Gardiner Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Photo By: Dave Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics   03-11-2014

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon State freshman Madeline Gardiner was named the Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week for Mar. 3-9 when weekly honors were announced by the Pac-12 Conference office Tuesday.

Gardiner, a native of Cambridge, Ontario, set four personal-bests in her first career all-around performance. She scored 9.80 in her first career vault before grabbing the event title on the beam for the second time this season with a career-high 9.925. She added a career-best 9.825 on bars and scored 9.85 on floor to finish the meet with an impressive 39.400 in her first outing in the all-around.

This is Gardiner’s first Freshman/Newcomer of the Week honor and Oregon State’s second all-time.

The Beavers, ranked No. 12 this week, travel to face Pacific Northwest rival Washington with Seattle Pacific Fri., Mar. 9 at 7 p.m. at Alaska Airlines Arena. Follow the action via Twitter - @OregonStateGym.