Broncos Earn No. 3 Seed in Columbus Regional
March 26, 2018

BOISE, Idaho -- The No. 15-ranked Broncos are headed to the NCAA Regionals as a three-seed in the Columbus Regional, it was announced today.

The Broncos have made the NCAA Regionals for the 11th-straight season. They have done so every season that co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick have been at the helm.

The No. 3 seed Broncos will be joined in Columbus, Ohio by No. 1 seed UCLA, No. 2 seed Arkansas, host No. 4 seed Ohio State, No. 5 seed Pittsburgh and No. 6 seed Kent State. The regional will take place on Saturday, April 7 at 4 p.m. MT at the St. John Arena. It will be streamed live through Buckeye Vision.

The Broncos enter the regionals fresh off their fourth-straight MRGC title and boast a team RQS of 196.745. The team's RQS is less than .100 behind No. 2-seeded Arkansas, 196.820. The top-two teams at the conclusion of each of the six regionals across the country will receive berths to the NCAA National Championships on Friday, April 20 at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo.

The Broncos are looking to break through this season to advance to the NCAA National Championships in St. Louis. The highest the Broncos have ever placed at a regional meet was third, doing so during the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017 seasons. The 2011 season was their closest attempt at earning a top-two spot and advancing to the NCAA National meet, missing the second-place finish by only .025 of a point.

Other regional host sites include --Salt Lake City, Utah (Utah), Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota), Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Alabama), State College, Pa. (Penn State) and Raleigh, N.C. (North Carolina State). Two other MRGC teams made NCAA Regionals, as both BYU and Southern Utah will be competing in the Salt Lake City Regional.

The NCAA National Championships will start on Friday, April 20 and then will transition into the Super Six the following day on Saturday, April 21 where the top-three teams from each of the two sessions on the previous day will compete for the national title.

Ticket information for the Columbus Regional can be found by visiting http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-gym/spec-rel/ncaa-regionals-2018.html


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