ATHENS, Ga. -- Towson State and the University of Maryland will be among seven teams competing for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Southeast regional gymnastics championship tonight at the University of Georgia.
Third-seeded Towson State and the sixth-seeded Terrapins will join top-seeded Georgia, No. 2 Florida, West Virginia, George Washington and North Carolina in the meet. This is Towson's fifth straight appearance at the regionals, and Maryland is back after missing last season.
The Tigers, who won their fifth straight Eastern College Athletic Conference championship for coach Dick Filbert, will be seeking their second straight berth in the national championship tournament. Last year, the Tigers had a 188.775 score at the regional to earn an at-large berth at the nationals -- the first time that the Southeast regional had sent three teams to the 12-team championship.