Alabama Gymnastics Releases 2016 Home Schedule
The two-time defending Southeastern Conference Champion Alabama gymnastics team released its home schedule this week, a slate that includes archrival Georgia as well as the 2016 NCAA Regional Championships.
“We have another amazing season lined up,” UA head coach Dana Duckworth said. “It’s a great schedule for our ladies and our amazing fans, so I hope everyone will get their tickets now. There is nothing like an Alabama gymnastics meet in our arena in front of the best fans in the world. They are our biggest and baddest competitive advantage.”
Tickets for the Crimson Tide’s regular season as well as the NCAA Regional Championships are on sale now through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum and online at RollTide.com. The rest of Alabama’s schedule, along with start times for all its meets home and away, will be released once the SEC Network schedule is finalized in the coming weeks.
“We have six newcomers on this team and I can’t wait for them to get out there in front of the Alabama faithful,” Duckworth said. “With the incredible support we get from our fans, I think it’s a definite advantage to have the regional championships at home, especially with so many rookies on our roster.”
The Crimson Tide opens its home slate with the Missouri Tigers on Friday, Jan. 15 and will face Arkansas a week later on Jan. 22. Alabama’s annual Power of Pink meet will be Friday, Feb. 5 against Kentucky, during which fans are encouraged to “think pink and wear pink” to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
Fans will be able to spend part of their Valentine’s Day with the gymnastics team as Alabama hosts West Virginia in a rare Sunday meet in Coleman Coliseum on Feb. 14. Duckworth promises there will be a few surprises when it comes to the Valentine’s Day meet that fans won’t want to miss.
The Tide closes out its regular season home schedule against the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday, Feb. 26. It will be senior night for All-Americans Lauren Beers and Carley Sims as well as gymnastics alumni night.
Alabama will host the regional championships, arguably the most pressure packed meet of the season in terms of advancing to the NCAA Championships final site, for the 14th time on Saturday, April 2.