Five Gymnasts Named to All-Pac-10 Team

March 31, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Five Oregon State gymnasts were recognized for the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Gymnastics All-Conference teams, announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott. Laura-Ann Chong, Leslie Mak, Mandi Rodriguez and Makayla Stambaugh earned first team All-Pac-10 honors and Becky Colvin was named to the second team.

The All-Conference first team consists of the top six all-around competitors, plus the top three competitors in each individual event not among the all-around selections. Individuals may earn All-Conference honors in multiple individual events. The team is determined by a combination of 50 percent regional qualifying score (not including her score at the Pac-10 Championships) and 50 percent Pacific-10 Conference Championships score. The All-Conference second team consists of the 11 individuals not honored on the first team.

Rodriguez, a senior from Baldwin Park, Calif., earned first team All-Pac-10 in the all-around for the second year in a row. She previously earned first team selection on the vault and floor exercise in 2008 and earned vault honors in 2007. Rodriguez is currently tied for third in the nation on the vault and on the floor, ranks 25th on the uneven bars and is 15th in the all-around.

Chong, a senior from Coquitlam, B.C., won the Pac-10 balance beam title at last week's Pac-10 Championships and earned first team honors on the beam as well as on the uneven bars. Chong also earned second team selection on the beam in 2009. She is currently tied for fourth in the country on the bars and is tied for 10th on the beam.

Mak, a sophomore from Toronto, Ontario, earned first team all-conference selection on the balance beam. Mak, who was hindered for much of the season by a sprained elbow was able to remain in the beam lineup throughout, tied for second on the bars and beam at the Pac-10 Championships. She tied for the Pac-10 title on the bars in 2009 and earned first team honors on that apparatus last season. This is her first all-conference honor on the balance beam.

Receiving All-Pac-10 honors for the first time are Stambaugh and Colvin. Stambaugh, a freshman from Antelope, Calif., was named as the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year following last week's Pac-10 Championships and earned first team honors on the floor exercise. Colvin, junior from Eugene, Ore., received second team recognition on the vault. Stambaugh is currently tied for sixth in the nation on the floor while Colvin is tied for 14th on the vault.

Fans can see the action from last Saturday's Pac-10 Championships on FSN NW this Thursday, April 1 at 4 p.m. The meet will replay Friday, April 2 at noon, Sunday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. and Monday, April 5 at noon.

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