Black History Month: NCAA Gymnasts 

February 12- Aja Sims

Aja Sims is a former level 10 gymnast who trained at Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics during her club career and is now a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in exercise science.

Pre-collegiate Achievements:

  • Member of USA JO National team 2011-2012
  • 2012 JO National Champion on bars, beam and in the all-around
  • A skill on bars is named after her in the JO code of points (The Sims)
  • Finished second at the 2013 Nastia Liukin Cup

Collegiate Bests:

  • Vault: N/A
  • Bars: 9.950
  • Beam: 9.975
  • Floor: 9.925

Collegiate Achievements (to date):

  • Scholastic All-American 2014 and 2015
  • 2014 NCAA Seattle Regional Balance Beam Champion
  • Recipient of SEC Freshman of the Week during her freshman season (2014)
  • Scored a career best 9.950 on bars (2nd place) at the 2014 SEC Championships 

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