COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland gymnastics team received a regional selection to the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships as announced on Monday by the NCAA. The Gym Terps will compete in the Southeast Regional hosted in Raleigh, N.C. by North Carolina State on Saturday, April 7.
This is Maryland’s eighth regional selection under the tutelage of head coach Brett Nelligan, and the first team selection for the Terps since 2015. Nelligan was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year this past weekend at the conference championship, leading the Terps to their first-ever appearance in the evening session since joining the conference and a 21-8 record on the season.
“I’m excited,” said Nelligan at a selection show viewing party with his team. “I’m really proud and happy of this group; they’ve worked so hard. They’re such a young team, and they’ve really bought into what we’ve been preaching here. They’ve earned their spot, so I’m excited to see them go out there and do their thing.”
All regionals will be conducted Saturday, April 7, with start times of 4 or 6 p.m. local time. The top 18-teams are seeded nationally, based on RQS, and placed into the bracket. Teams 19-36 are placed geographically at one of the six regional sites. Seeding determined at the time of regional selections will be maintained throughout the championships.