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Taylor Spears
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Allen HS
Club: WOGA
 
Vault
Bars
Beam
Floor
All-Around
2011 - 9.9 9.9 9.875 -
2012 9.9 9.875 9.925 9.9 39.400
2013 9.9 9.95 9.975 9.95 39.650
2014 - 9.975 9.975 9.9 -
Career Highs
9.9
9.975
9.975
9.95
39.650

2014 (SENIOR)Taylor bio
NCAA National Balance Beam Champion ... First-team All-American (bars, beam) ... AAI Award finalist, recognizing the nation’s top senior female gymnast ... NACGC first-team All-American (bars, beam) ... All-Big 12 (bars, beam) ... Academic All-Big 12 ... Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (March 11, Arizona State/TWU)  ...  Big 12 Champion on beam (9.95) ... Big 12 runner-up on bars (9.925) ... Hit her stride at the beginning of March, posting career-highs of 9.975 on bars vs. TWU and 9.975 on beam vs. Arizona State ... Served as OU’s lead-off routine on floor ... Finished the regular season ranked second nationally on beam and sixth nationally on bars.

2013 (JUNIOR)
Big 12 Gymnast of the Year ... Second-team All-American (all-around, bars) ... Three-time NACGC All-America, earning first-team honors in the all-around and on beam and second-team honors on bars ... NCAA Regional All-Around Champion with a score of 39.525 ... NCAA Regional Co-Champion on bars and beam, scoring a 9.9 on both events ... Big 12 All-Around Champion with a score of 39.600 and Co-Champion on both bars (9.95) and beam (9.9) ... Only gymnast in the nation to win the all-around at a conference championship and at a regional ... Competed in all-around at both NCAA Championships meets, scoring 39.350 in the semifinal and 39.425 in Super Six ... Academic All-Big 12 ... 3-time All-Big 12 (all-around, beam, floor) ... 6-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Week, tying a conference record ... Second in the nation with 26 individual titles, including eight all-around (most in the nation), 10 beam (most in the nation), four bars, three floor and one vault ... Finished the regular season nationally ranked No. 1 on beam, No. 6 in all-around and No. 13 on on bars ... Finished first in the Big 12 regular season in the all-around and on beam ... Competed at every meet and in the all-around in all but one meet.

2012 (SOPHOMORE)
All-Big 12 on beam ... Big 12 Gymnast of the Week twice and Event Specialist of the Week once ... Competed in her first ever all-around on Jan. 21 at TWU, the first OU gymnast to compete in the all-around in 2012 ... Won a combined six event titles, including three all-around titles ... Posted a career-best 39.400 in the all-around at the Perfect 10 Challenge on Feb. 10 ... Finished fifth in the all-around at the Big 12 Championship with her second-best career score of 39.300 ... Vaulted in all 15 of OU's competitions, despite never vaulting as a freshman ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in 12 of her 15 vaults ... Scored a career-high 9.9 on vault at TWU on Jan. 21 ... Posted a career-high 9.925 on beam at Missouri on Feb. 17 ... Added a career-high of 9.9 on floor at the NCAA Champaign Regional ... Posted a 9.9 or higher three times on beam, once on vault and once on floor ... Scored a season-high 9.875 on bars at the Big 12 Championship on March 24.

2011 (FRESHMAN)
Named All-Big 12 on beam ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week three times (Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15) ... Only one other freshman in the conference earned the weekly award three times ... Finished the season ranked No. 17 on beam nationally ... Named OU's Most Improved Gymnast of the Year ... Won the beam title at N.C. State on Jan. 14 after scoring a 9.875 in her first beam performance as a Sooner ... Tied her career-high on beam (9.9) during the 2011 NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... Set career-highs on all three events she competed at Iowa State on Feb. 11 (bars - 9.9, beam - 9.9 and floor - 9.875) ... Scored a 9.8 or higher in 11 of her 14 beam routines.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Level 10 gymnast out of WOGA, the same gym of former Sooner Hollie Vise and recent Olympic all-around gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson ... Coached by Laurie Dix and Evgeny Marchenko ... Placed eighth at the 2005 Voronin Cup in Moscow, Russia, a Junior International Elite event ... Two-time JO Nationals qualifier (2005 and 2009) ... Qualified to the 2006 U.S. Classic.

PERSONAL
Full name is Taylor Celeste Spears ... Nickname is Tay ... majoring in communication ... Daughter of Mary Spears ... Also recruited by Alabama, Florida, LSU, UNC and Utah.

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