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
Academic accolades have come pouring in as the Tide comes to the end of the school year, including a trio of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, a fourth NCAA Elite 89 Award, a league-best 14 gymnasts on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, the SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 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 Championship 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 semester ... carries a perfect 4.0 GPA for her career.
2011 | Freshman First team All-Around and Balance Beam All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... Second team All-SEC ... Freshman All-SEC ... 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 semester.
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 September 18, 1991.