Moldauer Named NCAA Gymnast of the Week

Patrick Dunn
By Patrick Dunn
Communications Assistant

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma senior Yul Moldauer was named NCAA Gymnast of the Week following his performance at the MPSF conference championship last weekend, the College Gymnastics Association announced Tuesday.

Moldauer notched his second career MPSF all-around title inside McCasland Field House last Saturday, also winning conference crowns on pommel horse (14.250), still rings (15.250) and parallel bars (15.100). With his 12 career conference titles, the Nissen-Emery finalist passed Olympian and former Sooner All-American Jonathan Horton (10) for the most career individual conference championships in both OU and MPSF history.

The Arvada, Colo., native has collected an NCAA-best 25 event titles this season and holds the top scores in the country on floor exercise (15.300), parallel bars (15.250) and still rings (15.250). Additionally, Moldauer notched 10 scores of 15.000-plus in 2019, the most by any gymnast in the country this season. 

The weekly honor is Moldauer's fourth of the season.

Moldauer and the Sooners look ahead to the 2019 NCAA Championships in Champaign, Ill., April 19-20 at the State Farm Center. Tickets can be found here.

OU will compete in the evening session of the preliminaries, set to begin at 7 p.m. CT. The top six teams from the two qualifying rounds will advance to Saturday's team finals, slated to start at 6 p.m. CT.

Oklahoma looks to secure its fifth consecutive and NCAA-record 13th national title at the championships. With a 10th championship as head coach, OU head coach Mark Williams would set the record for most career titles for a coach. 

Moldauer looks to cap an exceptional collegiate career as arguably the best male collegiate gymnast in the history of the NCAA. Currently, he holds a tie for the most individual national championships with seven.