OU Athletics Communications Press Release
RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 4 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team improved to 11-0 on the season with a 197.475 and a trio of wins Friday night in Raleigh, N.C.
At a quad meet hosted by NC State, the Sooners topped host NC State (196.125), George Washington (193.600) and William & Mary (189.450). With the wins, head coach K.J. Kindler is now just three victories away from reaching her 500th career win at Oklahoma.
OU swept the four event titles and NC State's Emily Shepard won the all-around. Allie Stern took home vault with a 9.9 and Katherine LeVasseur earned top marks on bars with a 9.9 as well. Karrie Thomas earned the beam title with a 9.5 and Anastasia Webb took home floor with a 9.925.
The Sooners turned to senior Jordan Draper to lead off the meet as they started on floor with a 49.325. Senior Jordan Draper turned in a 9.825 in the leadoff spot, followed by a 9.875 from fellow senior Evy Schoepfer. Junior Emma LaPinta matched a career high with a 9.9 as she nailed her opening triple full and showed off the confidence in her choreography. Freshman Bell Johnson added a 9.800 in the No. 4 spot. Webb anchored when the Sooners needed her most with another solid routine for a 9.925.
OU tallied a 49.350 on vault in the second rotation. LaPinta led things off with a career-high 9.825 on her Yurchenko full. Stern, in her home state of North Carolina, drilled her 1.5 for a 9.9 in the No. 2 spot. LeVasseur and Webb tallied matching 9.875s on their 1.5s. Schoepfer earned a 9.850 on her tucked 1.5, followed by a 9.850 from Davis who anchored with a Yurchenko full.
In the third rotation, the Sooners notched a 49.250. LeVasseur led the way with a 9.9 in the No. 2 spot. Junior Olivia Trautman made her season debut after being sidelined with an injury for a 9.875 in the No. 5 spot. Davis, Draper and Thomas tallied matching 9.825s in the rotation.
The Sooners wrapped up the meet with a strong performance on beam for a 49.550. Sophomore Jenna Dunn and Schoepfer led off the rotation with stuck dismounts for matching 9.85s. In the No. 3 spot, sophomore Vanessa Deniz added a 9.900, followed by a 9.925 and stuck dismount from Davis. Thomas carried her career-best performance from last week into this week's competition with another 9.95. In the anchor spot, Webb wrapped up the meet with a 9.925 as every Sooner stuck their dismount in the rotation.
The Sooners return home for the first time in three weeks on Friday, Feb. 26 for a quad meet featuring Denver, Lindenwood and TWU. The meet is slated for a 6:45 p.m. CT start.
| ||Vault ||Bars ||Beam ||Floor |
|OU ||49.350 ||49.250 ||49.550 ||49.325 |
|NCSU ||48.950 ||49.125 ||48.850 ||49.200 |
|GW ||48.575 ||48.700 ||47.725 ||48.600 |
|W&M ||48.325 ||46.175 ||46.500 ||48.450 |