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Dagen Set For NCAAs

Apr 15, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Junior Madi Dagen will represent the Oregon State gymnastics team at the 2021 NCAA Championships on Friday, April 16.
Dagen qualified for the national competition as an event specialist on vault. The junior will be competing in the second session on Friday. Rotating with Utah, Dagen will compete in the third rotation. The highest scoring gymnast on each apparatus in Friday's competition (both sessions combined) will be declared the national champion.
DATE: Friday, April 16
TIME: 3 pm PT
SITE: Dickies Arena - Fort Worth, Texas
WATCH: ESPN2 (Program Feed), ESPN3 (Multiview), ESPN3 (Vault)
RESULTS: NCAA StatBroadcast
The NCAA Championship Semifinals meet will air live on ESPN2. Fans will be able to tune in on their tv, or with a cable subscription, they will be able to watch on their smart tv, computer, or the app. In addition to the television feed through ESPN2, ESPN3, accessible on a smart tv, computer, or through the app, will be playing multiple other camera feeds, including multiview and individual events. 
Here are some quick hitters about Oregon State's history in the NCAA Championships:
• Oregon State has qualified as a team to the NCAA Championships 26 times and has 27 appearances in total (including AIAW).
• 2021 marks the seventh time OSU has had individuals qualify to nationals, and the first time since 2016.
• Five OSU gymnasts have combined to win seven individual national titles. The last OSU gymnast to win a national title was in 1993 when Amy Durham won the title on the floor exercise. Laurie Carter was the first national champion with the 1981 title on beam; Mary Ayotte-Law followed the next year with the 1982 floor title. Heidi Anderson notched the third national title in four years with the 1984 beam title. Joy Selig is the most decorated Beaver gymnast with three national titles - 1989 beam and 1990 beam and floor.
HAVE A NICE DAGEN: Madi Dagen Quick Hitters
• Qualified to NCAA Championships as an individual on the vault after finishing tied for third (9.950) at the Athens Regionals.
• Has 'hit' 95 out of 101 routines in her career including 36-38 in 2021. 
• Has won 12 event titles in 2021 alone, 20 in her career. She has totaled seven vault titles, 10 on beam, one on floor, and two in the all-around competition.
• Set her career-best in all four events, and the all-around, this season, including a 9.950 on vault - a score she reached on four occasions. 
• Added to the bars lineup for the first time in her career against Washington (1/23) to begin her career as an all-around gymnast. 
• Competed in each 2021 meet on both vault and beam. Missed just one meet on bars (1/15) and floor (1/29).
• Finished the regular season ranked 12th in the nation on vault with an NQS of 9.925.
• Junior from Pleasanton, Calif.; the youngest of Oregon State's Dagen Duo - her older sister Lacy will be supporting her from the stands in Fort Worth.
Here is a list of awards the Beavers have earned this postseason:
• WCGA Regular-Season All-American - Madi Dagen (Second Team - Vault) 
• Pac-12 All-Conference - Madi Dagen (First Team - Beam, Vault), Lacy Dagen (Honorable Mention - Vault), Kaitlyn Yanish (Honorable Mention - Floor)
*NQS, which stands for National Qualifying Score, is calculated using a gymnast's or team's top four scores, at least two of which must be from away meets. 
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