2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Tournament: Regionals field, schedule, how to watch

By Gymnastics Now | April 3, 2024
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The 2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Tournament begins this week with the first three rounds of the tournament taking place at four regional sites from April 3-7.

The final two rounds – consisting of the semifinals/individual finals and Four on the Floor team final – will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 18-20.

Keep reading for the full field of teams and individuals competing, a detailed schedule with information on how to watch all meets, and how the tournament works.

A quick preview: Favorites, potential spoilers

The team to beat is undoubtedly Oklahoma, and barring an uncharacteristic performance, it’s likely the Sooners will run away with their third straight national title.

California and LSU have been in a battle for the No. 2 spot all year, with the Tigers rallying the past few weeks as the Bears hit a bit of a slump – likely a dip after performing at such a high level all season. If any teams have a chance to play spoiler to the Sooners’ three-peat hopes, it’s these two teams. Other contenders for the Four on the Floor final include mainstays Florida and Utah, as well as Denver, Kentucky, and Alabama… but that’s getting a bit ahead of ourselves, as the focus this week is making it out of regionals.

The Michigan regional presents an interesting battle if all four seeded teams make it to the final – will Alabama or Michigan advance with Oklahoma?

In Florida, the Gators and Utes should, mathematically, emerge victorious, but Michigan State has had a stellar season and could usurp either team on a good day.

The Arkansas regional will certainly give the Razorbacks a boost being at home as they look to return to the semifinals for the first time since 2018. LSU and Kentucky are favorites to advance, but the Razorbacks, Minnesota, and others could make things interesting.

Finally, in California, the Bears will look to redeem themselves after finishing a disappointing third at the Pac-12 Championships despite being favored to win. UCLA bested the Bears at that meet and will be ones to watch once again. Denver is the sixth seed; while the Pioneers have been overshadowed by conference rival Oklahoma much of the season, they’ve got a talented roster full of experienced and up-and-coming talent alike.

Qualifiers for the 2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Tournament

Thirty-six teams and more than 60 individuals qualified to the 2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Tournament. You can see the full list of qualifiers here, and download the official NCAA bracket here. Use Gymnastics Now’s social media graphic to share your bracket on social. Tag us for a chance to be featured!

Schedule for the 2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regionals

All times are Eastern.

DateTime (ET)MeetHow to Watch
Wednesday, April 32:00 p.m.Michigan Round 1 Play-In: Ball State vs. IllinoisESPN+ (Scores)
3:00 p.m.Arkansas Round 1 Play-In: Boise State vs. BYUESPN+ (Scores)
Thursday, April 41:00 p.m.Michigan Round 2 Session 1: Alabama, Michigan, Kent State, Penn StateESPN+ (Scores)
2:00 p.m.Florida Round 1 Play-In: Clemson vs. Iowa StateESPN+ (Scores)
2:00 p.m.Arkansas Round 2 Session 1: Kentucky, Arkansas, Arizona, NebraskaESPN+ (Scores)
5:00 p.m.California Round 1 Play-In: Southern Utah vs. San Jose StateESPN+ (Scores)
7:00 p.m.Michigan Round 2 Session 2: Oklahoma, NC State, Ohio State, and winner of Illinois vs. Ball StateESPN+ (Scores)
8:00 p.m.Arkansas Round 2 Session 2: LSU, Minnesota, Oregon State, and winner of Boise State vs. BYUESPN+ (Scores)
Friday, April 51:00 p.m.Florida Round 2 Session 1: Utah, Michigan State, Towson, MarylandESPN+ (Scores)
4:00 p.m.California Round 2 Session 1: Denver, UCLA, Arizona State, WashingtonESPN+ (Scores)
7:00 p.m.Florida Round 2 Session 2: Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and winner of Clemson vs. Iowa StateESPN+ (Scores)
10:00 p.m.California Round 2 Session 2: California, Auburn, Stanford, and winner of Southern Utah vs. San Jose StateESPN+ (Scores)
Saturday, April 65:00 p.m.Michigan Round 3 Regional Final: Alabama, Penn State, Oklahoma, Ohio StateESPN+ (Scores)
6:00 p.m.Arkansas Round 3 Regional Final: Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, MinnesotaESPN+ (Scores)
Sunday, April 75:00 p.m.Florida Round 3 Regional Final: Utah, Michigan State, Florida, MissouriESPN+ (Scores)
8:00 p.m.California Round 3 Regional Final: Denver, Arizona State, California, StanfordESPN+ (Scores)

How it works: 2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Tournament

This information comes directly from the NCAA and is edited only slightly for clarity.

Selection Process 

The championship provides for a field of 36 teams determined based on their national qualifying score. Teams 1-16 are seeded by the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee and the remaining teams are placed geographically at one of the four regional sites.  Included in the championship field are also all-around competitors and individual event specialists (all of whom are not on a qualifying team). 

Regionals | April 3-7, 2024

Four regionals, each consisting of 9 teams, all-around competitors (not on a qualifying team), and individual specialists (not on a qualifying team), will be conducted at predetermined campus sites. The first round will consist of two teams (winner advances), second round will consist of eight teams (top two from each second round quad meet advances), and the regional final will consist of four teams (top two advance).

Individual qualifiers to nationals are determined in the second round. At each regional, the top all-arounder and top event specialist on each event who are not on an advancing team will advance to nationals.

Championships | April 18 & 20, 2024

The 2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Advancing from regional competition to the national championships will be a total of 8 teams, 4 all-around competitors, and 16 event specialists. The top two teams, the top all-around competitors, and the top event specialist on each event (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships.  

At the national championships, semifinal team, all-around competition, and individual event specialist finals will be conducted in two sessions. The top two teams from each semifinal will advance to Championship final competition. 

The team championship will be awarded to the team with the highest cumulative team score, with five scores counting per event. The all-around and individual event championships will be awarded to the individuals with the highest cumulative score during semifinal competition.