TUSCALOOSA, Ala. The Alabama Gymnastics team placed nine student-athletes on the 2007 Academic All-Southeastern Conference list it was announced this week.
“We are very proud of our history of success when it comes to this honor,” Alabama head coach Sarah Patterson said. “Our ladies know that academics are our number one priority and they work hard every semester to uphold our great tradition of excellence in the classroom.”
Senior Erin Rightley made the list for the fourth year in a row while junior Terin Humphrey, a two-time NCAA Champion, earned the honor for the second time. Sophomores Cassie Martin, All-American Brittany Magee and Amanda Montgomery all made the honor roll. It was the second time for both Martin and Montgomery. Both Humphrey and Magee joined the Tide for the second semester of their freshman year and weren’t eligible for the honor.
Four freshmen joined the Tide upperclassmen on the list. Morgan Dennis, the 2007 NCAA Floor Exercise Champion and All-American Kassi Price were joined by SEC Balance Beam Champion Ricki Lebegern and Casey Overton.
Since the 2000 season, Alabama has averaged 11 honorees per season, including a program high 15 honors for the Tide’s 2002 NCAA Championship season.