No. 1 UCLA Gymnasts Travel To No. 21 Oregon State

Feb. 12, 2001

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THIS WEEK - The top-ranked UCLA gymnastics team (11-1) will travel toCorvallis, OR this weekend for a Friday, Feb. 16 matchup against 21st-rankedOregon State (2-5) at Gill Coliseum at 7:00 pm. The meet will be televisedon a tape-delayed basis by Fox Sports Northwest on Feb. 20 at 8:00 pm andby Fox Sports West 2 on Feb. 21 at 1:00 pm.

FORMER BRUIN STAR FACES OLD TEAM - Former UCLA All-AmericanTanya (Service) Chaplin will face off against her old team as head coachof the Oregon State Beavers. Chaplin earned six All-America honors from1986-1989 and was the 1987 and 1989 Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year. In hercareer, she won five Pac-10 individual titles. Chaplin is in her fourth year ashead coach of the Beavers and is assisted by her husband, Michael, who wasa two-time All-American and member of UCLA's 1987 men's national cham-pionshipteam.

A LOOK AT THE COMPETITION - Oregon State enters the week ranked21st nationally. The Beavers have been beset with injuries this season, losingAll-American Tanya Ricioli and junior Jerra Lopez for the season with rup-turedachilles tendons. However, Oregon State has persevered and recordeda season-best score of 195.575 Jan. 28. Katrina Severin ranks third nation-allyon vault with a 9.892 average. She has a season-best score of 9.975,which leads the Pac-10. Lara Degenhardt also ranks in the Top 25 on vault,checking in at No. 20 (9.821 average).

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