Gymdogs Advance to NCAA Championships with Berkeley Regional Win

Brittany Rogers

The 10th-ranked Georgia gymnastics team scored a 197.025 to win the NCAA Berkeley Regional Saturday at Cal’s Haas Pavilion, earning a spot in the 12-team NCAA Championships April 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas.


This is the 24th NCAA Regional title in Georgia history and the 31st time the Gymdogs have qualified for the national championships. The Gymdogs’ 197.025 was the sixth-highest score of any team in the NCAA Regionals on Saturday.
Utah also advanced with a 196.575. Cal placed third with a 196.000, followed by Boise State (195.375), Utah State (195.150) and BYU (194.150).
Georgia (13-10) will compete in the first semifinal session of the NCAA Championships April 17 at 2 p.m. ET. The Gymdogs will be joined by Florida, Stanford, Utah, UCLA and Michigan. The second session includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Nebraska and Oregon State.
“This team has been working incredibly hard the last two weeks,” head coach Danna Durante said. “We made some minor adjustments, and we’re really excited about what they did today. I’m really proud of them. A lot of people probably didn’t know what was going to happen to Georgia, and for us to be able to come in and not only make nationals but win the regional, it speaks very highly to this team and their character and willingness to just keep fighting.”
Georgia opened with a bye then started competition on bars in the second rotation. The Gymdogs turned in a meet-high 49.325 behind a pair of 9.9s by Chelsea Davis and Brittany Rogers to end the rotation.
The Gymdogs then went to beam and registered a 48.95. Ashlyn Broussard led the team with a 9.875, while Vivi Babalis and Mary Beth Box had a pair of 9.825s. Georgia led at the halfway point with a 98.275, ahead of Cal’s 98.15. Utah was in third with a 97.7.
After a bye in the fourth rotation, Georgia scored a 49.35 on floor led by a career-high 9.9 by Vivi Babalis. UGA had a 147.625 going to the last rotation, the best three-even score of any team.
Georgia used a 49.4 on vault in the final rotation to seal the victory. Davis and Rogers added two more 9.9s, while Brandie Jay and Broussard scored 9.875s.
The top three teams in each semifinal session will advance to the NCAA Super Six April 18 at 7 p.m. ET. The Individual Event Finals are slated for April 19 at 3 p.m.
Team Results
1. Georgia – 197.025 (VT – 49.4, UB – 49.325, BB – 48.95, FX – 49.35)
2. Utah – 196.575 (VT – 49.5, UB – 49.075, BB – 48.625, FX – 49.375)
3. Cal – 196.000 (VT – 49.275, UB – 49.15, BB – 49.15, FX – 48.875)
4. Boise State – 195.375 (VT – 49.2, UB -48.65 , BB – 48.45, FX – 49.075)
5. Utah State – 195.150 (VT – 48.9, UB – 48.575, BB – 48.85, FX – 48.825)
6. BYU – 194.150 (VT – 49.025, UB – 48.6, BB – 48.15, FX – 48.375)
Georgia’s Individual Results
Vault
Sarah Persinger – 9.75, Gigi Marino – 9.85, Ashlyn Broussard – 9.875, Chelsea Davis – 9.9, Brittany Rogers – 9.9, Brandie Jay – 9.875
Bars
Brandie Jay – 9.825, Natalie Vaculik – 9.8, Rachel Schick – 9.85, Kiera Brown – 9.85, Chelsea Davis – 9.9, Brittany Rogers – 9.9
Beam
Morgan Reynolds – 9.625, Vivi Babalis – 9.825, Brittany Rogers – 9.8, Ashlyn Broussard – 9.875, Mary Beth Box – 9.825, Kiera Brown – 9.15
Floor
Morgan Reynolds – 9.825, Sarah Persinger – 9.875, Gigi Marino – 9.85, Vivi Babalis – 9.9, Mary Beth Box – 9.875, Brandie Jay – 9.85

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