FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — On Monday, Gyminfo Rankings released its second set of Regional Qualifying Scores of the 2015 season, and the University of Arkansas women’s gymnastics team fell one spot in this week’s RQS to No. 18.
The Razorbacks were able to raise their total RQS to 195.910 thanks to a 195.825-performance at home last Friday against then No. 23 Missouri. Despite elevating its score, Arkansas dropped one spot from last week’s ranking to 18th. The No. 18-ranking marks the ninth-straight week that the Razorbacks have been featured inside the Gyminfo Rankings Top 25 this season.
The Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) is used to determine which 36 schools will qualify for the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regional on April 4. Qualification for regional competition is based on a team’s six best regular-season-meet scores, of which three much be away. To calculate the RQS, the team’s highest score is dropped and the five remaining scores are then averaged.
In event rankings, Arkansas was placed inside the top-15 in three events. The Razorbacks’ floor exercise team led the way with a No. 11-ranking, as they posted an RQS of 49.185. The vault team closely followed the floor with their No. 13-ranking (49.225) and the uneven bars squad rounded out the trio of top-15 events with its 49.050 to tie for 15th nationally.
Sophomore Amanda Wellick, who is coming off third-straight multi-event title-performance vs. Missouri, is currently ranked inside the top-20 of the RQS in three events. The Wheaton, Illinois, native is tied for ninth on the vault with 9.915 average score, tied for 17th in the floor exercise with a 39.250 and 18th in the all-around by averaging 9.895.
For the second-consecutive week, the Southeastern Conference had all eight teams rank inside the RQS top-25. The SEC had five teams in the top-10, highlighted by LSU’s No. 2 ranking. Florida was once again one spot behind the Tigers and Alabama dropped one spot to No. 6. Auburn fell two spots to No. 9 and Georgia slipped on spot to No. 10, while Kentucky jumped up three spots to No. 22 and Missouri dropped to No. 24.
The Razorbacks hit the road this Saturday, as they conclude the 2015 SEC regular season at No. 10 Georgia. The meet, which is slated to begin at 5 p.m. CT, will be webcast live on the SEC Network+ and will re-air on the SEC Network on next Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m. CT.
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