Senior Lauren Beers, junior Aja Sims and sophomore Kiana Winston earned the accolade awarded by the coaches' association
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 | Sophomore Honors - Scholastic All-American … Uneven Bars — competed on the uneven bars in 13 meets during the season, posting a season-best 9.9 at the SEC Championships ... won the uneven bars in the season opener against Arizona ... tied for second on the uneven bars at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship with a 9.9 ... Balance Beam — competed on the balance beam in all 15 meets during the season, posting a career-best 9.95 in the NCAA Championships Super Six Team Final ... won the balance beam at Arkansas with a 9.9 ... tied for second on the balance beam at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship with a 9.9 ... second on the balance beam at the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Floor Exercise — competed on the floor five times during the season, posting season-best 9.9s against Auburn and at Missouri ... tied for first on the floor exercise against Auburn with a 9.9 ... In The Classroom — earned a place on the President’s List (4.0 grade point average) for the fall semester ... … carries a cumulative 3.514 GPA into her junior year.
2014 | Freshman Honors — Scholastic All-American … NCAA Seattle Regional Balance Beam Champion ... All-SEC ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... SEC Freshman of the Week (2/18) ... Uneven Bars — scored a career-best 9.950 on the uneven bars at the SEC Championships ... Balance Beam — competed on the balance beam in all 14 meets during the season ... scored a career-best 9.950 on the balance beam at home against Auburn ... Floor Exercise — scored a career-best 9.925 on the floor exercise at home against Stanford … In The Classroom — Earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or better) for the spring semester.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Graduated early from William R. Boone High School to join Alabama in January of 2014 ... coached by Kelly Pitzen and Brandy Johnson at Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics ... member of the USA Junior Olympic team in 2011-12 ... an uneven bars skill, “The Sims” is named for her ... 2012 JO National all-around, uneven bars and balance beam champion ... accepted into the Law Magnet Program in high school ... graduated with a 4.7 cumulative grade point average.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full Name: Aja Monet Sims ... daughter of Daisy Canady and Clinton Sims ... sister – Leslie Canady ... exercise science major … born Oct. 4, 1995.