Taylor Spears No. 1 on beam, Haley Scaman top freshman on floor.
March 4, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. -- Ahead of its final two regular season home meets this weekend, the Oklahoma women's gymnastics team is ranked No. 2 in the nation while moving up in two team event rankings from last week.
The undefeated Sooners (16-0) moved up in both the team vault and uneven bars rankings after their win last Friday at TWU. OU is now No. 5 on vault with a 49.355 Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) and is now No. 2 with a 49.395 RQS on bars. OU also remained the No. 1 beam team in the country with a score of 49.395 and No. 3 on floor at 49.365.
Oklahoma has four or more gymnasts ranked in the top 25 in three different rankings, including the all-around, bars and beam. No other team in the nation has four different gymnasts ranked in any one event or the the all-around.
Senior Brie Olson is one of two gymnasts in the country to be ranked in the top 25 in every category, coming in this week at No. 7 in the all-around, No. 7 on beam, No. 11 on floor, No. 16 on bars and No. 22 on vault.
OU ranks five on bars this week, led by sophomore Erica Brewer at No. 9, followed by junior Taylor Spears and freshman Keeley Kmieciak tied at No. 11, Olson at No. 16 and junior Rebecca Clark tied at No. 21.
Five Sooners also made the top 25 on beam, including Spears at the top spot with an RQS of 9.930, well ahead of second place Mackenzie Caquatto's 9.905 average. Spears is joined by Olson and Brewer at No. 7, sophomore Lauren Alexander at No. 14 and junior Madison Mooring at No. 21.
Haley Scaman continues to rank as the top freshman in the nation on floor and is ranked No. 4 overall this week. Scaman is also tied for No. 17 on vault.
The Sooners will host their final two regular season home meets next weekend, as No. 16 Arizona visits the Lloyd Noble Center on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. CT. Oklahoma will then compete against No. 9 Stanford and North Carolina on Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. CT on Senior Night.