Beavers Set to Host the Beach Thursday
THE GAME: The Oregon State women's basketball team will open its WNIT run Thursday when Long Beach State visits Gill Coliseum. The game is slated to tip at 7 p.m.
FOLLOW ALONG: The Beavers' game vs. the Beach can be viewed via live stream 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.
UP NEXT: Should the Beavers win on Thursday, they would face Portland or Colorado State in the second round at a date to be decided later.
VS. LONG BEACH STATE: Oregon State is 4-4 all-time against Long Beach State and 2-0 during head coach Scott Rueck's tenure. The Beavers last met the Beach in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, taking a 56-55 win at Gill Coliseum. No current Oregon State players were part of that contest.
- This will be the Beavers eighth WNIT appearance and first since 2012.
- Oregon State won the NWIT in 1980 and 1982. That tournament predates the WNIT and is loosely linked to the current event.
- OSU has now played in the postseason in eight-straight seasons (not including 2020's canceled postseason).
- The Beavers announced on Feb. 15 that they will take part in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament next Thanksgiving in Portland. The four-team bracket also includes UConn, Iowa and Duke.
- Oregon State announced on Feb. 4 that head coach Scott Rueck has signed a contract extension running through the 2030-31 season
- The Beavers are 8-0 this season when scoring more than 70 points and 6-13 when scoring under 70.
- The Beavers are 11-5 when shooting 40 percent or better this season.
- Oregon State's Kennedy Brown and Taya Corosdale are both in the top-13 in the Pac-12 in blocks per game and rebounds per game.
- 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 191-60 since the start of the 2014-15 season..
- Oregon State is 11th in the nation and first in the Pac-12 in fewest fouls committed per game.
- The Beavers are sixth in the nation in defensive rebounds per game with 30.7
- OSU is also 20th in the nation in blocks per game.
- Oregon State is 12th in the nation in defensive rebounding rate, pulling down 74.8 percent of its opponent's misses (Per Her Hoops Stats).
- The Beavers block 11.7 percent of their opponents field goal attempts, good for 24th in the nation.
- This season snaps the Beavers' run of making 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.
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 different states/countries (Paraguay, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Texas, Serbia, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas)
- The Beavers inked the No. 3 rated signing class in the nation, the highest ranked group in program history.
- Signees Timea Gardiner and Raegan Beers were both named McDonald's All-Americans
GREAT SCOTT: Scott Rueck Quick Hitters
- Signed a contract extension on Feb. 4 running through the end of the 2030-31 season.
- 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 254-127 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 58.4 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.
I TALIA YOU WHAT: Talia von Oelhoffen Quick Hitters
- All-Pac-12 Selection
- Narrowly missed recording the fifth triple-double in Oregon State history on last Friday vs. Oregon, going for 12 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. That game marked career-highs for both rebounds and assists.
- Averaged 14.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 52.1 percent from the floor over the Beavers stretch of five-straight games vs. ranked opponents from Feb. 6-18.
- Scored 31 points vs. USC, becoming the seventh Beaver to score 30+ during Scott Rueck's tenure, joining Jamie Weisner, Marie Gulich, Alea Goodman, Ruth Hamblin, Kat Tudor and Destiny Slocum.
- Preseason All-Pac-12 honoree
- Maui Classic All-Tournament Team selection
- Scored 23 of her 25 points vs. Notre Dame in the second half, the largest single-half scoring output by an Oregon State player since Marie Gulich scored 30 in the second half at Arizona State in 2018. Her 20 fourth-quarter points is a Beaver record for points in a quarter.
- Joined the Beavers in January of last season, competing in the final 13 games of the campaign
- Has scored at least 18 points in 11 of her last 34 games.
- Is averaging 2.9 points per game over her 40-game collegiate career
- Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention last season
- Has scored at least six points in 36 of her 40 games with the Beavers, including 27 double-figure scoring games.
- Set the Pac-12 Tournament record for points off the bench with 44 in 2020-21
- Shot 44.3 percent on the season in 2020-21
- 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
- Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention
- Is seventh in the Pac-12 in rebounds per game, averaging 7.3 rebounds per game this season
- Was sixth in the Pac-12 with 7.6 boards per game during conference play
- Is 11th in the Pac-12 in blocks per game.
- Has played 40 minutes or more in a game three times this season, and has played at least 37 minutes on 10 occassions.
- Recorded her first double-double of the season at Villanova
- Returned to the starting lineup last year, after missing almost all of the 2019-20 campaign due to injury.
- Set a career-high with four steals vs. USC.
- Was one of six Pac-12 players to finish in the top-30 in the conference last season in both assists and rebounds.
- 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
- Returned to the court on this season after missing the second half of 2019-20 and all of 2020-21 due to injury.
- Hit the game winning shot as the clock expired in overtime vs. USC.
- Has 11 games this season with seven or more rebounds.
- Is 13th in the Pac-12 in rebounds per game with 6.2 and 10th in blocks with 1.1 per contest.
- Oregon State's season opener marked Brown's first competitive game in 644 days.
- 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
RETURN OF THE MACK: Ellie Mack Quick Hitters
- Set Oregon State career-highs for points (19) and 3-pointers (5) vs. Oregon.
- Is averaging 12.3 points per game over her last nine games.
- Has scored in double-figures in five-straight games
- Came to the Beavers as a graduate transfer from Bucknell last season, and was granted an extra year of eligibility to return this season due to the NCAA's COVID-19 policies.
- Went a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor (4-for-4 from 3-point range) vs. Colorado, setting a high for scoring in her time with the Beavers at 16 points.
- Leads all Oregon State players with 1,428 career points.
- 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 in her final season at Bucknell
- Shot 43.2 percent from 3-point range in 2019-20 season, good for second in the Patriot League
GRETA THE GREAT: Greta Kampschroeder Quick Hitters
- Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention
- Selected as Maui Classic Most Outstanding Player.
- Went 11-for-18 from the floor and 7-for-11 from beyond the arc over the Beavers' two games on Maui.
- 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.
CODDING RED: Emily Codding Quick Hitters
- Has played 16 minutes or more in 13 of her last 14 games.
- Hit all three of her 3-point attempts and scored 13 points vs. Stanford in the Pac-12 Tournament, setting her Oregon State highs.
- Converted multiple 3-pointers at Arizona, her first such game as a Beaver.
- Joins the Beavers this season as a graduate transfer from Saint Mary's
- Earned starts in her first two games with the Beavers
- 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.
SPILL THE TE'A: Te'a Adams Quick Hitters
- Has 1,026 career points
- Matched the Maui Classic record with seven assists against Idaho.
- 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.
- Oregon State has a home record of 102-18 since the start of the 2014-15 season
- The Beavers are 45-13 in their last 58 Pac-12 home games.
- Opponents are shooting 34.0 percent at Gill Coliseum since the start of the 2013-14 season.
- Seven of the top-10 crowds in Oregon State history have come over the last five 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 in 2019-20.
SERBIAN SURGE: Jelena Mitrovic Quick Hitters
- Notched her first career double-double at Villanova, setting career-highs in points and rebounds with 14 and 13, respectively.
- Converted her first career 3-pointer vs. Colorado
- 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.
- Shot 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.
IN THE PAC:
- The Beavers are 98-37 in Pac-12 play since the start of the 2014-15 season, and 106-38 in their last 143 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.
SPLASHTYNNE : AJ Marotte Quick Hitters
- Exploded for 15 points in her collegiate debut, knocking down all three of her 3-point attempts
- 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.
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.
- Has 31 points so far this season, surpassing her total from her first two seasons combined.
- Has seen action in 20 of the Beavers 27 games this season.
- Has played over eight minutes in four of the Beavers last five games.
- Walked on at Oregon State , an 2019 after attending the University of San Francisco in 2018-19 (did not play basketball)
- 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.
TAYLOR MADE: Taylor Jones Quick Hitters
- Oregon State announced on Feb. 4 that Jones will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Jones has not seen action since Dec. 19.
- 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
- Maui Classic All-Tournament Team selection
- Led the Pac-12 in rebounds per game last season and was second in the conference in field goal percentage
- Is 14th nationally among active players in career field goal percentage.
- Needs nine more blocks to crack the top-10 in Oregon State history.
- Has 17 career double-doubles.
- 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
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.
- Scored her first point of the season at Monmouth
- 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.
STILL AnDREa: Andrea Aquino Quick Hitters
- Made her collegiate debut on Sunday, starting the game and converting the contest's first bucket before being subbed off.
- 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 Knitting) 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 448 Oregon State women's basketball games since joining the program in the 2007-08 season, holding a record of 279-169 during that span.