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Caitlin Mann
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April 2, 2013

Weekly Notebook

What's Happening:
The No. 21-ranked Boise State gymnastics team will travel to the Corvallis (West) Regional to compete in the 2013 NCAA Gymnastics Regionals held on Saturday, April 6, at 4 p.m. (PT) in Oregon State's Gill Coliseum.

Six teams (#21 Boise State, #6 Georgia, #10 Oregon State, #16 Arkansas, #28 Arizona State and #32 California) and nine individuals will compete for a chance to advance to the NCAA Championships, April 19-21 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The top-two teams from each of the six regional sites, as well as the top-two all-around competitors or any individual event champions (who are not on an advancing team) will qualify to participate at the NCAA National Championships.

Other schools hosting regional meets include: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa Regional), University of Florida (Gainesville Regional), Ohio State University (Columbus Regional), University of Oklahoma (Norman Regional), and West Virginia University (Morgantown Regional). All regional competitions will be conducted April 6 with start times of either 4 or 6 p.m. local time. For more information about the 2013 NCAA Gymnastics Championships, please visit www.NCAA.com.

Tickets:
Tickets for the Corvallis Regional are available for purchase online through the OSUBeavers.com website.

Prices include $12 for Public seating and $6-$8 for General Admission.

A direct link for the event tickets can be found at: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ABEAVERS%3AG12%3AG07%3A&linkID=oregonst&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=GYM&cgc=

Regional Central:

Information on all six regional championships can be found at: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/gymnastics-women/d1

Live Coverage:

Fans can follow the action with live scores at: http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/w-gym/stats/2012-2013/20130406.html

Live video coverage is available for free at: http://pac-12.com/live/osubeavers.aspx

Teams and Competitors:
The makeup of the 2013 West/Corvallis Region Championships are as follows, in order by seeding, with national rankings in parenthesis ( ).

West Region
1. Georgia (6)
2. Oregon State (10)
3. Arkansas (16)
4. Boise State (21)
5. Arizona State (28)
6. California (32)

Individuals - All-Around: Kalliah McCartney, Sacramento State; Anna Schumaker, UC Davis; Katie Yamamura, UC Davis; Cassandra Harrison, San Jose State; Bekah Gher, San Jose State.

Event Specialists: M'rcy Matsunami, Alaska (Vault); Nicole Meiller, Sacramento State (Bars); Keiley Hansen, Sacramento State (Beam); Michelle Ho, UC Davis (Floor).

How The Broncos Got to Fayetteville:
Six teams, five all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and one individual event specialist per event (who has a minimum Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 9.4) were named to each of the six predetermined regional host sites.

The top-18 teams are seeded on a national basis, based on RQS. Teams 19-36 are organized into three pods (19-24, 25-30 and 31-36) and placed geographically at one of the six sites, beginning with teams 19-24 followed by teams 25-30 and then finally teams 31-36. All-around competitors and event specialists are assigned to their respective geographic region or the designated site for their region.

How The Broncos Get to the NCAA Championships:
The top two teams and top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive and automatic berth to the national meet in Los Angeles, April 19-21, at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.

In addition, the event winners at each regional will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not a part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier.

Boise State's Regional History:
The 2013 regional selection marks the sixth for Boise State under current co-head coaches Neil Resnick and Tina Bird, qualifying each of the years they have led the program. The regional invitation is also the 27th regional invitation in program history. The highest the Broncos have ever placed at a regional meet was third, doing so during the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons. The 2011 season was their closest attempt at earning a top-two spot and advancing to the NCAA National meet, missing the second-place finish by only .025 of a point. Former Bronco Amy Glass was the only team member to advance out of the NCAA Regionals last season, qualifying as an individual in the all-around. 

Boise State's Rotation Schedule:
Boise State has been selected to start their six-rotation competition on floor exercise, followed by competing on vault in rotation two, a bye in rotation three, uneven bars in rotation four, and balance beam in rotation five. They will sit through a bye during the sixth and final rotation. Boise State will follow Georgia through the events and will lead Arkansas. San Jose State's Cassandra Harrison will rotate as an all-around competitor alongside the Broncos.  

All-Time Series:
Boise State has faced four of its five 2013 regional opponents at least once in program history. The Broncos have taken on Oregon State 36 times with the Beavers holding a 35-1 all-time series record advantage. In their most recent meeting on Feb. 24, 2012, OSU topped the Broncos 196.875-195.375. Boise State has faced California 24 times in program history, with Cal leading 13-11 in the series record. The two teams last faced-off on March 9, 2012, with Boise State winning 195.875-193.050. The Broncos have won the last four meetings with Cal. Arizona State holds a 14-4 advantage all-time over Boise State, although the Broncos have won in their last three meetings. Boise State faced Arkansas for only the second time in program history at the 2012 South Central Regional, falling 196.825-196.050. The Broncos have yet to defeat the Razorbacks. The 2013 West Regional will mark the first meeting between Georgia and Boise State in program history.

About Boise State:
Boise State sits at No. 21 in the national rankings this week, according to GymInfo. They hold a 17-3 record (1-2 against top-25 opponents), have a team season-best of 196.5750 and an average of 195.970. They hold the No. 14 spot in the country as a team on vault (49.230), as well as tying for No. 14 on bars (49.145). They are tied for No. 17 on floor (49.200) and sit at No. 35 on beam (48.680).  

Seven Broncos rank in the nation's top-100 in their respective events this week. Kelsey Black is tied for No. 37 on floor, as well as tied for No. 69 on vault. Amanda Otuafi ties for No. 57 on vault and No. 84 on floor. Ciera Perkins sits in a tie for No. 72 on vault and No. 77 on bars, while Brittany Potvin-Green ties for No. 74 on beam and No. 77 on floor. Caitlin Mann wraps up the Broncos ranked in multiple events, sitting at No. 60 in the all-around and tying for No. 92 on bars. Erin Wippermann shares that No. 92 spot with Mann, while Kelsey Morris rounds out the ranked Broncos tying for No. 82 on bars.