Alabama gymnasts have now won the Honda Award eight times with Jacob joining Kayla Hoffman (2011), Ashley Miles (2006), Jeana Rice (2004), Andreé Pickens (2002), Dee Foster (1993) and Penney Hauschild (1985 and 1986)
The Crimson Tide junior adds first team Academic All-American honors to a host of athletic and academic honors
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 -- Junior First team All-American on the uneven bars ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... won the 2010 NCAA Lexington Regional vault title with a 9.9 ... earned Second Team All-SEC honors for the third year in a row ... earned the Tide's Spirit of the Week award after the Auburn meet ... won the all-around at Oklahoma with a career-best 39.5 ... scored a career-best 9.875 on the balance beam at Oklahoma ... earned the Tide's Performance of the Week against Oklahoma ... posted a season-high 9.925 on the uneven bars during the NCAA Super Six Team final ... scored a season-high 9.9 on the floor exercise against Michigan and at the SEC and NCAA Regional Championships ... named to the President's list again in the fall and spring after earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average both semesters.
2009 -- Sophomore Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... scored 9.9 on both her routines during the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... won the NCAA Northeast Regional vault and uneven bars titles , scoring a career-high 9.95 on the uneven bars ... earned Second Team All-SEC honors for the second year in a row ... made her 2009 debut in Alabama's competitive lineup on the vault, scoring a 9.9 at Florida to share first place with teammate Morgan Dennis ... scored 9.9 or better in 14 of her 17 routines in competition this season ... won the vault with a season-high 9.95 against Oklahoma/UNC ... made her 2009 competitive debut on the uneven bars against Auburn scoring a 9.9 ... had off-season shoulder surgery in the fall ... earned Dean's List honors (3.5 or better GPA) for both the fall and spring semesters ... named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
2008 -- Freshman All-American on the vault ... Scholastic All-American .... second team All-SEC ... Freshman All-SEC ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... won seven vault titles including a season-best 9.975 at UCLA ... finished the season with 14 titles ... scored 9.925 or better on the vault eight times ... scored 9.9 or better 19 times ... posted a career-best floor exercise score of 9.95 against Florida ... earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the fall semester, earning President's List honors ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Two year member of the United States National Team ... competed for Diane Farrell at Rebound Gymnastics ... took 11th in the all-around at the 2006 USA National Championships ... was second in the floor exercise, eighth on the uneven bars and 10th in the all-around at the 2006 U.S. Classic ... was seventh on the floor exercise and uneven bars as part of the U.S. National Team at the 2006 Moscow World Cup ... won the floor exercise and was second in the all-around and vault at the 2006 Friendship Classic ... finished eighth in the all-around at the 2005 USA National Championships and was sixth on the uneven bars ... won the all-around at the 2005 American Challenge and second on the balance beam, third on the floor exercise and fourth on the vault and uneven bars ... took second on the floor exercise at the 2005 Parkette Invitational and was seventh in the all-around and fifth on the vault ...finished third and fourth, respectively, at the 2003 and 2004 Friendship Classic ... took seventh in the all-around and third on the balance beam at the Level 9 Eastern National Championships ... was fourth on the balance beam at the Level 10 National Championships ... competed at the 2003 and 2004 U.S. Classic ... honor roll student all four years.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full Name: Kayla Marie Hoffman ... daughter of Richard and Helen Hoffman ... sister - Emma ... born August 13, 1988.