LoPiccolo Concludes Season for OU

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 22, 2006

Corvallis, Ore. Stephanie LoPiccolo, a sophomore from Melbourne, Australia, represented Oklahoma in the individual uneven bars finals on Saturday in Corvallis, Ore., at the Gill Coliseum.

LoPiccolo recorded a 9.075 to finish in 11th place.  She becomes the first Sooner to compete in the bars finals since Erin LaBarr in 2004. 

LoPiccolo made it to the individual finals after posting a team-high 9.85 in the preliminary qualifier on Thursday, April 20.  The mark put her in a tie for fourth and earned her first-team All-America honors. 

LoPiccolo becomes the first Sooner to be named to the first team since Erin LaBarr, Tiffany Willin and Kasie Tamayo in 2004. 

LoPiccolo is Oklahoma's seventh All-American on the uneven bars in program history.  Kelly Garrison was an All-American on bars in 1987 and 1988 while Cassie Frey matched Garrison in 1987 and received accolades in 1989 as well.  LaBarr earned the honor in 2005 after being named to the second team.  

In 2006, LoPiccolo performed on bars in ten meets and set a career-high 9.95 versus Texas Woman’s University on March 3.  The mark earned her a first-place finish and was her first career individual title.  At the Big 12 Championships on March 25, LoPiccolo posted another stellar performance on bars (9.85) and tied for first.

The Sooners concluded the 2006 season with a sixth-place finish in the first preliminary qualifier on Thursday, April 20.  OU compiled a 17-17 overall record and finishes the season ranked No. 10 in the nation.  The mark ties for the second best in program history. 




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