OKLAHOMA: The University of Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team, also known as the OU Sooners, will pay a visit to the White House this morning to celebrate their sixth NCAA national title.
The Sooners, who are coached by K.J. Kindler, won the championship in April by defeating Florida with a score of 198.3875. The team has dominated the sport in the last decade, winning four titles in the last six years and finishing second or third in the other two. The team also boasts 13 Big 12 titles and 7 NCAA Regional championships.
The Sooners will be joined by other national champions from various sports, such as men’s basketball, women’s soccer, and wrestling. They will meet with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who will congratulate them on their achievements and thank them for their contributions to college athletics. The Sooners will also receive a tour of the White House and pose for photos with the president and vice president.
The visit is a rare opportunity for the Sooners to showcase their program and their state on a national stage. The team is composed of talented gymnasts from Oklahoma and other states, such as Texas, California, and Illinois.
Some of them, such as seniors Olivia Trautman and Allie Stern, are returning for a final season after being granted an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19. Others, such as freshman Faith Torrez, are newcomers who made an immediate impact on the team.
The Sooners are proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the chance to visit the White House. They hope to inspire young gymnasts across the country and represent Oklahoma with dignity and grace.