March 18, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Here's a look inside the score sheet of No. 4 Alabama's meet vs. North Carolina on Friday, March 16 in Coleman Coliseum. Alabama beat the Tar Heels 197.625-194.075, posting its 10th 196-plus score and sixth 197-plus of the season.
- Alabama posted its 11th win of the season with a 197.625, its third best team total this year. It marked the Crimson Tide's sixth 197-plus score in the last seven meets.
- Alabama drew 9,165 fans to the North Carolina meet. Despite its last two home meets coming at the start and end of spring break, Alabama averaged 12,827 fans per meet this season, the second highest average in program history and the third highest in any women's sport this year.
- Alabama scored a season-best 49.525 on the balance beam against North Carolina. It was the fourth highest beam score in Tide history.
- Four of the Tide's six scores on the balance beam were 9.9 or higher.
- Ashley Priess scored a career-best 39.625 in the all-around on Senior Night. She also tied her season best on the balance beam with a 9.925.
- In addition to winning the all-around, she also tied junior Ashley Sledge for top honors on the uneven bars with a 9.900.
- Priess was just off her career-best score on the vault, posting a 9.925.
- Sophomore Sarah DeMeo won the balance beam with a 9.95, which tied her career best on the beam.
- DeMeo also posted a season-best score of 9.875 on the uneven bars.
- Freshman Kayla Williams, in her first balance beam routine in the Tide's competitive lineup, scored a 9.9.
- Williams tied her season best on the vault with a 9.875.
- Senior Geralen Stack-Eaton competed in the all-around for the fifth time this season, and for the fifth time in as many meets against North Carolina, scoring a 39.450, which marked her fifth all-around total of 39.4 or better this season.
- Stack-Eaton won the floor exercise with a 9.925. It marked her sixth floor routine of the season and her fifth consecutive floor score of 9.9 or better.
- Sophomore Diandra Milliner won the vault with a 9.95. An Alabama gymnast has won the vault in all 10 Crimson Tide meets this season.
- Sophomore Kim Jacob is the only gymnast to compete in the Tide's floor lineup in all 10 meets this season. She scored a 9.825 against the Tar Heels to close out her regular season.