Annual Shanico Inn-vitational Set For Saturday

March 12, 2002

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THIS WEEK: The No. 14 Oregon State gymnastics team (5-6-1) will host the annual Shanico Inn-vitational on Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Joining the Beavers in the competiton will be No. 5 Michigan, No. 22 Michigan State and Seattle Pacific.

MEET TO BE TELEVISED: Saturday's meet will be televised on FOX Sports Net Northwest on a tape-delayed basis. Judy Corwin and Todd McKim will call the action. The meet will be aired twice, first at noon on Sunday, March 17 and again at 10 a.m. on on Saturday, March 23.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for Saturday's meet are $10 for reserved seats. General admission tickets will be available for $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.

KIDS CAN GET IN FREE: Kids 12 and under are invited to participate in the OSU gymnastics coloring contest. Just print out the PDF of the coloring sheet on the website and bring the completed page to the meet to receive free admission. All artwork will be displayed at the meet, and 10 participants will be randomly selected to win a prize.

LIVE STATS ON THE INTERNET: Fans unable to attend to make the trip to Saturday's meet will be able to follow the competition through live scoring on OSU's website, www.osubeavers.com.

FORMER BEAVER TO PERFORM BEFORE SHANICO: Debbie Park (formerly Debbie Marland, an Oregon State gymnast from 1985-88) will perform prior to the Shanico Inn-vitational on March 16. Park, a rhythmic gymnast/figure skater, will perform an acrobatic rope routine in her return to Corvallis.

SATURDAY IS SENIOR NIGHT: OSU's two seniors, Jerra Lopez and Soni Meduna, will be recognized on Saturday. The meet will be their final regular season competition in Gill Coliseum.

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER TOP 10 OPPONENT: With No. 5 Michigan heading into town this week, Oregon State will face a top 10 opponent for the fourth time in as many weeks. OSU was at then-No. 5 Utah (now No. 3) last week, hosted No. 8 Stanford on March 1 and was at then-No. 10 UCLA (now No. 4) on Feb. 23.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE BEAVS: Utah came away with a 197.350-195.475 win over the Beavers in Salt Lake City last week. OSU had four falls, including two on beam to force the Beavers to count a fall. Utah swept the individual events. Annie Campbell's 9.85 on vault earned a tie for second place, but Utah gymnasts took the top three spots on every other event. Elizabeth Jillson took fourth on bars with a 9.85, while Campbell tied for fourth with a 9.825 on beam. Jerra Lopez's 9.85 on floor earned fifth place.

BEAVERS REMAIN AT 14TH: Oregon State's 195.475 score at Utah improved the Beavers' Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to a 195.430, but the team stayed at No. 14 in the latest national rankings, which are based on RQS. The RQS, which determines the NCAA Regional qualifiers and seedings, is determined by taking a team's six highest scores, of which at least three must be from away meets. Of those six, the highest is dropped and the remaining five are averaged to obtain the RQS.

OSU VERSUS THE SHANICO FIELD: Of this week's opponents, the Beavers are most familiar with Seattle Pacific. OSU is 23-3 all-time against the Falcons. OSU has met Michigan and Michigan State five times apiece. OSU is a perfect 5-0 against the Spartans, but Michigan holds a slim 3-2 advantage over the Beavers.

A LOOK AT THE SHANICO FIELD: No. 5 Michigan is coming off a season-high 197.775 in a win over Denver and Washington last week. The Wolverines have two of the top 10 all-arounders in the country. Calli Ryals is the nation's top all-arounder, while 2000 Olympian and 2002 NCAA all-around champion Elise Ray ranks 10th nationally. Ryals is also second nationally on floor and eighth on beam, while Ray is second on bars and beam and eighth on vault in the national rankings. No. 22 Michigan State has scored a 195 or higher in its last four meets to move into the national rankings this week. The Spartans scored a 195.350 to defeat George Washington on the road last week. Julie Devaty won beam with a 9.90, while Christy Linder tied for first on vault with a 9.85. Seattle Pacific, a Division II powerhouse, competed back-to-back meets in California last week. The Falcons scored a 192.900 at UC Davis on March 7 followed by a 192.450 at Stanford on March 8. Alison Siegel-McAfee is the No. 1 ranked gymnast at the USAG (Division II) level.

VAULTERS GET FOUR 9.80 SCORES FOR THE FIRST TIME: OSU's vault team scored a 48.925 at Utah last week, good for OSU's second highest vault score of the season. The Beavers had four vaulters score a 9.80 or better in the same meet for the first time this year. Annie Campbell led the way with a 9.85, her third score of 9.80 or better this season. Th�r�se Videan, who leads the team with five 9.80-plus scores this year and is the only Beaver to score a 9.90 on vault this season, had a 9.825 at Utah. Tanya Ricioli had a season-high 9.825 and now has scored a 9.80 or better twice this year, both at OSU's last two meets. Heather Justus tied her career-best at Utah with her third 9.80 score of the year.

STILL LOOKING TO GO 24-FOR-24: Consistency has been one of OSU's biggest problems this season. The Beavers have had at least two falls in every meet, including four at Utah last week (two beam, one vault, one floor). Of the 10 meets so far, the Beavers have counted at least one fall in seven of them. The Beavers did not count falls against Arizona (196.475), Washington (194.950) and UCLA (194.925). OSU counted four falls in the season opener (two beam, two floor), two at California (one vault, one beam), two against BYU (one bars, one beam), one at Arizona State (beam), two at Cal State Fullerton (one vault, one beam), one against Stanford (bars) and one at Utah (beam).

BEAVERS HAVE FOUR 39-PLUS ALL-AROUNDERS FOR THE FIRST TIME: All four of the Beavers who have competed in the all-around this season have scored above a 39.00 at least once, making this the first season the Beavers have had four different gymnasts do so in the same year. Annie Campbell has done so three times in 2002, highlighted by a season-best 39.450 against Arizona. Tanya Ricioli has also topped the 39.00 mark three times this year, with a career-high 39.300 at Arizona State. Jerra Lopez had a career-high 39.400 against Stanford, good for her second 39-plus score this season, while Lindsay Nelson had a career-high 39.025 all-around score against Stanford for her first career 39-plus performance. OSU had three all-arounders score a 39.00 or better in 1991 and 1997. A complete list of all the Beavers who have scored a 39-plus follows.

Oregon State's 39.00+ All-Arounders	               No. ofGymnast	              39+ Scores     High ScoreChari Knight	          23	     39.750 (1/29/93)Annie Campbell	          13	     39.625 (3/17/01)Amy Durham	          10	     39.300 (4/15/93)Megan Murphy-Barcroft	   6	     39.625 (3/20/99)Joy Selig	           6	     39.400 (3/16/91)Tanya Ricioli	           5	     39.300 (2/8/02)Amy Slack	           4	     39.275 (3/23/96)Jerra Lopez 	           2	     39.400 (3/1/02)Randi Miller	           2	     39.175 (3/22/97)Lindsay Nelson	           1	     39.025 (3/1/02)	Amanda Turko	           1	     39.025 (4/18/95)

BEAVERS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: The Beavers are ranked nationally as a team on three events, and two gymnasts are ranked individually. OSU is ranked 12th on floor, 13th on bars and 18th on beam. Individually, Elizabeth Jillson ranks 11th on bars and Jerra Lopez is 19th on floor.

GYMNAST NOTES:

ANNIE CAMPBELL: Annie Campbell has been having an outstanding junior season. She's set or tied career-highs on three of four events in the last three weeks. Against Stanford (3/1), she set new career-highs on floor (9.975, previous best 9.95 in 2002 and 2000) and bars (9.90, previous best 9.875 in 2001). She tied her career-high on beam by scoring 9.925s at Cal State Fullerton (2/22) and UCLA (2/23) to equal her career-high set last season. She's come close to tying her personal best on vault too. She had a season-high 9.875 at Arizona State (2/8), just .025 off her career-high set in 2000 and 2001. Campbell has OSU's best average on two events - bars (9.797) and beam (9.769), and she has the team's second-best average on floor (9.818). She's averaging an impressive 39.011 as an all-arounder, also best on the team. She's scored a 39.200 or better three times this year, highlighted by a season-best 39.450 against Arizona (2/15). Campbell has won a total of seven event titles this year. She's won the all-around twice, to go along with three wins on floor and one apiece on vault and beam. Campbell has scored a 9.80 or better 17 times this season (five on floor, five on beam, four on bars and three on vault). She's scored a 9.90 or better seven times (four on floor, two on beam and one on bars).

HEIDI GOEHRING: Heidi Goehring has competed on bars in nine of OSU's 10 meets. She has had a career-high 9.775 at OSU's last two meets. Her previous best was a 9.75, which she had scored twice earlier in the season. She's averaging 9.547 on the event.

DAYLEE INGALLS: Daylee Ingalls has been a mainstay on beam this season, competing in all 10 meets. She's scored a 9.80 or better four times, highlighted by a career-best 9.85 at Cal State Fullerton (2/22). However, she's also had three falls on the event, giving her a season average of 9.565.

ELIZABETH JILLSON: Elizabeth Jillson ranks 11th in the nation on bars, her only event. She has scored a 9.90 or better five times and has won the event four times. She's averaging a 9.663 on bars (includes two misses). Of the eight bar routines she's hit this year, she's scored no lower than a 9.85.

MEGHAN JONES: As a freshman walk-on, Meghan Jones has been in the lineup on vault in eight of the 10 meets this year. She had a career-high 9.65 at Arizona State (2/8), and she had her second best score of the year with a 9.625 at Utah last week. She's averaging 9.572 on the event. Jones has also performed exhibitions on two other events, with two on bars and five on beam. Her top score on both those events has been a 9.65 as well.

HEATHER JUSTUS: Heather Justus is one of two freshmen who compete on two events for the Beavers. She's made the lineup on vault and floor in all 10 meets. She's scored as high as 9.80 seven times - four on floor and three on vault. She's averaging a 9.715 on floor and has hit her last nine routines after a fall in the season opener. She's had a career-high 9.80 on that event four times, most recently against Stanford (3/1). She's had some problems with consistency on vault. She's scored a 9.80 three times, including last week at Utah, but is averaging 9.585 as a result of some misses.

JERRA LOPEZ: Jerra Lopez has won nine individual event titles this season, the most of any Beaver this year. She's won the all-around once, and she has four wins on floor, three on bars and one on beam. She set a new career-high in the all-around with a 39.400 against Stanford (3/1) to claim an all-around title for the first time in her career. Lopez is tied for 19th nationally on floor and is averaging 9.875 on the event (best on the team). She has scored a 9.90 or better four times this season, highlighted by a career-high 9.975 against Washington (2/1). She's scored a 9.80 or better on bars in eight of 10 meets, including a 9.90 and a 9.925, giving her a season average of 9.765 (second on the team). Her season-best beam score is a career-high 9.875 at UCLA (2/23), and she's scored as high as 9.725 on vault four times this year. Lopez is averaging 38.722 as an all-arounder.

LINDSAY NELSON: Lindsay Nelson has competed in at least one event in every meet this year, and she's been an all-arounder in four meets. Her best event has been bars, the one event she's competed in all 10 meets. She's averaging 9.730 with a season-high 9.85 at Cal (1/18). She's also scored a 9.825 three times, including last week at Utah. She's been in the beam lineup in every meet but one, scoring as high as 9.775 (at Arizona State on 2/8). She's scored a 9.725 or better at the last three meets. She's been in the floor lineup five times and has scored a 9.80 or better on her last three routines. She had a career-high 9.85 vs Stanford (3/1) and is averaging a 9.704 on the event. Nelson has vaulted in five meets as well, scoring a season-high 9.675 the last two times she was in the lineup (at Cal State Fullerton, 2/22 and vs. Stanford, 3/1). She had a career-high 39.025 in the all-around in the meet against Stanford.

TANYA RICIOLI: All-American Tanya Ricioli has competed as an all-arounder in nine of 10 meets this season (she competed three events against Stanford on 3/1). She has scored a 9.80 or better on various events a total of 17 times this season, with at least two 9.80 marks on every event. She has six 9.80-plus scores on floor, five on bars, four on beam and two on vault. Her top score on any event this year came on floor, an event she's scored a 9.90 on twice in 2002 (also the event she earned All-American honors on in 2000). She had a career-high 9.875 on bars against Arizona (2/15), and she's had a season-high 9.85 on beam twice (at Cal State Fullerton, 2/22 and at UCLA, 2/23). She had a season-high 9.825 on vault at Utah last week. Ricioli had a career-best 39.300 in the all-around at Arizona State (2/8), and she's averaging 38.844 when competing all four events. She has the team's best average on vault (9.725). She's averaging 9.705 on bars, 9.739 on floor and 9.663 on beam. Ricioli has won four individual event titles this season, one apiece on vault, bars, beam and all-around.

TH�R�SE VIDEAN: Th�r�se Videan has made an immediate impact as a freshman. She has competed on vault and floor in all 10 meets and on bars in three meets (nine counting six exhibitions). She's scored a 9.80 or better 10 times - five times on floor and five times on vault. She's won vault twice this season and had career-high 9.90 on the event against Stanford (3/1), making her the only Beaver to score a 9.90 on vault this year. She's scored a 9.80 or better on vault at the last three meets, including a 9.825 at Utah last week. For the season, she's averaging 9.705 on vault - second best on the team. She's had a career-high 9.875 twice on floor (at Arizona State, 2/8 and against Stanford). She's averaging 9.753 on that event. On bars, she's scored as high as 9.75 twice, in an official routine at Cal (1/18) and in an exhibition against Stanford. She's averaging 9.678 on bars, including the exhibition routines.

ELAINE YODER: Elaine Yoder has competed on beam in all 10 meets, scoring a 9.80 or better twice. She had a season-high 9.85 at Cal State Fullerton (2/22) and added a 9.80 at Utah last week. She's averaging 9.605 on the event. Yoder had also competed on floor in the first nine meets but was not in the lineup at Utah last week. She had a career-high 9.85 against Arizona (2/15) and scored a 9.80 in two other meets. She's averaing 9.60 on floor.

HEAD COACH TANYA CHAPLIN: Tanya Chaplin is in her fifth season as head gymnastics coach at OSU. She has guided the Beavers to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Championships and has been named OSU's Female Coach of the Year the past two years. In 1999, she was named Pacific-10 Coach of the Year. Chaplin has a career record of 39-30-1 for the regular season and 71-53-1 including postseason competition. She was an assistant coach at Washington for seven years before moving to OSU. Formerly Tanya Service, she was a six-time All-American and held six school records while competing for UCLA from 1986-89.

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