Lauren Beers Earns SEC Citation

In the final week of regular season gymnastics competition, an Alabama athlete was honored by the Southeastern Conference with a Freshman of the Week citation.

Lauren Beers, 5-4, from Warren Center, Pa., was named SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance as Alabama defeated No. 1 Oklahoma last week.

Beers had a career night against the Sooners, winning the vault with a career-best 9.95 and the floor exercise with a career-best 9.9. Her 9.95 on the vault led the Tide to a season-best 49.525 on the vault.

She also made her collegiate debut on the uneven bars, scoring a 9.825 and helping lead the Tide to a season-best 49.425 on the bars.

Beer's scores also helped lead Alabama to its first win at home over a No. 1 ranked team since 2002.

Alabama, ranked third in the nation, next performs in the SEC Championships in Little Rock on Saturday.

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