LEXINGTON, KY – The Alabama Gymnastics team won the NCAA Central Regional Championship with a 197.4 at Memorial Coliseum Saturday night, finishing more than a point ahead of second place Nebraska's 195.875.
With the win, Crimson Tide has now won an NCAA-best 25 regional titles and advances to its 28th consecutive NCAA Championship. Following Alabama and Nebraska, Illinois took third with a 195.425, Central Michigan was fourth at 195.125, host-school Kentucky was fifth at 194.975 and Michigan State rounded out the scoring with a 194.475.
Sophomore Geralen Stack-Eaton won the all-around with a 39.55, the second highest score of her career, while classmate Ashley Priess was second with a 39.525, tying her season high.
Stack-Eaton and junior Kayla Hoffman tied for top honors on the vault. Stack-Eaton and senior Kassi Price tied for first on the uneven bars. Priess won the balance beam while senior Morgan Dennis won the floor exercise.