Utah gymnastics: Utes to host regionals in 2018, 2021

First Published      Last Updated Apr 18 2017 02:24 pm

Utah's gymnastics team will host the NCAA Regionals in 2018 and 2021, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

The Utes will host the 2021 event April 3 in the Huntsman Center and the 2018 event April 7.

In addition, the NCAA awarded Texas Woman's University the right to host the NCAA Championships from 2019 to 2022.

Sites normally host for two years, but Utah coach Megan Marsden said the committee was pushing for more consecutive years to help build an audience.

"It's a good concept from a logistics standpoint," she said. "It becomes a place to gather and for people to see the best."

Texas Woman's University also served as the host in 2015 and 2016.

St. Louis, the host for 2017, will have the championships again in 2018.

The Utes have hosted the NCAA regionals 13 times, most recently in 2016.

Utah has won the event 12 of those times, finishing second in 2010.