Oklahoma Notes - NCAA Championships
- Sophomore Joseph Weaver opened the night by tying a career high when he posted an 8.8 on the parallel bars. Prior to tonight, Weaver set the mark on March 11 in OUís wins over Stanford and Nebraska.
- Senior Jamie Henderson was the second Sooner to post a career high after hitting a 9.05 on the apparatus. Hendersonís previous high this season was an 8.85 set on March 5 against Nebraska.
- Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons broke his own school record when he posted a 9.675. The sophomore set the previous record of 9.6 at last yearís Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.
- Jonathan Horton ended OUís shift on the p-bars by hitting a career-high 9.525 on the apparatus. Coming into tonight, Horton had previously posted a 9.5 at the MPSF Championships on March 25.
- Abdullah-Simmons 9.675, Hortonís 9.525 Hendersonís 9.05 and Weaverís 8.8 gave OU a four-score total of 37.05, a season high. OUís previous high was a 35.95 on March 11. The Oklahoma school record on the apparatus is 37.4, set on Jan. 28, 2005, against Air Force.
- James Myers (9.15) and Jacob Messina (9.4) each posted their second-highest scores of the year. Myersí high this year is a 9.4 set on Feb. 25 at the Pacific Coast Classic while Messina hit the 9.45 mark at the March 25 MPSF Championships.
- Freshman Chris Brooks matched his career-high 9.6 on the high bar. Brooks posted the mark earlier this year against Iowa on Feb. 10. With tonight and Thursdayís scores, Brooks has now hit a 9.5 or above on four straight occasions. Brooks and Horton share the OU team season high with the 9.6 score.
- Abdullah-Simmons topped last nightís score of 9.375 when he posted a season-high 9.4.
- Horton ended the Oklahoma turn on the high bar with a phenomenal routine that was rewarded with a score of 9.8, a career high. The score was just off the Oklahoma school record of 9.85 set by Quinn Rowell on Feb. 13, 2004.
- Hortonís 9.8, Brooksí 9.6, Abdullah-Simmons 9.4 and Messinaís 9.4 gave OU a four-score total of 38.2, a season high. OUís previous high was a 37.575 set on March 25 at the MPSF Championships.
- Hortonís team-leading 9.525 was his third-highest score of the season on the floor. Horton has previously posted a 9.6 (3/25) and a 9.55 (2/10). In Thursday nightís competition, Horton scored a 9.0 on the floor.
- Hortonís 9.525, Reed Pittsí 9.3, Russell Czeschinís 9.15 and Abdullah-Simmonsí 8.6 gave OU a four-score total of 36.575, its fourth-highest score of the season.
- Freshman Wesley Aderhold opened Oklahomaís rotation on the pommel horse with a career-high 8.575. Aderholdís previous high was an 8.4 set on Jan. 20 versus Air Force.
- Brian Carr put up a season high when he notched an 8.75 on the horse. Carrís previous high was an 8.7 set on March 25 at the MPSF Championships.
- Carrís 8.75, Hendersonís 8.675, Aderholdís 8.575 and Messinaís 8.35 gave OU a four-score total of 34.35, its third-highest score of the season on the apparatus.
- Hortonís 9.7 is his third-highest score of the season on the rings. Hortonís high, 9.85, came on Feb. 18 against Ohio State and Cal.
- Hortonís 9.7, Hendersonís 9.5, Messinaís 9.125 and Abdullah-Simmonsí 9.1 gave OU a four-score total of 37.425.
- Abdullah-Simmonsí 9.525 marked a career high for the sophomore. His previous came on Feb. 18 against Ohio State and Cal.
- Czeschinís 9.575 is a career high for the freshman. His previous came on Fe. 18 against Ohio State and Cal.
- Czeschinís 9.575, Hortonís 9.5, Abdullah-Simmonsí 9.525 and Pittsí 9.25 gave OU a four-score total of 37.85, a new school record. The previous was record was 37.75 set on March 13, 2004..
- OUís 221.400 is a season high. The Sooners previous high was 219.175, set at the MPSF Championships on March 25.
- With tonightís first place finish, Oklahoma moved to 33-0 on the season. The Sooners last finished undefeated in 2003 when they went 26-0 and won the programís fifth NCAA title.
- The win tonight gave OU its second consecutive NCAA title and seventh overall. OU has now won four of the last five NCAA titles. The Soonersí titles have come in 1977, 1978, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006.