Crimson Tide gymnasts Becca Alexin, Marissa Gutierrez, Ashley Sledge, Ashley Priess and Ricki Lebegern all earned degrees this year
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
Beyond leading the league this season, Alabama also leads the SEC all-time with 256 honors since the award's inception in 1984
Crimson Tide athletics honors 2012-13 achievement in Alabama Student-Athlete Awards banquet
Ashley Priess on Senior Day
2012 | Senior First team Balance Beam All-American ... Second team All-Around and Uneven Bars All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... Second team All-SEC ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... team co-captain ... earned the Tide's Lewis Each Courage Award ... clinched the Tide's sixth NCAA Championship title by tying her career-high score of 9.95 on the balance beam in the Super Six Team Finals ... finished seventh off the balance beam at the NCAA Championships Event Finals ... anchored the Crimson Tide's uneven bars in every meet of the season ... competed on the balance beam and floor exercise in 13 of 14 meets ... anchored the Tide's beam lineup 13 times ... competed in the all-around for the first time since the 2010 season against Florida with a winning score of 39.550 ... won the all-around against UNC with a career-best score of 39.625 ... also went in the all-around against Missouri and the entire championship season ... scored a 9.9 on the uneven bars to win the event against UNC ... clinched each of the Tide's first three meets as the Crimson Tide's last gymnast in its last rotation - against Georgia, she scored a 9.9 on the floor for the win; at the Penn State Quad meet, she scored a 9.85 on the uneven bars to beat Penn State; and she scored a 9.925 on balance beam to beat Auburn ... also clinched the Tide's win at LSU, scoring a 9.925 on the balance beam to win the event and the meet ... won the balance beam against Arkansas with a score of 9.925 ... won the vault with a career-best 9.95 at Oklahoma ... won the floor exercise with a 9.95 against Arkansas, matching her career high ... finished the season tied for first on the team in number of events competed with 49 ... returned to the lineup for the first time since the 2010 NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals following surgery on both ankles prior to the 2011 season in the Tide's opener against Georgia ... named to the President's List (4.0 grade point average) for the spring semester, her first in graduate school ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall semester.
2011 | Junior Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... surgery on both ankles after the 2010 season, one in the summer and one in the fall, sidelined her for the 2011 season ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for both the fall and spring semester.
2010 | Sophomore First-team All-American on the balance beam ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... won the balance beam with a 9.875 and was second in the all-around at the NCAA Lexington Regional Championships ... 2010 SEC All-Around and Balance Beam Champion ... first team All-SEC ... SEC Gymnast of the Week (3/23) ... posted the highest balance beam score on both night's of the NCAA Championships with a 9.925 in the semi-finals and a 9.95 during the NCAA Super Six Team finals ... won 18 event titles, including six uneven bars and 10 balance beam titles during the season ... she won the balance beam in the season opener for the second year in a row, scoring a 9.9 to once again clinch a season-opening win at Auburn ... earned the Tide's Spirit of the Week award after Arkansas and Kentucky and Performance of the Week award after LSU ... produced 20 routines of 9.9 or better ... earned the team's Lewis Each Courage Award ... named the Crimson Tide's co-captain along with Morgan Dennis ... earned Dean's List honors (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester.
2009 | Freshman First-team All-American on the balance beam and the uneven bars ... second-team All-American in the all-around and floor exercise ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... posted a career-best 39.575 in the all-around during the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... won the all-around and the balance beam with a career-high 9.95 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships ... earned Second Team All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC honors ... became the first gymnast to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors (the award was in its first season during 2009), earning the honor after the Tide's meet at Auburn ... was named SEC Freshman of the Week five times, as much as all the other honorees combined, including the last three weeks of the regular season ... won 15 events during the season ... scored 9.9 or better 22 times during the season, including six routines at the NCAA Championships ... scored career-highs of 9.9 on the vault and 9.95 on the floor exercise against Stanford ... matched her career high of 9.9 on the vault against Oklahoma/UNC, at the SEC Championships and during the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... went in the all-around the last 10 meets in a row after making her debut against LSU, scoring 39.250 or better seven times ... scored a career-high 9.925 on the uneven bars against Kentucky, a score she matched against Denver ... competed in 57 events during the season, the second highest total on the team, including the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise in every meet ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall semester.
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