Gymnastics Featured on Beavers All Access

Dec. 23, 2008


The Oregon State women’s gymnastics program will be featured on this week’s Beavers All Access, first airing on Wednesday, Dec. 24, as part of a special series showcasing Oregon State’s winter sports.


The gymnastics feature show will first air on FSN Northwest at 5:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday and will replay throughout the week.


The feature will take a look at the 2009 team, and will go in depth with freshman Olivia Vivian about her experiences competing in the Olympic Games in Beijing last summer, as well as a feature about tradition that the gymnastics program has for high academics. In addition, head coach Tanya Chaplin and several gymnasts speak to the goals of the 2009 gymnastics team.


The Beavers’ 2009 squad, which is ranked No. 9 in the nation in the preseason, consists of a large group of seasoned veterans that have competed at the NCAA Championships each of the last three seasons. OSU is led by a trio of returning All-Americans including Jami Lanz, a two-time All-American (2007 on the uneven bars and 2008 on the balance beam), Jen Kesler (2008 on bars) and Mandi Rodriguez (2007 on vault). In addition, lineup mainstays Brooke Barclay, Kera Bolen, Laura-Ann Chong and Whitney Watson also return with upgraded skills. Sophomore Becky Colvin is back as well after suffering a season-ending injury in 2008.


The veterans are joined by four newcomers: Adonica Glatt (West Linn, Ore.), Leslie Mak (Toronto, Ontario), Stephanie McGregor (Calgary, Alberta) and Olivia Vivian (Perth, Australia) all of which are in the mix for lineup spots.


The Beavers’ begin the season Jan. 2 at the Cancun Classic in Mexico against No. 5 Stanford, No. 14 Denver and BYU. Oregon State home slate starts Friday, Jan. 16 when the Beavers host No. 12 Arkansas and Pac-10 foe California for a triangular meet.


FSN Northwest reaches over one million households in Oregon and 3.5 million households in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State games and shows replay on Fox College Sports (FCS) reaching more than 30 million households via satellite and cable systems throughout the country. For information on how to follow the Beavers on television, radio and online, click here.


FSN, FSN Northwest and FCS can be found in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the country on the channels listed below:


FSN NW (34) Comcast Cable in Oregon

FSN (630-647) Direct TV

FSN (414-430) Dish Network

FCS (414) Comcast

FCS (415) Direct TV

FCS (426) Dish Network



Single meet and season tickets are on sale now through the Oregon State Ticket Office.


Reserved season tickets are available to the public for $56. Faculty and staff and senior citizens (aged 62 and up) can purchase reserved season tickets for $45 with a limit of two seats per person. Seat locations can be secured by visiting the OSU Ticket Office in Room 107 of legendary Gill Coliseum or by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS.

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