Gymnastics Remains No. 5 Nationally

Feb. 17, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama gymnastics team remained at No. 5 nationally this week after tying its highest score of the season at Auburn last Friday.

Oklahoma, one of the Crimson Tide's opponents at this week's Perfect 10 Challenge, moved up to the top spot this week while next week's opponent, Florida, dropped to the No. 2 spot. The Sooners and Gators are by LSU, Utah and Alabama. Georgia remains No. 6 followed by Michigan, who the Tide will also compete against this weekend. Nebraska, UCLA, and Auburn round out the top 10.

Alabama is fourth on the vault and balance beam, sixth on the uneven bars, and seventh on the floor exercise.

Senior Kim Jacob is ranked 12th in the all-around, 13th on the balance beam, 16th on the floor exercise, and 21st on the uneven bars this week. Jacob posted a 9.950 on the floor exercise for the second week in a row last Friday against Auburn, tying her career-best. Senior Sarah DeMeo is ranked 21st in the all-around after scoring a career-high 39.500 to take top honors against Auburn. DeMeo is also ranked 21st on the vault.

Diandra Milliner is 11th on the vault while Lauren Beers retains her 19th place ranking on the floor exercise. Freshman Aja Sims, who scored a career-best 9.925 on the balance beam at Auburn, moved into the rankings on that event this week, taking the 17th spot.

Alabama travels to Oklahoma City to take on No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 7 Michigan, and West Virginia on Friday at 7 p.m. This will be Alabama's fourth and last road meet of the regular season.

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