Sooners Roll Past TWU

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 03, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. The No. 6 Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team posted a season-high 197.050 and Brittney Koncak-Schumann was crowned all-around champion as OU defeated Texas Woman’s University in the Howard McCasland Field House tonight.

Oklahoma’s team score was the program’s highest score since the 2004 season where OU recorded a 197.100 at the NCAA West Regional Championships.  That same season the Sooners recorded a 197.100 versus Southern Utah, a 197.300 against TWU and a 197.150 versus Air Force.    

The Sooners swept all four team and individual events and earned their third consecutive victory.  OU moves to a 7-6 overall record (1-2 Big 12) and TWU falls to 6-10.  Under head coach Steve Nunno, the Sooners are a perfect 13-0 versus the Pioneers.

Meet Notes | OU Women's Gymnastics | Final Stats

Oklahoma won on vault (49.475), uneven bars (49.450), balance beam (48.900) and floor exercise (49.225).  Koncak-Schumann won the individual all-around competition with a 39.050 and freshman Haley DeProspero finished in second place (38.800).  TWU’s Brisa Fuentes rounded out the top three with a 37.150.     

“I was proud of the way we competed tonight,” said head coach Steve Nunno.  “We are starting to show that when we do make a mistake we won’t let it break us.  That is important to have as we head into the postseason.” 

The Sooners opened the meet on vault taking an early 49.475-46.600 lead over TWU.  DeProspero recorded a career-high 9.925 to earn first-place honors.  Koncak-Schumann and Kristen Cox both tied for second with a 9.9.  The team score set a season high for Oklahoma defeating the Sooners’ previous high (49.375) set against LSU on Feb. 24.    

On the next rotation, the Sooners moved to the uneven bars.  OU posted another team event season high (49.450) and extended their lead over the Pioneers.  Sophomore Stephanie LoPiccolo won her first career individual title posting a career-high 9.95.  Koncak-Schumann and DeProspero finished in a tie for second (9.9) and Lori Winn came in fourth with a 9.85.   

On beam, Coral Borda and Ashley Jackson both posted a career-high 9.9 to earn a share of first place.  For both gymnasts, it marked their first career event titles.  Winn finished in third place with a 9.875 and Kiara Redmond came in fourth (9.825).      

The Sooners concluded the night on floor where Redmond and Tiffany Willin both posted a 9.875 to finish in a tie for first place.  Koncak-Schumann and Jackson each recorded a 9.85 to tie for third. 

“It was nice to get a win at home tonight,” Nunno said.  “We hope to use next week to get rested and improve on a few things so we are ready for Senior Night in our last home meet against Centenary.” 

Prior to the meet, Coach Nunno was honored for reaching his 100th career victory versus LSU on Feb. 24.  Nunno holds a 101-64 career record in just his sixth season as head coach for Oklahoma.   

The Sooners will be back in action on March 10 to host Centenary at 7 p.m. in the Lloyd Noble Center.   The meet will be the final home meet for OU and will mark Senior Night for Tara Anderson, Coral Borda and Kristen Cox. 

Oklahoma will have one last regular season dual meet versus Kent State in Kent, Ohio, on March 17, before heading to Lincoln, Neb., on March 25, for the Big 12 Championship.  



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