Kent State Co-Hosts, Competes in Women's Gymnastics Championships
The Kent State Golden Flashes earned a trip home to the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Gymnastics Championships in Cleveland, qualifying as a team for the first time in program history thanks to a second-place finish with a team score of 195.450 on April 2 at the 2011 NCAA Ann Arbor Regional.
The 24th-ranked Golden Flashes beat out the likes of No. 4 Stanford, No. 16 Ohio State and No. 23 Minnesota to become the first sixth seed to advance to the national finals in NCAA history. Host and ninth-ranked Michigan claimed the top spot in the competition.
Kent State and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will host the 2011 NCAA Championships from April 15-17 at the Wolstein Center. The Golden Flashes are scheduled to compete in the second session of the semifinals of the national championships on April 15 at 6 p.m. and aim at qualifying for the Super Six Team Finals, which will be held April 16 at 4 p.m.
Kent State will be joined at the Wolstein Center by Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA (the defending national champions) and Utah.