Gymnastics


It's over: Alabama gymnastics falls to Auburn, Streak ends at 117

AUBURN - It took more than 36 years, but it finally happened. The No. 4 Alabama gymnastic team’s 117-meet streak over No. 8 Auburn came to an end Friday night as the Tigers celebrated this 197.275 to 197.250 victory. Alabama head coach Dana Duckworth said immediately after the meet, her and associate head coach Bryan Raschilla took a moment to themselves in the locker room to let it all out.


Gymnastics training smart for two-meet weekend

The No. 4 Alabama (3-3) gymnastics team is over halfway through its regular season. With only five meets on its journey to the SEC Championships, the Crimson Tide will get two out of the way this weekend as it travels to No. 8 Auburn on Friday and returns home to host No. 24 West Virginia on Sunday for Valentine’s Day. Coach Dana Duckworth said the season is flying by, and at the midseason mark, the team is its typical banged up self with little things here and there, but nothing out of the ordinary.


Duckworth's history helps her team

The day after Alabama claimed the 1991 NCAA Gymnastics Championship title as a team, then-sophomore Dana Dobransky was to compete individually for the NCAA balance beam title. Dobransky went through her routine without any hiccups.


Gymnastics hosts 12th annual Power of Pink

The University of Alabama campus slowly but surely started to glow pink this past week. The lights are not only a reminder that the 12th annual Power of Pink gymnastics meet is on Friday against No. 25 Kentucky, but more importantly, they are a reminder of why the Power of Pink was started, why this meet matters more than. Former coach Sarah Patterson, who was with Alabama for 36 years before retiring in July 2014, came up with the Power of Pink idea in 2004.


Alabama posts best road score in country in loss to No. 1 Florida Gators

Although its overall score marked a new season-high and the best road score in the country this season, the No. 5 Alabama gymnastics team lost to the No. 1 Florida Gators on Friday night, 198.175 to 197.525. Despite the loss, the Crimson Tide was also able to post the fifth highest balance beam score in school history with a 49.550, and after having three gymnasts fall during their beam performances over a week ago at home against Arkansas, Alabama coach Dana Duckworth was proud of her team regardless of the night’s outcome. “I’m so proud of the persistence, power and fierce grace that our team displayed (Friday night),” she said “We came back from last week’s beam performance, competed like rock stars in front of a very vocal crowd here on the road.” Junior Keely McNeer took the beam first for Alabama and scored a 9.875.


Alabama is unable to overcome poor outing on balance beam and falls to Arkansas

The No. 4 Alabama gymnastics team fell to No. 10 Arkansas for the first time ever in Coleman Coliseum, 196.700 to 196.400. The Crimson Tide had a rough night on the balance beam, having three gymnasts fall during their routines, but it didn’t start out that way. Alabama went into its third rotation, starting on the beam, with a 0.65-point lead over the Razorbacks. “I felt Keely (McNeer) led us off just beautifully,” head coach Dana Duckworth said.


Gymnastics practices true mental toughness

 The legacy has been protected. Now, it needs to be lived. After being coached by Sarah Patterson for 36 seasons, the University of Alabama gymnastics team welcomed Dana Duckworth as its new head coach starting with the 2015 season. Duckworth knew she had some big shoes to fill.