Oklahoma Gymnastics Honors Seniors With Record-breaking Win at Lloyd Noble Center


The top-ranked Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team celebrated the graduating class of 2024 by smashing the program team score record on Sunday afternoon inside Lloyd Noble Center with a score of 198.775.

The Sooners have surpassed their team scoring record (1986.675 – February 23) twice this season. The Sooners are currently tied with Florida, who scored 198.775 in 2022, for the third-highest score in NCAA history. In addition, the victory was the 18th-year head coach K.J. Kindler’s 500th victory at Oklahoma. Kindler’s 600th career victory as a head coach is now just six victories away.

The Sooners tied the program record on the floor with a 49.825 score, which included a perfect 10 from Jordan Bowers, in addition to setting a new scoring record overall.

With a career-high 39.850 in the all-around, Bowers became the sixth gymnast to score at least 39.850 this season. Bowers recorded her third perfect score of the season and her third career perfect score on the field. The native of Lincoln, Nebraska, won at least a share of four event titles that evening. She scored a perfect 10 on the floor, a 9.925 in the vault, a 9.975 in bars, and an all-around score of 9.925.

Katherine LeVasseur and Ragan Smith shared the bar title with Bowers. Faith Torrez won the title on beam with an almost flawless 9.975.

After the first rotation, the Sooners were behind Alabama 49.500–49.450, but not by much. Torrez scored the highest, 9.8, followed by Keira Wells’ 9.9. Bowers almost received the loss at No. 3 after hitting a team-high 9.925.

Hannah Scheible added a 9.85 off her handspring pike half, and LeVasseur responded with a 9.9 of her own. Ava Siegfeldt scored a 9.85 on her Yurchenko 1.5 at the anchor position. With a brilliant second rotation, OU took the lead, 99.250–98.875. The Sooners achieved the third-best score in program history—49.800—during the tournament.

With a 9.95 and a stalled dismount, Sievers got things going, and LeVasseur followed in second place with a 9.975. Following Torrez’s fall to the third position, Ragan Smith produced a career-high 9.975 thanks to a solid routine and a stuck double layout.

With a breathtaking routine, Davis added a 9.925, and Bowers anchored with a 9.975—the Sooners’ sixth stuck dismount of the day. The Sooners extended their lead, 148.950-148.400, in beam with an outstanding 49.700. With a spectacular routine to start the third rotation, Davis stuck the dismount for a 9.925. Bowers was under pressure after dropping out of the top slot, but he responded magnificently with a solid 9.95.

Torrez made a strong comeback following her fall on bars, placing her at the No. 4 slot with an almost flawless 9.975. LeVasseur, with her exceptional suppleness, added a 9.9 at position five. Smith received a 9.95 for anchoring in one of her last performances at the LNC.

On the floor, OU’s score of 49.825 equaled the program record. In the last inning, Bell Johnson tied his career high with a 9.95 after Davis opened with a 9.9. On one of her last routines in the LNC, Smith added a career-high 9.975 to her routine at No. 3. LeVasseur finished the evening with a 9.925, good for an all-around score of 39.700.

Torrez finished the evening well, scoring a career-high 9.975 with a gorgeous double layout. Bowers led the way with her second consecutive flawless ten. On Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center, the Sooners will host the Big 12 Championship for the last time. On ESPNU, the meet will begin at 6:15 p.m. CT.

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