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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."

    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 Kretschmanís 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.
    by Published on 01-27-2014 01:45 AM
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    The women's basketball team used a 19-4 run over the final eight minutes of play to beat Georgia, 69-66, Sunday afternoon at Foster Auditorium. The win snaps a 23-game losing streak against the Lady Bulldogs, which dated back to the 1997-98 season.

    Alabama (10-10, 3-4 SEC) was led offensively by senior Shafontaye Myers, junior Sharin Rivers and freshman Ashley Williams, who each added 16 points. Williams also had a team-high nine rebounds, while Myers contributed a team-best four assists and two steals. Georgia (14-6, 2-5 SEC) got 23 points and 10 rebounds from sophomore Shacobia Barbee in addition to 20 points and five assists from senior Khaalidah Miller.

    The Tide had another solid all-around performance, out-rebounding Georgia, 34-29, and hitting 16 of its 19 shots from the free-throw line, including all seven attempts in the second half. Alabama also had 25 points from its bench compared to the Lady Bulldogs' six points, large in part due to Myers.

    by Published on 01-25-2014 01:57 AM
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    In front of a sold-out crowd of 15,075 dressed mostly in pink, the No. 7 ranked Alabama gymnastics team beat No. 10 Arkansas 197.125-196.100 in the Crimson Tide's 10th annual Power of Pink meet.

    "I think sometimes the biggest thing I have to worry about on a night like tonight is the excitement at the beginning of the meet and the emotions, and then having the ladies, as we say, flip-it mentally, to get on track and compete after going through that," UA head coach Sarah Patterson said. "They did a great job with that tonight. We weren't perfect but we improved in a lot of different areas. I can't be more proud of this team right now. We're certainly on pace to do what we need to do."

    Senior Sarah DeMeo led the way for the Tide after scoring a 39.400 to take second in the all-around, less than a tenth of a point behind Arkansas' Katherine Grable, the nation's No. 1 ranked all-arounder.

    The Tide finished the night off with a 49.225 on the floor exercise led by senior Kim Jacob's 9.900. The Tide also got matching 9.875s from freshman Aja Sims and sophomore Lauren Beers.

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