Feb. 1, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Here is a look inside the numbers of Alabama's fourth meet of the 2014 season, a 197.650-196.825 loss at No. 3 LSU Friday, Jan. 31 in front of 8,055 fans.
- Alabama posted a 196.825 at LSU, the Tide’s highest road score of the season, while the Tigers won the meet with a 197.650. It marks the first time Alabama has fallen to the Tigers during either the regular or postseason since Feb. 5, 2010 in a dual meet in Baton Rouge.
- Alabama and LSU competed in front of the second largest crowd in LSU gymnastics history, 8,055. It marked the second year in a row that the Tide has drawn a large crowd in the Peter Maravich Assembly Center. The Tide and Tiger’s 2011 showdown drew an LSU/PMAC record 8,574 fans.
- Alabama used 11 routines from its senior class (Sarah DeMeo, Kim Jacob and Diandra Milliner), nine from the freshmen (Katie Bailey, Amanda Jetter, Aja Sims and Keely McNeer), three from junior Kaitlyn Clark and one from sophomore Lauren Beers.
- Half of Alabama’s routines in its competitive lineup (12) scored 9.85 or better in Baton Rouge, including four that went 9.9 or better.
- Alabama scored better than 49 on all four apparatus for the third time this season.
- Junior Kaitlyn Clark enjoyed an amazing night in Baton Rouge, staring with a 9.9 on the uneven bars, matching her career-best score on the event. She then came back to lead the Crimson Tide off on the vault with a career-best 9.925.
- After posting a 39.400 against Arkansas, senior Sarah DeMeo took to the road and scored a 39.450 in the all-around at LSU, tying her career-best score which was set against LSU in 2011.
- Freshman Katie Bailey has gone in the all-around in each of the Crimson Tide’s first four meets and is tied with senior Sarah DeMeo for the most routines in Alabama’s competitive lineup this season. Bailey posted a career-best 9.850 on the balance beam at LSU.
- Senior Kim Jacob closed out the Crimson Tide’s night in Baton Rouge by throwing her second consecutive 9.925 on the balance beam to win the event against the LSU Tigers. The Raleigh, N.C. native has now won three of four balance beam competitions this season.
- Freshman Aja Sims posted a career-best 9.85 on the balance beam at LSU. She has competed in the Tide’s beam lineup in every meet since arriving on campus on Dec. 26.
- Freshman Keely McNeer, who arrived on campus on Jan. 2 for the spring semester, made her debut in Alabama’s competitive lineup, going on the uneven bars in Baton Rouge.