This Saturday at 6 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum, the Alabama gymnastics team will host the 2013 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championships. In addition to vying for its 28th regional title and 31st consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, the meet will serve as the final home appearance for the Crimson Tide's four seniors, Becca Alexin, Marissa Gutierrez, Ashley Priess and Ashley Sledge. During the lead up to that event, each gymnast will be featured,
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ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 | Junior Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... competed in the uneven bars lineup seven times, posting a season-best 9.825 against Florida ... earned President's List honors (4.0 grade point average) for the spring semester.
2011 | Sophomore Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... competed in the uneven bars lineup 12 times, including the entire championship season ... scored a career-high 9.875 to take second on the uneven bars at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championships ... made her debut in Alabama's competitive lineup with a 9.85 on the uneven bars against Boise State ... earned President's List honors (4.0 grade point average) for the fall semester.
2010 | Freshman Scholastic All-American ... joined Alabama on Dec. 26, 2009 for the second semester ... a knee injury kept her from the Crimson Tide's lineup ... earned Dean's List honors (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Graduated early to join Alabama in January ... competed for Gymstars where she was coached by her parents, Gene and Donna Alexin, who also coached former Tide All-American Lissy Smith and SEC Freshman of the Year Robin Hawkins ... three-time TOPs National Qualifier ... seven-time Regional Qualifier ... 10-time Regional Medalist ... earned A/B honor roll throughout her high school career.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name: Jennifer Rebecca Rae Alexin ... daughter of Gene and Donna Alexin ... sisters, Billie, Shelly and Scarlett ... brother, Gene ... health studies major ... born December 20, 1991.