The Alabama-Arkansas meet marks gymnastics’ Academic Achievement Night, during which the Tide will not only celebrate its 3.8 team grade point average, but they will honor local elementary school students who have made the A/B honor roll
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 | Junior Honors — Earned NCAA Elite 89 Award for the second year in a row (given annually to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average at the NCAA Championships final site) ... three-time Second Team All-American (all-around, vault and floor exercise) … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American … Scholastic All-American … All-SEC … SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Overall Season — Posted 57 competitive routines and won 24 individual titles, both season-high marks for the Crimson Tide ... All-Around — competed in the all-around for the first-time in her Crimson Tide career against Florida and placed second with a 39.500 ... made 12 appearances in the all-around with a career-best 39.650 against Oklahoma ... scored nothing less than 39.400 in the all-around in 12 appearances ... won the all-around five times, including the NCAA Auburn Regional ... earned second-team All-America honors in the all-around ... third in the all-around at SEC Championships with a 39.500 ... Vault — vaulted in all 15 meets ... won the vault twice including against with a career-best 9.95 against then No. 1 Oklahoma ... second on the vault at the NCAA Super Six Finals with a 9.950 ... Uneven Bars — competed on the uneven bars in all 15 meets, posting a career-best 9.95 at Georgia ... won the uneven bars six times during the season, including the five meets in a row ... Balance Beam — competed on the balance beam in all 15 meets, posting a career-best 9.95 against Boise State and Oklahoma ... won the balance beam five times, including against Boise State and then No. 1 Oklahoma with matching scores of 9.95 ... won the balance beam at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship with a 9.925 ... Floor Exercise — competed on the floor exercise in 12 meets, posting a career-best 9.95 at Georgia and against Auburn and then No. 1 Oklahoma ... posted eight scores of 9.9 or better on the floor exercise including seven in a row ... tied for first on the floor exercise at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship with a 9.9 ... In The Classroom — won her second NCAA Elite 89 Award and Alabama gymnastics’ sixth in a row ... earned a place on the President’s List (4.0 grade point average) for the fall and spring semester ... graduated in three years with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
2014 | Sophomore Honors — NCAA Elite 89 Award (given annually to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average at the NCAA Championships final site) … First-Team Floor Exercise All-American … Second-Team Vault All-American … Scholastic All-American … NCAA Seattle Regional Vault Champion ... SEC Academic Honor Roll … Vault — competed on the vault in all 14 meets during the season ... tied her career-best 9.950 on the vault four times – three times on the road (Ozone Classic, Quad Meet and NCAA Seattle Regional Championship) and once at home (Stanford) ... Floor Exercise — competed on the floor exercise in 12 of 14 meets during the season ... scored a career-best 9.950 on the floor exercise at home against Stanford and again during the 2014 NCAA Championships Super Six Finals ... competed on the floor exercise in the 2014 NCAA Individual Event Finals ... In The Classroom — earned a place on the President’s List (4.0 grade point average) for both the fall and spring semesters ... carries a perfect 4.0 GPA into her junior year.
2013 | Freshman Honors — First-Team Vault All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... SEC Freshman of the Week after her winning performance against Oklahoma ... Vault — Posted a 9.900 on the vault at her first appearance in the NCAA Championships Semifinals and a 9.875 at the NCAA Championships Super Six Finals ... scored a career-best 9.950 on vault against Oklahoma, sharing the win with Kayla Williams ... posted her career-high road score at LSU with a 9.925 ... made her Crimson Tide debut on the vault in the season opener at Missouri ... Floor Exercise — Posted a 9.875 on the floor exercise in both the NCAA Championships Semifinals and Finals ... tied her career-best floor exercise score with a 9.900 in the SEC Championships and the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championship ... posted a 9.9 on floor for three meets in a row ... competed on the floor exercise for the first time in the season opener at Missouri ... competed on the floor exercise in seven meets in 2013, earning a 9.875 or better in six of them ... In The Classroom — Earned President’s List honors with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the fall and spring.
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 ... brothers – Brandon, Samuel, Noah, Nicolas and Andrew ... sister – Rachel ... master’s - general studies major ... born April 1, 1994.