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    by Published on 04-06-2014 01:54 AM
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    The Alabama gymnastics team won its NCAA-best 29th regional championship Saturday night in Seattle, Wa., outscoring second-place Nebraska 197.550-196.975.

    The Alabama gymnastics team won its NCAA-best 29th regional championship Saturday night in Seattle, Wa., outscoring second-place Nebraska 197.550-196.975. Both schools advance to the NCAA Championships which will be held April 18-22 in Birmingham, Ala.
    "Advancing to the finals of the NCAA Championships never gets old," UA head coach Sarah Patterson said. "I think there's a lot of pressure around this meet and certainly we traveled a long way to get here, but we were able to come out and do our job and advance to the NCAA finals, and that has been our goal since day one of the season."

    Published on 03-23-2014 02:21 AM
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    It was the Crimson Tide's 8th conference championships, following titles won in 1988, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2009 and 2011

    The No. 4 ranked Alabama gymnastics team used a huge final rotation at the Southeastern Conference Championships held in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday night to win its eighth SEC Championship.
    "This one, this one is about the ring," an elated Sarah Patterson told the gathered media after her team lifted the trophy.

    Alabama scored a 197.875 in front of a raucous crowd of 8,256 in the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center to push past No. 1 Florida, which scored a 197.700. No. 2 ranked LSU was third with a 197.325 and No. 6 Georgia took fourth with a 197.150.

    by Published on 03-12-2014 12:05 PM
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    We currently have SEVEN teams ranked among the nation's top 16 in their sports - men's golf (No. 1), gymnastics (No. 4), women's golf (No. 5), women's tennis (No. 8), softball (No. 10), men's track (No. 11), and women's track (No. 16). Folks, that's amazing! In recent weeks, our men's golf, women's tennis, men's track and women's track teams have earned their highest rankings ever.

    Our teams had an outstanding weekend, going 12-1 in the five team sports competing (men's basketball, baseball, gymnastics, softball, men's tennis and women's tennis). While it was a notable weekend, it's a continuation of a recent trend in which we are competing well across the spectrum of our sports.
    by Published on 02-20-2014 11:08 AM
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    Alabama senior Kaila Hunt was selected as one of 30 Division-I senior softball players on the initial candidate list for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award.

    The CLASS award, an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, celebrates student-athletes that excel on and off the field. Hunt is one of 13 on the list with a cumulative GPA higher than 3.5, one of nine to earn NFCA All-America honors in 2013 and just one of four to earn CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America honors in 2013.

    Hunt, a secondary education major from Evans, Ga., has been a key source of power in the Alabama lineup during her time at the Capstone. Her 47 career home runs put her just 14 shy of breaking Kelly Kretschman’s school record of 60, set back in 2001. Besides Kretschman, only Charlotte Morgan (58) and Amanda Locke (54) have hit more than 50 career home runs.
    Published on 02-07-2014 01:12 AM
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    Depth and Flexibility Give the Crimson Tide a Versatile Lineup in 2014

    With such a rich history in only 17 years as a program, the list of accomplishments left to tackle for Alabama softball grows smaller each year. The 2013 season, however, was a major first for the program: defending a national championship. Looking objectively, 2013 was another successful season for the Tide. Alabama boasted four All-Americans, three All-SEC honorees and earned a 15th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. But, in the end, an early exit from the SEC Tournament and defeat at the hands of Tennessee in the Knoxville Super Regional prevented a proper title defense.

    “We had so many new people in major positions last year,” says Patrick Murphy, who enters his 16th season as Alabama’s head coach in 2014. “I’m not sure everyone realized, but in certain situations they had to be the person who delivered when we needed it. I think it took them a while to get used to that.”