Pacific-10 Gymnastics Championships Set For Saturday At Stanford

March 19, 2002

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THIS WEEK: The No. 14 Oregon State gymnastics team (7-7-1) heads to the Bay Area for the Pacific-10 Championships at Stanford at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 23. The Pacific-10 has seven schools competing in gymnastics. Joining the Beavers will be No. 1 UCLA, No. 10 Stanford, No. 12 Arizona, No. 16 Arizona State, Washington and California.

MEET TO BE TELEVISED: The Pacific-10 Championships will be televised, tape-delayed, on FOX Sports Net. The meet will air twice on FOX Sports Northwest , first at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30 and again at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 31. Check local listings for air times in other regions.

BEAVERS IN THE PACIFIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: Oregon State has won four Pac-10 titles, with the most recent coming in 1996. Stanford claimed the team title last year, with UCLA winning in 1999 and 2000. OSU finished fourth with a 196.550 at last year's meet. The Beavers have had 23 Pac-10 individual champions, with the last coming in 1999.

ROTATION ORDER: Oregon State will start the meet with a bye in the first rotation. The Beavers will compete on floor in the second rotation, thus finishing the meet on beam. Following is the complete rotation order:

Rot.	Bye	Vault	Bye	Bars	Beam	Bye	FloorI	UCLA	Cal	Wash.	Ariz.	ASU	OSU	Stan.II	Stan.	UCLA	Cal	Wash.	Ariz.	ASU	OSUIII	OSU	Stan.	UCLA	Cal	Wash.	Ariz.	ASUIV	ASU	OSU	Stan.	UCLA	Cal	Wash.	Ariz.V	Ariz.	ASU	OSU	Stan.	UCLA	Cal	Wash.VI	Wash.	Ariz.	ASU	OSU	Stan.	UCLA	CalVII	Cal	Wash.	Ariz.	ASU	OSU	Stan.	UCLA

LAST MEET UNTIL REGIONALS: The Pacific-10 Championships will be the final competition for the Beavers until the April 6 NCAA West Regional Championships. OSU will host the regional competion, which is set for 6 p.m. in Gill Coliseum. The Beavers will find out who will be joining them in the regional meet on March 25, two days after the Pac-10 meet. A total of six teams will compete in Gill, with the top two advancing to the NCAA Championships. Tickets for the regional competition are $10 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission. They can be purchased by calling the OSU ticket office at 1-800-GO-BEAVS.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE BEAVS: The Beavers narrowly missed out on an upset of No. 5 Michigan in last week's Shanico Inn-vitational. The Wolverines won the meet with a 196.700, followed by Oregon State at 196.675, No. 22 Michigan State at 195.05 and Seattle Pacific at 192.00. OSU had season-high team scores on three of the four events, including a 49.075 on vault for its first 49-plus mark of the year on that event. Lindsay Nelson and Annie Campbell captured individual event titles for the Beavers. Nelson won her first ever collegiate title with a career-high 9.925 on vault. Campbell took top honors on floor by tying her personal best of 9.975, and she tied for first with a 9.925 on beam, also tying her career-best. In all, eight Beavers had at least one season or career-high mark in the competition.

BEAVERS REMAIN AT 14TH: Oregon State's 196.675 score last week improved the Beavers' Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to a 195.735, 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.

STILL LOOKING TO GO 24-FOR-24: Consistency has been one of OSU's biggest problems this season. The Beavers had just one fall in last week's Shanico Inn-vitational, getting closer to their goal of a 24-for-24 performance. However, prior to that meet, OSU had at least two falls in every meet this season. As a result, the Beavers have had to count at least one fall in seven of 11 meets this year. OSU did not count falls in the Shanico (196.675) or 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 this year, making this the first season the Beavers have had four different gymnasts do so in the same year. Annie Campbell has done so four times in 2002, highlighted by a season-best 39.575 last week. Tanya Ricioli has also topped the 39.00 mark four times this year, with a career-high 39.300 at Arizona State (2/8). Jerra Lopez had a career-high 39.400 against Stanford (3/1), good for her second 39-plus score this season, while Lindsay Nelson had a career-high 39.275 all-around score last week for her second 39-plus performance of the year. 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	      14	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	       6	39.300 (2/8/02)Amy Slack	       4	39.275 (3/23/96)Jerra Lopez 	       2	39.400 (3/1/02)Lindsay Nelson	       2	39.275 (3/16/02)Randi Miller	       2	39.175 (3/22/97)Amanda Turko	       1	39.025 (4/18/95)

BEAVERS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: The Beavers are ranked nationally as a team on every event, and three gymnasts are ranked individually. OSU is ranked 10th on bars, 13th on floor, 17th on beam and 25th on vault. Individually, Elizabeth Jillson ranks 11th on bars, while Jerra Lopez is 16th on floor. Annie Campbell joined the group this week, checking in at 20th on beam for her first appearance in the national rankings this year.


ANNIE CAMPBELL: Annie Campbell has been having an outstanding junior season. She's won a total of nine individual event titles (four floor, two all-around, two beam, 1 vault) and has set or tied career-high marks on three events this year. Last week in the Shanico Inn-vitational, she won floor by tying her career-best (9.975) and tied for first on beam with a 9.925 (also a career-best and her third 9.925 on the event this year). She finished the Shanico meet with a season-high 39.575 in the all-around, good for the eighth-best score in school history - and also making her just the second Beaver to score above a 39.500 twice in her career (joining seven-time All-American Chari Knight as the other). Earlier in the year, Annie had a career-high 9.90 on bars (3/1), and her season-high of 9.875 (2/8) on vault is just .025 off her career-best on that event. In all, she's scored a 9.80 or better 21 times this season (four vault, five bars, six beam, six floor) and a 9.90 or better nine times (five floor, three beam, 1 bars). She ranks 20th in the nation on beam and has a team-best 9.786 average on the event. She's scored a 9.825 or better on her last six beam routines. Campbell also has the team's top average on bars (9.80) and is second on the team on floor (9.838). As an all-arounder, Campbell is averaging a team-best 39.081 and has scored a 39.200 or higher four times this season.

HEIDI GOEHRING: Heidi Goehring has competed on bars in 10 of OSU's 11 meets. In last week's Shanico Inn-vitational, she had a career-high 9.825, improving her previous best of 9.755 which she had scored in the two meets prior to the Shanico. She's averaging 9.575 on the event.

DAYLEE INGALLS: Daylee Ingalls has been a mainstay on beam this season, competing in all 11 meets. She's scored a 9.80 or better four times, highlighted by a career-best 9.85 at Cal State Fullerton (2/22). She's scored a 9.75 in OSU's last two meets and is averaging 9.582 for the season.

ELIZABETH JILLSON: Elizabeth Jillson ranks 11th in the nation on bars, her only event. She has scored a 9.90 or better six times and has won the event four times. Jillson has scored a season-high 9.925 twice, including last week in the Shanico Inn-vitational. She's averaging a 9.686 on the event (includes two misses). Of the nine routines she's hit this year, she's scored no lower than a 9.85.

MEGHAN JONES: A freshman walk-on, Meghan Jones has been in the lineup on vault in nine of the 11 meets this year. She's coming off a career-high 9.70 in last week's meet. Prior to that, her best score was a 9.65 at Arizona State (2/8). She's averaging a 9.585 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 every meet. She's scored as high as 9.80 eight times - five on floor and three on vault. She's averaging a 9.723 on floor and has hit her last 10 routines after a fall in the season opener. She's had a career-high 9.80 on that event five times, including last week's Shanico Inn-vitational. She's had some problems with consistency on vault, however. She's scored a 9.80 three times, most recently at Utah (3/9), but is averaging 9.582 as a result of some misses.

JERRA LOPEZ: Jerra Lopez has won nine individual event titles this season, tying for 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 16th nationally on floor and is averaging 9.883 on the event (best on the team). She has scored a 9.90 or better five times this season, highlighted by a career-high 9.975 against Washington (2/1). She's also scored a 9.95 twice on floor. She's scored a 9.80 or better on bars in nine of 11 meets, including a career-high 9.925 and a pair of 9.90s, giving her a season average of 9.777 (second on the team). She's coming off a career-high 9.90 on beam at last week's meet, 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 heads into the Pacific-10 Championships on the tails of her best collegiate performance in her two-year career. At last week's Shanico Inn-vitational, Lindsay finished with a career-high 39.275 in the all-around. She won her first collegiate event title after a career-high 9.925 on vault (bettering her previous career-high of 9.70 set as a freshman last year). What's even more impressive about that win was that Nelson had never vaulted that particular vault (a yurchenko layout half) in competition before. Nelson started the season training a Yurchenko full (valued at a 10.0), but fell in the season opener and scored an 8.150. She went back to a Yurchenko layout (a 9.80 value) and competed that in four meets. She'd been training the half in the practice gym for several weeks but did not compete it until this past week. Nelson rounded out the Shanico meet with a season-high 9.85 on bars, a 9.825 on floor and a 9.675 on beam. It was her fifth all-around performance of the season. Her best event this year has been bars, the one event she's competed in all 11 meets. She's averaging 9.741 with a season-high 9.85 twice (at Cal on 1/18 and last week at home). She's also scored a 9.825 three times. 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 been in the floor lineup six times and has scored a 9.80 or better on her last four routines. She had a career-high 9.85 vs Stanford (3/1) and is averaging a 9.719 on the event. Nelson has vaulted in six meets as well and is now averaging 9.436 after last week's win. She's scored a 39-plus in her last two all-around performances.

TANYA RICIOLI: All-American Tanya Ricioli has competed as an all-arounder in 10 of 11 meets this season (she competed three events against Stanford on 3/1, a week after having to compete in the all-around on back-to-back nights in southern California). She has scored a 9.80 or better on various events a total of 20 times this season, with at least two 9.80 marks on every event. She has seven 9.80-plus scores on floor, six on bars, four on beam and three on vault. Her top score on any event this year has been on floor, an event she's scored a 9.90 on three times 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 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 two weeks ago and has scored a 9.80 or better on that event in the last three meets. Ricioli had a career-best 39.300 in the all-around at Arizona State (2/8), and she's averaging 38.863 when competing all four events. She has the team's best average on vault (9.732), and she's averaging 9.716 on bars, 9.755 on floor and 9.648 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 11 meets and on bars in three meets (nine counting six exhibitions). She's scored a 9.80 or better 12 times - six times apiece on vault and floor. She's won vault twice this season and had career-high 9.90 on the event against Stanford (3/1), making her the only freshman to win an event title this season. She's scored a 9.80 or better on vault at the last four meets, including a 9.80 at the Shanico Inn-vitational last week. For the season, she's averaging 9.714 on vault - second best on the team. She's had a career-high 9.875 three times on floor (most recently in last week's meet). She's averaging 9.764 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 11 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 two weeks ago. She's averaging 9.568 on the event. Yoder had also competed on floor in the first nine meets but has not competed in the last two meets. 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 41-31-1 for the regular season and 73-54-1 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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