The Crimson Tide is one of the original powerhouses of NCAA gymnastics and of the SEC, counting six national championships and nine SEC titles. The team was led by Sarah and David Patterson for 36 years before handing the program over in the summer of 2014 to Dana Duckworth, former Alabama gymnast and assistant coach, and Bryan Raschilla. Duckworth and Raschilla led the team to an SEC title during their first season in charge, hence showcasing a seamless transition. In addition to its gymnastics excellence, Alabama draws more fans than most women’s sports teams with an average of 12,000+ in attendance at home competitions, ranking it third behind Utah gymnastics and South Carolina women’s basketball. This attendance was originally fueled by the fiery rivalry between Sarah Patterson and Georgia’s Suzanne Yoculan, thus creating a very anticipated SEC matchup every year. Famous former competitors include 2004 U.S. Olympian Terin Humphrey as well as Ashley Miles, Kayla Hoffman, Andree Pickens, Dee Foster and Penney Hauschild.

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Past and future rosters

NameYearHometownClub GymSocial Media
Abby ArmbrechtJrMobile, Ala.Planet GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Mackenzie BrannanSrAustin, TexasCapital GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Wynter ChildersSoSpearfish, S.D.Spearfish Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Maddie DeschSoLenexa, Kan.GAGETwitter | Instagram
Kylie DicksonFrSpanish Fort, Ala.All Olympia Gymnastics CenterTwitter | Instagram
Peyton ErnstJrCoppell, TexasTexas Dreams GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Angelina GiancroceJrAiken, S.C.Hayden's International Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Lexi GraberFrCape Coral, Fla.Coast Elite Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Ari GuerraJrLeague City, TexasTexas Dreams GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Nickie GuerreroSrMcKinney, TexasZenith EliteTwitter | Instagram
Bailie KeyFrMontgomery, TexasTexas Dreams GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Alonza KlopferFrBoonton, N.J.North Stars GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Jennie LoebSrAtlantaNorthWind GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Shea MahoneySoAlgonquin, Ill.Legacy Elite GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Kiana WinstonSrFort Worth, TexasTexas Dreams GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram


Dana Duckworth | Head Coach | Fourth (23rd) Season | Twitter | Instagram
Bryan Raschilla | Associate Head Coach | Fourth (22nd) Season | Twitter | Instagram
Bill Lorenz | Assistant Coach | Fourth Season | Twitter | Instagram

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