Alabama's Hoffman named SEC female athlete of the year

Kayla Hoffman, the Tide gymnast who led the school to a national title and survived the April 27 tornado, was honored by the SEC today.

Named the SEC female athlete of the year, Hoffman is the sixth from Alabama to earn the honor. Jeana Rice, also a gymnast, was the last to win the female award in 2004 while Mark Ingram was the male winner last year.

Hoffman was named the NCAA gymnast of the year on the same day she narrowly escaped the EF-4 tornado that hit Tuscaloosa in April. Read about that here in the Sports Illustrated story.

Read more for the complete history of the SEC award.

SEC Athlete of the Year Award:

2011 – John-Patrick Smith, Tennessee (tennis) and Kayla Hoffman, Alabama (gymnastics)

2010 – Mark Ingram, Alabama (football) and Susan Jackson, LSU (gymnastics)

2009 – Tim Tebow, Florida (football) and Courtney Kupets, Georgia (gymnastics)

2008 – Tim Tebow, Florida (football) and Candace Parker, Tennessee (basketball)

2007 – David Price, Vanderbilt (baseball) and Monica Abbott, Tennessee (softball)

2006 – Xavier Carter, LSU (track & field) and Seimone Augustus, LSU (basketball)

2005 – Ryan Lochte, Florida (swimming) and Kirsty Coventry, Auburn (swimming);

2004 – Alistair Cragg, Arkansas (cross country/track) and Jeana Rice, Alabama (gymnastics)

2003 – Alistair Cragg, Arkansas (cross country/track) and LaToya Thomas, Mississippi State (basketball);

2002 – Walter Lewis, LSU (track & field) and Andree’ Pickens, Alabama (gymnastics);

2001 – Matias Boeker, Georgia (tennis) and Amy Yoder Begley, Arkansas (cross country/track);

2000 – Kip Bouknight , South Carolina (baseball) and Kristy Kowal, Georgia (swimming);

1999 – Tim Couch, Kentucky (football) and Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee (basketball);

1998 – Peyton Manning, Tennessee (football) and Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee (basketball);

1997 – Danny Wuerffel, Florida (football) and Trinity Johnson, South Carolina (softball);

1996 – Danny Wuerffel, Florida (football) and Saudia Roundtree, Georgia (basketball);

1995 – Todd Helton, Tennessee (baseball) and Jenny Hansen, Kentucky (gymnastics);

1994 – Corliss Williamson, Arkansas (basketball) and Nicole Haislett, Florida (swimming);

1993 – Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky (basketball) and Nicole Haislett, Florida (swimming);

1992 – Shaquille O’Neal, LSU (basketball) and Vicki Goetze, Georgia (golf);

1991 – Shaquille O’Neal, LSU (basketball) and Daedra Charles, Tennessee (basketball);

1990 – Alec Kessler, Georgia (basketball) and Dee Foster, Alabama (gymnastics);

1989 – Derrick Thomas, Alabama (football) and Bridgette Gordon, Tennessee (basketball);

1988 – Will Perdue, Vanderbilt (basketball) and Dara Torres, Florida (swimming);

1987 – Cornelius Bennett, Alabama (football) and Lillie Leatherwood, Alabama (track and field);

1986 – Bo Jackson, Auburn (football) and Jennifer Gillom, Ole Miss (basketball);

1985 – Will Clark, Mississippi State (baseball) and Penney Hauschild, Alabama (gymnastics);

1984 – Terry Hoage, Georgia (football) and Tracy Caulkins, Florida (swimming);

1983 – Herschel Walker, Georgia (football/track and field);

1982 – Buck Belue, Georgia (football/baseball);

1981 – Rowdy Gaines, Auburn (swimming);

1980 – Kyle Macy, Kentucky (basketball);

1979 – Reggie King, Alabama (basketball);

1978 – Jack Givens, Kentucky (basketball);

1977 – Larry Seivers, Tennessee (football);

1976 – Harvey Glance, Auburn (track and field)

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