The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics annual banquet was held at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City on Sunday, April 25, concluding one of the most successful seasons in the history of Oklahoma women's gymnastics. Among all of the 2004 gymnasts and coaches were support staff, friends, families, and alumni all in attendance to celebrate the Sooner squad and officially recognize their accomplishments.
The 2004 season was one of firsts, as the Sooners earned their first Big 12 Championship and first win at a NCAA Regional. The win at the NCAA West Regional led to the program’s fourth appearance at nationals where they placed 11th.
The three seniors (Tamayo, Mueller and Agafanova) were honored with a plaque to commemorate their time competing for the University of Oklahoma. The 2004 Big 12 Conference Champions and individual champions along with the Big 12 Academic Award winners were also honored.
The All-Americans were also recognized. Erin LaBarr received First Team All America honors on the uneven bars and second team in the all-around. Tiffany Willin, a freshman, received First Team All America accolades on the vault. Finally, Kasie Tamayo concluded one of the best individual seasons in school history by capturing Second Team All America honors in the all-around and on beam. It was the first time in 15 years that the University of Oklahoma had a First Team All American and three years since a gymnast was a second team member.
Team awards were presented to the following athletes by the coaches:
*Erin LaBarr (Most Improved)
*Nicole Gause (Spirit Award)
*Ashley Cooney (Top Freshman)
*Leah Mueller (Leadership Award)
*Kasie Tamayo (Gymnast of the Year)
Click on the following links to view photo galleries from the Sooners' meets this season including the 2004 NCAA Championships and some of the home contests inside the Lloyd Noble Center:
April 15-17 - NCAA Championships
Feb. 13 - vs. Stanford
Feb. 6 - vs. Nebraska
Feb. 1 - vs. Iowa State
Jan. 23 - vs. Air Force