March 25, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Here's a look inside the score sheet of No. 3 Alabama's second-place finish at the Southeastern Conference Championships held Saturday, March 24 in Duluth, Ga. in the Arena at Gwinnett Place, the site of next month's NCAA Championships.
The Alabama gymnastics team finished second at the Southeastern Conference Championships with a score of 196.775. It was the Crimson Tide's 11th 196-plus score of the season.
Over the last two seasons, Alabama is 26-2 against SEC Conference teams, including a perfect 6-0-0 regular-season SEC mark in 2012.
Alabama has now finished in the top two at the SEC Championships 21 times.
Alabama posted 15 scores of 9.825 or better at the SEC Championships.
The Crimson Tide's 49.350 was the top floor exercise at the SEC Championships, matching its score from last year's championship.
Alabama was second at the SEC Championships on its first event, the uneven bars, with a 49.275, more than a tenth better than its SEC score on the bars last year.
Senior Geralen Stack-Eaton tied her season-best of 9.9 on the uneven bars at the SEC Championships.
Stack-Eaton has now scored 9.9 in four of her last six uneven bar routines.
After posting a 9.9 on the floor exercise at the SEC Championships, Stack-Eaton has scored 9.9 or better on the floor in each of her last six meets.
Stack-Eaton has gone in the all-around in each of the last six meets of the season, scoring 39.225 or better in all six, with a season high of 39.550.
Sophomore Kim Jacob tied her career-best of 9.85 on the uneven bars.
Jacob also tied her season-best of 9.85 as the Crimson Tide's lead-off on the floor exercise.
Senior Ashley Priess has gone on the vault five times this season and scored 9.85 or better every time, including a 9.875 at the SEC Championships.
Including the SEC Championships, Priess has scored a 39.350 or better in all four all-around appearances this season, including a career-best 39.625.