Ben Stansell

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Lexi Graber makes the most of her opportunity

Nicknames are ingrained in sports culture. Some are earned by athletes through their legendary play, such as Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky; others allude to an athlete’s trademark appearance, like Shaquille “Diesel” O’Neal. It did not take long for freshman Lexi Graber to become known by ...

Alabama hosts annual Power of Pink Meet against Arkansas

This will be Alabama’s 14th annual Power of Pink meet, but it may be the first time that pink will be joined by another emblematic color. As they have all season long, the Crimson Tide gymnasts will continue to honor Brannan’s brother - who is currently fighting stage four Hepatosplenic T-cell Lymphoma ...

Alabama Gymnastics prevails over Missouri despite injuries

If it was any other team, or any other season, Mahoney’s injury would have spelled trouble for the squad relying on her in multiple events. However, Alabama has learned to embrace adversity, having powered through unusual circumstances and untimely injuries throughout its first three meets.

Fight like hell: Mackenzie Brannan competes for her brother

When Mackenzie Brannan dismounts the uneven bars, she transforms into a blur of crimson, white and sparkles. If you look closely enough, however, a hint of green can now be discerned from Alabama’s traditional colors. Once Brannan lands and thrusts her arms upward, freezing in time for a split second, ...

Alabama gymnastics uses new motto as motivation during 2018 season

Alabama’s “The Power of One” mantra encourages each gymnast to focus on her personal ability and how she can utilize that ability to help the team achieve its goals. Both Loeb and Armbrecht’s performances were examples of how the motto manifests itself during competitions.