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Alabama Gymnastics Team​ Wins Another SEC Championship

Aja Sims struts her stuff.
Aja Sims struts her stuff.
Alabama Athletic Communications

After long-time and legendary Bama coach Sarah Patterson retired last summer, some observers in the sport thought the Alabama Gymnastics dynasty was over. But up stepped Dana Duckworth and led this team the 2015 SEC Gymnastics Championship in her first season as coach.

Kaitlyn Clark and Carley Sims led the Tide with 9.950 performances on the vault and floor exercise, respectively. Strong 9.90 scores on the uneven bars from Lauren Beers and Aja Sims helped Alabama stay in front of the No. 1 seed Florida Gators.


  1. Alabama 197.525
  2. LSU 197.450
  3. Florida 197.400
  4. Auburn 196.925
  5. Georgia 196.000
  6. Arkansas 195.950
  7. Missouri 195.700
  8. Kentucky 195.025

This is the Tide's ninth SEC Championship: 1988, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015.


NCAA Regionals, Auburn, AL, April 4, 2015.
Alabama stays in-state. They will compete with host Auburn, Minnesota, Iowa, Maryland, George Washington.
LSU is the top seed in Ames, Iowa. Florida tops the West Virginia regional. UGA goes to Berkley, CA behind Utah.

Regional locations: Ames, Iowa ~ Auburn, Ala. ~ Berkeley, Calif. ~ Columbus, Ohio ~ Morgantown, Va. ~ Norman, Okla.