By firstname.lastname@example.org (CW Staff)
The No. 3 Alabama gymnastics team lost at No. 6 UCLA 196.550-196.300 on Sunday night.
“It was an awesome environment to start in for this new team,” coach Dana Duckworth said. “We wanted a competition that would help us move forward. When it’s tight, and when it’s exciting and you’re up against a good team, it allows you to hone in on how to get better. We know we’re good, but how are we going to be great? This was a great first meet – round one of 11 meets in our regular season.”
Sophomore Mackenzie Brannan won her collegiate all-around debut with a score of 39.350, and she also won the vault with a score 9.9.
“I’m proud of Mack for going all-around for the first time,” Duckworth said. “That was cool to see.”
Alabama returns to action on Friday, Jan. 15 when the Crimson Tide hosts Missouri.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports