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Stipend eased Alabama gymnast’s transition to college

In the fall of 2011, University of Alabama women's gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson saw the miscellaneous expense allowance put to good use with one of her student-athletes. She explains why it is important: "There’s a need for it. It’s...

Stipend eased Alabama gymnast’s transition to college

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick NCAA.org For Sarah Patterson, it was a no-brainer. In the fall of 2011, the Alabama athletics administration told all its head coaches that NCAA rules now allowed coaches to give their student-athletes an...

Boundless determination

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A perfect landing

Champion Digital | By Brian Hendrickson Ashley Priess saw the easy path. But it’s the difficult choice that turned the Alabama gymnast into a leader. She stood on the sidelines of the 2011 NCAA championships, both ankles healing from major...

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