Oklahoma men's and women's gymnastics teams win national title

BY foxsports • April 17, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Oklahoma ended Florida's three-year run of team titles at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships Saturday night.

The Sooners, who shared the 2014 title with the Gators, scored 197.675 points and held off a late surge by second-place LSU on the final event to win the school's second national championship.

Florida, which finished fourth, knew its run was over before the final routine when LSU's team score passed the Gators after the Tigers posted four scores of 9.9 or better on vault.

LSU scored 197.45, and Alabama was third at 197.4375 in its ninth straight Super Six finals.

Florida's Bridget Sloan, who finished her career with three team titles and six individual crowns, had the top score 9.9375 on her final event, the uneven bars.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Oklahoma successfully defended its NCAA men's gymnastics title with a dominant performance in the finals.

The Sooners scored 443.4 points Saturday night to beat runner-up Stanford by slightly more than 10 points for their 10th national title. It was the widest margin since the current scoring system started in 2008.

Oklahoma joined Penn State (12) and Illinois (10) as the only schools with at least 10 team championships.

Yul Moldauer led Oklahoma with the top all-around score of 89.1. The Sooners also had the top three scores on floor exercise with Colin Van Wicklen (15.3), Kanji Oyama (15.1) and Moldauer (15.0).

Stanford scored 434.05 points to edge third-place Ohio State (433.05). The Cardinal had the top score on two events: Akash Modi on parallel bars (15.3) and Dennis Zaremski on rings (15.45).