Feb. 4, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. -- In its first Big 12 dual of the season, the women's gymnastics team dropped its first meet, 195.400-194.100, to Nebraska tonight at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. The women gymnasts season record falls to 3-1.

Sooner Leticia Ishii claimed her second all-around title on the season by posting a season-high score of 39.350, while NU's Heather Brink and Amy Ringo took second and third-place honors.

Ishii also claimed top honor on the floor exercise (9.875), tying teammate Michelle Gonzaga, and achieved a new career high on the uneven parallel bars (9.90).

Senior Ginger Russell showed her balancing act on the beam by tying NU's Nicole Wilkinson for the event title with a score of 9.900.

The women's squad will head to Texas Woman's University next Saturday, Feb. 12, to face the Pioneers for the third time this season.

LSU and Illinois-Chicago will also participate in the OU/TWU meet.

The competition is set to begin at 7 p.m.


Team ScoresUneven Parallel Bars
Oklahoma 194.1001. Leticia Ishii (OU) 9.900
INebraska195.4002. Shanna Sanders (OU) 9.875
3. Heather Brink (NU) 9.875
All-Around
1. Leticia Ishii (OU)39.350Beam
2. Heather Brink (NU)39.3001. Ginger Russell (OU) 9.900
3. Amy Ringo (NU)39.1502. Nicole Wilkinson (NU) 9.900
3. Amy Ringo (NU) 9.800
Vault
1. Heather Brink (NU)9.900Floor Exercise
2. Amber McCracken (OU)9.8751. Michelle Gonzaga (OU) 9.875
Ginger Russell (OU)9.800 2. Leticia Ishii (OU) 9.875
3. Amber McCracken (OU) 9.850