The Alabama Gymnastics team, which advanced to its 28th consecutive NCAA Championship last Saturday by winning an NCAA-record 25th regional title, will compete in the evening session of the semi-final round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday, April 22 in Gainesville, Fla.
The GymTide is seeded 3rd and will be pursuing their 5th national championship, the 1st since 2002. Of the remaining 11 challengers, Alabama has already faced half in head-to-head meets during the 2010 season, and drew the Thursday evening session which includes SEC Champion Florida. UA beat Florida in February by .0825 but lost by .0175 to the Gators in late March to finish 2nd in the SEC.
Alabama's order of rotation will be vault, bars, beam, floor (with two byes intermixed), a known favorite amongst gymnasts, and the same order that the Tide uses during home meets.
Coach Saban congratulated the team on their accomplishments last Thursday as well as schooled them on The Process when he told them to "Focus on things that you have to focus on to perform your best, and if you perform your best - and everybody can do that - that's going to give you the best opportunity to have the success that you're going to have."
GOOD LUCK GIRLS AND ROLL TIDE!