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Chayse Capps

Women’s Gymnastics Team, Senior
University of Oklahoma

Capps was a member of OU’s 2014, 2016 and 2017 NCAA National Championship teams. The Plano, Texas, native was a two-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Year, a nominee for the prestigious Honda Award and was also named a 2017 AAI Award finalist, given to the country’s top senior gymnast. In the classroom, Capps finished her career as a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and a four-time Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.
A leader from the word go, Capps is one of the most decorated gymnasts in program history. She is only the second OU gymnast to be an All-American all four years, finishing her collegiate career as an 11-time NCAA All-American and a 10-time All-Big 12 selection. Capps also earned two perfect 10.0’s during her career, both times on beam.
Capps is best known for her unique choreography and balance beam prowess, though her all-around performances in her final two seasons caught the nation’s attention.
As a senior, Capps was a three-time All-American, earning two first-team honors (vault, beam) and a second-team nod in the all-around. She was an NACGC/W NACGC/W First-Team All-American (all-around, beam) and a NACGC/W Second-Team All-American (floor). Capps was selected as one of four nominees for Honda Sport Award and named a finalist for AAI Award, recognizing the top senior gymnast in the country. She was a three-time All-Big 12 (all-around, beam, floor), the 2017 Big 12 Gymnast of the Year, Big 12 Co-Beam and All-Around Champion and Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Capps was a four-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Feb. 27, March 6) and earned 14 event titles, including seven on beam. She posted the second 10.0 of her career on beam to clinch the Sooners' win at Michigan on March 4.

In her junior season, Capps was a five-time 2016 All-American and just the second Sooner in program history to grab five All-America accolades in one season, joining Kelly Garrison (1988). She was the National Runner-Up in the all-around, scoring a 39.6125 in NCAA Semifinal II. Capps was a  NACGC/W Regular Season First-Team All-American (all-around, bars, beam), the South Central Region Gymnast of the Year. The NCAA Iowa City Regional All-Around Champion (39.550), Vault Champion (9.9) and Co-Beam Champion (9.9). Capps was a three-time All-Big 12 (all-around, bars, beam) honoree, Academic All-Big 12 honoree, Big 12 Co-Gymnast of the Year, Big 12 All-Around Champion and Big 12 Co-Beam Champion. Capps posted first 10.0 of her career on beam on Feb. 5 and was a four-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, March 15). She earned a team-high 24 individual titles, including at least one on every event and had 10 beam titles and eight all-around titles.

As a sophomore, Capps was earned first-team All-American honors on beam, scoring a 9.9125 in individual event finals to finish fourth overall, while also earning second-team All-American honors on vault. She asserted her status as one of the nation's top beam workers, owning seven weeks ranked No. 1 on the event and six straight from Feb. 9 - March 16. She was a two-time All-Big 12 (vault, beam) honoree and  a NACGC first-team All-American (beam) ...Capps was the Big 12 beam co-champion (9.975) and won ten event titles in 2015, including a team-best five on balance beam and five more on vault ... She was featured in Sports Illustrated ‘Faces in the Crowd' on Feb. 23, 2015 after posting 9.95s on beam and vault at Iowa State Capps was one of only six gymnasts in the nation to earn a 9.975 or higher on beam in 2015.

In her first season with the Crimson and Cream, Capps earned first-team All-American honors on the beam and tied for eighth on beam at individual event finals (9.8625). She was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and earned two All-Big 12 honors. (beam, floor) Capps was a six-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Jan. 15, Georgia; Jan. 28, Arizona; Feb. 11, LSU; Feb. 17, Metroplex Challenge; March 4, Illinois; March 18, Arkansas) and Posted her career-high vault score of 9.95 against No. 3 LSU on Feb. 9 . She was the NCAA Minneapolis Regional co-champion on beam and was ranked as high as No. 8 nationally on beam. Capps was the only freshman in the country to finish the regular season ranked in the top 10 on beam and was one of only seven gymnasts nationally to post a 9.975 or higher on beam in 2014.