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OU morning news: Women's gymnastics wins NCAA Championship

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OU to implement 3 percent salary increase for benefits-eligible employees pending Board of Regents' approval

OU Human Relations announced Friday that the university will implement a three percent salary increase for all benefits-eligible employees at all three campuses, pending approval by the OU Board of Regents. An OU HR email reads the increase will apply to all full and part-time benefits-eligible employees who have “satisfactory performance” with a current hire date before Jan. 1, 2022. The increase will go into effect July 1 for OU Norman 12-month staff and faculty, July 2 for OU Norman hourly employees, July 3 for OU Health Sciences Center employees, Aug. 1 for OU Norman 9/12 faculty, and Aug. 16 for Norman 9/9 faculty, according to the email.


Other news:

• OU Law organizations host Know Your Rights panel on personal rights when dealing with law enforcement

• OU Giving Day 2022 sets new one-day fundraising record, surpasses $10 million goal

• OU Health Services, OU Food Pantry releases survey on health behaviors of students

Sooners celebrate

The Sooners celebrate during the meet against Florida, Utah, and Auburn in the 2022 NCAA women's gymnastics championship final on April 16.

'Fighters 'till the end': OU women's gymnastics comes from behind to win 5th NCAA Championship, motivated by skeptical preseason prediction

 
“If there is a year when it is actually safe to predict Oklahoma not winning, this is the year,” the highlighted white parchment read.
 
Moments earlier, Ragan Smith had proved that prediction wrong by dialing in and transferring her focus solely to nailing her beam routine and bringing home the Sooners’ fifth NCAA championship. Holding no awareness of the four teams’ running marks, the former U.S. National Team Member and Olympic alternate delivered a near-perfect score in the biggest meet of her gymnastics career. With practically no lapse in time, Smith sprinted into a hug with Kindler, her teammates and assistant coaches, who’d all but clinched the national championship win.

Other sports:

OU women's gymnastics:

• Sooners win NCAA Championship; score 198.200 to overcome Florida, Utah, Auburn for program's 5th title

OU football:

• Spencer Rattler describes last season with Sooners as 'toxic'; Austin Stogner, Shane Beamer back quarterback's character

• Ahead of SEC transition, Sooners’ athletics department seeks bids for new LED lighting at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

OU men's basketball:

• Sooners' Umoja Gibson won't hire agent; will pursue NBA draft process, but maintains NCAA eligibility for potential return

Sooners in the NBA:

• Trae Young scores 38 points to help Hawks beat Cavaliers in Play-in Tournament, clinch No. 8 seed in NBA Playoffs

OU softball:

• Sooners fall to No. 18 Texas 4-2; lose 1st game of NCAA-record start to season

• No. 1 Sooners run-rule No. 18 Texas 9-1 in 5 innings to claim series

OU baseball:

• Sooners defeat Pacific 10-2, catcher Hudson Polk comes up home run shy of cycle

• Sooners defeat Pacific 7-3 to open nonconference weekend at home

• Sooners fall to Lamar 14-11 at home

OU men's gymnastics:

• No. 2 Sooners fall to No. 1 Stanford, finish 2nd in NCAA Championship meet

• Sooners eagerly look ahead to Vitaliy Guimaraes' return, rematching Stanford next season after NCAA finals 2nd place finish

• 'New life tomorrow': OU men's gymnastics overcomes uncanny errors; Sooners clinch NCAA Championship berth

OU men's golf:

• No. 1 Sooners finish 1st at Thunderbird Collegiate; tie program record with 5th event win of season

View the full gallery here.


Other photo galleries:

• OU men's gymnasts compete at NCAA National Championship

• OU men's gymnastics secures runner-up in NCAA Championships

• OU baseball takes down Pacific 7-3

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Monday, April 18


Tuesday, April 19

6:30 p.m.: Baseball vs. Wichita State


Wednesday, April 20

6:30 p.m.: Softball @ North Texas — Denton, TX


Thursday, April 21

Men's tennis @ Big 12 Championship — Fort Worth, TX

Women's tennis @ Big 12 Championship — Fort Worth, TX


Friday, April 22

6 p.m.: Baseball @ Kansas — Lawrence, KS

6:30 p.m.: Softball vs. Iowa State

8 p.m.: Oklahoma Festival Ballet — More information

Men's tennis @ Big 12 Championship — Fort Worth, TX

Women's tennis @ Big 12 Championship — Fort Worth, TX

Women's golf @ Big 12 Stroke Championship — Houston, TX

Rowing @ Lake Wheeler Invite — Raleigh, NC

Track and field vs. John Jacobs Invitational


Saturday, April 23

1 p.m.: Soccer @ Arkansas — Fayetteville, AR

1 p.m.: Softball vs. Iowa State

2 p.m.: Baseball @ Kansas — Lawrence, KS

3 p.m.: Football Spring Game

8 p.m.: Oklahoma Festival Ballet — More information

Men's tennis @ Big 12 Championship — Fort Worth, TX

Women's tennis @ Big 12 Championship — Fort Worth, TX

Women's golf @ Big 12 Stroke Championship — Houston, TX

Rowing @ Lake Wheeler Invite — Raleigh, NC

Track and field vs. John Jacobs Invitational


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