n April 20, the Oklahoma women's gymnastics team secured it's third national title in the last four years and fourth overall. The Sooners led wire-to-wire, defeating No. 3 LSU, No. 2 UCLA and No. 5 Denver in the Four on the Floor. Here's a look back at an incredible two days at the NCAA Championships.
The Sooners won their fourth overall national title on April 20. OU’s first title came in 2014 when it tied with Florida, and the next two were secured outright in 2016 and 2017.
OU finished the season with a 32-0 record, the second undefeated season in program history. The Sooners went 20-0 in the regular season – the fifth undefeated regular season in OU history.
OU brought home three individual national championships as Brenna Dowell was the co-champion on floor and Maggie Nichols defended her all-around crown and shared the vault title.
Maggie Nichols became the sixth gymnast in NCAA history to win back-to-back all-around titles. The Little Canada, Minn., native was the first since Georgia’s Courtney Kupets won in 2006 and 2007. In 2020, Nichols can become just the second to win three in a row, joining Kentucky’s Jenny Hansen (1993-95), and the third to win three in a career (Hansen, Kupets).
Brenna Dowell, Nicole Lehrmann and Maggie Nichols have combined for nine individual national championships in the last three seasons. Between them, they have two titles in the all-around, three on bars, two on vault and two on floor.
Eight Sooners picked up an incredible 17 All-America honors. Maggie Nichols picked up five first-team All-America accolades, with honors on every event and the all-around. Brenna Dowell earned three honors, picking up first-team recognition on floor and the all-around and second-team honors on vault. Nicole Lehrmann also picked up a trio of accolades with first-team recognition on vault, bars and beam. Anastasia Webb earned a pair of honors (second team on bars and floor), while Karrie Thomas (first team bars), Carly Woodard (first team beam), Jade Degouveia (second team floor) and Olivia Trautman (first team floor) each earned All-America accolades on one apparatus.
The Sooners tallied 30 scores of 9.9 or better between semifinals and finals, including nine scores of 9.9 or higher on floor. OU was the only team to post double-digit scores of 9.9 or better on both nights, with 15 on each day.
The Sooners posted at least a 49.600 on their final three events to earn the national title. OU tallied a 49.6125 on beam, a 49.650 on floor and a 49.625 on vault. It was the first time in school history that the Sooners posted at least a 49.600 on three events at the NCAA Championships.
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