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
Beyond leading the league this season, Alabama also leads the SEC all-time with 260 honors since the award's inception in 1984
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 | Sophomore Second team Balance Beam All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... NCAA Seattle Regional Balance Beam Champion ... competed on the uneven bars in every meet of the season ... competed on the balance beam in 13 of 14 meets in 2012 ... tied her career best of 9.950 to win the balance beam title against UNC ... also won the balance beam against Florida ... posted a season-best 9.875 on the uneven bars against UNC ... earned Dean's List honors (3.5 or better grade point average) for the fall and spring semesters.
2011 | Freshman First team Uneven Bars All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... finished third on the uneven bars at the NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals ... Second team All-SEC ... Freshman All-SEC ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... finished second on the balance beam at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional and SEC Championships with matching scores of 9.9 ... named SEC Gymnast of the Week after scoring a career-best 39.450 in the all-around and 9.950 on the balance beam, winning both against LSU ... scored a career-best 9.875 on the floor exercise against LSU ... named SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Week after the Tide's meet at Georgia ... competed in the all-around in half of the Tide's meets during the regular season ... competed in 43 individual events during the season, posting five wins, including four balance beam titles and an all-around win ... scored a career-best 9.875 on the vault at Georgia ... scored a career-high 9.9 on the uneven bars in the semi-finals of the NCAA Championships ... won the balance beam in her first meet for the Tide with a 9.925 against Penn State, the highest score on any event in the meet ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for both the fall and spring semesters.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Coached by Kim Fuchs and Kami Claridge at Eagle Gymnastics ... three-year member of the U.S. National Team ... won the 2010 Level 10 national balance beam title and finished second in the all-around ... won the 2009 Level 10 national uneven bars title ... won the all-around title at the state and regional level in 2009 and was fifth nationally ... graduated from Blue Valley High School ... four-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name: Sarah Christine DeMeo ... daughter of Susan Lucas and Craig DeMeo ... sister, Allison... stepsister Melissa, Lauren and Candice ... stepbrother, Kyle and Connor ... pre-dental major ... January 29, 1992.