Alabama junior Ria Domier, a 2010 DHS graduate and an eight-year standout for the local Davis Diamonds gymnastics club, is headed to the NCAA Gymnastics Championships, where the Greiner Athlete of the Week will represent the Crimson Tide and be honored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Domier, an engineering major who is a two-time Scholastic All-American and member of the Tide’s 2011 and 2012 NCAA title teams, was recently announced as one of two Alabama students honored as a Goldwater Scholar.
The scholarship is awarded on academic merit from a field of 1,107 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
“Ria has been a star in the classroom from the moment she set foot on this campus,” said Charles L. Karr, dean of engineering at Alabama. “She has also been quite active in the research lab. As impressed as I have been with Ria Domier the student, I am more impressed with Ria Domier the person. She is humble, caring, and compassionate. She is exactly the sort of young person we work so hard to bring to the University of Alabama.
“It is so nice to see quality people like Ria recognized on the national stage.”