Husker gymnasts ready for regional

Jessie DeZiel should have a big weekend for the Huskers

The eighth-ranked Nebraska women's gymnastics team will open their 29th consecutive year of postseason competition this weekend, travelling to Morgantown, W.Va. for NCAA Regional competition on Saturday, April 6. No. 2 seed NU will be joined in competition by fifth-ranked and top-seeded Michigan as well as Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia and North Carolina.

The Morgantown Regional will take place at the WVU Coliseum on the University of West Virginia campus and is set for a 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET) start. Fans unable to attend the meet can watch a free live stream of the competition at WVUSports.com or follow live scoring online. West Virginia will run two simultaneous live streams in split-screen format, with one stream showing vault and floor and the other displaying bars and beam. Fans can use either link to watch meet introductions and post-meet awards. Live updates will also be provided on the official Twitter account of the Husker women's gymnastics team (@HuskersWGym).

The regional will feature an additional five at-large all-around competitors and one individual event specialist per event. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors not on an advancing team will automatically advance to the 2013 NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 19-21. If an individual event winner is not part of a qualifying team or a qualifying all-arounder, they will also receive a berth in the national championship meet.

The Huskers (16-3, 12-2 Big Ten) will enter this weekend's competition on the hunt for the program's 22nd NCAA Championship appearance. NU won their third consecutive conference title last weekend, taking home top honors at the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Mich., with a team score of 197.800.

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