The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team finished second in the nation at the NCAA Championships with a score of 197.375 at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday.
The Sooners finished just ahead of Alabama’s score of 197.350 and behind Florida’s winning score of 197.575.
The second-place finish ties for the highest in program history. OU also placed second in 2010.
The Sooners got big beam routines from sophomore Rebecca Clark, who set a career high with a 9.925, and junior Madison Mooring, also with a 9.925. Taylor Spears added a 9.9, Lauren Alexander scored 9.875 and Keeley Kmieciak and Erica Brewer each submitted a 9.85.
The Sooners’ score of 197.375 is the highest by an OU program at the NCAA Championships and gives OU its 13th meet with a score of 197 or above, tying an NCAA record for most such meets in a season with Florida in 2007.
Brewer, Clark and Mooring will close out the season for Oklahoma by competing in the Individual Finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. CT. Mooring will compete on vault, Brewer and Clark will compete on bars and Brewer will compete with Iowa State’s Michelle Shealy on beam. The competition will be shown live on ESPN3.com.