The Crimson Tide finished third at last week's NCAA Championships, giving head coach Sarah Patterson and her squad their fifth consecutive top-3 finish and an NCAA-best 22nd overall finish in the top-3
. It was Alabama's 24th individual NCAA title and 10th over the past decade
In its 31 consecutive NCAA Championship appearances, Alabama has finished in the top four 29 times
Alabama scored a 197.350 to win the session and advance to the finals for the 19th team since the Super Six format was instituted in 1993, the most in gymnastics history
With the top two teams in each of the six regionals across the country advancing to the NCAA Championships, Alabama scored a 197.400 to win its ninth consecutive regional followed by Utah in second with a 196.400
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Coached by Daile Van Patten and Michael Morse at Southern Tier Gymnastics Academy in Endwell, N.Y. ... two-time U.S. National Championship qualifier ... finished 15th in the all-around at the 2010 VISA National Championships where she was also ninth on the floor exercise ... finished in the top-10 in all four events at the 2011 American Classic, taking sixth in the all-around ... five-time competitor at the U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, finishing second in the all-around in 2012 and fourth in 2008 ... carried a 4.0 grade point average for her high school career.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full Name: Lauren K. Beers ... daughter of Patricia and Rick Beers ... has five brothers - Brandon, Samuel, Noah, Nicolas and Andrew ... has one sister - Rachel ... born April 1, 1994.