After a thrilling victory over the defending NCAA Champion Florida Gators, the Alabama Gymnastics team faces #10 Stanford this week.
"Stanford is really good so we can't afford a let down from that high against Florida," UA head coach Sarah Patterson said. "Because if we do, that team is talented enough to jump up and bite us. We need to keep this momentum going, and not just from a student-athlete standpoint, but also in terms of our fans. There's no doubt that they helped lift us up against Florida and we need that the rest of the way."
This meet is also Academic Achievement Night. Alabama Gymnastics will honor all elementary school students in the Tuscaloosa City and County Schools who made A/B honor roll with free admission to the meet.
"I am so proud of the success we've earned in the classroom over the years," Patterson said. "Our ladies work very hard to be the best they can academically and I think that shows. That's one of the reasons why Friday's Academic Achievement Night is so great. We love the chance to honor Tuscaloosa students who have excelled in the classroom."
There are still plenty of seats available, so head out to Coleman and enjoy a great night of gymnastics.
As always fans can follow along via live scoring. The live radio broadcast is on WVUA and can be streamed. The meet begins at 7:30pm CT, the broadcast usually starts about ten minutes before the official start.
Here’s hoping for 24 sticks on the landings and a win for our ladies.
Short and sweet this week, y'all. Twenty first graders and a state-wide campaign are interfering with my gump time. Next week is the last meet of the regular season, and it's the big one. The Iron Bowl of Gymnastics, Part II. Go ahead and make plans to be in Coleman for Victory #109.