Kent State gymnastics team slotted for NCAA Baton Rouge Regional

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Kent State women's gymnastics team will be headed south for the NCAA Regionals.

It was announced on Monday that the Golden Flashes were slotted in the Baton Rouge Regional at Louisiana State's Maravich Center, with competition scheduled to begin on April 5.

"We are really excited to go to Baton Rouge, with the great location and gymnastics fanbase down there" Kent State head coach Brice Biggin said. "We've been there before and we were treated well, so we are ready to go."

Overall, Kent State received the fifth seed -- out of six -- with LSU ranked first followed by Stanford, Auburn and Arizona, respectively. Iowa State is the sixth seed.

"It's going to be a great competition, with the teams that are out there," Biggin said. "It is going to be a situation that we need to go out there and do our best to get either the team or someone to advance on."

Kent State heads to the regional level of competition after placing runner-up at the Mid-American Conference Championships, finishing behind Central Michigan. The Flashes have a 10-4 overall record and were 6-0 in league play. The team will enter the regionals with the 27th-best qualifying score in the country at 195.655.

SENIOR MARIE CASE WINS ANOTHER AWARD

Kent State senior Marie Case was selected to the Mid-American Conference All-Tournament Team announced on Monday by the conference office.

Case was one of four members selected to the MAC All-Tournament Team, after winning three events at the MAC Championships last weekend. Case bested the field in the all-around (39.500), balance beam (9.900) and tied for the top score in the vault (9.850).

Case was named First Team All-MAC earlier this season and was selected as the MAC Senior Gymnast of the Year as well as the Gymnast of the Year.

Joining Case on the All-Tournament team were Ball State's Denasiha Christian, Bowling Green's Amanda Lievendag and Central Michigan's Kylie Fagan.

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