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Sooners Open Season with a Sweep
January 09, 2017

Oklahoma’s best season-opening performance in program history leads to three gymnasts being honored in the weekly awards. Chayse Capps, Stefani Catour and Maggie Nichols earn the league’s recognition for Gymnast of the Week, Event Specialist of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, respectively. This marks Capps’ sixth Gymnast of the Week nod and 12th overall, one shy of tying the conference records. Catour receives her second career accolade after closing the 2016 season with her first Event Specialist award.

Gymnast of the Week
Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Sr., Plano, Texas

  • Key component of OU’s victory over No. 3 Alabama as she recorded a 39.575 all-around score in the win.
  • Posted four marks of at least 9.85, scoring a 9.9 on both vault and bars, a 9.85 on beam and closing with a 9.925 on floor.
  • Part of an OU bar lineup that recorded a 49.575 score, tying for the fifth-highest total on the event in program history.
  • Currently ranks in the top ten nationally in four areas: all-around (T-No. 2), vault (T-No. 8), bars (T-No. 4) and floor (T-No. 3).

Event Specialist of the Week
Stefani Catour, OU, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Aided the Sooners to a win in their highest season-opening score in program history with a 197.750.
  • Scored a 9.9 on bars, which ties for the fourth-best total in the nation during opening weekend.
  • Was part of a bar lineup that rolled to a 49.575 total, tied for the best score in the event in program history.
  • Competed on both bars (9.9) and beam (9.85) in the victory.

Newcomer of the Week
Maggie Nichols, OU, Little Canada, Minn.

  • Posted the top all-around total in the nation with a 39.725 in her college debut.
  • Recorded four scores of at least 9.9 on her way to winning the all-around, bars (9.975) and floor (9.95) titles.
  • Notched OU’s top score on the beam (9.9) and contributed a 9.9 on vault.
  • Ranks No. 1 in the nation in all-around, bars and floor while also cracking the top ten in vault (T-No. 8) and beam (T-No. 5).


Date Gymnast Event Specialist Newcomer
January 9 Chayse Capps, OU, Sr. Stefani Catour, OU, Jr. Maggie Nichols, OU
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