SEATTLE – University of Washington Gymnastics head coach Joanne Bowers has released the team's official schedule for the upcoming 2014 season. Highlights include three regular season meets to be televised on the Pac-12 Network, one being a home dual versus UCLA on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:00 pm.
“We are excited about this year’s schedule. Having five regular season home meets, against quality opponents, is great for our team and for our fans,” said Bowers.
Over the season, the Huskies will compete against seven opponents that finished in the top-25 last year: UCLA, Minnesota, Utah, Stanford, Oregon State, Arizona and Arizona State. All five home meets will feature one of these opponents. Additionally, the team will make two road trips to take on Arizona and Utah.
The UW women will also face-off against cross-town foe Seattle Pacific twice this season. One meet will take place at the Falcons home gym, Brougham Pavilion, and the other will be back at Alaska Airlines Arena in a meet also featuring Pac-12 rival Oregon State on Mar. 14 at 7:00 pm.
The GymDawgs are also hosting NCAA Regionals in April this coming season, and are hoping to capitalize on this opportunity to advance further in the post-season. Bowers added, “Hosting NCAA Regionals will be a huge advantage for us in the post-season also.”
Before the competitive season kicks off in January the GymDawgs have two events taking place this fall.On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4:00 pm the team is hosting a free, open gym event at Alaska Airlines Arena where fans will be able to come and meet the team, including its six newcomers, as well as watch performances and participate in games. The annual Purple and Gold intrasquad meet will take place on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm also at Alaska Airlines Arena.
|Date, Time (PT)||Event||Location|
|Oct. 19, 4:00 pm||Meet the GymDawgs||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|Nov. 25, 7:00 pm||Purple and Gold Intrasquad Meet||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|Jan. 13, 7:00 pm||Minnesota||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|Jan. 18, 4:00 pm||Arizona State, San Jose State, UC Davis||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|Jan. 24, 7:00 pm||@ Seattle Pacific||Seattle, Wash.|
|Feb. 01, 4:00 pm||@ Arizona||Tucson, Ariz.|
|Feb. 08, 4:00 pm||Stanford||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|Feb. 16, 2:00 pm||UCLA||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|Feb. 22, 7:00 pm||@ California, Sacremento State||Berkeley, Calif.|
|Feb. 28, 5:00 pm||@ Utah||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Mar. 07, 6:00 pm||@ BYU||Provo, Utah|
|Mar. 14, 7:00 pm||Oregon State, Seattle Pacific||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|Mar. 22, TBD||Pac-12 Championships||Berkeley, Calif.|
|April 05, TBD||NCAA Regional Championships||Alaska Airlines Arena|
|April 18-20, TBD||NCAA Championships||Birmingham, Ala.|