NORMAN – Former Oklahoma women’s gymnast Chayse Capps has been named the program’s undergraduate assistant coach, head coach K.J. Kindler announced Thursday.
"It's exciting to know that Chayse will continue to contribute to the Sooner Gymnastics Program in a coaching role while pursuing her dream to become a Physician’s Assistant," Kindler said. "She brings so many talents to our staff. Her creativity, ability to communicate with the student-athletes and attention to detail will be an asset to our team.”
Capps was a member of OU’s 2014, 2016 and 2017 NCAA National Championship teams. The Plano, Texas, native was a two-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Year, a nominee for the prestigious Honda Award and was also named a 2017 AAI Award finalist, given to the country’s top senior gymnast. In the classroom, Capps finished her career as a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and a four-time Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.
“OU is providing me with another incredible opportunity that, a few years ago, I could have never dreamed of,” Capps said. “I feel so blessed to be a part of this special program for another year and I cannot wait to see what's in store for this new team.”
A leader from the word go, Capps is one of the most decorated gymnasts in program history. She is only the second OU gymnast to be an All-American all four years, finishing her collegiate career as an 11-time NCAA All-American and a 10-time All-Big 12 selection. Capps also earned two perfect 10.0’s during her career, both times on beam.
Capps is best known for her unique choreography and balance beam prowess, though her all-around performances in her final two seasons caught the nation’s attention.