – Avery Balsar, Rutgers (bars)

Michigan Regional (Host: University of Michigan)

Big Ten Teams – Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn StateIndividual Event Specialists  – Arielle Ward, Illinois (vault); Lyden Saltness, Illinois (bars); Mia Takekawa, Illinois (bars/beam); Mia Townes, Illinois (floor)