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2014 Season Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 There’s Only One Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Gymnastics Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sooner Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Norman/Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

SEASON REVIEW

2013 Photo Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2013 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 2013 Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

2014 PREVIEW

Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 2014 OU WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS GUIDE

The 2014 Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics Guide was designed and produced by the OU Athletics Communications Department in Norman, Okla., using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

GUIDE DESIGN AND WRITING

Makayla Hipke

THE SOONERS

Gymnast Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

THE STAFF

Head Coach K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Assistant Coach Lou Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Assistant Coach Tom Haley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 University Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

HISTORY

Coaching History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 NCAA History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

PHOTOGRAPHY

Roland Barrett, Amy Pyle, Ty Russell, The Gym Shark Photography and OU Athletics Communications archives

COVER DESIGN

Kelsey Hargens

PUBLICATION EDITORS

Jared Thompson and Karl Anderson

SOONERSPORTS.COM

Visit the official website of University of Oklahoma athletics for the latest news, features, statistics, meet previews and event recaps.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Search “OU_WGymnastics” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at OU gymnastics.

the sooners LARA ALBRIGHT SENIOR

LAUREN ALEXANDER SENIOR

ERICA BREWER JUNIOR

CHAYSE CAPPS FRESHMAN

REBECCA CLARK JUNIOR

REAGAN HEMRY FRESHMAN

CHARITY JONES FRESHMAN

MAILE’ANA KANEWA SOPHOMORE

KEELEY KMIECIAK SOPHOMORE

KARA LOVAN FRESHMAN

MADISON MOORING SENIOR

HUNTER PRICE SOPHOMORE

HALEY SCAMAN SOPHOMORE

HALEY SORENSEN JUNIOR

TAYLOR SPEARS SENIOR

HAYDEN WARD SENIOR

McKENZIE WOFFORD FRESHMAN

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quick facts GENERAL INFORMATION Location.....................................................................Norman, Okla. Enrollment.............................................................................30,753 Founded....................................................................................1890 President....................................................................David L. Boren VP/Athletics Director................................................. Joe Castiglione Nickname.............................................................................Sooners Colors.....................................................................Crimson & Cream Conference..............................................................................Big 12 Arena..................................................................Lloyd Noble Center Capacity.................................................................................12,000 OU’s All-Time Record........................................................588-330-4

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Women’s Gymnastics Contact.................................... Makayla Hipke Email.......................................................................mhipke@ou.edu Phone..................................................................O: (405) 325-8372 ............................................................................ C: (405) 343-4471 Fax...........................................................................(405) 325-7623 SOONERSPORTS.COM For the latest information on OU women’s gymnastics, including stats, standings, notes, photos, video and bios, visit the official website of Oklahoma Athletics at www.SoonerSports.com. PRACTICE POLICY Practices are held at the Sam Viersen Center, directly north and across Imhoff Street from the Lloyd Noble Center. Practices are typically open to the media; however, those who wish to attend must obtain clearance through Makayla Hipke in the Athletics Communications Office prior to the start of practice. Practice generally runs from noon to 4 p.m. The best time to conduct interviews is immediately following practice.

TEAM INFORMATION 2013 Overall Record.................................................................. 34-3 2013 High Score......................................198.375 (vs. UCLA - Feb. 2) Big 12 Finish..............................................................................First NCAA Finish........................................................................... Second Routines Returning/Lost........................................................... 21/3 All-Americans Returning/Lost..................................................... 4/1 COACHING STAFF Head Coach.....................................................................K.J. Kindler Year............................................................................ Eighth Season Alma Mater............................................................ Iowa State, 1992 Record at OU......................................................................184-48-2 Career Record.....................................................................242-74-3 Assistant Coach....................................................................Lou Ball Year............................................................................ Eighth Season Assistant Coach................................................................ Tom Haley Year............................................................................ Eighth Season Women’s Gymnastics Office Phone...........................(405) 325-6876 Women’s Gymnastics Office Fax................................(405) 325-8337

CREDENTIAL REQUESTS Media credentials for home contests at the Lloyd Noble Center should be requested no later than one day prior to the event. Credentials will be issued to working media only. All requests should be directed to Makayla Hipke in the Athletics Communications Office at (405) 325-8372 or by email to mhipke@ou.edu.

SOCIAL MEDIA For behind-the-scenes updates and information about the Sooners, search OU_WGymnastics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS Non-post meet interview requests for athletes and coaches must be arranged through Makayla Hipke in the Athletics Communications Office. All requests should be submitted at least one day in advance of the desired interview time.

POST-MEET INFORMATION Post-meet press conferences will take place in the interview room located off the north tunnel of the Lloyd Noble Center after head coach K.J. Kindler dismisses her athletes. Official score sheets will be available at the scorer’s table.

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roster & schedule NAME

HT. YEAR

HOMETOWN

CLUB

Albright, Lara Alexander, Lauren Brewer, Erica Capps, Chayse Clark, Rebecca Hemry, Reagan Jones, Charity Kanewa, Maile’ana Kmieciak, Keeley Lovan, Kara Mooring, Madison Price, Hunter Scaman, Haley Sorensen, Haley Spears, Taylor Ward, Hayden Wofford, McKenzie

5-2 5-2 4-10 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-2 5-5 5-3 4-8 5-2 5-1 5-3 5-6 5-2 5-5 5-0

Carollton, Texas (Hebron H.S.) Plano, Texas (Plano Senior H.S.) Louisville, Ky. (Sacred Heart Academy) Plano, Texas (Homeschool) Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South H.S.) Norman, Okla. (Norman H.S.) Miami, Okla. (Oklahoma Virtual H.S.) Duluth, Minn. (Duluth Denfeld H.S.) Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central H.S.) Des Moines, Iowa (SE Polk Senior H.S.) Sallisaw, Okla. (Bixby H.S.) Boerne, Texas (Boerne-Samuel V. Champion H.S.) Riverside, Ill. (Riverside Brookside H.S.) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands H.S.) Plano, Texas (Allen H.S.) Norman, Okla. (Norman North H.S.) McKinney, Texas (Abeka Academy)

WOGA Infinite Bounds Champion Gymnastics Infinite Bounds CHASE GAGE Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Dynamo Gymnastics The Gymnastics Academy my-lee-AHN-uh kan-EV-ah Phenom Gymnastics KEE-lee kuh-MEE-check Triad Gymnastics lo-VAHN Dynamo Gymnastics Aerial Athletics Illinois Gymnastics Institute SCAY-man Cypress Academy of Gymnastics WOGA Dynamo Gymnastics Zenith Elite WAHF-ard

Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr.

COACHING STAFF K.J. Kindler (Head Coach) - Eighth Year Lou Ball (Assistant Coach) - Eighth Year Tom Haley (Assistant Coach) - Eighth Year oklahoma women’s gymnastics

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PRONUNCIATION

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME

FRIDAY

JAN. 10

GEORGIA

NORMAN

6:45 P.M.

FRIDAY

JAN. 17

IOWA STATE

NORMAN

6:45 P.M.

Saturday

Jan. 25

at Arizona

Tucson, Ariz.

5 p.m.

Friday

Jan. 31

at Florida

Gainesville, Fla.

6 p.m.

SUNDAY

FEB. 9

LSU

NORMAN

Saturday

Feb. 15

Arizona, Kentucky & LSU*

Fort Worth, Texas

Friday

Feb. 21

Alabama, Michigan & West Virginia+

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Friday

Feb. 28

Illinois

Norman

6:45 p.m.

Friday

March 7

Arizona State

Norman

6:45 p.m.

Sunday

March 9

TWU, Minnesota & Michigan State

Denton, Texas

7 p.m.

Friday

March 14

Arkansas

Fayetteville, Ark.

7 p.m.

Saturday

March 22

Big 12 Championship

Morgantown, W.Va.

3 p.m.

Saturday

April 5

NCAA Regional^

TBA

TBA

Friday-Sunday

April 18-20

NCAA Championships

Birmingham, Ala.

TBA

1:45 P.M. 7 p.m. 6:45 p.m.

* -- Metroplex Challenge at Fort Worth Convention Center + -- Perfect 10 Challenge at Cox Convention Center, hosted by Barn Conner Gymnastics Academy ^ -- Hosted at six regional sites around the country

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three top-three ncaa finishes since 2010 • 10 straight ncaa championsh 64 all-americans • four ncaa individual national champions • 11 78 individual conference champions • 128 academic all-conference honor

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hip appearances • at least seven all-americans every season since 2010 conference titles • seven conference coach of the year awards rees • five academic all-Americans • 66 nacgc scholastic all-Americans

home

Sweet home

the sooners are 60-3 at the lloyd noble center in seven seasons under k.j. kindler. every home meet in 2014 will be televised live on sooner sports tv.

home results under k.j. kindler

2013 1.18 2.22 3.8 3.10 4.7

197.325 198.375 197.875 197.525 197.375

2012 1.27 2.3 2.24 3.2 3.24

196.475 196.475 197.225 197.300 197.475

2011 1.7 1.21 2.18 3.4 3.11 4.2

195.475 195.300 196.425 197.025 196.875 197.350

2010 1.8 2.5 2.12 3.5 3.12

196.250 196.825 196.825 197.950 196.900

2009 1.26 1.30 2.20 3.6

195.625 196.500 196.375 196.125

2008 2.1 2.15 2.29 3.7 3.29 4.12

195.275 196.375 195.650 196.750 195.875 195.875

2007 1.19 3.3 3.17 3.24

196.125 196.725 195.475 197.175

No. 11 Denver No. 5 UCLA No. 16 Arizona No. 9 Stanford North Carolina No. 11 Stanford No. 22 Washington No. 14 Penn State Iowa Southern Utah

W W W W W W W W W W

193.625 197.200 196.125 196.000 195.300 196.800 195.925 195.875 194.475 194.850

No. 20 North Carolina St. No. 9 Nebraska No. 25 Minnesota Centenary No. 21 Michigan TWU No. 5 Alabama No. 19 Missouri Iowa State

W L W W W W W W W

194.075 196.750 194.625 188.600 196.300 194.650 197.150 196.025 196.025

No. 11 Arkansas No. 6 Oregon State No. 23 Denver Centenary Missouri No. 13 Ohio State No. 17 Illinois TWU Michigan State No. 7 Utah No. 17 Washington North Carolina New Hampshire Missouri

W W W W W W W W W W W W W W

195.075 194.650 194.300 187.625 195.225 196.100 195.400 193.425 194.800 196.475 195.300 195.225 194.500 194.175

No. 4 Florida No. 10 Nebraska TWU No. 16 Iowa State No. 1 Alabama No. 25 Washington

W W W W W W

195.275 196.225 192.575 196.225 197.275 195.800

No. 8 Arkansas No. 21 Minnesota Brown No. 13 Missouri No. 18 West Virginia Illinois State TWU

L W W W W W W

196.900 195.675 185.950 196.225 195.250 191.750 191.300

No. 12 Nebraska Iowa State TWU No. 11 Auburn Iowa State No. 18 Missouri No. 14 Nebraska No. 4 Alabama No. 19 Arizona State No. 16 Boise State No. 24 Illinois SEMO

W W W W W W W L W W W W

194.950 193.675 189.350 195.900 195.775 195.225 194.975 197.300 193.200 194.400 195.425 193.850

Missouri Central Michigan TWU Iowa Pittsburgh

W W W W W

193.825 191.025 192.425 193.825 194.075

sam viersen center A state-of-the-art 7,000 square-foot addition and a complete overhaul of the existing Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center was finalized in the spring of 2010, ensuring that the home of Oklahoma Gymnastics remains one of the nation’s premier collegiate training facilities. Funded entirely by private donations without the use of any state or university appropriated funds, the project included a complete renovation of the current gym, locker rooms, sports medicine training rooms and the awards recognition room. A new storage area, a reconfiguration of foam and resi pits and an outdoor patio also highlight the renovation. Parking was also added on the North end of the facility. Along with the existing structure that bared its name, the Viersen Family Foundation provided an additional commitment to help fund the latest renovation. “Oklahoma’s commitment to the Sam Viersen facility project enhances what is already an amazing experience for our student-athletes,” said OU women’s gymnastics head coach K.J. Kindler. One of only a handful of freestanding, co-ed college gyms in the country, the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center is located just north of the Lloyd Noble Center.

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sports medicine and oklahoma athletics The Oklahoma Athletics Department feels a strong responsibility to help its athletes reach and maintain their optimum health and achieve conditioning goals. For this reason, OU has developed excellent training and conditioning programs to lessen the possibility of injuries. However, should injuries occur, the department is committed to a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

health for OU student-athletes through preventative medicine and post-injury treatment and rehabilitation. Head athletic trainer Scott Anderson says the addition to the Barry Switzer Center has allowed the university to upgrade to a new edition of rehabilitation equipment that can best benefit the student-athletes.

Complete athletically-related medical services are provided to Oklahoma student-athletes by team physicians and OU’s certified athletic trainers. The University of Oklahoma obtains the services of the best medical consultants available.

From simple therobands to taping tables, the facility offers everything a school can have or hope to have. The Sooner training room is equipped to perform isokinetic joint evaluation for preventive medicine and for post-injury rehabilitation. The therapy room is supplied with the latest modalities on the market.

The base of operation for the Sooners’ medical care is the state-of-the-art Henry J. Freede, M.D. Sports Medicine Center in the Barry Switzer Center. The 10,000-square-foot sports medicine facility within the Barry Switzer Center treats athletes from all 21 sports, ensuring the best possible

“The addition of space is the greatest benefit,” says Anderson. “This space allows for dedicated rehabilitation and consultation to the athletes. An option with the facility is the water rehabilitation area. The athlete stands in a pool of water that is adjusted to his or her own physical needs.

Cameras are then placed where physicians can monitor the progress made by the athlete on his or her road to recovery.” A total team effort is the key to OU’s efficiency in preventing, treating and rehabilitating injuries sustained by student-athletes. These measures keep Sooner athletes at their highest level of performance as they compete for championships. “Sports medicine is a team effort,” says Anderson. “The stated goal of athletic training at Oklahoma is, first of all, care for the student-athletes, thereby granting our sports a competitive advantage and ultimately greater esteem for the entire program. “To that end we are blessed with a full complement of selfsacrificing medical professionals working on a regular basis with our training staff.”

Becky Switzer team room

Along with the renovation that was completed in the spring of 2010, a new state-of-the-art team conference room was constructed and dedicated during the 2008 competition season. Named after legendary Oklahoma women’s gymnastics coach Becky Switzer, the meeting room provides a

pioneering facility for team meetings, video review sessions and team building activities. Complete with a plasma TV, wood floors, custom cabinetry, custom gymnastics artwork and computer workstations, this addition provides an area for the team to unite.

BECKY SWITZER & KELLY GARRISON HEAD COACH (1984-2001)

SEVEN-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

Champions academic excellence

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academic all-big 12 picks With seven Academic All-Big 12 selections in 2013, OU now has 46 total honorees under Kindler. It was the seventh straight season that at least five OU gymnasts have earned the honor. Oklahoma’s 2013 selections were Lara Albright, Lauren Alexander, Rebecca Clark, Madison Mooring, Kayla Nowak, Brie Olson and Taylor Spears. Albright was the lone conference gymnast to post a perfect 4.0 grade-point average, the second time in two seasons she has done so.

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scholastic all-americans Six members of the 2013 OU squad earned Scholastic All-America honors from the NACGC in August. It was the seventh consecutive season that a Kindler-led squad has had at least five gymnasts earn the award. Under Kindler, OU has 43 academic awards from the NACGC. OU’s 2013 award winners were Lara Albright, Rebecca Clark, Natasha Kelley, Bethany Neubauer, Kayla Nowak and Haley Scaman.

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academic all-americans Rebecca Clark’s selection in 2013 gave OU five Academic All-Americans in program history and four under head coach K.J. Kindler. Clark is the fourth Sooner in eight years to earn athletic and academic All-America status in the same season.

conference recognition The Sooners have had at least two first team Academic All-Big 12 members all 16 years of the conference’s existence. Five or more Sooners have been named to the team every season of K.J. Kindler’s tenure as head coach at Oklahoma, including a conference-best seven honorees in 2013.

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The Sooners continued their annual tradition of participating in Race for the Cure in Oklahoma City last October. The event races money and awareness for breast cancer research and education for women in Oklahoma and around the nation. The Sooners served as audience members for the race, cheering on participants throughout the course.

washington elementary The Oklahoma gymnastics team is working in partnership with Washington Elementary School in Norman this season, reading and helping students with homework every week. Groups of OU gymnastics members visit the school each week to help any way they can, with each team member giving back to the elementary school at least once a month.

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in the classroom and the community

moore, okla. clean-up Following the impact of the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., last May, members of the team descended on the community to help clean up debris in any way they could. Coaches, gymnasts and support staff assisted with clean-up in neighborhoods around Moore just days after the tornado struck.

sooners in the community OU lives by a clear and strong motto in dealing with its student-athletes...Inspiring Champions for Today, Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow. To fulfill that promise, the athletics department and student-athletes take an active role in a number of community service projects. Sooner studentathletes are exposed to life outside of sports and school work with opportunities to serve and help others. The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes from all 21 intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of Oklahoma. The group coordinates community service programs for the Sooners each month.

“Giving back is something that benefits us as much as those we’re helping,” says OU head women’s gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler. “It brings us back to reality and makes us realize that there is more to life than collegiate athletics.”

“I want our student-athletes to learn through their experience here,” says Coale, “how important it is to volunteer to be a part of whatever community they decide to reside in when their playing days are over.”

Oklahoma women’s basketball teams have been extremely active in the community since head coach Sherri Coale’s arrival in 1996. In addition to projects with the United Way, Coaches vs. Cancer, Mission of Hope for Haiti and Food and Shelter for Friends, Coale implemented the Sooner Big Sis Program which places women’s basketball players at elementary schools in Norman to serve as mentors and teachers’ aides.

Oklahoma’s student-athletes recognize that wearing the Crimson and Cream means representing a popular sports program and themselves as individuals. They are encouraged to respond to a public that adores them, while learning important lessons about making a positive impact in the lives of others and in the community in which they live.

flagship of excellence The University of Oklahoma is experiencing a golden era in the history of a great institution. The quality of new students is soaring and donor confidence is at an all-time high. Over the last 17 years, OU’s total endowment has grown to $1.8 billion, more than fi ve fold since 1994. President David L. Boren has spurred signifi cant changes that have resulted in a learning environment of the highest order. As a result, the state of Oklahoma enjoys resources that impact everything from medical science to the arts for many years to come. The University of Oklahoma has long embraced the great tradition of Sooner athletics. With competitive facilities all located on the main campus, including several near the heart of the university, student-athletes and their classmates mingle comfortably in an environment that fosters an attitude of excellence, regardless of the endeavor. Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except healthrelated fields. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges.

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the university of

Oklahoma

did you know? • OU ranks No. 1 in the nation among all public universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. • The Princeton Review ranks OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. • OU has achieved the Carnegie Foundation’s highest tier of research activity classifi cation, the fi rst time a public institution in Oklahoma has received this outstanding recognition. • OU students achieved the highest graduation rate in state history for a public university – a record high of 67.8 percent for the freshman class that entered in 2005. • OU’s $250 million Campaign for Scholarships has reached more than $230 million. The success of the campaign has allowed OU to more than double its private scholarships. • OU is a leader among all American universities in international exchange and study abroad programs. OU currently offers programs in over 50 countries and 100 cities in six continents, and one in four OU students study abroad. Students from 120 countries are enrolled at OU. • OU has produced 29 Rhodes Scholars; no other university in Oklahoma has had more than three. • OU’s entrepreneurship program in the Price College of Business ranks in the top five in the nation among all public universities. • OU continues to break private fundraising records, with more than $2 billion in gifts and pledges since 1994. These funds have provided dramatic capital improvements, the growth in faculty endowment and student scholarships.

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the path to

#1 : ASSESSMENT

Graduation

The levels of academic preparation, educational orientation and career interests for all incoming student-athletes are evaluated. A staff learning specialist administers a variety of academic skills and career interest assessments. Individual academic support plans are then tailored to match a student-athlete’s academic skills and career interests. Furthermore, all new student-athletes are required to participate in a University orientation, which includes assessment in mathematics placement and foreign language, among others.

#2: SKILL DEVELOPMENT

A comprehensive tutoring program of approximately 60 tutors provides one-to-one and small-group instruction. Student-athletes are assisted with study skills, problemsolving techniques and specific course material. Athletic Student Life Office counselors may recommend tutors or a student-athlete may request one independently. The Study Skills Center provides student-athletes with assistance in college reading strategies and individual instruction for reading improvement. Meanwhile, the Thompson Writing Center offers a dynamic, positive atmosphere to help student-athletes generate ideas and strategies for writing assignments. Consultants help student-athletes organize papers, review grammatical basics, develop proofreading and library research skills, and design resumes. A learning specialist regularly conducts time management and study skills workshops. The staff’s goal is to help student-athletes become independent writers and learners in the academic environment. Understanding computers and having access to them on a regular basis are essential to today’s successful student. The two Athletic Computer Centers, also located in the Prentice Gautt Academic Center, provide student-athletes with computer knowledge and access. The Athletic Computer Centers are open six days a week with extended hours offered during peak times. The Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center was established to assist student-athletes with speaking, listening, reading and writing in different languages. The Center, coordinated by a Modern Languages department instructor, offers a top-notch multimedia environment for all foreign language instruction. Realizing the increasing role mathematics plays in society today, the Prentice Gautt Academic Center aims to help all student-athletes achieve an understanding of math and related topics in their course work. The Mathematics Center offers regular instruction for student-athletes placed in preparatory mathematics courses and tutorial consultation in all math and statistics courses.

At OU, non-athletic career preparation is enhanced through workshops in resume development, job search strategies, interviewing skills and graduate school preparation assistance. The Sooner Career Program is dedicated to educating student-athletes about the world of work and providing a transition from college athletics to their first careers. The program includes the OU Career Fair, career information seminars, opportunities for summer internships in various fields, an employment referral service and mentorship opportunities for graduating student-athletes. Effective communication well is an essential skill in successful personal and professional interaction for OU student athletes. The OU Communications Center offers training for effective oral communication and media relations. A working media conference room featuring a stage and modern audio-visual systems is available in a state-of-the-art communications center.

#3: COUNSELING

Student-athletes receive caring, professional support from Dr. Gerald Gurney and his staff at all levels. This support may take several forms, including career choice, academic or personal decisions. Four professional athletic academic counselors are present to help student-athletes through the educational process. Approximately one counselor per 100 student-athletes is available to assist the student-athletes with planning class schedules, choosing degree programs and setting personal and academic goals. Course attendance and course performance are checked a minimum of four times per semester for each student-athlete participating in the intercollegiate athletic program. The personal health and nutritional needs of studentathletes are monitored by the OU Sports Medicine staff of physicians and certified athletic trainers. The Jefferson Dining Hall makes every effort to accommodate the special dietary requirements of OU student-athletes.

#4 : FACULTY RELATIONS

The faculty guest program’s purpose is to enhance the athletic department’s relationship with the faculty and staff. Faculty members are selected to be guest coaches for the week in all sports throughout the academic year. During that time, the faculty guests are provided with a list of planned activities that are designed to give them an opportunity to experience various aspects of the athletic department’s operations and introduce them to studentathlete lifestyles and expectations.

#5 : RESIDENT LIFE

Student-athletes reside in a variety of University housing environments, including the Sooner Housing Center. The Sooner Housing Center, managed by Athletic Student Life staff, is located across the street from Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. It provides a living environment that is conducive to the academic and personal development of student-athletes. The Sooner Housing Center was the winner of the 1998 President’s Trophy for the outstanding housing center on the OU campus and was recognized for its contribution to academic excellence, innovative programming and campus diversity. The Sooner Housing Center was also selected as the President’s Trophy runner-up in 1997 and 2000.

#7: LIFE SKILLS AND MORE

OU is a member of the NCAA’s Life Skills Program and is dedicated to contributing to the growth and development of student-athletes through academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, community service and career development. The OU Athletic Student Life program places special emphasis upon recognition of outstanding academic performances by student-athletes. Scholar-athletes with a 3.0 GPA and above are recognized each semester at halftime of a football or men’s basketball game. An awards banquet is held in the Spring to recognize scholar-athletes and special award winners. Graduating student-athletes receive recognition prior to OU’s graduation ceremonies in May at a reception. Each is given an “O” ring, representing their athletic participation and graduation from the University of Oklahoma. All scholarship student-athletes who exhaust their eligibility within eight semesters may receive an additional year of financial aid within a six-year period. Student-athlete leaders from each sport comprise the Student-Athlete Advisory Board, which aims to improve communication with the Athletics Department and University administration regarding student-athletes’ needs and concerns. The Student-Athlete Advisory Board developed a community outreach partnership with the Oklahoma Youth Center, a local residential facility for physically, mentally and sexually abused children. The board also designs programs that encourage excellence in academics and social responsibility and serve to represent student-athletes on campus-wide committees.

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OKLAHOMA TRADITIONS

The University of Oklahoma has a long and storied history. The rich tradition has given birth to some of the most recognized pageantry in all of college athletics. Here is a look at the origin of some of the elements that create the wonderful atmosphere so unique to OU:

SOONERS

College sports fans are hard-pressed to find a nickname that is as unique and as tied in to a state’s history as a Sooner. The University of Oklahoma is the only school known as Sooners and those who claim that they are Sooners say it with pride. The Oklahoma Territory opened with the Land Run of 1889. Settlers from across the globe, seeking free land, made their way to the prairies of the plains to stake their claim. One of the few rules to claiming a lot of land was that all participants were to start at the same time, on the boom of a cannon. All settlers who started then were labeled as “Boomers” and the ones who went early were called “Sooners.” OU athletic teams were called either Rough Riders or Boomers for 10 years before the current Sooner nickname emerged in 1908. The university actually derived its name from a pep club called “The Sooner Rooters.” The success of University of Oklahoma athletics teams over the years has made the nickname synonymous with winning.

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BOOMER SOONER

One of the most recognizable college fight songs in the country, Boomer Sooner immediately evokes enthusiasm from OU fans and sends chills down the spines of those who dare to oppose them. In 1905, Arthur M. Alden, a student in history and physiology whose father was a Norman jeweler, wrote the lyrics to the fight song, borrowing the tune from Yale University’s Boola Boola but improvising the words. A year later, an addition was made to it from North Carolina’s I’m a Tarheel Born and the two combined to form today’s university fight song. Though the tune was first made known by Yale, the everlasting success of Sooner squads has taken the melody of Boomer Sooner to national popularity. Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, OK U! Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, OK U! I’m a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead Rah Oklahoma, Rah Oklahoma Rah Oklahoma, OK U!

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MASCOTS

The Sooner Schooner is a Conestoga, or covered wagon, reminiscent of the mode of travel used by pioneers who settled Oklahoma. The Schooner is powered by matching white ponies named Boomer and Sooner, and it ventures onto Owen Field in a triumphant victory ride after OU scores. Although the Schooner was introduced in 1964, it did not become the official mascot until 1980. The Schooner is wellrecognized by college athletics fans across the country and makes regular appearances at university functions. During OU football and baseball games from 1915-1928, Mex the Dog wore a red sweater with a letter “O” on the side. Mex died of old age on April 30, 1928, and he was so popular among students and faculty that the university closed for his funeral and procession on May 2, 1928. In the fall of 2005, the OU Athletics Deparment introduced costumed mascots. The new characters will act as an extension of the Sooner Schooner and its horses to be enjoyed by fans -- especially children -- at all OU athletics contests. The costumes feature traditional collegiate gear as part of their regular uniform, but will don team uniforms for football and men’s and women’s basketball. They were voted “Most Collegiate” by the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA).

BOOMER

CRIMSON AND CREAM

PRIDE OF OKLAHOMA

OU CHANT

The student body approved with great enthusiasm and immediately pennants, banners, badges and decorations of every description appeared on the streets, in the windows, at chapel, in classrooms, and all public places; however, local merchants could not supply the demand.

In the early years of the 1900s, both townspeople of Norman and students of OU participated in a band that played for football games. Professor John Merrill started the first band in 1901, which was composed mostly of townspeople and disbanded after each football season. Lloyd Curtis, a cornetist, founded the first continuous student band in 1904.

Every fan who wears the official colors, each current student and student-athlete and all OU alumni are encouraged to stand and raise one finger in the air during the playing of the Chant -- a symbolic gesture that shows those who do not know what it means to be a Sooner, the greatness of the university and the unity between all Sooners.

Today, the 300-member Pride of Oklahoma has members representing virtually every college and major on campus. The Pride of Oklahoma stands for excellence in musicianship, academics, school spirit, and commitment to our role in the surrounding community.

The Chant was written in 1936 by Jessie Lone Clarkson Gilkey, who directed the OU girl’s glee club from 1936 to 1938 and was voted Outstanding Faculty Woman in 1937.

In the fall of 1895, Miss May Overstreet, the only woman on the faculty, was asked to chair a committee to select the colors of the university. The committee decided the colors should be crimson and cream and an elaborate display of the colors was draped above a platform before the student body.

Even though the school colors have evolved to red and white over the years, you can ask any self-respecting Sooner what the colors are and they will proudly announce “Crimson and Cream.” On gamedays, a sea of crimson rolls through OU’s home venues and all Sooners are urged to wear the official colors to show the rest of the country what school spirit and Sooner Pride is all about.

The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band has been supporting Sooner Spirit for more than a century. Unlike many other college bands, which began as military drill units, the Pride of Oklahoma had its beginnings as a pep band.

Boomer Sooner rings out at the end of each rehearsal, and that song is the defining element of the University of Oklahoma. Maybe that is why Sooner fans love the band so much. Not much can compare to the first “go-go” at a football game when the Pride of Oklahoma marches the interlocking OU down the field playing Boomer Sooner.

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The OU Chant is a loyalty song that is sung before every home football game, before and after every men’s and women’s basketball games and at the end of many athletic and university functions.

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A Our chant rolls on and on! Thousands strong Join heart and song In alma mater’s praise Of campus beautiful by day and night Of colors proudly gleaming Red and White ‘Neath a western sky OU’s chant will never die. Live on University!

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the city of Norman is an ever-changing city of nearly 100,000 residents. Located in the heart of the state, it has grown to become the third largest city in Oklahoma. Despite its continuous growth, it has maintained the spirit and serenity of a small close-knit community.

Norman

In the last five years alone, Norman has served as host of the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship, an NCAA men’s golf regional, NCAA softball regionals, NCAA men’s and women’s gymnastics regionals, NCAA women’s tennis regionals, NCAA track and field regional and the NCAA women’s basketball regionals. In addition, the Since the Oklahoma landrush of 1889, Norman has Big 12 Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and grown into a popular and smart city. The spirit of Norman Field, Wrestling, Women’s Golf, and Women’s Gymnastics and its citizens is unwavering and uncompromising. Championships were held in Norman. While other towns were clamoring to become the state capital, Norman residents desired to have the first state Cultural activities are unlimited in Norman, making it the university. When the first OU president got off the train ideal backdrop for the University of Oklahoma. As home and saw a prairie, he saw opportunity. to people of all ethnic and educational backgrounds, the city has something to offer everyone. Norman is home to As home to the state’s premier educational institution, a variety of enriching events and attractions, including Norman boasts an excellent quality of life and is a the Sooner Theater, which hosts a series of entertaining city that thrives on and celebrates the diversity of its theatrical performances produced by locally-based community. talent and touring companies. Legendary University of Oklahoma football coach The Medieval Fair has become a springtime tradition in Barry Switzer called Norman “a university town with a Norman as people from around the country converge championship spirit.” Norman continually exhibits its on the city for one weekend each April to partake in a love for sports by hosting numerous local and national fascinating look back in time. Each year, an area park is athletic events. transformed into a festival of sights, sounds and tastes straight from the Middle Ages. Knights joust, jesters oklahoma women’s gymnastics

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entertain and story tellers spin tales of a magical time in history.

The $44 million Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, a state-of-the-art facility designed to display a collection of historical and natural science items that trace the southwest’s development since prehistoric times, opened in May 2000. History buffs will also enjoy the Cleveland Country Historical House which holds exhibits relating to the development of this area of the state. For art enthusiasts, the Fred Jones Jr. Memorial Art Center houses permanent collections, nationally and world-renowned traveling exhibits as well as a yearly student art show. The museum has recently added the Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionist paintings -- the single most important gift of art ever given to a U.S. public university. Maintaining a progressive approach to the future while remembering its history, Norman continues to be a well-balanced community, proud to be the home of the University of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma city Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, is located just 18 miles from the Norman campus. It was the first city settled in the Land Run of 1889 because of its position as the center of the state. It is because of this central location that Oklahoma City has become known as the home of America’s Western heritage. Whether adventure, history, culture or sports, Oklahoma City offers a variety of attractions and activities different from any other place in the country. Oklahoma City was born on the afternoon of April 22, 1889, when the central portion of what is now Oklahoma was opened to settlement by presidential proclamation. Thousands crossed the borders of “unassigned lands” at the sound of gunfire at high noon. Never before or since has such a “run” occurred anywhere on the earth.

By the time the dust had settled on that historic day, many people had staked their claim at “Oklahoma Station,” an area which was destined to become Oklahoma City, a leading city in America. In 1911,

Oklahoma City officially became the capital after a statewide election moved the state seal from Guthrie.

Oklahoma City has become a haven for exciting sports action. It is home of an NBA team, two semi-professional sports teams and the host of the NCAA Women College Softball World Series and Big 12 Softball Championship. The Oklahoma RedHawks, 1996 American Association champions (then named the Oklahoma City 89ers), are the Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team plays in the 13,066-seat AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, one of the plushest venues in all of minor league sports. The ballpark served as host to a 2004 NCAA baseball regional and the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Big 12 Baseball Championships. Hockey mania runs rampant with the recent success of the Central Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Blazers. The Blazers won the CHL crown in 1996 and are yearly one of the league’s best teams. In addition, the city has hosted numerous PGA and Senior PGA Tour events.

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statement win 2.22.13 Led by career performances across the board, the No. 2 Sooners trounced No. 5 UCLA in Norman, 198.375-197.200. OU’s team score was a program record, surpassing the previous high of 197.950 set against Alabama in 2010. Senior Brie Olson tied the program all-around record with a career-high 39.700, and junior Taylor Spears and freshman Keeley Kmieciak added career-best marks of 39.650 to tie for second. OU won event titles on three of four apparatuses and posted season-high team marks on all four events.

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make it 11 3.23.13 Oklahoma posted a team effort of 197.200 on March 23 to win its fifth Big 12 Championship title in six years and the program’s 11th conference crown overall. The Sooners swept every individual event title and the all-around title outright, becoming the first school in Big 12 history to do so at the championship meet. Freshman Maile’ana Kanewa took home the title on vault (9.925), while Haley Scaman earned the floor crown (9.95). Taylor Spears took home three individual titles, tying Brie Olson on bars (9.95) and Rebecca Clark on beam (9.90) and adding top honors in the all-around (39.600).

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dominance 3.23.13 Following the Big 12 Championship, Oklahoma continued their dominant ways by capturing four postseason honors. Junior Taylor Spears was named Gymnast of the Year, Lauren Alexander earned Specialist of the Year and Haley Scaman captured Newcomer of the Year. Head coach K.J. Kindler was also named Big 12 Coach of the Year for the seventh time in her career, tying a conference record.

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l.a. bound 4.6.13 The Sooners clinched a spot in the NCAA Championship field with a dominating performance at the NCAA Norman Regional. OU captured its fourth-consecutive regional title with a 197.375 while adding six individual crowns on four events. Taylor Spears led the way again for the Sooners, earning the all-around (39.525), bars (9.9) and beam (9.9) titles. Rebecca Clark tied for top honors on bars (9.9), while Brie Olson and Haley Scaman tied for the floor title (9.9).

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“no regrets” 4.20.13 “Before we went out we said no regrets, and in the end there wasn’t one more toe we could point, there wasn’t one more landing we could stick.” Sooner head coach K.J. Kindler summed up her team’s NCAA Runner-Up performance in the Super Six finals in Los Angeles, Calif., perfectly. An exquisite showing on beam and an emotional closing performance on floor powered OU to a 197.375, just .200 behind national champion Florida. The showing gave Oklahoma its third top-three NCAA finish in four seasons.

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seven more 4.21.13 Five Sooners brought home a total of seven All-America honors at the NCAA Championship, led by a trio of Oklahoma team members who appeared in the Individual Event Finals. Erica Brewer led the way with two first-team awards (bars-4th, beam-9th), while Rebecca Clark (bars7th) and Madison Mooring (21st) added an award apiece. Taylor Spears (bars, all-around) and Brie Olson (floor) added three total second-team All-America awards to bring Oklahoma’s grand total to 64 honors in program history.

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final rankings TEAM 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Florida OKLAHOMA Alabama UCLA LSU Georgia Michigan Minnesota Utah Arkansas Illinois Stanford Auburn Nebraska Penn State

SUPER SIX

PRELIMS

NQS

REGIONAL

TEAM RQS

AVERAGE

HIGH SCORE

197.575 197.375 197.350 197.100 197.050 196.674 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

197.775 197.200 197.350 197.200 197.325 197.150 196.850 196.375 196.200 196.150 195.700 194.700 --- --- ---

396.240 394.945 394.815 394.150 394.455 394.685 393.960 393.715 393.505 393.385 392.235 393.510 393.315 393.020 392.375

198.840 197.570 197.415 197.200 197.180 197.425 196.725 197.100 196.400 196.950 196.025 196.800 196.700 195.875 195.875

197.840 197.570 197.415 197.200 197.180 197.260 197.235 196.615 197.105 196.435 196.210 196.710 196.615 197.145 196.500

197.486 197.335 197.116 196.850 196.808 196.721 197.033 196.110 196.809 195.898 195.671 196.368 196.085 196.718 195.685

198.425 198.375 197.80 197.425 197.70 197.800 197.550 197.225 198.125 197.100 196.475 197.275 197.175 197.800 197.325

meet results DATE

OPPONENT

RESULT

Saturday, Jan. 5 Saturday, Jan. 12 FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Saturday, Jan. 26 Friday, Feb. 1 Friday, Feb. 8 Friday, Feb. 15 FRIDAY, FEB. 22 Friday, March 1 FRIDAY, MARCH 8 SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Friday, March 15 Saturday, March 23 SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Friday, April 19 Saturday, April 20

at Georgia at Arizona State DENVER Metroplex Challenge West Virginia Quad at Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA at TWU ARIZONA STANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA at Alabama Big 12 Championship NCAA REGIONALS NCAA Semifinals NCAA Super Six Team Finals

W, 196.450-195.425 W, 196.700-193.625 W, 197.325-195.850 First/5 197.275 First/4, 197.375 W, 197.625-194.725 First/4, 197.450 W, 198.375-197.200 W, 197.275-195.300 W, 197.875-196.125 FIRST/3, 197.525 L, 196.900-197.525 First/3, 197.200 First/6, 197.375 Second/6, 197.200 Second/6, 197.375

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LOCATION Athens, Ga. Tempe, Ariz. LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Fort Worth, Texas Morgantown, W. Va. Ames, Iowa Oklahoma City LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Denton, Texas LLOYD NOBLE CENTER LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Tuscaloosa, Ala. Ames, Iowa Lloyd Noble Center Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles, calif.

season bests

event titles

TEAM TOTAL

VAULT (10)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

198.375...............UCLA......................................................Feb. 22 197.875...............Arizona.................................................March 8 197.625...............Iowa State...............................................Feb. 8 197.525...............North Carolina/Stanford.....................March 10 197.450...............Perfect 10 Challenge..............................Feb. 15

VAULT

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

49.525.................UCLA......................................................Feb. 22 49.500.................Arizona.................................................March 8 49.450.................Iowa State...............................................Feb. 8 49.425.................TWU.....................................................March 1 49.400.................Stanford/North Carolina.....................March 10

49.575.................UCLA......................................................Feb. 22 49.550.................Big 12 Championship..........................March 23 49.525.................Perfect 10 Challenge..............................Feb. 15 49.500.................NCAA Semifinal II..................................April 19 49.475.................Arizona.................................................March 8 49.475.................Stanford/North Carolina.....................March 10

BEAM 1. 2. 3. 5.

DATE Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 March 1 March 8 March 10 March 23

48.950 49.275 49.450 49.150 49.400 49.525 48.575 49.325 49.475 49.475 49.550 49.400

Arizona state Denver Metroplex Challenge West Virginia Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA TWU Arizona Stanford,UNC Big 12 Championship NCAA Regional

Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 26 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 March 1 March 8 March 10 March 23 April 6

Georgia Arizona State Denver Metroplex Challenge West Virginia Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA TWU Arizona Stanford Alabama

Jan. 5 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 26 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 March 1 March 8 March 10 March 15

Georgia Arizona State Denver West Virginia Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA TWU Arizona Stanford, UNC Big 12 Championship NCAA Regional

Jan. 5 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 March 1 March 8 March 10 March 23 April 6

BEAM (12)

49.600.................UCLA......................................................Feb. 22 49.525.................Iowa State...............................................Feb. 8 49.475.................NCAA Super Six.....................................April 20 49.475.................WVU/W. Michigan/William & Mary.........Feb. 1 49.450.................Alabama.............................................March 15

FLOOR 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

MEET Arizona State Denver West VIrginia Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA TWU Arizona Stanford, UNC Big 12 Chapmionship

BARS (12)

BARS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SCORE 49.250 49.275 49.300 49.450 49.325 49.525 49.425 49.500 49.400 49.325

49.675.................UCLA......................................................Feb. 22 49.600.................Arizona.................................................March 8 49.500.................Big 12 Championship..........................March 23 49.450.................WVU/W.- Michigan/William & Mary........Feb. 1 49.425.................Denver...................................................Jan. 18 49.425.................NCAA Norman Regional..........................April 6

49.200 49.275 49.350 49.325 49.475 49.525 49.300 49.600 49.150 49.300 49.275 49.450

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TEAM (RANK) OKLAHOMA (4) Georgia (11)

VAULT 48.900 49.300

BARS 49.150 49.150

BEAM 49.200 48.975

FLOOR 49.200 48.000

TOTAL 196.450 195.425

OKLAHOMA (3) Arizona State

49.250 48.550

48.950 47.900

49.275 48.650

49.225 48.525

196.700 193.625

OKLAHOMA (3) Denver (11)

49.275 49.225

49.275 49.025

49.350 48.800

49.425 48.800

197.325 195.850

OKLAHOMA (2) LSU (7) Oregon State (16) Georgia (9) Washington

49.225 49.500 49.225 49.200 48.800

49.450 49.450 49.425 49.425 49.075

49.325 48.750 49.150 49.075 48.775

49.275 49.400 49.025 49.075 48.225

197.275 197.100 196.825 196.775 194.875

2.1 Quad Meet

OKLAHOMA (2) West Virginia Western Michigan William & Mary

49.300 49.000 47.725 48.200

49.150 48.775 48.400 47.825

49.475 49.050 48.450 48.450

49.450 49.225 47.900 47.750

197.375 196.050 192.475 192.225

2.8 at Iowa State

OKLAHOMA (2) Iowa State

49.450 48.275

49.400 48.950

49.525 48.825

49.250 48.725

197.625 194.775

2.15 Perfect 10

OKLAHOMA (2) Boise State (16) BYU TWU

49.325 49.125 48.375 48.100

49.525 49.350 49.050 48.325

49.300 48.225 48.000 47.275

49.300 48.875 48.750 47.275

197.450 195.575 194.175 191.425

2.22 UCLA

OKLAHOMA (2) UCLA (5)

49.525 49.300

49.575 49.250

49.600 49.300

49.675 49.350

198.375 197.200

3.1 at TWU

OKLAHOMA (1) TWU

49.425 48.575

49.325 48.875

49.150 48.875

49.375 48.975

197.275 195.300

3.8 Arizona

OKLAHOMA (2) Arizona (16)

49.500 49.125

49.475 49.200

49.300 48.725

49.600 49.075

197.875 196.125

3.10 Stanford/North Carolina

OKLAHOMA (2) Stanford (9) North Carolina

49.400 49.200 48.650

49.475 49.150 49.150

49.275 48.775 48.625

49.375 49.075 48.875

197.525 196.000 195.300

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2013 Overall: 34-3 || Regular Season: 19-1 Postseason: 15-2 || Big 12 Conference: 2-0 Home: 10-0 || Away: 7-1 || Neutral: 17-2 DATE MEET 3.15 at Alabama

TEAM (RANK) Alabama (4) OKLAHOMA (2)

VAULT 49.525 49.075

BARS 49.425 49.200

BEAM 49.150 49.450

FLOOR 49.425 49.175

TOTAL 197.525 196.900

3.23 Big 12 Championship (Ames, Iowa)

OKLAHOMA (2) Iowa State West Virginia

49.325 49.050 49.100

49.550 49.025 47.875

48.825 49.050 48.975

49.500 49.050 48.725

197.200 196.175 194.675

4.7 NCAA Regional (Norman)

OKLAHOMA (2) Stanford (11) Washington (22) Penn State (14) Iowa Southern Utah

49.375 49.425 48.950 49.175 48.950 48.825

49.400 48.975 49.200 49.000 48.250 48.975

49.175 49.225 48.975 48.625 48.275 48.475

49.425 49.175 48.800 49.075 49.000 48.575

197.375 196.800 195.925 195.875 194.475 194.850

4.19 NCAA Semifinal I (Los Angeles)

Florida* (1) LSU* (7) Georgia* (4) Minnesota (12) Illinois (17) Stanford (11)

49.450 49.500 49.450 49.175 48.850 48.950

49.525 49.475 49.500 48.825 48.675 48.200

49.475 49.000 48.975 49.175 48.975 48.525

49.325 49.350 49.225 49.200 49.200 49.025

197.775 197.325 197.150 196.375 195.700 194.700

4.19 NCAA Semifinal II (Los Angeles)

Alabama* (3) OKLAHOMA* (2) UCLA* (6) Michigan (5) Utah (9) Arkansas (16)

49.350 49.275 49.500 49.275 49.200 48.975

49.275 49.500 49.175 49.400 49.475 48.900

49.275 49.150 19.075 48.775 48.225 49.000

49.450 49.275 49.450 49.400 49.300 49.275

197.350 197.200 197.200 196.850 196.200 196.150

4.20 NCAA Super Six (Los Angeles)

Florida (1) OKLAHOMA (2) Alabama (3) UCLA (6) LSU (7) Georgia(4)

49.500 49.125 49.250 49.100 49.175 49.200

49.475 49.375 49.375 49.375 49.200 49.200

48.875 49.475 49.225 49.175 49.125 49.225

49.725 49.400 49.500 49.450 49.550 49.050

197.575 197.375 197.350 197.100 197.050 196.675

4.21 NCAA Event Finals# Erica Brewer Rebecca Clark Madison Mooring

Bars (4th, 9.8775) Beam (9th, 9.2750) Bars (7th, 9.8250) Vault (21st, 9.7917)

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2013 awards NAME

AWARD

Brie Olson

AAI Award Finalist

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Lara Albright Lauren Alexander Rebecca Clark Madison Mooring Kayla Nowak Brie Olson Taylor Spears

Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12

3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19

Lauren Alexander Erica Brewer Keeley Kmieciak Brie Olson Haley Scaman Taylor Spears

All-Big 12 (beam) All-Big 12 (bars, beam) All-Big 12 (vault, bars) All-Big 12 (AA,bars,floor) All-Big 12 (vault, floor) All-Big 12 (AA, beam, floor)

3.20 3.20 3.20 3.20 3.20 3.20

Lauren Alexander Haley Scaman Taylor Spears

Big 12 Specialist of the Year Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Big 12 Gymnast of the Year

3.23 3.23 3.23

K.J. Kindler

Big 12 Coach of the Year

3.23

Lauren Alexander Erica Brewer Keely Kmieciak Brie Olson Haley Scaman Taylor Spears

NACGC All-American (beam) NACGC All-American (bars, beam) NACGC All-American (bars) NACGC All-American (bars, beam, AA) NACGC All-American (floor) NACGC All-American (bars, beam, AA)

Rebecca Clark

Academic All-District

Rebecca Clark

Academic All-American

Lara Albright Rebecca Clark Natasha Kevey Bethany Neubauer Kayla Nowak Haley Scaman

NACGC Scholastic All-American NACGC Scholastic All-American NACGC Scholastic All-American NACGC Scholastic All-American NACGC Scholastic All-American NACGC Scholastic All-American

Madison Mooring Haley Scaman Taylor Spears Erica Brewer Brie Olson Keeley Kmieciak Haley Scaman Taylor Spears Lauren Alexander Lara Albright Taylor Spears Madison Mooring Brie Olson Haley Scaman Keeley Kmieciak Madison Mooring Taylor Spears Brie Olson Haley Scaman Maile’ana Kanewa Keeley Kmieciak Brie Olson Haley Scaman Maile’ana Kanewa Taylor Spears Lauren Alexander Taylor Spears

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1.8 1.8 1.8 1.15 1.15 1.22 1.22 1.22 1.29 1.29 1.29 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.19 2.19 2.26 2.26 2.26 3.5 3.11 3.11 3.19 3.19

4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 5.17 6.6 8.23 8.23 8.23 8.23 8.23 8.23

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TAYLOR SPEARS (25) Bars All-Around Floor Vault Beam All-Around Bars Beam Beam All-Around Floor Beam Beam Beam Floor All-Around Beam Beam All-Around Bars Beam All-Around Bars Beam All-Around

9.875 39.375 9.875 9.9 9.925 39.550 9.875 9.925 9.975 39.575 9.9 9.975 9.95 9.9 9.95 39.600 9.925 9.95 39.450 9.95 9.9 39.600 9.9 9.9 39.525

BRIE OLSON (14) Bars Bars Bars All-Around Bars All-Around Vault All-Around Vault Bars Floor Bars Bars Floor

9.875 9.825 9.875 39.575 9.95 39.550 9.925 39.700 9.975 9.9 9.90 9.975 9.95 9.9

HALEY SCAMAN (13) Bars Floor Floor Vault Floor Floor Vault Floor Floor Vault Floor Floor Floor

9.875 9.875 9.925 9.9 9.95 9.95 9.9 9.975 9.95 9.925 9.925 9.95 9.9

ERICA BREWER (6) Bars Beam All-Around Bars Beam All-Around 3.1

9.825 9.925 39.350 9.925 9.95 39.300

KEELEY KMIECIAK (6) Bars Vault Vault Vault Bars Beam

9.9 9.9 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.9

at Georgia at Georgia at Arizona State Denver Denver Denver at West Virginia at West Virginia at Iowa State at Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA at TWU Arizona Arizona Arizona Stanford/North Carolina at Alabama at Alabama Big 12 Championship Big 12 Championship Big 12 Championship NCAA Norman Regional NCAA Norman Regional NCAA Norman Regional

1.5 1.5 1.12 1.18 1.18 1.18 2.1 2.1 2.8 2.8 2.15 2.22 3.1 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.10 3.15 3.15 3.23 3.23 3.23 4.6 4.6 4.6

at Georgia at Arizona State at West Virginia at West Virginia Perfect 10 Challenge Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA UCLA at TWU at TWU at TWU Stanford/North Carolina Big 12 Championship NCAA Norman Regional

1.5 1.12 2.1 2.1 2.15 2.15 2.22 2.22 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.10 3.23 4.6

at Georgia at Georgia Denver at West Virginia at West Virginia at Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge UCLA Arizona Stanford/North Carolina Stanford/North Carolina Big 12 Championship NCAA Norman Regional

1.5 1.5 1.18 2.1 2.1 2.8 2.15 2.22 3.8 3.10 3.10 3.23 4.6

at Arizona State at Arizona State at Arizona State at Iowa State Perfect 10 Challenge at TWU

1.12 1.12 1.12 2.8 2.15

Denver at West Virginia at Iowa State UCLA Arizona Arizona

1.18 2.1 2.8 2.22 3.8 3.8

event titles Keeley

Kmieciak

nacgc second-team all-american

MAILE’ANA KANEWA (3) Vault Vault Vault

9.925 9.95 9.925

REBECCA CLARK (2) Beam Bars

9.9 9.9

MADISON MOORING (2) Vault Beam

9.9 9.925

UCLA Arizona Big 12 Championship

2.22 3.8 3.23

Big 12 Championship NCAA Norman Regional

3.23 4.6

at Arizona State at West Virginia

1.12 2.1

LARA ALBRIGHT (1) Floor

9.9

LAUREN ALEXANDER (1) Beam

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The 2014 Sooners include a group of ambitious, motivated and talented athletes that span all ages. Within the squad of 17, OU boasts five experienced seniors, three decorated juniors, four impactful sophomores and five stellar freshmen. The lineups on each event will have representatives from every class and every level of experience. “Our team has both youth and experience,” head coach K.J. Kindler remarked. “The seniors have been to two Super Six team finals. They know what it takes to get to that level, and to push the team even further. Our freshmen are hard workers--positive, talented and aspiring. They are a reminder of how fast the time goes and how precious each opportunity is. Our sophomore class is all heart and our Juniors have racked up accolades. “We just feel that regardless of the youth represented--freshmen and sophomores could account for up to 60% of lineup positions--this team is ready to attack the season with the finesse and smarts of 17 seniors.”

VAULT The Sooners are already buzzing about the monumental boost of their vaulting corps this season. Charity Jones, Keeley Kmieciak, Haley Scaman and Hunter Price have all been former JO National champions on the event and Chayse Capps is a two-time runner-up on the event. In addition, two-time vault All-American Madison Mooring will return to the gym to lead the squad in her senior season. OU has been looking for muscle on vault and this season, they will boast the power as well as the depth. “This squad is the ‘big bang’ for our team,” Kindler said. “It lifts us to another level. We have always been a technical team, but now we are technical and dynamic. There will be serious altitude this season and we are ready to show it off.” OU will return one vaulting All-American and a total of seven athletes who competed during the 2013 season. Sophomores Maile’ana Kanewa, Kmieciak, Price and Haley Scaman, Junior Erica Brewer and seniors Mooring and Taylor Spears will prove to be a solid base to build upon. Mooring, the NCAA runner-up in 2011 and a repeat All-American on vault in 2013, is expected to appear in the lead-off position. Scaman was the anchor last season and is anticipated to hold that position again in 2014. Kanewa and Kmieciak will provide a ‘wow’-factor to this strong group with incredible amplitude. Hunter Price mastered a new vault in the off season and is also likely to be a big factor for OU down the stretch. “Madison has been groomed to start the lineup this season and will be the most decorated and experienced athlete to take on this position,” Kindler commented. “As a two-time All-American and event finalist on vault, she will undoubtedly set the bar high for her teammates as well as the tone for competition. Her performance will propel the team to new heights.” The freshman class is expcted to make an immediate impact on the event, giving fans a glimpse of the future for OU. Jones and Capps are definite additions to the vault lineup and Kara Lovan and McKenzie Wofford are strong contenders who will also contribute during the 2014 campaign.

“Charity, Chayse, McKenzie and Kara have proven that they can compete at the highest level,” Kindler said. “They already have eight individual JO National Championships amongst them and this previous experience will prove to be priceless. Reagan (Hemry) learned a new vault in the pre-season and is motivated to contribute as well.”

UNEVEN BARS OU proved to be at the top of the pack at 2013 NCAA Championship on bars, displaying tremendous consistency and diverse release sequences throughout their lineup. In 2014, OU will return a total of six athletes with competitive experience including Brewer, Clark, Spears, senior Hayden Ward, Scaman and Kmieciak. All-Americans and 2013 individual event finalists Erica Brewer and Rebecca Clark will provide leadership and experience at the highest level for OU. In addition, OU’s 2013 anchor Spears is back for action after being a rock for the Sooners last season. Look for Scaman and Kmieciak to take the year of experience under their belts and turn it into gold in 2014. Both athletes are known for their power, and their release sequences show the type of amplitude they are capable of. It will be a tough to replace graduate Brie Olson on the event--the departed senior was a 2012 bars All-American and anchor for the Sooners during her career. Several athletes are battling to fill the void including Kanewa, who was sidelined on this event last season. Kanewa shows great promise and will likely take on an integral role with increased experience. The addition of two athletes who tied for top honors at the JO National Championships will assist OU in adding depth. Freshmen Lovan and Wofford were co-champions on bars in 2013 as high school seniors and are pegged to have tremendous influence on the lineup. Wofford displays effortless swing and amazing amplitude in her “E” level dismount, while Lovan performs an “E” level release and exhibits beautiful lines. In addition, Jones is an incredible competitor who ends her routine with a beautiful double layout. “We will look for big contributions from a trio of freshmen,” Kindler remarked. “McKenzie (Wofford) is one to watch. She has so much natural swing and is definitely someone we will be depending on. Kara (Lovan) and Charity (Jones) have what it takes to be amongst the best and we are excited to watch them grow throughout the season.” Ward and Jones are being primed for the lead-off position on bars. Ward has three years of experience in the position and has been the burst of energy OU needs to spark this event. Jones has shown competitive fire and confidence and will provide a solid start for OU when called upon. Two other freshmen remain in the mix with 10.0-valued routines and strict precision in their turning and casting elements. Capps and Hemry have shown improvements in the pre-season and are aiming to contribute as well. “We took huge strides forward last season with the quality of the routines in our bar lineup,” Kindler said. “Our goal is to perform at this level again, while giving more athletes plenty of opportunities to gain experience.”

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BALANCE BEAM ‘Sooner Magic’ is especially evident on what has in recent years become OU’s signature event: balance beam. Stacked with talent, the 2013 Sooners recorded the highest balance beam score at the Super Six team finals (49.425). OU will return all six competitive routines from the NCAA Championships. In addition, they have gained six outstanding newcomers on the event. The math is simple: balance beam is the deepest of the four events.

Erica

Brewer

four-time all-american

Oklahoma is led by a seasoned and confident group including senior Lauren Alexander, Brewer, Clark, Kmieciak, Mooring and Spears. All six of the athletes show incredible poise and with an increased strength of schedule, this group has been placed in every high-pressure situation possible. Brewer qualified for NCAA individual event finals last season, while Spears was ranked the No. 1 individual nationally on beam for the majority of 2013, claiming conference and NCAA Regional titles. Clark notched the top score for the squad in Super Six finals, recording a 9.925. “The fact is, this group could have a ‘beam off’ every day and a different athlete could claim the title each time,” Kindler said. “Each day is a push toward perfection.” Both Kmieciak and Mooring have experience leading off the lineup and will be called upon in 2014 to take on this significant responsibility. Spears is expected to anchor the squad for the second consecutive season. Also expected to make key contributions to this lineup is senior Lara Albright, as well as Capps and Lovan. As freshmen, Capps and Lovan highlight unique skills and creative choreography that reinforce the Sooners’ philosophy on beam. Albright served as alternate last season and is eager for the opportunity to represent OU on the event. Adding even more depth are Kanewa, sophomore Haley Sorenson and Wofford. These three are prepared to turn in top-notch performances for the Sooners and are capable of scoring 9.8-plus routines in a heartbeat. “Beam gives us an incredible edge,” Kindler commented. “We take pride in our approach and in the way we attack the event. Many view balance beam as a ‘make-or-break’ event. I believe we view beam as our signature piece; the event that ‘makes’ us. Our team loves to compete beam.”

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FLOOR EXERCISE Similar to vault, floor has experienced a transformation for the Sooners. With creative choreography and clean performances still at the forefront, the Sooners have placed an increased emphasis on increasing lead-off and final tumbling passes. This season, OU will highlight five athletes in the primary lineup who will begin with “E” level tumbling passes and finish with “D” level passes. “In our estimation, we expect floor to deliver the whole package,” Kindler said. “We believe in playing to our strengths and emphasizing the areas that will make the athlete stand out. In 2014, we have it all: power, amplitude, difficulty, dance and presentation.”

Haley

Scaman 2013 big 12

newcomer of the year

Olson’s vibrant performances will be missed, but OU returns a strong group of experienced tumblers including Albright, Brewer, Kmieciak, Mooring, Scaman and Spears. Albright will be in the lead-off position for OU with undoubtedly the most consistent and energetic floor routine of the group. “Lara (Albright) is ideal to lead the team on the floor,” Kindler commented. “She has sassiness in her dance and flawless form in her tumbling. It is performances like hers that can bring your squad to an entirely different level.” Scaman captivates on this event and is expected to anchor the experienced line-up again. Spears and Mooring will provide crucial veteran experience and graceful presence that will beautify the squad. Kmieciak and Brewer each display power and big finishes. Newcomers Capps, Kanewa and Jones will add another level of sophistication to this line-up. Capps brings several years of competitive dance experience to the floor and her expression and timing are impeccable. Kanewa radiates personality and tumbles a sky-high opening with an “E” level full-in. Jones, meanwhile, knocks out a routine with “E” and “D” level tumbling in every pass and is continuing to elevate her expression on this event. Other contributors on the event will be include Lovan, Hemry, Price and Wofford. “Determining the lineup on this event is more difficult than ever,” Kindler said. “We have so many athletes prepared and the training is well ahead of schedule. The importance of capping off a home meet with the kind of fireworks that a great floor performance can create is huge. We want to provide the big exclamation point at the end of a well-constructed sentence.”

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SENIOR | 5-2 | CARROLLTON, TEXAS

“

lara has incredibly strong leadership qualities. she exudes confidence. her team counts on her heavily to provide motivation and guidance on the competition floor. she is a firecracker out there!

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-head coach k.j. kindler

strong start

Albright gave OU strong starts all season as the leadoff performer on floor. She was a major spark, tying her career-high of 9.9 three times.

two-time

academic all-big 12 FIRST TEAM 2012*, 2013* *Only Big 12 gymnast to post a perfect 4.0 GPA

lara albright 2013 (JUNIOR)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Competed on floor at every meet ... Academic All-Big 12, posting the only 4.0 GPA in the conference ... Big 12 Specialist of the Week (Jan. 29, Metroplex Challenge) ... Tied her career high of 9.9 on floor three times, including at the Metroplex Challenge, vs. UCLA and at TWU ... Won the individual floor title at TWU ... Scored a 9.85 at the Big 12 Championship ... Scored a 9.875 at the NCAA Regional, tying for fourth place ... Scored a 9.85 on floor at the Super Six.

Trained at WOGA gymnastics alongside OU teammate Taylor Spears ... Finished in ninth place on floor at 2010 Nationals and was third on beam at the 2010 Texas State competition ... Finished second on beam at 2009 Nationals ... Won the 2009 Region 3 floor title ... Finished 11th overall in the all-around at 2008 Nationals and 10th on floor ... Took fifth place in the all-around, second place on floor and fourth on bars at 2008 Regionals.

2012 (SOPHOMORE)

Daughter of Cheryl and Todd Albright ... has two brothers, J.T. and Garrett ... Majoring in Marketing ... Graduated in the top four percent of her high school class ... National Honor Society member ... Also recruited by Denver, LSU, Missouri and Washington.

PERSONAL

Academic All-Big 12 selection with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... Competed on floor in 12 of OU’s 15 competitions in 2012 ... Scored a career-high 9.9 at the NCAA Champaign Regional on April 7 ... Scored a 9.8 or better in eight of her 12 floor routines ... Scored a 9.85 three times in 2012, at TWU on Jan. 21, at Missouri on Feb. 17 and against Michigan and TWU on Feb. 24 in Norman.

2011 (FRESHMAN) Competed exhibition for most of the season with the University of Washington ... Posted a 9.5 in her first appearance in the beam lineup against Arizona State on Feb. 18.

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beam 9.975

SENIOR | 5-2 | PLANO, TEXAS

lauren is the comeback kid. she had the courage to return to a sport after a twoyear hiatus. she put aside the ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda,’ and took action. she is greatly respected for that.

-head coach k.j. kindler

beam star

Alexander was a dynamic star on beam for OU as she returned to collegiate competition in 2013. Her top score of 9.975 tied for the highest in the nation.

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lauren alexander 2012 (SOPHOMORE)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Big 12 Specialist of the Year ... NACGC second team AllAmerican (beam) ... All-Big 12 (beam) ... Academic AllBig 12 ... Competed on beam at every meet ... Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Jan. 29, Metroplex Challenge) ... Big 12 Specialist of the Week (March 19, Alabama) ... Finished the regular season ranked No. 11 nationally on beam ... Won the individual beam title at the Metroplex Challenge, scoring a 9.975 ... Earned a 9.85 at the NCAA Regional ... Scored a 9.875 at the Super Six meet ... Her beam score of 9.975 tied for the highest mark of any gymnast nationally in 2013.

Level 10 gymnast ... Trained at Infinite Bounds under Cindy Dove and Todd Wayts for three years ... Also trained at Metroplex Gymnastics in Allen, Texas with 1996 Olympic gold medalist Jaycie Phelps and Dave Marus ... Recorded top-10 finishes on vault (second), beam (seventh) and floor (eighth) at the 2008 JO Nationals ... Region 3 champion on beam in 2008 ... Region 3 champion on vault in 2007 ... Runner-Up in the all-around and beam at the 2007 Region 3 Championships ... Finished 10th in the all-around at the 2007 JO Nationals after placing fifth on vault, sixth on beam and seventh on floor.

2011 (FRESHMAN)

PERSONAL

Did not compete.

Full name is Lauren Elisabeth Alexander ... Nickname is LA ... Majoring in Communication ... Daughter of Paul and Lisa Alexander ... Also recruited by Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska and Stanford.

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BEAM 9.95

FLOOR 9.9

S E N I O R | 5 - 2 | S A L L I S A W, O K L A .

madison is stunning to watch--she moves effortlessly. when madison zones in on a goal, she is very difficult to stop. her big heart and immense passion always push her forward.

-head coach k.j. kindler

big stage

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2011 (FRESHMAN)

First team All-American (vault) ... Scored a 9.9 on vault at the NCAA Championships to earn her second-career All-America honor ... Scored a 9.925 on beam and a 9.9 on floor at the Super Six ... Qualified for NCAA Individual Finals, becoming the first Sooner ever to do so twice on vault, scoring a 9.7917 ... Academic All-Big 12 ... Set a career best with a team-high 9.925 on vault at the NCAA Norman Regional while adding a 9.85 on beam and a 9.875 on floor ... Three-time Big 12 Specialist of the Week (Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Feb. 12) ... Scored a 9.9 on vault three times (ASU, ISU, UCLA) ... Posted a 9.925 on beam at West Virginia ... Set a career high with a 9.9 on floor at Arizona, the matched the score in the Big 12 Championship ... Won the individual vault title at Arizona State ... Competed on vault and beam in every meet, scoring 9.75 or above on every routine and 9.8 or above on all but two.

Earned All-America honors on both vault and beam (first team - vault, second team - beam) ... Was the national runner-up on vault at the 2011 NCAA Individual Event Finals with a 9.825 ... Qualified for event finals after scoring a career-high 9.9 on vault during the first semifinal of the NCAA Championships ... Became the first freshman in the NCAA to score a 9.95 on beam in 2011 ... Mooring scored her career-high 9.95 on Jan. 23 against TWU in head coach K.J. Kindler’s 100th OU victory ... Mooring was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 25 and March 15 ... Named the 2011 OU Newcomer of the Year ... Won more event titles than any other OU freshman with three event championships, two on vault and one on beam ... Recorded a career-high 9.85 on floor against Michigan State on March 11 ... Competed on three events in 12 of OU’s 15 competitions, despite joining the team in late December following her high school graduation.

2012 (SOPHOMORE)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Tied her career-high 9.9 on vault at Arkansas on Feb. 5 and against Michigan and TWU on Feb. 24 ... Posted a season-high 9.9 on beam at the Big 12 Championship to finish tied for second place with teammate Sara Stone ... Tied her career-high 9.85 on floor in her only floor routine of the season at the Big 12 Championship to tie for fifth ... Stepped in on floor at the Big 12 Championship after All-American Kayla Nowak suffered a hand injury just two days before the competition and Lara Albright was forced to sit out due to illness ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in 23 of her 30 routines (.767) including 20 of her last 21 routines of the season ... Stepped in as the starter on beam, replacing Nowak who had served as the starter for the last year and a half.

Level 10 gymnast ... trained under Dennis and Shannon Harrison of Dynamo Gymnastics ... Previously trained under Kristi Krafft at Krafft Academy in Tulsa, Okla. ... Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier in 2008 ... National Invitational Tournament (NIT) qualifier in 2009 and 2010 ... Six-time regional qualifier ... Placed first on vault, beam and floor at the 2010 NIT competition and placed fourth in the all-around ... Finished first on beam and floor, third on vault and second in all-around at the 2009 NIT competition.

PERSONAL Daughter of Monty and Darla Mooring ... Nickname is MadDog or Mo ... Member of the Cherokee Nation ... 4.0 honor roll student at Bixby High School. 63

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BARS 9.95

BEAM 9.975

FLOOR 9.95

AA 39.650

SENIOR | 5-2 | PLANO, TEXAS

taylor has really thrived these last two years. she has stepped up into a leadership role and is so reliable in competition. she is disciplined in and out of the gym and her results reflect that dedication.

-head coach k.j. kindler

all-around

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taylor spears 2013 (JUNIOR)

higher in 12 of her 15 vaults ... Scored a career-high 9.9 on vault at TWU on Jan. 21 ... Posted a career-high 9.925 on beam at Missouri on Feb. 17 ... Added a career-high of 9.9 on floor at the NCAA Champaign Regional ... Posted a 9.9 or higher three times on beam, once on vault and once on floor ... Scored a season-high 9.875 on bars at the Big 12 Championship on March 24.

Big 12 Gymnast of the Year ... Second team All-American (all-around, bars) ... Three-time NACGC All-American, earning first-team honors in the all-around and on beam and second-team honors on bars ... NCAA Norman Regional All-Around Champion with a score of 39.525 ... NCAA Norman Regional Co-Champion on bars and beam, scoring a 9.9 on both events ... Big 12 All-Around Champion with a score of 39.600 and Co-Champion on both bars (9.95) and beam (9.9) ... Only gymnast in the nation to win the all-around at a conference championship and at a regional ... Competed in all-around at both NCAA Championships meets, scoring 39.350 in the semifinal and 39.425 in Super Six ... Academic All-Big 12 ... 3-time All-Big 12 (all-around, beam, floor) ... 6-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Week, tying a conference record ... Second in the nation with 26 individual titles, including eight all-around (most in the nation), 10 beam (most in the nation), four bars, three floor and one vault ... Finished the regular season nationally ranked No. 1 on beam, No. 6 in all-around and No. 13 on on bars ... Finished first in the Big 12 regular season in the all-around and on beam ... Competed at every meet and in the all-around in all but one meet.

2011 (FRESHMAN) Named All-Big 12 on beam ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week three times (Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15) ... Only one other freshman in the conference earned the weekly award three times ... Finished the season ranked No. 17 on beam nationally ... Named OU’s Most Improved Gymnast of the Year ... Won the beam title at N.C. State on Jan. 14 after scoring a 9.875 in her first beam performance as a Sooner ... Tied her career-high on beam (9.9) during the 2011 NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Set career-highs on all three events she competed at Iowa State on Feb. 11 (bars - 9.9, beam - 9.9 and floor - 9.875) ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in 11 of her 14 beam routines.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast out of WOGA, the same gym of former Sooner Hollie Vise and recent Olympic all-around gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson ... Coached by Laurie Dix and Evgeny Marchenko ... Placed eighth at the 2005 Voronin Cup in Moscow, Russia, a Junior International Elite event ... Two-time JO Nationals qualifier (2005 and 2009) ... Qualified to the 2006 U.S. Classic.

2012 (SOPHOMORE) All-Big 12 on beam ... Big 12 Gymnast of the Week twice and Event Specialist of the Week once ... Competed in her first ever all-around on Jan. 21 at TWU, the first OU gymnast to compete in the all-around in 2012 ... Won a combined six event titles, including three all-around titles ... Posted a career-best 39.400 in the all-around at the Perfect 10 Challenge on Feb. 10 ... Finished fifth in the all-around at the Big 12 Championship with her second-best career score of 39.300 ... Vaulted in all 15 of OU’s competitions, despite never vaulting as a freshman ... Scored a 9.8 or

PERSONAL Full name is Taylor Celeste Spears ... Nickname is Tay ... majoring in communication ... Daughter of Mary Spears ... Also recruited by Alabama, Florida, LSU, UNC and Utah. 67

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bars 9.9

floor 9.875

SENIOR | 5-5 | NORMAN, OKLA.

hayden has persevered throughout her career at ou. she has been knocked down too many times to count, but always fights back. as a local, she has been an inspiration to many young girls in the area.

-head coach k.j. kindler

comeback

Appearing primarily as a bars specialist in her three seasons at OU, Ward has become a staple in Oklahoma’s stacked lineup on the event. Ward has competed at the NCAA level every season for the Sooners. After suffering a season-ending injury at the 2012 NCAA Champaign Regional, Ward battled back to compete for the Sooners at the 2013 NCAA Semifinals and Super Six team finals on bars.

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h ay d e n w a r d 2013 (JUNIOR)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Competed on bars at seven meets ... Scored a 9.85 at NCAA Semifinal and a 9.8 at the Super Six ... Matched a career-best with a 9.9 vs. North Carolina and Stanford ... Scored 9.85 on bars at No. 4 Alabama and at the Big 12 Championship ... Scored a 9.8 at No. 11 Georgia on bars in the season opener ... Competed at the NCAA Norman Regional, scoring 9.8 on bars.

Level 10 gymnast out of Dynamo Gymnastics in Oklahoma City ... trained under the tutelage of Dennis and Shannon Harrison ... Three-time Junior Olympic National qualifier ... Placed eighth in the all-around and sixth on uneven bars at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals in Dallas ... Finished sixth in the all-around at the 2009 JO Nationals and fifth on bars ... Was the 2009 regional champion on bars, placed second on vault and third in the all-around ... Two-time Oklahoma State Champion ... Helped her Region 3 team to back-to-back top-three finishes at Nationals.

2012 (SOPHOMORE) Competed in 11 of OU’s 15 competitions ... Scored a career-high 9.9 on bars against Nebraska, Minnesota and Centenary on Feb. 3 ... Posted a career-best 9.875 on vault at Missouri on Feb. 17 and at the Big 12 Championship on March 24 ... Suffered a torn ACL during her bar landing at the NCAA Champaign Regional.

PERSONAL Full name is Hayden Carol Ward ... Nickname is Hay ... Majoring in energy management ... Daughter of Holly Hopkins ... Graduated from Norman North High School in December 2010 ... Was a 4.0 honor roll student and a member of the National Honors Society and National Leadership Council ... Also recruited by Auburn, Arizona State, Iowa State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Stanford and Utah.

2011 (FRESHMAN) Posted a career-high 9.875 on bars at the NCAA Norman Regional on April 2 ... Won the OU award for Clutch Performance of the Year after scoring a 9.8 on bars during OU’s NCAA Semifinal win Scored a 9.8 or higher in her final six bar routines of the season ... Posted a 9.75 or higher in 10 of her 11 bar routines ... Scored a career-high 9.875 on floor at Iowa State on Feb. 11 ... Competed on two events for the Sooners despite joining the team in late December following her high school graduation

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bars 9.95

beam 9.95

floor 9.9

aa 39.525

J U N I O R | 4 - 1 0 | L O U I S V I L L E , K Y.

erica never slows down. she is non-stop and her work ethic is through the roof. last year was a breakout year for her at ncaas. she is a testament that hard work really does pay off.

-head coach k.j. kindler

twice is nice

Brewer capped 2013 with not one but two first team AllAmerica honors, finishing fourth nationally on bars and ninth on beam at the NCAA Championships.

four-time

all-american

FIRST TEAM BARS: 2013, BEAM: 2013 SECOND TEAM BARS: 2012, ALL-AROUND: 2012

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erica brewer 2013 (SOPHOMORE)

12 Championship on March 24 ... Posted her career-high of 9.875 on floor four times in 2012 (Arkansas - Feb. 5, Perfect 10 Challenge - Feb. 10, Alabama - March 2 and at Ohio State - March 17) ... Set her career-high on vault in the first meet of the season with a 9.85 at Kentucky on Jan. 7

First team All-American (bars, beam) ... Two-time NACGC second team All-American (bars, beam) ... Two-time All-Big 12 (bars, beam) ... Finished fourth at the NCAA Individual Finals on bars with a 9.8775, the secondhighest score on bars in an Individual Final in program history ... Also finished ninth on beam at the Finals, scoring a 9.2750 ... Scored a 9.95 on bars, a career high, to finish tied for first during Session II of the NCAA Semifinals ... Finished the regular season nationally ranked No. 11 on beam, No. 13 on bars and No. 21 in all-around ... Earned seven individual titles, including two all-around, three bars and two on beam ... Competed in the all-around at 10 meets ... Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 15, Arizona State) ... Took the top all-around spot at Arizona State (39.350) and at TWU (39.300) ... Set a then-career high of 9.925 on bars at Iowa State ... Tied career high on beam twice, earning a 9.95 at the Perfect 10 Challenge and vs. UCLA ... Set a career high on floor with a 9.9 at West Virginia ... Set a career high in the all-around with a 39.525 at the Perfect 10 Challenge

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Trained under Tiffany Orem at Champion Gymnastics ... Named the 2009 Kentucky Gymnast of the Year ... Was a three-time National qualifier and former National team member ... Was the champion on balance beam and placed third in the country in the All-Around at the USA Junior Olympic Championships ... Was a member of the JO National Team and participated in the National Training Camp ... Placed fifth at the 2007 JO Nationals on floor and sixth on bars ... Placed second on beam at the 2006 JO Nationals ... Was an eight-time state champion in Kentucky as well as a member of the Region 5 All-Star Team.

PERSONAL

2012 (FRESHMAN)

Daughter of Jerry and Virginia Brewer ... Majoring in communication ... Also recruited by Auburn, LSU, Alabama, N.C. State, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska.

Earned second-team All-America honors in the all-around and on bars ... Was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week in the final week of the regular season on March 20 ... Won three individual event titles in 2012 ... Brewer won the all-around and the beam titles at Missouri on Feb. 17 and tied for the beam title against Alabama on March 2 ... Competed in the all-around in the final eight meets of the year ... In her first career beam routine, Brewer scored a career-high 9.95 ... Posted her career-best all-around score in OU’s win over national champion Alabama with a 39.375 ... Tied her career-high of 9.875 on bars during the NCAA Championship Semifinal on April 20, also posted a 9.875 on bars at TWU on Jan. 21 and in the Big 77

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BARS 9.925

BEAM 9.925

J U N I O R | 5 - 3 | B L U E S P R I N G S , M O.

strength of character is the first thing that comes to mind with becca. she places her core values as a top priority. she often provides great perspective for teammates and definitely leads by example.

-head coach k.j. kindler

double up

In 2013, Clark became the fourth OU gymnast to capture prestigious athletic and academic All-America honors in the same season of competition.

athletic&academic

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rebecca clark 2013 (SOPHOMORE)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

First team All-American (bars) ... Big 12 Beam CoChampion with a 9.9 at the Big 12 Championship ... Also finished third at the Big 12 meet with a 9.9 on bars ... NCAA Norman Regional Co-Champion on bars with a 9.9 ... Scored a career-high 9.925 at NCAA Semifinal on bars to earn All-America honors ... Scored a career-high 9.925 on beam at Super Six finals ... Finished seventh on bars at the NCAA Individual Finals, scoring 9.8250 ... Academic All-Big 12 ... Competed on bars at every meet and on beam at six meets ... Finished the regular season ranked No. 22 nationally on bars ... Scored a 9.9 on bars at Iowa State, then tied the same mark later in the season vs. UCLA and at the Big 12 Championship ... Scored a 9.9 on beam at Alabama and at the Big 12 meet.

A senior international elite gymnast out of Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) ... Trained under Al Fong and Armine Barutyan-Fong ... Tested International Elite in 2006 ... Competed in VISA Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Represented the United States in Italy at the Grand Prix competition as well as Pacific Rim in California ... Finished 11th overall and sixth on beam at the 2009 VISA Championships after moving up to the Senior International Elite level ... Was a two-time gold medalist as a member of the U.S. National team (20072008 and 2008-2009) ... Recorded five top-five finishes and two top-10 finishes at international competitions from 2007-2009.

2012 (FRESHMAN)

Daughter of Gary and Karen Clark ... A 4.0 student at Blue Springs South High School ... Majoring in accounting ... Also recruited by Georgia and Missouri.

PERSONAL

Missed the second half of the season after suffering a season-ending knee injury during practice in midFebruary ... Boasted career-high scores of 9.875 on vault, 9.85 on bars and 9.9 on beam before her injury ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 14 ... Scored her career-best 9.9 on beam against Nebraska, Minnesota and TWU on Feb. 3 ... Posted a 9.875 (career-high) on vault in the first meet of the season on Jan 7 at Kentucky and at Arkansas on Feb. 5 ... Also scored her career-high 9.85 on bars against the Razorbacks ... Won the beam title against N.C. State with a 9.825 on Jan. 27 ... Posted a 9.8 or higher in 17 of her 21 routines, including her last 10 straight performances.

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JUNIOR | 5-6 | THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS

haley has been a true hero in several situations. in dire straits, she has stepped into a competitive role on more than one occasision and saved the day. she has made it a point to always be prepared.

-head coach k.j. kindler

stepping up

Sorensen has played a key role as a backup contributor for the Sooners, providing ever-important depth to the lineup on vault. Her contributions have been hugely important for OU on multiple occasions, including when she stepped into the vault lineup as a true freshman at the NCAA Champaign Regional when teammate Hayden Ward was injured. Sorensen’s efforts helped OU to a regional title. 83

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haley sorensen 2013 (SOPHOMORE)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Competed on vault at two meets, scoring a career-high 9.825 at home vs. No. 11 Denver and recording a 9.625 at Arizona State.

A four-year level 10 gymnast ... Trained under Terry Walker and Tamara Walker out of Cypress Academy of Gymnastics in Houston, Texas, the same club gym of OU’s 2010 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, Natasha Kelley, as well as OU alum and USA Olympian, Jonathon Horton ... Tied for sixth on beam and placed 18th in the all-around at the 2008 JO Nationals ... Finished third in the all-around, seventh on vault, third on bars, fifth on beam and second on floor at the Region III championships in 2008.

2012 (FRESHMAN) Competed vault for the first time all season at the NCAA Champaign Regional and scored a 9.7 in the final routine of the night after being forced to step in for Hayden Ward who tore her ACL during her bar landing in the first routine of the competition ... Also vaulted at the NCAA Championship Semifinal and posted a 9.675 ... Performed an exhibition routine on beam against Nebraska, Minnesota and TWU on Feb. 3.

PERSONAL Daughter of Craig and Patty Sorensen ... Has a twin sister, Stacey and an older sister, Amy ... Native of The Woodlands, Texas ... Nickname is HaySo ... Majoring in General Management.

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SOPHOMORE | 5-5 | DULUTH, MINN.

“

maile is like our secret weapon. last season she was sidelined on every event except vault; now, she is a contender on all events for the sooners. she is spirited and passionate and it shows!

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-head coach k.j. kindler

big spark

Kanewa is expected to be an impact performer on multiple events in 2014 after coming back from injury last season to be a dominant vaulter for OU.

big 12

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maile’ana kanewa 2013 (FRESHMAN)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Big 12 Vault Champion with a 9.925 at the Big 12 Championship ... Began competing on Feb. 22 vs. UCLA after sitting out the first half of the season due to wrist surgery ... Big 12 Specialist of the Week (Feb. 26) ... Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (March 11) ... Took the individual vault title vs. UCLA in her first collegiate meet by scoring a 9.925 ... Recorded a career-best 9.95 on vault vs. Arizona, earning her second individual title ... Scored a 9.9 at the NCAA Norman Regional on vault, finishing third ... Scored 9.85 on vault at both sessions of the NCAA Championships.

Finished 10th in 2012 and 3rd in 2011 in the all-around at the Junior Olympic Nationals...2011 Junior Olympic National Team Member ... 2011 Nastia Cup Qualifier ... 2012, 2011 Regional vault champion ... 2011 Regional floor champion... Minnesota Gymnast of the Year nominee ... High scores from pre-collegiate competitions: all-around-37.9, vault-9.875, beam-9.5, bars-9.475, floor-9.675 ... Coached by Kara and Mark Waterhouse

PERSONAL Daughter of Robert Kanewa and Kristin Cooper-Kanewa ... Full name is Maile’ana Mekeanuenue Kanewa-Mariano ... Goes by Maile (My-lee) ... Has one sister, Makialani ... Born in Hawaii ... 4.0 student at Duluth Denfeld ... Plans to major in physical therapy or athletic training ... Recruited by Nebraska, Arkansas, Minnesota, Florida and Iowa State

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bars 9.925

beam 9.9

floor 9.9

aa 39.650

SOPHO MOR E | 5 - 3 | NA P E RVI L L E , ILL.

when the lights go on, keeley embraces that moment. she is incredible under pressure and shows amazing poise on the biggest of stages. she has a way of putting her team at ease when she competes.

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-head coach k.j. kindler

key asset

Kmieciak competed in the all-around in seven meets for OU as a true freshman, taking home six individual titles (vault-three, bars-two, beam-one).

two-time

all-big 12 2013 VAULT, BARS* *NACGC SECOND-TEAM ALL_AMERICAN

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keeley kmieciak 2013 (FRESHMAN)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

NACGC second team All-Americna (bars) ... Two-time AllBig 12 (vault, bars) ... three-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Jan. 22, Feb. 12, Feb. 26) ... Took six individual titles, including three vault, two bars and one beam ... Participated in 11 meets, competing in the all-around seven times ... Against No. 5 UCLA, set career highs in the all-around (39.650) and on every event, including a 9.925 on vault and bars and a 9.9 on beam and floor ... Ranked No. 13 nationally on bars at the end of the regular season ... Missed the last two meets of the regular season and the Big 12 Championships due to a tonsillectomy ... Competed on vault and beam at the NCAA Norman Regional and at both meets at the NCAA Championships.

Three-time Junior Olympic National Team Member (2009, 2011, 2012) ... Trained under Jess Holtz and Marco Bravo ... Finished first at Nationals in 2012 in vault, floor and all-around ... Five-time National Champion in 2009 ... Finished second in the all-around at the 2011 JO Nationals ... Two-time Region 5 Athlete of the Year (2009, 2012) ... Three-time Region 5 All-Star ... Threetime State Champion ...High scores from pre-collegiate competitions: all-around-39.0, vault-10.0, beam-9.75, bars-9.675, floor-9.85

PERSONAL Daughter of Mari and Gary Kmieciak ... Has three sisters ... Majoring in entrepreneurship and minoring in health and exercise science ... Also recruited by Alabama and Illinois.

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SOPHOMORE | 5-1 | BOERNE, TEXAS

hunter is a talented artist and devoted teammate. she is in phenomenal physical shape and has made incredible improvement over the summer months. we will depend on her to be a staple in the vault lineup.

-head coach k.j. kindler

ready to roll

Price arrived at OU set to appear as a vault specialist for the Sooners last season. She competed in Oklahoma’s first meet of the season at Georgia, logging a 9.625 against the GymDawgs. Price figures to be a key contender for a spot in the Sooner vault lineup this season, which is counting on big contributions from underclassmen after losing senior Brie Olson to graduation. 97

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hunter price 2013 (FRESHMAN)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Competed in the season opener and first-ever collegiate meet on vault at No. 11 Georgia, posting a 9.625.

Won the vault at the 2011 Regionals with a 9.975 ... 2-time Texas State Championships vault champion (2010, 2011) ... 2-time Region 3 Championships vault champion (2010, 2011)

PERSONAL Full name is Hunter Rochelle Price ... Father is Doug Price ... Has a twin brother named Joshua ... Majoring in communications at Oklahoma ... Chose OU over TWU.

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bars 9.9

floor 9.975

SOPHOMORE | 5-3 | RIVERSIDE, ILL.

powerful, graceful, humble, honest... these are just a few of haley’s qualities. she had one of the most successful freshman seasons in the country last year. she is a rock for ou.

-head coach k.j. kindler

anchor

A three-event standout in her freshman season, Scaman anchored OU’s floor lineup, posting a 9.875 in Super Six finals to boost the Sooners to a runner-up team finish.

big 12

newcomer of the year NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK JAN. 8, FEB. 5, FEB. 9, MARCH 5

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haley scaman 2013 (FRESHMAN)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... NACGC first team AllAmerican on floor ... Big 12 Floor Champion after scoring a 9.95 at the Big 12 Championship ... NCAA Norman Regional Co-Champion on floor, scoring a 9.9 ... Participated at the NCAA Championships on vault, bars and floor, scoring a 9.875 as the floor anchor at the Super Six to push OU over Alabama for national runners-up ... Two-time All-Big 12 (vault, floor), finishing the regular season ranked atop the conference on both events ... Fourtime Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Feb. 19 and March 5) and Big 12 Specialist of the Week (Jan. 22) ... Nationally ranked No. 3 on floor at the end of the regular season, the highest of any freshman ... Claimed 12 individual event titles, including eight on floor, three on vault and one on bars ... Scored a career-high 9.975 on floor vs. UCLA ... Scored a 9.95 on floor at four different meets ... scored a season-best 9.925 on vault on Senior Day ... Totaled a 9.9 on bars at the Metroplex Challenge ... Competed in every meet for the Sooners.

2011 Junior Olympic National Team Member ... Threetime National Champion (vault - 2010, 2011, bars - 2011) ... Also took third on floor and fourth on bars at 2010 JO Nationals ... Finished second in the all-around and third on floor at the 2011 JO Nationals ... Took third on floor at the 2012 JO Nationals ... 2011 Region 5 All-Star ... 2011 Region 5 all-around champion while taking first in vault, beam and floor ... 2012 Region 5 champion on vault, bars and beam and second in the all-around ... 2011 state champion in every title ... Four-time Illinois state vault champion at level 10 ...High scores from precollegiate competitions: all-around-39.025, vault-9.925, beam-9.75, bars-9.675, floor-9.85 ...Trained under Todd Gardiner, Amy Blackburn and Lenore Schwart.

PERSONAL Daughter of Lori and Rick Scaman ... has two siblings, Gabrielle and Hunter ... Majoring in business ... Also recruited by Utah, Nebraska, Michigan, UCLA and Georgia

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FRESHMAN | 5-2 | PLANO, TEXAS

“

chayse is wise beyond her years. she is confident in who she is and her happiness is contagious. she is like a sponge, absorbing every comment and critique to improve herself. i know she is destined for big things.

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-head coach k.j. kindler

just dance

A strong performer at the state, regional and national level, Capps brings a true dance background to the gym with over 10 years of lessons under her belt.

2012 junior olympic

national vault runner-up FOUR TEXAS STATE TITLES VAULT (2011, 2013) FLOOR (2011, 2013)

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chayse capps CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL

Level 10 gymnast ... Competed at Infinite Bounds under the instruction of Cindy Dove, Tiffany Chandler and Larry McDonough ... Took fourth nationally on vault in the Senior B division at the 2013 JO National Championships ... Aided Region III to team gold in the Senior B division at 2013 JO Nationals ... Finished in the top five in the allaround (tie-second), floor (third), bars (third) and beam (fourth) at the 2013 Region III Championships ... Twotime Texas State Champion on vault (2011, 2013) and floor (2011, 2012) ... Was the national runner-up on vault at the 2012 JO National Championships ... Earned third on vault and fifth on beam and in the all-around at the 2012 Region III Championships ... Took eighth on beam at the 2011 JO National Championships ... 2011 Region III Champion on floor and runner-up on vault and beam.

Full name is Chayse Nicole Capps ... Parents are Ken and Melanie Capps ... Majoring in health and exercise science at OU ... Also recruited by Illinois, Arizona, Denver and Utah.

GET TO KNOW CHAYSE CAPPS My favorite thing about my hometown is.... family and friends.

Other than OU, my favorite sports teams are... the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.

Since moving to OU, I have learned... time management and the importance of a team.

The TV shows I can’t miss are... The Biggest Loser and So You Think You Can Dance.

My favorite thing about OU is... the campus and the success of the athletic programs.

The meal I could eat every day is... grilled chicken salad with my homemade vinegarette.

When I grow up, I want to be... a physician’s assistant for an orthopedic surgeon/doctor.

The talent I wish I had is... singing.

In my free time, I love to... go shopping!

People would be surprised to know that... I graduated a year early. . The teammate that makes me laugh the most is... Maile’ana Kenewa.

The coolest place I have been to was... Honduras, Washington D.C., or Mexico.

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FRESHMAN | 5-3 | NORMAN, OKLA.

“

reagan shared with me from the beginning that she only had the desire to be a sooner. no other school would do. her most impressive qualities are her desire to progress and her incredible optimism. she is a believer!

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-head coach k.j. kindler home sweet home

Hailing from Norman, Hemry chose to continue her OU career at the university in her own backyard. She earned a top-10 finish on bars at the 2013 JO National Championships.

three-time

oklahoma state champion 2013 BARS, FLOOR, ALL-AROUND

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reagan hemry CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL

Level 10 gymnast ... Trained under Christian Ivanov and former OU gymnast Coral Borda at Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Norman ... Finished eighth on bars at the 2013 JO National Championships ... Earned three top10 finishes at the 2013 Region III Championships on bars (tie-third), floor (tie-sixth) and in the all-around (seventh) ... 2013 Oklahoma State Champion on bars, floor and in the all-around ... Took second on bars and third on beam and in the all-around at the 2012 JO National Invitational Tournament ... Finished in the top three on every event at the 2012 Oklahoma State Championships, including second on all-around, floor and bars ... Captured fifth nationally on bars and beam at the 2010 JO National Invitational ... High scores from precollegiate competition at level 10: all-around-37.450, vault-9.325, bars-9.675, beam-9.575, floor-9.50.

Full name is Reagan Leigh Hemry ... Nickname is Rea or Rea Rea ... Parents are Heidi and Tom Hemry ... Major is undeclared ... Chose OU over Nebraska, Arkansas, Arizona and Denver.

GET TO KNOW REAGAN HEMRY My favorite thing about my hometown is… it has a little bit of everything--the people are really nice and it is a college town, which is lots of fun.

The meal I could eat every day is… Steak with sautéed mushrooms, sweet potatoes and macaroni and cheese--yummy!

Since moving to OU, I have learned… how to manage my time, both in the gym during workouts and out of the gym with homework.

My hidden talent is… knowing tons of country and classic rock song lyrics.

In my free time, I love to… read, watch movies, hunt, fish and spend time with friends and family.

People would be surprised to know that… I’ve never broken any bones except for my nose, and I didn’t even break it while doing gymnastics!

Other than OU, my favorite sports team is… the Denver Broncos.

My perfect day would be… 75 degrees outside on a horseback ride with loved ones.

The TV shows I can’t miss are... Nashville, Parenthood, That 70s Show and Duck Dynasty.

Three words to describe myself are… encouraging, positive and determined.

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FRESHMAN | 5-2 | MIAMI, OKLA.

charity is so intense. she wants to deliver her best every day. you can see she holds herself to a high standard and finds it difficult to satisfy her inner perfectionist. it is this quality that will push her to her potential.

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-head coach k.j. kindler

sooner-born

A native Oklahoman, Jones brings several years of dominant club performances to the gym for OU: she was an 11-time state champion at Dynamo in Oklahoma City.

four-time junior olympic

national champion

2012 VAULT, FLOOR, ALL-AROUND 2011 ALL-AROUND

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charity jones CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL

Level 10 gymnast from Oklahoma City ...Trained at Dynamo under the instruction of Dennis and Shannon Harrison ... Took first in the 2013 Oklahoma State Championships on bars, floor and in the all-around ... Had an outstanding 2012 season that included winning the all-around title at the Nastia Liukin Cup, sweeping the Oklahoma State Championships on every event, an all-around victory at the Region III Championships and an all-around title at the JO National Championships ... Also earned vault and floor titles at the JO National Championships in 2012 ... Was named the 2012 Region III Gymnast of the Year and earned the Shannon Miller award as the top gymnast from the state of Oklahoma ... Won the all-around at the 2011 JO National Championships ... Took top honors on bars, beam, floor and in the all-around at the 2011 Oklahoma State Championships ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at level 10: all-around-38.875, vault-9.90, bars-9.85, beam-9.70, floor-9.80.

Full name is Charity Lyn Jones ... Parents are Thomas and Rebecca Jones ... Has not declared a major at OU ... Chose Oklahoma over Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Stanford and Arkansas.

GET TO KNOW CHARITY JONES Since moving to OU, I have learned... to be more independent.

My favorite sport to watch is... football.

My favorite thing about OU is... that we are all one big family.

The TV shows I can’t miss are... Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

My most prized possession is... my phone.

The meal I could eat every day is... sushi.

In my free time, I love to... shop.

People would be surprised to know that... I’ve lived with my grandparents for 10 years.

The coolest place I have been to was... Cancun, Mexico.

The teammate I look up to the most is... Hayden Ward

Other than OU, my favorite sports team is... the Dallas Cowboys.

My perfect day would be... to be on the beach with Liam Hemsworth!

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F R E S H M A N | 4 - 8 | D E S M O I N E S , I OWA

“

kara has a quirky sense of humor--she will surprise you with off-the-wall observations and crack you up! she is light, elegant, quick on bars and beam and has dynamic qualities on floor and vault. the whole package!

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-head coach k.j. kindler

finish on top

Lovan earned eight Region IV titles in four years, culminating in a run to the 2013 JO National Championships that earned her top honors on bars and in the allaround, and top-ten finishes on vault and floor.

two-time junior olympic

national champion 2013 BARS, ALL-AROUND

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kara lovan CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL

Level 10 gymnast ... Trained at Triad Gymnastics under Tom and Donna Moretti ... Two-time junior elite ... 2013 JO National Champion in the Senior C Division all-around ... Also earned top-ten finishes on bars (tie-first), vault (tie-sixth) and floor (tie-seventh) at 2013 JO National Championships ... Took first in the all-around and on bars, beam and floor at the 2013 Region IV Championships... Qualified for JO National Championships in 2011 and 2010 ... Finished first in the all-around, on beam and floor and second on bars at the Region IV Championships in 2011 ... Finished fourth on beam and fifth in the all-around at the 2010 JO National Championships ... Captured first on beam, second in the all-around and fifth on vault and floor at the 2010 Region IV Championships ... Earned first-place finishes in the all-around and on bars, beam and floor at the 2010 Northern Lights Classic ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at level 10: allaround-38.475, vault-9.85, bars-9.675, beam-9.825, floor-9.725.

Full name is Kara Hope Lovan ... Parents are Seuang and Kay Lovan ... Majoring in actuary science.

GET TO KNOW KARA LOVAN My favorite thing about my hometown is… being able to drive on country roads without traffic and put on personal concerts in my car. My favorite thing about OU is… the atmosphere and how friendly everyone is.

The TV show I can’t miss is… The Today Show! (I enjoy the news.) My hidden talent is… being able to solve a Rubik’s Cube. People would be surprised to know that… I played the saxophone in the 5th & 6th grade.

When I grow up, I want to be… an actuary.

The teammate I look up to the most is… Taylor Spears.

The coolest place I have been to was… Coronado Beach in San Diego.

My pre-meet superstition is… listening to a certain playlist I have on my phone.

Other than OU, my favorite sports team is… OKC Thunder.

Three words to describe myself are… short, witty, and compassionate.

My favorite sport to watch is… besides gymnastics, basketball or baseball.

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F R E S H M A N | 5 - 0 | M C K I N N E Y, T E X A S

kenzie is very accomplished for someone so young. she has experience competing on the biggest stage in the country amongst the best. watch for her bar ‘wow’-factor to have a big impact on the sooners!

-head coach k.j. kindler

elite

A senior international elite gymnast, Wofford was a three-time U.S. National Team member. She returned to level 10 in 2013 and earned a JO National title on bars.

three-time United States

national2010team member 2011 2012 SENIOR INTERNATIONAL ELITE

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mckenzie wofford CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL

Competed as a senior international elite gymnast at Zenith Gymnastics ... Trained under Tatiana Schegolkova while competing on the national and international level ... Member of the United States National Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Won bars at every level 10 meet she competed in 2013 ... Notched top five national finishes on bars (tie-first), beam (tie-fourth) and in the all-around (fourth) at the 2013 JO Level 10 National Championships in the Senior C Division ... Qualified to the VISA Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Finished second on bars and eighth in the all-around at the 2010 VISA Championships ... Placed sixth on bars at the Secret U.S. Classic in 2012 ... Served as an alternate to the 2011 Pan American Games ... Finished fourth in the all-around and on beam and fifth on bars at the 2011 CoverGirl Classic ... Took first on bars and beam, second in the all-around and third on vault in the 2010 Bumpo Cup in South Africa ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at level 10: all-around-38.800, vault-9.80, bars-9.825, beam9.625, floor-9.725.

Full name is McKenzie Kristine Wofford ... Nickname is Kenzie ... Parents are John and Kristie Wofford ... Majoring in nutrition at OU.

GET TO KNOW MCKENZIE WOFFORD Since moving to OU, I have learned... that OU has the best sunsetes you’ll ever see.

My hidden talent is… water-skiing...if that counts!

My favorite thing about OU is… the campus and my team!

People would be surprised to know that… I am really scared of heights.

When I grow up, I want to be… either a gymnastics coach or a personal trainer.

The teammate that makes me laugh the most is… all of them! I can’t think of one person in particular.

My most prized possession is... my car.

My pre-meet superstition is… I have to use the same amount of bobby pins, ponytails and the same ribbon the whole season.

The coolest place I have been to was… either South Africa or Italy.

My perfect day would be... winning a national championship!

My favorite sport to watch is… baseball or basketball.

Three words to describe myself are… short, trustworthy and competitive.

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ONLY COACH IN NCAA HISTORY TO LEAD TWO PROGRAMS TO THE SUPER SIX

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TWO-TIME NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2005, 2010

3

LED OKLAHOMA TO THREE TOPTHREE NCAA FINISHES IN FOUR SEASONS

Iowa State: 2006

2010 (2nd), 2011 (3rd),

Oklahoma: 2010, 2011, 2013

2013 (2nd)

K.J.KINDLER HEAD COACH | EIGHTH SEASON (184-48-2)

Entering her eighth season at the helm of the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team, two-time National Coach of the Year K.J. Kindler has elevated the Sooner program to one of the nation’s elite.

captured seven All-America awards and a seventh-place finish in the country. Kindler was named the South Central Regional Head Coach of the Year in 2011 after guiding OU to its third undefeated regular season in four years. A program-best 11 OU gymnasts were named All-Americans as the Sooners went on to win an NCAA Regional title and finish third in the nation. On Jan. 23, 2011, Kindler collected her 100th win with the OU program as the Sooners defeated TWU, 196.175-193.050.

In 2013, Kindler led OU to the program’s third NCAA Super Six team finals appearance. The squad earned seven All-America honors en route to a second-place team effort overall, tying for the highest finish in program history. The performance marked OU’s third top-three finish in the last four seasons under Kindler.

In 2010, the National Coach of the Year, Regional Coach of the Year and Big 12 Coach of the Year led Oklahoma to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships with seven All-Americans, including Big 12 Sportswoman of the Year Hollie Vise. Vise was an All-American on bars, beam and floor and finished as the national runnerup on bars and floor. With the performance, Kindler became the first head coach in NCAA history to lead two separate programs to the Super Six (Iowa State--2006; Oklahoma--2010, 2011 and 2013).

Under Kindler’s leadership, OU has captured five Big 12 championships, four consecutive NCAA regional titles and 41 NCAA All-America awards. The collegiate gymnastics community has recognized Kindler for her coaching achievements, awarding her National Coach of Year honors twice (2005 and 2010), Regional Coach of the Year accolades five times (2004, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2013) and Big 12 Coach of the Year laurels a league-record seven times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013).

Under the direction of Kindler, the Sooners closed 2010 with a final record of 29-3. The win total broke the previous program best of 26 that was set in 1989 under Becky Switzer. Kindler guided the Sooners to the only undefeated regular season in the NCAA in 2010 (22-0) en route to postseason titles at the Big 12 Championship and NCAA University Park Regional.

The 2013 season marked one of the finest in Oklahoma program history. OU spent the entirety of the season ranked in the top three nationally, including two weeks at No. 1. OU defeated nine top-25 teams, including four top-10 squads, en route to the program’s 11th conference title and an NCAA Regional championship. The Sooners’ regular season efforts were recognized with a nation-best 11 NACGC/W All-America awards. Kindler’s leadership throughout the team’s stellar season earned her Coach of the Year honors from the Big 12 and the South Central Region. The seven All-America honors earned in 2013 give Kindler 58 career All-Americans, including 41 at Oklahoma. Kindler also coached her team to seven individual conference titles, boosting her career total to 42 Big 12 champions and 29 at OU. Five Sooners earned regional event titles at the NCAA Norman Regional, giving Kindler 26 career regional event champions and 17 with Oklahoma.

Kindler’s squad continued its Big 12 dominance, winning its third-straight Big 12 title with a team score of 197.175, the highest score by a conference champion since 2001. OU swept all four team event titles and won at least a share of all four individual event titles. The Sooners won their second-straight Big 12 title in 2009, while posting individual event titles on bars and beam at the conference championship. Megan Ferguson earned All-America status with her stellar performance on beam as the Sooners won eight beam titles in 2009.

Kindler has combined athletic and academic success throughout her career with 69 Academic All-Big 12 honorees and 50 NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans.

The 2008 campaign started with 21 consecutive victories, including all 18 regular season meetings, as OU finished the regular season as the only undefeated team in the country.

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six seasons at ISU from 2001-06, Kindler coached nine regional event champions, 11 NCAA individual championship qualifiers and 18 Big 12 champions.

OU recorded only two scores lower than 9.8 in the final three events of the 2008 conference championship as the Sooners clinched at least a share of all four individual event titles - marking just the third time in Big 12 history that a school clinched at least a share of all four apparatus wins.

Kindler, an Iowa State graduate, joined the Cyclone staff as an assistant coach in 1992.

Named head coach of the Sooners in the summer of 2006, Kindler quickly positioned the OU squad among the nation’s elite in her first season in Norman in 2007. That year, the Sooners rattled off a streak of 12 consecutive victories, nine of which came on the road, including an upset of then-No. 6 Nebraska in Lincoln, a feat no OU team had accomplished since 1991.

As an ISU gymnast, Kindler was a three-time MVP for the Cyclones and runner-up in the all-around at the 1992 Big Eight Championships. She was the school’s first individual NCAA Regional qualifier and competed three times in the postseason meet.

Oklahoma finished second at the Big 12 Championships before heading to the NCAA Central Regional, taking second place before finishing eighth at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish up to that point in program history.

Kindler hails from Lake Elmo, Minn., and trained under Mary Jane Olsen at Hamline University in St. Paul. In high school, she moved to Connecticut and trained under Frank and Laurie DeFrancesco at Arena Academy in Stamford and Walter Hawkes at Wilton High School. In Connecticut, she won multiple conference and state titles.

Prior to her hiring at OU, Kindler spent six seasons as the head coach at Iowa State. In her final season in Ames in 2006, Kindler led Iowa State to its third trip to the NCAA Championships and its first appearance in the Super Six team finals. During

Kindler is married to OU assistant coach Lou Ball. The couple has two daughters, Maggie and Adelade.

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ASSISTANT COACH | EIGHTH SEASON Assistant coach Lou Ball enters his eighth season with Oklahoma women’s gymnastics as the primary coach on vault and co-coach on uneven bars.

Ball and Haley teamed up to coach three Sooner gymnasts to All-America honors on bars. Erica Brewer and Rebecca Clark both earned first-team All-America honors and top-10 NCAA finishes on the event, while Brie Olson was a second-team All-American. Ball and Haley’s gymnasts captured 18 titles on bars throughout the season.

The 2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year along with fellow OU assistant coach Tom Haley, Ball has aided OU to three top-three finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013, including program-best runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2013.

In 2012, Ball helped coach OU to a Big 12 championship, regional championship and seventh-place national finish, marking Oklahoma’s ninth-straight trip to the NCAAs.

Ball has also helped Oklahoma become one of just four programs to qualify for the last ten NCAA Championships and one of only five teams to reach the Super Six three of the last four seasons.

Oklahoma’s 2011 squad earned its third undefeated regular season in four years while 11 gymnasts captured All-America honors. Ball again earned coach of the year honors at the regional level as he aided OU to the NCAA Norman Regional title and a third-place performance at the NCAA Championships.

Ball has been named Region Assistant Coach of the Year five times on his way to helping OU to five Big 12 Championships in the past seven years and four-straight NCAA Regional titles.

In 2010, OU finished in a program-best second place after making its first-ever NCAA Super Six team finals appearance. The Sooners also went undefeated in the regular season, beat No. 1 Alabama and eight other top-25 opponents, claimed their thirdstraight Big 12 Championship and won the 2010 NCAA University Park Regional title.

OU has garnered 17 All-America honors on bars and vault under Ball’s leadership, including NCAA vault runner-up Madison Mooring in 2011. Gymnasts at Oklahoma have brought home 11 awards on bars and six on vault in the past seven seasons. Ball’s efforts have also resulted in seven Big 12 champions on bars and four on vault for the Sooners.

OU won 12 of 13 team event titles on bars under the direction of Haley and Ball, while Hollie Vise earned All-America distinction and was NCAA Runner-Up on the apparatus. The Sooners didn’t count a fall on the apparatus in 2010 and posted only two team scores below 49.000.

In 2013, Ball helped coach OU to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships, tying for the best finish in program history. The Sooners won a Big 12 championship and took top honors at the NCAA Norman Regional en route to their record-setting performance.

Ball’s vault squad posted a team score of 49.000 or higher in 14 of 15 competitions in 2010. OU won the team vault title 11 times in 2010, including the Big 12 vault title and NCAA University Park Regional vault title.

Ball’s vault squad captured a total of 13 individual event titles on the season. Under Ball’s tutelage, freshman Maile’ana Kanewa overcame preseason surgery to earn top honors on vault three times, including the Big 12 vault championship. Ball also coached Madison Mooring to first-team All-America honors and an appearance in the NCAA individual finals on the event.

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Under Ball’s leadership, an OU gymnast won the individual vault title 11 times, including the Big 12 vault title (shared by Jackie Flanery, Brie Olson and Natalie Ratcliff). Ball also helped Sara Stone achieve the program’s first perfect score since 2008 when Stone posted a 10.0 on vault at Michigan State.

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In 2009, OU closed the year with top-10 team rankings on both vault and bars and won a combined 14 team titles on the two events. Every member of the 2009 Oklahoma vault lineup posted a season high of at least 9.85, including three with scores higher than 9.9.

Ball and K.J. Kindler have had five of their club gymnasts go on to compete at the NCAA level. In addition, Ball coached individuals to Level 10 USA Nationals for eight consecutive years, and his Level 8, 9 and 10 teams all captured Iowa state titles. In 1999 and 2001 Ball was named Iowa USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year.

Ball’s expertise on the two events was evident in 2008 as Oklahoma closed the season ranked first in the Big 12 and 10th in the country on both apparatuses. OU won 11 bars titles and notched 10 wins on vault during the regular season, capped off by 23 individual event titles on the two events alone.

Prior to his time in Iowa, Ball served as head coach at Cahoy’s Gymnastics School in Omaha, Neb., for three years where he led several individuals to berths at USA Nationals.

In his first season at OU in 2007, Ball also guided Brittney Koncak-Schumann to AllAmerica status on vault.

As an athlete, Ball competed as a vault and floor exercise specialist at the University of Nebraska from 1990-93. He was an NCAA vault finalist in 1992 and helped the Cornhuskers to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in 1992 and 1993.

Prior to joining the Oklahoma program, Ball spent 11 years as administrative assistant coach at Iowa State where he was named the 2005 NACGCW National Co-Assistant Coach of the Year. He was also honored as an NCAA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2002.

Ball also earned All-Big Eight honors on vault in 1992 and 1993. Ball transferred to Nebraska in 1990 after spending two seasons as a member of the gymnastics team at Michigan.

At Iowa State, Ball served as the primary coach on vault and uneven bars. During his tenure in Ames, the Cyclones rewrote the school record books on both events and six of his gymnasts won Big 12 titles on bars.

Ball earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Iowa State in 1999.

Ball also coached a two-time regional bars co-champion and a pair of two-time All-Americans on vault.

He is married to OU head coach K.J. Kindler and the couple lives in Norman with their two daughters, Maggie and Adelade.

While at Iowa State, Ball was a co-owner and head coach at the Cardinal Gymnastics Academy where he qualified five gymnasts to the national TOPS team and camp held annually at USA gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi’s ranch.

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Tom Haley enters his eighth year as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team in 2013. The 2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year with fellow OU assistant Lou Ball, Haley also shared the 2011 and 2013 awards for South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year with Ball, giving him four career Region Coach of the Year honors.

Ball and Haley also coached three OU gymnasts to All-America honors on bars, including two first-teamers. OU won a total of 11 team bar titles and 12 individual bar titles. In 2010, OU finished in a program-best second place after making its first-ever NCAA Super Six team finals appearance. The Sooners also went undefeated in the regular season, beat No. 1 Alabama and eight other top-25 opponents, claimed their thirdstraight Big 12 Championship and won the 2010 NCAA University Park Regional title.

The primary floor coach and co-coach on bars, Haley guided four OU gymnasts to All-America honors in 2013. Haley and Ball aided Erica Brewer and Rebecca Clark to first-team awards and top-10 NCAA finishes, while Taylor Spears earned secondteam accolades. Brie Olson also captured second-team All-America honors on floor under Haley’s tutelage. Overall, the Sooners earned 18 individual titles on bars and 13 on floor in 2013.

After the Sooners’ stellar 2010 season, Haley was named National Assistant Coach of the Year along with fellow OU assistant coach Lou Ball. The two also shared 2010 Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honors.

Haley’s coaching was instrumental in Oklahoma’s record-setting 2013 campaign, which saw the Sooners finish as runners-up at the NCAA Championships after claiming Big 12 and NCAA Norman Regional titles.

Haley helped the Sooners shine on floor in 2010, as OU scored a 49.000 or higher on the apparatus in every competition. Under Haley’s tutelage, senior Hollie Vise finished in second place on floor at the NCAA Individual Event Finals and earned AllAmerican honors on the apparatus in her first season of competition on the event

While coaching at OU, Haley has guided 11 Sooner All-Americans on bars and eight on floor. An additional six Oklahoma gymnasts have earned Big 12 titles on floor and seven on bars under Haley’s direction.

Vise and fellow senior Jackie Flanery shared the Big 12 title on floor, while Flanery entered NCAA Championships ranked No. 1 in the country on the apparatus.

Haley’s work with the 2012 squad resulted in three All-America honors for the Sooners, who finished seventh at the NCAA Championships. The team also snagged Big 12 and NCAA Champaign Regional titles.

In 2009, Haley guided the Sooners to seven floor titles, including the conference championship and NCAA Northeast Regional championship. Haley and Ball’s bar squad also captured six team titles in 2009 while Megan Ferguson and Ashley Jackson shared the Big 12 bar title.

Haley helped the Sooners to back-to-back Super Six appearances and their second consecutive top-three finish in 2011. OU completed its third undefeated regular season in four years in 2011, maintaining the country’s longest regular season win streak.

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country on floor in 2008, posting a season regional qualifying score (RQS) of 49.315. Haley guided Kiara Redmond to All-America honors on floor while Redmond and Brittney Koncak-Schumann earned floor titles at the Big 12 Championship. Redmond went on to post a 9.925 and take top honors on floor at the 2008 NCAA South Central Regional. Prior to his hiring at OU, Haley coached for three seasons at the University of Kentucky where he was named the 2006 NACGC/W Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Before entering collegiate coaching at Kentucky, Haley, a native of San Antonio, Texas, worked as one of the top club coaches in the Southeast. From 2002-2003, he was the team coach for Level 4 Elite at the Gwinnett Gymnastics Center near Atlanta, Ga. At GGC, he coached two Region 8 Level 10 all-around champions, as well as a 2003 junior international elite qualifying gymnast. Haley served as the head coach and program director of the `Bama Bounders club program at the University of Alabama from 1996-02. With the `Bama Bounders, Haley coached a Level 10 uneven bars national champion, a Level 10 Junior Olympic National Team member and had 10 of his gymnasts receive full athletic scholarships to NCAA Division I programs. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Alabama women’s gymnastics team in 2000 and 2001. Haley married his wife, Kelli More, in May 2009. They have one son, Levi, and are expecting the birth of a daughter in mid-January.

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lindy roberts sport administrator | fifth season

Beginning her fifth season as a sport administrator with the men’s and women’s gymnastics squads is Lindy Roberts. Roberts was promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Event Management in 2011. Her job duties include overseeing all aspects of events management and facilities for all 21 OU sports while also serving as liaison and tournament director for all Big 12 and NCAA Championships hosted by the Sooners.

Roberts received her undergraduate degree in kinesiology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1999 and earned a graduate degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2002. A member of the OU Athletics Department since August of 2000, Roberts worked with the women’s basketball team for one season before joining the administrative side of athletics.

jenn richardson athletic trainer | eighth season

Responsible for the daily care, treatment, rehab and prevention of injuries for the men’s and women’s gymnastics programs, Jennifer Richardson enters her eighth year as an athletic trainer at the Oklahoma.

served as the athletic trainer for the softball team. The Hamburg, N.Y. native, has also served as the athletic trainer for the women’s soccer and women’s basketball teams at St. Mary’s College of California. She also worked with the 2005 and 2006 national championship women’s gymnastics teams at the University of Georgia.

Richardson earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from West Virginia University and obtained a master of arts degree in health studies/ sports medicine health care from the University of Alabama, where she

tiffany byrd sports nutrition | first season

Tiffany Byrd landed at OU as the Sooners’ first Director of Sports Nutrition in 2013. Byrd educates student-athletes on the importance of good nutrition and dietary habits in relation to their daily lives and athletic performance. She also works in conjunction with the staff at Oklahoma’s new state-of-the-art Sam Bradford Training Table, located in Headington Hall. oklahoma women’s gymnastics

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Byrd arrived at Oklahoma after stints at Oregon, Alabama and Murray State. She was previously the Director of Sports Nutrition at Baylor before accepting the same title at Oklahoma. Byrd received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in nutrition, fitness and health promotion and her master’s in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. She was a member of the NCAA Championship gymnastics team at Alabama as well as the Nebraska gymnastics team.

megan ferguson graduate assistant | second season

Megan Ferguson enters her second season as a graduate assistant on the women’s gymnastics staff in 2013. Ferguson took a spot on the staff after finishing an All-American career for the Sooners. Ferguson earned seven All-America citations from 2009-12 at OU, including at least one during each of her four seasons. The national runner-up on beam in 2012, Ferguson was named an All-American three times on beam, two times on uneven bars and once on floor.

Also a five-time Big 12 event champion, Ferguson was named the Big 12 Specialist of the Year for her talents on beam in addition to earning the 2012 South Central Region Gymnast of the Year award. Ferguson is in the Adult & Higher Education master’s program at OU, emphasizing in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in advertising.

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Sara Stone is in her second year as the marketing graduate assistant for women’s gymnastics. A native of Dallas, Texas, Stone was a four-year letterwinner at Oklahoma (2009-12) and was a member of three Big 12 champion Oklahoma squads and both of OU’s teams to make it to the Super Six of the NCAA National Championships.

Stone garnered All-American honors twice at OU, first in 2011 on vault and again in 2012 on beam. One of the top vaulters in the nation throughout her career, Stone recorded a perfect 10.0 on vault against Michigan State in 2010. Stone graduated from Oklahoma with a degree in Human Relations and is working towards a master’s degree in Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.

makayla hipke communications | first season

Responsible for coordinating all communication efforts for women’s gymnastics, Makayla Hipke enters her first season with the team in 2013. She handles all media requests for the team and oversees all women’s gymnastics content on SoonerSports.com. Hipke is also the primary contact for the Oklahoma soccer program. 135

Prior to her arrival in Norman in summer 2013, Hipke spent three years as a student-assistant and later, a graduate intern at the University of Nebraska. During that time she served as the lead contact for the rifle, women’s tennis, men’s gymnastics and women’s gymnastics programs. A native of Stuart, Neb., Hipke attended the University of Nebraska--Lincoln where she received her bachelor of journalism in advertising and public relations with highest distinction.

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team primary care physician | fourth season

Dr. Ted Boehm enters his fourth season as the primary care physician for women’s gymnastics. Boehm works as a Sports Medicine Physician at the Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute in Oklahoma City. Boehm also works with OU’s football, men’s gymnastics, rowing and wrestling teams.

Boehm, originally from Merced, Calif., earned a bachelor’s degree in health and sport sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 1999, and his medical degree from the OU College of Medicine in 2003. Boehm treats any illnesses and injuries of his primary care sports’ student athletes at the OU training room or at OU’s Goddard Health Center. Boehm also provides sideline and event coverage during men’s and women’s gymnastics meets, football games and wrestling matches.

david holden, m.d. team orthopedic surgeon | 13th season

Dr. David Holden, a board certified orthopedic surgeon from the McBride Clinic in Oklahoma City, returns for his 13th year with the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics program.

OCMA, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

A graduate of Duke University and the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Holden serves as a clinical instructor at the University of Oklahoma Medical School and is a member of various professional organizations including the AMA, OSMA,

Holden occasionally travels with the team to competitions and makes biweekly visits to the training facility to medically evaluate student-athletes on the OU squads.

Holden served as the U.S. athletes’ 2000 Swim Team Physician for the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and as a team physician for the U.S. Olympics in 1994, 1995 and 2008.

annette moran academic advisor | eighth season

Annette Moran has worked in the OU Athletics Department since concluding her women’s tennis eligibility in 2004. Earning a bachelor of arts in journalism in May of 2004, Moran accepted a graduate assistant position with Oklahoma Athletics in the academics office. Concluding work on her master’s of education in May 2006, Moran took oklahoma women’s gymnastics

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on the role of Assistant Director of Athletics Academic Affairs and NCAA/ CHAMPS Life Skills Coordinator in the summer of ‘06. With the position, Moran helps the women’s gymnastics squad focus on five commitments that it is making in the growth and development of its respective student-athletes: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, community service, and career development. Moran also guides the gymnasts in the planning of their class schedules and deciding on a degree program that will suit the needs of the studentathletes. Moran also advises for OU’s football and women’s tennis teams.

alicia mackey marketing | first season

Alicia Mackey is in her first season with the Oklahoma marketing office, where she oversees marketing efforts for women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, soccer and softball.

A native of Mobile, Ala., Mackey earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn in 2009. Prior to her arrival at OU, Mackey was the Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions at Akron and a Marketing Assistant at Clemson. She has also held an Athletics Marketing Internship at Auburn.

In addition to her primary sport assignments, Mackey assists with marketing for OU football and women’s basketball. She oversees the student marketing internship program at Oklahoma and is involved in student marketing efforts as well.

support staff Paul Buzzard

lisa cavanaugh

danny davis

danny haynor

shelly harmon

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DAVID BOREN UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESIDENT David L. Boren, who has served Oklahoma as governor and U.S. senator, became the thirteenth president of the University of Oklahoma in November 1994. He is the first person in state history to have served in all three positions. Boren is widely respected for his academic credentials, his longtime support of education, and for his distinguished political career as a reformer of the American political system. A graduate of Yale University in 1963, Boren majored in American history, graduated in the top one percent of his class and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, England, in 1965. In 1968, he received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was on the Law Review, elected to the Order of the Coif, and won the Bledsoe Prize as the outstanding graduate by a vote of the faculty. As Oklahoma’s governor from 1974 through 1978, Boren promoted key educational initiatives that have had an enduring impact on Oklahoma. Established during his tenure were the Oklahoma Arts Institute, the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Program, which provides scholarships for medical students and medical personnel who commit to practice in underserved rural areas. Also, the first state funding for Gifted and Talented classes was provided in 1976 and, from 1976 oklahoma women’s gymnastics

through 1978, Oklahoma ranked first among all states in the percentage increases of funding for higher education. One of Boren’s most far-reaching projects in promoting quality education at all levels is the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, which he founded in 1985. The foundation recognizes outstanding public school students and teachers and helps establish private local foundations to help give academic endowment grants to local public schools. As a senator, he was the author of the National Security Education Act in 1992, which provides scholarships for study abroad and for learning additional languages, as well as legislation to restore the tax deductibility of gifts of appreciated property to universities in 1993. Boren, also a former state legislator, spent nearly three decades in elective politics before becoming the president of the University of Oklahoma. Boren was the youngest governor in the nation when he served from 1974 to 1978. Known as a reformer, Boren campaigned with a broom as his symbol. During his term, he instituted many progressive programs, including conflict-of-interest rules, campaign-financing disclosure, stronger open meeting laws for public bodies, more competitive bidding on state government contracts, and reform of the state’s prison system, including expanded education programs for first-time offenders and the largest expansion of the work-release program in state history.

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During his time in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1994, Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture Committees and was the longestserving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From his days as a state legislator and governor of Oklahoma to Washington, Boren carried a commitment to reform, leading numerous efforts to make government work better for American citizens. As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he strengthened oversight of secret government programs and reformed the procedures for Presidential notice of such programs to Congress. For more than 10 years, he led the fight for congressional campaign finance reform and for legislation discouraging administration and congressional staff from cashing in on government experience and contacts by becoming lobbyists. In addition, he introduced legislation seeking to limit gifts and travel subsidies that government workers, including members of Congress, can receive from lobbyists. Boren also chaired the special 1992-93 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, which produced proposals to make Congress more efficient and responsive by streamlining congressional bureaucracy, reducing staff sizes and reforming procedures to end legislative gridlock. Boren left the U.S. Senate in 1994 with an approval rating of 9l percent after being reelected with 83 percent of the vote in 1990, the highest percentage in the nation in a U.S. Senate contest in that election year.

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Boren served from 1988 to 1997 as a member of the Yale University Board of Trustees. His university experience also includes four years on the faculty of Oklahoma Baptist University, where he was chairman of the Department of Political Science and chairman of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1993, the American Association of University Professors presented Boren with the Henry Yost Award as Education Advocate of the Year. In April 2004, Boren received the Mory’s Cup from the Mory’s Association at Yale University. In making the presentation to Boren it was noted that he was the first Yale graduate in the university’s history extending over three centuries to have served as a Governor, U.S. Senator and President of a major university. Under Boren’s leadership, the University of Oklahoma has developed and emerged as a “pacesetter university in American public higher education,” with 20 major new programs initiated since his inauguration. They include establishment of the Honors College, the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, a new expository writing program for freshmen modeled on the program at Harvard, an interdisciplinary religious studies program, the Artist-in-Residence Program, the International Programs Center, and the Faculty-in-Residence Program putting faculty family apartments in student residence halls. The Retired Professors Program has been started, bringing 50 retired full professors back to the University to teach freshmen.

The number of new facilities started or completed on the campus during the Boren years has matched the explosion in new programs. Since 1994, almost $1 billion in construction projects have been completed or are under way on OU’s three campuses. Among the largest of the recent projects are the $18.7 million renovation and expansion of historic Holmberg Hall, home of music and dance programs; the $67 million National Weather Center; the $19 million addition to the Michael F. Price College of Business; the $17 million Gaylord Hall for journalism and mass communication; the $27 million Stephenson Research and Technology Center; and the $83.5 million stadium project. The Health Sciences Center has a new Student Union, and the new $24 million Stanton L. Young Biomedical Research Center. Presidential Travel Scholarships, students from 111 countries on campus, more reciprocal international exchange agreements than any other university and the new International Programs Center are all making OU more international. The new Honors College helps to assure that no students need to leave Oklahoma to find an educational experience to match their potential. In 1995, Boren launched the “Reach for Excellence” fundraising campaign with a five-year goal of $200 million, which was twice as large as any fundraising drive in Oklahoma history. The drive exceeded $500 million, raising OU into the top 15 public universities in the United States in private

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endowment per capita. Since 1994, endowed professorships have increased from 100 to 560 and the OU donor base has grown from 18,000 to more than 125,000 friends and alumni. During the first 10 years of Boren’s tenure over $1 billion in private gifts were donated to the university. Above all, the Boren years have been marked by an emphasis on putting students first. There is not a university president in the country that is more committed to students as his number one priority. He teaches a freshman-level course in political science each semester and is one of the few presidents of major universities to teach. Boren is married to Molly Shi Boren, a former judge and English teacher. Mrs. Boren is President Emeritus of the Oklahoma Arts Institute, which provides education programs in nine arts disciplines for high school students from across the state who are gifted in the arts. Molly Boren has two degrees from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in English and a Juris Doctorate from the OU College of Law. A native of Seminole, Boren has two children, Carrie Christine Boren, an Episcopal minister, and David Daniel Boren, who has served as a member of the United States Congress from Oklahoma. Devoting much of his life to public service, Boren drew from the example of his parents, the late Congressman Lyle H. Boren and Christine Boren.

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joe castiglione university of oklahoma director of athletics The word “renaissance” has often been used to describe the University of Oklahoma since the arrival of David L. Boren as its 13th president. It’s no coincidence then that the same term could be used to describe the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and its leader, Joe Castiglione. Just as Boren has transformed the university community that the department is an integral part of, Castiglione, with the support of Boren and OU’s Board of Regents, has done the same thing with the athletics department, easily one of the most recognized representatives of the state’s flagship for higher education. A department with a long tradition of excellence, there are some who would argue that the past 14 years represent the best of the best. With seven national championships and 44 conference titles produced in his tenure, it would be hard to dispute that. A place where competitive dreams come true and academic goals are the expectations, not the exceptions, has been created at OU. Through his leadership and the support of the University’s administration, there is a department-wide commitment, involving student-athletes, coaches and staff, to that standard. The 11th director of athletics at OU, Castiglione arrived on the Sooner campus in 1998 and what he found was nothing like what you would see today. He made some big changes, some big and, in the process, created a team of administrators, coaches and support staff who have built a climate that pursues ambitious, if not, lofty goals, high standards and a commitment to ethical behavior that is second to none. The emphasis has been and will always be on OU’s oklahoma women’s gymnastics

nearly 600 student-athletes who have flourished in the atmosphere, creating new levels of excellence in competition and in the classroom only to raise the bar in succeeding years. Their performances enhance the belief shared by Castiglione, the department’s staff and the university family that the best is yet to come. Proof of the overall excellence of the program can be demonstrated by the annual Learfield Director’s Cup rankings. The Sooners broke into the top 10 for the first time in school history at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year. That performance came after the department finished in the top 30 in 10 of the previous 12 years, a sustained pattern of excellence not seen before in the history of one of the nation’s premier intercollegiate athletics departments. For Castiglione, though, it’s not just about the championships and trophies. The victories that he celebrates with his Sooners include graduation rates that continue to climb, record-setting grade point averages and academic honors. The true measure of achievement for Castiglione and, by extension, the department’s coaches and staff, is measured in the success of the student-athletes in relation to the department’s mission statement “Inspiring champions today … Preparing leaders for tomorrow” Since arriving at OU in 1998 after an outstanding administrative career at Missouri, Castiglione has insisted that daily and long-term decisions be made in a financially responsible manner. The result of that commitment has helped the department close the books in the black in each of the last 13 years, making it one of the few Division

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I programs which remain totally self-sustaining. His understanding of how the department fits into the University’s academic mission led to a decision in June 2009 to increase the direct support provided by the department on an annual basis to $4 million dollars. Through direct and indirect support, OU Athletics, under Castiglione’s leadership, provides more than $7 million annually to OU’s Academics Budget. Facility improvement and construction has been carried out at a record pace and Castiglione takes pride to point out that those improvements have all been paid for with private money. Castiglione is quick to give full credit to the student-athletes and coaches, the staff, OU President David L. Boren, the OU Board of Regents, the donors and the fans for the success experienced during his tenure. It was that commitment to a team approach emphasis that was one of the many qualities that that the search committee recognized when they recommended Castiglione to university administration in 1998. In recognition of the performance of OU’s teams on the field and in the classroom, of the fiscal stability created during his tenure, the dramatic increases in donor giving, facility construction and renovations, and the cutting-edge programs that the department has begun during his tenure, Castiglione was named National Athletic Director of the Year in May 2009 by the Sports Business Journal. That award was one of several earned by Castiglione and the department. The 2007 PRISM Award winner, presented by the School of Sports

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Management at the University of Massachusetts, OU was just the second Division I winner and all of the programs recognized by the selection panel were started under Castiglione’s leadership with the full support of university administration. His peers have honored him for the department’s achievements as well. In October 2004, the Bobby Dodd Foundation named him Athletics Director of the Year. In 2003, he was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators Hall of Fame. In June 2001, he received the General Robert R. Neyland Athletic Director Award for lifetime achievement from the All-American Football Foundation. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) named him Central Region AD of the Year in 2000. The achievement that may bring him the most pride, though, came in May 2007 when he completed a master’s of education degree from OU. To understand the need for education and lifelong learning, OU’s student-athletes just have to look at their AD who started and completed his master’s degree while running the department and maintaining his priorities to his family. He quickly put his experience to use as an adjunct professor in the College of Education, teaching graduate classes in Marketing, Development and Leadership in Higher Education. Castiglione was instrumental in the athletics department’s major campaign, Great Expectations: The Campaign For Sooner Sports. The largest fund-raising effort in OU athletics history included projects that impact each of OU’s 21 sports and has become a national model for intercollegiate

athletics. The campaign ended three years later with more than $125 million raised and that figure has grown to more than $330 million since then as funds continue to be raised for facility improvements, including the recently announced $75 million Sooner Student Housing Center, and scholarship endowments. Hired on April 30, 1998, Castiglione joined the Sooner family after serving as athletics director at Missouri. In his 17-year career with the Tigers, Castiglione, who was named director of athletics at Missouri on Dec. 15, 1993, was credited with rebuilding sports programs, hiring outstanding coaches, implementing an innovative master plan for facilities, inspiring record-setting increases in fund-raising and balancing the budget in each of his five years as athletics director. A 1979 Maryland graduate, Castiglione received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in April 2007. He began his career as the sports promotions director at Rice. He then worked a year as director of athletic fund-raising at Georgetown before being hired in 1981 at Missouri as director of communications and marketing. His commitment to the success of student-athletes has gone beyond the Norman campus and he has served at the national and conference level. He recently was named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. He chairs the NCAA’s Football Academic Progress Rate (APR) Working Group and is currently serving on the Gatorade Collegiate Advisory Board, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the NCAA Bowl Licensing Committee.

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He served three terms as the chair of the Big 12 Board of Athletics Directors and is a past president of both the Division I-A Athletic Directors Association and NACDA. He served a four-year term on the NCAA Championship/Competition Cabinet and the NCAA Baseball Committee and is a past member of the NCAA Football Special Events Certification Committee. He recently served on the NCAA Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee and the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Discussion Group. He is currently serving on the NCAA Working Group on Collegiate Model-Rules Committee. A former member of the Phi Delta Theta Foundation Board of Trustees, he is a highly requested speaker at annual conventions and continuing education institutes. In November 2011, he was named to the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame. His involvement in the local community has led to service with civic clubs, churches and charities, including the United Way of Norman. Castiglione recently served his third term as OU’s campus co-chair, which resulted in the highest recorded contributions ever by faculty, staff and students to the United Way of Norman’s annual campaign. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Castiglione is married to the former Kristen Bartel, a 1990 graduate of the University of Missouri. They are the parents of two sons, Joseph Robert, Jr. and Jonathan Edmund.

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administration joe castiglione DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

larry naifeh EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE A.D.

michael alford SR. ASSOC. A.D./DEVELOPMENT

dr. nicki moore SR. ASSOC. A.D./SWA

luther lee

jason d. leonard

mike meade

lindy roberts

ASSOCIATE A.D./CFO

EXEC. DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE

ASSOCIATE A.D./ACADEMICS

ASSOC. A.D./EVENTS & FACILITIES

kenny mossman SR. ASSOC. A.D./EXTERNAL OPS

greg tipton SR. ASSOC. A.D./EXTERNAL OPS

dusty clements

danny davis

renata hays

brandon meier

pete moris

ASSISTANT A.D./DEVELOPMENT

ASST. A.D./EVENTS & FACILITIES

ASST. A.D./LICENSING

ASST. A.D./BROADCAST OPS.

ASST. A.D./COMMUNICATIONS

charlie taylor

mck williams

merv johnson

joe washington

ASSISTANT A.D./MARKETING

ASSISTANT A.D./TICKET OPS.

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE A.D.

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE A.D.

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head coaches sherri coale

mark cody

leeanne crain

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WRESTLING

ROWING

veronique drouin-luttrell WOMEN’S GOLF

patty gasso

pete hughes

ryan hybl

k.j. kindler

SOFTBALL

BASEBALL

MEN’S GOLF

WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

lon kruger

david mullins

matt potter

santiago restrepo

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S TENNIS

SOCCER

VOLLEYBALL

john roddick

jim van hootegem

bob stoops

mark williams

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CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD

FOOTBALL

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Kelly Garrison four-time ncaa champion

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

PAUL ZIERT (1981-1983)

UNDER ZIERT (1) Mary Jane Ousley (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983

UNDER SWITZER (41) Mary Jane Ousley (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Amy Priest (AA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Amy Priest (VT, UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Tatiana Figuiredo (VT, AA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Mary Jean Mylott (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Dayna Rose (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Tatiana Figuiredo (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Kelly Garrison (AA, VT, UB, BB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Kelly Garrison (AA, VT, UB, BB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 Cassie Frey (VT, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Monica Fields (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Tricia Bonomo (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Monica Fields (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Jessica Frey (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Tina Gamboa (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Linda Haverly (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Shanna Kennedy (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1992 Tracey Cole (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Shannon Gilbreath (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Melissa Griffith (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Amy Smith (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Tracey Cole (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Melissa Griffith (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Chelle Stack (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Melissa Griffith (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Teresa McGrath (VT, BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Amber McCracken (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Amber McCracken (UB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000

UNDER NUNNO (8) Kasie Tamayo (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin LaBarr (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Cooney (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kasie Tamayo (AA, UB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brittney Koncak-Schumann (AA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie LoPiccolo (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2002 2003 2004 2004 2006 2006

UNDER KINDLER (22) Brittney Koncak-Schumann (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Haley DeProspero (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Kiara Redmond (VT, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Hollie Vise (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Megan Ferguson (UB, BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Haley DeProspero (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Ashley Jackson (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Jackie Flanery (VT, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Brie Olson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Natalie Ratcliff (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 Hollie Vise (BB, UB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Megan Ferguson (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Natasha Kelley (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Kayla Nowak (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Megan Ferguson (UB, BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Brie Olson (AA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Rebecca Clark (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Maile’ana Kanewa (V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Brie Olson (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Haley Scaman (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Taylor Spears (UB, BB, AA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

>>Oklahoma’s first head coach >>Led the Sooners to the program’s first two ncaa regional appearances Year Record Conferece Finish Postseason Finish 1981 . . . . . . 4-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None 1982 . . . . . . 14-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Regionals (3rd) 1983 . . . . . . 13-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Regionals (5th) >> Ziert’s Record: 31-24 (.564)

BECKY SWITZER

(1984-2001) >>2001 Big 12 Coach of the Year >>Responsible for OU’s first five conference titles and 16 postseason appearances Year Record Conference Finish 1984 . . . . . . 14-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 . . . . . . 17-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 . . . . . . 18-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 . . . . . . 15-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 . . . . . . 10-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 . . . . . . 26-15-1 . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 . . . . . . 13-14-1 . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 . . . . . . 15-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 . . . . . . 13-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 . . . . . . 15-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 . . . . . . 16-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 . . . . . . 14-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 . . . . . . 13-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 . . . . . . 11-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 . . . . . . 13-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 . . . . . . 18-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 . . . . . . 12-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 . . . . . . 21-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >> Switzer’s Record: 287-187-2 (.605) * Co-Head Coach with Steve Nunno

Postseason Finish NCAA Regionals (5th) NCAA Nationals (10th) NCAA Regionals (4th) NCAA Regionals (5th) NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Nationals (9th) NCAA Regionals (4th) NCAA Regionals (7th) NCAA Regionals (7th) NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Regionals (6th), NIT (1st) NCAA Regionals (7th), NIT (2nd) None None NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Regionals (4th) NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Nationals (10th)*

STEVE NUNNO

(2001-2006) >>Spent six seasons at the helm of the Oklahoma program >>Guided the Sooners to four NCAA Championship appearances Year . . . . . . Record . . . . . . . . . Conference Finish . . . . . . . . . Postseason Finish 2001 . . . . . . 21-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Nationals (10th)* 2002 . . . . . . 16-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Regionals (3rd) 2003 . . . . . . 15-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Regionals (4th) 2004 . . . . . . 19-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Nationals (11th) 2005 . . . . . . 19-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Nationals (12th) 2006 . . . . . . 17-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Nationals (10th) >> Nunno’s Record: 107-82 (.566) * Co-Head Coach with Becky Switzer

K.J. KINDLER

(2007-PRESENT) >>Oklahoma’s winning percentage leader >>Has guided OU to five Big 12 titles and three top-three NCAA finishes Year Record Conference Finish 2007 . . . . . . 22-11-1 . . . . . . . . . . 2nd (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 . . . . . . 24-8-1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 . . . . . . 19-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 . . . . . . 29-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 . . . . . . 30-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 . . . . . . 26-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 . . . . . . 34-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >> Kindler’s Record: 184-48-2 (.786)

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Postseason Finish NCAA Nationals (8th) NCAA Nationals (8th) NCAA Nationals (10th) NCAA Super Six (2nd) NCAA Super Six (3rd) NCAA Nationals (7th) NCAA Nationals (2nd)

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ALL-TIME RESULTS

1984-2001

PAUL ZIERT 1981-1983

1984 (14-6)

1981 (4-7) OU 120.90 110.05 120.10 111.70

OPPONENT Oral Roberts Central Oklahoma Southern Ark. Tech Centenary College Oral Roberts Central Oklahoma Central Arkansas Big Eight Championship Oklahoma State Missouri Nebraska Iowa State

OPPONENT SCORE 134.15 117.50 102.15 136.15 132.55 098.50 098.50 144.20 137.55 136.50 128.55

1982 (14-10) 129.00 129.45 137.35 128.55 136.75 137.30 138.10 138.25

Illinois-Chicago Indiana State Iowa Missouri Minnesota Illinois Jacksonville State Oral Roberts Denver Nebraska Oklahoma State Emporia State Iowa State Southwest Texas Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State

134.75 129.85 126.55 137.30 128.60 128.10 124.60 142.30 137.25 140.60 137.70 172. 85 129.75 135.10 143.90 141.50 141.45 125.60

NCAA Regional: 3rd/6

1983 (13-7) 173.65 172.50 174.15 177.70 173.00 178.85 176.80 179.15 178.15 177.20

Iowa State Oklahoma State Arizona State New Mexico Denver Southwest Texas Nebraska Iowa State Oklahoma State Washburn Oklahoma State Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State

1987 (15-14)

169.70 171.20 184.10 174.60 170.20 163.90 177.00 167.45 178.15 136.50 177.35 180.30 176.05 175.10 169.20

NCAA Regional: 5th/6

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175.35 171.95 176.25 174.10 173.80 180.55 180.20 180.40 181.35 179.05

Denver Texas Woman’s Iowa State Missouri Texas Woman’s Nebraska Oklahoma State Southern Illinois Texas Woman’s Nebraska Arizona State New Mexico Oklahoma State Southwest Texas Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State

169.85 142.50 167.40 174.45 156.50 173.10 177.55 166.80 160.95 179.50 184.20 184.20 176.95 173.05 176.70 176.25 174.35 168.55

NCAA Regional: 5th/6

1985 (17-12) 179.65 176.60 181.60 180.55 183.35 182.50 185.30 183.95

Texas Woman’s Southeast Missouri Denver Montana State Texas Woman’s Stanford Oklahoma State Missouri Iowa State Oklahoma State Southwestern TWU New Mexico Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State

160.70 170.80 170.75 121.45 122.20 174.55 175.25 180.75 172.15 177.05 172.10 170.15 180.50 182.95 181.10 180.35 169.45

NCAA Regional: 4th/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12

1986 (18-5) 182.35 Denver 178.25 Houston Baptist New Mexico 178.15 Iowa State 177.45 Arizona Brigham Young Utah State Denver Southern California 181.25 Arizona State 181.25 Missouri TWU 184.20 Oklahoma State 184.60 Oklahoma State 182.15 Utah State 181.15 Big Eight Championship Oklahoma State Nebraska Missouri Iowa State NCAA Regional: 4th/6

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175.75 129.45 172.10 166.60 183.55 177.35 176.85 175.10 149.10 184.25 175.75 161.25 181.60 180.85 182.55 180.45 179.95 178.35 082.50

180.85 184.45 182.70 182.20 182.55 183.45 185.80 179.60 188.15 187.30 91.55 189.20 185.40

Texas Woman’s Cornell Arizona State New Mexico Arizona State Nebraska Georgia Georgia Alabama Minnesota Nebraska Missouri Illinois State Houston Baptist Utah Alabama UCLA Missouri Iowa TWU Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

167.90 165.80 181.50 177.50 185.10 184.90 185.00 188.20 186.85 180.45 187.40 180.40 175.00 178.35 190.95 187.35 186.10 190.70 188.90 187.80 193.30 186.10 185.00 185.45 181.25 173.25

NCAA Regional: 5th/7

1988 (10-13) 184.65 182.50 184.70 185.15 186.15 183.10 186.00 185.90 186.15 186.90

Utah Arizona State Arizona Wisconsin Georgia Nebraska TWU Air Force Utah Arizona State TWU Penn State Houston Baptist Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

187.00 185.95 185.65 178.80 186.50 186.10 169.00 138.75 189.90 186.00 176.60 184.20 183.80 188.35 183.40 178.20

NCAA Regional: 6th/7

1989 (26-15-1) OU 187.70 188.45 185.40 190.70 185.55 187.45 191.30 187.35

OPPONENT Arizona State Denver Illinois Iowa State Alabama Minnesota Utah Nebraska Missouri Florida Minnesota Michigan State West Virginia Maryland TWU Utah

OPPONENT SCORE 186.85 182.50 186.40 181.25 188.25 182.60 190.55 189.50 180.15 192.30 185.60 185.30 183.10 182.25 183.40 191.00

185.90 183.15 190.25 188.85 190.90

Stanford New Mexico Alabama Missouri Iowa State Illinois Houston Baptist Denver Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

181.90 180.25 192.00 182.25 184.05 186.60 187.05 186.15 194.25 186.50 185.65

186.40 187.00 190.45 188.45 190.80 191.80 198.75

Utah State Utah Brigham Young Denver Southern Utah Missouri Iowa State Iowa Minnesota Ball State Texas Woman’s Denver Utah State

190.50 195.80 192.25 187.15 188.60 188.50 184.30 190.60 187.10 185.25 184.05 180.10 191.55

190.35 188.95 187.90

Alabama Denver Iowa Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

192.55 186.35 187.85

NCAA Regional: T3rd/4 | NCAA Nationals: 9th/12

1990 (13-14-1) 182.00 186.60 189.90 187.00 190.90 187.60 188.78 186.45 185.10 190.35 188.95 187.90

Alabama Auburn Iowa State Nebraska Texas Woman’s Utah Maryland Nebraska Missouri Florida Arizona State Denver South Utah Fort Hayes North Carolina Utah West Virginia Alabama Denver Iowa Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

190.00 183.30 180.55 192.05 178.15 191.90 182.10 192.30 189.45 188.15 186.55 189.00 178.95 177.85 174.80 193.10 185.55 192.55 186.35 187.85 191.05 187.90 186.30

NCAA Regional: 4th/7

1991 (15-9) 183.95 187.90 185.30 188.95 185.90 189.95 191.00 190.05 190.00 192.25 194.05 191.15

Washington Iowa State Penn State Indiana Univ.-Pa. Arizona TWU Nebraska Alabama Missouri TWU Denver Washington Denver Iowa New Mexico Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

184.55 187.10 186.15 179.45 187.95 181.15 185.40 193.25 188.45 184.15 186.55 187.40 190.10 188.75 173.30 189.90 189.25 186.45

NCAA Regional: 7th/7

1992 (13-12) 188.10 187.50 188.85

Iowa State Washington Nebraska

185.65 186.90 167.95

191.05 187.90 186.30

NCAA Regional: 4th/7

Nebraska Denver Washington UC-Davis Seattle Pacific Michigan Centenary Denver Michigan Alaska-Anchorage Texas Woman’s Missouri Iowa Texas Woman’s Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Big Eight Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri

188.00 182.85 192.20 185.40 182.20 191.65 186.50 181.85 192.35 176.05 188.15 190.70 188.90 187.80 193.30 186.10 185.00 193.30 190.30 193.05

NCAA Regional: 6th/7

1994 (16-10) 184.35 189.90 191.03 189.30 188.78 192.00 188.43 192.43 193.275

185.75 191.55 188.675 193.275 191.575 193.425 192.575 193.00 193.625 192.85

Denver Air Force TWU Nebraska TWU Iowa State Iowa Minnesota Missouri TWU LSU West Virginia Centenary Iowa Centenary TWU Big Eight Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri

185.95 180.475 184.35 191.225 189.90 192.05 190.95 190.80 188.10 187.075 196.30 191.75 187.70 185.875 188.25 189.175 194.45 191.20 190.875

NCAA Regional: 7th/7 NIT: 2nd (Not counted towards final team record)

1993 (15-11) 184.10 189.75 192.00 188.70 188.30 188.00 191.55 189.20 194.45

1995 (14-11)

Denver Utah State Air Force Nebraska TWU Air Force Southeast Missouri St. Western Michigan Illinois-Chicago Eastern Michigan TWU Missouri Centenary Iowa Northern Illinois Southeast Missouri St. Denver Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

184.18 188.68 181.03 192.05 186.03 181.03 188.38 188.45 188.15 185.68 189.23 192.03 184.95 187.23 171.15 187.88 182.53 193.60 192.10 189.95

1996 (13-8) OU 192.35 186.425 189.775 189.05 191.60 191.80 91.375 193.35 192.40 192.425

OPPONENT Auburn Centenary TWU Denver California Air Force Nebraska TWU Denver SEMO Denver Iowa State Texas Woman’s Missouri Iowa Iowa Northern Illinois Centenary Big Eight Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri

OPPONENT SCORE 191.45 189.10 184.375 190.05 188.50 182.35 193.875 185.60 188.775 191.125 188.30 191.525 189.475 192.20 193.675 190.65 189.075 189.425 195.05 194.15 187.55

1997 (9-6) 191.225 191.350 187.850 189.375 189.550 190.750 194.600 191.075 192.425 196.075

LSU Denver Centenary at Nebraska at Texas Woman’s at Auburn at Iowa State Missouri at Centenary Air Force Centenary TWU Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri

191.075 193.100 186.150 195.250 190.375 193.850 195.600 189.000 186.400 188.100 186.400 191.975 196.200 195.475 192.175

NCAA Regional: 6th/7 NIT: 1st (Not counted towards final team record)

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1998 (13-11) 185.225 189.650 190.150 192.225 195.400 192.225 193.950 193.500

at Maui Invitational Arizona State Nebraska Iowa at Denver Centenary Air Force Centenary Iowa State at Boise State TWU at Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri

190.10 189.325 184.975 193.050 174.025 184.150 176.550 192.300 194.450 191.750

180.475 185.450 192.225 190.125 187.525 186.375 193.350 188.875 188.200 194.450 192.575 192.300 192.150 191.425 196.100 190.075 185.700 195.575 191.950 196.750 195.650 194.550 196.750 196.325 193.625 193.100 192.400

NCAA Regional: 4th/6

2000 (12-9) 191.425 193.300 194.800 195.800 195.800 197.225 196.500 195.000 193.625 195.225 195.550

Texas Woman’s Illinois-Chicago TWU Nebraska TWU Illinois-Chicago Louisiana State Air Force Iowa State Centenary Missouri Southern Utah Ohio State Big 12 Championships Iowa State

196.750 194.375

Washington Boise State

195.250 193.650

197.025 196.175

STEVE NUNNO 2001-2006

2001 (21-11)

1999 (18-9) Centenary at Texas Woman’s at Rocky Mountain Open Denver Brigham Young TWU Air Force Denver Illinois-Chicago TWU Nebraska Boise State Iowa State Missouri Southern Utah at Denver Classic Denver Air Force Centenary Arizona TWU at Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri at NCAA Midwest Regional Michigan Nebraska Arizona Illinois Illinois-Chicago

Nebraska Missouri NCAA Regionals UCLA Oregon State Stanford

NCAA Regional: 6th/6

196.550 195.80 191.925

NCAA Regional: 6th/7

191.175 193.950 191.350 194.675 195.100 193.075 194.850 194.275 193.325 193.425 194.625 195.875 194.950 193.225

193.000 195.975

181.150 191.000 188.150 195.400 193.275 192.400 195.775 190.125 195.600 188.750 193.900 192.725 195.35 196.775

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194.025 194.025 195.300 196.225 194.300 192.600 195.250 194.275 195.075 196.900 195.225 196.700 194.925 193.875

at TWU at San Jose State Arizona California at California Arizona Utah State at TWU Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Nebraska at Florida at Iowa State Minnesota Missouri at Corvette Cup Missouri TWU Bowling Green Ohio State TWU Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri NCAA Regional Nebraska Arizona Penn State Washington Illinois State NCAA Nationals UCLA Georgia Michigan Alabama Nebraska Utah Florida Stanford Arizona State Oregon State Denver

189.300 191.975 190.775 194.400 195.175 190.775 194.450 191.600 173.450 196.025 195.950 196.150M 195.025 181.75 193.075 191.350 194.825 195.250 194.100 197.650 197.050 193.675 196.200 194.825 194.775 194.450 191.725 197.575 197.400 197.275 196.550 196.025 196.025 195.825 195.400 194.775 193.775 193.625

NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12

2002 (16-6) 194.425 196.475 196.925

at Maui Invitational Arizona Michigan Sacramento State Ohio State at Texas Woman’s Southern Utah

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194.600 193.625 187.400 193.000 191.775 191.800

196.350 195.475 194.575 196.500 197.000 196.700 196.475 196.125 196.675 197.100

at Georgia Florida Boise State at Missouri Centenary Iowa State Arizona TWU Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri NCAA Regional Utah

196.850 193.925 193.000 193.725 189.225 196.000 196.000 193.000

Oregon State Washington Boise State Southern Utah

196.800 194.775 194.550 193.350

196.725 196.650 195.475

NCAA Regional: 3rd/6

2003 (15-11) 193.275 194.475 195.950 195.750 195.800 196.600 195.350 196.950 197.525 197.725 197.475 197.275 197.025 196.300

Super Six Challenge Georgia Nebraska Florida Alabama Penn State TWU Boise State Utah State at Nebraska Penn State Iowa Missouri Iowa State TWU Centenary Arizona UCLA at Stanford Big 12 Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State NCAA Regional Alabama Auburn Central Michigan Michigan State Kent State

197.325 196.700 196.575 196.000 194.375 190.175 191.475 192.875 197.175 195.450 194.725 194.150 196.150 189.650 189.850 197.375 196.725 197.725 197.500 196.700 195.700 197.550 196.350 196.350 194.575 193.950

NCAA Regional: 4th/6

2004 (19-20) 195.150 195.275 197.150 197.300 195.675 196.350 196.225

Washington Iowa TWU Alabama Florida Georgia Denver Oregon State Air Force TWU Southern Utah Air Force Iowa State Nebraska Georgia

196.450 195.350 189.175 196.725 195.950 195.550 193.600 193.775 188.650 192.200 193.025 187.275 196.775 196.600 196.900

196.275 197.100 196.650 196.375 196.175 196.950 197.100 195.750

Stanford Southern Utah Missouri TWU Penn State Big 12 Championship Iowa State Missouri Nebraska NCAA Regional Alabama Oregon State Boise State California Cal-State Fullerton NCAA Nationals UCLA Georgia Alabama Stanford Florida Utah LSU Michigan Arizona State Nebraska Iowa

196.175 196.175 197.000 193.325 195.775 196.925 196.425 196.175 196.900 196.850 195.275 195.175 193.000 198.125 197.200 197.125 197.125 196.800 195.775 196.650 196.500 196.325 196.150 194.775

NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 11th/12

2005 (19-17) 195.900 193.600 194.800 195.900 195.725 196.700 195.000 196.500 195.050 196.325 195.750 196.025 195.500 195.500 194.425

Cancun Gymnastics Classic Brigham Young George Washington Gustavus Adolphus at TWU Kent State at Ohio State Illinois State at Nebraska Georgia at Auburn Missouri TWU Centenary at Iowa State TWU LSU Southern Utah Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri NCAA Regional LSU New Hampshire Arkansas Pittsburgh Rutgers NCAA Nationals Georgia Alabama Utah UCLA Michigan Nebraska Florida Iowa State LSU Penn State Brigham Young

194.325 191.625 175.800 188.650 188.475 194.775 188.625 196.775 196.300 191.900 193.925 191.350 192.075 196.250 191.425 197.850 195.925 196.650 196.000 194.875 197.125 194.700 193.950 193.100 191.350 197.825 197.400 197.275 197.150 196.575 196.425 196.225 195.975 195.800 194.975 194.625

NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 12th/12

2006 (17-17) 193.325 195.925 195.900 196.000 196.050 195.950 196.100 196.950 197.050 196.000 196.575 195.350 196.375 195.525

at Cancun Classic Georgia Stanford Denver Arizona Southern Utah at TWU Air Force Nebraska Iowa State at Georgia at Missouri at LSU TWU Centenary at Kent State Big 12 Championship Iowa State Nebraska Missouri NCAA Central Regional LSU Penn State Kentucky Michigan State Ohio State NCAA Nationals Georgia Utah Alabama Florida Nebraska Iowa State Michigan LSU Arizona State Oregon State Arkansas

195.700 194.850 193.850 192.925 190.050 191.250 176.925 196.850 196.275 197.475 196.000 196.575 191.275 188.425 193.900 196.425 196.275 194.850 195.825 194.400 194.075 193.575 193.000 197.750 196.800 196.725 196.275 196.175 194.725 196.000 195.650 195.575 195.150 194.375

NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12

K.J. KINDLER 2007-PRESENT

2007 (22-11-1) 194.500 196.125 195.600 195.075 196.400 196.250 196.725 196.725 196.175 195.475 197.175 195.325 195.925

at Alabama Missouri Central Michigan at TWU Centenary George Washington at Nebraska at Arizona State California at Iowa State at Iowa Texas Woman’s at Stanford Iowa Pittsburgh Big 12 Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State NCAA Regional Alabama

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195.700 193.825 191.025 191.275 187.950 189.500 195.050 196.275 190.900 194.425 194.525 194.245 196.475 193.825 194.075 196.475 194.450 193.975 196.700

Iowa State Michigan State Ohio State Kentucky 196.250 NCAA Nationals Georgia Utah Florida UCLA Stanford Nebraska LSU Alabama Denver Michigan Oregon State NCAA Regional: T2nd/6 (OU advanced on tiebreaker) NCAA Nationals: 8th/12

195.925 194.800 194.650 194.025 197.850 197.250 197.225 196.925 196.825 195.975 196.275 196.125 195.575 195.100 195.100

2008 (24-8-1) OU 195.175 195.125 196.450 196.550 195.275 195.925 196.375 196.075 195.650 196.750 196.750 196.125 195.875 195.875 196.075

OPPONENT at Cancun Classic Iowa Western Virginia UW-Whitewater at Central Michigan at Texas Woman’s at West Virginia Nebraska at Denver Iowa State at Missouri Texas Woman’s Auburn at Arkansas at Minnesota Big 12 Championship Iowa State Missouri Nebraska NCAA South Central Regional Alabama Illinois Boise State SEMO Arizona State NCAA Nationals Georgia Utah Stanford Florida Louisiana State Alabama UCLA Michigan Arkansas Oregon State Denver

OPPONENT SCORE 192.875 192.125 181.550 188.600 192.800 192.700 194.050 195.700 193.675 195.750 189.350 195.900 196.625 195.625 195.775 195.225 194.975 197.300 195.425 194.400 193.850 193.200 197.450 197.125 196.750 196.700 196.350 196.125 196.725 196.075 195.825 195.475 194.200

NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 8th/12

2009 (19-14) 195.075 197.175 195.625 196.500 196.000 196.025 196.375 196.800

at Florida at TWU Arkansas Minnesota at Nebraska at Denver Brown Missouri West Virginia at Iowa State

196.500 189.600 196.900 195.675 196.175 194.825 185.950 196.225 195.250 195.525 2014 media guide

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TWU Illinois State at Alabama North Carolina Big 12 Championship Iowa State Missouri Nebraska NCAA Northeast Regional Alabama Missouri Central Michigan New Hampshire Maryland NCAA Nationals Georgia Alabama Utah Florida Arkansas Louisiana State UCLA Stanford Penn State Oregon State Illinois

191.300 191.750 196.725 193.225 195.775 195.925 196.075 197.000 196.000 194.925 193.650 192.800 197.825 197.825 197.425 196.725 196.475 196.375 196.625 196.225 196.100 195.350 195.050

NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12

2010 (29-3) 196.250 196.300 196.650 196.100 196.825 197.250 197.050 196.825 197.950 196.900 197.475 197.175 197.250 196.550 197.250

Florida at Auburn at Illinois N.C. State TWU Alaska-Anchorage Nebraska TWU Iowa State at Missouri at Michigan State Alabama Washington at Arkansas Big 12 Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State NCAA Regional LSU Penn State New Hampshire Ohio State Maryland NCAA Nationals UCLA Utah Nebraska Oregon State LSU NCAA Super Six UCLA Alabama Stanford Florida Utah

195.275 195.325 194.425 194.875 191.225 188.900 196.225 192.575 196.225 195.500 194.125 197.275 195.800 196.100 196.625 195.900 194.850 196.400 196.050 194.800 193.875 193.750 196.875 196.625 196.175 196.050 196.025 197.725 197.225 197.100 197.000 196.225

NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 2nd/12

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2011 (30-3) 195.475 196.175 195.300 196.175 196.175 196.300 197.225 196.425 196.650 197.025 196.875 196.775 197.350 196.775 197.250

Arkansas at NC State Oregon State Denver Centenary at TWU at Washington at Nebraska at Iowa State Missouri at Michigan Ohio State Illinois TWU Michigan State Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri NCAA Norman Regional Utah Washington North Carolina New Hampshire Missouri NCAA Semifinal Michigan UCLA Arkansas Georgia Illinois NCAA Super Six Alabama UCLA Nebraska Utah Michigan

195.075 195.150 194.650 194.300 187.625 193.050 195.100 195.800 195.375 195.225 196.275 196.100 195.400 193.425 194.800 196.775 195.150 194.975 196.475 195.300 195.225 194.500 194.175 196.700 196.500 195.450 195.450 195.100 197.650 197.375 196.775 196.500 196.425

NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 3rd/12

2012 (26-6) 195.875 195.925 196.475 196.475 197.425 197.200 197.400 197.225 197.300 196.475 196.825 197.475 197.025 196.925

Kentucky Bowling Green Wisconsin-Oshkosh at Oregon State North Carolina State Nebraska Minnesota Centenary at Arkansas Iowa State Southeast Missouri State at Missouri Michigan TWU Alabama UCLA at Ohio State Big 12 Championship Iowa State Missouri NCAA Champaign Regional Stanford Illinois Denver Kentucky Illinois-Chicago NCAA Nationals UCLA Utah

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194.235 188.150 174.725 196.525 194.075 196.750 194.625 188.600 196.175 195.175 189.600 196.375 196.300 194.650 197.150 197.525 196.700 196.025 196.025 196.675 195.725 194.875 194.750 194.150 197.400 197.200

Stanford Nebraska LSU

197.150 196.625 196.550

NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 7th/12

2013 (34-3) 196.450 196.700 197.325 197.275

at Georgia at Arizona State Denver LSU Oregon State Georgia Washington West Virginia Western Michigan William & Mary at Iowa State Boise State BYU TWU UCLA at TWU Arizona Stanford North Carolina at Alabama Big 12 Championship Iowa State West VIrginia NCAA Regionals Stanford Washington Penn State Iowa Southern Utah NCAA Semifinal Alabama UCLA Michigan Utah Arkansas NCAA Super Six Florida Alabama UCLA LSU Georgia

197.375 197.625 197.450 198.375 197.275 197.875 197.525 196.900 197.200 197.375 197.200 197.375 NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 2nd/12

PROGRAM BESTS

EVENT Total Vault Bars Beam Floor

SCORE 198.375 49.575 49.575 49.675 49.675

EVENT SCORE All-Around 39.700 39.700 Vault 10.0 Bars 10.0 Beam 10.0 Floor 10.0

195.425 193.625 195.850 197.100 196.825 196.775 194.875 196.050 192.475 192.225 194.725 195.575 194.175 191.425 197.200 195.300 196.125 196.000 195.300 197.525 196.175 194.675 196.800 195.925 195.875 194.475 194. 850 197.350 197.200 196.850 196.200 196.150 197.575 197.350 197.100 197.050 196.675

DATE SET February 22, 2013 March 2, 2002 February 22, 2013 March 14, 2003 February 22, 2013 GYMNAST, DATE SET Brie Olson, 2013 Kasie Tamayo, 2004 Sara Stone, 2010 Kiara Redmond, 2008 Kiara Redmond, 2007 Leah Mueller, 2002 Amber McCracken, 2000 Erin LaBarr, 2005 Allison Landis, 2003 Kasie Tamayo, 2002 Kelly Garrison, 1988 Patricia Aoki, 2003

64 All-Americans KAYLA NOWAK 2011 (Bars, Beam)

AMY PRIEST

CASSIE FREY KELLY GARRISON

1985 (Vault)

1987 (Bars, All-Around) 1988 (Vault, Bars)

TIFFANY WILLIN

STEPHANIE LOPICCOLO

2004 (Vault)

1987 (Bars, All-Around) 1988 (VT, UB, BB, FX, AA)

2006 (Floor, All-Around) 2007 (Vault)

JACKIE FLANERY KRISTIN SMITH 2010 (Beam, Floor)

BRIE OLSON

SARA STONE

2011 (Bars) 2012 (Bars, All-Around) 2013 (Floor)

KASIE TAMAYO 2004 (Beam, All-Around)

BRITTNEY KONCAK KIARA REDMOND MEGAN FERGUSON

2006 (Bars)

2010 (Floor)

ERIN LABARR 2004 (Bars, All-Around) 2005 (Bars)

HOLLIE VISE 2010 (Bars, Beam, Floor)

2006 (Floor, All-Around) 2007 (VT, FX, AA) 2008 (VT, BB, FX, AA)

2009 (Beam), 2010 (Bars) 2011 (Bars, Beam, Floor) 2012 (Beam, Floor)

NATASHA KELLEY MADISON MOORING 2011 (Bars, Beam)

2011 (Vault, Beam) 2013 (Vault)

ERICA BREWER REBECCA CLARK TAYLOR SPEARS

2011 (Vault) 2012 (Beam)

2012 (Bars, All-Around) 2013 (Bars, Beam)

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NATIONAL CONTENDERS

In its first appearance in the Super Six Team Finals, the fourth-seeded Oklahoma women’s gymnastics squad placed second at the 2010 NCAA Championships with a team tally of 197.250, marking the best finish ever by a Big 12 squad. The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics staff swept the coaching accolades at the 2010 NCAA Championships, as fourth-year head coach K.J. Kindler was named National Coach of the Year, while Lou Ball and Tom Haley shared Assistant Coach of the Year honors. The next season, Oklahoma finished in third place at the 2011 NCAA Championships again with a score of 197.250. Megan Ferguson, a first-team All-American on beam, posted her fourth straight score of 9.9 or higher on the event. Senior Natalie Ratcliff and freshman Taylor Spears both tied their careerhighs of 9.9 on beam. The Sooners were back in the top three again in 2013 when Kindler led OU to a NCAA runner-up finish with a team score of 197.375. The performance marked Oklahoma’s third top-three finish in four seasons.

NCAA NATIONALS RESULTS YEAR 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2001 1989 1985

FINISH 2nd 7th 3rd 2nd 10th 8th 8th 10th 12th 11th 10th 9th 10th

HEAD COACH K.J Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Switzer/Nunno Becky Switzer Becky Switzer

Five Sooners earned seven All-America honors, capped by first-team awards for Erica Brewer (bars and beam), Rebecca Clark (bars) and Madison Mooring (vault).

seven-time all-american megan ferguson

Megan Ferguson’s career at Oklahoma was marked by excellence from the time the Olathe, Kan., native arrived in Norman. Ferguson was an All-American in each of her four years at OU, becoming the first women’s gymnast in program history to achieve the feat. Ferguson was a beam All-American in her freshman season at Oklahoma in 2009 and also became the first freshman in Big 12 history to win multiple event titles at the conference championship meet (bars and beam). Ferguson followed up in her sophomore season with All-America accolades on bars as she aided the Sooners to the program’s first Super Six appearance in school history. As a junior, Ferguson was named an All-American on every event she competed at the 2011 NCAA Championship. She earned awards on beam, bars and floor en route to top-15 national finishes on both beam (eighth) and bars (13th). Ferguson capped her career in outstanding fashion, earning All-America honors on beam and floor while finishing as the NCAA Runner-Up on beam in 2012.

FOUR-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION KELLY GARRISON

NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Kelly Garrison certainly made the most of her two seasons with the Sooners, racking up four NCAA individual titles en route to seven All-America honors.

1987 1988

The Altus, Okla., native dominated the 1987 season like few collegiate gymnasts have ever done, winning the NCAA all-around title with a record score of 39.15, securing event wins on every apparatus at the Big Eight Championship, winning the all-around crown at 17 of 18 dual meets and setting three NCAA records in the process.

All-Around AA, UB, BB

NIT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1994

Amy Smith

Vault, Floor

GARRISON’S CAREER • 1988 United States Olympian • Four-time NCAA Champion • Seven-time All-American • 10-time Big Eight Champion • U.S. Balance Beam Champion • 21-straight All-Around victories • 10-time NCAA recordholder • Pan American Games Gold Medalist • U.S. Olympic Festival Champion • 1988 USGF Gymnast of the Year • 1988 Honda-Broderick Cup finalist • 1987 A.T. Cross Gymnast of the Year • Academic All-Big Eight honoree

Garrison qualfied for the event finals in three of four events at the 1987 NCAA Championships, but had to withdraw from vault and floor exercise due to an ankle injury. Throughout the 1987 campaign, Garrison topped the previous NCAA all-around record (38.85), held by Megan Marsden (Utah) and Elfi Schlegel (Florida), seven times. Garrison followed up her spectacular season by sweeping all five individual titles at the Big Eight Championship for the second straight season. She then earned All-America status in every category possible at the 1988 NCAA Championships, securing three national titles in the process.

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BIG EIGHT CHAMPIONS || 1984 1985 1986 1991 1993 BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR

Becky Switzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Steve Nunno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Steve Nunno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

BIG 12 SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR Hollie Vise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE YEAR

Ginger Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Amber McCracken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Mariana Goncalves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Erin LaBarr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Kiara Redmond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

BIG 12 SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR

Megan Ferguson, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Lauren Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Natasha Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

ALL-BIG 12 HONOREES YEAR 1997 1997 1997 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003

GYMNAST Michelle Gonzaga Amber McCracken Teresa McGrath Malia Carr Ginger Russell Shanna Sanders Amber McCracken Ginger Russell Leticia Ishii Amber McCracken Ginger Russell Patricia Aoki Carla DeMartini Mariana Goncalves Leticia Ishii Kasie Tamayo Patricia Aoki Mariana Goncalves Alison Mayberry Kasie Tamayo Meredith Fricke Erin LaBarr

EVENT Floor All-Around, Floor Vault, Bars Floor All-Around, Floor Bars All-Around, Vault, Bars Beam, Floor Floor AA, Vault, Bars, Floor All-Around, Beam Floor Vault Floor All-Around, Floor All-Around Floor AA, Vault, Bars, Floor Floor Floor Floor Bars

2004 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007

Ashley Cooney Vault, Floor Erin LaBarr Floor Kasie Tamayo AA, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor Tiffany WIllin Vault Ashley Cooney Bars Brittney Koncak-Schumann Bars Erin LaBarr All-Around, Bars, Floor Brittney Koncak-Schumann AA, Vault, BB, FX Stephanie LoPiccolo Bars Brittney Koncak-Schumann Bars, Floor Kiara Redmond AA, Bars, Beam, Floor

2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010

Jackie Flanery Ashley Jackson Kiara Redmond Hollie Vise Megan Ferguson Ashley Jackson Melanie Root Kristin Smith Sara Stone Hollie Vise Megan Ferguson

2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013 2913 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013

Jackie Flanery Natasha Kelley Kristin Smith Sara Stone Hollie Vise Megan Ferguson Natasha Kelley Kayla Nowak Taylor Spears Sara Stone Megan Ferguson Brie Olson Taylor Spears Sara Stone Lauren Alexander Erica Brewer Rebecca Clark Maile’ana Kanewa Madison Mooring Brie Olson Haley Scaman Taylor Spears

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INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS ALL-AROUND

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8 CHAMPIONS 2013 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.60 2012 Brie Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.50 2006 Brittney Koncak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.425 2004 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.575 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.85 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.85 1986 Tatiana Figuiredo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -----1984 Amy Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ------

20 CHAMPIONS 2013 Taylor Spears, Brie Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2012 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2010 Hollie Vise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2009 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.85 2009 Ashley Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.85 2008 Hollie Vise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2006 Stephanie LoPiccolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.850 2004 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2003 Erin LaBarr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2000 Amber McCracken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 1999 Amber McCracken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.875 1995 Chelle Stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.825 1992 Linda Haverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.75 1992 Shanna Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.7+5 1991 Jessica Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.75 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.80 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.85 1986 Dayna Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ----1985 Amy Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -----

VAULT 17 CHAMPIONS 2013 Maile’ana Kanewa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2010 Jackie Flanery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Brie Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Natalie Ratcliff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2008 Kiara Redmond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2004 Ashley Cooney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 1997 Teresa McGrath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 1994 Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 1993 Shannon Gilbreath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 1992 Tina Gamboa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.65 1991 Monica Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.80 1989 Cassie Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.65 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.60 1987 Tatiana Figuiredo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.60 1986 Tatiana Figuiredo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ----1985 Amy Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -----

BALANCE BEAM 18 CHAMPIONS 2013 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.9 2012 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2011 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2011 Natasha Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2010 Hollie Vise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2009 Haley DeProspero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.85

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Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.85 Haley DeProspero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 Teresa McGrath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 Tracey Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.825 Melissa Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.825 Tracey Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 Tricia Bonomo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.80 Monica Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.60 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.70 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.70 Mary Jane Ousley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ----Mary Jane Ousley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -----

conference honors

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS || 2004 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013

FLOOR EXERCISE 15 CHAMPIONS 2013 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2011 Kayla Nowak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Jackie Flanery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Hollie Vise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2008 Kiara Redmond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2007 Brittany Koncak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2004 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2002 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2000 Amber McCracken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 1996 Melissa Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.850 1994 Melissa Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 1989 Cassie Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.85 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.80 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.70 1986 Mary Jean Mylott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -----

2014 media guide

academic awards ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE 65 AWARDEES, 128 HONORS

NAME

brittany koncak

First Team (2006, 2007)

haley deprospero Third Team (2009)

megan ferguson Second Team (2013)

rebecca clark Third Team (2013)

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2006

Rebecca Clark Megan Ferguson Haley DeProspero Haley DeProspero Brittney Koncak-Schumann Brittney Koncak-Schumann

NACGC SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICANS

First Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team

NAME YEAR(S) Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Lara Albright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012,2013 Rebecca Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012,2013 Natasha Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011, 2012,2013 Bethany Neubauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011, 2012,2013 Kayla Nowak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010, 2011,2013 Nitya Ramaswami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010, 2011 Candace Cindell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Natalie Ratcliff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009, 2010, 2011 Sara Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009, 2012 Jackie Flanery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Jessica Kinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008, 2009 Mary Mantle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008, 2009 Haley DeProspero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007, 2008, 2009 Gina Lesko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007, 2008, 2009 Ashley Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Lori Winn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Caitlin Hinkis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005, 2008 Allison Landis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Brittney Koncak-Schumann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004, 2005, 2007 Elizabeth Tandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004, 2005 Leah Mueller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Tara Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003, 2004, 2005 Katie Hostler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003, 2004, 2005 Jessica Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Patricia Aoki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000, 2002, 2003 Leticia Ishii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000, 2002 Sharma Sanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Virginia Russel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Nicole Tycer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 oklahoma women’s gymnastics

Laura Albright Lauren Alexander Rebecca Clark Kayla Nowak Brie Olson Taylor Spears Madison Mooring Candace Cindell Hayden Ward Megan Ferguson Sara Stone Natasha Kelley Kristin Smith Natalie Ratcliff Hollie Vise Gina Lesko Melanie Root Jackie Flanery Mary Mantle Jessica Kinder Haley DeProspero Ashley Jackson Caitlin Hinkis Lori Winn Kristen Cox Brittney Koncak Tiffany Willin Tara Anderson Katie Hostler Melissa Smith Allison Landis Leah Mueller Patricia Aoki Leiticia Ishii Mariana Goncalves Nicole Tycer Natalie Hunt Malia Carr Tenby Dettman Sara Harper Amber McCracken Teresa McGrath Ginger Russell Shanna Sanders Kelly Semrad Michelle Antinoro Kari Ellis Melissa Griffith Pamela Bell Kristen Evans Leslie Williamson Teresa McGrath Shannon Olson Stacy Schroeder Tanya Christie Melinda Lieberman Tina Gamboa Monica Carroll Jessica Frey Stephanie Casteel Cassie Frey Tatiana Figuiredo Kelly Garrison Brenda Leonard Jennifer Dickey

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YEAR(S) (TEAM)

2013 (1st) 2013 (1st) 2013 (1st) 2011 (1st),2012 (1st),2013 (1st) 2013 (1st) 2013 (1st) 2012 (1st),2013 (2nd) 2012 (1st) 2012 (1st) 2010 (1st), 2011 (1st), 2012 (1st) 2010 (1st), 2011 (1st), 2012 (1st) 2010 (2nd), 2011 (1st), 2012 (1st) 2010 (2nd) 2009 (1st), 2010 (1st), 2011 (1st) 2009 (1st), 2010 (1st) 2009 (1st) 2009 (2nd) 2008 (2nd), 2009 (1st), 2010 (1st) 2008 (2nd), 2010 (1st) 2008 (1st), 2009 (1st) 2007 (1st), 2008 (1st), 2009 (1st) 2007 (2nd), 2008 (1st), 2009 (2nd) 2007 (1st), 2008 (1st) 2007 (1st) 2006 (1st) 2005 (1st), 2006 (1st), 2007 (1st) 2005 (1st), 2006 (2nd) 2004 (1st), 2006 (1st) 2004 (1st) 2004 (1st) 2003 (1st) 2001 (1st), 2002 (1st), 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st) 2001 (1st), 2002 (1st), 2003 (1st) 2000 (1st), 2001 (1st), 2002 (1st) 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st), 2001 (2nd), 2002 (2nd) 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st) 1998 (hm) 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st) 1997 (hm) 1997 (1st) 1997 (hm) 1997 (hm) 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st) 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st) 1997 (hm) 1996 (1st), 1997 (1st) 1996 (hm) 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st) 1995 (hm), 1996 (hm) 1995 (hm) 1995 (hm) 1994 (1st), 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st) 1994 (hm). 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st) 1992 (1st) 1991 (1st), 1992 (hm) 1991 (hm) 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st), 1992 (1st) 1990 (hm), 1991 (hm), 1992 (hm) 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st) 1989 (hm), 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st) 1987 (1st), 1988 (1st), 1989 (1st) 1987 (1st), 1989 (1st) 1987 (1st), 1988 (1st) 1986 (hm), 1987 (hm) 1986 (1st)

series records TEAM

SERIES

LAST MEETING

TEAM

SERIES

LAST MEETING

Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 14-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 195.900 to 176.925, 2006

Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UM leads 9-7-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.200 to 196.850, 2013

Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UA leads 24-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.37 to 197.375, 2013

Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.875 to 194.800, 2011

Alaska-Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.100 to 188.900, 2010

Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 10-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.475 to 194.625, 2012

Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 7-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 193.325 to 192.925, 2006

Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 54-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.475 to 196.025, 2012

Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASU leads 11-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.700 to 193.625, 2013

Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 176.600 to 121.450, 1985

Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 9-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.200 to 196.150 2013

Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU leads 61-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.925 to 196.625, 2012

Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.300 to 195.325, 2010

New Hampshire . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.350 to 194.500, 2011

Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 189.200 to 185.000, 1993

New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 194.050 to 173.300, 1991

Boise State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 8-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.450 to 195.575, 2013

North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.525 to 195.300, 2013

Bowling Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 195.875 to 188.150, 2012

North Carolina State . . . . . . . . OU leads 3-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.475 to 194.075, 2012

Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.375 to 185.950, 2009

Northern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 193.350 to 189.075, 1996

BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.275 to 194.175, 2013

Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.825 to 196.700, 2012

Cal State Fullerton . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.100 to 193.000, 2004

Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 13-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 184.600 to 180.850, 1986

California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 3-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.400 to 190.900, 2007

Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ORU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ORU won 142.300 to 137.350, 1982

California-Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 192.000 to 185.400, 1993

Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 9-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.275 to 196.825, 2013

Centenary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 21-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.475 to 188.600, 2012

Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 7-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 195.875, 2013

Central Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 120.100 to 98.500, 1981

Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.175 to 194.075, 2007

Central Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 120.100 to 98.500, 1981

Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 195.500 to 191.350, 2005

Central Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 3-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.600 to 194.925, 2008

Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 194.425 to 187.400, 2002

Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 180.850 to 165.800, 1987

San Jose State . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 194.025 to 191.975, 2001

Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 25-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.325 to 195.850, 2013

Seattle Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 192.000 to 182.200, 1993

Emporia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESU won 172.850 to 136.750, 1982

SE Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.200 to 189.600, 2012

Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 189.300 to 185.680, 1994

Southern California . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 177.450 to 149.100, 1986

Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UF leads 8-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UF won 197.575 to 197.375, 2013

Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 180.550 to 166.800, 1984

Fort Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 186.850 to 177.850, 1990

Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 194.850, 2006

George Washington . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 195.600 to 189.500, 2007

Southwest Texas . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 3-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 193.325 to 191.425, 1999

Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UGA leads 16-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.370 to 196.675, 2013

Southwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 182.500 to 172.100, 1985

Gustavus Adolphus . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 195.900 to 175.800, 2005

Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STAN leads 9-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 196.800, 2013

Houston Baptist . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 188.850 to 187.050, 1989

Texas Women’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 63-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.450 to 195.300, 2013

Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 10-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.025 to 195.725, 2012

UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCLA leads 11-7-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.370 to 197.100, 2013

Illinois-Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.025 to 194.150, 2012

Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah leads 29-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.200 to 196.200, 2013

Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.125 to 191.750, 2009

Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.450 to 192.325, 2012

Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 185.300 to 179.450, 1991

UW-Whitewater . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 195.175 to 181.550, 2008

Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISU won 129.850 to 129.000, 1982

Washburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 179.150 to 136.500, 1983

Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 16-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 194.475, 2013

Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 9-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 195.925, 2013

Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 48-13-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.200 to 196.175, 2013

West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 7-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.200 to 194.675, 2013

Jacksonville State . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 129.450 to 124.600, 1982

Western Michigan . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 3-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 192.475, 2013

Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.575 to 193.900, 2006

William & Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 192.225, 2013

Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.025 to 194.750, 2012

Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 182.500 to 178.700, 1988

LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads: 9-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.370 to 197.050, 2013

Wisconsin-Eau Claire . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 196.225 to 173.450, 2001

Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.250 to 193.750, 2010

Wisconsin-Oshkosh . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 195.875 to 174.725, 2012 ALL-TIME RECORD ( 81 OPPONENTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480-150-2 (.761)

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letterwinners - A -

Karina Agafonova (2003-04) Lara Albright (2012-13)* Lauren Alexander (2013)* Tracy Allen (1999) Tara Anderson (2003-06) Diana Anglin (1986-87) Michelle Antinoro (1996-98) Patricia Aoki (2000-03) - B -

Donica Bailey (1984) Mitzi Bartek (1986) Pam Bell (1996) Rikki Benken (1986) Tricia Bonomo (1988-91) Coral Borda (2005-06) Erica Brewer (2012-13)* Hope Bruce (2011) - C -

Malia Carr (1997-00) Monica Carroll (1989-91) Stephanie Casteel (1988-91) Tanya Christie (1989-91) Julie Christianson-Benefeil (1992-93) Candace Cindell (2009-12) Rebecca Clark (2012-13)* Lisa Cockriel (1985-86) Jessica Cole (2002) Tracey Cole (1992-95) Ashley Cooney (2004-06) Kristen Cox (2003-06) Diane Cushenberry (1993-96)

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Carla Demartini (2001) Haley DeProspero (2006-09) Tenby Dettman (1994-97) Jennifer Dickey (1985-86) - E -

Kari Ellis (1996-99) Kristen Evans (1994-96) - F -

Megan Ferguson (2009-12) Monica Fields (1990-91) Tatiana Figueiredo (1986-89) Jacqueline Flanery (2007-10) Cassie Frey (1986-89) Jessica Frey (1989-91) - G -

Nikki Galloway (1994-97) Tina Gamboa (1989-91) Kelly Garrison (1987-88) Nicole Gause (2003) Shannon Gilbreath (1992-94) Christina Gerard (2002-03) Mariana Goncalves (1999-02) Michelle Gonzaga (1997-00) Pam Goodfellow (1984-85) Melissa Griffith (1993-96)

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Sara Harper (1997-98) Linda Haverly (1990-93) Kerry Haynie (1988) Caitlin Hinkis (2005-08) Katie Hostler (2003-04) - I -

Leticia Ishii (2000-02) - J -

Ashley Jackson (2006-09) - K -

Maile’ana Kanewa (2013)* Natasha Kelley (2010-12) Shanna Kennedy (1991-93) Jessica Kinder (2005-09) Keeley Kmieciak (2013)* Brittney Koncak-Schumann (2004-07) Julie Kramer (2009-10) - L -

Erin LaBarr (2002-05) Allison Landis (2002) Sarah Leis (2001-02) Kim Lemon (1985) Brenda Leonard (1985-87) Gina Lesko (2007-09) Jane Lewis (1984) Mindy Lieberman (1990-91) Stephanie LoPiccolo (2005-08)

Brie Olson four-time all-american

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Mary Mantle (2007-10) Stacey Mardock (2001) Tammy Martin (1984) Debbie Mathis (1984-85) Alison Mayberry (1999-02) Amber McCracken (1997-00) Teresa McGrath (1994-97) Kim Minu (1984) Madison Mooring (2011-13)* Leah Mueller (2001-04) Mary Jean Mylott (1986-88) - N -

Jeanie Nass (1985) Kayla Nowak (2010-13) - O -

Brie Olson (2010-13) Shannon Olson (1993-96) Mary Jane Ousley (1984-85) - P -

Kambry Pollard (1986) Hunter Price (2013)* Amy Priest (1984-85) - R -

Nitya Ramaswami (2010-11) Natalie Ratcliff (2008-11) Kiara Redmond (2006-08) Lee Anne Revell (1991-94) Shannon Rogers (1992-93) Melanie Root (2008-11) Dayna Rose (1984-86) Ginger Russell (1997-00)

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Cindy Safarik (1985) Shanna Sanders (1997-00) Haley Scaman (2013)* Tiffany Schoening (1989-90) Stacy Schroeder (1990) Kelly Semrad (1997-99) Alyssa Siberlicht (1986-87) Amy Smith (1994) Carley Smith (2000) Kristin Smith (2007-10) Lauren Smith (2012-13) Melissa Smith (2003-04) Haley Sorensen (2012-13)* Taylor Spears (2011-13)* Chelle Stack (1994-95) Tracey Staurt (1999-00) Sara Stone (2009-12) - T -

Kasie Tamayo (2001-04) Elizabeth Tandy (2004) Teresa Tipping (1990) Nicole Tycer (1998-00) - V -

Hollie Vise (2007-10)

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Hayden Ward (2011-13)* Patricia Williams (1987-88) Leslie Williamson (1986-87) Tiffany Willin (2004-06) Lori Winn (2006-07) * indicates 2014 returnee


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