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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Oregon State senior outside hitter Mary-Kate Marshall has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, the award’s committee announced Thursday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The fan vote for the award opens immediately and continues through Dec. 4. The fan vote will be combined with the votes of media and Division I head coaches to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.

Meanwhile, OSU swept past Arizona in three sets Thursday night. The win is the seventh in the last nine matches for the Beavers. 

With the win, Oregon State moves to 18-9 overall and 8-7 in the Pac-12, while Arizona fell to 9-15, 3-12. The Beavers beat the Wildcats by scores of 25-14, 25-23, 25-18.

Marshall, a kinesiology major with an option in pre-therapy and allied health, is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2016. In addition, she is one of her team’s leaders in community relations, devoting time, along with her teammates to several local organizations.

Marshall currently leads the Beavers and the Pac-12 Conference with 4.60 kills per set in 2017. She ranks second in Oregon State history with 1,809 career kills. With 992 digs, she is on the verge of becoming the sixth player in OSU history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career.

Gymnastics 

CORVALLIS — Three student-athletes have officially joined the Oregon State gymnastics program for the 2018-19 season, head coach Tanya Chaplin announced Thursday.

The 2018 recruiting class consists of Leah Bivrell (Louisville, Colorado/Colorado Gymnastics Institute), Jade Carey (Phoenix/Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics) and Madi Dagen (Pleasanton, California/San Mateo Gymnastics).

“Overall, this is the strongest class we’ve signed,” Chaplin said. “All three are outstanding individuals, excellent students and talented gymnasts. I believe this group will help keep the OSU gymnastics program ranked among the nation’s best.”

Jade Carey, the daughter of Brian Carey and Danielle Mitchell-Greenberg, burst onto the national scene in 2017 becoming a USAG National Team member. She claimed a pair of silver medals at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal last month. She finished first on vault and second on the floor exercise at the USGA P&G Championships in 2017 and earned two golds on vault and floor to go with a fourth place finish on balance beam at the U.S. Classic. In 2016, Carey was a Junior Olympic team member after finishing third in the all-around at J.O. National Championships including winning on vault and finishing fourth on floor.

She is coached by her father, Brian Carey, at Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics, and formerly trained at Oasis Gymnastics under her dad and Orley Szmuch.

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