Men's Gymnastics Ready For 2010 NCAA Championships
April 14, 2010
WEST POINT, N.Y.- The ninth-ranked UIC men's gymnastics team has arrived in West Point to compete in the 2010 National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Championships at Christl Arena inside the U.S. Military Academy's Holleder Center this weekend.
The Flames, the two-time defending ECAC-EIGL champions, will compete in the first National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Qualifier on Thursday, April 15 at 12 p.m. Central. UIC will be joined in the session by a loaded field headlined by top-ranked Illinois and defending national champion Stanford. Ohio State, Penn State and Temple will also participate in the opening session.
The top three teams from each of the two April 15 sessions will advance to the six-team national finals on Friday, April 16 at 6 p.m. Central.
In addition, the top three individuals in each of the six events and the all-around that are not part of a qualifying team will advance to the Friday night session. Senior Andrew Stover will seek to become the first UIC gymnast to compete in three consecutive NCAA all-around finals.
The weekend rounds out on Saturday, April 17 with the individual event finals. In addition to crowning national event champions, the top six finishers in each event garner All-America status.
This year marks the second consecutive year that the Flames have advanced to the national meet as a team and the third NCAA appearance for UIC since 2004.
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