The Arkansas gymnastics team will compete in 11 meets in the 2014 season, including six in Barnhill Arena. The Gym‘backs will also host the 2014 NCAA Fayetteville Regional to open postseason competition.
The Razorbacks will face five of the six teams that made the NCAA Super Six last season.
“We are excited to have this type of level of competition week in and week out,” co-head coach Rene Lyst said. “This schedule will be a great way to help us prepare for the postseason.”
Arkansas’ home schedule opens with Western Michigan Jan. 10. The Razorbacks will also face Auburn, Kentucky and last year’s Super Six participants Oklahoma and LSU at home.
The Gym‘backs face three more teams that made the Super Six last season on the road in Alabama, Georgia and the defending National Champion Florida Gators.
The Razorbacks also face Missouri and Nebraska on the road.
When the Razorbacks host the 2014 NCAA Fayetteville Regional in April, it will be the fourth time in program history that Arkansas has hosted a regional.
Each of the last three times the Razorbacks hosted a regional, they advanced to the NCAA Championship meet.
“We always love to host an NCAA Regional,” Lyst said. “We have a great environment inside Barnhill Arena. This will be a great way to further showcase our sport in front of our fans and help us advance to the NCAA Championship Meet.”
The Razorbacks will look to former All-Americans Katherine Grable, Stephani Canizaro and Bailee Zumwalde to lead them through the difficult schedule.