No. 9 Beavers Take On BYU Friday

Jan. 7, 2009

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The meet ... Oregon State is set to square off with BYU for the second week in a row.

          The Beavers, who finished second in the second session of the Cancun Classic last Friday in Mexico, travel to Provo, Utah to face the Cougars at Smith Fieldhouse, this Friday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. MT.

          Oregon State defeated BYU last week  by a score of 194.575-189.125.


What's coming up ... The Beavers return to Corvallis next week to open their home season against Pac-10 foe California and No. 12 Arkansas, Friday, Jan. 16. The triangular meet is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at legendary Gill Coliseum.

          Also next week, former OSU gymnast, Yuki Lamb, who was awarded a 2007-08 Oroweat 'Healthy Minds' Postgraduate Scholarship, will be honored during the first timeout of the Oregon State men's basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15.


Last week ... Oregon State opened the season with a strong performance at the Cancun Classic in Mexico. The Beavers finished second in the second session to No. 5 Stanford and outscored No. 8 Michigan (from the first session).

          Three OSU gymnasts - Jami Lanz, Jen Kesler and Mandi Rodriguez - competed in the all-around with Lanz finishing second. Rodriguez and Whitney Watson tied for the individual title on the vault.

          Three freshmen also got their first tastes of collegiate gymnastics including:  Leslie Mak earning lineup spots on bars, beam and floor; Stephanie McGregor on vault and floor; and, Olivia Vivian on bars.


Pink Out ... The Oregon State gymnastics program is set to hold the fourth annual 'Pink Out,' Friday, Feb. 6 when the Beavers host the No. 24 Arizona State Sun Devils at legendary Gill Coliseum.

          Past Pink Out meets have brought in some of the largest crowds of the last three seasons, including more than 5,000 fans in 2008, as the Beavers join together with The Corvallis Clinic and Samaritan Health to help raise money and awareness for breast and cervical cancer.

          Fans are encouraged to support the cause by purchasing an official Pink Out t-shirt from Beaver Authentics at its location in Gill Coliseum or online at All fans that purchase the official t-shirt and wear it to the meet will receive one free general admission ticket to the event.

          In addition, this year the gymnastics booster club, the 10.0 Club, will host the second annual 'Pink Out' breakfast and silent auction, Saturday, Feb. 7. All proceeds from the event will benefit two local charities, W.I.S.H. (Women Investing in Samaritan Health) and Project H.E.R. (Help. Enlightenment. Resources.). For more information about the breakfast and silent auction go to

          Fans are encouraged to trade in their Orange & Black for pink.


Tickets ... Tickets for the 2009 season are on sale for Oregon State's five regular season home meets.

          The Beavers are scheduled to face California and Arkansas (Jan. 16), Utah (Jan. 30), Arizona State (Feb. 6), UCLA (Feb. 27), and the annual Salbasgeon Suites Invitational (Mar. 6) when they host Washington and Seattle Pacific.

          Season tickets are available starting at $30. Individual meet tickets are also available by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS, in person at the OSU Ticket Office located in room 107 of Gill Coliseum or by going online to


Beavers All Access ... The Oregon State was recently featured on by FSN NW on Beavers All Access. The 30-minute television program can now be seen via Beaver Nation Online, the audio/visual service of

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