Dagen Leads Three on Pac-12 All-Conference Teams
SAN FRANCISCO - Three Oregon State gymnasts have been named to the 2021 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics All-Conference teams Friday by the conference. Madi Dagen received first team honors while Kaitlyn Yanish and Lacy Dagen earned honorable mention nods.
M. Dagen garnered first team honors on both the beam and the vault. The Pleasanton, Calif. Native wrapped up the regular season with a National Qualifying score (NQS) of 9.925 (vault), good for second in the conference, and 9.913 (beam), good for fifth in the conference. Missing just one bars routine and one floor routine all year, M. Dagen has been a regular competitor in all four lineups throughout the 2021 season. In 2019, M. Dagen, a digital communication arts major, set a career-best with a 9.95 on vault and has posted scores of 9.90 or better five times, securing four event titles on just the vault. M. Dagen, now a three-time conference honoree on beam, matched her career-best 9.925 on beam twice and has posted scores of 9.90 or better five times, securing six event titles on the beam. M. Dagen has now totaled four all-conference nods for Oregon State after being named Pac-12 Honorable Mention on beam in 2020 and Second Team All-Conference on beam in 2019.
L. Dagen has been a mainstay in the vault lineup ever since she returned from an injury in early February and earned an honorable mention nod on the event. Her first score back was a 9.850 for an event title. The redshirt-senior followed her return with a career-best 9.900, twice. A graduate student at OSU, L. Dagen wrapped up the regular season with an NQS of 9.881, good for eighth in the conference. The Pleasanton, Calif. native earned her first all-conference honors with her award on vault.
Yanish capped off her fourth season with the Beavers with her fourth all-conference honor on the floor. The Chandler, Ariz. native wrapped up the regular season with an NQS of 9.925, good for seventh in the conference. In 2019, Yanish, a digital communication arts major, posted scores of 9.90 or better six times, securing the event title each time. A senior on the Beaver squad, Yanish competed for her season-best 9.95 three times on floor.
The First Team All-Conference consists of the top six all-around competitors, plus the top six competitors in each individual event, including ties, as determined by NQS after the Pac-12 Championships. All-Conference Honorable Mention teams consist of the seventh- and eighth- place competitors in each event, and all-around, including ties.
Oregon State heads to Athens for the NCAA Regionals April 1-3. The Beavers will compete in the second round of competition on April 2 at 10 a.m. PT.
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