Jan. 12, 2014
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Here is a look inside the numbers of Alabama's first meet of the 2014 season, a 197.150-193.425 win over the Missouri Tigers on Friday, Jan. 10 in Coleman Coliseum.
- Alabama scored a 197.150 to win its Jan. 10 meet against Missouri. It was the highest opening-meet score in Crimson Tide history.
- The Tide posted the highest score of the night on all four apparatus, and scores better than 49.0 on all four events.
- Alabama’s 49.475 on the uneven bars was its highest score on that apparatus since Jan. 22, 2010 when the Tide also scored 49.475 vs. Arkansas. The Tide also scored a 49.475 on Jan. 26, 2007 vs. Auburn. The last time Alabama scored better than 49.475 was on Jan. 30, 2004 when the Tide scored 49.500 vs. Florida.
- Of the Tide's 24 routines in competition, 19 went for a 9.8 or higher, including all of the Tide's vaults and uneven bars routines.
- Six of Alabama's routines scored 9.9 or better on the night, including three on the uneven bars, two on the floor exercise and one on the vault.
- Three freshmen made their debuts in Alabama's competitive lineup, including Katie Bailey, who went in the all-around, Amanda Jetter who competed on the uneven bars and Aja Sims, who joined Alabama on Dec. 26, 2013 after graduating early from high school, on the balance beam.
- Seniors Kim Jacob, Diandra Milliner and Sarah DeMeo made up 11 of the Tide's 24 competitive routines vs. Missouri. The freshmen trio of Bailey, Jetter and Sims accounted for six routines. Junior Kaitlyn Clark competed in three events while sophomores Lauren Beers and Carley Sims came up with the remaining four.
- Jacob tied her career-best score of 39.525 to win the all-around. She also won the uneven bars with a career-best 9.925 and the balance beam with a 9.875.
- Jetter also scored a 9.925 on the uneven bars, sharing top honors with Jacob.
- Milliner opened her final season with a 9.925 to win the vault, the same score she posted to both open and close the 2013 season. She opened the 2013 by winning the vault at Missouri and closed it by winning Alabama's 24th individual NCAA Championship and fourth off the vault.
- Milliner also posted the Tide's highest score of the night, a 9.95 in the anchor position to win the floor exercise. She received a 10.0 from one judge and a 9.9 from the other.
- Bailey earned a 39.325 in the first meet of her Alabama career, taking second in the all-around.
- DeMeo scored a 39.100 and took third place in her first all-around since mid-way through her freshman year. She also took second off the vault tying her career best with a 9.875. It was her first vault in the competitive lineup since her freshman year.
- Sophomore Carley Sims, who competed three routines in the Tide's competitive lineup as a rookie, made two appearances in the competitive lineup in the 2014 season opener, posting a career-best 9.825 on the uneven bars and a 9.775 in her first career floor exercise routine in the Tide's lineup.