Oklahoma posted a 198.3375 in the Four on the Floor to claim the national title at the 2019 NCAA Championships. The meet, which featured four of the top five NCAA seeds, was held inside the Fort Worth Convention Center on Saturday night.
The national title is the fourth overall and third in the last four years for the Sooners, who tied with Florida in 2014 for the crown before winning outright in 2016 and 2017. OU took a lead in the first rotation with a 49.450 on bars and never looked back, recording three-straight scores of 49.600 or better with a 49.6125 on beam, a 49.6500 on floor and a 49.625 on vault to cap off the victory.
The Sooners’ 198.3375 is the second-highest total in NCAA history as the Sooners now hold the top two scores with a 198.3875 set in 2017.
Oklahoma was followed by No. 3 LSU in second place (197.8250) while UCLA claimed third (197.5375) and Denver finished fourth with a 197.000.
Saturday marked OU’s seventh straight and ninth overall trip to the team finals. In each of their nine appearances in the finals, the Sooners have finished within the top three.
The national title is the culmination of an incredible season in which OU posted a 32-0 record, its second undefeated season in program history. The Sooners also secured an eighth consecutive Big 12 Championship and won an NCAA Regional title for the 10thstraight year. On Friday night, Jade Degouveia, Brenna Dowell, Nicole Lehrmann, Maggie Nichols, Karrie Thomas, Olivia Trautman, Anastasia Webb and Carly Woodard combined for 17 All-America honors. Dowell was the 2019 national champion on floor and Nichols defended her all-around title while also picking up an individual title on vault.