Friday is also Academic Achievement Night in Coleman Coliseum with Tuscaloosa city and county elementary school students who earned a place on the A/B honor roll receiving free admission to the meet with the vouchers they received from their schools
The excitement kicked off with our gymnastics team beating Florida on Friday night in a down-to-the-wire contest that ultimately required our two seniors, Diandra Milliner and Kim Jacob, each scoring 9.85 in the final event of the evening to bring home the victory.
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 | Junior Honors -- First Team Floor Exercise All-American ... Second Team All-Around and Balance Beam All-American ... NCAA Elite 89 Award, given annually to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average at the NCAA Championships final site ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... SEC Gymnastics Community Service Team ... NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Balance Beam Champion and Uneven Bars Champion ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... team captain ... Overall -- Won a team-best 16 individual titles, including five in the all-around ... led the Tide with 50 routines in the competitive lineup ... led the Tide with 22 scores of 9.9 or better, including 12 on the floor exercise ... All-Around -- Led the Tide in the all-around competition in the NCAA Championships Semifinals with a 39.425 ... posted a career-high 39.525 in the all-around at the SEC Championship ... only Crimson Tide gymnast to go in the all-around during the regular season ... in six regular-season meets in which competed in the all-around, she won five ... finished second to senior Ashley Priess in the all-around at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championship ... opened the season at Missouri by going in the all-around for the first time since the 2011 NCAA Championships Super Six Team Finals, scoring a 39.275 and winning the meet ... Vault -- Scored a career-best 9.85 on the vault at Florida ... posted a score of 9.8 or better in eight of the 10 meets she participated in the Tide's competitive vault lineup ...Uneven Bars -- Posted a 9.900 on the uneven bars at the 2013 NCAA Championships Super Six Finals ... shared first place on the uneven bars at the 2013 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championship with a 9.9 ... won the uneven bars with a career-best 9.9 against Kentucky ... part of the competitive uneven bars lineup in 12 of 14 meets in 2013 ... Balance Beam -- Led the Tide on the balance beam with a 9.925 at the NCAA Championships Super Six Finals ... crowned the 2013 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Balance Beam Champion after tying her career-high of 9.950 ... tied her season-best score at the time on the balance beam at the SEC Championship with a 9.925 ... scored 9.9 or better on the balance beam for eight of 14 meets in 2013, including the SEC Championship, NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championship and the NCAA Championships Semifinals ... competed on the balance beam in every meet in 2013 ...Floor Exercise -- Posted a 9.950 on the floor exercise at the NCAA Championships Super Six Finals and a 9.925 at the NCAA Championships Semifinals ... posted 10 consecutive scores of 9.9 or better on the floor exercise in 2013 ... won the floor exercise with a career-best 9.95 against Georgia, giving her first place finishes on the floor in each of the first four meets of 2013 ... shared top honors on the floor exercise against UCLA and won the event at LSU tying her career high of 9.95 ... closed the regular season by winning the floor exercise against Oklahoma ... part of the competitive floor exercise lineup for every meet of the 2012 and 2013 seasons ... In The Classroom -- Earned President's List honors with a 4.0 grade point average in both the fall and spring ... maintains a 4.0 career GPA.
2012 | Sophomore Second team Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... competed in the Crimson Tide's balance beam and floor exercise lineups in all 14 meets ... only UA gymnast to go in the floor exercise lineup every meet of the season ... led off the Tide's balance beam lineup in 11 of 14 meets and the floor exercise lineup in 12 of 14 meets ... scored a season-high 9.9 on the balance beam against Arkansas, a score she matched in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships and NCAA Championships Super Six Team Finals ... scored a career-high 9.875 on the uneven bars in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships ... scored a season-high 9.85 on the floor exercise against Florida, a score she matched at the SEC Championships, the semifinals of the NCAA Championships and NCAA Championships Super Six Team Finals ... won the balance beam at Kentucky ... competed in 36 individual events during the season ... named to the President's List (4.0 GPA) for the fall and spring semesters.
2011 | Freshman First team All-Around and Balance Beam All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... Second team All-SEC ... SEC All-Freshman ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... scored a career-best 9.95 in the NCAA Championships Super Six Team Finals, the highest balance beam score of the NCAA Championships ... finished seventh in the all-around at the NCAA Championships ... finished eighth on the balance beam at the NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals ... closed out the season by going all-around in back-to-back nights at the NCAA Championships, after competing in the all-around only twice in the regular season, including a career-best 39.425 in the Super Six Team Final ... finished second off the balance beam at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional and SEC Championships with a 9.9 each time ... won the balance beam at Arkansas from the leadoff spot ... competed 40 routines during the season, including going on the balance beam in all 14 meets ... earned the Crimson Tide's Lewis Each Courage Award ... named to the President's List (4.0 GPA) for the fall and spring semesters.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Coached by Krystal Kramer at Superior Gymnastics ... Senior International Elite gymnast ... qualified for the U.S. Visa Championships in 2008 and 2009, finishing 12th in the all-around in 2009 ... 2010 Junior Olympic National all-around champion ... won the uneven bars and finished second in the all-around at the 2009 American Classic ... 2006 Junior Olympics national all-around, balance beam and floor exercise champion.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name: Kimberly Anne Jacob ... daughter of Victoria and Michael Jacob ... brother - Rick ... sisters - Tina, Kelsie, Steph and Jenny ... exercise science major ... born Sept. 18, 1991.