This has been the most difficult week of the 13 months I have been at the University.
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 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 ... carries a perfect 4.0 GPA for her career.
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.