Gymnastics Team Names 2003 Captains

Oct. 17, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Juniors Lindsay Nelson and Tanya Ricioli have been named the captains of the 2003 Oregon State gymnastics team, coach Tanya Chaplin announced Thursday. In addition, sophomore Christa Piazza will be the team's academic captain.

Captains were selected based on a vote by the 15 members of the team.

Nelson was OSU's top all-arounder at the 2002 Pacific-10 Championships, and she was an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American a year ago. Ricioli earned second team All-American honors on floor as a freshman in 2000, and Piazza was an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American last season.

The Beavers open the 2003 season in Honolulu with a dual meet against UCLA on January 2.

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