Gymnastics by the numbersBy Jason Galloway | 04/03/2011 10:08pm
- Alabama – 197.275
- Illinois – 195.925
- Penn State – 195.85
- Auburn – 195.6
- Kentucky – 195.175
- Central Michigan – 195.075
4 | Kayla Hoffman owned four of the six scores of 9.9 or higher by all-around competitors of the six teams at regionals Saturday.
29 | Alabama has advanced to 29 straight NCAA Championships.
26 | The Crimson Tide has won 26 Regional Championships, the most all time.
6 | Alabama has scored higher than 197 in six of its last seven meets after scoring less than 197 in each of its first five meets.
42 | When Alabama begins play in Cleveland at the NCAA Championships on April 15, it will be the Tide’s first competition outside the state of Alabama in 42 days.
4 | The Tide scored the four highest team scores of the meet. Alabama’s worst score (49.25’s on vault and bars) was better than every other team’s best score.
Geralen Stack-Eaton’s 9.95 on beam not only finished Saturday’s competition for the Tide, it was the last of a streak of four straight routines that scored 9.9 or higher. The 49.5 team beam score was the best segway to the NCAA Championships Alabama could have asked for.
Alabama did not take its competition lightly. While other No. 1 seeds were on the ropes during Saturday’s regionals, the Tide understood what was at stake and took care of business.
Gymnast of the Meet:
Kayla Hoffman – The senior was spectacular in her final meet in Coleman Coliseum. She scored two 9.9’s and two 9.925’s to win the all-around title with a 39.65, just .025 shy of her career-best all-around score.
Quote of the meet:
“There’s really no limit. It’s all within our reach. Just doing the best we can do at each meet is all we can really do. The outcome will take care of itself.”
- Senior Kayla Hoffman