Norman, Okla. -- The No. 10 ranked Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team concluded another successful intrasquad meet at the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center tonight. The annual scrimmage was held to see who would be competing in this year’s Cancun Gymnastics Classic on Jan. 6 in Cancun, Mexico.
“I felt the team performed very well and did exactly what I thought they would do,” said head coach Steve Nunno. “We have a lot more depth than in the past and I think every event was solid tonight.”
The meet started on vault where team captains Kristen Cox and Tiffany Willin led the Sooners posting 9.9 scores. The team then moved to uneven bars with the top score going again to Willin at 9.85. OU finished the night on beam and floor posting excellent scores and will have solid depth on both events.
Nunno’s 2006 team will feature nine letterwinners from last year’s team that made the program’s fifth appearance at the NCAA Championships. Four newcomers also highlight the 2006 squad including freshman sensation Haley DeProspero and UCLA transfer Lori Winn. Both gymnasts will add excellent depth to the roster and will look to have an immediate impact for the Sooners.
DeProspero and Winn had impressive scores on beam posting a 9.9. Winn finished the night with a near perfect routine on floor tallying a 9.9 score.
“I think our team is ready to compete in our first meet,” said Nunno. “We are ready to entertain our fans and show some new skills we have never done before.”
OU will compete against seven teams ranked in the preseason poll in 2006 (three in the top 10) and it will open up the season in Cancun, Mexico on Jan. 6 against No. 1 Georgia, No. 9 Stanford, No. 17 Arizona, No. 21 Denver and North Carolina State. The first home meet for Oklahoma is on Jan. 20 against Southern Utah at the McCasland Field House.