Beavers Add Another Newcomer To Gymnastics Roster

Aug. 16, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Michelle Dickinson will attend Oregon State University and compete for the gymnastics team beginning this fall, coach Tanya Chaplin announced Friday.

A two-time USAG Junior Olympic national qualifier, the 5-1 Dickinson (Banks, Ore./Banks High School) most recently finished 13th on bars and floor at the 2002 national meet.

'We are very excited to have Michelle join our program this fall. She is a wonderful person, an excellent student and a beautiful gymnast,' Chaplin said. 'She is a great addition to our already strong freshmen class. She has the potential to make the lineup on bars, beam and floor.'

Dickinson was the 2002 Region 2 champion on floor, and she won beam at the 2001 regional competition. She trains at Oregon Gymnastics Academy and is coached by former OSU All-American Heather (Bennett) Faucera and George Kostadiviov.

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