April 6, 2016
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics program is one of 12 selected to the 2016 NCAA National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics Championships Qualifier, which will be hosted by Ohio State in St. John Arena on April 15.
The Hawkeyes, who qualified with a score of 430.525 and enter the qualifier with a No. 7 national ranking, will compete in the second qualifying session at 6 p.m. (CT).
Iowa will face No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 6 Illinois, No. 10 Air Force, and No. 11 Michigan in the session. Competing in the first session at 12 p.m. (CT) are No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Cal, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 8 Penn State, No. 9 Nebraska, and No. 12 Navy. The top three squads of each session will advance to NCAA Team Finals on April 16.
The Hawkeyes advanced to finals as a team in 2015 and went on to finish sixth in the NCAA Championships with a team score of 427.450. Jack Boyle was named an All-American on high bar after finishing sixth in the event with a score of 14.850.
In its history, the Iowa men’s gymnastics program has made 49 NCAA Championship appearances, crowned 11 individual event champions, and won one national championship in 1969.
A link to purchase tickets for the 2016 NCAA Championships is available on the Iowa men’s gymnastics schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.