Gymnastics Remains No. 7 Nationally, Faces off with No. 5 Georgia on Friday

Feb. 3, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama gymnastics team maintained its No. 7 ranking this week after posting a season-high road score in Baton Rouge, La., last Friday with a 196.825. Rankings are determined by total season average at this point in the season.

Florida took over the top spot this week, leaping over Oklahoma, which is currently in second. LSU, Utah and the Tide's next opponent, Georgia, round out the top five. Michigan is No. 6, followed by the Crimson Tide, Nebraska, UCLA and Auburn.

Alabama has already faced two members of the current top 10 and will face five more in the coming weeks. This week's meet with Georgia marks the Tide's fourth consecutive top-10 showdown.

The Tide is fourth on the vault and balance beam, sixth on the uneven bars, and 13th on the floor exercise this week. Georgia comes into this Friday's "Battle of Champions" ranked No. 1 on the uneven bars.

Individually, senior Kim Jacob is ranked No. 14 in the all-around and No. 12 on the balance beam. Senior Diandra Milliner is No. 15 while senior Sarah DeMeo is No. 20 on the vault.

Alabama takes on the No. 5 Bulldogs this Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum on Alumni Night. Tickets for the Tide's home meets and the SEC and NCAA Championships are on sale through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum, and online at

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