Alabama Puts Six on the 2014 Academic All-America At-Large Team inlcuding senior Kim Jacob and sophomore Lauren Beers
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 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 ... exercise science major ... born April 1, 1994.