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Alabama has three gymnasts honored with All-America recognition

Alabama’s Kiana Winston, Nickie Guerrero, Aja Sims earn All-America

Alabama gymnast Kiana Winston is one of just three college gymnasts in the nation to earn more than three regular season All-America citations this season. She was one of three Crimson Tide gymnasts earning All-America this year.
The junior from Fort Worth, Texas, earned first team All-America in all-around, balance beam, and floor exercise, and was a second team All-America on uneven bars.
She was joined in All-America recognition by junior Nickie Guerrero earning first team on balance beam and senior Aja Sims a second team All-America on floor exercise.
It is the second year in a row for three Alabama gymnasts to receive regular season All-America honors, which are awarded by the National Associate of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women announced recently.
After earning regular season, first team All-America honors on the uneven bars as a sophomore, Winston now leads the Crimson Tide in regular season first-team honors with four in the five-year history of the award. She is tied with Crimson Tide standouts Lauren Beers and Kim Jacob for the career record with five combined first- and second-team accolades.
In all, eight Alabama gymnasts have earned 26 regular season All-America honors since the award’s inception in 2013.
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.
Postseason All-America honors are determined 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.
Alabama returns to the NCAA Championships for the 35th year in a row this weekend. St. Louis, Mo., will host the championships for the first time in NCAA history Friday and Saturday. The Tide will start the championships in semifinal session II on Friday, starting at 7 p.m. CT.

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