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On this day in 2011, Oregon State Beavers reach national gymnastics tournament

MAKAYLA STAMBAUGHApril 2, 2011

Ranked third in the nation, the Oregon State women's gymnastics team comes through at the NCAA Corvallis regional in Gill Coliseum.

Before a crowd of 5,033, coach Tanya Chaplin's squad takes care of business. The top-seeded Beavers post a convincing victory over its three opponents in the field, scoring 197.025 to pace runner-up Nebraska (196.660), with Michigan State third and San Jose State fourth.

The result sends OSU to its ninth NCAA championships. The Beavers will go for the sixth time in a row under Chaplin, a five-time Pac-10 coach of the year.

Leslie Mak, Makayla Stambaugh and Olivia Vivian lead the way for Oregon State. Mak is tied for first nationally on balance beam.

Two freshmen, Brittany Harris and Britney Ranzy, also contribute, as does sophomore Kelsi Blalock.

Oregon State will wind up placing seventh at the NCAA meet, with Alabama edging UCLA and Oklahoma for the title.


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