OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
2017 MEDIA GUIDE TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
2017 WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS GUIDE
Photo Roster .................................. 2 Quick Facts .................................... 3 2017 Schedule ............................... 4 Roster............................................. 5
Gymnast Profiles ......................... 66
The 2017 Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics Guide was designed and produced in-house by the OU Athletics Communications Office in Norman, Okla., using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo (October 2016)
BOOMER SOONER There’s Only One Oklahoma ........... 8 Facilities ...................................... 12 Student Life ................................. 18 The University of Oklahoma ........ 20 Sooner Tradition .......................... 24 Norman/Oklahoma City ............... 26
SEASON REVIEW 2016 Photo Timeline ................... 30 2016 Results ............................... 46 2016 Awards ............................... 50
2017 PREVIEW Season Outlook ........................... 60
COACHES AND STAFF Head Coach K.J. Kindler ........... 146 Assistant Coach Lou Ball .......... 148 Assistant Coach Tom Haley ....... 150 Support Staff ............................. 152 University Administration .......... 156 OU Athletics Communications ... 160 OU Directory .............................. 161
GUIDE DESIGN Chelsey Kraft, Scott Matthews
GUIDE WRITING Chelsey Kraft
HISTORY Coaching History ...................... 164 All-Americans ............................ 165 All-Time Results ........................ 166 Series Records ........................... 172 Academic Awards ....................... 173 NCAA History ............................ 174 Conference Honors .................... 176 Letterwinners ............................ 178
PHOTOGRAPHY Randy Alvarado, Roland Barrett,, Madison Mooring, Amy Pyle and OU Athletics Communications archives
EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTERS Andie Beene and Tyler Pigg
PUBLICATION EDITORS The Oklahoma Gymnastics office
NATALIE BROWN Junior
CHAYSE CAPPS Senior
STEFANI CATOUR Junior
BRENNA DOWELL Sophomore
REAGAN HEMRY Senior
AJ JACKSON Junior
KARA LOVAN Senior
ALEX MARKS Sophomore
NICOLE TURNER MCKENZIE WOFFORD Senior Senior
SAMANTHA CRAUS JADE DEGOUVEIA Freshman Junior
CHARITY JONES NICOLE LEHRMANN Sophomore Senior
MAGGIE NICHOLS BREHANNA SHOWERS MEGAN THOMPSON Freshman Sophomore Freshman
K.J. KINDLER Head Coach
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LOU BALL Assistant Coach
TOM HALEY Assistant Coach
QUICKFACTS 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 ..........................................................................11,562 OU’s All-Time Record ................................................686-335-5
Women’s Gymnastics Contact ............................... Chelsey Kraft Email ......................................................... firstname.lastname@example.org Phone........................................................... O: (405) 325-8372 ..................................................................... C: (405) 365-2924 Fax ....................................................................(405) 325-7623
SOONERSPORTS.COM For the latest information on OU women’s gymnastics, including stats, standings, notes, photos, video and bios, visit the official website of Oklahoma Athletics at www.SoonerSports.com.
PRACTICE POLICY TEAM INFORMATION 2016 Overall Record............................................................38-1 2016 High Score ................................... 198.075 (vs. Michigan) Big 12 Finish.......................................................................First NCAA Finish .......................................................................First Routines Returning/Lost......................................................16/8 All-Americans Returning/Lost ...............................................8/3
Practices are held at the Sam Viersen Center, directly north and across Imhoff Street from the Lloyd Noble Center. Practices are typically open to the media; however, those who wish to attend must obtain clearance through Chelsey Kraft 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.
Head Coach..............................................................K.J. Kindler Year ........................................................................ 11th Season Alma Mater.......................................................Iowa State, 1992 Record at OU ...............................................................282-53-3 Career Record .............................................................340-79-4 Assistant Coach ............................................................Lou Ball Year ........................................................................ 11th Season Assistant Coach .........................................................Tom Haley Year ........................................................................ 11th Season Women’s Gymnastics Office Phone ...................(405) 325-6876 Women’s Gymnastics Office Fax........................(405) 325-8337
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 Chelsey Kraft in the Athletics Communications Office at (405) 325-8372 or by email to email@example.com.
PRESS CONFERENCES Post-meet press conferences will take place in the interview room located off the north tunnel of the Lloyd Noble Center after head coach K.J. Kindler dismisses her athletes. Official score sheets will be available at the scorer’s table.
SOCIAL MEDIA For behind-the-scenes updates and information about the Sooners, search Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics on Facebook, OU_WGymnastics on Twitter and Instagram or OU_WGym on Snapchat.
INTERVIEW REQUESTS Non-post meet interview requests for athletes and coaches must be arranged through Chelsey Kraft in the Athletics Communications Office. All requests should be submitted at least one day in advance of the desired interview time.
FRIDAY SUNDAY Saturday Friday FRIDAY Friday Friday FRIDAY Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday Friday Saturday
JAN. 6 JAN. 15 Jan. 21 Jan. 27 FEB. 3 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 FEB. 24 Feb. 26 March 4 March 12 March 18 April 1 April 14 April 15
ALABAMA UCLA West Virginia Iowa State DENVER, NEBRASKA, TWU Auburn + Georgia, LSU, Missouri * GEORGIA TWU Michigan California Big 12 Championship NCAA Regional^ NCAA Semifinals/Event Finals NCAA Super Six
LLOYD NOBLE CENTER LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Morgantown, W.Va. Ames, Iowa LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Oklahoma City, Okla. St. Charles, Mo. LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Denton, Texas Ann Arbor, Mich. Berkeley, Calif. Frisco, Texas TBD St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.
* GYMQuarters Invitational Perfect Convention + Pe erfect 10 Challenge at Cox Conventi tion Center, hosted hoste ted by Bart Conner Gymnastics Gym mnastics Academy Academ my country ^ Ho Hosted at six regional sites around the coun u try
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TIME (CT) 6:45 P.M. 3:45 P.M. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:45 P.M. 6:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:45 P.M. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. TBD TBD TBD
ROSTER NAME Brown, Natalie Capps, Chayse Catour, Stefani Craus, Samantha Degouveia, Jade Dowell, Brenna Hemry, Reagan Jackson, AJ Jones, Charity Lehrmann, Nicole Lovan, Kara Marks, Alexandra Nichols, Maggie Showers, Brehanna Thompson, Megan Turner, Nicole Wofford, McKenzie
HT 5-7 5-2 5-3 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-2 5-5 4-8 5-7 5-4 5-7 5-6 5-1 5-2
YEAR HOMETOWN Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr.
Dallas, Texas (J.J. Pearce H.S.) Plano, Texas (Homeschool) Phoenix, Ariz. (Desert Vista H.S.) Grapevine, Texas (Southlake Carroll H.S.) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Ft. Lauderdale H.S.) Odessa, Mo. (Odessa H.S.) Norman, Okla. (Norman H.S.) Belton, Mo. (Belton H.S.) Miami, Okla. (Oklahoma Virtual H.S.) Austin, Texas (Vista Ridge H.S.) Des Moines, Iowa (SE Polk Senior H.S.) Cushing, Okla. (Abeka Academy) Little Canada, Minn. (Roseville Area H.S.) Rockford, Mich. (Rockford H.S.) Independence, Mo. (Blue Springs H.S.) Colleyville, Texas (Oregon State)(iSchool H.S.) McKinney, Texas (Abeka Academy)
WOGA Infinite Bounds Desert Light Gymnastics U.S. Gold Gymnastics American Twisters Gymnastics GAGE Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Eagles Gymnastics Dynamo Gymnastics Capital Gymnastics Triad Gymnastics Dynamo Gymnastics Twin City Twisters R-Athletics Xtreme Gymnastics Top Flight Gymnastics Capital Gymnastics
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COACHING COA AC STAFF K.J. Kindl Kindler ler - Head Coach (11th YYear) - Iowa State ‘92 Lou Ball - Ass Assistant sis i tant Coach (11th YYear) - Iowa State ‘99 Tom Toom Haley - Assist Assistant Coach (11th Year)
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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE
H OM E HOME RECORD UNDER K.J. KINDLER 2016 1.15 197.125 No. 11 Cal TWU 1.22 197.475 Iowa State Arizona State 2.7 197.900 No. 23 West Virginia 2.26 198.075 No. 4 Michigan
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194.225 188.250 193.850 193.325 195.250 197.275
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194.900 192.850 190.350 198.100 195.025 194.775 196.750 196.275 196.100 195.775 195.150
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196.500 193.050 197.650 195.850 194.150
No. 11 Denver No. 5 UCLA No. 16 Arizona No. 9 Stanford North Carolina 197.375 No. 11 Stanford No. 22 Washington No. 14 Penn State Iowa Southern Utah
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195.850 197.200 196.125 196.000 195.300 196.800 195.925 195.875 194.475 194.850
1.27 196.475 No. 20 N.C. State 2.3 196.475 No. 9 Nebraska No. 25 Minnesota Centenary 2.24 197.225 No. 21 Michigan TWU 3.2 197.300 No. 5 Alabama 3.24 197.475 No. 19 Missouri Iowa State
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194.075 196.750 194.625 188.600 196.300 194.650 197.150 196.025 196.025
2015 1.9 197.625 No. 13 Arkansas 1.23 197.850 SE Missouri St. TWU 3.6 198.500 No. 3 Florida 3.21 197.875 West Virginia Iowa State 4.4 197.625 Oregon State Southern Utah Missouri NC State Penn State
2014 1.10 1.17 2.9 2.28 3.7
197.700 196.675 197.325 197.250 197.450
No. 8 Georgia Iowa State No. 3 LSU No. 15 Illinois No. 21 Arizona State
197.325 198.375 197.875 197.525
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187.625 195.225 196.100 195.400 193.425 194.800 196.475 195.300 195.225 194.500 194.175
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195.275 196.225 192.575 196.225 197.275 195.800
1.26 195.625 No. 8 Arkansas L 1.30 196.500 No. 21 Minnesota W 2.20 196.375 No. 13 Missouri W No. 18 West Virginia W Brown W 3.6 196.125 Illinois State W TWU W
196.900 195.675 196.225 195.250 185.950 191.750 191.300
2.1 2.15 2.29 3.7 3.29
194.950 193.675 189.350 195.900 195.775 195.225 194.975 197.300 193.200 194.400 195.425 193.850
2010 1.8 2.5
196.250 No. 4 Florida 196.825 No. 10 Nebraska TWU 2.12 197.250 No. 16 Iowa State 3.5 197.950 No. 1 Alabama 3.12 196.900 No. 25 Washington
2013 1.18 2.22 3.8 3.10
Centenary 2.18 196.425 Missouri 3.4 197.025 No. 13 Ohio State No. 17 Illinois TWU 3.11 196.875 Michigan State 4.2 197.350 No. 7 Utah No. 17 Washington North Carolina New Hampshire Missouri
195.275 196.375 195.650 196.750 195.875
No. 12 Nebraska W Iowa State W TWU W No. 11 Auburn W Iowa State W No. 18 Missouri W No. 14 Nebraska W 4.12 195.875 No. 4 Alabama L No. 19 Arizona State W No. 16 Boise State W No. 24 Illinois W SEMO W
2007 1.19 196.125 Missouri Central Michigan 3.3 196.725 TWU 3.17 195.475 Iowa 3.24 197.175 Pittsburgh
2011 1.7 195.475 No. 11 Arkansas W 195.075 1.21 195.300 No. 6 Oregon State W 194.650 No. 23 Denver W 194.300
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193.825 191.025 192.425 193.825 194.075
The Sooners are 81-4 at home in 10 seasons under K.J. Kindler. Every home meet in 2017 will be televised live on Sooner Sports TV. 7
TRAIN LIKE A
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SAM VIERSEN GYMNASTICS 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.
SPORTS MEDICINE 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. 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. Jenn Richardson is responsible for the daily care, treatment, rehab and prevention of injuries for the women’s gymnastics program. She enters her 11th season at OU in 2016-17.
Currently, renovations are underway on Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The project includes a new strength and conditioning room, training room, nutrition center, meeting rooms and the equipment operation. Studentathletes from all 21 OU sports will benefit from the space. The OU sports medicine department is expanding and nutritional offerings are growing, which means it can maintain health and rehabilitate at the highest level. 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.
BECKY SWITZER TEAM ROOM Along with the renovation that was completed in the spring of 2010, a new state-of-the-art team conference room was constructed and dedicated during the 2008 competition season. Named after legendary Oklahoma women’s gymnastics coach Switzer, the meeting room provides BECKY SWITZER & KELLY GARRISON Becky a pioneering facility for team meetings, SEVEN-TIME HEAD COACH video review sessions and team building ALL-AMERICAN (1984-2001)
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activities. Team members frequently come together in the room for sessions on nutrition, team unity, media training and much more. Complete with a widescreen TV, built-in trophy cases, wood floors, custom cabinetry, custom gymnastics artwork and computer workstations, this addition provides an area for the team to unite.
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents recently approved a Strength Training and Performance Center Addition project at Lloyd Noble Center.
women’s basketball programs. The facility will help enhance strength training facilities for many Sooner student-athletes, including the women’s gymnastics program.
The future facility will feature both strength and performance assessment centers in one structure. Additional enhancements also include a nutrition center, indoor and outdoor turfs as well as a multipurpose space designed for performance testing and assessment.
“This facility is an elite sports science center that will enhance our ability to train student-athletes,” said OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. “We are focused on innovation and with this addition we move forward again in optimizing what student-athletes can achieve at the University of Oklahoma. We are committed to providing our student-athletes with a championship experience on every level and this is another project that reinforces our dedication.”
The approximately 16,000-gross square-foot addition will be constructed south of the two existing practice facilities for the men’s and
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Upon the opening of Headington Hall, athletic director Joe Castiglione remarked, “It stands alone in its uniqueness, its sustainability (and) its services to the students who live here.”
Opened in 2013, Headington Hall is home to over 380 OU residents, including student-athletes and traditional students.
All Headington residents live in one of three premium suites. Each suite features at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchennette and a living room.
Headington houses the brand new Wagner Dining Hall, offering a variety of healthy and delicious choices--many of which have been designed by Oklahoma’s own nutritionist, Tiffany Byrd.
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
Residents of Headington stay where the action is, just steps from Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Satidum, the South Oval and central campus.
Headington has been designed to be flexible in addressing the needs of all residents. Units/rooms feature large, adjustable beds, numerous places to study or hang out and a wide variety of dining options. 13
CHAMPIONS IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE COMMUNITY
SOONERS IN THE COMMUNITY OU lives by a clear and strong motto in dealing with its student-athletes: Inspiring Champions for Today, Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow. To fulfill that promise, the athletics department and student-athletes take an active role in a number of community service projects. Sooner student-athletes are exposed to life outside of sports and school work with opportunities to serve and help others. The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes from all 21 intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of Oklahoma. The group coordinates community service programs for the Sooners each month.
“Giving back is something that benefits us as much as those we’re helping,” says OU head women’s gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler. “It brings us back to reality and makes us realize that there is more to life than collegiate athletics.”
Coale’s arrival in 1996. In addition to projects with the United Way, Coaches vs. Cancer, Mission of Hope for Haiti and Food and Shelter for Friends, Coale implemented the Sooner Big Sis Program which places women’s basketball players at elementary schools in Norman to serve as mentors and teachers’ aides.
Oklahoma women’s basketball teams have been extremely active in the community since head coach Sherri
“I want our student-athletes to learn through their experience here,” says Coale, “how important it is to volunteer
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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.
CONFERENCE RECOGNITION The Sooners have had at least two first-team Academic All-Big 12 members all 18 years of the conference’s existence. Five or more Sooners have been named to the team every season of K.J. Kindler’s tenure as head coach at Oklahoma, including six in 2016.
ALL-AMERICANS In 2016, OU had a programrecord 11 National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC/W) Scholastic AllAmericans. It marked the 10th straight season at least five Sooners received the honor. The Sooners have 68 selections to the team under head coach K.J. Kindler and 93 in program history. Three-time honorees Chayse Capps, Maile’ana Kanewa Two-time honorees Samantha Craus, Stefani Catour First-time honorees Keeley Kmieciak, McKenzie Wofford, Reagan Hemry, Natalie Brown, Nicole Lehrmann, Alex Marks, Megan Thompson
ROOKIE TEAM Last season, then-freshman Nicole Lehrmann was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, receiving the accolade with a 4.0 GPA. OU had 55 student-athletes named to the listing, second-most in the conference.
The women’s gymnastics team was one of four OU programs to be recognized for posting a perfect 1,000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) last April, marking the third straight year the Sooners accomplished the feat.
Collectively, OU’s student-athletes recorded their ninth straight semester of a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. A school-record 16 of OU’s 19 teams earned a 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA in spring 2016, including the women’s gymnastics squad.
THE UNIVERSITY OF
FLAGSHIP OF EXCELLENCE The University of Oklahoma is experiencing a golden era in the history of a great institution. The quality of new students is soaring and donor confidence is at an all-time high. President David L. Boren has spurred significant changes that have resulted in a learning environment of the highest order. As a result, the state of Oklahoma enjoys resources that impact everything from medical science to the arts for many years to come. The University of Oklahoma has long embraced the great tradition of Sooner athletics. With competitive facilities all located on the main campus, including several near the heart of the university, student-athletes and their classmates mingle comfortably in an environment that fosters an attitude of excellence, regardless of the endeavor. Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degreegranting 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.
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DID YOU KNOW? • OU ranks No. 1 in the nation among all public and private universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. Over 800 currently call OU home. • The Princeton Review ranks OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. • OU has consistently been designated as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation, an independent higher education research and consulting organization. • OU is the only public university in Oklahoma to be included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which lists the top 10 percent of all U.S. universities. • OU’s $250 million Campaign for Scholarships has reached more than $285 million. The success of the campaign has allowed OU to more than double its private scholarships. • The Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College offers the largest honors program among public universities in the United States. More than 3,100 students participate in small classes of 19 or less. • OU has produced 29 Rhodes Scholars; no other university in Oklahoma has had more than three. • OU’s entrepreneurship program in the Price College of Business ranks in the top five in the nation among all public universities. • OU is the only Big 12 university to be selected as having one of America’s 25 most beautiful campuses. • OU continues to break private fundraising records, with more than $2.3 billion in gifts and pledges since 1994, which has provided funding for dramatic capital improvements, as well as an unparalleled increase in faculty endowment and student scholarships.
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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.
shot, and those who jumped the gun were called Sooners. Later, Indian Territory was opened for nonnative settlement, and in 1907 the Twin Territories were merged into one state - Oklahoma - which is the joining of two Choctaw words, “okla” and “homma,” meaning “red people” or American Indian.
Due to the enthusiasm of many pioneers and their descendants, Sooner came to denote energetic, “can-do” individuals. The university embraces the complexity of our heritage. OU athletics teams were called either Rough Riders or Boomers for 10 years before the current Oklahoma Sooner nickname emerged in 1908. Taken together, Oklahoma Sooners reflects our state’s American Indian and pioneer heritage and, today, symbolizes a special university spirit that values resilience and perseverance as well as the inclusivity that unites all who are a part of the University of Oklahoma family.
While many people know the nickname Oklahoma Sooners in uniquely linked to the University of Oklahoma and has become synonymous with excellence, some aren’t aware of the roots, which reach to our state’s Indian Territory origins. Originally the home of several tribal nations of the Southern Plains, Congress set aside Indian Territory in 1830 as part of its forcible relocation of numerous tribal nations from their ancestral homelands via the Trail of Tears. Following the U.S. Civil War, some tribal nations lost portions of their new land in Indian Territory due to renegotiated treaties, which became known as the Unassigned Lands. Pioneers, known as Boomers, vigorously campaigned to settle the Unassigned Lands, which were later incorporated into Oklahoma Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory became known as the Twin Territories. Famously, Oklahoma Territory was opened for settlement through land claims races, or Land Runs, and in 1889, thousands made their way to the Twin Territories to participate in the first of these dramatic events. Each race began with a pistol
BOOMER SOONER One of the most recognizable college fight songs in the country, Boomer Sooner immediately evokes enthusiasm from OU fans and sends chills down the spines of those who dare to oppose them. In 1905, Arthur M. Alden, a student in history and physiology whose father was a Norman jeweler, wrote the lyrics to the fight song, borrowing the tune from Yale University’s Boola Boola but improvising the words. A year later, an addition was made to it
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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!
MASCOTS The Sooner Schooner is a Conestoga, or covered wagon, reminiscent of the mode of travel used by pioneers who settled Oklahoma. The Schooner is powered by matching white ponies named Boomer and Sooner, and it ventures onto Owen Field in a triumphant victory ride after OU scores. Although the Schooner was introduced in 1964, it did not become the official mascot until 1980. The Schooner is well-recognized by college athletics fans across the country and makes regular appearances at university functions.
During OU football and baseball games from 1915-1928, Mex the Dog wore a red sweater with a letter “O” on the side. Mex died of old age on April 30, 1928, and he was so popular among students and faculty that the university closed for his funeral and procession on May 2, 1928. In the fall of 2005, the OU Athletics Deparment introduced costumed mascots. The new characters will act as an extension of the Sooner Schooner and its horses to be enjoyed by fans, especially children, at all OU athletics contests. The costumes feature traditional collegiate gear as part of their regular uniform, but will don team uniforms for football and men’s and women’s basketball. They were voted “Most Collegiate” by the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA).
CRIMSON AND CREAM 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 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.
PRIDE OF OKLAHOMA 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. 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 “go-go” at a football game when the Pride of Oklahoma marches the interlocking OU down the field playing Boomer Sooner.
OU CHANT 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. 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!
\Norman is an ever-changing city of nearly 120,000 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.
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, NCAA soccer first rounds 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.
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-theart facility designed to display a collection Since the Oklahoma landrush of 1889, of historical and natural science items that Norman has grown into a popular trace the southwest’s development since and smart city. The spirit of Norman prehistoric times, opened in May 2000. and its citizens is unwavering and History buffs will also enjoy the Cleveland uncompromising. While other towns were Country Historical House which holds clamoring to become the state capital, exhibits relating to the development of this Norman residents desired to have the Cultural activities are unlimited in Norman, area of the state. first state university. When the first OU president got off the train and saw a prairie, making it the ideal backdrop for the University of Oklahoma. As home to people For art enthusiasts, the Fred Jones Jr. he saw opportunity. of all ethnic and educational backgrounds, Memorial Art Center houses permanent collections, nationally and world-renowned As home to the state’s premier educational the city has something to offer everyone. traveling exhibits as well as a yearly Norman is home to a variety of enriching institution, Norman boasts an excellent student art show. The museum has recently events and attractions, including the quality of life and is a city that thrives added the Weitzenhoffer Collection of Sooner Theater, which hosts a series on and celebrates the diversity of its French Impressionist paintings -- the of entertaining theatrical performances community. single most important gift of art ever given produced by locally-based talent and to a U.S. public university. Legendary University of Oklahoma football touring companies. coach Barry Switzer called Norman “a The Medieval Fair has become a springtime Maintaining a progressive approach to university town with a championship the future while remembering its history, spirit.” Norman continually exhibits its love tradition in Norman as people from Norman continues to be a well-balanced around the country converge on the city for sports by hosting numerous local and community, proud to be the home of the for one weekend each April to partake in national athletic events. a fascinating look back in time. Each year, University of Oklahoma.
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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 in the Oklahoma City Thunder, two semi-professional sports teams and the host of the NCAA Women’s College Softball World Series and Big 12 Baseball Championship. In addition, the city has hosted numerous PGA and Senior PGA Tour events.
The Thunder call the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown OKC home. The sparkling arena has recently hosted an NCAA Volleyball Final Four in addition to major musical acts like Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Eric Church, Ariana Grande and more. The Oklahoma City Dodgers, 1996 American Associate champions (then as the Oklahoma City 89ers), are the Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team plays in the 13,000-plus seat Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, one of the plushest venues in all of minor league sports. The ballpark served as host to a 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA baseball regionals and hosts the Big 12 Baseball Championship on an annual basis.
STARTING ON TOP No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 LSU 196.725-196.950 Jan. 9, 2016 Baton Rouge, La. The Sooners, ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll for the first time in program history, faced early adversity after being narrowly edged at LSU in their season opener. OU used the loss as an opportunity for growth and worked from there to get better, eventually reclaiming the No. 1 ranking, which it accomplished in midFebruary. The preseason ranking represented the sixth straight year OU started within the top five nationally to begin the season.
BACK ON TRACK No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Cal, TWU 197.125, 1st/3 Jan. 15, 2016 Norman, Okla. Competing in front of its home crowd for the first time of the season, OU tallied a 197.125 to rise past No. 11 California and Texas Womanâ€™s University and secure its first two wins of the season. The Sooners took top honors on all four events and in the all-around. From their first meet, the Sooners showed early improvement, scoring higher on three of four events than in their opener and increasing their team score.
PERFECTION No. 2 Oklahoma at TWU with No. 10 Auburn, Illinois State 197.925, 1st/4 Feb. 5, 2016 Denton, Texas It was Chayse Cappsâ€™ night to shine. The junior made her presence known in the quad meet against No. 10 Auburn, Illinois State and TWU as she posted the first 10.0 of her career on beam and soared to a programrecord 39.775 in the all-around. The No. 2 Sooners exploded for a then-season best 197.925 in the firstplace showing, fueled by a 49.650 on floor, then the fourth-highest mark in school history.
ROAD GRIT No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 10 Georgia 197.375-196.750 Feb. 20, 2016 Athens, Ga. In front of a loud road crowd, the Sooners used a gritty and resilient performance to top No. 10 Georgia. OU grabbed three team event titles on vault, bars and beam in the win over the Gymdogs, who were coming off victories over SEC foes in then-No. 1 Florida and then-No. 5 LSU. With scores of 9.95, junior McKenzie Wofford, sophomore AJ Jackson and junior Chayse Capps snagged the bars, vault and beam crowns, respectively.
TOP-FIVE SHOWDOWN No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 4 Michigan 198.075-197.275 Feb. 26, 2016 Norman, Okla. The Lloyd Noble Center served as the location for a highlyanticipated top-five matchup between the No. 1 Sooners and No. 4 Michigan. OU rose to the challenge, downing the Wolverines in impressive fashion as they topped the 198 mark for the first time in 2016. The Sooners impressed on each event, scoring at least a 49.375, including a 49.700 to close the night on floor, the second-best total in school history on the apparatus.
SENIOR NIGHT No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 18 Arizona 197.775-195.775 March 4, 2016 Norman, Okla. OU sent its senior class out on a high note in its final home meet, rolling to victory over Arizona on Senior Night as seniors Keeley Kmieciak, Hunter Price and Haley Scaman all made their impact on the meet. Kmieciak had an outstanding evening in her final career meet in the LNC, securing at least a share of three individual titles. Scaman claimed the individual honor on floor with a 9.95 in the anchor spot, and in her season debut in the team lineup, Price contributed a 9.825 on vault.
CLOSING STRONG No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 8 UCLA 197.950-197.200 March 13, 2016 Los Angeles, Calif. With several Sooners stepping into new roles in the lineup, OU did not miss a beat, cruising to a road victory over UCLA to close its regular season. One of those Sooners was junior Stefani Catour, who took advantage of her career debut in the bar lineup, scoring an impressive 9.925, before adding a careerhigh 9.95 on beam. The Sooners posted the higher mark on all four events against the Bruins and secured at least a share of the individual crowns on each.
RECORDSETTING TITLE No. 1 Oklahoma at Big 12 Championship 198.050, 1st/4 March 19, 2016 Frisco, Texas In impressive fashion, the Sooners snagged their fifth straight Big 12 title, securing the championship with a conference-meet-record 198.050. OU claimed individual conference titles on all four events, including the bars top honor following a perfect 10.0 from senior Keeley Kmieciak, the first of her career and just the second on bars in Big 12 Championship history. Kmieciak and sophomore AJ Jackson tied on vault, sophomore Natalie Brown and Chayse Capps shared beam honors, and Haley Scaman secured accolades on floor. Capps was also the Big 12 all-around champion in her first season competing on all four events. 40
SEVENTH STRAIGHT No. 1 Oklahoma at NCAA Iowa City Regional 197.575, 1st/6 April 1, 2016 Iowa City, Iowa For the seventh straight season, Oklahoma claimed a regional title, doing so in 2016 with a 197.575 at the NCAA Iowa City Regional. The score was the best in the nation in regional competition. With the win, the Sooners advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 13th consecutive season. OU posted the top team score and captured individual honors on all four events.
TICKET PUNCHED No. 1 Oklahoma at NCAA SemiďŹ nal II 197.7875, 1st/6 April 15, 2016 Fort Worth, Texas Behind their best semifinal mark in program history, the Sooners placed first in semifinal action and secured their spot in the 2016 Super Six for the fourth consecutive season and sixth time overall. Also advancing to the team final from the prelim were No. 4 Alabama and No. 8 UCLA. Nine OU gymnasts secured a total of 18 NCAA AllAmerica honors, a program record. Junior Chayse Capps became just the second Sooner all-time to snag five honors in one season, as Natalie Brown, AJ Jackson, Charity Jones, Keeley Kmieciak, Nicole Lehrmann, Hunter Price, Haley Scaman and McKenzie Wofford also secured accolades. 44
MADE IT COUNT No. 1 Oklahoma at NCAA Super Six 197.6750, 1st/6 April 16, 2016 Fort Worth, Texas The motto for this Oklahoma squad all season was to make it count. On the sportâ€™s biggest stage, the Sooners did just that. With a 197.6750, Oklahoma secured the 2016 NCAA Championships. The NCAA title was their second all-time, with the first coming in 2014. The Super Six appearance was OUâ€™s sixth in the last seven seasons and in each of those, OU has finished within the top three nationally. With the meet close entering the final rotation, Oklahoma rose to the occasion, using a little bit of Sooner Magic to turn in a 49.5750 on floor. The clinching routine came from sophomore AJ Jackson in the No. 5 spot, whose 9.9125 pushed the Sooners to the top of the leaderboard. 46
ONE TO REMEMBER “We didn’t come this far only to come this far.” The Sooners entered the postseason with this in mind, striving to be push themselves and be their best each and every meet. This paid off in the form of their NCAA title, capping a season in which the Sooners posted a 38-1-0 overall record, with their lone loss coming in their season opener. Other highlights included nine Sooners earning a program-record 18 All-America honors, an unprecedented fifth straight Big 12 title and seventh consecutive regional crown. After the Super Six win, OU head coach K.J. Kindler said, “[I’m] just so proud of them. This is something, obviously, that they’ve wanted, that they’ve worked so hard for. Everyone in that room has worked hard, but this group in particular has a little extra something when it comes to their chemistry that I can’t really describe. I’ve always believed that chemistry wins championships. They certainly are technically good. They certainly executed well. But, I really feel like that heart and that chemistry is what put them over the top at the end.” 48
2016OVERVIEW FINAL RANKINGS TEAM
REGIONAL TEAM RQS
AVERAGE HIGH SCORE
14. Oregon State
MEET RESULTS DATE
Saturday, Jan. 9
FRIDAY, JAN. 15
Sunday, Jan. 17
FRIDAY, JAN. 22
ARIZONA STATE, IOWA STATE
Saturday, Jan. 30
Fort Worth, Texas
Friday, Feb. 5
TWU, Auburn, Illinois State
SUNDAY, FEB. 7
Friday, Feb. 12
Perfect 10 Challenge
Saturday, Feb. 20
FRIDAY, FEB. 26
LLOYD NOBLE CENTER
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
LLOYD NOBLE CENTER
Sunday, March 13
Los Angeles, Calif.
Saturday, March 19
Big 12 Championship
Saturday, April 2
Iowa City, Iowa
Friday, April 15
Fort Worth, Texas
Saturday, April 16
NCAA Super Six Team Finals
Fort Worth, Texas
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LOCATION Baton Rouge, La. LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Fayetteville, Ark. LLOYD NOBLE CENTER
LLOYD NOBLE CENTER Oklahoma City
VAULT (12) SCORE 49.325 49.400 49.300 49.450 49.375 49.475 49.325 49.425 49.250 49.375 49.425 49.275
MEET California/TWU Arkansas Arizona State, Iowa State TWU Quad West Virginia Perfect 10 Challenge Georgia Michigan Arizona UCLA Big 12 Championship NCAA Iowa City Regional
DATE Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 March 4 March 13 March 19 April 2
LSU California/TWU Arkansas Arizona State, Iowa State Metroplex Challenge TWU Quad Meet West Virginia Perfect 10 Challenge Georgia Michigan Arizona UCLA Big 12 Championship NCAA Iowa City Regional NCAA Semifinal II NCAA Super Six
Jan. 9 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Jan. 30 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 March 4 March 13 March 19 April 2 April 15 April 16
California/TWU Arkansas Arizona State, Iowa State TWU Quad Meet West Virginia Perfect 10 Challenge Georgia Michigan Arizona UCLA Big 12 Championship NCAA Iowa City Regional NCAA Semifinal II
Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 March 4 March 13 March 19 April 2 April 15
Arkansas Arizona State, Iowa State Metroplex Challenge TWU Quad Meet West Virginia Perfect 10 Challenge Michigan Arizona UCLA Big 12 Championship NCAA Iowa City Regional NCAA Semifinal II NCAA Super Six
Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Jan. 30 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 26 March 4 March 13 March 19 April 2 April 15 April 16
BARS (16) 49.100 49.475 49.275 49.425 49.525 49.400 49.500 49.600 49.450 49.575 49.675 49.400 49.675 49.575 49.4625 49.450
BEAM (13) 49.400 49.200 49.400 49.425 49.425 49.200 49.500 49.375 49.350 49.550 49.475 49.425 49.475
FLOOR (13) 49.175 49.350 49.500 49.650 49.600 49.400 49.700 49.500 49.625 49.475 49.300 49.450 49.575
TEAM TOTAL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
198.075 .......... Michigan .................................... Feb. 26 198.050 .......... Big 12 Championship .............. March 19 197.950 .......... UCLA ....................................... March 13 197.925 .......... TWU Quad Meet ........................... Feb. 5 197.900 .......... West Virginia ................................ Feb. 7
VAULT 1. 2. 3. 5.
49.475 ............ Perfect 10 Challenge .................. Feb. 12 49.450 ............ TWU Quad Meet ........................... Feb. 5 49.425 ............ Michigan .................................... Feb. 26 49.425 ............ Big 12 Championship .............. March 19 49.400 ............ NCAA Semifinal II .......................April 15 49.400 ............ Arkansas ......................................Jan. 17
UNEVEN BARS 1. 3. 4.
49.675 ............ Arizona ...................................... March 4 49.675 ............ Big 12 Championship .............. March 19 49.600 ............ Perfect 10 Challenge .................. Feb. 12 49.575 ............ Michigan .................................... Feb. 26 49.575 ............ NCAA Regional .............................April 2
BALANCE BEAM 1. 2. 3. 5.
49.550 ............ UCLA ....................................... March 13 49.500 ............ Georgia ....................................... Feb. 20 49.475 ............ NCAA Semifinal II .......................April 15 49.475 ............ Big 12 Championship .............. March 19 49.425 ............ TWU Quad Meet ........................... Feb. 5 49.425 ............ West Virginia ................................ Feb. 7 49.425 ............ NCAA Regional .............................April 2 49.425 ............ NCAA Super Six .........................April 16
FLOOR EXERCISE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
49.700 ............ Michigan .................................... Feb. 26 49.650 ............ TWU Quad Meet ........................... Feb. 5 49.625 ............ UCLA ....................................... March 13 49.600 ............ West Virginia ................................ Feb. 7 49.575 ............ NCAA Super Six .........................April 16
SCORINGBREAKDOWN DATE MEET
LSU (5) OKLAHOMA (1)
OKLAHOMA (4) California (11) TWU
49.325 48.775 48.150
49.475 47.975 47.175
49.400 48.450 46.600
48.925 49.025 46.325
197.125 194.225 188.250
OKLAHOMA (4) Arkansas (16)
Arizona St., Iowa St. OKLAHOMA (2) Iowa State Arizona State
49.300 48.525 48.300
49.425 48.175 47.575
49.400 48.100 48.550
49.350 49.050 48.900
197.475 193.850 193.325
Metroplex Challenge OKLAHOMA (2) (Fort Worth, Texas) LSU (6) Washington Stanford (12) Missouri (16)
49.325 49.450 48.800 48.900 49.025
49.525 49.325 49.150 49.300 49.150
49.200 48.600 49.250 49.300 48.575
49.500 49.375 48.975 48.575 49.075
197.550 196.750 196.175 196.075 195.825
OKLAHOMA (2) Auburn (10) Illinois State TWU
49.450 49.325 47.975 48.450
49.400 48.975 46.600 47.475
49.425 49.050 48.825 47.575
49.650 49.475 48.575 48.050
197.925 196.825 191.975 191.550
OKLAHOMA (2) West Virginia (23)
49.475 Perfect 10 Challenge OKLAHOMA (1) (Oklahoma City) Denver (12) 48.950 George Washington (17) 49.050 Utah State 48.550
49.600 49.075 48.850 49.025
49.200 48.800 48.800 48.575
49.400 49.175 49.050 48.950
197.675 196.000 195.750 195.100
OKLAHOMA (1) Georgia (10)
OKLAHOMA (1) Michigan (4)
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OKLAHOMA (1) Arizona (18)
OKLAHOMA (1) UCLA (8)
Big 12 Championship OKLAHOMA (1) (Frisco, Texas) Denver (10) West Virginia Iowa State
49.425 48.950 48.800 48.850
49.675 49.375 49.075 48.625
49.475 49.100 48.950 48.675
49.475 49.300 49.100 49.200
198.050 196.725 195.925 195.350
NCAA Regional (Iowa City, Iowa)
OKLAHOMA (1) Nebraska (12) Arkansas (13) Iowa (19) Central Michigan Kent State
49.275 48.925 48.375 48.525 48.375 48.450
49.575 49.225 49.100 49.425 48.875 48.650
49.425 49.125 49.025 49.100 48.900 48.850
49.300 49.275 49.000 48.400 48.525 48.575
197.575 196.550 195.500 195.450 194.675 194.525
NCAA Semifinal I (Fort Worth, Texas)
Florida (2) * LSU (3) * Georgia (10) * Stanford (18) Auburn (6) Minnesota (14)
49.3500 49.3375 49.2750 49.1500 48.9625 49.0375
49.4750 49.3250 49.3750 49.0250 49.0875 47.6625
49.3500 49.3000 49.1125 48.4750 48.1500 49.2500
49.3000 49.3750 48.9625 48.9250 48.9000 49.0375
197.4750 197.3375 196.7250 195.5750 195.1000 194.9875
NCAA Semifinal II (Fort Worth, Texas)
OKLAHOMA (1) * Alabama (4) * UCLA (8) * California (9) Nebraska (12) Utah (5)
49.4000 49.4875 48.9875 49.0000 49.0500 49.1000
49.4625 49.3125 49.2375 49.0000 48.7875 49.2875
49.4750 49.3000 49.3625 49.0750 48.9750 48.1375
49.4500 49.2875 49.1125 48.8750 48.9625 49.2375
197.7875 197.3875 196.7000 195.9500 195.7750 195.7625
NCAA Super Six (Fort Worth, Texas)
OKLAHOMA (1) LSU (3) Alabama (4) Florida (2) UCLA (8) Georgia (10)
49.2250 49.5250 49.3250 49.3250 49.0875 49.2125
49.4500 49.1250 49.2875 49.4500 49.1000 49.1875
49.4250 49.3375 49.4500 49.2125 49.4375 49.3625
49.5750 49.4625 49.3750 49.3625 49.2000 49.0500
197.6750 197.4500 197.4375 197.3500 196.8250 196.8125
*Advanced to 2016 NCAA Super Six Team Finals
McKenzie Wofford Keeley Kmieciak McKenzie Wofford Natalie Brown Chayse Capps Nicole Lehrmann McKenzie Wofford Chayse Capps Nicole Lehrmann McKenzie Wofford Chayse Capps Nicole Lehrmann McKenzie Wofford Natalie Brown Nicole Lehrmann Natalie Brown Nicole Lehrmann McKenzie Wofford Chayse Capps Stefani Catour
Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Gymnast of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Gymnast of the Week Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Gymnast of the Week Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Gymnast of the Week Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week Big 12 Gymnast of the Week Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week
1.12 1.19 1.19 1.26 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.23 2.23 3.1 3.1 3.8 3.15 3.15
Natalie Brown Chayse Capps AJ Jackson Keeley Kmieciak Nicole Lehrmann Haley Scaman McKenzie Wofford
All-Big 12 (beam) All-Big 12 (all-around, bars, beam) All-Big 12 (vault, floor) All-Big 12 (bars) All-Big 12 (bars, beam) All-Big 12 (vault, floor) All-Big 12 (bars)
3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16
Natalie Brown Chayse Capps Charity Jones Keeley Kmieciak Haley Scaman McKenzie Wofford
Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Academic All-Big 12
3.18 3.18 3.18 3.18 3.18 3.18
Chayse Capps McKenzie Wofford K.J. Kindler
Big 12 Gymnast of the Year Big 12 Event Specialist of the Year Big 12 Coach of the Year
3.19 3.19 3.19
AAI Award Finalist
Natalie Brown Chayse Capps AJ Jackson Keeley Kmieciak Nicole Lehrmann Haley Scaman McKenzie Wofford
NACGC/W All-American (beam) NACGC/W All-American (all-around, bars, beam) NACGC/W All-American (vault) NACGC/W All-American (all-around, bars) NACGC/W All-American (bars) NACGC/W All-American (floor) NACGC/W All-American (bars)
3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25
Natalie Brown Chayse Capps AJ Jackson Charity Jones Keeley Kmieciak Nicole Lehrmann Hunter Price Haley Scaman McKenzie Wofford
All-American (beam) All-American (all-around, vault, bars, beam, floor) All-American (bars, floor) All-American (beam) All-American (all-around, vault, floor) All-American (bars, beam) All-American (vault) All-American (vault, floor) All-American (bars)
4.19 4.19 4.19 4.19 4.19 4.19 4.19 4.19 4.19
Natalie Brown Chayse Capps Stefani Catour Samantha Craus Reagan Hemry Maile’ana Kanewa Keeley Kmieciak Nicole Lehrmann Alex Marks Megan Thompson McKenzie Wofford
NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21 7.21
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CHAYSE CAPPS (24) Bars Beam All-Around Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around Beam All-Around Beam All-Around Beam Bars Beam All-Around Beam Beam All-Around Beam All-Around Vault Beam All-Around
9.925 9.925 39.500 9.875 9.9 10.0 9.975 39.775 9.95 39.625 9.925 39.625 9.95 9.95 9.925 39.675 9.95 9.975 39.550 9.95 39.600 9.9 9.9 39.550
KEELEY KMIECIAK (11) All-Around All-Around All-Around Bars Bars Bars Vault Bars All-Around Vault Bars
39.425 39.400 39.500 9.925 9.9 9.95 9.9 9.975 39.625 9.925 10.0
HALEY SCAMAN (11) Vault Floor Vault Floor Vault Floor Vault
9.9 9.9 9.875 9.925 9.925 9.95 9.95
Cal/TWU Arkansas ASU/ISU ASU/ISU TWU Quad TWU Quad TWU Quad TWU Quad West Virgina West Virginia Perfect 10 Challenge Perfect 10 Challenge Georgia Michigan Michigan Michigan Arizona UCLA UCLA Big 12s Big 12s NCAA Regionals NCAA Regionals NCAA Regionals
1.15 1.17 1.22 1.22 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.12 2.12 2.20 2.26 2.26 2.26 3.4 3.13 3.13 3.19 3.19 4.2 4.2 4.2
Cal/TWU Arkansas ASU/ISU ASU/ISU TWU Quad Perfect 10 Challenge Arizona Arizona Arizona Big 12s Big 12s
1.15 1.17 1.22 1.22 2.5 2.12 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.19 3.19
Cal/TWU Arkansas ASU/ISU ASU/ISU TWU Quad West Virginia Perfect 10 Challenge
1.15 1.17 1.22 1.22 2.5 2.7 2.12
Floor Floor Floor Floor
9.975 9.95 9.95 9.95
AJ JACKSON (10) Vault Floor Vault Vault Vault Vault Vault Floor Vault Floor
9.9 9.925 9.95 9.875 9.95 9.95 9.975 9.95 9.925 9.9
MCKENZIE WOFFORD (10) Bars Bars Bars Bars Bars Bars Bars Bars Bars Bars
9.95 9.925 9.9 9.925 9.95 9.95 9.95 9.975 9.95 9.95
NATALIE BROWN (3) Beam Beam Beam
9.925 9.95 9.9
NICOLE LEHRMANN (3) Bars Bars Beam
9.95 9.95 9.9
CHARITY JONES (1) Floor
KARA LOVAN (1) Beam
HUNTER PRICE (1) Vault
Michigan Arizona UCLA Big 12s
2.26 3.4 3.13 3.19
Cal/TWU Cal/TWU Arkansas ASU/ISU West Virginia Georgia Michigan UCLA Big 12s NCAA Regionals
1.15 1.15 1.17 2.22 2.7 2.20 2.26 3.13 3.19 4.2
LSU Cal/TWU Arkansas ASU/ISU Metroplex Challenge West Virginia Georgia Arizona UCLA NCAA Regionals
1.9 1.15 1.17 1.22 1.30 2.7 2.20 3.4 3.13 4.2
ASU/ISU Big 12s NCAA Regionals
1.22 3.19 4.2
Perfect 10 Challenge Michigan NCAA Regionals
2.12 2.26 4.2
REFOCUSED The University of Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team enjoyed an exciting postseason parade of events to celebrate its 2016 Championship. But the party is over and the team is refocused on its new journey and an incredible slate of dynamic teams to compete against in 2017.
“Chayse has done some amazing things since she arrived,” Kindler stated. “Initially known for her balance beam prowess she has expanded into the ‘got it all’ competitor that a team leans on. We have watched her want for more each season and knowing Chayse, her senior year will be more of the same.”
The Sooners return 16 routines from the NCAA Championship, the identical number of routines as the previous season. Graduating seniors and AllAmericans Keeley Kmieciak, Haley Scaman and Hunter Price made up for eight OU lineup positions.
Returners Charity Jones and Nicole Lehrmann are slated to compete three events. Lehrmann had a successful freshman campaign, walking away with All-America honors. Jones jumped into action, taking on two additional events in her junior season.
The event with the greatest loss is vault, where three of the six routines must be replaced. Floor and bars come in a close second with two routines per event open. Finally, the loss of Kmieciak leaves the important lead off position on balance beam vacant, which she held for four straight seasons with 100 percent success rate during her career.
“We can see Charity really sealing the deal in her final year and wanting to go out at her best. She is a competitor you want, no, NEED on the floor. She is a fighter,” Kindler explained. “Nico has been that quiet force who executes with flair. She has a style all her own and is rock solid under pressure.”
The 2016 senior class was the cornerstone of a team that won two National Championships during its tenure. Beyond the obvious lineup spots, leadership is an area that has been vacated awaiting new voices. With four newcomers and returning strength, the Sooners look to be in a familiar place in 2017.
One of the biggest surprises from last season was the emergence of thensophomore Natalie Brown, a walk-on for the Sooners who finished third on balance beam at NCAAs and was named All-American on the event. Brown is back and continuing to “up her game.” “Natalie was an integral part of putting last year’s beam lineup back together after losing 66 percent of our routines from 2015,” Kindler said. “She is beauty in motion and she has such an innocence and passion, a heart of gold. Her presence on the floor makes a difference.”
“Leadership is an area that can shoot you through the roof as a team,” head coach K.J. Kindler explained. “It is the passion that comes from leaders that can fuel the group. We do not have captains at OU because we believe that everyone has something inside to contribute. We encourage all our athletes to Over the summer, a slew of athletes improved and are showing they have what have a level of comfort to speak up or be an example of leadership within the it takes to leap into the action. Sophomore Alex Marks has developed both team. We are all a part of the engine that makes us GO.” in her gymnastics and her pressure handling tactics to become a dependable four event athlete. Her length lends to beautiful dance expression on both In December, the Sooners received a preseason No. 1 ranking for the second beam and floor, an elegant swing on bars and quickness on vault. year in a row. OU looks to continue to build and become better still. “Alex could easily step into an all-around position this season,” Kindler “We have an incredibly talented young group coming in to join us,” Kindler commented. “She is either in or on the cusp of every lineup. We think she is said. “I think there is obvious excitement about the arrival of Maggie Nichols. going to be one to watch as she has worked diligently and smartly to boost So many Americans have followed her journey in the past two years from her stock. She has grown emotionally and watching that confidence expand World Championships to Olympic Trials. They watched her persevere through has been rewarding.” her injury. She has won the heart of all gymnastics enthusiasts and I know the whole country is routing for her in this next step of her career. She has As usual, the Sooners depend on an entire team effort to bolster results. immersed herself into the Sooner culture and we are so proud to have her AJ Jackson will dazzle on vault and floor with her unmatched power and represent us.” dynamics. Stefani Catour will be secure in the bar and beam lineups after receiving loads of experience last season. Bar Phenom McKenzie Wofford is After missing part of their high school senior seasons, under the radar are known across the country for her All-America swinging abilities, but she will incoming freshmen Jade Degouveia and Bre Showers. Both of these young also contribute on beam. women, as expected, are performing at the standard anticipated by the OU coaching staff. Their gymnastics is beautiful, captivating and on point. “What truly helps us excel are the athletes that are so refined at their craft, they can only dazzle you,” Kindler remarked. “AJ, Stef and McKenzie have “We think they will be the biggest surprise for Sooner fans this season! Jade that wow factor when they compete. They are true experts on their events, is super intense and oozing with personality. Bre has a smoothness about her rarely making errors and captivating you in a way that simply makes you gymnastics that just seems effortless,” Kindler shared. “The pair are definitely sorry it’s over. We only have one year left to watch Kenzie swing bars. That exceeding expectations already and we know they have endless potential.” will be a sad day.” Returning to the Sooner squad after a 2016 deferment and run for the Olympic Team is World Gold Medalist Brenna Dowell. Dowell competed in Olympic Trials in San Jose in early July with one of her best showings, finishing 10th. As a freshman in 2015, Dowell competed on vault, bars and floor for the Sooners and aided OU in a third-place finish at NCAA Championships.
Also ready are Nicole Turner, Kara Lovan and Samantha Craus. All three have competitive experience. Turner stayed for a fifth year after redshirting her senior season due to injury. Lovan is an All-American. Craus pushed for the bar lineup last season and fell just short of a berth.
“We absolutely supported Brenna’s decision to chase that Olympic Dream and we are equally excited to have her back,” Kindler said. “She is definitely an athlete the country is watching as she rejoins the college ranks. We know it was difficult for her to bounce between the two programs and we are excited for her to settle in at OU following this Olympic surge.”
“All three of these athletes have top notch talent,” Kindler shared. “Kara could be a game changer for us on balance beam. She is one of the most elegant and light beam workers I have ever watched. Turner is stunning on floor and so determined to compete in her final season. Sam has improved her difficulty by adding an ‘E’ level dismount on bars and will certainly contend for this lineup.”
Chayse Capps and Nichols are anticipated to compete as all-arounders. Capps finished a near flawless junior campaign, placing second at the NCAA Championships in the all-around in only her first season competing all four events. Nichols is an obvious choice and will anchor numerous events for OU.
This event was hardest hit in lost contributions from 2016, but the Sooners don’t expect to skip a beat. OU returns Capps, Jackson, Jones, Lehrmann and Marks, who all have competitive experience. OU will add to the mix two
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World Championship Gold Medalists, a J.O. Vault National Champion and a group of other excellent prospects. Last season the start value of the Yurchenko full twist, the most-commonly performed vault at the NCAA level, was lowered to a 9.95 from a 10. This resulted in a plethora of new vaults being performed by universities all over the country in order to earn the now-coveted 10.0 start value. Three Sooners will perform a 10.0 valued one and a half Yurchenko this season including Dowell, Jackson and Nichols. All these athletes have experience performing at the highest level and should have great consistency in their execution. “The trio of Brenna, AJ and Maggie will create one of the best closing groups in the country,” Kindler stated. “The dynamics of these vaults are out of this world and the boost in start value will be essential to the team’s overall performance.” Seniors Capps and Jones are known for their target landings. The name of the game in college gymnastics is the stick and these two athletes have it mastered. They will provide leadership and toughness to the group. Lehrmann and Marks are both dynamic vaulters who will bring great amplitude and consistent landings. “Alex Marks has made great strides in the off season and has learned how to better control her power to result in a stronger landing,” Kindler said. Showers will be a new freshman addition to the vault lineup for the Sooners. She was the JO National Champion, who also earned a 10.0 score at that level. Though sidelined for the intrasquad, Showers is expected to jump into this lineup quickly. Alongside Showers is fellow freshman Degouveia, who will have plenty of opportunity on this event. “We are meeting the best of the best this season. The veteran leadership and new energy will create a winning combination,” Kindler said. “We definitely want to up the sticks this season.”
Last season OU replaced 50 percent of the lineup and finds itself in the same
position this season returning only Capps, Lehrmann and Wofford. Catour saw action and gained experience throughout last year and will utilize that practice in 2017. These veterans will be an important part of the success of this event for the Sooners. “Though we continue to replace routines each year, bars is an event where we have had great success developing athletes and shuffling the lineup,” Kindler explained. “Our veterans will provide an amazing base for what we expect to be our best event this season.” Capps was the big surprise last season competing in the lineup for every competition. After a two-year hiatus from this event, she jumped in with both feet and was incredibly successful. The Sooners will rely on Capps as the starter in 2017, where she will have the responsibility of setting the tone of the event. The staff has always positioned athletes with strong confidence in this position, and Capps will bring the heat. “Chayse is very mentally tough,” Kindler said. “She debuted last season on this event and in no time, she literally was blowing the roof off bars. Very few expected this of her, but she demanded it of herself. Chayse has this kind of tenacity. She will be the perfect starter.” Lehrmann and Wofford will definitely provide leadership for the Sooners here. Lehrmann was a post season phenomenon, lighting it up for OU in all championship events. She is a natural on this event and very detailed in her execution. Wofford is one of the best ever on bars for OU, a two-time AllAmerican, and well known across the NCAA as one of the most impressive athletes on this event. “McKenzie will be a clear leader on this event,” Kindler stated. “She has three years of experience coupled with the fact that she is simply beautiful to watch. She rarely deviates from her standard of execution and has the ability to score a 10.0 almost every time.” Catour served as alternate most of last season but stepped in at UCLA to deliver a giant 9.925 in her debut routine for the Sooners. After a year of consistent competition, Catour is ready to jump in.
“Stef has what it takes,” Kindler explained. “She is incredibly consistent. When an athlete can step in for the first time at a road meet and deliver the way she did, you know you have a confident competitor on your hands.” Add to the mix Dowell and Nichols, who happen to be two of the finest bar swingers in the country, and you will see why the Sooners will be tough to beat on bars. “We add Brenna and Maggie to this lineup, both natural and dynamic swingers,” Kindler shared. “They have the big release, the unique connections and the wow dismount. Both these women will bring the house down when they swing bars!” These three athletes, Dowell, Wofford and Nichols, are all three amongst the best the Nation has to offer and will clearly make this bar lineup shine in 2017. Marks and Craus both boast high quality routines with high scoring ability. Both have reconstructed their bar routines to raise their scoring potential and both possess high level difficulty. “Alex and Sam have worked extremely hard to position themselves in the lineup this season,” Kindler said. “They improve every single day and have already leapt hurdles to better their routines.” Watch for two bar stars new on the scene in freshmen Degouveia and Showers. Degouveia has big and bold release moves in a Pike Jaeger and a Pak Salto and lines that definitely impress. Showers competes a Shushunova, which is a very rare release move. Both athletes have added E level dismounts to their routines. “Depth is the name of the game,” Kindler explained. “Our freshmen will all be big time contenders on this event. All three have a unique look and their potential is truly endless.”
Four-year starter Keeley Kmieciack will be greatly missed this season. Her perfect hit percentage during those four years is an amazing stat that all athletes strive toward and rarely achieve. “After replacing four athletes in last year’s lineup, we were able to get much needed experience in 2016. That experience will be invaluable as we embark on this new journey,” Kindler shared. The starting position is crucial to every team. Currently in contention for that position are Catour, Jones and Showers. All three showing tremendous consistency and executing aggressively. “The starting position is the rock, that one athlete who is on the money every time,” Kindler said. “We have three athletes that specifically fit the description and are being considered for this coveted position. Charity competes with unmatched aggressiveness, Bre is smooth as silk on the beam and Stefani has a perfect track record. The team is in good hands.” As important as the starter is, the closer has equal responsibility. Capps is that something special that ends the event with a bang. Anticipated to anchor again this season, Chayse has earned the coveted 10.0 on balance beam and continues to be motivated by raising the stakes. She is intrigued by new and unique skills and tackles them each summer hoping to raise her difficulty. She currently carries .9 in bonus tenths. “Chayse is a firecracker up there,” Kindler remarked. “It looks as if she is dancing, flipping and leaping on the floor. She is the whole package on this event with a competitive drive to accompany her athleticism. She enters each routine with one goal, be perfect.” Brown and Lehrmann burst onto the beam scene in 2016. Lehrmann finished with three 9.9 scores in postseason competition and Brown was the highest finisher for the Sooners individually on this event at NCAAs, placing third. Both were nearly flawless in pressure situations. “Nico and Natalie were under the gun last season as new beamers,” Kindler said. “They handled the event with matureness beyond words. They learned, they got better. It was at our away meet in Georgia when we really saw the fight in them. Ending on beam, large crowd, tied with the opponent. They did not flinch in that meet.” A newcomer to the team, Nichols has put together an extremely difficult collegiate
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beam set that boasts three “D” level skills and one “E” level skill. It should be among the toughest the country has to offer. Her grace paired with her power will undoubtedly impress. “Maggie is so confident and detailed up there,” Kindler said. “You can see her focus is directed and her intentions very clear. She aims to nail every skill, every line and every routine...every time. She has prepared well.” Adding even more depth are Jackson, Lovan, Marks and Wofford. These four are prepared to turn in top notch performances for the Sooners, capable of scoring 9.9 plus. Jackson got some opportunities in critical situations on podium last season. Marks and Wofford have shown dramatic improvements in the off season and are pushing for a spot. “Beam is our signature piece,” Kindler explained. “The options on our team make it extremely difficult to make decisions regarding competition. There are so many excellent choices. You never know who will emerge into this lineup, but you do know that they will be beautiful, poised and aggressive.”
Haley Scaman retires as one of the most decorated floor performers in Sooner history. In addition, senior Kmieciak freed a spot in the lineup. With two of the best stepping down, the door is open for new opportunity. Knocking at that door are two freshmen who have the whole package, Nichols and Degouveia. Both athletes open with dynamic “E” level tumbling and finish with “D” level tumbling. The key component is the charisma they bring to their presentation. Maggie is coming off a bronze medal in the 2015 World Championships and is well known for her finesse on this event. “Maggie and Jade definitely stand out when they perform,” Kindler said. “Your eye is drawn to watch them and they hold your attention. There is no doubt these two will be crowd favorites when we take the floor in January.” Returning to the Sooner lineup on this event is Dowell. Dowell is unique on floor, performing the majority of her difficult tumbling forward. Her double front stuns in competition. In 2016, Dowell performed a skill for the first time ever by anyone in national competition and it was named after her. The “Dowell” is a double front in the pike position and it received a value of “F” in the FIG Code of Points. “Brenna is so powerful and so different,” Kindler shared. “She will stand out in her composition with her one of a kind tumbling. It will be rewarding to see her back out on the floor for the Sooners.” Junior Jackson sparked the crowds with her high energy tumbling and her captivating dance. She creatively surprised fans when she blew chalk from her hand at the beginning of her routine, quickly referred to as “chalkography.” It has caught on across the country as this season other athletes are imitating the craft. “AJ is raw power and pure entertainment on floor,” Kindler said. “I know Sooner fans look forward to what she will do next and she definitely won’t disappoint. Of all our athletes, young gymnasts are immediately and particularly drawn to AJ and her compelling attitude out on the floor.” Returners Brown, Capps and Jones give a solid base to this strong lineup. Capps is well-known for her lyrical interpretation of her floor music, which tells a story as she executes. Brown is an elegant athlete whose expressions are both intriguing and mysterious. Jones is a powerful and exciting performer. “This event returns strong veterans and upperclassmen,” Kindler remarked. “They will lead the squad and set the tone for the event. Nat, Chayse and Charity are all capable of high end scores in the 9.9 range consistently and should set the bar high for their teammates. Other athletes prepared are Lovan and Showers. A senior and a freshman respectively, both athletes are fine tuning the details as the season creeps closer. “Floor is an event where you will see separation in the Sooners,” Kindler commented. “We have different dance and music styles, diverse tumbling and amazing expression. We deliver the whole package and our gymnasts appear to be dancing to their own beat, specifically designed for them.”
HIGH SCORES VAULT
NOTING CHAYSE CAPPS - Five-Time All-American in 2016 (second Sooner to ever accomplish the feat) - Six-Time First-Team All-American (UB, BB twice, FX, AA) - Two-Time Second-Team All-American (VT) - 2016 South Central Region Gymnast of the Year - 2016 Co-Big 12 Gymnast of the Year - 2016 National Runner-Up (AA) - 2014 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year - OU program record holder in AA (39.775) - Has posted a 10.0 on beam - Four-Time NACGC/W All-American (UB, BB twice, AA) - Five-Time All-Big 12 (UB, BB twice, FX, AA) - 10-time Big 12 Weekly Award Winner - Three-Time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American - Two-Time Academic All-Big 12
2016 (JUNIOR) Five-time 2016 All-American … First-Team All-American (All-Around, Bars, Beam, Floor) … Second-Team AllAmerican (Vault) … Second Sooner in program history to grab five All-America accolades in one season, joining Kelly Garrison (1988) … National Runner-Up in the all-around, scoring a 39.6125 in NCAA Semifinal II … NCAA individual event finishes: Tied ninth on vault (9.9), tied fourth on bars (9.9), tied fourth on beam (9.9125), tied fourth on floor (9.9) ... NACGC/W Regular Season First-Team All-American (allaround, bars, beam) … South Central Region Gymnast of the Year ... NCAA Iowa City Regional All-Around Champion (39.550), Vault Champion (9.9) and Co-Beam Champion (9.9) ... Three-time All-Big 12 (all-around, bars, beam) … Academic All-Big 12 … Big 12 Co-Gymnast of the Year … Big 12 All-Around Champion … Big 12 Co-Beam Champion … Set program record with a 39.775 in the allaround on Feb. 5 (previous high was 39.700) … Posted first 10.0 of her career on beam on Feb. 5 … Four-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, March 15) … First season competing in both the all-around and on bars … Earned a team-high 24 individual titles, including at least one on every event … Had 10 beam titles and eight all-around titles.
2015 (SOPHOMORE) First-team All-American on beam, scoring a 9.9125 in individual event finals to finish fourth overall ... Secondteam All-American (vault) ... Asserted her status as one of the nation’s top beam workers, owning seven weeks ranked No. 1 on the event and six straight from Feb. 9 - March 16 ... Two-time All-Big 12 (vault, floor) ... NACGC first-team AllAmerican (beam) ... Academic All-Big 12 ... Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 11) ... Big 12 beam co-champion (9.975) ... Ten event titles in 2015, including a team-best five on
balance beam and five more on vault ... Tied her careerbest of 9.975 on beam at the Big 12 Championship to tie for first ... Earned 13 scores of 9.9-plus on beam ... Tied her career-high of 9.95 on vault twice in mid-February ... Featured in Sports Illustrated ‘Faces in the Crowd’ on Feb. 23, 2015, after posting 9.95s on beam and vault at Iowa State ... Earned a season-high 9.9 on floor in the lead-off position at the Big 12 Championship meet ... One of only six gymnasts in the nation to earn a 9.975 or higher on beam in 2015.
2014 (FRESHMAN) First-team All-American (beam) ... Tied for eighth on beam at individual event finals (9.8625) ... Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... NACGC second-team All-American (beam) ... All-Big 12 (beam, floor) ... Four event titles in 2014 ... Sixtime Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Jan. 15, Georgia; Jan. 28, Arizona; Feb. 11, LSU; Feb. 17, Metroplex Challenge; March 4, Illinois; March 18, Arkansas) ... Posted her careerhigh vault score of 9.95 against No. 3 LSU on Feb. 9 ... Tied her career-high vault score at Super Six finals ... Earned a 9.975 on beam at the Metroplex Challenge on Feb. 15 to win the event title ... NCAA Minneapolis Regional cochampion on beam ... Earned her career-high floor score of 9.925 twice ... Ranked as high as No. 8 nationally on beam ... Only freshman in the country to finish the regular season ranked in the top 10 on beam ... One of only seven gymnasts nationally to post a 9.975 or higher on beam in 2014.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast ... Competed at Infinite Bounds under the instruction of Cindy Dove, Tiffany Chandler and Larry McDonough ... Took fourth nationally on vault in the Senior B division at the 2013 JO National Championships ... Aided Region III to team gold in the Senior B division at 2013 JO Nationals ... Finished in the top five in the all-around (tie-second), floor (third), bars (third) and beam (fourth) at the 2013 Region III Championships ... Two-time Texas State Champion on vault (2011, 2013) and floor (2011, 2012) ... Was the national runner-up on vault at the 2012 JO National Championships ... Earned third on vault and fifth on beam and in the all-around at the 2012 Region III Championships ... Took eighth on beam at the 2011 JO National Championships ... 2011 Region III Champion on floor and runner-up on vault and beam.
PERSONAL Native of Plano, Texas ... Full name is Chayse Nicole Capps ... Parents are Ken and Melanie Capps ... Has two brothers, Kade and Ryder ... Majoring in health and exercise science at OU.
ONE OF CAPPS’ FAVORITE QUOTES
“Let your faith be bigger than your fear.”
-- Unknown 9
2016 (JUNIOR) Appeared in exhibition on bars ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
2015 (SOPHOMORE) Did not see competition for Oklahoma as a sophomore.
2014 (FRESHMAN) Appeared several times in exhibition as a bars specialist for OU ... Served as alternate for Oklahomaâ€™s bars lineup in multiple meets.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast ... Trained under Christian Ivanov and former OU gymnast Coral Borda at Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Norman ... Finished eighth on bars at the 2013 JO National Championships ... Earned three top-10 finishes at the 2013 Region III Championships on bars (tie-third), floor (tie-sixth) and in the all-around (seventh) ... 2013 Oklahoma State Champion on bars, floor and in the all-around ... Took second on bars and third on beam and in the allaround at the 2012 JO National Invitational Tournament ... Finished in the top three on every event at the 2012 Oklahoma State Championships, including second on all-around, floor and bars ... Captured fifth nationally on bars and beam at the 2010 JO National Invitational ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at level 10: all-around-37.450, vault-9.325, bars-9.675, beam-9.575, floor-9.50.
PERSONAL Hails from Norman, Okla. ... Full name is Reagan Leigh Hemry ... Nickname is Rea or Rea Rea ... Parents are Heidi Symes and Tom Hemry ... Has two sisters, Camille and Faith, and two step-siblings, Trever and Tory ... Major is human relations with a minor in health and exercise science.
ONE OF HEMRY’S FAVORITE QUOTES
“God is within her, she will not fail.”
-- Psalm 46:5 13
HIGH SCORES VAULT
NOTING CHARITY JONES - 2016 Second-Team All-American (BB) - 2015 Second-Team All-American (VT) - Big 12 Weekly Award Winner - Academic All-Big 12
2016 (JUNIOR) Second-Team All-American (beam) … Finished tied for seventh nationally on beam in her first season competing on the event, scoring a 9.9 in NCAA Semifinal II ... Academic All-Big 12 … Appeared on vault, beam and floor in all 16 of OU’s meets … Competed on beam and floor for the first time … Tallied a career-high 9.95 on floor in OU’s victory at Metroplex Challenge (Jan. 30) to claim the event title … Recorded a career-best 9.9 in leadoff position on vault three times … Posted a career-high 9.9 in her first time as the leadoff on beam at UCLA on March 13.
2015 (SOPHOMORE) Second-team All-American (vault) ... Had a break-out performance in the NCAA Championships, earning 9.9s in the lead-off position on vault in both the semifinals and Super Six team finals ... Mark of 9.9 was a new career-high ... Contributed to team scores of 49.550 (semifinals) and 49.475 (Super Six) on vault for Oklahoma ... Battled back from a preseason injury to exhibition on bars and vault during the regular season ... Broke into the vault lineup for the Big 12 Championship meet, earning a 9.8.
Earned career-high 9.875 on vault March 9 at TWU.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast from Oklahoma City ... Trained at Dynamo under the instruction of Dennis and Shannon Harrison ... Took first in the 2013 Oklahoma State Championships on bars, floor and in the all-around ... Had an outstanding 2012 season that included winning the all-around title at the Nastia Liukin Cup, sweeping the Oklahoma State Championships on every event, an all-around victory at the Region III Championships and an all-around title at the JO National Championships ... Also earned vault and floor titles at the JO National Championships in 2012 ... Was named the 2012 Region III Gymnast of the Year and earned the Shannon Miller award as the top gymnast from the state of Oklahoma ... Won the all-around at the 2011 JO National Championships ... Took top honors on bars, beam, floor and in the all-around at the 2011 Oklahoma State Championships ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at level 10: all-around-38.875, vault-9.90, bars-9.85, beam-9.70, floor-9.80.
PERSONAL Native of Miami, Okla. (pronounced My-am-UH) ... Full name is Charity Lyn Jones ... Parents are Thomas and Rebecca Jones ... Majoring in criminology at OU.
2014 (FRESHMAN) Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week (March 11, Arizona State/TWU) ... Entered the OU lineup as a bars specialist at the Metroplex Challenge on Feb. 15, posting a 9.9 in the first routine of her collegiate career ... Made first career appearance on vault on Feb. 28 against Illinois, earning a 9.85 ... Posted career-best 9.9 on bars twice (at Metroplex; at Big 12 Championships, March 22) ...
ONE OF JONES’ FAVORITE QUOTES
“What if I fall? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?”
-- Erin Hanson 17
K A R A L OVA N 20
HIGH SCORES VAULT
NOTING KARA LOVAN - 2015 NACGC/W Second-Team All-American (BB) - 2014 Second-Team All-American (FX) - 2015 All-Big 12 selection (BB) - Four-Time Big 12 Weekly Award Winner
2016 (JUNIOR) Appeared in the beam lineup five times and the floor lineup two times … Scored a career-high 9.925 against California and Texas Woman’s on Jan. 15 to claim the event title.
at Arizona on Jan. 25, competing on vault and floor ... Posted career-highs of 9.925 on vault and 9.875 on beam at TWU on March 9.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast ... Trained at Triad Gymnastics under Tom and Donna Moretti ... Two-time junior elite ... 2013 JO National Champion in the Senior C Division all-around ... Also earned top-ten finishes on bars (tie-first), vault (tie-sixth) and floor (tie-seventh) at 2013 JO National Championships ... Took first in the all-around and on bars, beam and floor at the 2013 Region IV Championships... Qualified for JO National Championships in 2011 and 2010 ... Finished first on all-around, beam and floor and second on bars at the Region IV Championships in 2011 ... Finished fourth on beam and fifth in the all-around at the 2010 JO National Championships ... Captured first on beam, second in the all-around and fifth on vault and floor at the 2010 Region IV Championships ... Earned firstplace finishes in the all-around and on bars, beam and floor at the 2010 Northern Lights Classic ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at level 10: allaround-38.475, vault-9.85, bars-9.675, beam-9.825, floor-9.725.
NACGC second-team All-American on beam ... All-Big 12 selection on beam ... Two-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 27, Feb. 3) ... Two event titles in 2015, including one on floor and one on beam ... Earned a new career-best of 9.925 on beam at Denver on Jan. 29 and matched the score on Feb. 6 at Iowa State ... Matched her career-best mark of 9.925 on floor three teams this season, including at the Big 12 Championship meet ... Earned 9.9s on both beam and floor at the NCAA Super Six team finals ... Posted five straight scores of 9.9 or better on floor from Jan. 17 to Feb. 6 ... Added eight appearances on vault this season in the lead-off position ... Earned two 9.9s on vault at the Metroplex PERSONAL Challenge and versus Florida. Native of Des Moines, Iowa ... Full name is Kara Hope Lovan ... Parents are Seuang and Kay Lovan ... Has one 2014 (FRESHMAN) Second-team All-American (floor) ... Two-time Big 12 brother, Russell ... Majoring in risk management. Newcomer of the Week (Feb. 25, Perfect 10 Challenge; March 11, Arizona State/TWU) ... Earned a 9.9 on floor to finish tied for seventh at NCAA Semifinals and earn All-America honors ... Tied for third on vault at the 2014 Big 12 Championships ... Finished in the top six on every event she competed at the NCAA Minneapolis Regional (V: T-5, BB: T-5, FX: T-6) ... Posted three scores of 9.9 or higher at the 2014 NCAA Championships ... Entered the lineup for the first time
ONE OF LOVAN’S FAVORITE QUOTES
me sell you a rhyme for a bright penny: now is a “Let better time to be kind than any. ”
HIGH SCORES FLOOR
2016 (SENIOR) Did not see competition for Oklahoma.
PRIOR TO OU Competed at Oregon State for three seasons (2013-15) … Appeared in 24 career meets, all on floor exercise … Posted career-high score of 9.875 on floor three times, once in each of her seasons at Oregon State ... 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast … Competed at Top Flight Gymnastics as a senior under Preston and LeAnn Sweny … Trained at Texas Dreams Gymnastics and Metroplex Gymnastics for five years under Marnie Futch and Gina Logan … Won the 2010 all-around at the Level 10 Texas State Championships … Place second in all-around at 2007 Western Championships.
PERSONAL Full name is Nicole Elizabeth Turner … Native of Colleyville, Texas … Parents are Bryan and Cristin Turner … Has one sister, Maggie, and one brother, Jack … Majoring in administrative leadership at OU.
ONE OF TURNER’S FAVORITE QUOTES
can choose courage or you can choose comfort. “You You cannot have both. ”
-- Brene Brown25
HIGH SCORES BARS
NOTING McKENZIE WOFFORD
- 2015 and 2016 First-Team All-American (UB) - 2015 and 2016 NACGC/W First-Team All-American (UB) - 2015 and 2016 All-Big 12 (bars) - 2016 Big 12 Event Specialist of the Year - Two-Time Academic All-Big 12 - NACGC/W Scholastic All-American - 11-time Big 12 Weekly Award Winner
Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week (Jan. 28, Arizona) ... Anchored Oklahoma’s bars lineup for several weeks as a true freshman ... Posted a career-high 9.975 on bars at the Metroplex Challenge on Feb. 15 to win the event title ... Earned a 9.925 on beam in her first career outing on the event at Arizona ... Also exhibitioned on beam and served as a beam alternate throught the season.
2016 (JUNIOR) First-Team All-American (bars) … Finished third nationally on bars, scoring a 9.9375 in NCAA Semifinal II ... NACGC/W First-Team All-American (bars) … NCAA Iowa City Regional Bars Champion (9.95) ... Ranked No. 1 nationally on bars for entire season (9.950 RQS) … Big 12 Event Specialist of the Year … All-Big 12 (bars) … Academic All-Big 12 … Six-time Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week (Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, March 8) … Captured 10 event titles this season, all on bars … Scored a career-high 9.975 on bars against Arizona on March 4 … Tallied at least a 9.9 on bars in 12 of OU’s 14 meets this season, including seven marks of 9.95 and one of 9.975.
2015 (SOPHOMORE) First-team All-American (bars) ... Notched a fourthplace finish on bars in the NCAA Event Finals with a 9.925 ... NACGC first-team All-American (bars) ... AllBig 12 (bars) ... Academic All-Big 12 ... Four-time Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week (Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 11, Feb. 17) ... Earned a meet-best 9.95 on bars in the NCAA Semifinals ... Captured eight event titles as a sophomore, all on uneven bars ... Ten scores of 9.9 or better on bars this season ... Captured the bars title for OU in five consecutive meets from Jan. 29-Feb. 20 ... Was ranked in the nation’s top five on bars for 11 of 12 weeks this season ... Ranked in the top three from Feb. 23 to March 23, including a peak at No. 1 on Feb. 23 ... Also appeared on beam once.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Competed as a senior international elite gymnast at Capital Gymnastics ... Trained under Tatiana Schegolkova while competing on the national and international level ... Member of the United States National team in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Won bars at every level 10 meet she competed in 2013 ... Notched top-five national finishes on bars (tie-first), beam (tie-fourth) and in the all-around (fourth) at the 2013 JO Level 10 National Championships in the Senior C Division ... Qualified to the VISA Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Finished second on bars and eighth in the all-around at the 2010 VISA Championships ... Placed sixth on bars at the Secret U.S. Classic in 2012 ... Served as an alternate to the 2011 Pan American Games ... Finished fourth in the all-around and on beam and fifth on bars at the 2011 CoverGirl Classic ... Took first on bars and beam, second in the all-around and third on vault in the 2010 Bumpo Cup in South Africa ... High scores from precollegiate competition at level 10: all-around-38.800, vault-9.80, bars-9.825, beam-9.625, floor-9.725.
PERSONAL Hails from McKinney, Texas ... Full name is McKenzie Kristine Wofford ... Nickname is Kenzie ... Parents are John and Kristie Wofford ... Has two brothers, Cameron and Zane ... Majoring in human relations at OU.
ONE OF WOFFORD’S FAVORITE QUOTES
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” -- Unknown
HIGH SCORES BEAM
9.925 NOTING NATALIE BROWN - 2016 First-Team All-American (BB) - 2016 NACGC/W First-Team All-American (BB) - 2016 All-Big 12 (BB) - Academic All-Big 12 - NACGC/W Scholastic All-American - Four-Time Big 12 Weekly Award Winner
at 2014 JO Nationals … 2014 regional beam champion and national qualifier … Recorded top-10 finishes on vault (eighth), floor (second) and the all-around (ninth) at 2014 regional competition … Also finished in the top ten at Texas state competition on beam (ninth) and floor (fourth) ... High scores from precollegiate competition at Level 10: all-around: 36.200, vault-9.675, bars-8.325, beam-9.625, floor-9.600.
2016 (SOPHOMORE) First-Team All-American (beam) … Finished third nationally on beam, scoring a 9.925 in NCAA Semifinal II ... NACGC/W Regular Season First-Team AllAmerican (beam) … All-Big 12 (beam) … Academic All-Big 12 … NCAA Iowa City Regional Co-Beam Champion with a 9.9 ... Big 12 Co-Beam Champion, scoring a career-best 9.95 … Three-time Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week (Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 1) … Entered the floor lineup on Jan. 17, competing in each meet since … Appeared on beam in 15 of OU’s 16 competitions … Scored a career-high 9.925 on floor twice this season … Secured three event titles, all on beam.
PERSONAL Native of Dallas, Texas ... Full name is Natalie Hannah Brown … Nickname is Nat … Parents are Jessica and Mike Brown … Has two sisters, Rebecca and Caroline ... Majoring in sports management at OU.
2015 (FRESHMAN) Served as a key alternate for Oklahoma on beam and floor ... Posted a 9.8 on floor in the anchor position at the NCAA Super Six team finals ... Competed on beam and floor against Alabama in place of an injured Erica Brewer, scoring a 9.925 on floor and a 9.85 on beam ... Stepped into the anchor position on floor for Oklahoma at the NCAA Norman Regional, posting a 9.9 ... Tied for the team lead on floor against Alabama ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on March 17 for her efforts versus Alabama.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast from World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) ... Trained under the instruction of Laurent Landi and Natasha Bayarskaya … Competed
ONE OF BROWN’S FAVORITE QUOTES
“Everything happens for a reason.”
-- Unknown 35
HIGH SCORES BARS
NOTING STEFANI CATOUR - NACGC/W Scholastic All-American - Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week
2016 (SOPHOMORE) Made career debut in beam lineup on Feb. 5 at TWU’s quad meet, scoring a 9.825 … Tallied a career-best 9.95 on beam at UCLA on March 13 … Appeared on bars for first time at UCLA, recording a big 9.925 … Also exhibtioned several times on bars … Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week (March 15) ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
High scores from pre-collegiate competition: allaround: 38.650, vault-9.750, bars-9.700, beam-9.800, floor-9.750. PERSONAL Phoenix, Ariz., native ... Full name is Stefani Marie Catour ... Nickname is Stef ... Parents are Beth and Randy Catour ... Has two siblings, Tara and Brandon ... Is majoring in human relations at OU.
2015 (FRESHMAN) Appeared in exhibition on bars and vault as a true freshman ... Served as alternate on vault and bars in multiple competitions.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast and former junior international elite … Trained at Desert Light Gymnastics under the instruction of Lisa Spini, Neela Nelson, Bruce McGehee, Bob Peterson and Chris George … Twotime JO National Championship qualifier (2013, 2014)… Finished in the top 10 nationally on floor (ninth) at 2014 JO Nationals ... Captured top-10 finishes on floor (first) and in the all-around (third) at 2014 regionals ... Arizona state all-around champion in 2014 ... Also finished in the top three on vault (second), beam (second) and floor exercise (third) at 2014 state championships ... Won 2013 regional titles on all-around and floor … Won state titles in 2012 on vault, bars, floor and all-around … Six-time Arizona state champion … Qualified to multiple national competitions, including VISA Championships, the U.S. Covergirl Classic and the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup… Was the 2009 U.S. Challenge all-around champion … Member of 2009 U.S. National Training Team ... Honor roll member at Desert Vista H.S. ...
ONE OF CATOUR’S FAVORITE QUOTES
happy person is not a person in a certain set of “Acircumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ”
-- Hugh Downs39
2016 (SOPHOMORE) Appeared in exhibition on bars ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
2015 (FRESHMAN) Did not see competition for Oklahoma as a true freshman.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast … Competed at U.S. Gold Gymnastics and Cheer under the instruction of Tina Martin … JO National Invitational Tournament qualifier in 2011 … Finished third in all-around competition at 2011 Texas State Championships … Ninth-place finisher in 2011 regional competition ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition: all-around: 36.675, vault-9.575, bars-9.750, beam-9.175, floor-9.450.
PERSONAL Full name is Samantha Lea Craus ... Nickname is Sam ... Native of Grapevine, Texas ... Parents are Bert and Jana Craus ... Has two siblings, Callie and Trey ... Majoring in biochemistry at OU ... Also recruited by West Virginia, Illinois, TWU and New Hampshire.
ONE OF CRAUS’ FAVORITE QUOTES
“You have to be ODD to be number ONE.”
-- Dr. Seuss 43
A J J AC K S O N 46
HIGH SCORES VAULT
NOTING AJ JACKSON - Two-Time First-Team All-American (VT, FX) - Second-Team All-American (UB) - 2015 Big 12 Event Specialist of the Year - NACGC/W First-Team All-American (VT) - NACGC/W Second-Team All-American (FX) - Four-Time All-Big 12 (VT twice, FX twice) - Two-Time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
on vault against TWU and SEMO and again at the Big 12 Championship meet ... Captured the floor title at Iowa State with a career-high 9.95 ... Stepped into the uneven bars lineup in place of an injured Erica Brewer at Alabama, scoring a career-high 9.875.
Level 10 gymnast from Eagles Gymnastics ... Trained under Kim Fuchs ... Three-time JO national champion on vault (2011, 2012, 2013) … Swept the Missouri 2016 (SOPHOMORE) First-Team All-American (Floor) … Second-Team All- state championships in 2014, earning first-place American (Bars) … Finished third on floor nationally, finishes on every event ... Finished first on vault and ninth in the all-around at 2014 regionals ... Took third scoring a 9.9125 in NCAA Semifinal II ... NACGC/W on bars at 2013 JO Nationals ... 2012 JO National Regular Season First-Team All-American (vault) … Team member ... Notched three top-three JO national NCAA Iowa City Regional Co-Floor Champion (9.9) finishes in 2012 (all-around-third, bars-third, floor... Two-time All-Big 12 (vault, floor) … 2016 Big 12 Co-Vault Champion … Recorded a career-high 9.975 third) … Placed sixth in the all-around at 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup … Owns a career total of seven on vault against Michigan on March 26 … Secured top-three JO National finishes, 18 Missouri state 10 event titles, including a team-high seven on vault titles and six regional titles ... High scores from pre… Scored a career-best 9.95 twice on floor (vs. Michigan, Feb. 26; at UCLA, March 13) … Set career collegiate competition at Level 10: all-around: 38.625, vault-9.95, bars-9.800, beam-9.600, floor-9.750. high with a 9.9 on bars at Big 12 Championship … Owned seven vault scores and 10 floor marks of at PERSONAL least 9.9 … Made two appearances on beam and in Full name is Alyssa Janet’ Jackson ... Goes by Ali or AJ the all-around. ... Native of Belton, Mo. ... Parents are Tim Pierce and Jacquie Jackson ... Has four siblings: Chloe Jackson, 2015 (FRESHMAN) First-team All-American (vault) ... Finished sixth in Sam Jackson, Trevor Peery and Xavier Pierce ... NCAA Event Finals with a 9.8750 ... 2015 Big 12 Event Majoring in health and exercise science at Oklahoma. Specialist of the Year ... NACGC second team AllAmerican (floor) ... All-Big 12 (vault, floor) ... NCAA Norman Regional vault champion with a career-high 9.95 ... Big 12 vault champion (9.925) ... Six event titles in 2015, including three on floor and three on vault ... Tied for first on vault in NCAA Semifinals with a career-high-tying 9.95 ... Two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Jan. 13, Feb. 24) ... Made a splash in her collegiate debut, scoring two 9.925s on floor and vault against Arkansas ... Tied her career-best
ONE OF JACKSON’S FAVORITE QUOTES
does not knock, it presents itself when “Opportunity you beat down the door. ”
-- Kyle Chandler
HIGH SCORES VAULT
NOTING BRENNA DOWELL - Two-Time First-Team All-American (UB, FX) - First-Team NACGC/W All-American (FX) - Second-Team NACGC/W All-American (UB) - Three-Time All-Big 12 (VT, UB, FX) - 2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year - Six-Time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week - Posted a 10.0 on bars as a freshman, the first true freshman in Oklahoma history to record a perfect score on any event
2016 Deferred for the season in order to pursue a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team for the World Championships ... Competed on the 2015 U.S. Womenâ€™s World Championships Team, helping the team win a gold medal ... Also participated at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
2015 (FRESHMAN) NCAA National Floor Exercise Runner-Up with a 9.950 in event finals ... First-team All-American (bars, floor) ... Finished 10th on bars in NCAA Event Finals with a 9.850 ... Arrived on campus in mid-November and quickly became a standout performer for Oklahoma as a true freshman ... 2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Two-time NACGC All-American (first team, floor; second team, bars) ... Three-time All-Big 12 (vault, bars, floor) ... Six-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honoree (Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, March 11) ... Eight event titles in 2015, including four on floor ... Became the first gymnast in the nation to post a perfect 10.0 on uneven bars in 2015 on Jan. 23 against TWU and SEMO ... First true freshman in Oklahoma program history to earn a perfect 10.0 on any event ... Added a career-best 9.975 on floor the same night ... Earned a career-high 9.925 on vault at Illinois on Feb. 27 ... Posted a 9.95 on bars in the NCAA Semifinals in Fort Worth ... Earned 13 scores of
9.9 or better on floor throughout the season ... Posted 23 scores of 9.9-plus in her freshman season.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Senior international elite gymnast from Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) ... Trained under Al Fong and Armine Barutyan ... United States Senior National Team member ... Competed in multiple national and international competitions, including the AT&T American Cup, P&G Championships, U.S. Olympic Trials, Secret U.S. Classic, VISA Championships, Covergirl Classic and J.O. Nationals ... Took the silver medal in the all-around at the 2014 AT&T American Cup ... Snagged a fifth-place finish on bars at the 2014 P&G Championships ... 2013 World Championships team member and 2014 World Championships alternate ... Finished third in all-around competition and on bars and fifth on floor at the 2013 P&G Championships ... Took fifth in the all-around at a 2013 tri-meet between the United States, Germany and Romania ... Won team titles with the U.S. Senior National Team at the 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy and the 2010 Pan American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico ... Won the individual all-around title at the 2012 Mexican Open in Acapulco, Mexico ... Finished eighth on bars and ninth in the all-around at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at senior international elite: all-around-57.200, vault-15.550, bars-15.400, beam13.300, floor-14.300.
PERSONAL Hails from Odessa, Mo. ... Parents are Michael and Carole Dowell ... Has three sisters: Carey, Lauren and Jacey.
ONE OF DOWELL’S FAVORITE QUOTES
Don’t accelerate and be obsessed about what awaits in the future, but at the same time don’t brake and be consumed by the past. There’s nothing you can do about the past, and not much you can do about the future either. You might as well do the best you can right now.
-- Bill Lee
HIGH SCORES VAULT
NOTING NICOLE LEHRMANN
- 2016 First-Team All-American (UB) - 2016 Second-Team All-American (BB) - 2016 NACGC/W Second-Team All-American (UB) - 2016 Two-Time All-Big 12 (UB, BB) - Five-Time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week - NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
Full name is Nicole Grace Lehrmann … Nickname is Nico … Native of Austin, Texas … Parents are Les Lehrmann and Ann Franklin … Has two sisters, Teagan and Tori … Majoring in biology with a pre-medicine emphasis at OU … Member of OU’s Honors College … Finished in the top 10 percent of her graduating high school class … Chose OU over offers from Utah, Stanford and North Carolina.
2016 (FRESHMAN) First-Team All-American (bars) … Second-Team AllAmerican (beam) ... Finished tied for fourth nationally on bars (9.9) and tied for seventh on beam (9.9) ... NACGC/W Second-Team All-American (bars) … NCAA Iowa City Regional Co-Beam Champion with a career-high 9.9 ... Two-time All-Big 12 (bars, beam) … Five-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 1) … Competed on bars and beam in all 16 of OU’s meets … Secured two bars event titles with career-high 9.95s (at Perfect 10 Challenge, Feb. 12; vs. Michigan, Feb. 26) … Appeared in the vault lineup twice ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast … Competed at Capital Gymnastics under the instruction of Barry Hyder … Former junior international elite gymnast … Took four individual state titles at 2014 Texas State Championships (allaround, bars, beam and floor) … Placed first on bars at 2014 Regional Championships … 2013 Junior Olympic National Team member (placed first in allaround, on bars) … 2013 Texas USAG Gymnast of the Year … 2008 TOPs National Team member … Visa Championships qualifier … Two-time Covergirl Classic qualifier … High scores from pre-collegiate competition: all-around – 38.7, vault – 9.925, bars – 9.8, beam – 9.725, floor – 9.8.
ONE OF LEHRMANN’S FAVORITE QUOTES
a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be “Be sweet on the inside.” -- Unknown
HIGH SCORES VAULT
2016 (FRESHMAN) Joined the Sooners in the spring semester after signing with the team in November … Broke into the vault lineup in OU’s second meet of the season against California and Texas Woman’s … Competed on vault a total of nine times as a true freshman … Posted a career-high 9.85 on vault three times … Appeared in the floor lineup at UCLA, scoring a 9.7 ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Former junior and senior level elite and current level 10 gymnast ... Competed at Dynamo Gymnastics under coaches Dennis and Shannon Harrison ... Owns 29 state titles throughout her gymnastics career .. Swept titles at 2011 and 2015 Level 10 State Championships, taking first on vault, bars, beam and floor and in the all-around ... Placed first on floor and vault at 2015 Level 10 Regionals ... Finished second in all-around at 2011 Level 10 Regionals ... Competed at 2011 JO National Championships (tied third on floor; fourth on vault; tied seventh on beam) ... Placed first on floor and second on vault at 2011 National Elite Qualifier (Jr.) ... Participated in variety of high-profile events, including the American Classic, 2013 Secret Classic, 2011 Covergirl Classic and 2009 American Challenge (first in all-around) ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition: all-around–38.4, vault–9.875, bars–9.7, beam–9.675, floor–9.7.
PERSONAL Joining the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics program mid-year ... Full name is Alexandra Mason Marks ... Goes by Alex ... Hails from Cushing, Okla. ... Parents are James and Kerri Marks ... Plans to major in health and exercise science at OU ... Member of the 4.0 honor roll ... Chose OU over an offer from Florida and later received interest from Alabama, LSU, Nebraska and Arkansas.
ONE OF MARKS’ FAVORITE QUOTES
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. -- Joshua 1:9 61
2016 (FRESHMAN) Did not see competition for Oklahoma as a true freshman ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Level 10 gymnast … Competed at Xtreme Gymnastics under Alisha Robinson … 2012 Missouri state champion on floor exercise … Also notched top-three finishes in all-around (second) and on vault (third) at 2012 Missouri State Championships … Finished 11th in all-around at 2012 Regional Championships … Placed second on floor and bars and 2011 Level 9 Westerns ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition: all-around – 37.075, vault – 9.2, bars – 9.15, beam – 9.5, floor – 9.55.
PERSONAL Full name is Megan Leanne Thompson … Native of Independence, Mo. … Parents are Rick and Jamie Thompson … Has one sibling, Alex … Majoring in health and exercise science at OU … Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Blue Springs High School … four-year honor roll member … Walked on at OU over offers from Northern Illinois and Lindenwood.
ONE OF THOMPSON’S FAVORITE QUOTES
at first you don’t succeed ... Try doing what your “Ifcoach told you to do the first time.”
GET TO KNOW JADE My favorite thing about my hometown is... The ocean
The book I could read over and over is... “The Hunger Games”
Since moving to OU, I have learned... How to manage my time in order to be more eﬃcient in everything that I do.
The meal I could eat every day is... Sushi
My favorite thing about OU is... The great balance of both highly competitive athletics as well as great educational opportunities. My most prized possession is... My laptop When I grow up, I want to be... I’m unsure
My hidden talent is... Singing The talent I wish I had is... Surﬁng People would be surprised to know that... I am South African. My perfect day would be... Spending the entire day out on a boat diving and relaxing with my best friends.
In my free time, I love to... Spend time with my friends and family Three words to describe myself are... and go to the beach. Adventurous, determined and easygoing The coolest place I have been to was... My pre-meet superstition is... Alligator Reef in the Keys I always put my headphones in and listen to music super loud before I Other than OU, my favorite sports compete to pump me up. teams are... The Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins The teammate I look up to the most is... My favorite sport to watch is... Chayse Capps Football The TV shows I can’t miss are... “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House,” “Friends” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
The teammate that makes me laugh the most is... Nicole Lehrmann
Level 10 gymnast at American Twisters Gymnastics, where she trained under coaches Christy Ramirez and Gary Anderson … Earned spot on the USA Junior Olympic National Team in 2015, placing third in the all-around at the JO National Championships that year … Secured a runner-up finish in the all-around at 2015 Florida State Championships … Claimed second place in the 2015 Region 8 Championships all-around … Scored a 38.175 at 2016 State Championships and placed fifth with a 37.775 at regionals … Qualified to 2016 Nationals … High scores from pre-collegiate competition at Level 10: all-around-38.225, vault-9.75, bars-9.575, beam-9.55, floor-9.775.
Full name is Jade Lindzey Degouveia … Hails from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... Parents are Glen and Sandy Degouveia ... Has two sisters: Amber and Gisele … Majoring in orthopedics at OU.
ONE OF DEGOUVEIA’S FAVORITE QUOTES
you had one shot or one opportunity to seize “Ifeverything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip? ” -- Eminem
GET TO KNOW MAGGIE My favorite thing about my hometown is... Going to the lake and the Mall of America Since moving to OU, I have learned... To stay very organized My favorite thing about OU is... The team bond, all the support I receive and meeting new people. My most prized possession is... My phone When I grow up, I want to be... A nurse or something with helping people In my free time, I love to... Relax and watch movies The coolest place I have been to was... Japan
The book I could read over and over is... “The Hunger Games” The meal I could eat every day is... Pizza, ice cream My hidden talent is... Dancing The talent I wish I had is... Singing People would be surprised to know that... I love being outdoors and going ﬁshing My perfect day would be... Going to the beach, playing volleyball, swimming and tanning with family and friends Three words to describe myself are... Determined, kind, Swaggie
Other than OU, my favorite sports teams are... Minnesota Twins
My pre-meet superstition is... Eating foods that give me energy, listening to music
My favorite sport to watch is... Football and baseball
The teammate I look up to the most is... Chayse Capps
The TV shows I can’t miss are... “The Bachelorette” or “The Bachelor”
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL Elite level gymnast at Twin City Twisters … Trained under coaches Mike Hunger, Sami Wozney, Sarah Jantzi and Rich Stenger … Brings a wealth of national and international experience to Oklahoma … Member of the 2015 U.S. Women’s World Championships team that claimed a gold medal and also earned an individual bronze medal on the floor … Competed on all four events in team finals at the World Championships … Placed sixth at 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials … Fourtime participant at the P&G Championships, securing a runner-up finish in the all-around in 2015 … Also tied for fourth on beam, fifth on floor and seventh on bars at P&Gs in 2015 … Other national competition appearances include American Cup (2016, second in all-around), Secret U.S. Classic (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Visa Championships (2012), American Classic (2011, 2012), Elite Qualifer (2011), Women’s Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships (2009, 2010, 2011), Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup (2011) and
The teammate that makes me laugh the most is... Bre Showers CoverGirl Classic (2009) … Participated at Jesolo Trophy in 2013, 2014 and 2015, placing first as a team in each of those years … Individual finishes at Jesolo Trophy: 2013 – second on floor, sixth in allaround; 2014 – third in all-around; 2015 – seventh in all-around … Finished first as a team and third individually in the all-around at 2014 Pan American Championships … Placed third in all-around at 2014 Tokyo World Cup … Earned second in the all-around in exhibition at 2013 Mexican Open … Member of the USA team that placed first in the 2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, where she also placed fourth in the all-around … High scores from pre-collegiate competition at Elite Level: vault-15.95, bars-14.95, beam-14.95, floor-15.3.
PERSONAL Full name is Margaret Mary Nichols … Goes by Maggie … Parents are John and Gina Nichols … Has three brothers: Steven, Sam and Danny … Majoring in health and exercise science at OU.
ONE OF NICHOLS’ FAVORITE QUOTES
better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is “Good, better and your better is best.”
-- St. Jerome
GET TO KNOW BREHANNA My favorite thing about my hometown is... Friday night football games
The book I could read over and over is... “Me Before You”
Since moving to OU, I have learned... How easy it is to pick up a Southern accent
The meal I could eat every day is... Chicken Noodle Soup
My favorite thing about OU is... Tradition and all the support from everyone in the community My most prized possession is... My Birks When I grow up, I want to be... A physician’s assistant ... or a cowgirl In my free time, I love to... Try DIY projects from Pinterest The coolest place I have been to was... Europe (France, Belgium, England) Other than OU, my favorite sports teams are... Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Denver Broncos My favorite sport to watch is... FOOTBALL!!! The TV shows I can’t miss are... “New Girl,” “Grey’s Anatomy”, “The Bachelor”
My hidden talent is... I can play guitar The talent I wish I had is... I wish I could dance People would be surprised to know that... I’m a huge football fan! My perfect day would be... Spent horseback riding through the countryside then camping under the stars in hammocks with my best friends Three words to describe myself are... Easy-going, determined, lively/fun My pre-meet superstition is... Rolling deodorant on 17 times per arm, wearing my lucky socks, earrings and underwear The teammate I look up to the most is... Chayse Capps The teammate that makes me laugh the most is... Jade Degouveia
All-Star Team member … 2013 Region 5 Gymnast of Level 10 gymnast at R-Athletics … Trained under the Year … Four-year academic honor roll recipient Rachel Rydbeck and Daniel McCarty … Member of … Recorded a 4.14 GPA … High scores from prethe USA Junior Olympic National Team … Placed first collegiate competition at Level 10: vault-10.0, barson vault, bars and floor and in the all-around at 2012 9.75, beam-9.675, floor-9.85. Nationals … Recorded first-place finishes on vault and floor at 2013 Nationals and also took second in PERSONAL the all-around and fifth on bars … Finished in fourth Full name is Brehanna Alese Showers … Nickname is place in the all-around at 2014 Nastia Liukin Cup … Bre … Native of Rockford, Mich. … Parents are Scot Has multiple state and regional titles to her name … and Nancy Showers … Has four siblings: Karliane, Regional Finishes: (2012 – first on vault, second in Shain, Brent and Khale … Majoring in health and all-around and on beam, floor; 2013 – first on vault, exercise science at OU. bars and in all-around, fourth on floor, fifth on beam; 2014 – first on vault and bars, second on beam and floor) … State Championships First-Place Finishes: (2012 – vault, bars and in all-around, 2013 – vault, bars and in all-around, 2014 – vault) … Region 5
ONE OF SHOWERS’ FAVORITE QUOTES
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He -- Proverbs 3: 5-6 will make your paths straight . 79
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11TH SEASON (282-52-3) IOWA STATE ‘92 • Coached Sooners to two NCAA National Titles • First coach in NCAA history to lead two programs to the Super Six • Three-time National Coach of the Year • Nine-time Big 12 Coach of the Year • Head coach to 97 NCAA All-Americans and 49 Big 12 Champions
It has been 11 years since Oklahoma Athletic Director brought head coach K.J. Kindler to Norman to lead the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics program. In just over a decade, Kindler has seen her transformative vision for the Sooner program become a reality. A three-time National Coach of the Year, Kindler led her program exactly where many said it could never go. OU’s head coach has taken the Sooners to the absolute height of the NCAA gymnastics world with NCAA Championships in 2014 and 2016, six top-three national finishes, seven straight regional titles, 81 All-America honors and eight Big 12 titles. The 2016 season was one for the record books. The Sooners snagged their second national title in program history and first outright win, posting a 197.675 during the Super Six in Fort Worth, Texas. The meet capped a season in which the Sooners posted a 38-1-0 overall record, with their lone loss coming in their season opener. Nine Sooners earned a programrecord 18 All-America honors. Leading the way was junior Chayse Capps, who was named a five-time All-American, joining Kelly Garrison (1988) as the only Sooners to accomplish the feat. The Sooners continued their recent postseason dominance in 2016, securing an unprecedented fifth straight Big 12 title and a seventh consecutive regional crown, doing so at the NCAA Iowa City Regional. In total, seven Sooners earned a combined 10 regular season All-America accolades from the NACGC/W. Kindler’s 2015 Sooners were impressively dominant throughout the season, earning a perfect 14-0 record during the regular season for the nation’s only undefeated regular season. The Sooners also spent the entirety of the regular season ranked No. 1 nationally, earning the top spot in the rankings for an impressive 12 straight weeks. OU captured its fourth consecutive Big 12 Championship, the NCAA Norman Regional title and 11 regular season All-America honors. Kindler led her Sooners to a strong finish at the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth as the team achieved its fifth Super Six appearance since 2010, taking third place overall. Kindler’s OU squad earned a then-program-record and nation-leading 13 All-America honors and every Sooner competing in event finals finished in the top 10 nationally on their individual events. In recognition of Oklahoma’s extraordinary and dominant season, NCAA gymnastics coaches voted Kindler the 2015 National Coach of the Year. Kindler has been named Coach of the Year three times in her career (2005, 2010, 2015), including two times as head coach at Oklahoma. A visionary with the heart and willpower to accomplish what few thought was possible, Kindler made Oklahoma only the sixth team in NCAA history to win a women’s gymnastics championship in the 2014 season. Kindler’s 2014 Sooners were Big 12 champions, NCAA Minneapolis Regional Champions and earned nine NCAA All-America awards. She also coached three gymnasts to top-two finishes at the NCAA Championships, including balance beam champion Taylor Spears. Spears became OU’s first individual national champion in 26 years and was joined by Maile’ana Kanewa (floor exercise) and Haley Scaman (floor exercise) in earning top-two NCAA finishes. The 2014 Sooners won their title in record-breaking fashion at the 2014 NCAA Championships, posting a meet-record 198.175 to tie Florida atop the podium. OU earned program-record scores at an NCAA Championship meet on three out of four events. In 2013, Kindler led OU to the program’s third NCAA Super Six team finals appearance. The squad earned seven All-America honors en route to a secondplace team effort overall, tying for the highest finish in program history. The performance marked OU’s third top-three finish in the last four seasons under Kindler. Kindler’s 2010 team also achieved a second-place finish in OU’s first-ever Super Six appearance. With the performance, Kindler became the first head coach in NCAA history to lead two separate programs to the Super Six (Iowa State--2006; Oklahoma--2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015). The 2013 season marked one of the finest in Oklahoma program history. OU spent the entirety of the season ranked in the top three nationally, including two weeks at No. 1. The primary beam coach, Kindler led the beam squad to a No. 1 ranking for 11 consecutive weeks during the regular season. The Sooners’ regular season efforts were recognized with a nation-best 11 NACGC/W All-America awards. Kindler’s leadership throughout the team’s stellar season earned her Coach of the Year honors from the Big 12 and the South Central Region. Kindler’s OU squad was marked by excellence at both the team and individual levels in 2013. The team posted a 197.375 at the NCAA Championships to finish as the nation’s runner-up, tying for the then-highest finish in Sooner history. OU scored a 197.000 or better at 13 meets in 2013, tying an NCAA record for most such meets in a single season. In 2012, Kindler led the Sooners to team titles at the Big 12 Championship and the NCAA Champaign Regional. Kinder was named conference coach of the year and OU
captured seven All-America awards and a seventh-place finish in the country. Kindler was named the South Central Regional Head Coach of the Year in 2011 after guiding OU to its third undefeated regular season in four years. Eleven OU gymnasts were named All-Americans as the Sooners went on to win an NCAA Regional title and finish third in the nation. On Jan. 23, 2011, Kindler collected her 100th win with the OU program as the Sooners defeated TWU, 196.175-193.050. OU is a combined 179-48-2 in seven seasons under Kindler; she has helped the program to its four best win percentages in program history in the last four seasons. In 2010, the National Coach of the Year, Regional Coach of the Year and Big 12 Coach of the Year led Oklahoma to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships with seven All-Americans, including Big 12 Sportswoman of the Year Hollie Vise. Vise was an All-American on bars, beam and floor and finished as the national runner-up on bars and floor. Under the direction of Kindler, the Sooners closed 2010 with a final record of 29-3. The win total broke the previous program best of 26 that was set in 1989 under Becky Switzer. Kindler guided the Sooners to the only undefeated regular season in the NCAA in 2010 (22-0) en route to postseason titles at the Big 12 Championship and NCAA University Park Regional. Oklahoma also picked up its first win over a No. 1 opponent in program history in 2010 with a 197.950-197.275 victory over top-ranked Alabama on March 5. OU eclipsed its previous program best (197.725) by 0.225 in the win, which was the highest score in the NCAA that season. Kindler’s squad continued its Big 12 dominance, winning its third-straight Big 12 title with a team score of 197.175, the highest score by a conference champion since 2001. OU swept all four team event titles and won at least a share of all four individual event titles. The Sooners won their second-straight Big 12 title in 2009, while posting individual event titles on bars and beam at the conference championship. Megan Ferguson earned All-America status with her stellar performance on beam as the Sooners won eight beam titles in 2009. In 2008, Kindler guided Kiara Redmond as the senior capped off her illustrious career with four additional All-America honors, moving her career total to nine - the highest tally of any gymnast in program history. The 2008 campaign started with 21 consecutive victories, including all 18 regular season meetings, as OU finished the regular season as the only undefeated team in the country. Oklahoma produced a conference-leading nine spots on the 2008 regular season All-Big 12 Team. Named head coach of the Sooners in the summer of 2006, Kindler quickly positioned the OU squad among the nation’s elite in her first season in Norman in 2007. That year, the Sooners rattled off a streak of 12 consecutive victories, nine of which came on the road, including an upset of then-No. 6 Nebraska in Lincoln, a feat no OU team had accomplished since 1991.Oklahoma finished second at the Big 12 Championships before heading to the NCAA Central Regional, taking second place before finishing eighth at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish up to that point in program history. Prior to her hiring at OU, Kindler spent six seasons as the head coach at Iowa State. In her final season in Ames in 2006, Kindler led Iowa State to its third trip to the NCAA Championships and its first appearance in the Super Six team finals. The 2410 Cyclones produced three All-Americans for a second-consecutive season while posting an undefeated mark at home, a 10-1 dual record and an 8-1 standard in duals against ranked opponents. The 2006 squad won its first Big 12 Championship since 2000, and three Cyclone gymnasts earned either an outright or share of an individual title at the meet. During six seasons at ISU from 2001-06, Kindler coached nine regional event champions, seven NCAA individual championship qualifiers and 13 Big 12 champions. Kindler, an Iowa State graduate, joined the Cyclone staff as an assistant coach in 1992. As an ISU gymnast, Kindler was a three-time MVP for the Cyclones and runner-up in the all-around at the 1992 Big Eight Championships. She was the school’s first individual NCAA Regional qualifier and competed three times in the postseason meet. Kindler hails from Lake Elmo, Minn., and trained under Mary Jane Olsen at Hamline University in St. Paul. In high school, she moved to Connecticut and trained under Frank and Laurie DeFrancesco at Arena Academy in Stamford and Walter Hawkes at Wilton High School. In Connecticut, she won multiple conference and state titles. The eldest of five siblings, Kindler hails from a gymnastics family. One sister, Lori, competed at the University of Minnesota. She and her husband own and operate Flips Gymnastics in the Twin Cities area. Kindler’s nieces, Emma and Lucy Kindler, enjoy recreational gymnastics. Kindler is married to OU assistant coach Lou Ball. The couple has two daughters, Maggie and Adelade.
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11TH SEASON • Two-time National Assistant Coach of the Year • Seven-time Regional Assistant Coach of the Year • Coached 35 AllAmericans on vault and bars • Coached 18 Big 12 Champions on vault and bars
Assistant coach Lou Ball enters his 11th season with Oklahoma women’s gymnastics as the primary coach on vault and co-coach on uneven bars. The 2005 and 2010 National Co-Assistant Coach of the Year, Ball has aided OU to six top-three finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, including Oklahoma’s first-ever NCAA championship effort in 2014 and second title run in 2016. The Sooners also notched NCAA runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2013 and have finished no lower than third in the Super Six since their first appearance in 2010.
honors on bars. Erica Brewer and Rebecca Clark both earned first-team AllAmerica honors and top-10 NCAA finishes on the event, while Brie Olson was a second-team All-American. Ball and Haley’s gymnasts captured 18 titles on bars throughout the season. In 2012, Ball helped coach OU to a Big 12 championship, regional championship and seventh-place national finish, marking Oklahoma’s ninthstraight trip to the NCAAs.
Ball has been named Region Assistant Coach of the Year six times on his way to helping OU to seven Big 12 Championships in the past nine years and seven straight NCAA Regional titles.
Oklahoma’s 2011 squad earned its third undefeated regular season in four years while 11 gymnasts captured All-America honors. Ball again earned coach of the year honors at the regional level as he aided OU to the NCAA Norman Regional title and a third-place performance at the NCAA Championships.
OU has garnered 35 All-America honors on bars and vault under Ball’s leadership, including NCAA vault runner-up Madison Mooring in 2011. Ball also coached Haley Scaman to a prolific vaulting career at Oklahoma since 2013, including top-three NCAA individual finishes in 2014 (third) and 2015 (third).
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 NCAA University Park Regional title.
Gymnasts at Oklahoma have brought home 19 All-America awards on bars and 16 on vault in the past seven seasons. Ball’s efforts have also resulted in nine Big 12 champions on bars and nine on vault for the Sooners.
OU won 12 of 13 team event titles on bars under the direction of Haley and Ball, while Hollie Vise earned All-America distinction and was NCAA Runner-Up on the apparatus. The Sooners didn’t count a fall on the apparatus in 2010 and posted only two team scores below 49.000.
In 2016, Ball coached four All-Americans on both vault and bars as he helped lead the Sooners to their second NCAA title. Earning first-team accolades on vault were Keeley Kmieciak, Hunter Price and Haley Scaman, while Chayse Capps snagged second-team honors. Capps was also a first-team honoree on bars along with McKenzie Wofford and Nicole Lehrmann, and AJ Jackson received second-team recognition. Ball’s gymnasts secured 12 team titles on vault and 16 on bars, highlighted by 10 individual bars crowns for Wofford. The Sooners twice set the programbest mark on bars (49.675) in 2016, doing so against Arizona and at the Big 12 Championship, fueled by Kmieciak’s perfect 10 on the apparatus, just the second in the history of the conference meet. Ball coached three Big 12 Champions (Kmieciak and Jackson on vault, Kmieciak on bars) and two NCAA Iowa City Regional Champions (Capps on vault, Wofford on bars). Ball led Oklahoma to strong performances throughout the 2015 season on both vault and uneven bars. OU captured 11 team titles on vault and 13 on bars while totaling 32 individual event titles combined on the two events. On vault, Ball guided an impressive four Sooners to All-America accolades, including firstteam honors for Scaman and Jackson. Scaman posted a 10.0 on vault under Ball’s coaching during the regular season and finished third nationally on the event at NCAA event finals. Ball also guided Jackson to the Big 12 and NCAA Norman Regional individual titles on vault. Several Sooners also shone on uneven bars under Ball’s guidance in 2015, including first-team All-Americans Brenna Dowell, Kmieciak and Wofford. Wofford had a dominant season, earning eight individual titles while finishing fourth nationally on bars at NCAA event finals. Dowell earned the nation’s first 10.0 on bars in January and Kmieciak enjoyed a stellar championship showing on the event as well. Ball also led Rebecca Clark to a share of the Big 12 title on uneven bars. Ball helped lead Oklahoma to the best season in program history in 2014, coaching the Sooners to a first NCAA title, an NCAA Regional championship and a Big 12 title. Ball also led a resurgence of the Oklahoma vaulting corps in 2014. His Sooners averaged a program-best 49.475 over the course of the season on the event, winning 12 event titles throughout the season. OU notched five of the top six scores all-time for an Oklahoma team, including a program-record 49.700 at the NCAA Minneapolis Regional in April. Two of Ball’s gymnasts were named All-Americans on the event (Maile’ana Kanewa and Haley Scaman), and Scaman posted OU’s first perfect 10.0 on the event since 2010 in March. On uneven bars, Ball and Haley coached senior Taylor Spears to first-team AllAmerica honors at NCAAs for her performance. Ball and Haley’s gymnasts won 11 total uneven bars titles throughout the season. In 2013, Ball helped coach OU to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships, tying for what was then the best finish in program history. The Sooners won a Big 12 championship and took top honors at the NCAA Norman Regional en route to their record-setting performance. Ball’s vault squad captured a total of 13 individual event titles on the season. Under Ball’s tutelage, freshman Maile’ana Kanewa overcame preseason surgery to earn top honors on vault three times, including the Big 12 vault championship. Ball also coached Madison Mooring to first-team All-America honors and an appearance in the NCAA individual finals on the event. Ball and Haley teamed up to coach three Sooner gymnasts to All-America
Ball’s vault squad posted a team score of 49.000 or higher in 14 of 15 competitions in 2010. OU won the team vault title 11 times in 2010, including the Big 12 vault title and NCAA University Park Regional vault title. Under Ball’s leadership, an OU gymnast won the individual vault title 11 times, including the Big 12 vault title (shared by Jackie Flanery, Brie Olson and Natalie Ratcliff). Ball also helped Sara Stone achieve the program’s first perfect score since 2008 when Stone posted a 10.0 on vault at Michigan State. In 2009, OU closed the year with top-10 team rankings on both vault and bars and won a combined 14 team titles on the two events. Every member of the 2009 Oklahoma vault lineup posted a season high of at least 9.85, including three with scores higher than 9.9. Ball’s expertise on the two events was evident in 2008 as Oklahoma closed the season ranked first in the Big 12 and 10th in the country on both apparatuses. OU won 11 bars titles and notched 10 wins on vault during the regular season, capped off by 23 individual event titles on the two events alone. In his first season at OU in 2007, Ball also guided Brittney Koncak-Schumann to AllAmerica status on vault. 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. At Iowa State, Ball served as the primary coach on vault and uneven bars. During his tenure in Ames, the Cyclones rewrote the school record books on both events and six of his gymnasts won Big 12 titles on bars. Ball also coached a two-time regional bars co-champion and a pair of two-time AllAmericans on vault. 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. Ball and K.J. Kindler have had five of their club gymnasts go on to compete at the NCAA level. In addition, Ball coached individuals to Level 10 USA Nationals for eight consecutive years, and his Level 8, 9 and 10 teams all captured Iowa state titles. In 1999 and 2001 Ball was named Iowa USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year. 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 1990-93. He was an NCAA vault finalist in 1992 and helped the Cornhuskers to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in 1992 and 1993. Ball also earned All-Big Eight honors on vault in 1992 and 1993. Ball transferred to Nebraska in 1990 after spending two seasons as a member of the gymnastics team at Michigan. 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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11TH SEASON • 2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year • Six-time Regional Assistant Coach of the Year • Coached 36 All-Americans on bars and floor • Guided two Sooners to NCAA runnerup finishes in 2014 and one in 2015
Tom Haley enters his 11th year as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team in 2017 after 10 seasons of excellence with the Sooners since his arrival in 2007.
Haley’s work with the 2012 squad resulted in three All-America honors for the Sooners, who finished seventh at the NCAA Championships. The team also snagged Big 12 and NCAA Champaign Regional titles.
The 2010 National Co-Assistant Coach of the Year, Haley has also been named the South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year six times in his career (2006, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015).
Haley helped the Sooners to back-to-back Super Six appearances and their second consecutive top-three finish in 2011. OU completed its third undefeated regular season in four years in 2011, maintaining the country’s longest regular season win streak.
The primary coach on floor and co-coach on bars, Haley’s gymnasts enjoyed a standout season in 2016. He led the Sooners to 13 team event titles on floor. Four Sooners secured All-America status on the event, including Chayse Capps (first team), AJ Jackson (first team), Keeley Kmieciak (first team) and Haley Scaman (second team). On bars, the Sooners soared to 16 team titles in 2016, twice setting the program record on the event with a score of 49.675 against Arizona and at the Big 12 Championship. In the conference meet, Kmieciak tallied the first perfect 10 of her career on bars and just the second in the history of the conference meet on the event. Capps was also a first-team honoree on bars along with McKenzie Wofford and Nicole Lehrmann, and Jackson received second-team recognition. Haley coached two Big 12 Champions (Kmieciak on bars, Scaman on floor) and two NCAA Iowa City Regional Champions (Wofford on bars, Jackson on floor). In 2015, Haley aided the Sooners to 12 team event titles on floor in 2015 in addition to 17 individual titles. Haley’s work with Scaman led the junior to a team-best nine individual titles throughout the season and her third perfect 10.0 score on the event. Brenna Dowell also thrived under Haley’s guidance, finishing as NCAA runner-up on floor with a 9.95 in event finals. Both Dowell and Scaman were first-team All-Americans in the event, while Dowell was the Big 12 floor champion and Scaman was NCAA Norman Regional floor champion. Haley’s gymnasts were a force on uneven bars as well, capturing 13 team event titles and 14 individual titles throughout the season. Three gymnasts earned first-team All-America accolades under Haley and Ball and Dowell, Kmieciak and Wofford all finished in the top 10 nationally on the event. Wofford spent several weeks during the regular season ranked No. 1 nationally on bars and capped her season with a fourth-place NCAA finish in event finals. Haley helped lead Oklahoma to the best season in program history in 2014, coaching the Sooners to a first NCAA title, an NCAA Regional championship and a Big 12 title. Haley coached five Sooner gymnasts to All-America honors in 2014. Lara Albright, Maile’ana Kanewa and Haley Scaman were all first-team AllAmericans on floor exercise, while Taylor Spear garnered first-team honors on bars. True freshman Kara Lovan also captured second-team accolades on floor. Kanewa and Scaman each posted 9.95 performances at NCAA Event Finals to tie as national runners-up on the event. Overall, Haley’s gymnasts earned 12 event titles on floor and 11 on uneven bars throughout the season. Under Haley’s leadership, Scaman became the first Sooner in program history to post multiple 10.0s in a single season, in a career and on an individual event. Scaman earned two 10.0s on floor exercise alone during the season.
Ball and Haley also coached three OU gymnasts to All-America honors on bars, including two first-teamers. OU won a total of 11 team bar titles and 12 individual bar titles. In 2010, OU finished in a program-best second place after making its first-ever NCAA Super Six team finals appearance. The Sooners also went undefeated in the regular season, beat No. 1 Alabama and eight other top-25 opponents, claimed their third-straight Big 12 Championship and won the 2010 NCAA 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. Haley helped the Sooners shine on floor in 2010, as OU scored a 49.000 or higher on the apparatus in every competition. Under Haley’s tutelage, senior Hollie Vise finished in second place on floor at the NCAA Individual Event Finals and earned All-American honors on the apparatus in her first season of competition on the event Vise and fellow senior Jackie Flanery shared the Big 12 title on floor, while Flanery entered NCAA Championships ranked No. 1 in the country on the apparatus. In 2009, Haley guided the Sooners to seven floor titles, including the conference championship and NCAA Northeast Regional championship. Haley and Ball’s bar squad also captured six team titles in 2009 while Megan Ferguson and Ashley Jackson shared the Big 12 bar title. In 2008, Haley’s floor team posted 13 team event titles, while the bars lineup took home 10 event titles. The Sooners ranked first in the conference and sixth in the country on floor in 2008, posting a season regional qualifying score (RQS) of 49.315. Haley guided Kiara Redmond to All-America honors on floor while Redmond and Brittney Koncak-Schumann earned floor titles at the Big 12 Championship. Redmond went on to post a 9.925 and take top honors on floor at the 2008 NCAA South Central Regional. Prior to his hiring at OU, Haley coached for three seasons at the University of Kentucky where he was named the 2006 NACGC/W Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Before entering collegiate coaching at Kentucky, Haley, a native of San Antonio, Texas, worked as one of the top club coaches in the Southeast. From 2002-2003, he was the team coach for Level 4 Elite at the Gwinnett Gymnastics Center near Atlanta, Ga. At GGC, he coached two Region 8 Level 10 all-around champions, as well as a 2003 junior international elite qualifying gymnast.
Haley guided four OU gymnasts to All-America honors in 2013. Haley and Ball aided Erica Brewer and Rebecca Clark to first-team awards and top-10 NCAA finishes, while Taylor Spears earned second-team accolades. Brie Olson also captured second-team All-America honors on floor under Haley’s tutelage. Overall, the Sooners earned 18 individual titles on bars and 13 on floor in 2013.
Haley served as the head coach and program director of the `Bama Bounders club program at the University of Alabama from 1996-02.
Haley’s coaching was instrumental in Oklahoma’s record-setting 2013 campaign, which saw the Sooners finish as runners-up at the NCAA Championships after claiming Big 12 and NCAA Norman Regional titles.
He also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Alabama women’s gymnastics team in 2000 and 2001.
While coaching at OU, Haley has guided 11 Sooner All-Americans on bars and eight on floor. An additional six Oklahoma gymnasts have earned Big 12 titles on floor and seven on bars under Haley’s direction.
With the Bama Bounders, Haley coached a Level 10 uneven bars national champion, a Level 10 Junior Olympic National Team member and had 10 of his gymnasts receive full athletic scholarships to NCAA Division I programs.
Haley married his wife, Kelli More, in May 2009. They have a son, Levi, and a daughter, Nina.
TED BOEHM, M.D.
TEAM PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN - SEVENTH SEASON Dr. Ted Boehm enters his seventh season as the primary care physician for women’s gymnastics. Boehm works as a Sports Medicine Physician at the Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute in Oklahoma City. Boehm also works with OU’s football, men’s gymnastics, rowing and wrestling teams. Boehm, originally from Merced, Calif., earned a bachelor’s degree in health and sport sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 1999, and his medical degree from the OU College of Medicine in 2003. Boehm treats any illnesses and injuries of his primary care sports’ student athletes at the OU training room or at OU’s Goddard Health Center. Boehm also provides sideline and event coverage during men’s and women’s gymnastics meets, football games and wrestling matches.
CANDACE BLACKERBY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - FIRST SEASON
Candace Blackerby enters her first season as the women’s gymnastics director of operations. Blackerby coordinates much of the program’s day-to-day operations, including the Team 10 Booster Club, team travel, lodging, food, apparel, events and team appearances. She is also the team liaison between the program and other departments, assisting with media relations, SoonerVision, marketing and more. Blackerby brings a diverse set of gymnastics experiences to the program. She returns to Oklahoma after a season as an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State University. Blackerby coached the Redhawks to a second-place finish in the MIC Conference Championship as well as advancing three individuals on to NCAA Regionals. Her duties included being the primary beam coach, assisting with choreography, coordinating team community service, implementing a team fueling station and day-to-day administrative duties. During the 2015 season, she coached at Bart Conner Gymnastics in Norman while serving as the volunteer assistant coach for the Sooners. Blackerby coached multiple years at Kurt Thomas Gymnastics in Frisco, Texas. She assisted both compulsory and optional athletes to numerous Texas State titles. After her athletic career concluded, she gained marketing experience through a summer internship with NIKE. Blackerby completed her masters degree from OU during the 2012-2013 season while she served as OU’s emcee for home meets and as a team manager. Prior to joining the Oklahoma gymnastics staff, Blackerby aided Oklahoma to two top-three NCAA finishes between 2007-12 and four Big 12 conference titles. She was an All-Big 12 Championship team selection on bars, an NACGC ScholarAthlete, and a three-time Team Spirit Award winner. Blackerby married former Sooner Mascot, Aaron. They live in Norman with their son, Colt.
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SPORTS NUTRITION - FOURTH SEASON Tiffany Byrd enters her fourth season as OU’s Director of Sports Nutrition in 2016-17. Byrd educates student-athletes on the importance of good nutrition and dietary habits in relation to their daily lives and athletic performance. She also works in conjunction with the staff at Oklahoma’s new state-of-the-art Sam Bradford Training Table, located in Headington Hall. Byrd arrived at Oklahoma after stints at Oregon, Alabama and Murray State. She was previously the Director of Sports Nutrition at Baylor before accepting the same title at Oklahoma. Byrd received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in nutrition, fitness and health promotion and her master’s in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. She was a member of the NCAA Championship gymnastics team at Alabama as well as the Nebraska gymnastics team.
ATHLETICS MARKETING - SECOND SEASON Drew Gaschler enters his second season at Oklahoma in 2017. In addition to coordinating marketing efforts such as game production, promotions and fan outreach for women’s gymnastics, Gaschler is also the primary contact for men’s gymnastics and men’s basketball. Gaschler spent three years at the University of Arizona prior to his arrival at Oklahoma, during which he had oversight of women’s basketball, baseball and soccer. He also assisted with game production for Arizona’s football games. Gaschler earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Kansas State University in 2009 while interning for K-State Sports Properties. Additionally, Gaschler holds a master’s degree in sports management from Wichita State University in 2011 while serving as a marketing associate in the athletics department.
DAVID HOLDEN, M.D.
TEAM ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON - 16TH SEASON Dr. David Holden, a board certified orthopedic surgeon from the McBride Orthopedic Hospital in Oklahoma City, returns for his 16th 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. 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. 11
COMMUNICATIONS - SECOND SEASON Responsible for coordinating all communication efforts for women’s gymnastics, Chelsey Kraft enters her second season with the Sooners in 2017. She handles all media requests for the team, coordinates social media efforts and oversees all women’s gymnastics content on SoonerSports.com. Kraft is also the primary contact for the Oklahoma soccer program. For the past four years, Kraft has worked in the OU Athletics Communications office, serving as a student intern in 2012-13 then as a graduate assistant for two years. During that time, she served as the lead contact for men’s golf and wrestling and assisted with men’s basketball. A native of Hooker, Okla., Kraft received two degrees from Oklahoma, including a bachelor of arts in journalism with special distinction in 2013 and a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education in 2015.
JENN RICHARDSON ATHLETIC TRAINER - 11TH SEASON
An integral part of the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics program, Jennifer Richardson enters her 11th season as an athletic trainer at OU in 2016-17. Richardson is responsible for the daily care, treatment, rehab and prevention of injuries for the men’s and women’s gymnastics programs. Richardson earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from West Virginia University and obtained a master of arts degree in health studies/sports medicine health care from the University of Alabama, where she served as the athletic trainer for the softball team. The Hamburg, N.Y., native has also served as the athletic trainer for the women’s soccer and women’s basketball teams at St. Mary’s College of California. She worked with the 2005 and 2006 national championship women’s gymnastics teams at the University of Georgia prior to her arrival at Oklahoma.
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH - SECOND SEASON Previously a gymnast at Oklahoma, Taylor Spears now works with the Sooners as a volunteer assistant coach, entering her second season in 2017. In addition to her coaching duties at OU, Spears also coaches at Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Norman. In her senior season at Oklahoma in 2014, Spears became the first Sooner to claim an individual national title since 1987, winning the NCAA title on beam with a 9.925 at individual event finals. She was also an AAI Award finalist, recognizing the nation’s top senior female gymnast. The Plano, Texas, native finished her collegiate career as a four-time NCAA AllAmerican. In 2013, Spears was named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Year and captured the conference all-around title.
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LISA CAVANAUGH Meet Director
TRENTON MCVICKER Meet Scorer/SoonerVision
BROOKE LAGRONE Team Manager
ALYSSA PINKLEY Team Manager
MAILE’ANA KANEWA Student Coach
LINDY ROBERTS-IVY Sport Administrator/SWA
PAUL BUZZARD Team Manager
MICHAEL BEIRNE Event Management
LAURA GRAJCZYK Event Management
CHRIS MIGNOLI Event Management GA
LOGAN JOHNSON Ticketing
KEVIN MCINTYRE Lloyd Noble Center
KATIE MCINTYRE Academic Adviser
MEGAN MCDONALD SoonerVision
STORMY MORELLI SoonerVision
JACOB POTTER SoonerVision
MAX TOPERZER SoonerVision
DR. DAVID PAYNE Information Technology
CORBIN POLSON Marketing GA
S’NAYBREE MOZEE Team Manager
1 3 T H P R E S I D E N T - U N I V E R S I T Y O F O K L A H OM A David L. Boren, who has served Oklahoma as governor and U.S. senator, became the thirteenth president of the University of Oklahoma in November 1994. He is the first person in state history to have served in all three positions. Boren is widely respected for his academic credentials, his longtime support of education, and for his distinguished political career as a reformer of the American political system. A graduate of Yale University in 1963, Boren majored in American history, graduated in the top one percent of his class and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, England, in 1965. In 1968, he received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was on the Law Review, elected to the Order of the Coif, and won the Bledsoe Prize as the outstanding graduate by a vote of the faculty. As Oklahoma’s governor from 1974 through 1978, Boren promoted key educational initiatives that have had an enduring impact on Oklahoma. Established during his tenure were the Oklahoma Arts Institute, the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Program, which provides scholarships for medical students and medical personnel who commit to practice in underserved rural areas. Also, the first state funding for Gifted and Talented classes was provided in 1976 and, from 1976 through 1978, Oklahoma ranked first among all states in the percentage increases of funding for higher education. One of Boren’s most far-reaching projects in promoting quality education at all levels is the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, which he founded in 1985. The foundation recognizes outstanding public school students and teachers and helps establish private local foundations to help give academic endowment grants to local public schools. As a senator, he was the author of the National Security Education Act in 1992, which provides scholarships for study abroad and for learning additional languages, as well as legislation to restore the tax deductibility of gifts of appreciated property to universities in 1993.
disclosure, stronger open meeting laws for public bodies, more competitive bidding on state government contracts, and reform of the state’s prison system, including expanded education programs for first-time offenders and the largest expansion of the work-release program in state history. During his time in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1994, Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture Committees and was the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From his days as a state legislator and governor of Oklahoma to Washington, Boren carried a commitment to reform, leading numerous efforts to make government work better for American citizens. As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he strengthened oversight of secret government programs and reformed the procedures for Presidential notice of such programs to Congress. For more than 10 years, he led the fight for congressional campaign finance reform and for legislation discouraging administration and congressional staff from cashing in on government experience and contacts by becoming lobbyists. In addition, he introduced legislation seeking to limit gifts and travel subsidies that government workers, including members of Congress, can receive from lobbyists. Boren also chaired the special 1992-93 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, which produced proposals to make Congress more efficient and responsive by streamlining congressional bureaucracy, reducing staff sizes and reforming procedures to end legislative gridlock. Boren left the U.S. Senate in 1994 with an approval rating of 91 percent after being reelected with 83 percent of the vote in 1990, the highest percentage in the nation in a U.S. Senate contest in that election year. Boren served from 1988 to 1997 as a member of the Yale University Board of Trustees. His university experience also includes four years on the faculty of Oklahoma Baptist University, where he was chairman of the Department of Political Science and chairman of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1993, the American Association of University Professors presented Boren with the Henry Yost Award as Education Advocate of the Year.
Boren, also a former state legislator, spent nearly three decades In April 2004, Boren received the Mory’s Cup from the Mory’s in elective politics before becoming the president of the Association at Yale University. In making the presentation University of Oklahoma. Boren was the youngest governor to Boren it was noted that he was the first Yale graduate in in the nation when he served from 1974 to 1978. Known as the university’s history extending over three centuries to have a reformer, Boren campaigned with a broom as his symbol. served as a Governor, U.S. Senator and President of a major During his term, he instituted many progressive programs, university. including conflict-of-interest rules, campaign-financing 14 2017 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
Under Boren’s leadership, the University of Oklahoma has developed and emerged as a “pacesetter university in American public higher education,” with 20 major new programs initiated since his inauguration. They include establishment of the Honors College, the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, a new expository writing program for freshmen modeled on the program at Harvard, an interdisciplinary religious studies program, the Artistin-Residence Program, the International Programs Center, and the Faculty-in-Residence Program putting faculty family apartments in student residence halls. The Retired Professors Program has been started, bringing 50 retired full professors back to the University to teach freshmen. The number of new facilities started or completed on the campus during the Boren years has matched the explosion in new programs. Since 1994, almost $1 billion in construction projects have been completed or are under way on OU’s three campuses. Among the largest of the recent projects are the $18.7 million renovation and expansion of historic Holmberg Hall, home of music and dance programs; the $67 million National Weather Center; the $19 million addition to the Michael F. Price College of Business; the $17 million Gaylord Hall for journalism and mass communication; the $27 million Stephenson Research and Technology Center; and the $83.5 million stadium project. The Health Sciences Center has a new Student Union, and the new $24 million Stanton L. Young Biomedical Research Center. Presidential Travel Scholarships, students from 111 countries on campus, more reciprocal international exchange agreements than any other university and the new International Programs Center are all making OU more international. The new Honors College helps to assure that no students need to leave Oklahoma to find an educational experience to match their potential.
In 1995, Boren launched the “Reach for Excellence” fundraising campaign with a five-year goal of $200 million, which was twice as large as any fundraising drive in Oklahoma history. The drive exceeded $500 million, raising OU into the top 15 public universities in the United States in private endowment per capita. Since 1994, endowed professorships have more than quadrupled and the OU donor base has grown from 18,000 to more than 107,000 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, 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.
V I C E P R E S I D E N T F O R I N T E R C O L L E G I AT E AT H L E T I C P R O G R A M S A N D D I R E C TO R O F AT H L E T I C S When Joe Castiglione came to Oklahoma, he inherited one of the most storied programs in college athletics, and he set about creating a positive culture where core values, a dynamic mission and a collaborative spirit develop a world class experience for student-athletes. Some would argue that his 18-year tenure represents the best of the best. With 13 national championships and 74 conference titles, including four in the 2015-16 academic year, during his tenure, Castiglione’s record is certainly one of great merit. Add in the record progress in the classroom for the Sooners and you get a sense of the overall excellence that Castiglione has encouraged and built. The environment of excellence created at Oklahoma has caught the attention of the sports world. OU’s 2015-16 year was named the Best in College Sports by CBS Sports. It isn’t just the excellence in competition that attracts people. It is also the consistent nature of that excellence. OU’s performance in the Learfield Director’s Cup has been built through overall success in competition. In 2015-16, OU sent 16 of 21 sport teams to the postseason and a total of six teams, led by three national champions, finished in the top 10. That number included a runner-up NCAA finish by the men’s tennis team, a Final Four trip by the men’s basketball team and a first-ever time to participate in NCAA match play for men’s golf. The 16th-place finish in the Director’s Cup was the seventh consecutive top-25 finish. It also was OU’s 16th in the top 30 in Castiglione’s 18-year tenure. The football program became the first of six teams to finish the year in the final four of their sport when it was named to the College Football Playoff after a ninth Big 12 title. Four months later, the men’s and women’s gymnastics teams became the first in the history of the sport for both to earn national championships in the same year. And that spirit of excellence went well beyond competition. The Sooner student-athletes had a ninth consecutive semester of a cumulative GPA at 3.00 or higher. The 3.06 GPA for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 tied the all-tine best mark for a single semester. OU produced 299 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honorees for the spring semester, representing student-athletes who posted at least a 3.00 GPA for the term. A total of 63 student-athletes achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs in the fall semester and 60 more did so in the spring. A total of 10 teams recorded perfect 1,000 single-year Academic Progress Rate scores for 2014-15 and all OU Athletics programs finished above the NCAA minimum for the sixth consecutive year. Of OU’s 19 teams, 15 achieved APRs equal to or above the national average, with four teams — women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s tennis and men’s tennis — posting perfect multiyear APR scores. OU’s most recent graduation success rate of 84 percent is a school record and exceeds the NCAA national average. Individually, Sooner student-athletes received several of the most prestigious awards available. Football player Ty Darlington became OU’s first winner of the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded to college football’s absolute best scholar-athlete, and was named a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American for the second year in a row. Other CoSIDA Academic All-Americans included Paige Parker from softball, Brandon Doughty from cross country/track and field and Marissa Beene from rowing. Men’s basketball player C.J. Cole was presented with the NCAA’s Elite 90 Award for achieving the highest GPA (3.97 in chemical biosciences) among student-athletes participating at this year’s Final Four. Buddy Hield, the consensus Player of the Year in men’s basketball, was named the Big 12’s Male Sportsperson of the Year. Eric Striker became the first OU student to receive the Otis Sullivant Award
for perceptivity for the manner in which he opened new dialogue on campus following a racially insensitive incident and how he has helped the entire university community during the healing process. Jenny Carmichael, from the Sooner track and field team, became the first Sooner student-athlete to be named to the Homecoming Court and to be named Outstanding Senior Woman. A place where competitive dreams come true and academic excellence are the expectations, not the exceptions, has been created at OU by Castiglione with the full support of OU President David L. Boren and OU’s Board of Regents. The 11th and second longest serving director of athletics at OU, Castiglione arrived on the Sooner campus in summer of 1998 and what he found was nothing like what we see today. He made a number of changes, and, in the process, created a team of administrators, coaches and support staff who pursue and achieve lofty goals under the banner of ethical integrity. The true measure of achievement for Castiglione and, by extension, the department’s coaches and staff, is demonstrated in the success of the student-athletes in relation to the department’s mission statement “Inspiring champions today … Preparing leaders for tomorrow.” Castiglione believes that excellence on the field of competition should correlate with the outstanding results from the classroom. The results off the field for the Sooners were very pleasing for Castiglione and by extension all the people who helped make it happen. Since arriving at OU, Castiglione has insisted that daily and long-term decisions be made in a financially responsible manner. The department has closed the books in the black in each of the last 18 years, making it one of the very 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 to increase the direct support provided by the department on an annual basis. The most recent demonstration of that commitment led to a partnership with President Boren’s office that eliminated the admission fee at OU’s internationally known Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Through direct and indirect support, OU Athletics provides more than $9 million annually to OU’s academics budget. Facility improvement and construction of athletics facilities has been carried out at a record pace and Castiglione takes pride in the fact that those improvements have been paid for with private money. Currently, the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is undergoing a massive renovation that will include filling in the bowl and creating new seating options for Sooner fans. Other improvements are planned throughout the historic facility in the Stadium Master Plan that includes multiple phases. A $7 million dollar improvement to the men’s and women’s basketball facilities at Lloyd Noble Center has been approved. Both of these projects follow the completion of the $75 million Headington Hall, which provides housing for the general student population as well as student-athletes. The state-of-theart building opened in August 2013 and makes OU the leader in providing an engaging community living option for OU students. Castiglione is quick to give full credit to the student-athletes and coaches, the staff, OU President 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 April of 1998 after an outstanding administrative career at Missouri. In recognition of the many achievements of his OU tenure, Castiglione was named National Athletic Director of the Year in May 2009 by the Sports
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Business Journal. He was a finalist for the same award in 2016. The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame named him the 2013 recipient of the John L. Toner Award, presented annually by the NFF to an athletic director who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football. In April 2014, Castilgione received the Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence from Oklahoma City University. His peers have honored him as well. In November 2012, the United States Sports Academy named him the winner of the Carl Maddox Sports Management Award. In October 2004, the Bobby Dodd Foundation named him Athletics Director of the Year. In 2003, he was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators Hall of Fame. In June 2001, he received the General Robert R. Neyland Athletic Director Award for lifetime achievement from the All-American Football Foundation. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) named him Central Region AD of the Year in 2000. The department received the 2007 PRISM Award, 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. The achievement that may bring him the most pride came in May 2007 when he completed a master’s of education degree from OU. Subsequently, he became an adjunct professor in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, teaching graduate classes in Marketing, Development and Leadership in Higher Education. He serves on the College’s Board of Advocates. He was recently recognized for his distinguished service by OU’s College of Arts & Sciences. Castiglione was instrumental in the athletics department’s major campaign, Great Expectations: The Campaign For Sooner Sports. The then largest fund-raising effort in OU athletics history included projects that impacted each of OU’s 21 sports and has become a national model for intercollegiate athletics. The campaign ended three years later with more than $125 million raised and that figure has now grown to over $500 million as funds continue to be raised for facility improvements and scholarship endowments. Hired on April 30, 1998, Castiglione joined the Sooner family after serving as athletics director at Missouri. In his 17-year career with the Tigers, Castiglione, who was named director of athletics at Missouri on Dec. 15, 1993, was credited with rebuilding sports programs, hiring outstanding coaches, implementing an innovative master plan for facilities, inspiring record-setting increases in fund-raising and balancing the budget in each of his five years as athletics director.
A 1979 Maryland graduate, Castiglione received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in April 2007 and he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in November 2015. His career journey began as the sports promotions director at Rice. He then worked a year as director of athletic fund-raising at Georgetown before being hired in 1981 at Missouri as director of communications and marketing. He will mark his 24th year of serving student-athletes as an Athletics Director at two different institutions in the current academic year, 2016-17. His commitment to the success of student-athletes has gone beyond the Norman campus and he has served at the national and conference level. He served as chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2015-16 academic year. He also chaired the NCAA’s Football Academic Progress Rate (APR) Working Group and completed service on the NCAA Working Group on Collegiate Model-Rules Committee. He also serves on the Gatorade Collegiate Advisory Board and the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors. 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 has served on the NCAA Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Discussion Group, the United States Olympic Committee Athlete Career and Education Strategic Working Group and the NCAA Football Issues Committee which he now serves as chairman. 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, his hometown recognized him by selecting him for the Broward County (Fla.) 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, recently serving 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. He encourages student-athletes and athletics staff to participate in those efforts as well, and in 2015-16, OU Athletics representatives logged more than 4,000 hours of community service. 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., who is a sophomore at OU, and Jonathan Edmund, who will be a sophomore in high school.
COMMUNICATIONS The OU Athletics Communications Office is located on the second floor of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (northwest corner), approximately 1.5 miles north of Lloyd Noble Center.
Main Office Phone/Fax: (405) 325-8231/(405) 325-7623 Address: 180 W. Brooks, Room 2525, Norman, OK 73019 Lloyd Noble Center Press Row: (405) 325-1024 Assistant AD/Strategic Communications: Mike Houck (football) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Director: Ben Coldagelli (men’s basketball) E-Mail: email@example.com Associate Director: Tyler Pigg (women’s basketball) Office Phone: (405) 325-3671 Cell Phone: (334) 750-0791 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Director: Karl Anderson (softball/football) E-Mail: email@example.com Assistant Director: Brendan Flynn (volleyball/baseball) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Director: Chelsey Kraft (soccer/women’s gymnastics) E-Mail: email@example.com Research Fellow: Wes Moody (men’s gymnastics) Research Fellow: Micah Thompson (women’s golf, rowing, wrestling) Student Assistants: Annie Barraza, Andie Beene (men’s golf), Walker Brooke, Patrick Dunn, Hannah Hill, Conner Hildenbrand, Ann Marcelli (women’s tennis), Mike McCareins (men's tennis), Katelyn Mee, Allison Weiss Graphic Design Director: Scott Matthews E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Graphic Design Assistant Director: Cole Smith E-Mail: email@example.com Publications Director: Debbie Copp (track/cross country) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MIKE HOUCK Assistant AD (Football)
BEN COLDAGELLI Associate Director (Men’s Basketball)
KARL ANDERSON Assistant Director (Softball, Football)
BRENDAN FLYNN Assistant Director (Baseball, Volleyball)
CHELSEY KRAFT Assistant Director (Soccer, Women’s Gymnastics)
WES MOODY Research Fellow (Men’s Gymnastics)
MICAH THOMPSON Research Fellow (Women’s Golf, Rowing, Wrestling)
DEBBIE COPP Publications Director
SCOTT MATTHEWS Graphics Design Director
COLE SMITH Graphics Design Assistant Director
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TYLER PIGG Associate Director (Women’s Basketball)
ADMINISTRATION (Area Code 405) Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione ..................................................................325-8208 Executive Associate Athletics Director Larry Naifeh .......................................................................325-8200 Senior Associate AD (Administration) Zac Selmon .......................................................................325-3396 Senior Associate AD (SWA/Event Management/Facilities) Lindy Roberts .....................................................................325-8225 Senior Associate AD (External Operations) Kenny Mossman ................................................................325-8231 Senior Associate AD (Chief Financial Officer) Luther Lee ..........................................................................325-1844 Executive Director of Athletics Compliance Jason Leonard ...................................................................325-8346 Senior Associate AD (Academic Services) Mike Meade .......................................................................325-4146 Senior Associate AD (Internal Operations) Greg Tipton ........................................................................325-4666 Assistant AD (Events and Facilities) Danny Davis .......................................................................325-8235 Assistant AD (Broadcast Operations) Brandon Meier ...................................................................325-8875 Assistant AD (Communications) Mike Houck ........................................................................325-8227 Assistant AD (Ticket Operations) Patrick Nowlin ....................................................................325-8232 Assistant AD (Development) McK Williams ....................................................................325-8194 Special Assistant to the Athletics Director Merv Johnson ....................................................................325-8262 Executive Director Varsity O Association/ Special Assistant to the Athletics Director Joe Washington .................................................................325-7811 Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Kelly Damphousse ........................................................325-2529
DIRECTORY HEAD COACHES
Baseball Pete Hughes ....................................................................... 325-8354 (Davidson ’90) Basketball (Men) Lon Kruger ......................................................................... 325-4732 (Kansas State ’75) Basketball (Women) Sherri Coale ....................................................................... 325-8322 (Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts ’87) Cross Country Jim VanHootegem .............................................................. 325-8212 (North Central College ’90) Football Bob Stoops ........................................................................ 325-8245 (Iowa ’83) Golf (Men) Ryan Hybl .......................................................................... 325-8342 (Georgia ’04) Golf (Women) Veronique Drouin-Luttrell .................................................. 325-8343 (Kent State ’03) Gymnastics (Men) Mark Williams ..................................................................... 325-8341 (Nebraska ’80) Gymnastics (Women) K.J. Kindler ......................................................................... 325-8333 (Iowa State ’92) Rowing (Women) Leeanne Crain ..................................................................... 325-6961 (UCLA ’88) Soccer (Women) Matt Potter .......................................................................... 325-8296 (West London College of Brunell University ’92) Softball Patty Gasso ........................................................................ 325-8371 (Long Beach State ’84) Tennis (Men) Nick Crowell ....................................................................... 325-8362 (Texas ’00) Tennis (Women) Audra Cohen ...................................................................... 325-8325 (Miami ’09) Track and Field Jim VanHootegem .............................................................. 325-8212 (North Central College ’90) Volleyball (Women) Santiago Restrepo .............................................................. 325-8364 (East Stroudsburg ’86) Wrestling Lou Rosselli ....................................................................... 325-3959 (Edinboro ’93)
COACHINGHISTORY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS UNDER ZIERT (1)
Mary Jane Ousley (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983
PAUL ZIERT (1981-1983)
>>Oklahoma’s first head coach >>Led the Sooners to the program’s first two NCAA regional appearances
UNDER SWITZER (41)
Mary Jane Ousley (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Amy Priest (AA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Amy Priest (VT, UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Tatiana Figuiredo (VT, AA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Mary Jean Mylott (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Dayna Rose (UB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Tatiana Figuiredo (VT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Kelly Garrison (AA, VT, UB, BB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Kelly Garrison (AA, VT, UB, BB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 Cassie Frey (VT, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Monica Fields (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Tricia Bonomo (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Monica Fields (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Jessica Frey (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Tina Gamboa (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Linda Haverly (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Shanna Kennedy (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Tracey Cole (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Shannon Gilbreath (VT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Melissa Griffith (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Amy Smith (VT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Tracey Cole (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Melissa Griffith (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Chelle Stack (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Melissa Griffith (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Teresa McGrath (VT, BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Amber McCracken (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Amber McCracken (UB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000
UNDER NUNNO (8)
Kasie Tamayo (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 (37)
Brittney Koncak-Schumann (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Haley DeProspero (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Kiara Redmond (VT, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Hollie Vise (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Megan Ferguson (UB, BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Haley DeProspero (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Ashley Jackson (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Jackie Flanery (VT, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Brie Olson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Natalie Ratcliff (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Hollie Vise (BB, UB, FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Megan Ferguson (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Natasha Kelley (BB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Kayla Nowak (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Megan Ferguson (UB, BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Brie Olson (AA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Rebecca Clark (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Maile’ana Kanewa (V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Brie Olson (UB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Haley Scaman (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Taylor Spears (UB, BB, AA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Maile’ana Kanewa (V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Taylor Spears (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Haley Scaman (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Ali Jackson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Rebecca Clark (UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Erica Brewer (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Chayse Capps (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Brenna Dowell (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Natalie Brown (BB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Chayse Capps (BB, AA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 AJ Jackson (VT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Keeley Kmieciak (VT, UB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Haley Scaman (FX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016
Year. . . . . . .Record . . . . . . . . . Conferece Finish . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 . . . . . .4-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 . . . . . .14-10 . . . . . . . . . . Fourth (Big Eight). . . . . . . . . . . 1983 . . . . . .13-7 . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . >> Ziert’s Record: 31-24 (.564)
Postseason Finish None NCAA Regionals (3rd) NCAA Regionals (5th)
BECKY SWITZER (1984-2001)
>>2001 Big 12 Coach of the Year >>Responsible for OU’s first five conference titles and 16 postseason appearances Year Record Conference Finish 1984 . . . . . .14-6 . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 . . . . . .17-12 . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 . . . . . .18-5 . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 . . . . . .15-14 . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . 1988 . . . . . .10-13 . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . 1989 . . . . . .26-15-1 . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . 1990 . . . . . .13-14-1 . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . 1991 . . . . . .15-9 . . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 . . . . . .13-12 . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 . . . . . .15-11 . . . . . . . . . . First (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 . . . . . .16-10 . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . 1995 . . . . . .14-11 . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big Eight) . . . . . . . . . . 1996 . . . . . .13-8 . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 . . . . . .11-7 . . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 . . . . . .13-11 . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 . . . . . .18-9 . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 . . . . . .12-9 . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 . . . . . .21-11 . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . >> Switzer’s Record: 287-187-2 (.605) * Co-Head Coach with Steve Nunno
Postseason Finish NCAA Regionals (5th) NCAA Nationals (10th) NCAA Regionals (4th) NCAA Regionals (5th) NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Nationals (9th) NCAA Regionals (4th) NCAA Regionals (7th) NCAA Regionals (7th) NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Regionals (6th), NIT (1st) NCAA Regionals (7th), NIT (2nd) None None NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Regionals (4th) NCAA Regionals (6th) NCAA Nationals (10th)*
STEVE NUNNO (2001-2006)
>>Spent six seasons at the helm of the Oklahoma program >>Guided the Sooners to four NCAA Championship appearances Year. . . . . . .Record . . . . . . . . . Conference Finish . . . . . . . . . . 2001 . . . . . .21-11 . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . . . . .16-6 . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 . . . . . .15-11 . . . . . . . . . . Second (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 . . . . . .19-20 . . . . . . . . . . First (Big12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 . . . . . .19-17 . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 . . . . . .17-17 . . . . . . . . . . Third (Big 12). . . . . . . . . . . . . . >> Nunno’s Record: 107-82 (.566) * Co-Head Coach with Becky Switzer
Postseason Finish NCAA Nationals (10th)* NCAA Regionals (3rd) NCAA Regionals (4th) NCAA Nationals (11th) NCAA Nationals (12th) NCAA Nationals (10th)
K.J. KINDLER (2007-PRESENT)
>>Oklahoma’s winning percentage leader >>Guided Oklahoma to six Super Six appearances and its first two NCAA titles Year Record Conference Finish 2007 . . . . . .22-11-1 . . . . . . . . 2nd (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 . . . . . .24-8-1 . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 . . . . . .19-14 . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 . . . . . .29-3 . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 . . . . . .30-3 . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 . . . . . .26-6 . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 . . . . . .34-3 . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 . . . . . .31-2-1 . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 . . . . . .29-2-0 . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 . . . . . .38-1-0 . . . . . . . . . 1st (Big 12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >> Kindler’s Record: 282-53-3 (.839)
2017 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
Postseason Finish NCAA Nationals (8th) NCAA Nationals (8th) NCAA Nationals (10th) NCAA Super Six (2nd) NCAA Super Six (3rd) NCAA Nationals (7th) NCAA Super Six (2nd) NCAA National Co-Champions NCAA Super Six (3rd) NCAA National Champions
ALL-AMERICANS Thirty-Four Sooners have earned a combined 104 NCAA All-American honors, including a program-record 18 in 2016. *indicates active gymnast
AMY PRIEST 1985 (Vault)
CASSIE FREY 1987 (UB, AA) 1988 (VT) 1989 (UB)
KELLY GARRISON 1987 (UB, AA) 1988 (VT, UB, BB, FX, AA)
ERIN LABARR 2004 (UB, AA) 2005 (UB)
KASIE TAMAYO 2004 (BB, AA)
TIFFANY WILLIN 2004 (VT)
STEPHANIE LOPICCOLO 2006 (UB)
BRITTNEY KONCAK 2006 (FX, AA) 2007 (VT)
KIARA REDMOND 2006 (FX, AA) 2007 (VT, FX, AA) 2008 (VT, BB, FX, AA)
MEGAN FERGUSON 2009 (BB), 2010 (UB), 2011 (UB, BB, FX), 2012 (BB, FX)
JACKIE FLANERY 2010 (FX)
KRISTIN SMITH 2010 (BB, FX)
HOLLIE VISE 2010 (UB, BB, FX)
NATASHA KELLEY 2011 (UB, BB)
MADISON MOORING 2011 (VT, BB) 2013 (VT)
KAYLA NOWAK 2011 (UB, BB)
BRIE OLSON 2011 (UB) 2012 (UB, AA) 2013 (FX)
SARA STONE 2011 (VT) 2012 (BB)
ERICA BREWER 2012 (UB, AA) 2013 (UB, BB) 2015 (BB)
REBECCA CLARK 2013 (UB) 2015 (BB)
TAYLOR SPEARS 2013 (UB, AA) 2014 (UB, BB)
LARA ALBRIGHT 2014 (FX)
CHAYSE CAPPS* 2014 (BB), 2015 (VT, BB), 2016 (VT, UB, BB, FX, AA)
MAILEâ€™ANA KANEWA 2014 (VT, FX)
KARA LOVAN* 2014 (FX)
HALEY SCAMAN 2014 (VT, FX) 2015 (VT, FX) 2016 (VT, FX)
BRENNA DOWELL* 2015 (UB, FX)
AJ JACKSON* 2015 (VT) 2016 (UB, FX)
CHARITY JONES* 2015 (VT) 2016 (BB)
KEELEY KMIECIAK MCKENZIE WOFFORD* NATALIE BROWN* NICOLE LEHRMANN* HUNTER PRICE 2015 (UB, BB) 2015 (UB) 2016 (BB) 2016 (UB, BB) 2016 (VT) 2016 (VT, FX, AA) 2016 (UB)
ALL-TIMERECORDS PAUL ZIERT
1981-1983 1981 (4-7) OU 120.90 110.05 120.10 111.70
OPPONENT Oral Roberts Central Oklahoma Southern Ark. Tech Centenary College Oral Roberts Central Oklahoma Central Arkansas Big Eight Championship Oklahoma State Missouri Nebraska Iowa State
1982 (14-10) OU 129.00 129.45
137.35 128.55 136.75 137.30 138.10 138.25
OPPONENT Illinois-Chicago Indiana State Iowa Missouri Minnesota Illinois Jacksonville State Oral Roberts Denver Nebraska Oklahoma State Emporia State Iowa State Southwest Texas Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State
OU 173.65 172.50 174.15 177.70 173.00 178.85 176.80 179.15 178.15 177.20
OPPONENT Iowa State Oklahoma State Arizona State New Mexico Denver Southwest Texas Nebraska Iowa State Oklahoma State Washburn Oklahoma State Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State
NCAA Regional: 5th/6
OPPONENT SCORE 134.15 117.50 102.15 136.15 132.55 098.50 098.50 144.20 137.55 136.50 128.55
1984 (14-6) OU 175.35 171.95 176.25 174.10 173.80 180.55 180.20 180.40 181.35
OPPONENT SCORE 134.75 129.85 126.55 137.30 128.60 128.10 124.60 142.30 137.25 140.60 137.70 172. 85 129.75 135.10
143.90 141.50 141.45 125.60
1985 (17-12) OU 179.65 176.60 181.60
182.50 185.30 183.95
OPPONENT SCORE 169.70 171.20 184.10 174.60 170.20 163.90 177.00 167.45 178.15 136.50 177.35 180.30 176.05 175.10 169.20
OPPONENT Denver Texas Woman’s Iowa State Missouri Texas Woman’s Nebraska Oklahoma State Southern Illinois Texas Woman’s Nebraska Arizona State New Mexico Oklahoma State Southwest Texas Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State
OPPONENT SCORE 169.85 142.50 167.40 174.45 156.50 173.10 177.55 166.80 160.95 179.50 184.20 184.20 176.95 173.05
OPPONENT Texas Woman’s Southeast Missouri Denver Montana State Texas Woman’s Stanford Oklahoma State Missouri Iowa State Oklahoma State Southwestern TWU New Mexico Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma State Iowa State
184.45 182.70 182.20 182.55 183.45 185.80 179.60 188.15 187.30 91.55
176.70 176.25 174.35 168.55
NCAA Regional: 5th/6
OPPONENT SCORE 160.70 170.80 170.75 121.45 122.20 174.55 175.25 180.75 172.15 177.05 172.10 170.15 180.50 182.95 181.10 180.35 169.45
1986 (18-5) OU 182.35 178.25 178.15 177.45
OPPONENT Denver Houston Baptist New Mexico Iowa State Arizona Brigham Young Utah State Denver Southern California Arizona State Missouri TWU Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Utah State Big Eight Championship Oklahoma State Nebraska Missouri
OPPONENT SCORE 175.75 129.45 172.10 166.60 183.55 177.35 176.85 175.10 149.10 184.25 175.75 161.25 181.60 180.85 182.55
2017 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
180.45 179.95 178.35
OPPONENT Texas Woman’s Cornell Arizona State New Mexico Arizona State Nebraska Georgia Georgia Alabama Minnesota Nebraska Missouri Illinois State Houston Baptist Utah Alabama UCLA Missouri Iowa TWU Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State
OPPONENT SCORE 167.90 165.80 181.50 177.50 185.10 184.90 185.00 188.20 186.85 180.45 187.40 180.40 175.00 178.35 190.95 187.35 186.10 190.70 188.90 187.80 193.30 186.10 185.00 185.45 181.25 173.25
NCAA Regional: 5th/7
1988 (10-13) OU 184.65 182.50 184.70 185.15 186.15 183.10 186.00 185.90 186.15 186.90
NCAA Regional: 4th/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12
184.20 184.60 182.15 181.15
NCAA Regional: 3rd/6
Iowa State NCAA Regional: 4th/6
OPPONENT Utah Arizona State Arizona Wisconsin Georgia Nebraska TWU Air Force Utah Arizona State TWU Penn State Houston Baptist Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State
OPPONENT SCORE 187.00 185.95 185.65 178.80 186.50 186.10 169.00 138.75 189.90 186.00 176.60 184.20 183.80 188.35 183.40 178.20
NCAA Regional: 6th/7
1989 (26-15-1) OU 187.70 188.45 185.40 190.70 185.55 187.45
OPPONENT Arizona State Denver Illinois Iowa State Alabama Minnesota Utah Nebraska Missouri Florida Minnesota Michigan State West Virginia Maryland TWU
OPPONENT SCORE 186.85 182.50 186.40 181.25 188.25 182.60 190.55 189.50 180.15 192.30 185.60 185.30 183.10 182.25 183.40
187.35 185.90 183.15 190.25 188.85 190.90
Utah Stanford New Mexico Alabama Missouri Iowa State Illinois Houston Baptist Denver Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State
191.00 181.90 180.25 192.00 182.25 184.05 186.60 187.05 186.15
194.25 186.50 185.65
NCAA Regional: T3rd/4 | NCAA Nationals: 9th/12
1990 (13-14-1) OU 182.00 186.60 189.90 187.00 190.90 187.60 188.78 186.45
185.10 190.35 188.95 187.90
OPPONENT Alabama Auburn Iowa State Nebraska Texas Woman’s Utah Maryland Nebraska Missouri Florida Arizona State Denver South Utah Fort Hayes North Carolina Utah West Virginia Alabama Denver Iowa Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State
OU 183.95 187.90 185.30 188.95 185.90 189.95 191.00 190.05 190.00 192.25 194.05 191.15
OPPONENT Washington Iowa State Penn State Indiana Univ.-Pa. Arizona TWU Nebraska Alabama Missouri TWU Denver Washington Denver Iowa New Mexico Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State
198.75 190.35 188.95
OPPONENT SCORE 190.00 183.30 180.55 192.05 178.15 191.90 182.10 192.30 189.45 188.15 186.55 189.00 178.95 177.85 174.80 193.10 185.55 192.55 186.35 187.85 191.05 187.90 186.30
NCAA Regional: 4th/7
189.90 189.25 186.45
OU 188.10 187.50 188.85
OPPONENT Iowa State Washington Nebraska
OU 184.10 189.75 192.00 188.70 188.30 188.00 191.55 189.20
Alabama Denver Iowa Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State
192.55 186.35 187.85
191.05 187.90 186.30
OPPONENT Nebraska Denver Washington UC-Davis Seattle Pacific Michigan Centenary Denver Michigan Alaska-Anchorage Texas Woman’s Missouri Iowa Texas Woman’s Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Big Eight Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri
1994 (16-10) OU 184.35 189.90 191.03 189.30 188.78 192.00 188.43
OPPONENT Denver Utah State Air Force Nebraska TWU Air Force Southeast Missouri St. Western Michigan Illinois-Chicago Eastern Michigan TWU Missouri Centenary Iowa Northern Illinois Southeast Missouri St. Denver Big Eight Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State
1995 (14-11) OU 185.75
191.55 188.675 193.275 191.575 193.425
193.00 193.625 192.85
OPPONENT SCORE 188.00 182.85 192.20 185.40 182.20 191.65 186.50 181.85 192.35 176.05 188.15 190.70 188.90 187.80 193.30 186.10 185.00 193.30 190.30 193.05
NCAA Regional: 6th/7
192.43 193.275 OPPONENT SCORE 185.65 186.90 167.95
NCAA Regional: 6th/7 NIT: 1st (Not counted towards final team record)
NCAA Regional: 7th/7
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
NCAA Regional: 4th/7
OPPONENT SCORE 184.55 187.10 186.15 179.45 187.95 181.15 185.40 193.25 188.45 184.15 186.55 187.40 190.10 188.75 173.30
Utah State Utah Brigham Young Denver Southern Utah Missouri Iowa State Iowa Minnesota Ball State Texas Woman’s Denver Utah State
193.60 192.10 189.95
OPPONENT SCORE 185.95 180.475 184.35 191.225 189.90 192.05 190.95 190.80 188.10 187.075 196.30 191.75 187.70 185.875 188.25 189.175 194.45 191.20 190.875
NCAA Regional: 7th/7 NIT: 2nd (Not counted towards final team record)
1996 (13-8) OU 192.35
186.425 189.775 189.05 191.60 191.80 91.375 193.35 192.40 192.425
OPPONENT SCORE 184.18 188.68 181.03 192.05 186.03 181.03 188.38 188.45 188.15 185.68 189.23 192.03 184.95 187.23 171.15 187.88 182.53
OPPONENT Denver Air Force TWU Nebraska TWU Iowa State Iowa Minnesota Missouri TWU LSU West Virginia Centenary Iowa Centenary TWU Big Eight Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri
OPPONENT Auburn Centenary TWU Denver California Air Force Nebraska TWU Denver SEMO Denver Iowa State Texas Woman’s Missouri Iowa Iowa Northern Illinois Centenary Big Eight Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri
1997 (9-6) OU 191.225 191.350 187.850 189.375 189.550 190.750 194.600 191.075 192.425 196.075
OPPONENT LSU Denver Centenary at Nebraska at Texas Woman’s at Auburn at Iowa State Missouri at Centenary Air Force Centenary TWU Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri
OPPONENT SCORE 191.45 189.10 184.375 190.05 188.50 182.35 193.875 185.60 188.775 191.125 188.30 191.525 189.475 192.20 193.675 190.65 189.075 189.425 195.05 194.15 187.55
OPPONENT SCORE 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
1998 (13-11) 185.225
189.650 190.150 192.225 195.400 192.225 193.950 193.500
at Maui Invitational Arizona State Nebraska Iowa at Denver Centenary Air Force Centenary Iowa State at Boise State TWU at Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri
195.225 195.550 190.10 189.325 184.975 193.050 174.025 184.150 176.550 192.300 194.450 191.750 196.550 195.80 191.925
191.175 193.950 191.350
194.675 195.100 193.075 194.850 194.275 193.325 193.425
194.625 195.875 194.950
Centenary at Texas Woman’s at Rocky Mountain Open Denver Brigham Young TWU Air Force Denver Illinois-Chicago TWU Nebraska Boise State Iowa State Missouri Southern Utah at Denver Classic Denver Air Force Centenary Arizona TWU at Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri at NCAA Midwest Regional Michigan Nebraska Arizona Illinois Illinois-Chicago
180.475 185.450 192.225 190.125 187.525 186.375 193.350 188.875 188.200 194.450 192.575 192.300 192.150 191.425
191.425 193.300 194.800 195.800 195.800
197.225 196.500 195.000 193.625
Texas Woman’s Illinois-Chicago TWU Nebraska TWU Illinois-Chicago Louisiana State Air Force Iowa State Centenary Missouri Southern Utah
196.475 196.925 196.350 195.475 194.575 196.500 197.000 196.700 196.475 196.125
STEVE NUNNO 2001 (21-11) OU 194.025 194.025 195.300 196.225 194.300 192.600 195.250 194.275 195.075
196.750 195.650 194.550
OPPONENT at TWU at San Jose State Arizona California at California Arizona Utah State at TWU Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Nebraska at Florida at Iowa State Minnesota Missouri at Corvette Cup Missouri TWU Bowling Green Ohio State TWU Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri NCAA Regional Nebraska Arizona Penn State Washington Illinois State NCAA Nationals UCLA Georgia Michigan Alabama Nebraska Utah Florida Stanford Arizona State Oregon State Denver
OPPONENT SCORE 189.300 191.975 190.775 194.400 195.175 190.775 194.450 191.600 173.450 196.025 195.950 196.150M 195.025 181.75 193.075 191.350 194.825 195.250 194.100 197.650 197.050 193.675 196.200 194.825 194.775 194.450 191.725 197.575 197.400 197.275 196.550 196.025 196.025 195.825 195.400 194.775 193.775 193.625
OPPONENT at Maui Invitational Arizona Michigan Sacramento State
Oregon State Washington Boise State Southern Utah
196.800 194.775 194.550 193.350
2003 (15-11) OU 193.275
194.475 195.950 195.750 195.800 196.600 195.350 196.950 197.525 197.725 197.475 197.275 197.025
196.725 196.650 195.475
OPPONENT Super Six Challenge Georgia Nebraska Florida Alabama Penn State TWU Boise State Utah State at Nebraska Penn State Iowa Missouri Iowa State TWU Centenary Arizona UCLA at Stanford Big 12 Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State NCAA Regional Alabama Auburn Central Michigan Michigan State Kent State
OPPONENT SCORE 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) OU 195.150 195.275
194.600 193.625 187.400
2017 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
193.000 191.775 191.800 196.850 193.925 193.000 193.725 189.225 196.000 196.000 193.000
NCAA Regional: 3rd/6
NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12
Ohio State at Texas Woman’s Southern Utah at Georgia Florida Boise State at Missouri Centenary Iowa State Arizona TWU Big 12 Championship Nebraska Iowa State Missouri NCAA Regional Utah
196.900 195.225 196.700
181.150 191.000 188.150 195.400 193.275 192.400 195.775 190.125 195.600 188.750 193.900 192.725
NCAA Regional: 6th/6
NCAA Regional: 4th/6
196.775 196.750 194.375
Washington Boise State
196.100 190.075 185.700 195.575 191.950
196.750 196.325 193.625 193.100 192.400
NCAA Regional: 6th/7
Ohio State Big 12 Championships Iowa State Nebraska Missouri NCAA Regionals UCLA Oregon State Stanford
OPPONENT Washington Iowa TWU Alabama Florida Georgia Denver Oregon State Air Force TWU Southern Utah Air Force Iowa State Nebraska
OPPONENT SCORE 196.450 195.350 189.175 196.725 195.950 195.550 193.600 193.775 188.650 192.200 193.025 187.275 196.775 196.600
196.225 196.275 197.100 196.650 196.375 196.175 196.950
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
196.900 196.175 196.175 197.000 193.325 195.775
196.925 196.425 196.175
196.900 196.850 195.275 195.175 193.000 198.125 197.200 197.125 197.125 196.800 195.775 196.650 196.500 196.325 196.150 194.775
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 11th/12
196.000 196.050 195.950 196.100 196.950 197.050 196.000 196.575 195.350
2005 (19-17) OU 195.900
193.600 194.800 195.900 195.725 196.700 195.000 196.500 195.050 196.325 195.750 196.025 195.500
OPPONENT OPPONENT SCORE Cancun Gymnastics Classic Brigham Young 194.325 George Washington 191.625 Gustavus Adolphus 175.800 at TWU 188.650 Kent State 188.475 at Ohio State 194.775 Illinois State 188.625 at Nebraska 196.775 Georgia 196.300 at Auburn 191.900 Missouri 193.925 TWU 191.350 Centenary 192.075 at Iowa State 196.250 TWU 191.425 LSU 197.850 Southern Utah 195.925 Big 12 Championship Nebraska 196.650 Iowa State 196.000 Missouri 194.875 NCAA Regional LSU 197.125 New Hampshire 194.700 Arkansas 193.950 Pittsburgh 193.100 Rutgers 191.350 NCAA Nationals Georgia 197.825 Alabama 197.400 Utah 197.275 UCLA 197.150 Michigan 196.575 Nebraska 196.425 Florida 196.225 Iowa State 195.975 LSU 195.800 Penn State 194.975 Brigham Young 194.625
NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 12th/12
OPPONENT at Cancun Classic Georgia Stanford Denver Arizona Southern Utah at TWU Air Force Nebraska Iowa State at Georgia at Missouri at LSU TWU Centenary at Kent State Big 12 Championship Iowa State Nebraska Missouri NCAA Central Regional LSU Penn State Kentucky Michigan State Ohio State NCAA Nationals Georgia Utah Alabama Florida Nebraska Iowa State Michigan LSU Arizona State Oregon State Arkansas
196.250 OPPONENT SCORE 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
197.750 196.800 196.725 196.275 196.175 194.725 196.000 195.650 195.575 195.150 194.375
2008 (24-8-1) OU 195.175
195.125 196.450 196.550 195.275 195.925 196.375 196.075 195.650 196.750 196.750 196.125 195.875
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 10th/12
K.J. KINDLER 2007-PRESENT 2007 (22-11-1) OU 194.500 196.125 195.600 195.075 196.400 196.250 196.725 196.725 196.175 195.475 197.175 195.325
OPPONENT at Alabama Missouri Central Michigan at TWU Centenary George Washington at Nebraska at Arizona State California at Iowa State at Iowa Texas Woman’s at Stanford Iowa Pittsburgh Big 12 Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State NCAA Regional Alabama Iowa State Michigan State Ohio State \Kentucky
OPPONENT SCORE 195.700 193.825 191.025 191.275 187.950 189.500 195.050 196.275 190.900 194.425 194.525 194.245 196.475 193.825 194.075 196.475 194.450 193.975 196.700 195.925 194.800 194.650 194.025
197.850 197.250 197.225 196.925 196.825 195.975 196.275 196.125 195.575 195.100 195.100
NCAA Regional: T2nd/6 (OU advanced on tiebreaker) NCAA Nationals: 8th/12
196.425 196.275 194.850 195.825 194.400 194.075 193.575 193.000
NCAA Nationals Georgia Utah Florida UCLA Stanford Nebraska LSU Alabama Denver Michigan Oregon State
OPPONENT OPPONENT SCORE at Cancun Classic Iowa 192.875 Western Virginia 192.125 UW-Whitewater 181.550 at Central Michigan 188.600 at Texas Woman’s 192.800 at West Virginia 192.700 Nebraska 194.050 at Denver 195.700 Iowa State 193.675 at Missouri 195.750 Texas Woman’s 189.350 Auburn 195.900 at Arkansas 196.625 at Minnesota 195.625 Big 12 Championship Iowa State 195.775 Missouri 195.225 Nebraska 194.975 NCAA South Central Regional Alabama 197.300 Illinois 195.425 Boise State 194.400 SEMO 193.850 Arizona State 193.200 NCAA Nationals Georgia 197.450 Utah 197.125 Stanford 196.750 Florida 196.700 Louisiana State 196.350 Alabama 196.125 UCLA 196.725 Michigan 196.075 Arkansas 195.825 Oregon State 195.475 Denver 194.200
NCAA Regional: 2nd/6 | NCAA Nationals: 8th/12
2009 (19-14) OU 195.075 197.175 195.625 196.500 196.000 196.025 196.375
196.800 196.125 196.525 196.125
OPPONENT OPPONENT SCORE at Florida 196.500 at TWU 189.600 Arkansas 196.900 Minnesota 195.675 at Nebraska 196.175 at Denver 194.825 Brown 185.950 Missouri 196.225 West Virginia 195.250 at Iowa State 195.525 TWU 191.300 Illinois State 191.750 at Alabama 196.725 North Carolina 193.225 Big 12 Championship Iowa State 195.775 Missouri 195.925 Nebraska 196.075 NCAA Northeast Regional Alabama 197.000 Missouri 196.000 Central Michigan 194.925 New Hampshire 193.650 Maryland 192.800 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) OU 196.250 196.300 196.650 196.100 196.825 197.250 197.050 196.825 197.950 196.900 197.475 197.175
OPPONENT Florida at Auburn at Illinois N.C. State TWU Alaska-Anchorage Nebraska TWU Iowa State at Missouri at Michigan State Alabama Washington at Arkansas Big 12 Championship Nebraska Missouri Iowa State NCAA Regional LSU Penn State New Hampshire Ohio State Maryland NCAA Nationals UCLA Utah Nebraska Oregon State LSU NCAA Super Six UCLA
Alabama Stanford Florida Utah
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
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 2nd/12
2011 (30-3) OU 195.475 196.175 195.300 196.175 196.175 196.300 197.225 196.425 196.650 197.025 196.875 196.775
OPPONENT SCORE 195.275 195.325 194.425 194.875 191.225 188.900 196.225 192.575 196.225 195.500 194.125 197.275 195.800 196.100
197.225 197.100 197.000 196.225
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 SCORE 195.075 195.150 194.650 194.300 187.625 193.050 195.100 195.800 195.375 195.225 196.275 196.100 195.400 193.425 194.800 196.775 195.150 194.975 196.475 195.300 195.225 194.500 194.175
OU 195.875 195.925 196.475 196.475
197.425 197.200 197.400 197.225 197.300 196.475 196.825 197.475 197.025
OPPONENT Kentucky Bowling Green Wisconsin-Oshkosh at Oregon State North Carolina State Nebraska Minnesota Centenary
2013 (34-3) OU 196.450 196.700 197.325 197.275
197.375 197.625 197.450 195.575 194.175 198.375 197.275 197.875 197.525 196.900 197.200
196.700 196.500 195.450 195.450 195.100
197.650 197.375 196.775 196.500 196.425
197.375 OPPONENT SCORE 194.235 188.150 174.725 196.525 194.075 196.750 194.625 188.600
at Arkansas Iowa State Southeast Missouri State at Missouri Michigan TWU Alabama UCLA at Ohio State Big 12 Championship Iowa State Missouri NCAA Champaign Regional Stanford Illinois Denver
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196.175 195.175 189.600 196.375 196.300 194.650 197.150 197.525 196.700
197.400 197.200 197.150 196.625 196.550
OPPONENT at Georgia at Arizona State Denver LSU Oregon State Georgia Washington West Virginia Western Michigan William & Mary at Iowa State Boise State
OPPONENT SCORE 195.425 193.625 195.850 197.100 196.825 196.775 194.875 196.050 192.475 192.225 194.725 BYU
TWU UCLA at TWU Arizona Stanford North Carolina at Alabama Big 12 Championship Iowa State West VIrginia NCAA Regionals Stanford Washington Penn State Iowa Southern Utah NCAA Semifinal Alabama UCLA Michigan Utah Arkansas NCAA Super Six Florida Alabama UCLA LSU Georgia
191.425 197.200 195.300 196.125 196.000 195.300 197.525 196.175 194.675 196.800 195.925 195.875 194.475 194. 850 197.350 197.200 196.850 196.200 196.150 197.575 197.350 197.100 197.050 196.675
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 2nd/12
2014 (31-2-1) OU 197.700 196.675 193.050 197.575 197.225 197.325 198.175 197.200
196.025 196.025 196.675 195.725 194.875
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 7th/12
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 3rd/12
Kentucky Illinois-Chicago NCAA Nationals UCLA Utah Stanford Nebraska LSU
197.250 197.450 198.150
OPPONENT Georgia Iowa State
at Arizona at Florida LSU LSU Arizona Kentucky Alabama Michigan WVU Illinois Arizona State Minnesota TWU
OPPONENT SCORE 196.500 196.925 197.875 197.650 197.875 195.625 194.850 197.100 196.200 193.525 195.850 194.150 196.275 194.775
197.425 198.000 197.725
Michigan State at Arkansas Big 12 Championship Iowa State West VIrginia NCAA Regionals Illinois Minnesota California Southern Utah SJSU NCAA Semifinal Georgia LSU Stanford Michigan Illinois NCAA Super Six Florida LSU Alabama Georgia Nebraska
194.350 196.650 196.650 196.375
196.600 196.350 195.600 195.150 193.950
197.300 197.100 196.600 196.425 195.800 198.175 197.600 197.550 197.050 196.500
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: T-1st/12
197.375 198.075 197.775 197.950 198.050
2015 (29-2) OU 197.625 196.500 197.850 197.650 197.700
198.150 197.275 197.375 197.875 198.500 197.725 197.875 197.625
OPPONENT OPPONENT SCORE Arkansas 194.900 at Minnesota 194.475 Southeast Missouri State 192.850 TWU 190.350 at Denver 195.900 Metroplex Challenge LSU 197.425 Arkansas 196.250 Iowa State 193.400 at Iowa State 195.675 Perfect 10 Challenge (Kentucky) 194.425 at Michigan 197.250 at Illinois 195.950 Florida 198.100 at Alabama 197.500 Big 12 Championship West Virginia 195.025 Iowa State 194.775 NCAA Regional Oregon State 196.750 Southern Utah 196.275 Missouri 196.100 N.C. State 195.775 Penn State 195.150 NCAA Semifinal Alabama 197.100 Auburn 197.075 Nebraska 196.675 LSU 196.550 Oregon State 195.875 NCAA Super Six Florida 197.850 Utah 197.800 Alabama 197.275 Stanford 197.250 Auburn 195.625
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 3rd/12
2016 (38-1) OU 196.725 197.125 197.050 197.475 193.325 197.550
OPPONENT LSU California TWU Arkansas Iowa State Arizona State LSU
OPPONENT SCORE 196.950 194.225 188.250 195.900 193.850 193.325 196.750
Washington Stanford Missouri Auburn Illinois State TWU West Virginia Denver George Washington Utah State Georgia Michigan Arizona UCLA Big 12 Championship Denver West Virginia Iowa State NCAA Regional Nebraska Arkansas Iowa Central Michigan Kent State NCAA Semifinal Alabama UCLA California Nebraska Utah NCAA Super Six LSU Alabama Florida UCLA Georgia
NCAA Regional: 1st/6 | NCAA Nationals: 1st/12
196.175 196.075 195.825 196.825 191.975 191.550 195.250 196.000 195.750 195.100 196.750 197.275 195.775 197.200 196.725 195.925 195.350 196.550 195.500 195.450 194.675 194.525 197.3875 196.7000 195.9500 195.7750 195.7625 197.4500 197.4375 197.3500 196.8250 196.8125
Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 14-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 195.900 to 176.925, 2006
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 11-9-1. . . . . . . . . . .OU won 198.075 to 197.275, 2016
Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . UA leads 24-13 . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.6750 to 197.4375, 2016
Michigan State . . . . . . . . OU leads 7-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 198.150 to 194.350, 2014
Alaska-Anchorage . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 196.100 to 188.900, 2010
Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 13-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 196.500 to 194.475, 2015
Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 10-5 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.775 to 195.775, 2016
Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 56-11 . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.550 to 195.825, 2016
Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . ASU leads 11-8 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.475 to 193.32, 2016
Montana State . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 176.600 to 121.450, 1985
Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 14-2 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.575 to 195.500, 2016
Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU leads 61-31 . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.7875 to 195.7750, 2016
Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 7-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.925 to 196.825, 2016
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.350 to 194.500, 2011
Ball State. . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 189.200 to 185.000, 1993
New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 194.050 to 173.300, 1991
Boise State . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 8-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.450 to 195.575, 2013
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.525 to 195.300, 2013
Bowling Green. . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 195.875 to 188.150, 2012
North Carolina State . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.625 to 195.775, 2015
Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 196.375 to 185.950, 2009
Northern Illinois . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 193.350 to 189.075, 1996
BYU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.275 to 194.175, 2013
Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 196.825 to 196.700, 2012
Cal State Fullerton. . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.100 to 193.000, 2004
Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . OU leads 13-3 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 184.600 to 180.850, 1986
California . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-2 . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.7875 to 195.9500, 2016
Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . ORU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . ORU won 142.300 to 137.350, 1982
California-Davis . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 192.000 to 185.400, 1993
Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 11-6 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.400 to 195.875, 2015
Centenary . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 21-1 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 196.475 to 188.600, 2012
Penn State. . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 8-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.625 to 195.150, 2015
Central Arkansas . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 120.100 to 98.500, 1981
Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.175 to 194.075, 2007
Central Oklahoma . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 120.100 to 98.500, 1981
Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 195.500 to 191.350, 2005
Central Michigan. . . . . . . OU leads 4-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.575 to 194.675, 2016
Sacramento State . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 194.425 to 187.400, 2002
Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 180.850 to 165.800, 1987
San Jose State. . . . . . . . . OU leads 2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.725 to 193.950, 2014
Denver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 28-8 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 198.050 to 196.725, 2016
Seattle Pacific . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 192.000 to 182.200, 1993
Emporia State . . . . . . . . . ESU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . .ESU won 172.850 to 136.750, 1982
SE Missouri State . . . . . . OU leads 5-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.850 to 192.850, 2015
Eastern Michigan . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 189.300 to 185.680, 1994
Southern California . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 177.450 to 149.100, 1986
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UF leads 10-4-1 . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.6750 to 197.3500, 2016
Southern Illinois . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 180.550 to 166.800, 1984
Fort Hayes. . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 186.850 to 177.850, 1990
Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . OU leads 13-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.625 to 196.275, 2015
George Washington. . . . . OU leads 3-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.675 to 195.750, 2016
Southwest Texas . . . . . . . OU leads 3-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 193.325 to 191.425, 1999
Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UGA leads 16-11 . . . . . . . .OU won 197.6750 to 196.8125, 2016
Southwestern . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 182.500 to 172.100, 1985
Gustavus Adolphus . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 195.900 to 175.800, 2005
Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 11-9 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.550 to 196.075, 2016
Houston Baptist. . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 188.850 to 187.050, 1989
Texas Woman’s . . . . . . . . OU leads 67-3 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.925 to 191.550, 2016
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 14-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.875 to 195.950
UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCLA leads 14-7-1 . . . . . .OU won 197.6750 to 196.8250, 2016
Illinois-Chicago . . . . . . . OU leads 6-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.025 to 194.150, 2012
Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah leads 30-6 . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.7875 to 195.7625, 2016
Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 5-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.925 to 191.975, 2016
Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 7-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.675 to 195.100, 2016
Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 185.300 to 179.450, 1991
UW-Whitewater . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 195.175 to 181.550, 2008
Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . ISU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . ISU won 129.850 to 129.000, 1982
Washburn . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 179.150 to 136.500, 1983
Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 17-2 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.575 to 195.450, 2016
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 10-4 . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.550 to 196.175, 2016
Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 55-13-1. . . . . . . . . .OU won 198.050 to 195.350, 2016
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . OU leads 12-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 198.050, 195.925, 2016
Jacksonville State . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 129.450 to 124.600, 1982
Western Michigan . . . . . . OU leads 3-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . OU won 197.375 to 192.475, 2013
Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 3-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.575 to 194.525, 2016
William & Mary. . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.375 to 192.225, 2013
Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 6-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.275 to 194.425, 2015
Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 182.500 to 178.700, 1988
LSU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 16-10 . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.6750 to 197.4500, 2016
Wisconsin-Eau Claire . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 196.225 to 173.450, 2001
Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . OU leads 4-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 197.250 to 193.750, 2010
Wisconsin-Oshkosh . . . . OU leads 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .OU won 195.875 to 174.725, 2012 ALL-TIME RECORD ( 81 OPPONENTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577-155-3 (.785)
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CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS
BRITTANY KONCAK First Team (2006, 2007)
HALEY DEPROSPERO Third Team (2009)
REBECCA CLARK Third Team (2013)
LARA ALBRIGHT First Team (2014)
ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT YEAR 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2006
Lara Albright Rebecca Clark Megan Ferguson Haley DeProspero Haley DeProspero Brittney Koncak-Schumann Brittney Koncak-Schumann
MEGAN FERGUSON Second Team (2012)
First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team
NACGC/W SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICANS NAME
Natalie Brown ...................................................................................................................... 2016 Reagan Hemry ..................................................................................................................... 2016 Keeley Kmieciak .................................................................................................................. 2016 Nicole Lehrmann ................................................................................................................. 2016 Alex Marks .......................................................................................................................... 2016 Megan Thompson ............................................................................................................... 2016 McKenzie Wofford ............................................................................................................... 2016 Stefani Catour ........................................................................................................... 2015, 2016 Samantha Craus ........................................................................................................ 2015, 2016 Brenna Dowell ..................................................................................................................... 2015 Kara Lovan .......................................................................................................................... 2015 Haley Sorenson ................................................................................................................... 2015 Chayse Capps ................................................................................................. 2014, 2015, 2016 Maile’ana Kanewa............................................................................................ 2014, 2015, 2016 Madison Mooring .............................................................................................................. 2014 Haley Scaman ........................................................................................................... 2013, 2015 Lara Albright ................................................................................................... 2012, 2013, 2014 Rebecca Clark ................................................................................................. 2012, 2013, 2015 Natasha Kelley................................................................................................. 2011, 2012, 2013 Bethany Neubauer ........................................................................................... 2011, 2012, 2013 Kayla Nowak........................................................................................... 2010, 2011,2013, 2014 Nitya Ramaswami ...................................................................................................... 2010, 2011 Candace Cindell .................................................................................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Megan Ferguson ................................................................................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Natalie Ratcliff ................................................................................................. 2009, 2010, 2011 Sara Stone................................................................................................................. 2009, 2012 Jackie Flanery ..................................................................................................................... 2009 Jessica Kinder ........................................................................................................... 2008, 2009 Mary Mantle .............................................................................................................. 2008, 2009 Haley DeProspero ........................................................................................... 2007, 2008, 2009 Gina Lesko ...................................................................................................... 2007, 2008, 2009 Ashley Jackson ................................................................................................................... 2007 Lori Winn ............................................................................................................................ 2007 Caitlin Hinkis ............................................................................................................ 2005, 2008 Allison Landis ..................................................................................................................... 2005 Brittney Koncak-Schumann ............................................................................. 2004, 2005, 2007 Elizabeth Tandy ......................................................................................................... 2004, 2005 Leah Mueller ....................................................................................................................... 2004 Tara Anderson ................................................................................................. 2003, 2004, 2005 Katie Hostler.................................................................................................... 2003, 2004, 2005 Jessica Cole ........................................................................................................................ 2002 Patricia Aoki .................................................................................................... 2000, 2002, 2003 Leticia Ishii................................................................................................................ 2000, 2002 Sharma Sanders .................................................................................................................. 2000 Virginia Russel .................................................................................................................... 2000 Nicole Tycer ........................................................................................................................ 2000
ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE NAME
Natalie Brown Charity Jones Erica Brewer Chayse Capps Kara Lovan Haley Sorenson McKenzie Wofford Keeley Kmieciak Maile’ana Kanewa Haley Scaman Laura Albright Lauren Alexander Rebecca Clark Kayla Nowak Brie Olson Taylor Spears Madison Mooring Candace Cindell Hayden Ward Megan Ferguson Sara Stone Natasha Kelley Kristin Smith Natalie Ratcliff Hollie Vise Gina Lesko Melanie Root Jackie Flanery Mary Mantle Jessica Kinder Haley DeProspero Ashley Jackson Caitlin Hinkis Lori Winn Kristen Cox Brittney Koncak Tiffany Willin Tara Anderson Katie Hostler Melissa Smith Allison Landis Leah Mueller Patricia Aoki Leiticia Ishii Mariana Goncalves Nicole Tycer Natalie Hunt Malia Carr Tenby Dettman Sara Harper Amber McCracken Teresa McGrath Ginger Russell Shanna Sanders Kelly Semrad Michelle Antinoro Kari Ellis Melissa Griffith Pamela Bell Kristen Evans Leslie Williamson Teresa McGrath Shannon Olson Stacy Schroeder Tanya Christie Melinda Lieberman Tina Gamboa Monica Carroll Jessica Frey Stephanie Casteel Cassie Frey Tatiana Figuiredo Kelly Garrison Brenda Leonard Jennifer Dickey
CONFERENCE Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 8/12 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8 Big 8
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NCAAHISTORY TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
Oklahoma has soared to new heights under head coach K.J. Kindler, building on the incredible tradition of Sooner gymnastics. OU has reached the postseason every year since 1998 and has advanced to the NCAA Championships each season since 2004, including all 10 years under Kindler. In 2014, Kindler led OU to the ultimate achievement in NCAA gymnastics: its first-ever NCAA title. She then coached the Sooners to the height of the collegiate gymnastics world again in 2016. Since taking the helm at OU, Kindler has led Oklahoma to six Super Six appearances. OU has never placed lower than third in the final round of NCAA competition and owns four top-two NCAA finishes in the past six seasons alone. At the regional level, OU has been dominant under Kindler. The Sooners have captured seven consecutive NCAA regional titles and have not finished lower than second since 2003.
NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (2014, 2016)
SUPER SIX APPEARANCES SINCE 2010
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2001 1989 1985
FINISH 1st 3rd T-1st 2nd 7th 3rd 2nd 10th 8th 8th 10th 12th 11th 10th 9th 10th
K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J Kindler K.J Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Switzer/Nunno Becky Switzer Becky Switzer
NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS INDIVIDUAL NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CONSECUTIVE NCAA REGIONAL TITLES
YEAR 1987 1988 2014
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES UNDER K.J. KINDLER
The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team has made its mark on the national stage, winning NCAA national titles in 2014 and 2016 and making six Super Six appearances since 2010. The Sooners rose to the highest levels of NCAA women’s gymnastics in 2014, winning the program’s first-ever national title in the Magic City of Birmingham, Ala. OU posted a championship-record score of 198.175 to tie with the Florida Gators and take the top of the podium. The title was the first women’s gymnastics championship ever by a Big 12 member team. The next day, Taylor Spears capped an incredible weekend with a near-flawless 9.925 routine on the balance beam, winning OU its first individual national title in 26 years. Oklahoma snagged a total of nine All-America honors, led by two first-team honors from Spears. Maile’ana Kanewa and Haley Scaman tied for NCAA Runner-Up honors on floor exercise, while Scaman also took home a third-place national finish on vault. The 2016 season was one for the record books. The Sooners snagged their second national title in program history and first outright win, posting a 197.675 during the Super Six in Fort Worth, Texas. The meet capped a season in which the Sooners posted a 38-1-0 overall record, with their lone loss coming in their season opener. Nine Sooners earned a program-record 18 All-America honors. Leading the way was junior Chayse Capps, who was named a five-time All-American, joining Kelly Garrison (1988) as the only Sooners to accomplish the feat. In its first appearance in the Super Six Team Finals, the fourth-seeded Sooners placed second at the 2010 NCAA Championships with a team tally of 197.250, marking what was then the best-ever finish by a Big 12 team. The OU staff swept the coaching accolades in 2010, as Kindler was named National Coach of the Year, while Lou Ball and Tom Haley shared Assistant Coach of the Year honors. The next season, Oklahoma finished in third place at the 2011 NCAA Championships, again with a score of 197.250. The Sooners were back in the top three again in 2013 when Kindler led OU to a NCAA runner-up finish with a team score of 197.375. The performance marked Oklahoma’s third top-three finish in four seasons. In 2015, OU returned to the Super Six, claiming a third-place team finish. The Sooners totaled a program-best 13 All-America honors from nine different gymnasts, led by two-first team honors from Scaman (vault, floor), Keeley Kmieciak (bars, beam) and Brenna Dowell (bars, floor). Dowell finished as the runner-up on floor, while Scaman tied for third on vault. Additionally, head coach K.J. Kindler was named National Coach of the Year for the third time in her career that season.
2017 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
GYMNAST Kelly Garrison Kelly Garrison Taylor Spears
All-Around AA, UB, BB BB
NIT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS YEAR
NCAA NATIONALS RESULTS
GYMNAST Amy Smith
NCAA REGIONAL FINISHES YEAR
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd (tie) 1st 2nd 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 6th 4th 6th 7th 6th 6th 7th 7th 4th 3rd (tie) 6th 5th 4th 4th 5th 5th 3rd
HEAD COACH K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler K.J. Kindler Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Steve Nunno Switzer/Nunno Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Becky Switzer Paul Ziert Paul Ziert
FOUR-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION
Kelly Garrison certainly made the most of her two seasons with the Sooners, racking up four NCAA individual titles en route to seven All-America honors. 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.
Megan Ferguson’s career at Oklahoma was marked by excellence from the time the Olathe, Kan., native arrived in Norman. Ferguson was an All-American in each of her four years at OU, becoming the first women’s gymnast in program history to achieve the feat. Ferguson was a beam All-American in her freshman season at Oklahoma in 2009 and also became the first freshman in Big 12 history to win multiple event titles at the conference championship meet (bars and beam). Ferguson followed up in her sophomore season with All-America accolades on bars as she aided the Sooners to the program’s first Super Six appearance in school history. As a junior, Ferguson was named an All-American on every event she competed at the 2011 NCAA Championship. She earned awards on beam, bars and floor en route to top-15 national finishes on both beam (eighth) and bars (13th).
GARRISON’S CAREER • 1988 United States Olympian • Four-time NCAA Champion • Seven-time All-American • 10-time Big Eight Champion • U.S. Balance Beam Champion • 21-straight All-Around victories • 10-time NCAA recordholder • Pan American Games Gold Medalist • U.S. Olympic Festival Champion • 1988 USGF Gymnast of the Year • 1988 Honda-Broderick Cup finalist • 1987 A.T. Cross Gymnast of the Year
FERGUSON’S CAREER • 2012 NCAA Balance Beam Runner-Up • AAI Award Finalist • CoSIDA At-Large Academic AllAmerican • Seven-time NCAA All-American • Five-time Big 12 Champion • 2012 Regional Gymnast of the Year • 2012 Big 12 Specialist of the Year • Three-time NCAA Regional Champion • Ten-time All-Big 12 selection
Ferguson capped her career in outstanding fashion, earning All-America honors on beam and floor while finishing as the NCAA Runner-Up on beam in 2012.
2014 NCAA BALANCE BEAM CHAMPION
• 2014 NCAA Balance Beam Champion • Four-time NCAA All-American • AAI Award Finalist • Five-time NACGC All-American An All-Big 12 pick on beam her freshman year, Spears contributed primarily • Four-time Big 12 Champion as a three-event specialist in her first year at OU. Despite not competing on vault as a freshman. Spears leapt head-first into the all-around for Oklahoma • Seven-time All-Big 12 honoree as a sophomore, earning her second-career All-Big 12 award on beam. • 12-time Big 12 weekly award winner Spears’ breakout season came in 2013 as the junior rose to become one of • 2013 Big 12 Gymnast of the Year the nation’s top all-arounders. The Big 12 Gymnast of the Year, Spears won her first two career All-America honors on bars and in the all-around at the NCAA Championships. She was also the only gymnast in the nation to win the • 2013 Big 12 All-Around Champion
Taylor Spears rose to incredible heights throughout her career at Oklahoma, culminating in a spot on the podium that no Sooner had held for 26 years. Spears became Oklahoma’s first NCAA Champion since 1987 as a senior, winning the national title on beam with a 9.925 at individual event finals.
all-around title at both the conference and regional level.
Spears capped her stellar ascent in style as a senior, earning first-team AllAmerica honors on both bars and beam and capturing the NCAA beam title. She was also a finalist for the prestigious AAI Award, recognizing the nation’s top female senior gymnast.
• Only Sooner in program history to post multiple 10.0s on multiple events (three on floor, two on vault) • 2014 and 2016 NCAA Team Champion A member of the team that claimed both OU’s first NCAA Championship in 2014 and second in 2016, Scaman competed in each and every meet during her time in • 2014 NCAA National Floor Exercise Norman. She was an integral part of Oklahoma’s success as the Sooners thrived on Runner-Up every level of competition and declared themselves a fixture at the top ranks of • 2015 South Central Region Gymnast collegiate gymnastics. Each of her four seasons, OU secured a top-three finish each of the Year year at the NCAA Championships. • Six-time NCAA All-American Scaman is a six-time NCAA All-American, earning the honors on vault and floor • AAI Award Finalist three times each. In 2014, Scaman finished as the NCAA Floor Exercise Runner-Up. She also placed third nationally on vault that season and added two more top-four • Six-time NACGC/W All-American • Three-time Big 12 Champion finishes in 2015 (tied for third on vault, fourth on floor). As a senior, she tied for fifth on vault and ninth on floor. • 10-time All-Big 12 honoree In 2016, Scaman closed the Super Six with a 9.95 on floor in the last routine of her • 15-time Big 12 weekly award winner • 2014, 2015 Big 12 Gymnast of the Year career, the highest score on the event that night, putting an exclamation point on OU’s national title. Additionally, Scaman was one of six finalists for the AAI Award. • 2013 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year There is not any doubt that Haley Scaman will go down in Oklahoma women’s gymnastics history as one of the best to ever compete for the program.
CONFERENCEHONORS 14 CONFERENCE TITLES
NINE BIG 12 TITLES (2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) FIVE BIG EIGHT TITLES (1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993) BIG 12 YEARLY AWARDS
ALL-BIG 12 HONOREES
Becky Switzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Steve Nunno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Steve Nunno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 K.J. Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016
1997 1997 1997 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR
BIG 12 SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR Hollie Vise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010
BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE YEAR Ginger Russell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Amber McCracken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Mariana Goncalves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Erin LaBarr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Kiara Redmond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Chayse Capps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016
BIG 12 SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Lauren Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 AJ Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 McKenzie Wofford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016
BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Natasha Kelley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Chayse Capps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Brenna Dowell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015
Michelle Gonzaga Floor Amber McCracken All-Around, Floor Teresa McGrath Vault, Bars Malia Carr Floor Ginger Russell All-Around, Floor Shanna Sanders Bars Amber McCracken AA, Vault, Bars Ginger Russell Beam, Floor Leticia Ishii Floor Amber McCracken AA, Vault, Bars, Floor Ginger Russell All-Around, Beam Patricia Aoki Floor Carla DeMartini Vault Mariana Goncalves Floor Leticia Ishii All-Around, Floor Kasie Tamayo All-Around Patricia Aoki Floor Mariana Goncalves AA, Vault, Bars, Floor Alison Mayberry Floor Kasie Tamayo Floor Meredith Fricke Floor Erin LaBarr Bars Ashley Cooney Vault, Floor Erin LaBarr Floor Kasie Tamayo AA, VT, UB, BB, FX Tiffany WIllin Vault Ashley Cooney Bars Brittney Koncak-Schumann Bars Erin LaBarr AA, Bars, Floor Brittney Koncak-Schumann AA, VT, BB, FX Stephanie LoPiccolo Bars Brittney Koncak-Schumann Bars, Floor Kiara Redmond AA, Bars, Beam, Floor Jackie Flanery Floor Ashley Jackson Floor Kiara Redmond Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor Hollie Vise Bars, Beam Megan Ferguson Bars, Beam Ashley Jackson Vault Melanie Root Vault Kristin Smith Floor Sara Stone Vault Hollie Vise Bars, Beam Megan Ferguson Bars, Beam Jackie Flanery Floor Natasha Kelley Vault, Bars Kristin Smith Beam, Floor Sara Stone Vault Hollie Vise Bars, Beam
2017 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Megan Ferguson Bars, Beam, Floor Natasha Kelley Bars, Beam Kayla Nowak Floor Taylor Spears Beam Sara Stone Vault, Floor Megan Ferguson Bars, Beam, Floor Brie Olson Vault, Bars Taylor Spears Beam Sara Stone Vault, Beam, Floor Lauren Alexander Beam Erica Brewer Bars Rebecca Clark Floor Maile’ana Kanewa 9.925 Madison Mooring Floor Brie Olson Bars, Floor Haley Scaman Floor Taylor Spears AA, Bars, BB, Floor Lara Albright Floor Chayse Capps Vault, Beam Maile’ana Kanewa Vault, Floor Kara Lovan Vault Madison Mooring Vault Haley Scaman Vault, Bars, Floor Taylor Spears Beam, Bars Chayse Capps Vault, Beam Rebecca Clark Beam Brenna Dowell Vault, Bars, Floor Ali Jackson Vault, Floor Kara Lovan Beam Haley Scaman Vault, Bars, Floor Haley Sorenson Beam McKenzie Wofford Bars Natalie Brown Beam Chayse Capps All-Around, Bars, Beam AJ Jackson Vault, Floor Keeley Kmieciak Bars Nicole Lehrmann Bars, Beam Haley Scaman Vault, Floor McKenzie Wofford Bars
INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS ALL-AROUND 9 Champions 2016 Chayse Capps . . . . . . . . . 39.60 2013 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . 39.60 2012 Brie Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.50 2006 Brittney Koncak . . . . . . . 39.425 2004 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . 39.575 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . 38.85 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . 38.85 1986 Tatiana Figuiredo. . . . . . . -----1984 Amy Priest. . . . . . . . . . . . ------
VAULT 21 Champions 2016 Keeley Kmieciak . . . . . . . 9.925 2016 AJ Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2015 AJ Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2014 Maile’ana Kanewa . . . . . . . 9.95 2013 Maile’ana Kanewa . . . . . . 9.925 2010 Jackie Flanery . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Brie Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Natalie Ratcliff . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2008 Kiara Redmond . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2004 Ashley Cooney . . . . . . . . . 9.95 1997 Teresa McGrath . . . . . . . . . 9.95 1994 Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 1993 Shannon Gilbreath . . . . . . 9.90 1992 Tina Gamboa. . . . . . . . . . . 9.65 1991 Monica Fields . . . . . . . . . . 9.80 1989 Cassie Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.65 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.60 1987 Tatiana Figuiredo. . . . . . . . 9.60 1986 Tatiana Figuiredo. . . . . . . .----1985 Amy Priest. . . . . . . . . . . . .----UNEVEN BARS 22 Champions 2016 Keeley Kmieciak . . . . . . . . 10.0 2015 Rebecca Clark . . . . . . . . . . . 9.9 2013 Brie Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2013 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
2012 2010 2009 2009 2008 2006 2004 2003 2000 1999 1995 1992 1992 1991 1988 1987 1986 1985
Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . 9.925 Hollie Vise. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . 9.85 Ashley Jackson . . . . . . . . . 9.85 Hollie Vise. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 Stephanie LoPiccolo . . . . 9.850 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 Erin LaBarr . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 Amber McCracken. . . . . . 9.925 Amber McCracken. . . . . . 9.875 Chelle Stack . . . . . . . . . . 9.825 Linda Haverly . . . . . . . . . . 9.75 Shanna Kennedy . . . . . . . . 9.75 Jessica Frey . . . . . . . . . . . 9.75 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.80 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.85 Dayna Rose . . . . . . . . . . . .----Amy Priest. . . . . . . . . . . . .-----
BALANCE BEAM 23 Champions 2016 Natalie Brown . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2016 Chayse Capps . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2015 Erica Brewer . . . . . . . . . . 9.975 2015 Chayse Capps . . . . . . . . . 9.975 2014 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2013 Taylor Spears . . . . . . . . . . . 9.9 2012 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . 9.95 2011 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . 9.925 2011 Natasha Kelley. . . . . . . . . 9.925 2010 Hollie Vise. . . . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2009 Haley DeProspero . . . . . . . 9.85 2009 Megan Ferguson . . . . . . . . 9.85 2008 Haley DeProspero . . . . . . . 9.90 1997 Teresa McGrath . . . . . . . . 9.925 1995 Tracey Cole . . . . . . . . . . . 9.825 1995 Melissa Griffith . . . . . . . . 9.825 1993 Tracey Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 1991 Tricia Bonomo. . . . . . . . . . 9.80 1990 Monica Fields . . . . . . . . . . 9.60 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.70 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.70 1984 Mary Jane Ousley . . . . . . .----1983 Mary Jane Ousley . . . . . . .-----
FLOOR EXERCISE 18 Champions 2016 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2015 Brenna Dowell. . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2014 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2013 Haley Scaman . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2011 Kayla Nowak . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Jackie Flanery . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2010 Hollie Vise. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2008 Kiara Redmond . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2007 Brittany Koncak . . . . . . . . . 9.90 2004 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . 9.925 2002 Kasie Tamayo . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 2000 Amber McCracken. . . . . . 9.925 1996 Melissa Griffith . . . . . . . . 9.850 1994 Melissa Griffith . . . . . . . . 9.925 1989 Cassie Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.85 1988 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.80 1987 Kelly Garrison . . . . . . . . . . 9.70 1986 Mary Jean Mylott . . . . . . .-----
LETTERWINNERS -AKarina Agafonova (2003-04) Lara Albright (2012-14) Lauren Alexander (2013-14) Tracy Allen (1999) Tara Anderson (2003-06) Diana Anglin (1986-87) Michelle Antinoro (1996-98) Patricia Aoki (2000-03)
-BDonica Bailey (1984) Mitzi Bartek (1986) Pam Bell (1996) Rikki Benken (1986) Tricia Bonomo (1988-91) Coral Borda (2005-06) Erica Brewer (2012-15) Natalie Brown (2015-16)* p Bruce ((2011)) Hope
-CChayse Capps (2014-16)* Malia Carr (1997-00) Monica Carroll (1989-91) Stephanie Casteel (1988-91) Stefani Catour (2015-16)* Tanya Christie (1989-91) Julie Christianson-Benefeil (1992-93) Candace Cindell (2009-12) Rebecca Clark (2012-15) Lisa Cockriel (1985-86) Jessica Cole (2002) Tracey Cole (1992-95) Ashley Cooney (2004-06) Kristen Cox (2003-06) Samantha Craus (2015-16)* Diane Cushenberry (1993-96)
-DCarla Demartini (2001) Haley DeProspero (2006-09) Tenby Dettman (1994-97) Jennifer Dickey (1985-86) Brenna Dowell (2015)
-EKari Ellis (1996-99) Kristen Evans (1994-96)
-FMegan Ferguson (2009-12) Monica Fields (1990-91) Tatiana Figueiredo (1986-89) Jacqueline Flanery (2007-10) Cassie Frey (1986-89) Jessica Frey (1989-91)
-GNikki Galloway (1994-97) Tina Gamboa (1989-91) Kelly Garrison (1987-88) Nicole Gause (2003) Shannon Gilbreath (1992-94) Christina Gerard (2002-03) Mariana Goncalves (1999-02) Michelle Gonzaga (1997-00) Pam Goodfellow (1984-85) Melissa Griffith (1993-96)
-HSara Harper (1997-98) Linda Haverly (1990-93) Kerry Haynie (1988) Reagan Hemry (2014-16)* Caitlin Hinkis (2005-08) Katie Hostler (2003-04)
2017 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
-ILeticia Ishii (2000-02)
AJ Jackson (2015-16)* Ashley Jackson (2006-09) Charity Jones (2014-16)*
-KMaile’ana Kanewa (2013-16) Natasha Kelley (2010-12) Shanna Kennedy (1991-93) Jessica Kinder (2005-09) Keeley Kmieciak (2013-16) Brittney Koncak-Schumann (2004-07) Julie Kramer (2009-10)
-LErin LaBarr (2002-05) Allison Landis (2002) Nicole Lehrmann (2016)* Sarah Leis (2001-02) Kim Lemon (1985) Brenda Leonard (1985-87) Gina Lesko (2007-09) Jane Lewis (1984) Mindy Lieberman (1990-91) Stephanie LoPiccolo (2005-08) Kara Lovan (2014-16)*
-MMary Mantle (2007-10) Stacey Mardock (2001) Alex Marks (2016)* Tammy Martin (1984) Debbie Mathis (1984-85) Alison Mayberry (1999-02) Amber McCracken (1997-00) Teresa McGrath (1994-97) Kim Minu (1984) Madison Mooring (2011-14) Leah Mueller (2001-04) Mary Jean Mylott (1986-88)
-NJeanie Nass (1985) Kayla Nowak (2010-13)
-OBrie Olson (2010-13) Shannon Olson (1993-96) Mary Jane Ousley (1984-85)
-PKambry Pollard (1986)
Hunter Price (2013-16) Amy Priest (1984-85)
-RNitya Ramaswami (2010-11) Natalie Ratcliff (2008-11) Kiara Redmond (2006-08) Lee Anne Revell (1991-94) Shannon Rogers (1992-93) Melanie Root (2008-11) Dayna Rose (1984-86) Ginger Russell (1997-00)
-SCindy Safarik (1985) Shanna Sanders (1997-00) Haley Scaman (2013-16) Tiffany Schoening (1989-90) Stacy Schroeder (1990) Kelly Semrad (1997-99) Alyssa Siberlicht (1986-87) Amy Smith (1994) Carley Smith (2000) Kristin Smith (2007-10) Lauren Smith (2012-13) Melissa Smith (2003-04) Haley Sorensen (2012-14) Taylor Spears (2011-13) Chelle Stack (1994-95) Tracey Staurt (1999-00) Sara Stone (2009-12)
-TKasie Tamayo (2001-04) Elizabeth Tandy (2004) Megan Thompson (2016)* Teresa Tipping (1990) Nicole Turner (2016)* Nicole Tycer (1998-00)
-VHollie Vise (2007-10)
-WHayden Ward (2011-14) Patricia Williams (1987-88) Leslie Williamson (1986-87) Tiffany Willin (2004-06) Lori Winn (2006-07) McKenzie Wofford (2014-16)* * indicates 2017 returnee