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OU earns No. 1 overall seed in NCAA women's gymnastics championships

OU's Maggie Nichols celebrates after competing in the uneven bars during a women's gymnastics competition between the University of Oklahoma and Alabama at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman Okla., Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
OU's Maggie Nichols celebrates after competing in the uneven bars during a women's gymnastics competition between the University of Oklahoma and Alabama at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman Okla., Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman


For the fifth straight year, OU has earned the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.

The Sooners will head to the Athens Regional on April 4-6 and will face No. 8 Georgia, No. 9 Kentucky, No. 16 California, Iowa State, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

The championships, to be held April 19-20 in Fort Worth, Texas, change formats from the Super Six to the Final Four this year.

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OU's Maggie Nichols celebrates after competing in the uneven bars during a women's gymnastics competition between the University of Oklahoma and Alabama at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman Okla.,  Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

OU's Maggie Nichols celebrates after competing in the uneven bars during a women's gymnastics competition between the University of Oklahoma and Alabama at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman Okla., Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson is the sports editor of The Oklahoman. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he allegedly once told his father on a childhood trip passing through Oklahoma that he would one day live there. He doesn't recall this, but he fulfilled that... Read more ›

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