Field filled as Beavers' prepare for gymnastics regional

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two other ranked teams will join Oregon State in the National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships regional at Corvallis on Saturday, the NCAA announced.

Six teams, five all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and one individual event specialist per event were named to each of the six regions.

Joining No. 3 Oregon State (196.770 regional qualifying score) will be No. 10 Nebraska (196.275), No. 15 Iowa (195.820), Southern Utah (194.925), San Jose State (194.525) and Michigan State (194.145).

The Corvallis Regional begins at 4 p.m. with the top two finishers advancing to the NCAA Championships in Cleveland April 15-17.


MOORE SETS RECORD — At Eugene, junior Alex Moore fired a 9-under-par 63 — the best round in Oregon State history — and Oregon Duck Invitational with an 8-under 136 after two rounds. The final round is today at the par-72, 7,020-yard Eugene Country Club.

Moore birdied the last two holes for his final score. His 63 bettered an 8-under 64 by Tim Mickelson in 2000 and a 7-under 64 by Charles Kingsbaker in 1997.

The Beavers are at 5-over 581, behind only top-ranked Oklahoma State (570), Oregon (573) and Washington (576).

Oregon was led by Robbie Ziegler 66 and 139 total.


GAVIGLIO HONORED — Oregon State junior pitcher Sam Gaviglio of Ashland earned Baseball America's Golden Spikes National Spotlight player of the week honor, as announced by USA Baseball.

It's the first of Gaviglio's career and Oregon State's second in as many seasons after Greg Peavey was honored after shutting out Tennessee in 2010.

Earlier, he was chosen Pac-10 Conference pitcher of the week and was named one five national players of the week by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger.

Gaviglio's awards come on the heels of a one-hit shutout Long Beach State Friday. He has a scoreless streak of 38 innings.

OSU moved into Baseball America's Top 25 for the first time. The Beavers are No. 23, one of six Pac-10 team ranked. The Beavers are 22nd in this week's USA Today/ESPN poll, also a first this year.

Meanwhile, Oregon freshman outfielder Aaron Jones was named Pac-10 player of the week.

Jones hit .500 (5-for-10) in a three-game sweep of San Dieogo, with two RBIs and four runs. The San Clemente, Calif., native leads Oregon with a .329 batting average.

Track and Field

OREGON COACH HONORED — First-year Oregon head coach Robert Johnson was tapped as the Bev Kearney Award winner as national women's coach of the year for indoor track and field.

The Ducks won their second straight NCAA team title, topping runner-up Texas, 67-38. Twenty-nine points is the largest margin of victory since Texas won the 1998 title by 30 over LSU.

Oregon was led by 22 points from sophomore Jordan Hasay, who won national crowns in the mile and 3,000 meters and anchored the second-place distance medley relay.

Florida coach Mike Holloway was honored on the men's side.

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