Indianapolis, Indiana-Four University of Bridgeport gymnasts have been selected to compete as individuals at this year's NCAA Raleigh Regional that will hosted by North Carolina State University on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Junior Monica Mesalles Sallares (Barcelona, Spain) has been selected to compete in the All-Around competition at the NCAA Regional for the second straight season. Sophomore Lissette La Fex (Diamond Bar, Calif.) earned a spot in the bars competition, as did senior Emily Repko (Gilbertsville, Pa.) on the balance beam. Repko in the floor exercise and sophomore Kamri Riles (Ellenwood, Ga.) in the vault were selected as individual event specialist alternates.
Six teams, five all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and one individual event specialist per event [who has a minimum Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 9.4] were named to each of the six predetermined host sites.
The top-18 teams are seeded on a national basis, based on RQS. Teams 19-36 are organized into three pods (19-24, 25-30 and 31-36) and placed geographically at one of the six sites, beginning with teams 19-24 followed by teams 25-30 and then finally teams 31-36. All-around competitors and event specialists are assigned to their respective geographic region or the designated site for their region (Northeast-North Carolina State University; Southeast-University of Arkansas, Fayetteville).
In case of ties for the last berth into regional competition and for seeding purposes, the team, all-around competitor or individual event specialist with the highest score, not including the six used for the regional qualifying score, will qualify. If a tie still exists, the process is continued until the tie is broken.