No. 13 Oregon State Readies for Seattle NCAA Regional
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 13-ranked Oregon State gymnastics begins NCAA tournament action this Thursday, March 31 in the Seattle NCAA Regional Second Round. Oregon State will compete at 7 p.m. PT against No. 4 Utah, Illinois and the winner of the first round meet of Stanford/San Jose State in the second semifinal at the Alaska Airlines Arena.
The first session on Thursday will feature No. 5 Alabama, No. 12 Michigan State, BYU, and hosts Washington. The first semifinal will begin at 1 p.m. PT. The top two teams from both sessions will advance to the regional final on Saturday, Apr. 2 at 5 p.m. PT. Both the second round and regional final will be broadcast on ESPN+ with Bart Conner and Kathy Johnson Clarke serving as the commentators. Tickets can be purchased here.
BEAVS IN THE RANKINGS
The Beavers remain at No. 13 heading into regional competition with an NQS score of 197.155 after finishing third at the Pac-12 Championships with a season-best road score of 197.250. The Orange & Black moved up three spots on beam, sharing No. 8 with Cal, are No. 10 on vault, No. 14 on floor and remain twenty-fifth on bars. Individually, Jade Carey leads the nation in the all-around and is tied for second in the nation on the uneven bars. The Pac-12 Floor Co-Champion shares third on the event and is No. 4 on vault. Senior Madi Dagen moved up in the all-around after her fourth-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and is tied for No. 18 while also sharing 36th on beam.
PAC-12 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS
For the first time in program history, Oregon State earned a share of the conference regular season title after finishing in a four-way tie for first place with Arizona State, California, and Utah this season. This is the third season the conference has crowned a regular season champion, beginning the tradition in 2020.
WEEK TEN QUICK STICKS
Oregon State gymnastics took third at the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday, March 19 after scoring its sixth 197 of the season, which is the first time since before 1999 that any Beaver squad has done so … It was a night of standout performances for the Beavers as they posted a season-best 197.250 … Jade Carey posted a 39.725 in the all-around to earn the outright Pac-12 All-Around title while Madi Dagen finished fourth, her highest during her career, with a 39.450 … Lauren Letzsch hit a career-best 9.90 on beam to help the Beavers jump out in first after the first rotation after posting a 49.450 on the apparatus … Natalie Briones (9.825) and Ariana Young (9.80), who have been called upon in the floor lineup as of late, scored career-bests … Freshman Kaitlin Garcia followed that up, soaring to a career-high 9.85 as leadoff on vault in the third rotation … Carey concluded the night swinging to a 9.925 to anchor the Beavers on bars.
SEASON QUICK STICKS
OSU has hit 228 of 240 routines this season … Gymnasts who have hit every routine are Carley Beeman (9-9), Jade Carey (40-40), Karlie Chavez (10-10), Kaitlin Garcia (3-3), Sydney Gonzales (28-28), and Lauren Letzsch (30-30) … Individual event winners this season are Carey, Madi Dagen, Domingo and Letzsch. As a team this season, Oregon State has scored a 49.00 or higher in 38 of 40 events over the course of 10 meets, leading to 95 percent of all events. Their six 197s this season is the first time in a single campaign since before 1999.
The top two finishing teams from each of the four NCAA Regional sites – Seattle, Norman, Raleigh, Auburn – will advance to the 2022 NCAA Championships at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The NCAA Championships will have the semifinals held on Thursday, Apr. 14, while the NCAA final will be on Saturday, Apr. 16.
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