Inside the Scores Sheet - No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 5 Arkansas

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Senior Ashley Priess tied her season-best on the balance beam against Arkansas with a 9.925.
Senior Ashley Priess tied her season-best on the balance beam against Arkansas with a 9.925.

Feb. 19, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Here's a look inside the score sheet of No. 6 Alabama's meet against the No. 5 Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday, Feb. 17 during the Crimson Tide’s eighth annual Power of Pink meet. Alabama beat the Razorbacks 197.650-196.125 to remain undefeated on the season.  

  • With the win against Arkansas, Alabama goes to 8-0-0 overall and 5-0-0 in Southeastern Conference competition. The Tide is now the only team in the nation that remains unbeaten and untied this season. The Tide also improved its record to a perfect 17-0-0 when wearing its pink leotards.
  • Sophomore Kim Jacob, sophomore Diandra Milliner and senior Ashley Priess earned the Crimson Tide’s Brick of the Week honors.
  • After Friday’s meet, Alabama has now posted 27 consecutive home wins. Alabama’s last loss in Coleman Coliseum came more than three years ago against LSU on Feb. 13, 2009. The Crimson Tide’s win streak includes a 17-0-0 regular season mark and a 10-0-0 record as host of the 2009 and 2011 NCAA regional championships.
  • Alabama’s 197.650 against Arkansas is its second highest score of the season.
  • Alabama gymnastics sold out Coleman Coliseum for the ninth time in program history and eighth time in the past seven years on Friday. It also marked the sixth time Alabama’s Power of Pink meet has been a sellout.
  • The Crimson Tide scored a season-high on the uneven bars and the floor exercise against the Razorbacks, going 49.3 and 49.6 respectively.
  • Alabama’s 49.6 on the floor exercise is tied for the sixth highest score in school history and its highest since scoring a 49.65 against Auburn on March 21, 2008.
  • Alabama posted 17 individual scores of 9.85 or better against Arkansas including 11 that went for 9.9 or better.
  • Seniors Ashley Priess and Geralen Stack-Eaton, along with sophomore Diandra Milliner, all tied their career-best scores on the floor exercise against the Razorbacks. Priess and Stack-Eaton scored 9.95s while Milliner earned a 9.925.
  • Senior Geralen Stack-Eaton went in the all-around for the first time this season, winning it with a 39.5. She also won the vault with a 9.95 and tied senior Ashley Priess for top honors on the uneven bars and floor exercise with scores of 9.9 and 9.95, respectively. Priess also won the balance beam with a 9.925.
  • Senior Geralen Stack-Eaton posted a season-high 9.9 on the uneven bars while senior Ashley Priess tied her season-best on the balance beam with a 9.925.
  • Freshmen Kaitlyn Clark and Lora Leigh Frost both posted career-best scores of 9.9 against Arkansas. Clark’s came on the vault and Frost’s came on the floor exercise. Freshman Kayla Williams also scored a career-best on the vault against Arkansas, going 9.875.
  • Sophomore Kim Jacob posted a season-best 9.9 on the balance beam while Sarah DeMeo tied her season-best on the uneven bars with a 9.85 against the Razorbacks.
  • ReadBAMARead, assistant coach Dana Duckworth's foundation to help restock school libraries destroyed by the April Tornado, got a big boost when David DeSantis and Tuscaloosa Toyota pledged $200 for every 9.8 or better that Alabama scores during the Crimson Tide’s first three meets. A check for Tuscaloosa Toyota’s donation will be presented at Alabama’s Tornado Relief meet against Missouri on March 9. Alabama posted 21 scores of 9.8 or better against Arkansas, 23 against Florida and 18 against Georgia, raising $12,400 for ReadBAMARead.