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Hall’s leadership stands out in improbable career

By James Benedetto – Staff Reporter

The path to being the starting middle blocker for Alabama was a long one for senior Cidavia Hall. She dominated at volleyball and basketball while at Dothan High School. Next, she played at Wallace State, where she led the ACCC in hitting percentage, kills, blocks and was awarded the ACCC Player of the Year. Hall battled back from an injury and led Alabama to its best start in program history.

‘Old man’ Norris finds his rhythm in final season

By Ben Stansell – Assistant Sports Editor

As the oldest member of Alabama’s basketball team, Riley Norris took on a leadership role this season. One of the first players to come in off the bench, Norris hit key shots to help lead the Crimson Tide down the stretch.

Alabama iron man Ross Pierschbacher set to tie FBS record

By James Ogletree – Staff Writer

This year, senior Ross Pierschbacher tied the FBS record for most starts in a career, tying J.K. Scott with 57. After playing left guard, Pierschbacher moved to center, replacing Bradley Bozeman. This change was brought by the coaching staff’s belief in his ability to handle the transition.

Hentges’ team-first attitude earns permanent honor

By Cody Estremera – Sports Editor

Coming in as a highly touted recruit, Hale Hentges had to sit behind a future first-round pick. He developed into a block-first tight end. As he developed, he became an all-around team player, demonstrated by his numerous key blocks.

Emma Thomson brings family legacy to field

By Johnathan Anderson – Staff Writer

The daughter of Supertramp bassist Dougie Thomson, Emma Thomson had a childhood that few could imagine, traveling around behind the stage at rock concerts. After transferring to Alabama from Penn State, Thomson made an impact on the pitch for the Crimson Tide.

Daniell embraces leadership role in senior season

By Jack Kennedy – Contributing Writer

Since she was 5 years old, Andie Daniell dreamed of playing tennis at a high level. During her four-year career at Alabama, she’s done just that. Daniell has earned numerous honors in a Crimson Tide uniform, including making the 2018 All-SEC team. Daniell continued to lead Alabama in her senior season at the No. 1 spot.