In 1982, the NCAA introduced women’s gymnastics as a championship sport.  Since then only six universities have claimed the overall Division I championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide gymnastics team, coached by Sarah Patterson, gained success and claimed their first title in 1988. Since then the Crimson Tide has gone on to win five more national titles, eight SEC championships, and an NCAA-record 32 Regional championships. 

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

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