The Oregon State gymnastics program and the Department of Athletics took time to recognize the student in student-athlete last Saturday night before the Beavers’ gymnastics meet against Utah. Three gymnasts – Becky Colvin, Jen Kesler and Stephanie McGregor – were chosen to invite a faculty or staff member that has made a difference in their academic experience at Oregon State.
The gymnasts chose to honor Derron Coles, an assistant professor in the Science & Math Education Department who teaches with the Educational Opportunities Program, Megan O’Quin, an academic counselor in the Athletic Department, and Kristin Rorrer, the head advisor for the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Department. Each of the chosen gymnasts presented their honoree via a video message during pre-meet activities.
There are 290 Oregon State University student-athletes who achieved a 3.0 or greater grade point average during the Fall term of 2010, representing 53% of all undergraduate student-athletes.
~ Jason Amberg