OSU Names Johnson, Bruch Athletes Of The Week

April 10, 2001


Pitcher Thad Johnson and gymnast Marissa Bruch have been named Oregon State's Athletes of the Week for their performances in competition during the week of April 2-8, it was announced Tuesday.

Johnson, a senior right-hander from Santa Rosa, CA, pitched the Beavers to a 6-5 victory over California last Friday at Goss Stadium in Corvallis. Johnson improved his record to 4-4 with a complete game victory. He struck out 14, the most by an Oregon State pitcher since 1998, allowed eight hits and did not walk a batter.

It was Johnson's third complete game of the season.

Burch, a senior from Portland, came up with a pair of top 10 performances at the NCAA West Regionals in Los Angeles last week to help the Beavers earn a repeat trip tot he NCAA Championships. The senior scored a 9.80 on beam and floor to place ninth on both events.

Her floor score was the best on the team, and her beam score was the team's third-best mark on that event. She's scored a 9.80 or better on both events at the last four meets and five times overall this season. Marissa has scored a 9.80 or better on beam seven times and on floor eight times this season.

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