No. 1 Tide Gymnasts Head To SEC Meet

The Alabama gymnastics team finished the regular season Friday with a win over Michigan and heads into the championship season as the nation's No. 1 ranked team. This week marks the fourth week in a row and seventh week overall that the Crimson Tide has held the top spot in the rankings.



Alabama is also ranked No. 1 on the vault, second on the floor exercise and balance beam and third on the uneven bars. Oklahoma and UCLA are second and third respectively again while Florida and Georgia flip-flopped places this week with the Gators moving to fourth and the Bulldogs dropping to fifth.

The Tide is headed to the Southeastern Conference Championships where half of the nation's top-10 will be in action. In addition to No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Florida and No. 5 Georgia, the conference features No. 8 Arkansas, No. 10 LSU, No. 15 Auburn and No. 18 Kentucky.

Individually, senior Morgan Dennis is ranked seventh in the all-around, second on the floor exercise, sixth on the vault and 17th on the balance beam. Sophomore Ashley Priess is 11th in the all-around, fifth on the balance beam and ninth on the uneven bars.

Senior Kassi Price is 15th on the uneven bars. Junior Kayla Hoffman is 17th on the vault and 19th on the uneven bars while sophomore Geralen Stack-Eaton is 17th on the vault and 23rd on the uneven bars.

The SEC Championships will be held, for the first time, in Jacksonville, Fla. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena this Saturday at 3 p.m. CDT and will be televised, on a tape-delayed basis, on ESPN2.

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