Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Newest Member of The Tide
Sarah Patterson must have been buying some magenta hair dye trying to cover up the grays she's gotten trying to replace Morgan Dennis on floor. While Morgan was a bit of a second rate Miles/Pickens Vault and Floor anchor, she was a reliable competitor. Ashley Sledge hasn't looked to be quite ready to rock a 9.950 week-in-week-out and Jordan Moore is recovering from surgery to insert a rod in her leg. Diandra Milliner, who graduated from high school a semester early to join the squad, is the perfect gymnast to fill that role. She won vault at the 2009 and 2010 JO Nationals and earned a floor title in 2010 as well. She finished second all-around in '09. Diandra is heading to T-Town after the holidays.
As much as it pains me to say it, Alabama is a force to be reckoned with this season. Their freshmen will have plenty of competitive experience by the time Ashley Priess and Jordan Moore return to full strength just prior to post season.