Nine Sooners Earn Scholastic All-America Status

Lindsey Morrison
By Lindsey Morrison
Assistant Director of Communications

NORMAN – Nine members of the 2018 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team have added to an already impressive season for the Sooners as they received Scholastic All-America honors from the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA).

OU has now captured at least five spots on the Scholastic All-America listing for 12 straight years. Under head coach K.J. Kindler, Oklahoma gymnasts have earned a total of 88 awards from the WCGA.

For the fourth consecutive season, Stefani Catour earned a spot on the list, while rising seniors Brenna Dowell and Nicole Lehrmann picked up honors for the third time.

Maggie Nichols and Brehanna Showers were named All-Americans for the second time, while AJ Jackson and Natalie Brown were first time honorees. 2018 freshmen Jordan Draper and Evy Schoepfer both picked up Scholastic All-America honors following their first collegiate season. 

To earn WCGA Scholastic All-America honors, a gymnast must attain a cumulative or yearly grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Ten Sooners were named Academic All-Big 12 selections in 2018, the most in the conference. In addition, the Sooners were one of five OU programs to be recognized for posting a perfect 1,000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR), accomplishing the feat for the fifth consecutive year. The program finished the spring semester with a 3.52 team GPA.

2018 Oklahoma WCGA Scholastic All-American Selections
Name Major Year
Natalie Brown Sports Management Sr.
Stefani Catour Human Relations Sr.
Brenna Dowell Economics Jr.
AJ Jackson Arts & Sciences Planned Program Sr.
Ncole Lehrmann Biology Jr.
Maggie Nichols Business So.
Brehanna Showers Psychology So.
Jordan Draper Journalism Fr.
Evy Schoepfer Chemical Engineering Fr.