No. 12 Gymnasts Head To Bay Area For Meet At No. 9 Stanford

Jan. 28, 2003

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What's in store: The No. 12 Oregon State gymnastics team (3-2) hits the road again, this time heading to No. 9 Stanford for a meet with the Cardinal, San Jose State and Seattle Pacific. Meet time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion. The Beavers will begin the meet on bars.

On the road again: OSU's meet at Stanford this week will be the Beavers' fourth road meet this month. OSU was home for the first time against UCLA last week, but the Beavers were on the road for their first three competitions (against UCLA in Hawaii, at Michigan State and at Arizona). The tables will turn next month, when OSU is at home the first three weeks in February before closing out the month with a meet at Washington.

Beavers top No. 1 UCLA: The Beavers gave a crowd of 4,289 something to cheer about in last week's home opener as OSU upset No. 1 UCLA, 195.750-195.475. The Beavers picked up the come-from-behind win after the Bruins had to count two falls on beam in the final rotation, while OSU closed out the meet by hitting six-for-six on floor. Tanya Ricioli's meet-clinching 9.875 on floor in the final routine of the night gave the Beavers their first win over the Bruins since 1998, Tanya Chaplin's first year as head coach. The Bruins won all the individual event titles, but the Beavers won with consistency and didn't have to count a fall on any event. Ricioli took second on both floor and beam (9.875) and was third on bars (9.825). Elizabeth Jillson took second bars (9.875), and Daylee Ingalls was OSU's top vaulter with a fourth-place 9.825.

Beavers in the rankings: After beating UCLA, OSU moved up one spot to 12th in the latest rankings. The rankings are based on season averages this week; they were based on high scores in the previous two polls. OSU has averaged 195.512 in its first four meets. OSU is also ranked in the top 25 on all four individual events. The Beavers are eighth on vault, ninth on bars, 11th on floor, and 18th on beam. Individually, Tanya Ricioli is tied for 20th on beam with an average of 9.875, and she's tied for 25th in the all-around with a 39.175 average.

Series records: vs. Stanford: The Beavers hold an 18-11 advantage over Stanford, although OSU hasn't beaten the Cardinal since the 2000 NCAA Regional Championships, when the Beavers narrowly edged Stanford 196.175-195.975 for second place and a trip to the NCAA Championships. In last year's dual meet, the Cardinal walked away with a 196.700-196.000 win in Corvallis, and Stanford finished third - one spot ahead of the Beavers - at the Pac-10 Championships last year. vs. San Jose State: OSU is 11-1 all-time against the Spartans. The teams last met in 2000, when the Beavers beat SJSU 193.375-190.000 in a meet at UCLA. vs. Seattle Pacific: The Beavers are 24-3 against Seattle. OSU topped the Falcons 196.675-192.000 at last year's Shanico Inn-vitational in the last meeting between the two teams.

January's been good for the Beavers: Prior to this season, the Beavers had scored a 195.00 in the month of January only twice in the history of the program, but they've done so three times already this month with one more January meet remaining. OSU opened the season with a 195.675 against UCLA, good for a school record for a season opener. That score was also OSU's best-ever January score until the Beavers posted a 195.825 at Michigan State a week later (also the 20th best score at OSU for any month). The Beavers added their third such score with their 195.750 against UCLA last week. OSU's other January 195s were a 195.575 against Cal in 2001 and a 195.000 at Washington in 1993.

Ricioli moves up to third: Tanya Ricioli scored a 39.250 in the all-around against UCLA last week. It was her third 39-plus score of the year and 10th of her career, which moved her into a tie for third place with former All-American Amy Durham for the most 39-plus performances in an OSU career. OSU's other all-arounder, Lindsay Nelson, scored in the 39-plus range at OSU's first two meets, giving her six for her career, which ties for fifth. Chari Knight holds the record with 23, and Annie Campbell is second with 15.

Oregon State's 39.00+ All-Arounders	              No. ofGymnast	             39+ Scores	        High ScoreChari Knight	         23	        39.750 (1/29/93)Annie Campbell	         15	        39.625 (3/17/01)Tanya Ricioli	         10	        39.525 (1/2/03)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)Lindsay Nelson	         6	        39.300 (1/2/03)Amy Slack	                  4	        39.275 (3/23/96)Jerra Lopez 	         2	        39.400 (3/1/02)Randi Miller	         2	        39.175 (3/22/97)Amanda Turko	         1	        39.025 (4/18/95)

Head coach Tanya Chaplin: Tanya Chaplin is in her sixth season as head gymnastics coach at OSU. She has guided the Beavers to three consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships and was named OSU's Female Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2001. In 1999, she was named Pacific-10 Coach of the Year. Chaplin has a career record of 47-36-1 for the regular season and 83-65-1 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.

Gymnast Notes
Heidi Goehring:
After being hampered by a wrist injury in the offseason, Goehring was limited in her training on bars, an event she competed on in every meet but one as a rookie last year. She saw her first action on the event this season last week against UCLA when she performed an exhibition routine for a 9.70. She'd competed on beam in OSU's first three meets. She performed exhibition routines in OSU's first two meets, scoring 9.75 and 9.725, but she scored a 9.30 after a fall in her official debut against Arizona. She did not perform on beam against UCLA.

Daylee Ingalls: After competing only on beam as a freshman, Ingalls has become one of OSU's top vaulters this season. She's competed a 10.0-valued vault all season long and is the only Beaver to score a 9.80 or better in every meet. Last week, she led the team with a 9.825 against UCLA, and she scored a career-high 9.85 twice (at Arizona and against UCLA in Hawaii). Her 9.831 average ties for the best on the team. Ingalls has competed on beam three times and had a season-high 9.825 against UCLA last week. She placed fourth on both events in OSU's win over UCLA. Ingalls has exhibitioned bars in three meets, with a high of 9.775.

Elizabeth Jillson: After two falls on bars in Arizona two weeks ago, Jillson bounced back to score a team-best 9.875 to place second against UCLA last week. That matched the All-American's season-high, which incidentally was also against UCLA in the season opener. She had a 9.85 at Michigan State. Jillson was a first team All-American on the event last year.

Meghan Jones: A walk-on, Jones has been in the bars lineup all season. She scored a 9.725 against UCLA last week. She had a career-high 9.825 at Arizona on January 17 to place third against the Wildcats, and she placed fifth with a then-career-high 9.80 at Michigan State on January 10. Jones was also expected to be one of OSU's top vaulters, but a December ankle sprain has slowed her down on the event. She's been training a yurchenko full, but because of her ankle, she exhibitioned a layout in the first three meets. She exhibitioned the full for the first time against UCLA last week and scored a 9.675.

Heather Justus: A mainstay on vault and floor as a freshman, Justus remains in the lineup on those two events as a sophomore. She's hit all four floor routines this year, with a high of 9.825 against UCLA in the season opener. She's averaging 9.75 on the event. She had hit her first three vaults, scoring a 9.80 or better on all three - highlighted by a career-high 9.90 in the season opener - but fell last week against the Bruins to end her streak of 9.80 scores.

Chrissy Lamun: The freshman is making an impact early on in her college career, competing on bars, beam and floor for the Beavers. Her 9.856 average on floor is the team's best. She had a career-high 9.90 on the event against UCLA in the season opener, and she won the event with a 9.875 at Arizona on January 17. She scored 9.825 in the two other meets. She had a season-high 9.825 on beam at Arizona, and her 9.80 on bars against UCLA last week was her best score on that event so far.

Angela Morales: Like Lamun, fellow rookie Morales has been a solid contibutor on three events (vault, beam and floor). Floor has been her best event so far, with an average of 9.806. She had a season-best 9.875 against UCLA in the season opener, and she's scored 9.80 or better in the last two meets as well (including a 9.825 against UCLA last week). She picked up her first collegiate victory with a win on vault at Arizona on January 17 when she scored a 9.90 for her best score on any event this year. She added a 9.80 against UCLA last week to up her season average to 9.769. On beam, she turned in a season-best 9.80 at Michigan State on January 10.

Lindsay Nelson: The junior is one of OSU's two all-arounders, and she's putting up strong numbers early on. She's already won two individual event titles this season after winning just one in her first two seasons. At Arizona on January 17, she matched her career-high on bars with a 9.875 to win the event for the first time, and she won vault for the second time in her career when she turned in a 9.90 at Michigan State on January 10. Her 9.831 average on vault ties for the best on the team, and her 9.819 average on bars is also the team's best. She had a career-high 9.90 on beam in the season opener against UCLA in Hawaii, and she's had a season-high 9.775 on floor at OSU's last two meets. She had a career-high 39.300 all-around score in Hawaii, and she followed up with a 39.225 at Michigan State. She's averaging 39.006 in the all-around.

Tanya Ricioli: The All-American is off to a great start in her junior year, particularly on beam. She's been OSU's top scorer in all four meets on that event. She opened with a career-high 9.925 against UCLA in Hawaii, added a 9.875 against the Bruins last week and had 9.85s in the two meets in between for a team-best 9.875 average, which ranks 20th nationally. She's scored as high as 9.85 at least once on each of the other events as well. She had a season-high 9.90 on floor against UCLA in Hawaii, and her 9.875 against the Bruins clinched OSU's win and improved her season average to 9.844, second-best on the team. She had a season-best 9.875 on bars at Michigan State to win the event, and her top vault score was a 9.85 in Hawaii. She had a career-high 39.525 all-around score in the season opener, topping her previous best of 39.450 set at the NCAA regional championships last year. Her 39.525 was good for the 11th best all-around score in OSU history and set an OSU school record for an all-around score in a season opener. With that performance, Ricioli became just the second OSU all-arounder to score 39.500 in the month of January and the fourth to score a 39.500 in any month. She won the all-around with a 39.300 at Michigan State, and her 39.250 against UCLA last week was her third 39-plus score of the season and 10th of her career, moving her into a tie for third for most 39-plus scores in an OSU career.

Th�r�se Videan: After competing primarily on vault and floor as a freshman, Videan has made her way into the bars lineup as well (she competed that event just three times last year). Her best score on any event this year was a 9.85 on floor in the season opener, and she had a career-high 9.80 on bars at Michigan State on January 10. She's scored a season-best 9.775 on vault at the last three meets. After competing a 9.90-value handspring pike front in the first two meets, Videan has upgraded to the 10.0-valued pike half at the last two meets. She's averaging 9.75 on bars, 9.744 on vault and 9.713 on floor. Videan has also exhibitioned beam three times this year, with a high of 9.70.

Elaine Yoder: Yoder has competed on beam in all four meets, scoring a season-high 9.80 against UCLA last week to improve her season average to 9.619. Yoder has also performed three exhibition floor routines this year, with a high of 9.80.

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