NCAA Selections Revealed; U-M to Compete in Second Qualifying Session
4/6/2021 4:17:00 PM
// Scott Kemps
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships qualifier selections were announced Tuesday (April 6), with the University of Michigan men’s gymnastics team receiving the lone automatic berth by way of its Big Ten Conference championship this past weekend.
The Wolverines, fresh off their 18th Big Ten title, are the No. 2 NCAA seed based on their national qualifying average of 411.525 and will compete in the second qualifying session on Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m. CDT inside Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. U-M will be matched against No. 3 Stanford, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Iowa, No. 10 host Minnesota and No. 11 Cal.
The participants in the first qualifying session at 1 p.m. CDT will include No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 8 Illinois, No. 9 Navy and No. 12 William & Mary.
The top three teams and the top three all-around competitors not on one of the qualifying teams, plus the top three individuals on each event not already qualified on a team or as an all-around competitor, will advance from each qualifying session to the finals, scheduled for 7 p.m. CDT Saturday, April 17.
The Wolverines have won six NCAA men’s gymnastics championships: 1963, 1970, 1999, 2010, 2013 and 2014. Michigan was scheduled to host last year’s NCAA Championships, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.