No. 21 BYU gymnastics received an invite compete in the Salt Lake City Regional on Apr. 7 on the campus of No. 4 University of Utah. The selection comes following a historic season for the young BYU squad that has a seen a resurgence in the state gymnastics scene this year.
“We have to be fearless,” said coach Guard Young. “We have the gymnastics to make it to nationals, and this competition will be all about the mindset. It’s going to be a battle.”
36 teams were selected nationwide to compete in one of six regional sites. This is the ninth-straight time BYU has qualified for regionals, and the 27th time in 29 years.
Host No. 4 Utah, No. 9 California, No. 16 Auburn, Stanford and Southern Utah will also compete in the Salt Lake City Regional. The Cougars will start on a bye and then go to bars.
The Cougars finished their season on a high-note with a second-place finish at the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championships last weekend with the highest floors core in 11 years, a 49.400.
Shannon Hortman Evans was named the conference All-Around Champion after reaching a total score of 39.400.
Audio will be available on ESPN 700. Read the full release on the NCAA regional competitions for more information.