Taqiy Abdullah -Simmons
Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons was born in Philadelphia, and trained at the Houston Gymnastics Academy. In the meantime, Taqiy broke his own school record when he posted a 9.675 on the parallel bars at the NCAA team finals. He also made a career-high 9.525 on the vault to help OU clinch its seventh NCAA title.
Later he took All-America honors in the all-around after finishing sixth (53.85) in the event at the NCAA team finals. Taqiy attended the 2008 NCAA Championships.