The 2024 NCAA women’s gymnastics season will be here before you know it, beginning in January and running through mid-April.
And though some schools — including the University of Utah — have yet to release their schedules for the upcoming season, tickets are now available for the most important competition of the year.
On Thursday, tickets for the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships were made available for available for purchase, through Ticketmaster.
Per a media release, the national championships “promises to entertain fans of all ages as top-level athletes compete for the title of national champion. Attendees can watch the top eight NCAA women’s gymnastic programs and individuals compete in April 2024. The event is a two-night event, with two semifinal competitions taking place Thursday, April 18, with the top two teams from each session advancing to the final on Saturday, April 20, 2024.”
The championships will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, for the seventh consecutive year.
“We are excited to build off of the great momentum around this one-of-a-kind-championship and create an electric, sold-out environment for these world-class athletes,” said Jason Sands, executive director of the Fort Worth Sports Commission. “The 2024 NCAA women’s collegiate gymnastics championship is a great way to experience the action and thrill of the sport in person ahead of the Olympics this summer. Some of these gymnasts are former Olympians or have the potential to compete in future Olympics.”
The Red Rocks are once again expected to contend for a national title, after back-to-back-to-back third-place finishes in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
The hope for Utah is to get over the national-title winning hump that has plagued the program since 1995, but there is optimism on that front.
Following the Red Rocks’ most recent third-place finish at nationals, head coach Tom Farden told the Deseret News, “I actually feel like the program did make another progression this year,” noting that the team was right there with national champion Oklahoma and runner-up Florida.
“... I really felt like we are the precipice,” Farden said, before adding, “We have to keep tinkering and figure some things out.”
Utah added a talented freshman class during the offseason, a group that includes three gymnasts rated five-star recruits by College Gym News, but as always will have to contend with gymnastics powerhouses like the Sooners, Gators, LSU Tigers, UCLA Bruins and more this season.