Tang Named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week

Photo By: Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics   01-28-2014

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon State junior all-arounder Chelsea Tang was named the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 13-19 when weekly honors were announced by the Pac-12 Conference office Tuesday.

Tang, a native of Eugene, earned two individual titles in Saturday’s dual meet win over Iowa State in the Beavers’ home opener. Tang set three season-highs tying for first on uneven bars matching her career-best of 9.875. She added a 9.80 on floor exercise and taking the all-around title with a score of 39.275.

This is Tang’s first Gymnast of the Week honor and Oregon State’s 24th all-time.

The Beavers, ranked No. 15 this week, are in the midst of a four weekhomestand and take on No. 11 Stanford Mon., Feb. 3 in OSU’s annual Pink Out. The meet is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.

Season and single meet tickets can be purchased at BeaverTickets.com, by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or in person at the OSU Ticket Office inside Gill Coliseum.

Also Nominated:

Gymnast of the Week: Allison Flores, ARIZ; Alicia Asturias, CAL; Shona Morgan, STAN; Hallie Mossett, UCLA; Georgia Dabritz, UTAH; Aliza Vaccher, WASH.

Special Performance of the Week: Kristin Klarenbach, ARIZ; Serena Leong, CAL; Kaytianna McMillan, OSU; Amanda Spinner, STAN; Danusia Francis, UCLA; Jackie McCartin, WASH.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Mackenzie Valentin, ARIZ; Kaytianna McMillan, OSU; Nicolette McNair, STAN; Hallie Mossett, UCLA; Baely Rowe, UTAH.