Rosemont, Ill. - Michigan and Nebraska advanced to the NCAA Championships based on their finish at NCAA Regionals competition on Saturday.
The Wolverines won the Morgantown Regional with a score of 197.350, finishing more than seven-tenths ahead of second-place Alabama (196.625) to capture their 12th NCAA Regional title as they make their 23rd appearance at the NCAA Championships. Michigan was paced by Paige Zaziski, who earned individual titles in the all-around (39.575), on vault (9.875) and on bars (9.950). Teammate Emma McLean tied for the vault title, while Nicole Artz won the beam title with a 9.925.
The Cornhuskers took second behind LSU (197.450) and finished the regional in second place on their home floor in the Devaney Center with a 196.625. Danielle Breen earned the event title on beam in the final routine of the day with a 9.950.
Several individual gymnasts from non-advancing teams also will compete at the NCAA Championships. Iowa's Angel Metcalf, Ohio State's Alexis Mattern, and Penn State's Sabrina Garcia and Briannah Tsang earned an automatic berth to compete in the all-around competition after finishing as one of the top two all-around competitors who are not on an advancing team from each regional. Iowa's Clair Kaji also earned an automatic berth by winning an individual event title on beam with a 9.950.
The NCAA Championships will be held on April 14-15 at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo.