OU Earns 11 NACGC All-America Awards

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 05, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. -- Six different members of the No. 2 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team earned a total of 11 All-America honors from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches on Thursday.

Junior Taylor Spears, the Big 12 Gymnast of the Year and Big 12 all-around champion, was named a first-team All-American in the all-around in addition to earning first-team honors on beam and second-team honors on bars.

An AAI Award finalist, senior Brie Olson was named a first-team All-American on bars, an event on which she won the Big 12 title two weeks ago. The St. Cloud, Minn., native was also named to the second team in the all-around and on beam.

Sophomore Erica Brewer also earned two All-America honors, earning second-team recognition on bars and on beam.

Three first-year Sooners rounded out the honors for OU, with freshman Haley Scaman named first-team All-America on floor while freshman Keeley Kmieciak was named to the second team on bars and sophomore Lauren Alexander earned second team recognition on beam.

As a team, Oklahoma's 11 total honors were the most of any other team. In addition, no other program more than the Sooners' four honorees on bars and four on beam.

OU will host Stanford, Penn State, Washington, Iowa and Southern Utah as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Norman Regional on Saturday, April 6, at 4 p.m. CT. A link to tickets can be found here or purchased at the door. The meet will also be televised live on FOX Sports Southwest+ with a live webcast found at www.soonersports.tv.



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