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OU Opens Season at Cancun Classic
January 03, 2008

Jan. 3, 2008

CANCUN, Mexico - Oklahoma kicks off the 2008 season south of the border as the team travels to Cancun, Mexico, to compete in the Cancun Classic on Jan. 4. The eight-team collegiate portion of the event features four teams ranked in the preseason GymInfo top-25 poll, led by the Sooners at No. 8. 

LSU is ranked 10th, Denver (15th) and West Virginia rounds out the top-25 foes with its 22nd-place ranking.

The event is divided into two sessions with the Sooners competing in the 7:30 p.m. (CST) session on Friday. Competition will take place at the Hilton Cancun Golf & Beach Resort, which is also the Oklahoma team headquarters during the event.

OU's competition session includes Iowa, West Virginia and Wisconsin-Whitewater while Denver, LSU, Minnesota and Texas Woman's University will face off in the opening session.

Cancun Classic Notes | Live Scoring | Roster | Schedule

The Sooners return eight of the 10 members who competed at the 2007 NCAA Championships, including senior Kiara Redmond-Sturms, who garnered All-America accolades in the all-around, floor and vault competition.

Friday's competition marks the season opener for all three squads in OU's session.

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