As a group, Alabama's more than 525 student-athletes averaged over a 3.0 grade point average for the 2011-12 academic year, including 48 that maintained a career GPA of 4.0. Overall, five teams posted GPAs above 3.5 for the second year in a row
Last month, the vault All-American, who carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average, earned her second consecutive NCAA Elite 89 Award, given annually to the student-athlete at the NCAA Championships with the highest GPA
The Crimson Tide is slated to graduate nine student-athletes that have been a part of two national championships during their careers and more than 75 overall
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 -- Junior Earned the NCAA Elite 88 Award, given annually to the athlete with the highest career grade point average at each of the NCAA's 88 national championships ... in its first two years, the NCAA Elite 88 Award has gone to an Alabama gymnast each time, with Terry joining inaugural winner, 2010 senior Kassi Price ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... made her career debut in Alabama's competitive floor exercise lineup against Boise State ... posted a career-high 9.850 on the floor exercise against Kentucky ... inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society ... named to the President's List (4.0 GPA) for the fall and spring semester ... carries a perfect 4.0 GPA for her career.
2010 -- SophomoreScholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... named to the President's List in both the fall and spring after earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average both semesters ... inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta honor society ... earned the College of Human Environmental Science's Phi Upsilon Omicron Award.
2009 -- FreshmanSecond-team All-American on the vault ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... scored a career-high 9.875 on the uneven bars at the SEC Championships ... scored a season-high 9.9 on the vault at Arkansas, a score she matched during the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships ... made her competitive debut on the uneven bars at Arkansas ... made her debut in the Tide's competitive lineup on the vault against Kentucky... named to the President's list for the fall and spring semesters after earning a perfect 4.0 GPAs both semesters ... inducted into Kappa Delta Epsilon and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Coached by David and Kelly Hill and Kathy Chambers at the JFJ Elite Gymnastics ... as a Level 10 gymnast, she competed at the 2008 Junior Olympic National Championships, taking 11th on the uneven bars ... took second in the all-around and on the uneven bars at the 2008 Junior Olympic Region 8 Championships ... finished second on the vault and third on the uneven bars at the 2008 Cancun Classic ... won the vault at the 2007 Junior Olympic Region 8 Championships ... won the all-around at the 2007 and 2008 Alabama State Championships ... won the all-around and floor exercise and finished second on the balance beam at the 2005 Level 9 Region 8 Championships.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full Name: Rachel Elizabeth Terry ... daughter of Darcy and Jim Terry ... sisters, Rachel, Esther and Ruth ... brother, Paul ... early childhood education major ... born July 18, 1990.