Beavers Set to Open Season Friday at Gill
THE GAME: The No. 14 Oregon State women's basketball team will open its 2021-22 season on Friday, when Loyola Marymount visits Gill Coliseum. The game is slated to tip at 8 p.m.
FOLLOW ALONG: Friday's game can be viewed live at OSUBeavers.com. The game will air live on KEJO 1240 in Corvallis with Ron Callan on the call, and live stats will be available at OSUBeavers.com. Live updates for all Oregon State women's basketball games can be found on twitter @BeaverWBB.
WHAT'S UP NEXT: Oregon State will continue a run off three-straight home games to open the year, as it will face Cal Baptist on Wednesday and CSU Bakersfield on Saturday.
THE OPPONENT: Oregon State is 2-1 all-time against Loyola Marymount and 2-0 in the sides' two matchups at Gill Coliseum. The teams last met in 2013, with the Beavers taking a 92-54 win. OSU knocked down a then-school record 17 3-pointers, with program greats Jamie Weisner and Sydney Wiese combining to account for 10 made longballs.
- The Beavers enter the season ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press rankings and No. 18 in the WBCA Coaches Poll.
- OSU was selected fourth in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll
- Oregon State won nine of its final 12 games during the 2020-21 season, with three of those victories coming over ranked opponents. All three of the Beavers' losses during that stretch game to teams that went on to play in the Final Four (Stanford twice, South Carolina).
- Oregon State is 177-47 since the start of the 2014-15 season, the ninth highest win total in the nation over that span, trailing only UConn, Notre Dame, Baylor, Maryland, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Stanford and Louisville.
- The Beavers have made seven-straight NCAA Tournaments. Oregon State would have made the NCAA Tournament in eight consecutive years had the 2020 tournament not been cancelled. OSU was slated as a likely top-four seed for the 2020 Tourney.
- Oregon State was picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 Coaches Poll.
- Lindy's Magazine ranked Oregon State No. 14 in its Basketball Preview edition.
- Oregon State ended 2020-21 third in the nation in 3-point percentage.
- The Beavers' returning players shot 46.8 percent from the floor during the 2020-21 season.
- Oregon State finished last season 10th nationally in defensive rebounds per game, and 19th nationally in blocks per contest.
- The 2020-21 campaign snapped a streak of seven-straight 20-win seasons for the Beavers.
- The Beavers have earned 11 wins over top-10 opponents since the start of 2014-15.
- Oregon State has been selected to host an NCAA Regional at Moda Center in Portland in 2024. The Beavers also hosted a 2019 Regional, and were slated to host another in 2020 prior to the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament.
- The Beavers have led the Pac-12 in field goal percentage defense six times over the last eight seasons.
- The Oregon State squad features representatives from nine differents states/countries (Paraguay, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Texas, Serbia, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas)
GREAT SCOTT: Scott Rueck Quick Hitters
- 2017 John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year, becoming one of five coaches in conference history to win the honor multiple times.
- Record at Oregon State is 240-114 making him the second-winningest coach in Oregon State history. Aki Hill holds the Oregon State wins record with 274.
- Rueck engineered an accelerated turnaround at Oregon State, bringing the program into national prominence during tenure as head coach.
- Prior to joining Oregon State, Rueck served as head coach at George Fox in Newberg, Ore., where he built the program into a Division III national power, winning an NCAA title in 2009.
- Rueck's teams have consistently been known for outstanding defense. The Beavers have allowed 58.2 points per game over the course of his tenure. George Fox allowed just 48.3 points per contest in 2009-10, Rueck's final year there, and set a school record with 45.4 points allowed under Rueck in 2007-08.
- Has led teams to 16 postseason appearances, including seven NCAA Division I Tournaments with the Beavers.
- Graduated from Oregon State in 1991.
TAYLOR MADE: Taylor Jones Quick Hitters
- McClain Award Watch List for the second-straight season
- Preseason All-Pac-12 honoree
- All-Pac-12 honoree and Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention last season
- Led the Pac-12 in rebounds per game last season and we second in the conference in field goal percentage
- Is 15th nationally among active players in field goal percentage.
- Had 94 rebounds over the Beavers' last nine games of last season.
- Has 16 career double-doubles.
- Was third in the Pac-12 in blocks per game with 1.8 last season.
- Wingspan is 6-foot-10
- Named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, and was Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 and All-Pac-12 Defensive in 2019-20
- Earned three Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors during her debut campaign, making her the only player in OSU history to take the honor three times. Jamie Weisner, Sydney Wiese, Mikayla Pivec and Sasha Goforth are the only other Oregon State players to take the honor twice.
- Also named U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Freshman of the Week on Jan. 7.
- Led the Pac-12 in blocks with 60 in 2019-20
- Holds the OSU freshman record for blocks and is second on the Beavers' freshman rebounds list.
- Three-time All-Texas honoree
- Tallied a double-double in all 25 games her senior year of high school
I TALIA YOU WHAT: Talia von Oelhoffen Quick Hitters
- Preseason All-Pac-12 honoree
- Joined the Beavers in January of last season, competing in the final 13 games of the campaign
- Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention last season
- Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Feb. 22.
- Has scored at least six points in 12 of her 13 games with the Beavers, including eight double-figure scoring games.
- Set the Pac-12 Tournament record for points off the bench with 44
- Shot 44.3 percent on the season
- Oregon State went 9-4 during von Oelhoffen's time with the squad last season.
- Naismith High School Player of the Year Midseason Top-25
- Three-time Adidas All-American
- Scored 2,392 points in three season of high school basketball, placing her on pace to become the leading scorer in Washington history had she been able to play a senior season.
SAY TAY KID: Taya Corosdale Quick Hitters
- Was 10-for-21 from beyond the arc over the Beavers' last six games of 2020-21.
- Returned to the starting lineup last year, after missing almost all of the 2019-20 campaign due to injury.
- Finished last season seventh in the Pac-12 in 3-point percentage.
- Needs one more 3-pointer to reach 100 in her career.
- Was one of six Pac-12 players to finish in the top-30 in the conference last season in both assists and rebounds.
- 63 of her 89 shots last season came from beyond the arc.
- Averaged 7.8 rebounds per game during Pac-12 play as sophomore
- Played all 125 minutes in the Beavers' 2019 NCAA Tournament run.
- Jordan Brand Classic All-American in high school.
- Two-time King County League MVP
- Earned a five-star rating from ESPN, and was ranked the No. 6 forward in her signing class.
- Two-time All-State selection in Washington.
UPSIDE BROWN: Kennedy Brown Quick Hitters
- Pac-12 Preseason Honorable Mention
- Will return to the court this season after missing the second half of 2019-20 and all of 2020-21 due to injury
- Friday will mark Brown's first competitive game in 644 days.
- At the time of her injury, she was second in the Pac-12 in blocks.
- Is tied for fifth on Oregon State's freshman blocks list.
- 2019 McDonalds All-American
- Played in the Jordan Brand Classic
- Two-time Kansas Player of the Year
- Enjoys photography
RETURN OF THE MACK: Ellie Mack Quick Hitters
- Came to the Beavers as a graduate transfer from Bucknell last season, and was granted an extra year of eligible to return this season due to the NCAA's COVID-19 policies.
- Leads all Oregon State players with 1,193 career points.
- Has started 82-straight games dating back to her sophomore campaign at Bucknell
- Finished last season in the top-15 in the Pac-12 for 3-point percentage at 36.7 percent.
- Was the Patriot League Player of the Year in 2019-20
- Two-time All-Patriot League selection
- Averaged 15.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last season at Bucknell
- Shot 43.2 percent from 3-point range last season, good for second in the Patriot League
SERBIAN SURGE: Jelena Mitrovic Quick Hitters
- Appeared in all 20 games last season after missing all of 2019-20 due to injury.
- Had arguably her best game as a Beaver vs. Oregon at the Pac-12 Tournament, finishing with eight points on 4-for-5 shooting to go with six rebounds.
- Is 17-for-36 from the floor over the Beavers' last 12 games.
- Is shooting 52.9 percent from 2-point range last season
- No. 3 rated European prospect in her age group
- Top Scorer and Team MVP of the U18 national champions in Serbia
- Averaged 11.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game at the 2018 European Championships
- Brother Luka is a professional basketball player.
YO JO: Jovana Subasic Quick Hitters
- Joined the Beavers as a graduate transfer from Washington State last season, and was granted an extra year of eligible to return this season due to the NCAA's COVID-19 policies.
- Saw action in 10 games last season
- Is a career 40.2 percent 3-point shooter.
- Played in 31 games for the Cougars in 2019-20, making eight starts over the final 10 games of the season.
- Led WSU in blocks (30) and 3-point field goal percentage (40.0%)
- Competed for Serbia in the European Championships at the U-20, U-18 and U-16 levels, as well as the U-19 World Championships.
SHE'S THE MANNEN: Noelle Mannen Quick Hitters
- Was awarded a scholarship by the program this fall after spending her first two seasons as a walk on.
- Walked on at Oregon State last summer, after attending the University of San Francisco in 2018-19 (did not play basketball)
- Has appeared eight games last season.
- Scored 10 points on 3-for-4 shooting vs. Southern Utah in 2019-20.
- First Team All-Oregon her senior season at Valley Catholic High School
- Hold's Valley Catholic's career records for points, rebounds, assists and steals.
- Also earned All-League honors in soccer and softball, and finished as high as fifth in the state in javelin.
SPILL THE TE'A: Te'a Adams Quick Hitters
- Joins the Beavers this season as a graduate transfer from San Diego State.
- Made 81 starts for the Aztecs, starting every game but one over the last three seasons.
- Shot 44.4 percent from the floor last season.
- Averaged 10.7 points per game in 2020-21.
- Is the daughter of former NFL defensive lineman Sam Adams.
CODDING RED: Emily Codding Quick Hitters
- Joins the Beavers this season as a graduate transfer from Saint Mary's
- Missed the second half of the 2019-20 campaign due to injury and saw action in just five games during 2020-21 as she recovered
- Was likely on her way to All-WCC honors during her junior year before her season was ended by injury. At the time Codding was averaging 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game
- Earned WCC Player of the Week honors on Dec. 15, 2020 after scoring 27 points against Kansas.
GRETA THE GREAT: Greta Kampschroeder Quick Hitters
- McDonald's All-American
- Jordan Brand Classic All-American
- Finished her high school career with 1,735 career points - the third highest total in Naperville North High School history, despite having her senior season cut short due to COVID-19.
- Three-time All-Illinois honoree
- Set the Naperville North record with 853 career rebounds.
AMAZING AJ: AJ Marotte Quick Hitters
- Four time Texas Girls Coaches Association 6A All-State selection.
- Led Vista Ridge to the semifinals of the 6A Texas State Tournament her junior season.
- Averaged 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game her senior season
- Was part of the Adidas USA Select Team that competed in Spain in 2019.
IN THE PAC:
- The Beavers are 93-28 in Pac-12 play since the start of the 2014-15 season, and 101-29 in their last 130 conference games.
- Beaver players have earned 13 All-Pac-12 First-Team nods over the last six seasons.
- Head coach Scott Rueck is one of five coaches in Pac-12 history to win the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year Award multiple times.
- Oregon State has a home record of 95-15 since the start of the 2014-15 season.
- The Beavers are 41-10 in their last 51 Pac-12 home games, and 57-11 in their last 68.
- Opponents are shooting 33.8 percent at Gill Coliseum since the start of the 2013-14 season.
- Oregon State set it record for total attendance last season.
- Seven of the top-10 crowds in Oregon State history have come over the last four seasons, including a record-setting attendance of 9,604 vs. Stanford, two sell out crowds of 9,301 vs. Oregon and a capacity Beavers Beyond the Classroom crowd this season.
STILL AnDREa: Andrea Aquino Quick Hitters
- Has yet to see action for the Beavers.
- Joined Oregon State as the No. 7 rated recruit in the nation, the highest rated signee in program history.
- Averaged 17.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game during her 2016-17 high school season
- Didn't start playing basketball until the age of 15.
THE STAFF: Oregon State Assistant Coaches and Support Staff Quick Hitters
- Associate Head Coach Jonas Chatterton enters his eighth season with the Beavers after spending four seasons at Colorado.
- Assistant Coach Jenny Huth joins the Beavers this season. Huth previously served as head coach at Northern Colorado, and prior to that as an assistant coach at UCLA.
- Assistant Coach Deven Hunter enters her first season on the Oregon State staff. Hunter worked at San Diego prior to joining the Beavers, and was part of OSU's 2016 Final Four squad as a player.
- DOBO Olivia Murphy graduated from Oregon State, and is in her second year with the OSU staff
- Associate Athletic Trainer Jason Lieuw (code name Pickles) is the longest serving member of the Oregon State staff, currently in his 13th year with the team
- Voice of the Beavers Ron Callan has called 421 Oregon State women's basketball games since joining the program in the 2007-08 season, holding a record of 265-156 during that span.