10th ranked OSU gymnastics seeking 6th conference title

10th ranked OSU gymnastics seeking 6th conference title

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – The team seedings for the 2013 Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships were determined based on the NCAA regional qualifying scores (RQS), as announced by the Conference on Monday.

Utah earned the top seed for the Championships with an RQS of 197.010 for Saturday’s 2013 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships hosted by Oregon State. UCLA (197.000) earned the second seed and OSU (196.790) secured the third seed with Stanford (196.590) claiming the fourth. These four teams, all of which rank among the top 11 in the nation, will compete in session two, which is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

The first session, beginning at 1:30 p.m. is led by fifth-seeded Arizona (196.090). The other three teams in the first session include Washington, the sixth seed (195.765), Arizona State (195.495) and California (195.240).

In 2012 championship competition expanded to two sessions with teams from both sessions eligible for the team and individual awards. Below lists the event at which each team will start Saturday’s competition.

ROTATION ORDERS (pre-determined by the Pac-12 according to seed):
Session I (1:30 p.m.)     Rotation Order 
California                      vault, bars, beam, floor
Washington                   bars, beam, floor, vault
Arizona State                 beam, floor, vault, bars
Arizona                          floor, vault, bars, beam

Session II (7 p.m.)        Rotation Order 
Stanford                        vault, bars, beam, floor
UCLA                            bars, beam, floor, vault
Oregon State                 beam, floor, vault, bars
Utah                             floor, vault, bars, beam

RQS is calculated on a team’s six best regular-season meet scores, three of which must be from away competitions. The highest score is eliminated and then the remaining five scores are averaged.

Both sessions of the Pac-12 Championships will air live on the Pac-12 Networks. Tickets for Saturday’s event remain available online at BeaverTickets.com, by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or in person at the OSU Ticket Office in Room 107 of Gill Coliseum.