Women's Gymnastics Preparing for Upcoming Season

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 18, 2005

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team will conclude another week of practice today at the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center.  The Sooners continue to work hard in the gym and are fine tuning routines in preparation for a challenging 2006 schedule.   

“There are still a few things we need to sharpen up before the season starts,” said head coach Steve Nunno.  “But overall this is the most talented team I have had since I have coached here.  I’m very proud of the girls and the hard work they have put in.”

On Thursday, the team competed in their second inter-squad meet of the season.  Coach Nunno was impressed with his team’s performance and felt his team was continuing to improve.

“I thought Haley (DeProspero) did an excellent job in the all-around and Lori (Winn) was great on the bars recording a 9.90,” said Nunno.  “Brittney (Koncak-Schumann) hit all four events very well and I was impressed with Captain Tiffany Willin.”

Coach Nunno said he was impressed with the improvement on vault and felt the team was much improved from last season. The floor still needed some work but was starting to come along.  

The Sooners will continue to practice this Sun. and Mon. before taking the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving.  On Dec. 9 the team will compete in their final inter-squad meet of the season at the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center.  Fans are invited to attend and meet their favorite OU gymnasts.  More information on the inter-squad meet will be released at a later date.      

The season will officially begin Friday, Jan. 6, when the Sooners head to Cancun, Mexico, for the third annual Cancun Classic.  The meet will include four teams ranked in the top-20 from last season including reigning national champion Georgia.  Other teams in the field include Arizona, Denver, NC State and Stanford. 



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