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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2012 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS MEDIA GUIDE THE SOONERS

BOOMER SOONER 2012 Season Information................................................2 There’s Only One Oklahoma.............................................6 Facilities..........................................................................8 Academics/Community Service.....................................14 The University...............................................................16 OU Tradition..................................................................22 Norman/Oklahoma City................................................24 Athletics Communications.............................................26

SEASON REVIEW 2011 Photo Timeline................................................28-47 2011 Results.................................................................48 2011 Event Titles, Accolades and Records......................50

2012 PREVIEW Season Outlook and Event Previews..............................54 2012 OU WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS GUIDE

Gymnast Bios.........................................................58-115

THE STAFF Head Coach K.J. Kindler...............................................118 Assistant Coach Lou Ball..............................................120 Assistant Coach Tom Haley..........................................122 Support Staff...............................................................124 University President David L. Boren.............................130 VP/Athletics Director Joe Castiglione...........................132 Administration............................................................134 Head Coaches..............................................................135

HISTORY Coaching History.........................................................137 All-Time Results...................................................138-142 Program History...................................................143-147 Letterwinners.............................................................148

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COVER DESIGN

Visit the official Web site of University of Oklahoma Athletics for the latest news, features, statistics, meet previews and e vent recaps.

The 2012 Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics Guide was designed and produced by the OU Athletics Communications Department in Norman, Okla., using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

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GUIDE DESIGN AND WRITING

PUBLICATION EDITORS

Leslie Koch

Kelsey Hargens

Debbie Copp and Craig Moran

LARA ALBRIGHT

ERICA BREWER

SOPHOMORE

CANDACE CINDELL

REBECCA CLARK

MEGAN FERGUSON

NATASHA KELLEY

MADISON MOORING

KAYLA NOWAK

BRIE OLSON

LAUREN SMITH

HALEY SORENSEN

TAYLOR SPEARS

SARA STONE

HAYDEN WARD

SENIOR

SOPHOMORE

FRESHMAN

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FRESHMAN

JUNIOR

SOPHOMORE

SENIOR

JUNIOR

SENIOR

SENIOR

SOPHOMORE

SOPHOMORE

GENERAL INFORMATION Location...................................................................Norman, Okla. Enrollment..........................................................................30,754 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.....................................................528-321-4 TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Overall Record............................................................... 30-3 2011 High Score........................197.350 (NCAA Regional - April 2) Big 12 Finish...................................................................... Second NCAA Finish............................................................................Third Routines Returning/Lost........................................................ 18/6 All-American Routines Returning/Lost..................................... 9/2 COACHING STAFF Head Coach...................................................................K.J. Kindler Year............................................................................Sixth Season Alma Mater..........................................................Iowa State, 1992 Record at OU...................................................................124-39-2 Career Record..................................................................182-65-3 Assistant Coach................................................................. Lou Ball Year............................................................................Sixth Season Alma Mater..........................................................Iowa State, 1999 Assistant Coach............................................................. Tom Haley Year............................................................................Sixth Season Women’s Gymnastics Office Phone........................ (405) 325-6876 Women’s Gymnastics Office Fax............................. (405) 325-8337

OU returns 18 of 24 routines from 2011, including nine from All-Americans.

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Women’s Gymnastics Communications Director............Leslie Koch E-mail......................................................................lesali@ou.edu Phone................................................................(C) 918-740-3577 ......................................................................... (O) 405-325-8413 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 Web site of Oklahoma Athletics at www.SoonerSports.com. PRACTICE POLICY Practices are held at the Sam Viersen Center, directly north and across the street (Imhoff) from the Lloyd Noble Center. Practices are typically open to media. However, those who wish to attend must obtain clearance through Leslie Koch 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. 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 Leslie Koch in the Athletics Communications Office at (405) 325-8413 or by e-mail to lesali@ou.edu. POST-MEET INFORMATION Post-meet interviews will take place on the main floor 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. MEDIA INTERVIEWS Non-post meet interview requests for athletes and coaches must be arranged through Leslie Koch in the Athletics Communications Office. All requests should be submitted at least one day in advance of the desired interview time.

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OU faces four 2011 Super Six Finalists in 2012, including National Champion Alabama in Norman.

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

Jan. 7

@ Kentucky with Bowling Green & Wisconsin-Oshkosh Lexington, Ky.

6 p.m.

Friday

Jan. 13

@ Oregon State

Corvallis, Ore.

9 p.m.

Saturday

Jan. 21

@ TWU with Utah State & Centenary

Denton, Texas

7 p.m.

FRIDAY

JAN. 27

NORTH CAROLINA STATE^

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER

7 P.M.

FRIDAY

FEB. 3

CENTENARY, MINNESOTA & NEBRASKA

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER

7 P.M.

Sunday

Feb. 5

@ Arkansas

Fayetteville, Ark.

2 p.m.

Friday

Feb. 10

Perfect 10 Challenge with Iowa State & SEMO*

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Friday

Feb. 17

@ Missouri

Columbia, Mo.

FRIDAY

FEB. 24

MICHIGAN & TWU

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER

7 P.M.

FRIDAY

March 2

ALABAMA

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER

7 p.m.

Sunday

March 11

@ UCLA

Los Angeles, Calif.

4 p.m.

Saturday

March 17

@ Ohio State

Columbus, Ohio

3 p.m.

SATURDAY

MARCH 24

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER

Saturday

April 7

NCAA Regional Championships +

TBA

Thur.-Sat.

April 20-23

NCAA Championships ~

Duluth, Ga.

Saturday

^ — “Beauty and the Beast” night with the OU wrestling squad * — “Perfect 10 Challenge” at Cox Convention Center in OKC Hosted by Bart Conner Gymnastics

LOCATION

TIME (CT)

7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

+ — Hosted at six select campus locations ~ — Hosted by Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

4 P.M. TBA TBA

NAME

HT. YEAR HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)

CLUB

PRONUNCIATION

Albright, Lara 5-0 Brewer, Erica 4-10 Cindell, Candace 5-5 Clark, Rebecca 5-3 Ferguson, Megan 4-11 Kelley, Natasha 5-4 Mooring, Madison 5-2 Nowak, Kayla 5-2 Olson, Brie 5-2 Smith, Lauren 5-0 Sorensen, Haley 5-4

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

Carrollton, Texas (Hebron, HS/Washington) WOGA Louisville, Ky. (Sacred Heart Academy) Champion Gymnastics Frisco, Texas (Frisco HS) Kurt Thomas Gymnastics sin-DELL Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South) GAGE Olathe, Kan. (Blue Valley HS) Eagles Gymnastics Katy, Texas (Home schooled) Cypress Academy Sallisaw, Okla. (Bixby HS) Dynamo Gymnastics Algonquin, Ill. (Huntley HS) Illinois Gymnastics Institute no-VAK St. Cloud, Minn. (Rocori HS) Ultimate Gymnastics BREE Lubbock, Texas (Lubbock HS/Texas Tech) Texas Elite Gymnastics Academy The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS) Cypress Academy

Spears, Taylor Stone, Sara Ward, Hayden

So Sr. So.

Plano, Texas (Allen HS) Dallas, Texas (Spring Creek Academy) Metroplex Gymnastics Norman, Okla. (Norman North HS) Dynamo Gymnastics

5-0 5-4 5-5

WOGA

COACHING STAFF K.J. Kindler – Head Coach (Sixth Year) Lou Ball – Assistant Coach (Sixth Year) Tom Haley – Assistant Coach (Sixth Year)

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OKLAHOMA IS THE ONLY BIG 12 PROGRAM TO ADVANCE TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS EVERY YEAR SINCE 2004. 2004

2005 2005

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2006

2010

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2011

HOME TO THE NATION’S LONGEST ACTIVE REGULAR SEASON WIN STREAK (29)

50 ALL-AMERICANS

NINE CONFERENCE TITLES

OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

EIGHT STRAIGHT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

2010 & 2011 NCAA SUPER SIX FINALIST

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OU IS A COMBINED 42-2 AT HOME IN KINDLER’S FIVE SEASONS IN NORMAN. THE SOONERS WENT UNDEFEATED AT HOME DURING REGULAR SEASON COMPETITION IN FOUR OF THOSE FIVE YEARS.

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER The Lloyd Noble Center seats 12,000 and features amenities that cater to the gymnastics fan.

HOME RESULTS UNDER K.J. KINDLER

The lights shine bright on the stars of Norman as OU’s competition facility rivals anyone in the country.

DATE SCORE OPPONENT

OPPONENT SCORE

2011 1.7 195.475 1.21 195.300 2.18 196.425 3.4 197.025 3.11 196.875 4.2 197.350

Arkansas Oregon State Denver Centenary Missouri Ohio State Illinois TWU Michigan State Utah 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

2010 1.8 196.250 2.5 196.825 2.12 196.825 3.5 197.950 3.12 196.900

Florida Nebraska TWU Iowa State Alabama Washington

W W W W W W

195.275 196.225 192.575 196.225 197.275 195.800

2009 1.26 195.625 1.30 196.500 2.20 196.375 3.6 196.125

Arkansas Minnesota Brown Missouri 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

Nebraska Iowa State TWU Auburn Iowa State Missouri Nebraska Alabama Arizona State Boise State 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

2007 1.19 196.125 3.3 196.725 3.17 195.475 3.24 197.175

Missouri Central Mich. TWU Iowa Pittsburgh

W W W W W

193.825 191.025 192.425 193.825 194.075

2008 2.1 195.275 2.15 196.375 2.29 195.650 3.7 196.750 3.29 195.875 4.12 195.875

The Sooners are showcased on Lloyd Noble’s four LED high-definition video boards on the massive central video scoreboard.

RESULT

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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.

possible health for OU student-athletes through preventative medicine and post-injury treatment and rehabilitation.

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

haul r e v o e t e pl The com m Viersen of the Sa Center tics Gymnas ddition of the a d e d u l icine c d n i e m s t r te spo an on-si ing room. train

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.

“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 self-sacrificing medical professionals working on a regular basis with our athletic training staff.”

FORMER HEAD COACH BECKY SWITZER (LEFT) AND SEVEN-TIME ALL-AMERICAN KELLY GARRISON

Becky Switzer, the meeting room provides a pioneering Along with the renovation that was facility for team meetings, video review sessions and team completed in the spring of 2010, a new state-of-the-art building activities. Complete with a plasma TV, wood floors, team conference room was constructed and dedicated dur- custom cabinetry, custom gymnastics artwork and coming the 2008 competition season. Named after legendary puter workstations, this addition provides an area for the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics coach team to unite. 2012 media guide

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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 student-athletes are exposed to life outside of sports and school work with opportunities to serve and help others.

In Kindler’s five seasons with OU, 31 gymnasts have made the NACGC Scholar Athlete list.

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.

champions in the classroom and the community

“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’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.

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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.

Under Kindler, 32 gymnasts have been named Academic All-Big 12. During the 2010-11 academic year, the OU gymnasts volunteered with Race for the Cure, Special Spectators, the J.D. McCarty Center and the Children’s Miracle Network.

OU’s Natalie Ratcliff was the only gymnast in the Big 12 to finish the 2010-2011 academic year with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

WHY I CHOSE OKLAHOMA I KNEW OU WAS THE “ place for me

AS SOON AS I VISITED AND MET THE TEAM. I FELT SOMETHING

so special

THE SECOND I GOT TO CAMPUS.

SOPHOMORE

MADISON MOORING

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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 health-related 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. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students, has more than 2,400 full-time faculty members, and has 20 colleges offering 163 majors at the baccalaureate level, 166 majors at the master’s level, 81 majors at the doctoral level, 27 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 26 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $1.5 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

DID YOU KNOW?

OU has more than 30,000 students in enrollment and 2,000 faculty members, OU currently boasts an 18:1 student:faculty ratio.

The Princeton Review ranks OU in the top 10 in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. OU ranks number one in the nation among all public universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled per capita with a record 196 National Merit Scholars in this year’s freshman class OU is a leader among all American universities in the international exchange and study abroad programs. This past year study abroad by OU students increased by 16%. OU currently offers programs in over 50 countries and 100 cities in six continents. OU has produced 27 Rhodes Scholars ranking it highly among public institutions nationwide in the total number of Rhodes Scholars. OU has surpassed its goal of $150 million in scholarships and is extending the Campaign for Scholarships for five more years, increasing the goal to $250 million. The success of the campaign has allowed OU to more than double its private scholarships in the last five years. OU has the academically highest ranked student body at a public university in Oklahoma history.

74 percent of OU students received some type of financial assistance and the total amount of aid for those recipients was over $165 million.

OU has more than 150 majors to choose from, spanning throughout 20 colleges within the university.

OU President David Boren, a former U.S. senator and governor of Oklahoma, teaches an introductory course in political science each semester, and keeps in close touch with students. OU has won awards for new initiatives to create a sense of family and community on campus. OU is one of the very few public universities to twice receive the Templeton Foundation Award as a “Character Building College� for stressing the value of community. OU is one of a small number of Division I-A universities in the nation to receive the CHAMPS award for preparing student-athletes for life. The award is based on academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, community service and career development. 2012 media guide

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The Academic Center houses Academic Counseling Offices, Computer Center, Learning and Skill Development Centers for reading, study skills, math, foreign languages, career, communication, learning enhancement and study areas.

PRENTICE GAUTT ACADEMIC CENTER A modern, state-of-the-art academic support facility that promotes excellence.

The Prentice Gautt Academic Center provides student-athletes with a modern, state-ofthe-art academic support facility that promotes excellence. The environment encourages a collaboration between staff members and student-athletes. In addition, it is highly conducive to learning in all areas of students’ academic endeavors and features eight learning centers. Located on the second and third floors in the north end of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Academic Center houses Academic Counseling Offices, Computer Center, Learning and Skill Development Centers for reading, study skills, math, foreign languages, career, communication, learning enhancement and study areas.

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ACADEMIC ADVISING Academic Advising Services, considered a campus-advising unit, is conveniently located within the center. The athletics department employs seven professional full-time counselors who are here to help student-athletes through the educational process. It is important that student-athletes utilize their services. They will assist student-athletes with planning their class schedule and deciding on a degree program that will suit their needs. In addition, they can help student-athletes with career planning, setting academic goals, academic support strategies and personal counseling.

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KERR CAREER CENTER Whether student-athletes are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or alumni, they will benefit from the services of the Kerr Sooner Career Center. It provides a system of services that educates and guides students through the career development process. The Career Center is dedicated to helping student-athletes make the transition from college to career by developing an individualized career plan. Opportunities are provided for student-athletes to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for resume writing and interviewing techniques. The center is also linked to the OU Career Services on campus, which offers effective job-hunting skills, online resume services and training and career resources.

KERR FOUNDATION COMPUTER CENTER In the 21st century, computers have become an integral part of the learning experience. Students need access to computers and their resources almost daily. The Athletics Department provides each student with the equipment and support necessary to succeed. The computer center has more than 200 computers, and is available exclusively to OU’s student-athletes. This ensures that they will never go without computer access. Laptop computers are available for checkout when the Computer Center is closed. The laptop program is very important in helping OU’s student-athletes stay on top of their schoolwork when traveling. Group training is available for all new studentathletes during the first week of supervised study. This helps familiarize each studentathlete with the department’s resources and procedures. Individual training sessions are available to each student upon request and lab technicians are always on hand to help. The Athletic Computer Center has been a model for other universities around the country. Upgrades are scheduled annually, along with a face lift for the entire facility. A deep commitment from the Athletics Department ensures that the excellence in the Computer Center will continue for a long time.

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER The academic center focuses on developing communication and public speaking skills for student-athletes. This state of the art center, coordinated by a broadcast professional, offers training to enhance communication skills in order to prepare student-athletes for media interaction as well as personal and professional interactions.

Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center To assist student-athletes in speaking, listening, reading and writing in other languages, the Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center offers a multi-media environment that provides instruction in all foreign languages and in English as a second language. On an individual basis, student-athletes have the option of working with computers, audiovisual equipment and tutors in order to enhance their language experience.

LEARNING ENHANCEMENT CENTER Freshman and transfer student-athletes are provided a Learning Specialist to help with the transition to the university setting. The program is designed to help student-athletes develop useful study techniques, improve problem solving strategies and emphasize the importance of time management.

MATH CENTER If performing math functions is a problem, the solution is the Math Center. As a supplement to class instruction, the Math Center provides all levels of math computations, concepts and problems to help student-athletes review course material and offers personal and group tutoring sessions.

READING AND STUDY SKILLS CENTER If student-athletes have trouble with assigned textbook readings or studying, the Reading and Study Skills Center can help. It provides student-athletes with college reading strategies and individualized instruction to help plan, implement, monitor and evaluate reading assignments. The center has received certification by the College Reading and Learning Association.

THOMPSON WRITING CENTER Because learning and writing are essential life-long skills which can always be strengthened, the Thompson Writing Center offers personalized instruction to student-athletes who seek assistance in basic writing strategies and developing proofreading skills. The goal is to help student-athletes develop the strategies they need to be successful by encouraging the use of the center for all facets of the learning and writing processes encountered in college.

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OKLAHOMA TRADITIONS

BOOMER SOONER

MASCOTS

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:

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.

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 well-recognized by college athletics fans across the country and makes regular appearances at university functions.

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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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!

During OU football and baseball games from 19151928, 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).

CRIMSON AND CREAM

PRIDE OF OKLAHOMA

OU CHANT

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 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 “gogo” at a football game when the Pride of Oklahoma marches the interlocking OU down the field playing Boomer Sooner.

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. 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. 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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NORMAN WAS RECENTLY NAMED NO. 6 OF AMERICA’S BEST PLACES TO LIVE AMONG CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF 50,000-300,000.

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. Since the Oklahoma landrush of 1889, Norman has grown into a popular and smart city. The spirit of Norman and its citizens is unwavering and uncompromising. While other towns were clamoring to become the state capital, Norman residents desired to have the first state university. When the first OU president got off the train and saw a prairie, he saw opportunity.

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As home to the state’s premier educational institution, Norman boasts an excellent quality of life and is a city that thrives on and celebrates the diversity of its community. Legendary University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer called Norman “a university town with a championship spirit.” Norman continually exhibits its love for sports by hosting numerous local and national athletic events. 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 Big 12 Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Women’s Golf, and Women’s Gymnastics Championships were held in Norman. Cultural activities are unlimited in Norman, making it the ideal backdrop for the University of Oklahoma. As home to people of all ethnic and educational backgrounds, the city has something to offer everyone. Norman is home to a variety of enriching events and attractions, including the Sooner Theater, which hosts a series of entertaining theatrical performances produced by locally-based talent and touring companies.

The Medieval Fair has become a springtime tradition in Norman as people from around the country converge on the city for one weekend each April to partake in a fascinating look back in time. Each year, an area park is transformed into a festival of sights, sounds and tastes straight from the Middle Ages. Knights joust, jesters 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 semiprofessional 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 208 Big 12 Baseball Championships.

OKC WAS RECENTLY NAMED NO. 3 OF AMERICA’S BEST CITIES FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES BY NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE.

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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OKLAHOMA ATHLETICS ON THE WEB

SOONERSPORTSMEDIA.COM

The University of Oklahoma, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner, Sooner Sports Properties, signed on in 2007 to become a partner of CBS College Sports Network, the industry leader for online networks. It hosts Oklahoma’s official athletics website, SoonerSports.com, providing Sooner fans with the most in-depth coverage and interactive content of OU sports that has ever been available.

The OU Athletics Department provides an innovative service for media covering the Sooners. Log on to SoonerSportsMedia.com and download high-resolution action photos, mug shots, official OU logos, online credentials and more. Visit the site to request an account for access.

The new and improved website launched on July 1, 2007 and was revamped in September, 2011. The site serves as the front door to the Sooner experience. SoonerSports.com provides an integral link between OU student-athletes, their families, coaches, Oklahoma students, fans, prospective student-athletes, alumni, media, donors, corporate partners, the University and peer institutions in the Big 12 Conference and the NCAA. The site utilizes the latest technology including webcasts, live stats, blogs, RSS feeds, wireless services and more.

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OU ranks among the top three universities nationally in social media with more than 307,000 followers on Facebook and 30,000 subscribers on Twitter. The OU women’s gymnastics team also maintains Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts specifically for coverage of Sooner gymnastics. Fans following the OU gymnasts get an insider’s view of the program with all the latest news and events, including video features, meet results and behind-the-scenes photos.

KENNY MOSSMAN

BRANDON MEIER

Senior Associate A.D. for External Operations Office: (405) 325-8228 | E-mail: kmossman@ou.edu

Executive Director of Video Production/SoonerVision Office: (405) 325-8875 | E-mail: bmeier@ou.edu

MIKE HOUCK

SCOTT MATTHEWS

Associate Communications Director - Men’s Basketball Office: (405) 325-8227 | E-mail: mhouck@ou.edu

Director of Graphic Design Office: (405) 325-8223 | E-mail: smatthews@ou.edu

JARED THOMPSON

KELSEY HARGENS

Associate Communications Director - Women’s Basketball Office: (405) 325-3671 | E-mail: jaredthompson@ou.edu

Assistant Director Graphic Design Office: (405) 325-9377 | E-mail: khargens@ou.edu

DAVID BASSITY

ANNA KREMER

Assistant Communications Director - Football / Softball Office: (405) 325-8571 | E-mail: dbassity@ou.edu

Graphic Design Graduate Assistant Office: (405) 325-6578 | E-mail: jakremer@ou.edu

CASSIE GAGE

JASON MATHESON

Assistant Communications Director - Track & Field / Volleyball Office: (405) 325-8372 | E-mail: cassie@ou.edu

Director, SoonerSports.com Office: (405) 325-4274 | E-mail: jmatheson@ou.edu

CRAIG MORAN

TORY KUKOWSKI

Assistant Communications Director - Baseball / Soccer Office: (405) 325-6449 | E-mail: cmoran@ou.edu

JASON BODIN Graduate Assistant - M. Tennis / Wrestling Office: (405) 325-8299 | E-mail: jasonb@ou.edu

LESLIE KOCH Graduate Assistant - W. Gymnastics / W. Tennis Office: (405) 325-8413 | E-mail: lesali@ou.edu

DEBBIE COPP Director of Publications Office: (405) 325-8367 | E-mail: dcopp@ou.edu

Assistant Director, SoonerSports.com Office: (405) 325-4283 | E-mail: tkukowski@ou.edu

OU ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Communications Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405) 325-8231 Communications Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405) 325-7623 University of Oklahoma Athletics Communications McClendon Center, Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Suite 2525, 180 W Brooks St, Norman, OK 73019 SoonerSports.com The latest, official information on the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team is available at SoonerSports.com. Log on for complete media services including statistics, rosters, bios, schedules and more. Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics Online Official OU Athletics Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SoonerSports.com Big 12 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big12sports.com Official NCAA Stats and Rankings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . troester.com/gym OU Women’s Gymnastics on Twitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . twitter.com/ougymnastics OU Women’s Gymnastics on Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . facebook.com/pages/ Oklahoma-Womens-Gymnastics/80594163363

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1.23.2011

ONE HUNDRED WINS Head coach K.J. Kindler recorded her 100th win at OU on Jan. 23, 2011, with a 196.175-193.050 win over TWU at Kitty Magee Arena in Denton, Texas. OU won the team title and individual title on all four events against TWU, and tied its own season-high team score of 196.175 (previously set at N.C. State on Jan. 14, 2011). Freshman Madison Mooring took home the beam title after becoming the first freshman in the NCAA to score a 9.95 in 2011.

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ANOTHER PERFECT SEASON OU clinched its third perfect regular season in four years on March 11, 2011, with its 196.875-194.800 win over Michigan State on senior night. OU finished the 2011 regular season as the only unbeaten team in the NCAA, extending its nation-leading regular season win streak to 29 wins. Under Kindler, OU is 71-6 during the regular season.

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CONFERENCE LEADERS OU earned a conference-best nine spots on the 2011 All-Big 12 Gymnastics Team announced on March 16, 2011. Five gymnasts (Megan Ferguson - bars, beam, floor; Natasha Kelley, - bars, beam; Kayla Nowak - floor; Taylor Spears - beam; and Sara Stone - vault, floor) earned OU’s nine spots on the team. The 2011 season was the fourth straight year that OU led the Big 12 in All-Big 12 selections.

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3.19.2011

THREE BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Three Sooners earned Big 12 titles on March 19, 2011. Megan Ferguson and Natasha Kelley shared the beam title with scores of 9.925, while Kayla Nowak split the floor title with Nebraska’s Erin Davis with a 9.9 on the event. OU finished in second as a team behind Nebraska by just .275 after counting a fall on bars. The Sooners posted a 49.450 on beam, just .225 shy of the program’s highest score on the apparatus.

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4.2.2011

RECORD-SETTING REGIONAL OU posted its program-best postseason score with a 197.350 en route to winning the 2011 NCAA Norman Regional on April 2, 2011. With the win, the Sooners took home their second straight regional title and secured one of 12 spots at the NCAA Championships for the eighth straight year. 2012 media guide

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4.15.2011

SUPER SIX BOUND OU advanced to its second straight NCAA Super Six Team Finals after winning the first semifinal session with a score of 196.775 on April 15, 2011. OU posted its program-best score in an NCAA semifinal, finishing ahead of No. 2 UCLA, No. 6 Michigan, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 7 Georgia and No. 11 Illinois to win the program’s first NCAA semifinal. OU was the only team out of all 12 NCAA Championship participants to score above a 49.000 on beam during semifinals.

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BACK IT UP The Sooners finished in third place at the NCAA Super Six on April 16, 2011, their second straight top-three finish at the national championship. OU posted a 197.250, trailing just Alabama (197.650) and UCLA (197.375). OU tied its Super Six score from 2010 with the 197.250, its second-highest postseason score in program history. The Sooners hit 48 of 48 routines at NCAA Championships, the only team out of the 12 participants to do so.

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4.17.2011

EVENT FINALISTS Four Sooners competed in the 2011 NCAA Individual Event Finals on April 17, 2011. Sophomore Madison Mooring finished in second place on vault, Natasha Kelley finished fourth on beam, Megan Ferguson finished eighth and 13th on beam and bars, respectively. while Kayla Nowak finished 12th on bars.

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4.17.2011

ELEVEN ALL-AMERICANS OU gymnasts earned a program-best 11 All-America honors in 2011. Megan Ferguson led the team with three All-America awards, the junior was named first team on bars and beam and second team on floor. Joining Ferguson were Natasha Kelley (beam - first team, bars - second team), Madison Mooring (vault - first team, beam - second team), Kayla Nowak (bars - first team, beam - second team), Brie Olson (bars - second team) and Sara Stone (vault second team). 2012 media guide

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2011 FINAL RANKINGS TEAM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Alabama 197.650 197.050 UCLA 197.375 196.500 OKLAHOMA 197.250 196.775 Nebraska 196.725 196.850 Utah 196.500 196.200 Michigan 196.425 196.700 Florida 196.125 Oregon State 196.100 Georgia 195.450 Arkansas 195.450 Illinois 195.100 Kent State 195.000 Boise State Penn State Stanford Ohio State Denver Washington Auburn LSU Arizona Minnesota Central Michigan Iowa State Kentucky

2011 RESULTS

SUPER SIX PRELIMS

NQS

394.395 394.110 394.045 392.825 393.045 393.575 393.615 393.795 393.285 392.610 391.850 390.695 392.395 392.060 391.940 391.150 391.060 391.000 390.905 390.880 390.830 390.480 390.265 390.125 390.120

REGIONAL TEAM RQS CONFERENCE AVERAGE HIGH SCORE

197.275 197.425 197.350 196.550 196.475 197.075 196.425 197.025 196.750 196.550 195.925 195.450 196.400 195.850 195.225 195.350 195.625 195.300 195.600 195.350 195.400 195.225 195.075 194.800 195.175

197.120 196.685 196.695 196.275 196.570 196.500 197.190 196.770 196.535 196.060 195.925 195.245 195.995 196.210 196.715 195.800 195.435 195.700 195.305 195.530 195.430 195.255 195.190 195.325 194.945

SEC PAC 10 BIG 12 Big 12 None Big 10 SEC PAC 10 SEC SEC Big 10 MAC WAC Big 10 PAC 10 Big 10 Independent PAC 10 SEC SEC PAC 10 Big 10 MAC Big 12 SEC

DATE OPPONENT

LOCATION

1.7 1.14 1.21 1.23 1.28 2.6 2.11 2.18 2.26 3.4 3.11 3.19 4.2 4.15 4.16

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Raleigh, N.C. LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Denton, Texas Seattle, Wash. Lincoln, Neb. Ames, Iowa LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Ann Arbor, Mich. LLOYD NOBLE CENTER LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Columbia, Mo. Norman, Okla. Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio

ARKANSAS @ N.C. State OREGON STATE, DENVER & CENTENARY @ TWU @ Washington @ Nebraska @ Iowa State MISSOURI Michigan OHIO STATE, ILLINOIS & TWU MICHIGAN STATE Big 12 Championships NCAA Regional Championships NCAA Semifinals NCAA Super Six

196.557 196.102 196.358 195.885 196.414 196.009 196.973 196.250 196.240 195.623 195.456 195.098 195.600 195.586 196.450 195.315 194.787 195.368 194.950 194.877 194.705 195.102 194.682 194.963 194.319

197.675 197.475 197.225 197.300 196.975 196.800 197.725 197.200 197.225 196.700 196.975 195.950 197.050 197.075 196.975 196.100 196.375 196.075 195.925 196.350 195.625 196.125 195.900 196.350 195.650

RESULTS (W) 195.475-195.075 (W) 196.175-195.150 (FIRST/4) 195.300 (W) 196.175-193.050 (W) 196.175 - 195.100 (W) 196.300-195.800 (W) 197.225-195.375 (W) 196.425-195.225 (W) 196.650-196.275 (FIRST/4) 197.025 (W) 196.875-194.800 (SECOND/4) 196.500 (FIRST/6) 197.350 (FIRST/6) 196.775 (THIRD/6) 197.250

2011 TEAM RECORDS

OVERALL: 30-3 REGULAR SEASON: 15-0 BIG 12 CONFERENCE: 3-0 POSTSEASON: 15-3 HOME:14-0 • AWAY: 8-1 NEUTRAL: 8-2

2011 SEASON BESTS TEAM TOTAL 1. 197.350........... NCAA Norman Regional........................ April 2 2. 197.250........... NCAA Super Six................................... April 16 3. 197.225........... at Iowa State....................................... Feb. 11 4. 197.025........... Illinois, Ohio State, TWU.....................March 4 5. 196.875........... Michigan State................................. March 11 VAULT 1. 49.350............. at Nebraska........................................... Feb. 6 49.350............. NCAA Super Six................................... April 16 3. 49.300............. Michigan State................................. March 11 49.300............. Norman Regional................................. April 2 5. 49.250............. at Michigan......................................... Feb. 26 BARS 1. 3. 4. 5.

49.525............. Illinois, Ohio State, TWU.....................March 4 49.525............. NCAA Norman Regional........................ April 2 49.450............. at Iowa State....................................... Feb. 11 49.375............. NCAA Championships Semifinal......... April 15 49.300............. NCAA Super Six................................... April 16

BEAM 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

49.450............. Big 12 Championship....................... March 19 49.425............. NCAA Super Six................................... April 16 49.375............. at Iowa State....................................... Feb. 11 49.350............. at TWU.................................................Jan. 23 49.275............. at Michigan......................................... Feb. 26 49.275............. Michigan State................................. March 11 49.275............. NCAA Norman Regional........................ April 2

FLOOR 1. 49.375............. Michigan State................................. March 11 2. 49.300............. Centenary, Denver, Oregon State..........Jan. 21 49.300............. at Iowa State....................................... Feb. 11 49.300............. Missouri.............................................. Feb. 18 5. 49.250............. NCAA Norman Regional........................ April 2

2011 EVENT TITLES EVENT

Vault (12)

MEET

Arkansas N.C. State Quad Meet 1 TWU Washington Nebraska Iowa State Missouri Michigan Quad Meet 2 Michigan State NCAA Regional

SCORE

DATE

49.000 48.925 49.150 49.100 49.175 49.350 49.100 49.100 49.250 49.175 49.300 49.300

Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 March 4 March 11 April 2

Bars (11)

Arkansas N.C. State TWU Washington Nebraska Iowa State Missouri Michigan Quad Meet 2 Michigan State NCAA Regional

49.000 49.200 48.950 48.950 49.175 49.450 48.925 49.000 49.525 48.925 49.525

Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 March 4 March 11 April 2

Beam (12)

Arkansas N.C. State Quad Meet 1 TWU Washington Iowa State Missouri Michigan Quad Meet 2 Michigan State Big 12 Championship NCAA Regional

48.700 49.025 49.025 49.350 49.025 49.375 49.100 49.275 49.225 49.275 49.450 49.275

Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 March 4 March 11 March 19 April 2

Floor (11)

N.C. State Quad Meet 1 TWU Washington Nebraska Iowa State Missouri Michigan Quad Meet 2 Michigan State NCAA Regional

49.025 49.300 48.775 49.025 49.175 49.300 49.300 49.125 49.100 49.375 49.250

Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 March 4 March 11 April 2

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2011 SCORING BREAKDOWN DATE MEET 1.7 Arkansas

TEAM (RANK) OKLAHOMA (4) Arkansas (11)

SCORE 195.475 195.075

VAULT 49.000 48.900

BARS 49.000 48.625

BEAM 48.700 48.625

FLOOR 48.775 48.925

1.14

@ N.C. State

OKLAHOMA (7) NC State

196.175 195.150

48.925 48.550

49.200 48.950

49.025 48.650

49.025 49.000

1.21

Quad Meet

OKLAHOMA (3) Oregon State (6) Denver (23) Centenary

195.300 194.650 194.300 187.625

49.150 49.050 48.875 47.600

47.825 48.875 48.750 47.300

49.025 48.675 48.025 45.525

49.300 48.050 48.650 47.200

1.23

@ TWU

OKLAHOMA (3) TWU

196.175 193.050

49.100 48.550

48.950 48.525

49.350 47.550

48.775 48.425

1.28

@ Washington

OKLAHOMA (5) Washington (16)

196.175 195.100

49.175 49.050

48.950 48.600

49.025 48.675

49.025 48.775

2.6

@ Nebraska

OKLAHOMA (5) Nebraska (10)

196.300 195.800

49.350 49.275

49.175 48.925

48.600 48.725

49.175 48.875

2.11

@ Iowa State

OKLAHOMA (5) Iowa State (25)

197.225 195.375

49.100 48.750

49.450 49.050

49.375 48.400

49.300 49.175

2.18

Missouri

OKLAHOMA (4) Missouri

196.425 195.225

49.100 48.925

48.925 48.050

49.100 49.075

49.300 49.175

2.26

@ Michigan

OKLAHOMA (3) Michigan (8)

196.650 196.275

49.250 49.150

49.000 48.900

49.275 49.125

49.125 49.100

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Quad Meet

OKLAHOMA (4) Ohio State (13) Illinois (17) TWU

197.025 196.100 195.400 193.425

49.175 49.175 49.025 48.600

49.525 49.050 49.150 48.500

49.225 48.875 48.675 48.150

49.100 49.000 48.550 48.175

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Michigan State

OKLAHOMA (4) Michigan State

196.875 194.800

49.300 48.575

48.925 48.675

49.275 48.675

49.375 48.875

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DATE MEET TEAM (RANK) 3.19 Big 12 Championship Nebraska (11) OKLAHOMA (4) Iowa State (20) Missouri

SCORE 196.775 196.500 195.150 194.975

VAULT 49.275 49.050 48.425 48.750

BARS 49.200 48.900 48.825 48.725

BEAM 49.050 49.450 48.875 48.750

FLOOR 49.250 49.100 49.025 48.750

49.300 49.225 49.075 48.775 48.900 48.875

49.525 49.275 49.375 48.975 48.700 48.950

49.275 48.750 47.850 48.525 48.400 47.525

49.250 49.225 49.000 48.950 48.500 48.825

4.2

NCAA Regional (Norman)

OKLAHOMA (5) Utah (7) Washington (17) Missouri

197.350 196.475 195.300 195.225 194.500 194.175

4.15

NCAA Semifinal I (Cleveland)

OKLAHOMA* (3) Michigan* (6) UCLA* (2) Arkansas (10) Georgia (7) Illinois (11)

196.775 196.700 196.500 195.450 195.450 195.100

49.225 49.325 49.450 49.150 49.250 49.175

49.375 49.375 49.350 48.575 49.075 48.825

49.175 48.750 48.375 48.450 48.700 47.950

49.000 49.250 49.325 49.275 48.425 49.150

4.15

NCAA Semifinal II (Cleveland)

Alabama* (1) Nebraska* (9) Utah* (8) Florida (5) Oregon State (4) Kent State (12)

197.050 196.850 196.200 196.125 196.100 195.000

49.450 49.450 49.275 49.250 49.100 49.000

49.350 49.350 49.050 49.300 49.400 48.750

48.950 48.775 48.750 48.125 48.650 48.300

49.300 49.275 49.125 49.450 48.950 48.950

4.16

NCAA Super Six (Cleveland)

Alabama (1) UCLA (2) OKLAHOMA (3) Nebraska (9) Utah (8) Michigan (6)

197.650 197.375 197.250 196.725 196.500 196.425

49.575 49.500 49.350 49.350 49.200 49.300

49.275 49.325 49.300 49.300 49.225 49.375

49.350 49.200 49.425 48.875 49.025 48.525

49.450 49.350 49.175 49.200 49.050 49.225

4.17

NCAA Event Finals#

Ferguson Kelley Mooring Nowak

Beam (Eighth - 9.8125), Bars (13th - 9.775) Beam (Fourth - 9.875) Vault (Second - 9.825) Bars (12th - 9.8)

North Carolina New Hampshire

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2011 ACCOLADES

Megan Ferguson NAME

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Sara Stone..................Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week........................ Jan. 11 Kayla Nowak..............Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week........................ Jan. 18 Taylor Spears..............Big 12 Newcomer of the Week............................... Jan. 18 Madison Mooring.......Big 12 Newcomer of the Week............................... Jan. 25 Taylor Spears..............Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.................................Feb. 8 Natasha Kelley...........Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week........................Feb. 15 Taylor Spears..............Big 12 Newcomer of the Week...............................Feb. 15 Kayla Nowak..............Big 12 Gymnast of the Week....................................Feb. 1 Natasha Kelley...........Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week.....................March 15 Madison Mooring.......Big 12 Newcomer of the Week............................March 15 Megan Ferguson........Academic All-Big 12 First Team...........................March 15 Natasha Kelley...........Academic All-Big 12 First Team...........................March 15 Kayla Nowak..............Academic All-Big 12 First Team...........................March 15 Natalie Ratcliff...........Academic All-Big 12 First Team...........................March 15 Sara Stone..................Academic All-Big 12 First Team...........................March 15 Megan Ferguson........All-Big 12 Bars....................................................March 16 Megan Ferguson........All-Big 12 Beam..................................................March 16 Megan Ferguson........All-Big 12 Floor...................................................March 16 Natasha Kelley...........All-Big 12 Bars....................................................March 16 Natasha Kelley...........All-Big 12 Beam..................................................March 16 Kayla Nowak..............All-Big 12 Floor...................................................March 16 Taylor Spears..............All-Big 12 Beam..................................................March 16 Sara Stone..................All-Big 12 Vault...................................................March 16 Sara Stone..................All-Big 12 Floor...................................................March 16 K.J. Kindler.................S.C. Regional Coach of the Year...............................April 2 Lou Ball......................S.C. Regional Co-Asst. Coach of the Year..................April 2 Tom Haley..................S.C. Regional Co-Asst. Coach of the Year..................April 2 Megan Ferguson........All-American - First Team Bars..............................April 15 Megan Ferguson........All-American - First Team Beam............................April 15 Natasha Kelley...........All-American - First Team Beam............................April 15 Madison Mooring.......All-American - First Team Vault.............................April 15 Kayla Nowak..............All-American - First Team Bars..............................April 15 Megan Ferguson........All-American - Second Team Floor........................April 15 Natasha Kelley...........All-American - Second Team Bars.........................April 15 Madison Mooring.......All-American - Second Team Beam.......................April 15 Kayla Nowak..............All-American - Second Team Beam.......................April 15 Brie Olson...................All-American - Second Team Bars.........................April 15 Sara Stone..................All-American - Second Team Vault........................April 15 Candace Cindell..........NACGC Scholar Athlete............................................ Aug. 8 Megan Ferguson........NACGC Scholar Athlete............................................ Aug. 8 Natasha Kelley...........NACGC Scholar Athlete............................................ Aug. 8 Kayla Nowak..............NACGC Scholar Athlete............................................ Aug. 8 Nitya Ramaswami......NACGC Scholar Athlete............................................ Aug. 8 Natalie Ratcliff...........NACGC Scholar Athlete............................................ Aug. 8

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EVENT WINNERS MADISON MOORING (3)

HOPE BRUCE (1) EVENT

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Vault................ 9.9...................Norman Regional................April 2

Vault................ 9.85.................TWU...................................Jan. 23 Vault................ 9.875...............Michigan State............... March 11

MEGAN FERGUSON (12)

Beam............... 9.95.................TWU...................................Jan. 23

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Bars.................. 9.875...............Arkansas..............................Jan. 7 Bars.................. 9.875...............Missouri.............................Feb. 18 Bars. ................. 9.95.................Quad Meet 2.................... March 4 Beam............... 9.9...................Nebraska..............................Feb. 6 Beam............... 9.925...............Missouri.............................Feb. 18 Beam............... 9.9...................Michigan............................Feb. 26 Beam............... 9.925...............Big 12 Championship..... March 19 Beam............... 9.9...................Norman Regional................April 2 Floor................. 9.85.................N.C. State...........................Jan. 14 Floor................. 9.875...............TWU...................................Jan. 23 Floor................. 9.9...................Quad Meet 2.................... March 4 Floor................. 9.925...............Michigan State............... March 11

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All-Around....... 39.275.............Quad Meet 2.................... March 4 Vault................ 9.9...................Michigan............................Feb. 26 Bars.................. 9.875...............N.C. State...........................Jan. 14 Bars.................. 9.85.................TWU...................................Jan. 23 Floor................. 9.85.................N.C. State...........................Jan. 14 Floor................. 9.9...................Quad..................................Jan. 21 Floor................. 9.875...............TWU...................................Jan. 23 Floor................. 9.875...............Nebraska..............................Feb. 6 Floor................. 9.95.................Missouri.............................Feb. 18 Floor................. 9.9...................Big 12 Championship..... March 19 Floor................. 9.9...................Norman Regional................April 2

TAYLOR SPEARS (1)

Vault................ 9.9.................. Missouri..............................Feb. 18

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Bars.................. 9.875...............N.C. State...........................Jan. 14 Bars.................. 9.85.................Washington.......................Jan. 28 Bars.................. 9.875...............Nebraska..............................Feb. 6 Bars.................. 9.95.................Iowa State..........................Feb. 11 Bars.................. 9.9...................Michigan............................Feb. 26 Bars.................. 9.875...............Michigan State............... March 11 Bars.................. 9.95.................Norman Regional................April 2

Beam............... 9.875...............N.C. State...........................Jan. 14

Beam............... 9.85.................Arkansas..............................Jan. 7 Beam............... 9.85.................Washington.......................Jan. 28 Beam............... 9.925...............Iowa State..........................Feb. 11 Beam............... 9.9...................Quad Meet 2.................... March 4 Beam............... 9.9...................Michigan State............... March 11 Beam............... 9.925...............Big 12 Championship..... March 19

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Vault................ 9.875...............Arkansas..............................Jan. 7 Vault................ 9.875...............N.C. State...........................Jan. 14 Vault................ 9.85.................TWU...................................Jan. 23 Vault................ 9.9...................Washington.......................Jan. 28 Vault................ 9.925...............Nebraska..............................Feb. 6 Vault................ 9.875...............Iowa State..........................Feb. 11 Vault................ 9.9...................Missouri.............................Feb. 18 Vault................ 9.9...................Michigan............................Feb. 26 Vault................ 9.95.................Quad Meet 2.................... March 4 Floor................. 9.9...................Iowa State..........................Feb. 11

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Oklahoma enters the 2012 season after back-to-back top three finishes at the NCAA Super Six team finals in 2010 and 2011. The Sooners have quickly become one of the nation’s elite women’s gymnastics programs and hope to prove once again that OU is the real deal, a national title contender.

Headlining OU’s returnees are five-time All-American Megan Ferguson, two-time All-American Kayla Nowak and All-Americans Brie Olson and Sara Stone. Ferguson, Nowak Olson and Stone provide veteran leadership and experience that will be vital for the young Sooners.

OU starts the 2012 season ranked No. 4 in the GymInfo OU will be tested in 2012 with the loss of All-American Natapreseason coaches poll, behind No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Alabama and sha Kelley and a challenging schedule. No. 3 Florida. The Sooners received two first place votes in the poll and tied OU’s program-best preseason ranking. Kelley, who consistently scored in the 9.9s on vault, bars and beam, suffered a season-ending injury during preseason The Sooners add five newcomers for 2012 and return an practice. The loss of Kelley’s talent and experience will impressive 18 of 24 routines from the 2011 lineup, including nine All-American performances. 54

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challenge OU’s depth throughout the 2012 schedule, which includes 10 teams ranked in the preseason top 25 and five top 10 teams. The Sooners face No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Alabama, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 7 Oregon State, No. 10 Michigan, No. 11 Arkansas, No. 18 Ohio State, No. 22 Minnesota, No. 23 Kentucky and No. 24 Iowa State. OU aims for its ninth strraight NCAA Championship appearance beginning Jan. 7, in Lexington, Ky., as the Sooners take on No. 23 Kentucky, Bowling Green and Wisconsin-Oshkosh for “Excite Night at the Kentucky Classic.”

VAULT The Sooners return two All-Americans on vault and a total of four athletes who contributed in the 2011 lineup. Stone, sophomore Madison Mooring, junior Brie Olson and Nowak will provide a solid base for an overall young lineup. “With some unexpected losses on this event, this is the area where we expect the athletes, veterans and newcomers, to step up,” head coach K.J. Kindler said.“There will definitely be a strong underclassman influence on this event. We are approximately eight athletes deep on vault and the lineup is likely to fluctuate during the course of the season.” The 2011 NCAA Vault runner-up, Mooring, highlights the vault squad with two different 10.0 valued vaults. Stone has held the anchor position for two seasons and has secured that spot once again with her dynamic Yurchenko full. Olson, who has two years of experience, and Nowak both boast career-highs of 9.9 on the apparatus. Nowak competed on vault just three times in 2011, but will be heavily relied on with the loss of Kelley.

BARS “This event has seen the greatest ‘upswing’ for the Sooners,” Kindler said.“Something that makes our team stand out on this event is the variety of elements you will see from our athletes. They perform different release moves such as Shaposhnakovas, tkatchevs, deltchevs, piked and straddled jaegers. “Their dismounts include double fronts, double layouts, full twisting double layouts and combination work into double tucks. It is rare to see that kind of diversity on one team. Under the leadership of our All-Americans, this lineup should be one of our most impressive.” OU returns three All-Americans and six total athletes with competitive experience and adds three new routines to the event for a very seasoned and deep squad. In addition to bar All-Americans Ferguson, Olson and Nowak, are three experienced Sooners including Spears, Ward and senior Candace Cindell. Ward is expected to hold the all-important first position in the 2012 bar lineup. After fainting before warm-ups at NCAA Championships, Ward stepped up and delivered a beautiful routine in the leadoff spot. Spears displays a beautiful line and provides momentum for the squad. Cindell returns after debuting on the apparatus last season and gaining practice either in the lineup or as alternate. Adding depth to the event will be three of OU’s five newcomers; Brewer, Clark and sophomore Lauren Smith. The two freshmen, Brewer and Clark, boast “E” valued dismounts and difficult and unique release sequences. Smith joined the Sooners as a transfer from the Texas Tech club program. Since her arrival, Smith has refined her skills including two “D” release skills and an “E” level dismount.

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Megan Ferguson

BEAM At the 2011 NCAA Championships, the Sooners posted the top beam score in both the semifinal and Super Six sessions. OU was the only team out of the 12 participants to score above a 49.000 on the apparatus on the first night of competition. The Sooners lose just two routines from the 2011 lineup. “Beam has traditionally been a strong event for us and this year is no exception,” Kindler said.“We feel that our athletes will perform some of the most unique choreography and difficult skills and combinations in the NCAA. If there is one phrase to describe this squad, it would be ‘poised and confident’. They compete beam like other athletes like to perform floor routines, without limits.” Oklahoma is led by the extraordinary foursome of Ferguson (All-American and Big 12 Co-Champion), Nowak (All-American), Mooring and Spears. Ferguson is mesmerizing on this event and will anchor the lineup. As the squad starter, Nowak is an absolute rock for the Sooners with a hit percentage of 95 percent in competition since her arrival. Mooring is elegant and captivating while Spears shows great diversity,“E” level skills and concludes with a dynamic dismount. Also expected to make key contributions on beam are Brewer, Clark and Stone. “Erica and Rebecca are both amazing on this event,” Kindler said.“Rebecca’s experience at the elite level allows her to be calm, elegant and poised as she performs. Erica shows grit and aggressiveness. They have completely different styles, but the result is the same. Sara saw limited action last season but with the addition of an upgraded flight series, she will likely be a staple in this lineup.” Sophomore transfer Lara Albright, Cindell, Olson and freshman Haley Sorenson provide additional depth on the apparatus. All four are prepared and ready to see the competition floor.

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FLOOR The Sooners return 100 percent of their floor lineup from 2011. This event displays a great deal of depth and each athlete has pushed the envelope to increase difficulty in both dance and tumbling components in preseason practice. “Artistry and execution are the key components to our floor routines,” Kindler said.“The squad is hitting a high note with increased difficulty in their tumbling as well. Our routine composition is unique to each individual and pure enjoyment to watch. The key words are dynamic and entertaining.” Three influential veterans will anchor the floor squad, Nowak, Ferguson and Stone. These athletes have 2-3 years of experience will have an enormous impact on the event while all three will debut new tumbling this season. “Kayla will perform to a percussion-based piece and will dazzle with her character induced theatrics,” Kindler said. “Megan is her spunky self as she moves with seemingly

effortless energy across the floor. Sara will bring the drama as her routine focusses on long, strong and detailed movements. “Brie Olson will undoubtedly be counted on by the Sooners with a tango-inspired routine with extraordinary pizazz that shows dynamic tumbling.” Olson, Albright, Brewer, Spears, Mooring and Ward round out the top nine on floor for OU. “Erica (Brewer) is a tiny explosion of powerful tumbling and endurance out on the floor,” Kindler said.“Lara (Albright) grabs your attention immediately and her tumbling is clean as a whistle. Taylor (Spears) has upgraded her tumbling passes while Hayden (Ward) and Madison (Mooring) will continue to provide depth to this squad.”

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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.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB Trained at WOGA gymnastics along with current OU gymnast 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.

My favorite thing about my hometown is... all my friends and my cousins that live five minutes away. My most prized possession is... my phone. I couldn’t go a day without it. When I grow up, I want to be... an event planner.

PERSONAL

In my free time, I love to... do crafts, like painting and making cards.

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.

Three words to describe myself are... strong-willing, spunky and audacious. People would be surprised to know that... I have an obsession with Hello Kitty. Other than OU, my favorite sports team is... the Minnesota Vikings because of Adrian Peterson. The TV shows that fill my DVR are... Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory. The meal I could eat every day is... any breakfast food. My favorite class at OU is.... Intro to Sociology My hidden talent is... I’m a pretty good soccer player. My celebrity crush is... Ryan Reynolds

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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 eighttime state champion in Kentucky as well as a member of the Region 5 All-Star Team.

Daughter of Jerry and Virginia Brewer ... Undecided on major ... Also recruited by Auburn, LSU, Alabama, N.C. State, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska.

My favorite thing about my hometown is... the Kentucky Derby.

My favorite sport to watch is... football.

My celebrity crush is... Ryan Gosling.

In my free time, I love to... hang out with my friends.

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

My favorite trip was to... the Grand Cayman Islands.

Three words to describe myself are... determined, dedicated and passionate.

My favorite class at OU is.... Social Problems.

My pre-meet superstition is... I eat the same meal the night before

People would be surprised to know that... I have a very short attention span.

My hidden talent is... I’m a pretty good soccer player.

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2011 (JUNIOR) Scored a career-high 9.775 on bars in her first competitive appearance for the Sooners ... Scored a 9.7 or higher in four of her six bar routines in 2011.

2010 (SOPHOMORE) Exhibitioned on beam against Iowa State, Nebraska and TWU and at the Metroplex Challenge.

2009 (RS - FRESHMAN) Exhibitioned on beam at Denver and TWU ... Earned National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches All-Academic Scholar Athlete Award ...Winner of OU spirit award for the second straight year.

2008 (FRESHMAN) Redshirted ...Won OU women’s gymnastics spirit award ... Did not compete.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Trained at Kurt Thomas Gymnastics ...Won the 2006 level 9 state title on the beam ...Took home titles on both the beam and floor in first level 10 competition ... Named the 2006 K.T.G. Gymnast of the Year.

PERSONAL Full name is Candace Lyn Cindell ... Daughter of Bryan and Sharon Cindell ... Majoring in journalism ... Chose OU due to the tradition and excellence of the gymnastics program, coaching staff and the impressive campus.

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CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL A senior international elite gymnast out of Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) ...Trained under Al Fong and Armine BarutyanFong ...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. JO National Team (2007-2008 and 2008-2009) ... Recorded five topfive finishes and two top-10 finishes at international competitions from 2007-2009.

PERSONAL 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.

My favorite thing about my hometown is... my family and friends. Since moving to OU, I have learned... to do my laundry. In my free time, I love to... hang out with my friends. The coolest place I have been to was... Italy. Other than OU, my favorite sports team is... the Kansas City Chiefs. The TV shows that fill my DVR are... Pretty Little Liars. My favorite class at OU is.... Social Problems. The talent I wish I had is... to cook. The hardest thing about being a student-athlete is... managing everything. The best thing about being a student-athlete is... being involved in the community. My teammate I look up to the most is... Natasha Kelley. My celebrity crush is... Ryan Gosling.

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2011 (JUNIOR): Earned All-America honors on all three events she competed in 2011 (first team - beam, first team - bars, second team - floor) ... Named All-Big 12 on all three events (bars, beam and floor) ...Was the only gymnast in the conference to earn All-Big 12 honors on three events ... Named first team Academic All-Big 12 for the second-straight season ... Finished in eighth place on beam and 13th place on bars at the 2011 NCAA Individual Event Finals ...Won the NCAA Norman Regional beam title with a 9.9 on the event ... Shared the 2011 Big 12 Beam Championship with teammate Natasha Kelley, posting a 9.925 on the apparatus ... Ended the season ranked in the top 25 on bars, beam and floor ...Was ranked No. 5 nationally on beam entering the postseason ... Scored a 9.9 or higher 15 times in 2011 ... Posted a 9.9 or higher in four of her six performances during NCAA Championships ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in 38 of her 45 routines throughout the season ...Won a combined 12 event titles in 2011, three on bars, five on beam and four on floor ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on bars on March 4 in OU’s quad meet with Illinois, Ohio State and TWU ...Tied her career-high on beam with a pair of 9.925s at the 2011 Big 12 Championship and during the first semifinal at the 2011 NCAA Championships ... Scored a seasonhigh 9.925 on floor on March 11 against Michigan State.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Posted a 9.9 on both beam and floor at the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Also scored a 9.85 on bars at the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Posted a 9.875 on bars and a 9.8 on beam at the NCAA Qualifying Session ... Posted a 9.925 on beam and a 9.85 on floor at the NCAA Regional ... Scored a 9.85 on both bars and floor at the Big 12 Championship ... Shared the bars event title at Arkansas with teammate Hollie Vise after posting a 9.9 ... Also posted a 9.875 on both beam and floor against the Razorbacks ... Scored a 9.9 on beam against Washington ... Also posted a 9.875 on bars against the Huskies ... Scored a career-high 9.925 on floor against Alabama ... Also posted a 9.925 on beam and a 9.875 on bars against the Crimson Tide ... Scored a 9.9 on beam at Michigan State ... Also posted a 9.8 on floor at Michigan State ...Won beam event title after scoring a career-high 9.95 against Missouri ... Also scored a 9.8 on floor against Missouri ... Scored a then-career-high 9.925 on bars against Iowa State, sharing the bars event title with teammate Hollie Vise... Also shared beam title with Vise and Kristin Smith, posting a 9.9 against Iowa State ...Scored a 9.9 on floor against Iowa State ... Named Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week after winning the beam title against Nebraska and TWU (9.925) ... Posted a 9.9 on floor against Nebraska and TWU ...Scored a 9.825 on bars and a 9.850 on beam at the Metroplex Challenge ... Posted a 9.9 on beam at Illinois ... Shared beam title at Auburn (9.875) with Hollie Vise ... Posted a 9.825 on floor at Auburn ... Scored a 9.825 on bars against the Tigers ... Scored a 9.875 on beam in a tie for second in season opener ... Placed fourth on bars against Florida (9.825).

2009 (FRESHMAN): Named OU Newcomer of the Year at postseason banquet ... Earned National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches All-Academic Scholar Athlete Award ... Garnered All-America status on beam at the 2009 NCAA Championship ... Became the first freshman in Big 12 history to win multiple event titles at the conference championship (bars and beam) ... Shared bars title with a 9.9 at Alabama ...Also tallied a 9.85 on beam against the Tide ... Posted a 9.85 on bars against TWU and Illinois State ... Posted a 9.8 on beam in home finale ...Went three-for-three at Iowa State including a 9.9 on beam and a 9.8 on bars ...Scored a 9.85 on bars and posted a 9.825 on floor in OU’s Flip for a Cause quad meet victory ...Tallied a 9.8 on bars at Denver ... Scored a 9.9 on beam at Nebraska to finish second ... Carded a 9.825 on bars and a 9.875 on beam against Minnesota ... Scored a 9.85 on floor against Arkansas ... Posted third-straight bars routine of 9.85 against the Razorbacks ... Shared first collegiate title with a personal-best 9.925 on beam at TWU ... Finished second on bars against the Pioneers ... Placed second on bars (9.85) against the Gators in first collegiate routine ... Also competed on beam (9.775) and floor in Oklahoma’s season opener in Florida.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Trained at Eagles Gymnastics under Kim Fuchs and Johnnie Richburg ...Won beam title at JO Nationals in 2006 and ‘07 ... Finished 12th in the all-around at JO Nationals in ‘06 and ‘07 ... Named Eagles Gymnast of the Year back-to-back years (2006 and 2007) ... A member of the TOPS nationals team in 2000.

PERSONAL: Full name is Megan Marie Ferguson ... Nickname is Fergie ... Majoring in journalism - advertising ... A National Honor Society member ... Also recruited by Stanford, Florida, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Minnesota and Illinois.

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2011 (SOPHOMORE) Earned All-America honors on both bars (second team) and beam (first team - beam) ... Named All-Big 12 on both bars and beam ... Finished in fourth place on beam at the 2011 NCAA Individual Event Finals ... Won the NCAA Norman Regional bars title with a 9.95 on the apparatus ... Shared the 2011 Big 12 Beam Championship with teammate Megan Ferguson after posting a 9.925 on the event ... Was named Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week on Feb. 15 and March 15 ... Won the 2011 OU Gymnastics Kelly Garrison Award for Most Valuable Gymnast ... Named first team Academic All-Big 12 ... Won a team-best 14 event titles in 2011, one on vault, seven on bars and six on beam ... Entered the postseason ranked No. 5 nationally on beam and No. 11 on bars ... Ended the season ranked No. 1 on bars in the Big 12 ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on bars three times in 2011 (Iowa State - Feb. 11, NCAA Norman Regional - April 2, and NCAA Super Six April 17) ... Posted a career-high 9.925 on beam at Iowa State on Feb. 11 and at the 2011 Big 12 Championship ... Scored a 9.9 or higher 14 times throughout the season ... Hit 43 of her 45 routines in 2011 ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in 40 of her last 45 routines in 2011 ... Scored a 9.825 or higher in 15 of 15 beam routines.

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Named 2010 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Scored a 9.85 on bars and a 9.8 on both vault and beam at the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Scored a 9.8 on vault, bars and beam at the NCAA Qualifying Session ... Posted a team-high 9.9 on vault at the NCAA Regional ... Also scored a 9.85 on both bars and beam at the NCAA Regional ... Scored a 9.85 on vault at the Big 12 Championship ... Also posted a 9.8 on both bars and beam at the Big 12 Championship ... Tied a season-high 9.9 on beam at Arkansas ... Also posted a 9.9 on vault and 9.875 on bars against the Razorbacks ... Won vault event title after scoring a career-high 9.925 against Washington ... Also posted a 9.8 on bars against the Huskies ... Tied a career-high 9.9 on vault against Alabama ... Tied a season-high 9.9 on vault at Michigan State ... Scored a 9.9 on vault against Missouri ... Posted a season-high 9.9 on bars against Iowa State ... Also posted a 9.85 on both vault and beam against the Cyclones ... Recorded career-high on beam (9.875) and vault (9.875) against Nebraska and TWU ... Posted a 9.875 on bars at the Metroplex Challenge ... Won bars event title after scoring a 9.85 at Illinois ... Also posted a 9.85 on beam at Illinois ... Scored a 9.85 on bars at Auburn ... Also competed on beam against the Tigers ... Shared bars title after a 9.85 in first collegiate routine against Florida ... Also posted a 9.8 on beam against the Gators.

Redshirted after injury during preseason training.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Trained at Cypress Academy under Terry Walker ... A four-time U.S. National Team member ... The 2006 U.S. Junior National Champion ... Silver medalist at the 2006 World Championships, ‘06 U.S. National Championships and ‘06 American Cup ... Won the 2005 Japan International and ‘06 U.S. Classic ... Three-time Texas Gymnast of the Year (‘05, ‘06 and ‘07) ... Named the ‘06 National TOPS Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL Full name is Natasha Lee Kelley ... Nickname is Tash or Tasha ... Majoring in business administration ... Homeschooled until her first day of college at OU ... Also recruited by LSU.

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Earned All-America honors on both vault (first team) and beam (second team) ... 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 ... Scored her career-high 9.95 on Jan. 23 against TWU in head coach K.J. Kindler’s 100th OU victory ... 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.

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.

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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.

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2011 (SOPHOMORE) Kayla Nowak earned All-America status on both bars (first team) and beam (second team) ... Named All-Big 12 on floor ... Named first team Academic All-Big 12 ... Won OU’s Tricia Bonomo Spirit Award and the award for Most Outstanding Gymnast ... Won a total of 11 event titles in 2011 (All-Around - 1, Vault - 1, Bars - 2, Floor - 7) ... Was OU’s only all-around competitor in 2011 ... In her three all-around appearances, Nowak posted a 39.275 or higher twice ... Posted a 39.375 to finish in second place in the all-around at Michigan on Feb. 26 behind the 2011 National All-Around Champion, Kylee Botterman, by just .025 ... Scored a career-high 9.9 in just her second appearance in the vault lineup as a Sooner against the Wolverines ... Named Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week on Jan. 18 and Big 12 Gymnast of the Week on March 1 ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on floor against Missouri on Feb. 18 ... Posted a 9.85 or higher in 12 of her 15 floor routines ... Held the team-high score on floor in 10 of OU’s 15 competitions ... Entered the postseason ranked No. 12 nationally on floor and No. 2 in the Big 12 ... Posted a career-high 9.9 in back-to-back postseason meets on bars, the first at the NCAA Norman Regional on April 2 and the second at the NCAA Semifinal on April 15 ... Posted a 9.8 or higher in 11 of 15 bar performances ... Scored a career-high 9.875 on beam at Iowa State on Feb. 11 ... Posted a 9.8 or higher in nine of her 15 beam routines.

2010 (FRESHMAN) Scored a 9.85 on floor and a 9.8 on bars at the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Competed on bars, beam and floor at the NCAA Afternoon Qualifying Session ... Competed on both beam and floor at the NCAA Regional ... Scored a 9.875 on floor at the Big 12 Championship ... Also competed on beam at the Big 12 Championship ... Tied a season-high 9.85 on beam at Arkansas ... Also competed on floor against the Razorbacks ... Competed on floor against Washington ...Tied a season-high 9.85 on beam against Alabama

... Also tied a season-high 9.825 on bars and posted a 9.875 on floor against the Crimson Tide ... Competed on bars, beam and floor at Michigan State ... Posted a 9.8 on floor against Missouri ... Also competed on bars and beam against Missouri ...Tied her season-high on bars with a 9.825 against Iowa State ... Also posted a 9.825 on beam against the Cyclones ... Posted a season-high 9.925 on floor against Nebraska and TWU ... Also scored a 9.85 on beam against Nebraska and TWU ... Scored a career-high 9.825 on bars and a 9.8 on beam at the Metroplex Challenge ... First Sooner to compete in the all-around in 2010 at Illinois, posting a 39.050... Scored a 9.85 on beam at Illinois ... Scored a 9.8 on bars at Auburn ... Also competed on beam and floor against the Tigers ... Posted a 9.85 on floor in a tie for second in OU’s victory over Florida.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Trained at IGI under Todd Gardiner ... Placed ninth in the all-around at 2009 JO Nationals ... Finished first on floor and third in the all-around at 2009 Region 5 Championships ... Finished first in the all-around and also won beam title at Illinois state championship ... Won floor title at 2008 Region 5 Championship ... Placed first on floor and second in the all-around at Illinois state championship ... Won floor title at 2007 Region 5 Championship.

PERSONAL Daughter of Scott and Donna Nowak ... An Illinois state scholar ... Earned a 4.0 in every semester of high school ... Also recruited by Arkansas, Illinois, Denver and Michigan ... Majoring in marketing and management.

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2011 (SOPHOMORE) Earned All-America honors on bars (second team) ... Tied her career-high 9.9 on bars during the NCAA Norman Regional on April 2 ... Set her career-high 9.9 on bars on March 4 in OU’s quad meet with Illinois, Ohio State and TWU ... Scored a career-high 9.875 on floor against Michigan State on March 11 ... Posted her third-highest score of the season on bars at the NCAA Semifinal with a 9.875 ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in eight of her nine routines during the NCAA postseason ... Recorded a season-high 9.85 on vault at Nebraska on Feb. 6 ... Posted a 9.75 or higher in 12 of her 13 vaults in 2011 ...Served as the starter in the floor lineup for the first nine meets, despite only competing the event one time in 2010 ... Scored at least a 9.775 in 11 of her 14 floor routines ... Competed on vault, bars and floor in 13 of OU’s 15 competitions.

2010 (FRESHMAN) Posted a career-high 9.9 on bars and a 9.825 on vault at the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Scored a 9.825 on vault at the NCAA Qualifying Session ... Scored a 9.85 on both vault and bars at the NCAA Regional ... Won event title on vault at the Big 12 Championship after scoring a 9.9, sharing the title with teammates Jackie Flanery and Natalie Ratcliff ... Also scored a 9.825 on bars at the Big 12 Championship... Posted a 9.875 on vault at Arkansas ... Also scored a 9.85 on bars against the Razorbacks ... Tied a career-high 9.9 on vault against Washington ... Also competed on bars against the Huskies ... Scored a season-high 9.9 on vault against Alabama ... Also posted a 9.85 on bars against the Crimson Tide ... Won first-collegiate event title on bars after scoring a career-high-tying 9.85 at Michigan State ... Also posted a 9.825 on vault against the Spartans ... Scored a 9.825 on bars against Missouri ... Also competed on vault at Missouri and exhibitioned on beam and floor ... Scored a career-high 9.85 on bars against Iowa State ... Also posted a 9.75 on vault and exhibitioned on floor against the Cyclones ... Scored a 9.875 on vault against Nebraska and TWU ... Scored a 9.85 on vault at the Metroplex Challenge ... Scored a 9.85 on vault at Illinois ... Posted a 9.775 on vault and a 9.8 on bars at Auburn ... Posted a 9.8 on bars and a 9.75 on vault in season opener against Florida.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Trained at Ultimate under Kim Good and Alley Zezony ... A threetime JO Nationals qualifier and six-time regional qualifier ... Placed seventh on floor and bars at 2009 JO Nationals ... Finished third in the all-around and third on bars, fourth on vault at 2008 JO Nationals ... Named Minnesota’s JO Gymnast of the Year in 2007-08.

PERSONAL Daughter of Rob and Clare Olson ... Recruited by every Big 12 school and many other top programs including Alabama, UCLA and Utah ... Majoring in communications.

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2010 (FRESHMAN) Competed with Texas Tech’s club gymnastics program ... Named the 2010 Club Sports Athlete of the Year.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Trained at Texas Elite Gymnastics Academy (TEGA) under Al Gamboa ... Competed at NAIGC Nationals.

My favorite thing about my hometown is... that’s where my family is.

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My most prized possesion is... my iPod, can’t live without my music.

Graduated from Lubbock High School in 2009 ... Daughter ofMelanie and Mark Smith ... Undecided on major ...Transferred from Texas Tech in 2011.

In my free time, I love to... light some candles, listen to music and paint my nails. The coolest place I have been to was... Europe. My favorites were Prague, Island of Capri and Paris. Other than OU, my favorite sports team is... the Dallas Cowboys. I’ll always be a fan, got it from my mom. The TV shows that fill my DVR are... Sons of Anarchy, Say Yes to the Dress and Two and a Half Men. The meal I could eat every day is... my dad’s brisket with mashed potatoes. My hidden talent is... singing...in my car...with the music up really loud. People would be surprised to know that... I love to dance, any type is fun but I could two-step all day. My teammate that makes me laugh the most is... Haley Sorensen, she trips over anything and is always laughing. My perfect day would be... barbecuing with my family.

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CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL 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.

PERSONAL Daughter of Craig and Patty Sorensen ... Sorensen’s twin sister Stacey is also a top-notch gymnast and will be joining the Southern Utah gymnastics team ... Undecided on major.

My favorite thing about my hometown is... the shopping. Since moving to OU, I have learned... how to manage my time. In my free time, I love to... hang out with my friends. The coolest place I have been to was... Hawaii. Other than OU, my favorite sports team is... the Indianapolis Colts. My favorite class at OU is.... Social Problems. The talent I wish I had is... to sing. The meal I could eat every day is... breakfast. My pre-meet superstition is... that I wear the same ponytail holders and clips. People would be surprised to know that... I am a twin. My teammate that makes me laugh the most is... Madison Mooring

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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 (Michelle Shealy of Iowa State) ... Finished the season ranked No. 17 nationally on beam ... 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.

PERSONAL Full name is Taylor Celeste Spears ... Nickname is Tay ... Undecided on major ... Daughter of Mary Spears ... Also recruited by Alabama, Florida, LSU, UNC and Utah.

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on floor at Missouri ... Posted a season-high 9.85 on floor against Iowa State in her first season appearance on the apparatus ... Also scored a 9.85 on vault against the Cyclones... Scored a 9.875 on vault against Nebraska and TWU ... Posted a 9.875 on vault at the Metroplex Challenge ... Scored a 9.8 on vault at Illinois ... Posted a 9.825 on vault at Auburn ... Scored a 9.7 on vault in season opener against Florida.

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2011 (JUNIOR) Earned All-America honors on vault (second team) ... Scored a 9.825 or higher in all 15 vaults in 2011 ... Named All-Big 12 on vault and floor ... Named first team Academic All-Big 12 ... Finished the season ranked No. 11 on vault nationally and No. 22 on floor ... Won a total of 10 event titles in 2011 (nine on vault) ... Named the first Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week for 2011 on Jan. 11 ... Posted a season-high 9.95 on vault on March 4 in OU’s quad meet with Illinois, Ohio State and TWU ... Scored a 9.925 on vault during the 2011 NCAA Super Six Team Finals and at Nebraska on Feb. 6 ... Posted a 9.9 or higher six times on vault and twice on floor ... Scored a career-high 9.9 on floor at Iowa State on Feb. 11 and against Michigan State on March 11 ... Posted a career-high 9.8 on beam in just her second appearance in the beam lineup ... Scored the team-high on vault in 12 of OU’s 15 competitions ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in 30 of her 32 routines in 2011.

2010 (SOPHOMORE) Posted a 9.9 on vault at the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Scored a 9.825 on both vault and floor at the NCAA Qualifying Session ... Posted a 9.825 on vault at the NCAA Regional ... Won vault event title after scoring a 9.95 at Arkansas ... Also competed on floor against the Razorbacks ... Scored a 9.875 on vault against Washington ... Also competed on beam and floor against the Huskies ... Posted a 9.9 on vault against Alabama ... Also scored a 9.825 on floor against the Crimson Tide ... Scored the first perfect 10 by an underclassmen in the NCAA in 2010 at Michigan State... Won the vault event title with the career-high perfect 10 against the Spartans ... Als competed on floor at Michigan State... Won the vault event title against Missouri after scoring a 9.925 ... Also competed

Earned National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches All-Academic Scholar Athlete Award ... Won OU’s Clutch Performance of the Year award at postseason banquet for her floor routine at NCAA Northeast Regional ... Scored a 9.85 on vault at NCAA Championships ... Scored a 9.825 on vault and a 9.85 on floor at NCAA Northeast Regional ... Posted a 9.8 on vault at Big 12 Championship ... Named to regular season AllBig 12 squad on vault ... Scored a career-high 9.825 on floor at Alabama ... Tallied a 9.85 on vault against the Crimson Tide ... Posted a career-high 9.9 on vault in home finale ... Scored a 9.85 on vault at ISU ... Posted a 9.825 on vault in OU’s Flip for a Cause quad meet win on Feb. 20 ... Shared vault title at Denver with a 9.85 ... Notched a 9.825 on vault at Nebraska ... Also competed on floor against the Huskers ... Scored a 9.8 on vault against Minnesota ... Tied for second-straight vault crown with a 9.875 against Arkansas ... Picked up first collegiate title with a share of the vault win at TWU (9.875) ... Tied for fifth on vault (9.8) in season opener against No. 3 Florida in her first collegiate routine.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Trained at Metroplex under Bryan Streeter ... Competed in JO Nationals three times and twice at the U.S. Classic ... Has competed in gymnastics for 12 years ... Named to Metroplex Hall of Fame.

PERSONAL Full name is Sara Aubrey Stone ... Has one brother (Justin) ... A National Honor Society member ... Majoring in human relations with a minor in business ... Also recruited by LSU, Arizona State and Nebraska.

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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.

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 topthree finishes at Nationals.

PERSONAL Full name is Hayden Carol Ward ... Nickname is Hay ... Undecided on major ... 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.

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Since her hire in 2007, K.J. Kindler has led the Sooners to five straight NCAA Championship appearances and back-to-back top three finishes at the NCAA Super Six in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, Kindler took OU to its second straight NCAA Super Six appearance as the Sooners finished in third place with a program-record 11 All-Americans. OU was the only team out of the 12 NCAA Championship participants to hit 48 of 48 routines and score above a 49.000 on beam on both days of competition. Kindler’s 2010 squad finished a program-best second place behind national champion UCLA in OU’s first ever Super Six berth. With Kindler, OU has won three straight Big 12 titles (2008, 2009 and 2010), two regional titles (2010 and 2011) and won its first ever NCAA Semifinal in 2011.

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Kindler is the only coach in NCAA history to lead two separate programs to the NCAA Super Six (Iowa State – 2006, Oklahoma – 2010 and 2011). On Jan. 23, 2011, Kindler collected her 100th win with the OU program as the Sooners defeated TWU, 196.175-193.050. Under Kindler, OU is a combined 124-39-2, 42-2 at home and 71-6 during the regular season. Kindler is a two-time National Coach of the Year award winner (2010 & 2005), four time Regional Coach of the Year (2004, 2006, 2010 & 2011)and has been named Big 12 Coach of the Year five times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010).

Under Kindler, OU has broken countless records including the program’s first-ever No. 1 ranking in 2010, OU’s first win over a No. 1 team in 2010, most wins in a season with 30 in 2011, highest postseason score with a 197.350 at the 2011 NCAA Norman Regional and a program-best 11 All-American honors in 2011. The Sooners have gone undefeated in three of the last four seasons under Kindler’s guidance and currently own the nation’s longest regular-season win streak at 29.

In her 10 years as a head coach between Iowa State and Oklahoma, Kindler has coached 43 All-Americans, 31 NCAA Individual Event Qualifiers and 31 Big 12 Champions. Always emphasizing academics, Kindler’s squads have regularly placed its gymnasts on the Big 12 All-Academic teams and the NACGC All-Academic squads. In her five seasons in Norman, OU has had 32 gymnasts named Academic All-Big 12 and 31 athletes named National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches All-American Scholar Athletes. As head coach at ISU from 2001-2006, Kindler coached eight regional event champions, 11 NCAA individual championship qualifiers and 18 Big 12 champions (three all-arounders). Kindler, an Iowa State graduate, joined the Cyclone staff as an assistant coach in 1992. As an ISU gymnast, she was a three-time MVP for the Cyclones and runner-up in the all-around at the 1992 Big Eight Conference Championship. She was the school’s first individual NCAA Regional qualifier, competing three times in the postseason meet. 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. Kindler is married to OU assistant coach Lou Ball. The couple has two daughters, Maggie and Adelade.

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Assistant coach Lou Ball enters his sixth season with Oklahoma women’s gymnastics as the primary coach on vault and co-coach on uneven bars. Ball shared the honor of being the 2011 South Central Region Coach of the Year with fellow OU assistant coach Tom Haley. The duo helped lead the Sooners to back-to-back Super Six appearances in 2010 and 2011 and two consecutive top-three finishes. In 2011, Ball coached OU to its third undefeated regular season in four years and its eighth straight NCAA Championships appearance. As the vault coach, Ball helped OU freshman Madison Mooring to be a first-team All-American and the NCAA Runner-Up on the apparatus. Ball also led Sara Stone to a top 10 national ranking and second-team All-America status.

Ball’s vault team won a total of 12 event team titles in 2011 while an OU gymnast won the individual vault title 14 times. Ball and Haley 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. Twice in 2011, the OU bar squad came within .025 points of breaking the program record for bar score with a 49.525. OU’s scores of 49.500 were the second-highest by any team in the NCAA in 2011. 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 University Park NCAA Regional title. After the Sooners’ stellar 2010 season, Ball was named National Assistant Coach of the Year along with fellow OU assistant coach Tom Haley. The two also shared 2010 Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honors. 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.

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Coached Madison Mooring to a second place finish at the 2011 NCAA Vault Finals Led five OU gymnasts to All-America honors on vault and bars in 2011 Assistant Coach of the Year Awards (National: 2, Regional: 4)

Led two OU gymnasts to perfect 10s on vault (Sara Stone - 2010, Kiara Redmond - 2008)

Guided OU to 11 team bar titles and 11 individual vault titles in 2011 Ball’s vault squad posted a score of 49.000 or higher in 14 of 15 meets in 2011

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. 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. As an athlete, Ball competed as a vault and floor exercise specialist at the University of Nebraska from 1990-1993. 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. Ball earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Iowa State in 1999. He is married to OU Head Coach K.J. Kindler and the couple lives in Norman with their two daughters, Maggie and Adelade.

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Assistant Coach of the Year Awards (National:1, Regional: 3)

Led six OU gymnasts to All-America honors on floor since 2007 Coached OU to 11 team titles on both bars and floor in 2011

Tom Haley enters his sixth year as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team. Haley shared the 2011 award for South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year with fellow OU assistant coach Lou Ball. Haley helped the 2011 Sooners to back-to-back Super Six appearances and their second consecutive top three finish. OU completed its third undefeated regular season in four years in 2011, to maintain the country’s longest regular-season win streak (29). As the primary coach on floor, Haley led the 2011 Sooners to a No. 4 national ranking on floor and a total of 11 team floor titles. Haley coached Megan Ferguson to All-America honors on floor and Kayla Nowak to the All-Big 12 floor team.

Led the Sooners to 12 individual event titles on both bars and floor in 2011

Twelve OU gymnasts claimed individual floor titles in 2011, while three Sooners finished the season ranked in the top 25 nationally on the event.

Haley’s floor squad posted a score of 49.000 or higher in 13of 15 meets in 2011

Ball and Haley 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. Twice in 2011, the OU bar squad came within .025 points of breaking the program record for bar score with a 49.525. OU’s scores of 49.500 were the second-highest by any team in the NCAA in 2011.

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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 third-straight Big 12 Championship and won the 2010 University Park regional title. 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. Prior to his hiring at OU, Haley coached for three seasons at the University of Kentucky where he was named the 2006 NACGC Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Previous to his tenure 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 Championships of the USA 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 1996-2002 while serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the national powerhouse Alabama women’s gymnastics team in 2000 and 2001. Haley is married to volunteer assistant coach Kelli Haley.

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VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON

Kelli Haley enters her third year as the volunteer assistant coach of the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics program. The wife of Oklahoma assistant Tom Haley, Kelli was a first-team All-American on beam at Iowa State in 2000. Haley placed second in the all-around in her freshman season at the inaugural Big 12 Championship in Norman. A two-time Big 12 beam champion (1998,1999), Haley lettered for the Cyclones from 1997-2000. Haley scored a 9.95 on beam on two occasions during her illustrious career, sharing the program record with four other ISU gymnasts. Haley and teammate Betsy Hamm were the first of five Cyclone

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Haley was also a standout in the classroom, earning NACGCW Academic honors in 1998, 1999 and 2000. The Bellevue, Neb., native was named firstteam Academic All-Big 12 in 1999 and 2000, and earned honorable mention honors as a sophomore in 1998.

ATHLETIC TRAINER SIXTH SEASON

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gymnasts to garner first-team AllAmerica recognition. She scored a 9.925 on bars at the 1998 Big 12 Championships, a mark which shares fourth in program history.

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.

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GRADUATE ASSISTANT SECOND SEASON

Kristin Smith starts her second season as OU women’s gymnastics’ graduate assistant in 2012. The Oklahoma City native graduated in the spring of 2010 after helping lead the Sooners to a program-best, second place finish following the program’s first Super Six appearance.

Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in human relations in May of 2010, assists with all general operations for the OU women’s gymnastics team.

Smith was one of five seniors from the 2010 squad that saw OU win three-straight Big 12 Championships, four-straight NCAA Championships appearances and one regional title.

Smith is in her second year of working toward a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration.

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TEAM MANAGER SECOND SEASON

Hollie Vise enters her second season as the team manager for OU women’s gymnastics after concluding her eligibility with the team in the spring of 2010. Vise finished her career as one of the most decorated gymnasts in OU history. Vise was the 2010 NCAA Runner-Up on both bars and floor, was named AllAmerican on bars, beam and floor and collected 22 individual event titles, three conference event titles, and one regional event title on the way. She was also named Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year in 2010, an award given for athletics and community service success.

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Prior to her OU career, Vise was the 2003 World Champion on bars and led the U.S. National team to team title. Vise was a member of the U.S. National Team for six years and was a three-time National Champion on bars and beam. Vise is currently working toward a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration. The Dallas native graduated in the spring of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in human relations.

SPORT ADMINISTRATOR THIRD SEASON

Beginning her third season as a sport administrator with the men’s and women’s gymnastics squads is Lindy Roberts. Roberts had served as Director of Event Management at OU for the past six years and was recently promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Event Management. 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.

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TEAM PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

Dr. Ted Boehm enters his third 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, women’s basketball, men’s gymnastics, rowing and wrestling teams.

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.

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

david HOLDEN, m.d. Dr. David Holden, a board certified orthopedic surgeon from the McBride Clinic in Oklahoma City, returns for his 12th year with the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics program. 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, OCMA, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

stacy LEMMERT

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

SPORTS NUTRITION & DIETICIAN

Serving in her 13th year as the sports nutritionist and dietician for the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics program is Stacy Lemmert. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma herself, Stacy is a Registered and Licensed Dietician and Director of Athletic Dining Services.

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women’s gymnastics squad while catering to the demands of a student-athlete’s busy schedule. The dining facility provides nutritious meals while fulfilling an educational role by introducing residents to a variety of formal and semiformal meals. The menu is designed to meet individual nutritional needs by allowing each person to choose from a variety of options.

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ACADEMIC ADVISOR

A four-year letterwinner and team captain her junior and senior years with the OU women’s tennis squad, Annette Moran has worked in the OU Athletics Department since concluding her 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.

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 student-athletes.

Concluding work on her master’s of education in May 2006, Moran took on the role of Assistant Director of Athletics Academic Affairs and NCAA/CHAMPS Life Skills Coordinator in the summer of ‘06.

Other duties include academic advising for OU’s football and women’s tennis teams.

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-

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MARKETING

Entering her second year as the marketing director for women’s gymnastics is Ashley Payne. Payne is responsible for all season marketing and promotional plans, group ticket sales, in-meet operations and entertainment. Payne is the primary contact for soccer, softball and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Payne also assists with football and men’s and women’s basketball.

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The Charlotte, N.C., native graduated from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree of Exercise and Sport Science before earning her master’s in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University. Payne previously worked as a marketing intern at the University of Alabama, Gonzaga University and the University of North Carolina.

COMMUNICATIONS

Serving as the sports information director for the OU women’s gymnastics squad is Leslie Koch. Koch handles all media requests, is responsible for the creation of the team’s annual media guide and manages all content on SoonerSports.com for women’s gymnastics and women’s tennis. Koch is entering her fifth year with the OU Communications Office, serving as a volunteer student assistant, paid intern and is now a graduate assistant. Koch is in her fourth season as the primary contact for women’s tennis and her second with women’s gymnastics. Koch has also assisted with all media operations for football, men’s

basketball, women’s basketball, soccer and baseball with the communications office. The Tulsa, Okla., native is working towards a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration. Koch earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2009.

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SUPPORT STAFF

LISA CAVANAUGH

DANNY HAYNOR

SHELLEY HARMON

MEET DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT A.D. for EVENT OPERATIONS

EVENT OPERATIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

GREG TIPTON

KEVIN MCINTYRE

BRANDON MEIER

MATT SCHAEPERKOETTER

ASSOCIATE A.D. for INTERNAL OPERATIONS/LNC

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER

DAVID PAYNE

PAUL BUZZARD

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DAVID L. BOREN

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT was provided in 1976 and, from 1976 through 1978, Oklahoma ranked first among all states in the percentage increases of funding for higher education.

sional 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.

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 David L. Boren, who has served Oklahoma as abroad and for learning additional languages, as governor and U.S. senator, became the thirteenth well as legislation to restore the tax deductibility of Boren left the U.S. Senate in 1994 with an approval president of the University of Oklahoma in Novemgifts of appreciated property to universities in 1993. rating of 9l percent after being reelected with 83 ber 1994. He is the first person in state history to percent of the vote in 1990, the highest percentage have served in all three positions. in the nation in a U.S. Senate contest in that election Boren, also a former state legislator, spent nearly year. three decades in elective politics before becoming Boren is widely respected for his academic credenthe president of the University of Oklahoma. Boren tials, his longtime support of education, and for Boren served from 1988 to 1997 as a member of was the youngest governor in the nation when he his distinguished political career as a reformer of served from 1974 to 1978. Known as a reformer, Bo- the Yale University Board of Trustees. His university the American political system. A graduate of Yale ren campaigned with a broom as his symbol. During experience also includes four years on the faculty University in 1963, Boren majored in American his term, he instituted many progressive programs, of Oklahoma Baptist University, where he was history, graduated in the top one percent of his class chairman of the Department of Political Science and including conflict-of-interest rules, campaignand was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected chairman of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1993, financing disclosure, stronger open meeting laws as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master’s degree for public bodies, more competitive bidding on state the American Association of University Professors in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford government contracts, and reform of the state’s pris- presented Boren with the Henry Yost Award as University, England, in 1965. on system, including expanded education programs Education Advocate of the Year. for first-time offenders and the largest expansion of In 1968, he received a law degree from the UniverIn April 2004, Boren received the Mory’s Cup from the work-release program in state history. sity of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was on the Mory’s Association at Yale University. In making the Law Review, elected to the Order of the Coif, and During his time in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1994, the presentation to Boren it was noted that he was won the Bledsoe Prize as the outstanding graduate Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture the first Yale graduate in the university’s history by a vote of the faculty. Committees and was the longest-serving chairman extending over three centuries to have served as a Governor, U.S. Senator and President of a major of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. As Oklahoma’s governor from 1974 through 1978, university. From his days as a state legislator and governor of Boren promoted key educational initiatives that Oklahoma to Washington, Boren carried a commithave had an enduring impact on Oklahoma. ment to reform, leading numerous efforts to make Under Boren’s leadership, the University of OklaEstablished during his tenure were the Oklahoma homa has developed and emerged as a “pacesetter government work better for American citizens. As Arts Institute, the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he university in American public higher education,” Program, and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower with 20 major new programs initiated since his strengthened oversight of secret government proTraining Program, which provides scholarships grams and reformed the procedures for Presidential inauguration. They include establishment of the for medical students and medical personnel who notice of such programs to Congress. Honors College, the Charles M. Russell Center for commit to practice in underserved rural areas. Also, the Study of Art of the American West, a new the first state funding for Gifted and Talented classes For more than 10 years, he led the fight for congres- expository writing program for freshmen modeled

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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.

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.

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.

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 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 VP for INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PROGRAMS 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 13 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 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 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 studentathletes 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 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

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 The achievement that may bring him the most pride, rebuilding sports programs, hiring outstanding though, came in May 2007 when he completed a coaches, implementing an innovative master plan master’s of education degree from OU. To underfor facilities, inspiring record-setting increases in stand the need for education and lifelong learning, fund-raising and balancing the budget in each of his OU’s student-athletes just have to look at their AD five years as athletics director. who started and completed his master’s degree while running the department and maintaining his A 1979 Maryland graduate, Castiglione received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in April priorities to his family. He quickly put his experience to use as an adjunct professor in the College of 2007. He began his career as the sports promotions Education, teaching graduate classes in Marketing, director at Rice. He then worked a year as director of athletic fund-raising at Georgetown before being Development and Leadership in Higher Education. hired in 1981 at Missouri as director of communicaCastiglione was instrumental in the athletics depart- tions and marketing. ment’s major campaign, Great Expectations: The Campaign For Sooner Sports. The largest fund-rais- His commitment to the success of student-athletes has gone beyond the Norman campus and he has ing effort in OU athletics history included projects that impact each of OU’s 21 sports and has become served at the national and conference level. He recently was named to the NCAA Division I Men’s a national model for intercollegiate athletics. The Basketball Committee. He chairs the NCAA’s Football campaign ended three years later with more than Academic Progress Rate (APR) Working Group and $125 million raised and that figure has grown to more than $330 million since then as funds continue is currently serving on the Gatorade Collegiate to be raised for facility improvements, including the Advisory Board, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors recently announced $75 million Sooner Student and the NCAA Bowl Licensing Committee. Housing Center, and scholarship endowments. Directors of Athletics (NACDA) named him Central Region AD of the Year in 2000.

Hired on April 30, 1998, Castiglione joined the Sooner family after serving as athletics director

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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ADMINSTRATORS JOE CASTIGLIONE

V.P. for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs

JASON LEONARD

Executive Director of Compliance

DUSTY CLEMENTS Assistant A.D. for Development

MCK WILLAMS

Assistant A.D. for Ticket Operations

LARRY NAIFEH

Executive Associate Athletics Director

LUTHER LEE

Associate A.D. for Business/CFO

DANNY DAVIS

KENNY MOSSMAN

Sr. Associate A.D. for External Operations

LINDY ROBERTS

Associate A.D. for Event Management

MATT MCMILLEN

Assistant A.D. for Operations Assistant A.D. for Football Operations and Facilities

MERV JOHNSON

Special Assistant to the Athletics Director

JOE WASHINGTON

Executive Director, Varsity O Association

BRANDON MARTIN

DR. NICKI MOORE

Senior Associate A.D. Sr. Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator

MATT ROBERTS

GREG TIPTON

Associate A.D. for Development

Associate A.D. for Internal Operations

BRANDON MEIER

CHARLIE TAYLOR

Assistant A.D. for Broadcast Operations

CONNIE DILLON

Faculty Athletics Representiative

Assistant A.D. for Marketing

HEAD COACHES SUNNY GOLLOWAY Baseball

LON KRUGER

SHERRI COALE

MARTIN SMITH

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball

Cross Country/Track and Field

BOB STOOPS

RYAN HYBL

VERONIQUE DROUIN

MARK WILLIAMS

K.J. KINDLER

LEANNE CRAIN

MATT POTTER

PATTY GASSO

JOHN RODDICK

DAVID MULLINS

SANTIAGO RESTREPO

MARK CODY

Football

Women’s Gymnastics

Men’s Tennis

Men’s Golf

Rowing

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Golf

Soccer

Volleyball

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS (61) UNDER ZIERT (1): Mary Jane Ousley (BB).......................... 1983 UNDER SWITZER (40): 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 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)................................. 2002 Erin LaBarr (UB).................................... 2003 Ashley Cooney (VT)............................... 2004 Kasie Tamayo (AA, UB, FX)..................... 2004 Brittney Koncak-Schumann (AA).......... 2006 Stephanie LoPiccolo (UB)...................... 2006 UNDER KINDLER (19): Brittney Koncak-Schumann (FX)........... 2007 Haley Horton (DeProspero) (BB)............ 2008 Kiara Redmond (VT, FX)......................... 2008 Hollie Vise (UB)..................................... 2008 Megan Ferguson (UB, BB)...................... 2009 Haley Horton (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

IMMEDIATE RESULTS

K.J. Kindler has guided 19 gymnasts to individual event titles at the conference championship, marking the most by any coach in program history in their first five years at the helm of the Oklahoma program.

PAUL ZIERT (1981-1983) OU’s inaugural coach, Ziert led the Sooners to the NCAA Regional Championship his final two seasons at the helm. Year Record Conference Finish Postseason Finish 1981....................... 4-7......................... Fifth (Big Eight)..................................... None 1982....................... 14-10..................... Fourth (Big Eight).................................. NCAA Regionals (Third) 1983....................... 13-7....................... Second (Big Eight)................................. NCAA Regionals (Fifth) ► Ziert’s Record: 31-24 (.564 Winning Percentage)

BECKY SWITZER (1984-2001) The 2001 Big 12 Coach of the Year was responsible for OU’s first five conference titles and 16 postseason appearances. Year Record Conference Finish Postseason Finish 1984....................... 14-6....................... First (Big Eight)..................................... NCAA Regionals (Fifth) 1985....................... 17-12..................... First (Big Eight)..................................... NCAA Nationals (10th) 1986....................... 18-5....................... First (Big Eight)..................................... NCAA Regionals (Fourth) 1987....................... 15-14..................... Second (Big Eight)................................. NCAA Regionals (Fifth) 1988....................... 10-13..................... Second (Big Eight)................................. NCAA Regionals (Sixth) 1989....................... 26-15-1.................. Second (Big Eight)................................. NCAA Nationals (Ninth) 1990....................... 13-14-1.................. Second (Big Eight)................................. NCAA Regionals (Fourth) 1991....................... 15-9....................... First (Big Eight)..................................... NCAA Regionals (Seventh) 1992....................... 13-12..................... Third (Big Eight)................................... NCAA Regionals (Seventh) 1993....................... 15-11..................... First (Big Eight)..................................... NCAA Regionals (Sixth) 1994....................... 16-10..................... Second (Big Eight)................................. NCAA Regionals (Sixth), NIT (First) 1995....................... 14-11..................... Second (Big Eight)................................. NCAA Regionals (Seventh), NIT (Second) 1996....................... 13-8....................... Third (Big 12)....................................... None 1997....................... 11-7....................... Second (Big 12)..................................... None 1998....................... 13-11..................... Third (Big 12)....................................... NCAA Regionals (Sixth) 1999....................... 18-9....................... Third (Big 12)....................................... NCAA Regionals (Fourth) 2000....................... 12-9....................... Third (Big 12)....................................... NCAA Regionals (Sixth) 2001....................... 21-11..................... Third (Big 12)....................................... NCAA Nationals (10th)* ► Switzer’s Record: 287-187-2 (.605 Winning Percentage) * Co-Head Coach with Steve Nunno

STEVE NUNNO (2001-2006) Nunno posted four NCAA Championships appearances during his six years at the helm of the Oklahoma program. Year Record Conference Finish Postseason Finish 2001....................... 21-11..................... Third (Big 12)....................................... NCAA Nationals (10th)* 2002....................... 16-6....................... Third (Big 12)....................................... NCAA Regionals (Third) 2003....................... 15-11..................... Second (Big 12)..................................... NCAA Regionals (Fourth) 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 Winning Percentage) * Co-Head Coach with Becky Switzer

K.J. KINDLER (2007-Present) OU’s winning percentage leader has guided the Sooners to three straight Big 12 titles and two NCAA Super Six appearances. Year Record Conference Finish Postseason Finish 2007....................... 22-11-1.................. Second (Big 12).................................... NCAA Nationals (Eighth) 2008....................... 24-8-1.................... First (Big 12)......................................... NCAA Nationals (Eighth) 2009....................... 19-14..................... First (Big 12)......................................... NCAA Nationals (10th) 2010....................... 29-3....................... First (Big 12).......................................... NCAA Super Six (Second) 2011....................... 30-3....................... Second (Big 12)..................................... NCAA Super Six (Third) ► Kindler’s Record: 124-39-2 (.752 Winning Percentage)

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ALL-TIME RESULTS BECKY SWITZER (1984-2001) PAUL ZIERT (1981-1983) 1981 (4-7) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 120.90 Oral Roberts 134.15 Central Oklahoma 117.50 Southern Ark. Tech 102.15 110.05 Centenary College 136.15 Oral Roberts 132.55 120.10 Central Oklahoma 098.50 Central Arkansas 098.50 111.70 Big Eight Championship Oklahoma State 144.20 Missouri 137.55 Nebraska 136.50 Iowa State 128.55 1982 (14-10) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 129.00 Illinois-Chicago 134.75 Indiana State 129.85 Iowa 126.55 129.45 Missouri 137.30 Minnesota 128.60 Illinois 128.10 Jacksonville State 124.60 137.35 Oral Roberts 142.30 Denver 137.25 128.55 Nebraska 140.60 Oklahoma State 137.70 136.75 Emporia State 172. 85 137.30 Iowa State 129.75 138.10 Southwest Texas 135.10 138.25 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 143.90 Missouri 141.50 Oklahoma State 141.45 Iowa State 125.60 NCAA Regional: 3rd/6 1983 (13-7) OKLAHOMA 173.65 172.50 174.15 177.70 173.00 178.85 176.80 179.15 178.15 177.20

OPPONENT OPPONENT Iowa State 169.70 Oklahoma State 171.20 Arizona State 184.10 New Mexico 174.60 Denver 170.20 Southwest Texas 163.90 Nebraska 177.00 Iowa State 167.45 Oklahoma State 178.15 Washburn 136.50 Oklahoma State 177.35 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 180.30 Missouri 176.05 Oklahoma State 175.10 Iowa State 169.20

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1984 (14-6) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 175.35 Denver 169.85 171.95 Texas Woman’s 142.50 176.25 Iowa State 167.40 174.10 Missouri 174.45 Texas Woman’s 156.50 173.80 Nebraska 173.10 180.55 Oklahoma State 177.55 Southern Illinois 166.80 Texas Woman’s 160.95 180.20 Nebraska 179.50 180.40 Arizona State 184.20 New Mexico 184.20 181.35 Oklahoma State 176.95 Southwest Texas 173.05 179.05 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 176.70 Missouri 176.25 Oklahoma State 174.35 Iowa State 168.55 NCAA Regional: 5th/6 1985 (17-12) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 179.65 Texas Woman’s 160.70 Southeast Missouri 170.80 176.60 Denver 170.75 Montana State 121.45 181.60 Texas Woman’s 122.20 Stanford 174.55 180.55 Oklahoma State 175.25 183.35 Missouri 180.75 Iowa State 172.15 182.50 Oklahoma State 177.05 Southwestern 172.10 TWU 170.15 185.30 New Mexico 180.50 183.95 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 182.95 Missouri 181.10 Oklahoma State 180.35 Iowa State 169.45 NCAA Regional: 4th/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12 1986 (18-5) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 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

OPPONENT 175.75 129.45 172.10 166.60 183.55 177.35 176.85 175.10 149.10 184.25 175.75 161.25

184.20 184.60 182.15 181.15

Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Utah State Big Eight Championship Oklahoma State Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

181.60 180.85 182.55 180.45 179.95 178.35 082.50

NCAA Regional: 4th/6 1987 (15-14) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 180.85 Texas Woman’s 167.90 Cornell 165.80 184.45 Arizona State 181.50 182.70 New Mexico 177.50 182.20 Arizona State 185.10 Nebraska 184.90 182.55 Georgia 185.00 183.45 Georgia 188.20 Alabama 186.85 Minnesota 180.45 185.80 Nebraska 187.40 179.60 Missouri 180.40 Illinois State 175.00 188.15 Houston Baptist 178.35 187.30 Utah 190.95 Alabama 187.35 UCLA 186.10 91.55 Missouri 190.70 Iowa 188.90 TWU 187.80 189.20 Michigan 193.30 Western Michigan 186.10 Ball State 185.00 185.40 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 185.45 Missouri 181.25 Iowa State 173.25 NCAA Regional: 5th/7 1988 (10-13) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 184.65 Utah 187.00 182.50 Arizona State 185.95 Arizona 185.65 Wisconsin 178.80 184.70 Georgia 186.50 Nebraska 186.10 185.15 TWU 169.00 Air Force 138.75 186.15 Utah 189.90 183.10 Arizona State 186.00 186.00 TWU 176.60 185.90 Penn State 184.20 186.15 Houston Baptist 183.80 186.90 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 188.35 Missouri 183.40 Iowa State 178.20 NCAA Regional: 6th/7

1989 (26-15-1) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 187.70 Arizona State 186.85 Denver 182.50 188.45 Illinois 186.40 Iowa State 181.25 185.40 Alabama 188.25 Minnesota 182.60 190.70 Utah 190.55 185.55 Nebraska 189.50 Missouri 180.15 187.45 Florida 192.30 Minnesota 185.60 Michigan State 185.30 West Virginia 183.10 Maryland 182.25 191.30 TWU 183.40 187.35 Utah 191.00 Stanford 181.90 New Mexico 180.25 185.90 Alabama 192.00 Missouri 182.25 183.15 Iowa State 184.05 190.25 Illinois 186.60 188.85 Houston Baptist 187.05 Denver 186.15 190.90 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 194.25 Missouri 186.50 Iowa State 185.65 NCAA Regional: T3rd/4 | NCAA Nationals: 9th/12 1990 (13-14-1) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 182.00 Alabama 190.00 Auburn 183.30 186.60 Iowa State 180.55 189.90 Nebraska 192.05 Texas Woman’s 178.15 187.00 Utah 191.90 190.90 Maryland 182.10 Nebraska 192.30 187.60 Missouri 189.45 188.78 Florida 188.15 Arizona State 186.55 186.45 Denver 189.00 South Utah 178.95 Fort Hayes 177.85 North Carolina 174.80 185.10 Utah 193.10 West Virginia 185.55 190.35 Alabama 192.55 188.95 Denver 186.35 Iowa 187.85 187.90 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 191.05 Missouri 187.90 Iowa State 186.30 NCAA Regional: 4th/7

1991 (15-9) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 183.95 Washington 184.55 187.90 Iowa State 187.10 185.30 Penn State 186.15 Indiana Univ.-Pa. 179.45 188.95 Arizona 187.95 TWU 181.15 185.90 Nebraska 185.40 189.95 Alabama 193.25 Missouri 188.45 191.00 TWU 184.15 190.05 Denver 186.55 190.00 Washington 187.40 192.25 Denver 190.10 194.05 Iowa 188.75 New Mexico 173.30 191.15 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 189.90 Missouri 189.25 Iowa State 186.45 NCAA Regional: 7th/7 1992 (13-12) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 188.10 Iowa State 187.50 Washington 188.85 Nebraska 186.40 Utah State 187.00 Utah Brigham Young 190.45 Denver Southern Utah 188.45 Missouri Iowa State 190.80 Iowa Minnesota Ball State 191.80 Texas Woman’s Denver 198.75 Utah State 190.35 188.95 187.90

Alabama Denver Iowa Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State

OPPONENT 185.65 186.90 167.95 190.50 195.80 192.25 187.15 188.60 188.50 184.30 190.60 187.10 185.25 184.05 180.10 191.55 192.55 186.35 187.85 191.05 187.90 186.30

NCAA Regional: 4th/7 1993 (15-11) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 184.10 Nebraska 189.75 Denver 192.00 Washington UC-Davis Seattle Pacific 188.70 Michigan Centenary 188.30 Denver Michigan Alaska-Anchorage 188.00 Texas Woman’s

OPPONENT 188.00 182.85 192.20 185.40 182.20 191.65 186.50 181.85 192.35 176.05 188.15

191.55 189.20 194.45

Missouri Iowa Texas Woman’s Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Big Eight Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri

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) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 184.35 Denver 184.18 Utah State 188.68 Air Force 181.03 189.90 Nebraska 192.05 TWU 186.03 Air Force 181.03 191.03 Southeast Missouri St. 188.38 Western Michigan 188.45 Illinois-Chicago 188.15 189.30 Eastern Michigan 185.68 188.78 TWU 189.23 192.00 Missouri 192.03 188.43 Centenary 184.95 Iowa 187.23 Northern Illinois 171.15 Southeast Missouri St. 187.88 192.43 Denver 182.53 193.275 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 193.60 Missouri 192.10 Iowa State 189.95 NCAA Regional: 6th/7 NIT: 1st (Not counted towards final team record) 1995 (14-11) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 185.75 Denver 185.95 Air Force 180.475 191.55 TWU 184.35 188.675 Nebraska 191.225 193.275 TWU 189.90 191.575 Iowa State 192.05 193.425 Iowa 190.95 Minnesota 190.80 192.575 Missouri 188.10 TWU 187.075 193.00 LSU 196.30 West Virginia 191.75 Centenary 187.70 193.625 Iowa 185.875 Centenary 188.25 TWU 189.175 192.85 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 194.45 Iowa State 191.20 Missouri 190.875 NCAA Regional: 7th/7 NIT: 2nd (Not counted towards final team record)

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1996 (13-8) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 192.35 Auburn 191.45 Centenary 189.10 TWU 184.375 186.425 Denver 190.05 California 188.50 Air Force 182.35 189.775 Nebraska 193.875 TWU 185.60 Denver 188.775 189.05 SEMO 191.125 Denver 188.30 191.60 Iowa State 191.525 Texas Woman’s 189.475 191.80 Missouri 192.20 91.375 Iowa 193.675 193.35 Iowa 190.65 Northern Illinois 189.075 192.40 Centenary 189.425 192.425 Big Eight Championship Nebraska 195.05 Iowa State 194.15 Missouri 187.55 1997 (9-6) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 191.225 LSU 191.350 Denver Centenary 187.850 at Nebraska 189.375 at Texas Woman’s 189.550 at Auburn 190.750 at Iowa State 194.600 Missouri 191.075 at Centenary Air Force 192.425 Centenary TWU 196.075 Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri 1998 (13-11) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 185.225 at Maui Invitational Arizona State Nebraska Iowa 189.650 at Denver 190.150 Centenary 192.225 Air Force Centenary 195.400 Iowa State 192.225 at Boise State 193.950 TWU 193.500 at Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri

OPPONENT 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

OPPONENT 190.10 189.325 184.975 193.050 174.025 184.150 176.550 192.300 194.450 191.750 196.550 195.80 191.925

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1999 (18-9) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 191.175 Centenary 180.475 193.950 at Texas Woman’s 185.450 191.350 at Rocky Mountain Open Denver 192.225 Brigham Young 190.125 TWU 187.525 Air Force 186.375 194.675 Denver 193.350 195.100 Illinois-Chicago 188.875 TWU 188.200 193.075 Nebraska 194.450 194.850 Boise State 192.575 194.275 Iowa State 192.300 193.325 Missouri 192.150 Southern Utah 191.425 193.425 at Denver Classic Denver 196.100 Air Force 190.075 Centenary 185.700 194.625 Arizona 195.575 195.875 TWU 191.950 194.950 at Big 12 Championship Nebraska 196.750 Iowa State 195.650 Missouri 194.550 193.225 at NCAA Midwest Regional Michigan 196.750 Nebraska 196.325 Arizona 193.625 Illinois 193.100 Illinois-Chicago 192.400 NCAA Regional: 4th/6 2000 (12-9) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 191.425 Texas Woman’s 193.300 Illinois-Chicago 194.800 TWU 195.800 Nebraska 195.800 TWU Illinois-Chicago Louisiana State 197.225 Air Force 196.500 Iowa State Centenary 195.000 Missouri 193.625 Southern Utah 195.225 Ohio State 195.550 Big 12 Championships Iowa State Nebraska Missouri 193.000 NCAA Regionals UCLA Oregon State Stanford Washington Boise State NCAA Regional: 6th/6

OPPONENT 181.150 191.000 188.150 195.400 193.275 192.400 195.775 190.125 195.600 188.750 193.900 192.725 195.35 196.775 196.750 194.375 197.025 196.175 195.975 195.250 193.650

STEVE NUNNO (2001-2006)

* Co-head coach with Switzer in 2001. 2001 (21-11) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 194.025 at TWU 189.300 194.025 at San Jose State 191.975 Arizona 190.775 California 194.400 195.300 at California 195.175 Arizona 190.775 Utah State 194.450 196.225 at TWU 191.600 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 173.450 194.300 at Nebraska 196.025 192.600 at Florida 195.950 195.250 at Iowa State 196.150 Minnesota 195.025 194.275 Missouri 181.75 195.075 at Corvette Cup Missouri 193.075 TWU 191.350 Bowling Green 194.825 196.900 Ohio State 195.250 195.225 TWU 194.100 196.700 Big 12 Championship Nebraska 197.650 Iowa State 197.050 Missouri 193.675 194.925 NCAA Regional Nebraska 196.200 Arizona 194.825 Penn State 194.775 Washington 194.450 Illinois State 191.725 193.875 NCAA Nationals UCLA 197.575 Georgia 197.400 Michigan 197.275 Alabama 196.550 Nebraska 196.025 Utah 196.025 Florida 195.825 Stanford 195.400 Arizona State 194.775 Oregon State 193.775 Denver 193.625 NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12 2002 (16-6) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 194.425 at Maui Invitational Arizona Michigan Sacramento State 196.475 Ohio State 196.925 at Texas Woman’s Southern Utah 196.350 at Georgia 195.475 Florida 194.575 Boise State 196.500 at Missouri Centenary

OPPONENT 194.600 193.625 187.400 193.000 191.775 191.800 196.850 193.925 193.000 193.725 189.225

197.000 196.700 196.475 196.125 196.675

Iowa State Arizona TWU Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri NCAA Regional Utah Oregon State Washington Boise State Southern Utah

196.000 196.000 193.000 196.725 196.650 195.475 197.100 196.800 194.775 194.550 193.350

NCAA Regional: 3rd/6 2003 (15-11) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 193.275 Super Six Challenge Georgia Nebraska Florida Alabama Penn State 194.475 TWU 195.950 Boise State Utah State 195.750 at Nebraska 195.800 Penn State 196.600 Iowa 195.350 Missouri 196.950 Iowa State 197.525 TWU Centenary 197.725 Arizona 197.475 UCLA 197.275 at Stanford 197.025 Big 12 Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State 196.300 NCAA Regional Alabama Auburn Central Michigan Michigan State Kent State

OPPONENT 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) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 195.150 Washington Iowa TWU 195.275 Alabama Florida Georgia Denver Oregon State 197.150 Air Force 197.300 TWU Southern Utah Air Force 195.675 Iowa State

OPPONENT 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

196.350 196.225 196.275 197.100 196.650 196.375 196.175 196.950 197.100 195.750

Nebraska Georgia 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

196.600 196.900 196.175 196.175 197.000 193.325 195.775 196.925 196.425 196.175

Alabama Utah UCLA Michigan Nebraska Florida Iowa State LSU Penn State Brigham Young

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/12 196.900 196.850 195.275 195.175 193.000 198.125 197.200 197.125 197.125 196.800 195.775 196.650 196.500 196.325 196.150 194.775

NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 11th/12 2005 (19-17) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 195.900 Cancun Gymnastics Classic Brigham Young 194.325 George Washington 191.625 Gustavus Adolphus 175.800 193.600 at TWU 188.650 194.800 Kent State 188.475 195.900 at Ohio State 194.775 Illinois State 188.625 195.725 at Nebraska 196.775 196.700 Georgia 196.300 195.000 at Auburn 191.900 196.500 Missouri 193.925 TWU 191.350 Centenary 192.075 195.050 at Iowa State 196.250 196.325 TWU 191.425 195.750 LSU 197.850 196.025 Southern Utah 195.925 195.500 Big 12 Championship Nebraska 196.650 Iowa State 196.000 Missouri 194.875 195.500 NCAA Regional LSU 197.125 New Hampshire 194.700 Arkansas 193.950 Pittsburgh 193.100 Rutgers 191.350 194.425 NCAA Nationals Georgia 197.825

2006 (17-17) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT 193.325 at Cancun Classic Georgia Stanford Denver Arizona 195.925 Southern Utah 195.900 at TWU Air Force 196.000 Nebraska 196.050 Iowa State 195.950 at Georgia 196.100 at Missouri 196.950 at LSU 197.050 TWU 196.000 Centenary 196.575 at Kent State 195.350 Big 12 Championship Iowa State Nebraska Missouri 196.375 NCAA Central Regional LSU Penn State Kentucky Michigan State Ohio State 195.525 NCAA Nationals Georgia Utah Alabama Florida Nebraska Iowa State Michigan LSU Arizona State Oregon State Arkansas

OPPONENT 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

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K.J. KINDLER (2007-PRESENT) 2007 (22-11-1) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 194.500 at Alabama 195.700 196.125 Missouri 193.825 Central Michigan 191.025 195.600 at TWU 191.275 Centenary 187.950 George Washington 189.500 195.075 at Nebraska 195.050 196.400 at Arizona State 196.275 California 190.900 196.250 at Iowa State 194.425 196.725 at Iowa 194.525 196.725 Texas Woman’s 194.245 196.175 at Stanford 196.475 195.475 Iowa 193.825 197.175 Pittsburgh 194.075 195.325 Big 12 Championship Nebraska 196.475 Missouri 194.450 Iowa State 193.975 195.925 NCAA Regional Alabama 196.700 Iowa State 195.925 Michigan State 194.800 Ohio State 194.650 Kentucky 194.025 196.250 NCAA Nationals Georgia 197.850 Utah 197.250 Florida 197.225 UCLA 196.925 Stanford 196.825 Nebraska 195.975 LSU 196.275 Alabama 196.125 Denver 195.575 Michigan 195.100 Oregon State 195.100 NCAA Regional: T2nd/6 (OU advanced on tiebreaker) NCAA Nationals: 8th/12 2008 (24-8-1) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 195.175 at Cancun Classic Iowa 192.875 Western Virginia 192.125 UW-Whitewater 181.550 195.125 at Central Michigan 188.600 196.450 at Texas Woman’s 192.800 196.550 at West Virginia 192.700 195.275 Nebraska 194.050 195.925 at Denver 195.700 196.375 Iowa State 193.675 196.075 at Missouri 195.750 195.650 Texas Woman’s 189.350 196.750 Auburn 195.900 196.750 at Arkansas 196.625 196.125 at Minnesota 195.625 195.875 Big 12 Championship Iowa State 195.775 Missouri 195.225 Nebraska 194.975 195.875 NCAA South Central Regional

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Alabama Illinois Boise State SEMO Arizona State NCAA Nationals Georgia Utah Stanford Florida Louisiana State Alabama UCLA Michigan Arkansas Oregon State Denver

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) OKLAHOMA OPPONENT OPPONENT 195.075 at Florida 196.500 197.175 at TWU 189.600 195.625 Arkansas 196.900 196.500 Minnesota 195.675 196.000 at Nebraska 196.175 196.025 at Denver 194.825 196.375 Brown 185.950 Missouri 196.225 West Virginia 195.250 196.800 at Iowa State 195.525 196.125 TWU 191.300 Illinois State 191.750 196.525 at Alabama 196.725 North Carolina 193.225 196.125 Big 12 Championship Iowa State 195.775 Missouri 195.925 Nebraska 196.075 196.600 NCAA Northeast Regional Alabama 197.000 Missouri 196.000 Central Michigan 194.925 New Hampshire 193.650 Maryland 192.800 195.825 NCAA Nationals Georgia 197.825 Alabama 197.825 Utah 197.425 Florida 196.725 Arkansas 196.475 Louisiana State 196.375 UCLA 196.625 Stanford 196.225 Penn State 196.100 Oregon State 195.350 Illinois 195.050 NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12 2010 (29-3) OKLAHOMA 196.250 196.300 196.650 196.100 196.825

OPPONENT Florida at Auburn at Illinois Metroplex Challenge N.C. State TWU Alaska-Anchorage Nebraska TWU

OPPONENT 195.275 195.325 194.425 194.875 191.225 188.900 196.225 192.575

197.250 197.050 196.825 197.950 196.900 197.475 197.175 197.250 196.550 197.250

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

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 2011 (30-3) OKLAHOMA 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

OPPONENT 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

OPPONENT 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

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

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

50 ALL-AMERICANS AMY PRIEST Vault (85)

CASSIE FREY

All-Around (87), Vault (88), Bars (87, 88)

KELLY GARRISON

AA (87, 88), Vault (88), Bars (87, 88), Beam (88), Floor (88)

STEPHANIE LOPICCOLO

TIFFANY WILLIN Vault (04)

Bars (06)

ERIN LABARR

All-Around (04), Bars (04, 05)

BRITTNEY KONCAK-SCHUMANN

All-Around (06), Vault (07), Floor (06)

MEGAN FERGUSON

Bars (10, 11), Beam (09, 11), Floor (11)

JACKIE FLANERY Floor (10)

MADISON MOORING Vault (11), Beam (11)

KRISTIN SMITH Beam (10), Floor (10)

KAYLA NOWAK Bars (11), Beam (11)

KIARA REDMOND

AA (06, 07, 08), Vault (007, 08), Beam (08), Floor (06, 07, 08)

HOLLIE VISE

Bars (10), Beam (10), Floor (10)

BRIE OLSON Bars (11)

KASIE TAMAYO

All-Around (04), Beam (04)

NATASHA KELLEY Bars (11), Beam (11)

SARA STONE Vault (11)

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PROGRAM RECORDS EVENT SCORE DATE SET Total................................................197.950............................ March 5, 2010 Vault................................................49.575............................. March 2, 2002 Bars..................................................49.550............................. March 14, 2003 Beam...............................................49.675............................. March 14, 2003 Floor.................................................49.675............................. March 7, 2003

Kasie Tamayo became the second Oklahoma gymnast in program history to post a perfect 10.00 on beam in 2002. The OU All-American returns for her third season as meet commentator for the Sooners’ home webcasts, teaming up with former OU women’s gymnastics sports information director, Phillip Rogers.

EVENT SCORE GYMNAST, DATE SET All-Around...................................... 39.700..............................Kasie Tamayo, 2004 Vault................................................. 10.0................................Sara Stone, 2010 | Kiara Redmond, 2008 & 2007 | Leah Mueller, 2002 | Amber McCracken, 2000 Bars................................................... 10.0................................Erin LaBarr, 2005 | Allison Landis, 2003 Beam................................................ 10.0................................Kasie Tamayo, 2002 | Kelly Garrison, 1988 Floor.................................................. 10.0................................Patricia Aoki, 2003

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

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

NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS YEAR CONFERENCE HEAD COACH 2004................................................... Big 12.............................................Steve Nunno 2006................................................... Big 12.............................................Steve Nunno 2010................................................... Big 12................................................K.J. Kindler 2011................................................... Big 12................................................K.J. Kindler The Sooners collected their third regional title on April 10, 2010 at the University Park Regional. OU was the No. 1 seed at the regional and posted its sixth score of 197.000 or higher on the season to capture the regional championship. Oklahoma shined on the ever-challenging beam in its final rotation, sealing its first regional title since 2006 with a 49.475 on the apparatus in the Sooners highest event tally of the night.

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NCAA CHAMPIONS Kelly Garrison (AA).......................................................... 1987 Kelly Garrison (AA, Bars, Beam)....................................... 1988

NIT CHAMPIONS Amy Smith (Vault, Floor)................................................. 1994

GARRISON’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS • 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

BIG 12 HISTORY

CONFERENCE TITLES YEAR CONFERENCE COACH 1984.................Big Eight.............Becky Switzer 1985.................Big Eight.............Becky Switzer 1986.................Big Eight.............Becky Switzer 1991.................Big Eight.............Becky Switzer 1993.................Big Eight.............Becky Switzer 2004................... Big 12................ Steve Nunno 2008................... Big 12................... K.J. Kindler 2009................... Big 12................... K.J. Kindler 2010................... Big 12................... K.J. Kindler

ALL-BIG 12 HONOREES

BIG 12 AWARDS BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR Becky Switzer........................................... 2001 Steve Nunno............................................ 2001 Steve Nunno............................................ 2002 K.J. Kindler............................................... 2008 K.J. Kindler............................................... 2010 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 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Natasha Kelley..........................................2010

YEAR GYMNAST EVENT 1997.......Michelle Gonzaga.......................................................Floor 1997.......Amber McCracken.................................... All-Around, Floor 1997.......Teresa McGrath...................................................Vault, Bars 1998.......Malia Carr...................................................................Floor 1998.......Ginger Russell.......................................... All-Around, Floor 1998.......Shanna Sanders........................................................... Bars 1999.......Amber McCracken............................ All-Around, Vault, Bars 1999.......Ginger Russell.................................................. Beam, Floor 2000.......Leticia Ishii..................................................................Floor 2000.......Amber McCracken............................... AA, Vault, Bars, Floor 2000.......Ginger Russell......................................... All-Around, Beam 2001.......Patricia Aoki................................................................Floor 2001.......Carla DeMartini...........................................................Vault 2001.......Mariana Goncalves......................................................Floor 2001.......Leticia Ishii............................................... All-Around, Floor 2001.......Kasie Tamayo.....................................................All-Around 2002.......Patricia Aoki................................................................Floor 2002.......Mariana Goncalves.............................. AA, Vault, Bars, Floor 2002.......Alison Mayberry..........................................................Floor 2002.......Kasie Tamayo..............................................................Floor 2003.......Meredith Fricke...........................................................Floor 2003.......Erin LaBarr................................................................... Bars 2004.......Ashley Cooney.................................................. Vault, Floor 2004.......Erin LaBarr..................................................................Floor 2004.......Kasie Tamayo............................AA, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor 2004.......Tiffany WIllin..............................................................Vault 2005.......Ashley Cooney............................................................. Bars

YEAR GYMNAST EVENT 2005.......Brittney Koncak-Schumann......................................... Bars 2005.......Erin LaBarr....................................... All-Around, Bars, Floor 2006.......Brittney Koncak-Schumann..............AA, Vault, Beam, Floor 2006.......Stephanie LoPiccolo..................................................... Bars 2007.......Brittney Koncak-Schumann................................Bars, Floor 2007.......Kiara Redmond...................................AA, Bars, Beam Floor 2008.......Jackie Flanery.............................................................Floor 2008.......Ashley Jackson............................................................Floor 2008.......Kiara Redmond...............................Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor 2008.......Hollie Vise..........................................................Bars, Beam 2009.......Megan Ferguson................................................Bars, Beam 2009.......Ashley Jackson............................................................Vault 2009.......Melanie Root..............................................................Vault 2009.......Kristin Smith...............................................................Floor 2009.......Sara Stone..................................................................Vault 2009.......Hollie Vise..........................................................Bars, Beam 2010.......Megan Ferguson................................................Bars, Beam 2010.......Jackie Flanery.............................................................Floor 2010.......Natasha Kelley....................................................Vault, Bars 2010.......Kristin Smith.................................................... Beam, Floor 2010.......Sara Stone..................................................................Vault 2010.......Hollie Vise..........................................................Bars, Beam 2011.......Megan Ferguson...................................... Bars, Beam, Floor 2011.......Natasha Kelley...................................................Bars, Beam 2011.......Kayla Nowak...............................................................Floor 2011.......Taylor Spears..............................................................Beam 2011.......Sara Stone........................................................ Vault, Floor

INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS VAULT Amy Priest......................................1985 Tatiana Figuiredo...........................1986 Tatiana Figuiredo...........................1987 Kelly Garrison.................................1987 Kelly Garrison.................................1988 Cassie Frey......................................1989 Monica Fields.................................1991 Tina Gamboa..................................1992 Shannon Gilbreath.........................1993 Amy Smith.....................................1994 Teresa McGrath..............................1997 Ashley Cooney................................2004 Kiara Redmond..............................2008 Jackie Flanery.................................2010 Brie Olson.......................................2010 Natalie Ratcliff...............................2010 ALL-AROUND Amy Priest......................................1984 Tatiana Figuiredo...........................1986 Kelly Garrison.................................1987 Kelly Garrison.................................1988 Kasie Tamayo.................................2004 Brittney Koncak-Schumann...........2006

BARS Amy Priest......................................1985 Dayna Rose....................................1986 Kelly Garrison.................................1987 Kelly Garrison.................................1988 Jessica Frey.....................................1991 Shanna Kennedy............................1992 Linda Haverly.................................1992 Chelle Stack....................................1995 Amber McCracken..........................1999 Amber McCracken..........................2000 Erin LaBarr.....................................2003 Kasie Tamayo.................................2004 Stephanie LoPiccolo.......................2006 Hollie Vise......................................2008 Megan Ferguson............................2009 Ashley Jackson...............................2009 Hollie Vise......................................2010

BEAM Mary Jane Ousley...........................1983 Mary Jane Ousley...........................1984 Kelly Garrison.................................1987 Kelly Garrison.................................1988 Monica Fields.................................1990 Tricia Bonomo................................1991 Tracy Cole.......................................1993 Tracy Cole.......................................1995 Teresa McGrath . ............................1997 Haley Horton (DeProspero)............2008 Haley Horton (DeProspero)............2009 Megan Ferguson............................2009 Hollie Vise......................................2010 Megan Ferguson............................2011 Natasha Kelley...............................2011

FLOOR Mary Jean Mylott...........................1986 Kelly Garrison.................................1987 Kelly Garrison.................................1988 Cassie Frey......................................1989 Melissa Griffith...............................1994 Melissa Griffith...............................1996 Amber McCracken..........................2000 Kasie Tamayo.................................2002 Kasie Tamayo.................................2004 Brittney Koncak-Schumann...........2007 Kiara Redmond..............................2008 Jackie Flanery.................................2010 Hollie Vise......................................2010 Kayla Nowak..................................2011

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ALL-TIME NCAA REGIONAL RESULTS

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1982.......................... Third...................................................... Paul Ziert 1983...........................Fifth...................................................... Paul Ziert 1984...........................Fifth............................................... Becky Switzer 1985......................... Fourth............................................. Becky Switzer 1986......................... Fourth............................................. Becky Switzer 1987...........................Fifth............................................... Becky Switzer 1988.......................... Sixth............................................... Becky Switzer 1989........................(T) Third............................................ Becky Switzer 1990......................... Fourth............................................. Becky Switzer 1991........................ Seventh............................................ Becky Switzer 1992........................ Seventh............................................ Becky Switzer 1993.......................... Sixth............................................... Becky Switzer 1994............................ Six................................................ Becky Switzer 1995........................ Seventh............................................ Becky Switzer 1998.......................... Sixth............................................... Becky Switzer 1999......................... Fourth............................................. Becky Switzer 2000.......................... Sixth............................................... Becky Switzer 2001.........................Second...................... Becky Switzer / Steve Nunno 2002.......................... Third................................................. Steve Nunno 2003......................... Fourth............................................... Steve Nunno 2004........................... First................................................. Steve Nunno 2005.........................Second............................................... Steve Nunno 2006........................... First................................................. Steve Nunno 2007......................(T) Second...............................................K.J. Kindler 2008.........................Second..................................................K.J. Kindler 2009.........................Second..................................................K.J. Kindler 2010........................... First....................................................K.J. Kindler 2011........................... First....................................................K.J. Kindler

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1985.......................... 10th............................................... Becky Switzer 1989..........................Ninth............................................... Becky Switzer 2001.......................... 10th........................ Becky Switzer / Steve Nunno 2004.......................... 11th................................................. Steve Nunno 2005.......................... 12th................................................. Steve Nunno 2006.......................... 10th................................................. Steve Nunno 2007.........................Eighth...................................................K.J. Kindler 2008.........................Eighth...................................................K.J. Kindler 2009.......................... 10th....................................................K.J. Kindler 2010........................ Second..................................................K.J. Kindler 2011..........................Third....................................................K.J. Kindler

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ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY TEAM SERIES LAST MEETING Air Force.......................OU leads 14-0...............OU won 195.900 to 176.925, 2006 Alabama......................UA leads 22-4...............UA won 197.650 to 197.250, 2011 Alaska-Anchorage.........OU leads 2-0................OU won 196.100 to 188.900, 2010 Arizona..........................OU leads 7-5................OU won 193.325 to 192.925, 2006 Arizona State...............ASU leads 11-5..............OU won 195.875 to 193.200, 2008 Arkansas.......................OU leads 7-2................ OU won 196.775 to 195.450 2011 Auburn..........................OU leads 4-3................OU won 196.300 to 195.325, 2010 Ball State.......................OU leads 2-0................OU won 189.200 to 185.000, 1993 Boise State....................OU leads 7-1................OU won 195.875 to 194.400, 2008 Bowling Green..............OU leads 1-0................OU won 195.075 to 194.825, 2001 Brigham Young.............OU leads 5-2..............BYU won 194.625 to 194.425, 2005 Brown...........................OU leads 1-0................OU won 196.375 to 185.950, 2009 Cal State Fullerton.........OU leads 1-0................OU won 197.100 to 193.000, 2004 California.......................OU leads 3-2................OU won 196.400 to 190.900, 2007 California-Davis.............OU leads 1-0...............OU won 192.000 to 185.400, 1993 Centenary....................OU leads 19-1...............OU won 195.300 to 187.625, 2011 Central Arkansas...........OU leads 1-0..................OU won 120.100 to 98.500, 1981 Central Oklahoma.........OU leads 1-0..................OU won 120.100 to 98.500, 1981 Central Michigan...........OU leads 3-1................OU won 196.600 to 194.925, 2008 Cornell...........................OU leads 1-0................OU won 180.850 to 165.800, 1987 Denver.........................OU leads 23-8...............OU won 195.300 to 194.300, 2011 Emporia State..............ESU leads 1-0............. ESU won 172.850 to 136.750, 1982 Eastern Michigan..........OU leads 1-0................OU won 189.300 to 185.680, 1994 Florida...........................UF leads 7-2................OU won 196.250 to 195.275, 2010 Fort Hayes.....................OU leads 1-0................OU won 186.850 to 177.850, 1990 George Washington.......OU leads 2-0................OU won 195.600 to 189.500, 2007 Georgia...................... UGA leads 16-3..............OU won 196.775 to 195.450, 2011 Gustavus Adolphus........OU leads 1-0................OU won 195.900 to 175.800, 2005 Houston Baptist............OU leads 4-0................OU won 188.850 to 187.050, 1989 Illinois...........................OU leads 9-0................OU won 196.775 to 195.100, 2011 Illinois-Chicago.............OU leads 5-1................OU won 195.800 to 192.400, 2000 Illinois State..................OU leads 4-0................OU won 196.125 to 191.750, 2009 Indiana..........................OU leads 1-0................OU won 185.300 to 179.450, 1991 Indiana State................ ISU leads 1-0..............ISU won 129.850 to 129.000, 1982 Iowa.............................OU leads 15-2...............OU won 195.175 to 192.875, 2008 Iowa State.................OU leads 44-13-1............OU won 196.500 to 195.150, 2011 Jacksonville State..........OU leads 1-0................OU won 129.450 to 124.600, 1982 Kent State.....................OU leads 2-0................OU won 196.575 to 193.900, 2006 Kentucky.......................OU leads 2-0................OU won 195.925 to 194.025, 2007 LSU...............................LSU leads 8-6...............OU won 196.550 to 196.025, 2010 Maryland......................OU leads 4-0................OU won 197.250 to 193.750, 2010 Michigan.................... UM leads 9-5-1..............OU won 197.250 to 196.425, 2011 Michigan State..............OU leads 6-0................OU won 196.875 to 194.800, 2011 Minnesota.....................OU leads 9-0................OU won 196.500 to 195.675, 2009 Missouri......................OU leads 52-11..............OU won 197.350 to 194.175, 2011 Montana State..............OU leads 1-0................OU won 176.600 to 121.450, 1985 Nebraska.................... NU leads 61-25..............OU won 197.250 to 196.725, 2011

TEAM SERIES LAST MEETING New Hampshire............OU leads 4-0................OU won 197.350 to 194.500, 2011 New Mexico..................OU leads 6-1................OU won 194.050 to 173.300, 1991 North Carolina...............OU leads 3-0................OU won 197.350 to 195.225, 2011 North Carolina State......OU leads 2-0................OU won 196.175 to 195.150, 2011 Northern Illinois............OU leads 2-0................OU won 193.350 to 189.075, 1996 Ohio State.....................OU leads 5-2................OU won 197.025 to 196.100, 2011 Oklahoma State...........OU leads 13-3...............OU won 184.600 to 180.850, 1986 Oral Roberts................ ORU leads 2-0............ ORU won 142.300 to 137.350, 1982 Oregon State.................OU leads 8-5................OU won 195.300 to 194.650, 2011 Penn State.....................OU leads 6-4................OU won 197.250 to 196.050, 2010 Pittsburgh.....................OU leads 2-0................OU won 197.175 to 194.075, 2007 Rutgers.........................OU leads 1-0................OU won 195.500 to 191.350, 2005 Sacramento State..........OU leads 1-0................OU won 194.425 to 187.400, 2002 San Jose State...............OU leads 1-0................OU won 194.025 to 191.975, 2001 Seattle Pacific................OU leads 1-0................OU won 192.000 to 182.200, 1993 SE Missouri State...........OU leads 3-1................OU won 195.875 to 193.850, 2008 Southern California.......OU leads 1-0................OU won 177.450 to 149.100, 1986 Southern Illinois............OU leads 1-0................OU won 180.550 to 166.800, 1984 Southern Utah..............OU leads 10-0...............OU won 195.925 to 190.050, 2006 Southwest Texas............OU leads 3-0................OU won 193.325 to 191.425, 1999 Southwestern................OU leads 1-0................OU won 182.500 to 172.100, 1985 Stanford......................STAN leads 8-5..............OU won 197.250 to 197.100, 2010 Texas Women’s.............OU leads 59-3...............OU won 197.025 to 193.425, 2011 UCLA...........................UCLA leads 9-5..........UCLA won 197.375 to 197.350, 2011 Utah ..........................Utah leads 28-4.............OU won 197.250 to 196.500, 2011 Utah State.....................OU leads 5-3................OU won 195.950 to 192.875, 2003 UW-Whitewater............OU leads 1-0................OU won 195.175 to 181.550, 2008 Washburn.....................OU leads 1-0................OU won 179.150 to 136.500, 1983 Washington..................OU leads 7-4................OU won 197.350 to 195.300, 2011 West Virginia.................OU leads 5-1................OU won 196.375 to 195.250, 2009 Western Michigan.........OU leads 2-0................OU won 191.030 to 188.450, 1994 Wisconsin......................OU leads 1-0................OU won 182.500 to 178.700, 1988 Wisconsin-Eau Claire.....OU leads 1-0................OU won 196.225 to 173.450, 2001

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Karina Agafonova (2003-2004) Tracy Allen (1999) Tara Anderson (2003-2006) Diana Anglin (1986-87) Michelle Antinoro (1996-98) Patricia Aoki (2000-2003)

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

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Malia Carr (1997-2000) Monica Carroll (1989-91) Stephanie Casteel (1988-91) Tanya Christie (1989-91) Julie Christianson-Benefeil (1992-93) Candace Cindell (2009-11)* Lisa Cockriel (1985-86) Jessica Cole (2002) Tracey Cole (1992-95) Ashley Cooney (2004-2006) Kristen Cox (2003-2006) Diane Cushenberry (1993-96)

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

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

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Megan Ferguson (2009-11)* Monica Fields (1990-91) Tatiana Figueiredo (1986-89) Jacqueline Flanery (2007-10) Cassie Frey (1986-89) Jessica Frey (1989-91)

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Nikki Galloway (1994-97) Tina Gamboa (1989-91) Kelly Garrison (1987-88) Nicole Gause (2003) Shannon Gilbreath (1992-94) Christina Gerard (2002-2003) Mariana Goncalves (1999-2002) Michelle Gonzaga (1997-2000) 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 (2003-2004)

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Leticia Ishii (2000-2002)

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Ashley Jackson (2006-09)

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Natasha Kelley (2010-11)* Shanna Kennedy (1991-93) Jessica Kinder (2005-09) Brittney Koncak-Schumann (2004-2007) Julie Kramer (2009-10)

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

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Mary Mantle (2007-10) Stacey Mardock (2001) Tammy Martin (1984) Debbie Mathis (1984-85) Alison Mayberry (1999-2002) Amber McCracken (1997-2000) Teresa McGrath (1994-97) Kim Minu (1984) Madison Mooring (2011)* Leah Mueller (2001-2004) Mary Jean Mylott (1986-88)

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Jeanie Nass (1985) Kayla Nowak (2010-11)*

Brie Olson (2010-11)* Shannon Olson (1993-96) Mary Jane Ousley (1984-85)

Kambry Pollard (1986) Amy Priest (1984-85)

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 (1997-2000)

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Cindy Safarik (1985) Shanna Sanders (1997-2000) 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) Melissa Smith (2003-2004) Taylor Spears (2011)* Chelle Stack (1994-95) Tracey Staurt (1999-2000) Sara Stone (2009-11)*

Kasie Tamayo (2001-2004) Elizabeth Tandy (2004) Teresa Tipping (1990) Nicole Tycer (1998-2000)

Hollie Vise (2007-10)

Hayden Ward (2011)* Patricia Williams (1987-88) Leslie Williamson (1986-87) Tiffany Willin (2004-2006) Lori Winn (2006-07) * indicates 2012 returnee


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