Jan. 26, 2010
IRVING, Texas – University of Oklahoma senior gymnast Hollie Vise was tabbed Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week by the conference office on Tuesday.
Vise tallied event wins on bars (9.85) and beam (9.95) as she led No. 2 Oklahoma to its third-straight win over a top-25 opponent at Illinois on Jan. 23. The senior event specialist posted career-high scores on beam and floor (9.825), as OU improved to 3-0 on the year. Vise played an instrumental part in OU’s season-high 49.500 on beam en route to its best team score since Feb. 27, 2009 (196.650).
Oklahoma’s beam tally was its second highest event total under fourth-year head coach K.J. Kindler, just behind OU’s 49.525 on beam at TWU on Jan. 17, 2009, one of this week’s opponents.
Vise leads the country on beam with a season average of 9.908 and ranks sixth on bars, which also leads the Big 12.
Tuesday’s announcement marked the sixth time that Vise has earned the honor. The Dallas, Texas, native snagged the accolade twice last season and three times during her sophomore campaign. She is the second OU gymnast to garner the award this season as fellow senior Jackie Flanery earned the honor on Jan. 12.
Oklahoma continues its current three-meet road stand in Vise’s hometown of Dallas, Texas, at the Metroplex Challenge on Jan. 30. The quad meet features Alaska-Anchorage, N.C. State and TWU alongside the Sooners and begins at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Dallas Convention Center.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased the day of the meet at the convention center box office.