Terps Set to Compete at Regionals
April 4, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - For the fourth consecutive season and 18th time overall, the Maryland gymnastics team is set to compete in the regionals of the NCAA Championships. The Terps travel to Arkansas to compete Saturday, April 7 at 5 p.m. ET in the Fayetteville Regional.
In addition to Maryland, the field includes No. 3 UCLA, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 15 Boise State, No. 19 Missouri and New Hampshire. The top two finishers in the region qualify for the NCAA Championship in Duluth, Ga., on April 20-22.
Sophomore Katy Dodds leads the Terps on floor. The Gaithersburg, Md., native is tied for 22nd nationally with a RQS of 9.885 and has posted a 9.900 in three of the last four meets.
Junior Ally Krikorian is peaking at the right time. Krikorian won the gold on floor at the EAGL Championships with a career-high 9.925, which tied for the fourth-best performance all-time.
On vault, Krikorian and Dodds are tied for 29th and 39th, respectively, in the nation. As a team, the Terps shattered the all-time record on the apparatus in back-to-back meets. After posting a 49.200 at Penn State to close the regular season, Maryland recorded a 49.225 at the league championships.
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Krikorian won the gold on floor, while senior Kyra Phillips, Dodds and Krikorian finished in a five-way tie for first on vault.
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Individually, Ronanne Comerford is the only Terp to win a regional title. Comerford won the gold on vault at the Southeast Regional in 1988.
Including Comerford, five different Terrapins have individually qualified for the NCAA Championship a total of seven times most recently in 2001 with Gillian Cote, Jill Fisher and Lisa Mealey (alternate).
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