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Missouri gymnastics team places third in Big 12 Championships

The Tigers were on top of the leader board until the final event, the balance beam. After two low scores, the Tigers lost a slim lead to Oklahoma and Iowa State and finished .625 points behind the first-place No. 9 Oklahoma.
Saturday, March 29, 2008 | 10:37 p.m. CDT; updated 7:41 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Tigers finished third at the Big 12 Championships with a 195.225. The Tigers were on top of the leader board until the final event, the balance beam. After two low scores, the Tigers lost a slim lead to Oklahoma and Iowa State and finished .625 points behind the first-place No. 9 Oklahoma.

Missouri sophomore Sarah Shire won the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award. Adrianne Perry and Alicia Hatcher each earned spots on the All-Big 12 bars team and Shire and Perry, who won the floor exercise, earned spots on the All-Big 12 beam team.

NCAA Regional Selections will be announced on Monday March 31.


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