Athletes of the Week Named

April 25, 2001

Corvallis, Ore. - Third baseman Brian Barden and gymnast Katrina Severin have been named Oregon State University's Athletes of the Week for their performances in competition during the week of April 16-22, it was announced Wednesday.

Barden, a sophomore from Augustine High School in Bonita, Cal., led the Beavers to a 4-0 record last week with a win over Concordia and three wins over Washington State. In the four games, Barden hit .611 (11-for-18) with 2 home runs, 3 doubles and 13 RBI. He capped the weekend with a game-winning grand slam home run with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning against WSU.

Severin, a senior from Eugene, capped off an outstanding senior year by earning first team All-American honors and placing second on vault at the NCAA Championships last weekend at Athens, Georgia. Her second place showing on that event is the highest ever for a Beaver vaulter. She narrowly missed becoming OSU's first national champion on vault by a mere .0125.

Severin also led OSU on her other two events at the NCAA Championships. She scored a 9.825 on her beam routine, just .025 shy of earning All-American honors on that event as well. Her 9.775 score on floor was OSU's best on that event at nationals as well.

BARRON AND COOK ACADEMIC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Paul Barron, a senior wrestler, and Ericka Cook, a junior basketball player, were named OSU's academic student-athletes of the week for April 16-22, it was announced Wednesday.

Barron is from Myrtle Point High School and has a 3.60 GPA in forestry/civil engineering. He was selected to the Pac-10 Conference All-Academic team this season. He is former President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Cook, a junior from North Medford High School, is a French major and has a 3.21 GPA. She was selected honorable mention on this year's Pac-10 All-Academic team.

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