Gymnastics Travels to Corvallis for Sixth Straight NCAA Regional Appearance
April 1, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State gymnastics team enters the 2011 NCAA Regionals on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. ET in Corvallis, Ore. fresh off a seventh-place finish at the Big Ten Championships. MSU enters its sixth consecutive regionals looking for its first trip to the NCAA Championships since 1988.
The Spartans enter the weekend with a RQS of 194.145, good enough for 36th in the nation. MSU's high score of 195.450 was recorded against Alaska-Anchorage on Feb. 27.
The Spartans will be joined by the top-seeded Oregon State and the No. 2 seed Nebraska. The Beavers are currently ranked No. 3 in the latest rankings with a RQS of 196.770. The Cornhuskers are ranked 10th with a RQS of 196.275. Rounding out the competitors at OSU will be No. 3 Iowa (195.820 RQS), the host No. 4 Southern Utah (194.925 RQS) and No. 5 San Jose State (194.525 RQS).
Senior Nicole Argiros the top vaulter for the Spartans on the year. Argiros is currently tied for 30th in the region with a 9.780. Argiros' season high of 9.825 was posted against Alaska-Anchorage.
Junior Jackie Berg leads the team on the bars with her 10th ranked national score of 9.840. Berg recorded her season-best score of 9.875 on three separate occasions - the opening quad of the season, at West Virginia and against Illinois.
Senior Kelsey Morley currently leads the team individually on the balance beam, tying 83rd nationally with a 9.795. Morley's top mark of the season occurred at Washington with a 9.850.
Sophomore Shanthi Teike is tops on the floor for the team with a mark of 9.790. Teike accomplished her season- and career-high of 9.875 at the 2011 Big Ten Championships.
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