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OU's Yul Moldauer wins 'Heisman Trophy' of gymnastics

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Oklahoma's Yul Moldauer celebrates after finishing his routine on the pommel horse during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championship gymnastic meet inside McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., Saturday, April 6, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Yul Moldauer celebrates after finishing his routine on the pommel horse during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championship gymnastic meet inside McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., Saturday, April 6, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Moldauer wins "Heisman Trophy" of gymnastics

Oklahoma gymnast Yul Moldauer is the winner of the Nissen Emery award, the College Gymnastics Association announced Thursday.

Called the Heisman Trophy of gymnastics, the award is college gymnastics highest honor. It is presented annually to the year's outstanding senior collegiate gymnast.

The award is voted upon by coaches, athletes and judges. Moldauer will be presented the award at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships this weekend.

OU softball topples Texas to open series

Giselle Juarez fanned 10 Texas batters to lead top-ranked Oklahoma to a 3-1 victory Thursday over the Longhorns in Austin, Texas.

Juarez pitched seven innings and allowed just five hits in the game. Texas scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch after a single and double put runners on first and third.

OU jumped to a 2-0 lead in the fifth on a 2-RBI single by Sydney Romero that scored Eliyah Flores and Grace Lyons. Kylie Lundberg delivered and RBI double in the top of the seventh for the Sooners, who improved to 39-2 on the season.

OU and Texas play the second game of the three-game series Friday at 6 p.m. in Austin.

Five to be inducted into Golf Hall of Fame

Oklahoma’s only native born U.S. Open champion, the late Orville “Sarge” Moody of Chickasha, will be one of five new inductees into the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame.

The 2019 class class was announced Thursday and will be inducted Nov. 24 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.

Melissa Luellen - the 1988 NCAA champion, former pro and University of Tulsa coach - is the daughter of 2006 inductee and Tulsa coach Dale McNamara and will join her mother in the hall.

The other members of the class are seven-time PGA Tour winner Bill Glasson of Stillwater; former University of Oklahoma coach and long-time PGA of America Executive Director and CEO Jim Awtrey; and the state’s first golf professional, William Nichols, an early champion of both the Oklahoma Open and the State Amateur.

Jones teen to compete for U.S. team

OKC RIVERSPORT junior kayaker Augustus Cook of Jones will compete Aug. 1-4 for the U.S. Junior National Team at the 2019 ICF Junior Sprint World Championships in Romania.

Cook, 17, Augustus is expected to compete in single kayak.

“It’s one of the most prestigious positions on the national team,” said RIVERSPORT Head Coach and Director of Paddlesports Aasim Saleh. “Only one person gets to do it.”

Cook will train this summer with other junior and senior national team members at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, an Olympic Training Site in Gainesville, Georgia.

OU's Robertson invited to USA team trials

Oklahoma sophomore guard Taylor Robertson was invited by USA Basketball and the Junior National Team Committee to participate in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup Trials.

Robertson will participate in the trials process, which runs May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During the trials, a 12-player roster will be selected to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, for the FIBA U-19 World Cup July 22-28.

The McPherson, Kansas native averaged 14.3 points per game during her freshman season at Oklahoma, knocking down an OU freshman record 105 3-pointers.

Staff reports

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Oklahoma's Yul Moldauer celebrates after finishing his routine on the pommel horse during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championship gymnastic meet inside McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., Saturday, April 6, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma's Yul Moldauer celebrates after finishing his routine on the pommel horse during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championship gymnastic meet inside McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., Saturday, April 6, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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