Two Tide Gymnasts Earn All-America

A pair of Alabama gymnasts earned regular-season All-America honors the National Associate of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women announced on Friday.

Alabama junior Lauren Beers and Crimson Tide senior Kaitlyn Clark earned two first-team and three second-team honors between them for a total of five. Beers earned first-team honors in the all-around and second team honors on the uneven bars and floor exercise while Clark was first team on the balance beam and second team on the vault.

The NACGC/W Regular Season All-America honors are based on the final regional qualifying scores of the season with the those ranked in the top eight (including ties) on each event and in the all-around, earning first team and those ranked in the next eight (including ties) being named second team. Beers earned regular season All-America honors on the vault last season.

Beers and Clark were also named to the All-Southeastern Conference team earlier this week - along with junior Carley Sims and sophomore Keely McNeer - after leading the Crimson Tide to the 2015 SEC Championship in Duluth, Ga., last Saturday.

Postseason All-America honors are detremined by individual finishes in the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships. Those that finish in the top four (including ties) of a session earn first-team honors while those finishing in the next four (including ties) earn second team.

The Tide has this weekend off from competition before returning to action Saturday, April 4 in the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship starting at 6 p.m. Ticket information can be found at www.AuburnTigers.com. There will be two buses traveling from Tuscaloosa to the regional on Saturday. One will be the Tuscaloosa Toyota UA Student Bus and the other will be the Medalist Club Fan Bus. For all the details, go to www.gymtide.com.


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