The Norman Transcript


March 8, 2014

Oklahoma gymnasts breaking down stereotypes

Senior night set for 4 p.m. Sunday at McCasland Fieldhouse



White’s career at Oklahoma will come to an end after this season. In his four years he’s seen changes at the NCAA level, but it’s the youth where he sees the most transformations taking place.

“We actually host the OU camp in the summer, and we’ve had multiple black gymnast show up to that,” White said. “A lot of them say they are inspired to be in gymnastics because of us. That helps us to keep going. Just to have any of them come and say they are inspired by us, let alone the black athletes that can identify that this is a sport that’s been predominantly white, is awesome.”


Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

Text Only | Photo Reprints