Glass to Compete in the All-Around at NCAAs

BOISE, Idaho - The NCAA released the official announcement Monday (April 9) that Boise State gymnast Amy Glass will advance on to the 2012 NCAA National Championships as an all-around competitor. Although Glass knew she was a qualifier after finishing as the top all-around competitor (not on an advancing team) at the NCAA Regional this past weekend, her qualification and rotation order were officially announced Monday.

The redshirt senior enters the NCAA Championships in a tie for the best individual (not on a qualifying team) qualifying all-around score of 39.450. She ties with Alina Weinstein of Illinois and Sharaya Musser of Penn State.

Glass, a Vacaville, Calif., native, learned that she will compete in the all-around on Friday, April 20 in the second session of competition beginning at 4 p.m. MT. She will rotate with the 2011 NCAA National Champion, Alabama. They will begin their six-rotation journey on the balance beam, followed by a bye, then floor exercise and vault, a second bye and finishing on the uneven bars.

The championships, hosted by the Gwinnett Center and Georgia Institute of Technology, will be held at the Arena Gwinnett Center, April 20-22.

The women's gymnastics championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and individual event specialists. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each of the six regionals have advanced to the national championships.

In addition the event winners at each regional also advance to the national championships (in their specific event) if they were not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.

The process for determining rotation pairings for Day 1 of the team competition at the site of the finals is based on a National Qualifying Score (NQS) calculated by adding the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to the score achieved at regional competition. 

Once the NQS is calculated, teams are ranked based on the NQS from 1 to 12. Teams 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 were placed in Group A; and teams 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 placed in Group B. The host team and its corresponding group will compete in the second semifinal. If there is not a host institution competing, a random draw will be used to determine which group is placed in semifinal one or two.

Team semifinal and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 20 at noon and 6 p.m. ET. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. ET. The top four individuals in each event (plus ties) from Friday's semifinals will compete in the individual-event competition Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. ET.

A full release of the announcement and rotation orders can be found at: http://www.ncaa.com/news/gymnastics-women/article/2012-04-09/teams-individuals-advance

**Note - The Broncos learned on Monday they finish the 2012 season ranked as the No. 14 team in the country. (troester.com)

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