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Bama Gymnastics Springs to Super Six Competition

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"For the University of Alabama the goal is always to be on the floor the last night of the season with an opportunity to win the national championship," Patterson said. "So for us to be moving forward ... we are ecstatic."

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The excitement was high as senior Ashley Sledge started the competition off last night with a 9.8 on the uneven bars. Senior Becca Alexin scores a 9.8 on the uneven bars as the Tide's second routine of the night.

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Led by junior Sarah DeMeo's 9.875 and senior Ashley Priess 9.9, Alabama scored a 49.275 on the uneven bars to start things off.

Diandra Milliner lead off the Tide on the balance beam in rotation three. Sophomore Kayla Williams hit a 9.9 on the balance beam tying the top score on the beam for the night. Alabama scored a 49.275 on the beam led by Kayla Williams 9.9 and 9.85s from Milliner, DeMeo and Jacob.

Through three rotations, Alabama was the only team score 9.8 or better for every routine. Scores were very tight last night as Alabama started the fifth rotation on the floor exercise.

Ashley Priess led the Tide off with a 9.8 on the floor exercise. Sophomore Lora Leigh Frost scored a 9.85 on the floor exercise. Junior Kim Jacob scored a 9.925 on the floor exercise in the 5th spot, I-pcxhkqc-l_mediumDiandra Milliner scored 9.95. Alabama scored a total 49.450 on the floor exercise.

Led by a trio of 9.9s, Alabama scored a 49.35 on the vault and 197.350 overall. With that Alabama advances to the Super Six for the 19th time since the format started in 1993. UA has been to more Super 6 Finals than any other team.

Junior Diandra Milliner's 9.95 on the floor exercise was the highest score of either session on the floor.

The NCAA Super Six Team Finals get underway Saturday at 4 p.m. PDT in the New Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus. Alabama will start the 2013 Super Six Team Finals on a bye before opening on the floor exercise. The SEC is well represented in the Super Six, I can't wait to cheer on the girls this evening... They'll be competing with Oklahoma and Michigan from their session & from the first session LSU, Florida and UGA. Thank you all for your support and until this evening,

Roll Tide, Y'all!!

Team Standing

Session


Place


Team


Score


2

1

Alabama

197.350

2

2

Oklahoma

197.200

2

2

UCLA

197.200

2

4

Michigan

196.850

2

5

Utah

196.200

2

6

Arkansas

196.150