Lindsay Nelson

Lindsay Nelson

Player Profile


Westminster, Colo.

High School:
Standley Lake



As a redshirt Senior (2005): Competed on bars in every meet and as well competing on floor three times... posted season-high 9.850 on bars at UW to tie for second at the meet and matched it the next night at SPU to earn a share of the title... posted back-to-back 9.800 scores at Salbasgeon Suites Invitational and the LadyBack Classic... "hit" 14-16 routines in 2005.

As a True Senior (2004): Missed the season with a knee injury... Named an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.

As a Junior (2003): Became one of only two Beavers ever to score a 9.90 or better on all four events at least once in her career... Scored a 9.90 or better five times on vault (including four times as a junior, with a high of 9.925 twice), twice on bars (both in 2003, with a high of 9.925 against Utah) and once each on beam and floor (career-high of 9.90 on beam was in the 2003 season opener, and her career-best 9.90 on floor was at the 2002 NCAA West Regional Championship)... Only Beaver to compete all-around in all 13 meets in 2003, averaging 39.175 and earning the team's co-Most Valuable Gymnast award... Also named co-Most Consistent Gymnast, making 49 of her 52 routines (94 percent) for the season... Had a career-high all-around score of 39.575 (tying the eighth-best score in OSU history) against Utah to earn Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honors for her role in OSU's upset of the then-No. 3 Utes... Also won the all-around at Washington, where she had a 39.475... Had the team's top average on both vault and bars... Averaged 9.854 on vault and scored 9.80 or better in every meet but two... Had a career-high 9.925 twice and won the event with a 9.90 at Michigan State... Also had a 9.90 at the Pac-10 Championships to tie for fifth ... Averaged 9.850 on bars, with a 9.80 or better in all but two meets... Had a career-high 9.925 against Utah, placed third with a 9.90 at NCAA regionals and won the event at Arizona... Averaged 9.813 on floor, with a season-high of 9.875 twice... Had a career-high 9.90 on beam in the season opener and had five scores of 9.80 or better... In all, she had seven marks of 9.90 or better and 36 of 9.80 or better in 2003... Named an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and was an honorable mention selection on the Pac-10's All-Academic Team.

As a Sophomore (2002): Came on strong the last few weeks of the season, competing as an all-arounder in five of OSU's last six meets and scoring a 39-plus in four of those performances... Scored a career high 39.275 in the Shanico Inn-vitational and was the team's top all-arounder at the Pacific-10 Championships with a 39.150... Named the team's Most Improved Gymnast... Best event was bars... Averaged 9.761 and was named Co-Most Consistent on the event... Tied for 11th in the evening session preliminaries at the NCAA Championships by scoring a 9.80 on the event... Scored a career-best 9.875 on bars at the Pac-10 Championships and had a 9.80 or better eight times... Had her best score of any event on vault... Won the event at the Shanico Inn-vitational by scoring a career-high 9.925 after performing a yurchenko half layout front for the first time in competition... Had a 9.85 a week later at the Pac-10 Championships... Helped OSU to a school record on floor at the NCAA West Regional Championships when she scored a career-high 9.90... Scored a 9.80 or better on floor six times... Had a season-high 9.80 on beam at regionals... Honorable mention pick on the Pacific-10 All-Academic Team and was named an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.

As a Freshman (2001): Was named Co-Rookie of the Year... Had an outstanding rookie season, especially considering the injury problems she had... Competed on vault and bars in 12 of 14 meets, beam in 11 meets and floor once (three times, counting exhibitions), with one all-around appearance... Started the year off competing on vault and beam in the season opener at Michigan, but injuries to teammates made her an all-arounder two days later at Nebraska... Placed third with a 38.725 in that meet and secured lineup spots on all four events a week later against Arizona State... However, she sprained an ankle on beam in that meet, keeping her out of the all-around since she couldn't compete floor... Missed the next meet (California) entirely but was back on bars at Arizona a week later... Competed on bars and vault against Boise State before rejoining the beam lineup against UCLA (a month after her injury)... Competed on all three events the rest of the year but never returned to the floor lineup, with the exception of one exhibition... Her best event was bars, with an average of 9.713 and a high of 9.875 three times (including the Pac-10 Championships)... Scored 9.80 or better eight times on the event... Was very consistent on vault, hitting the event all year for an average of 9.631 with a best of 9.70 twice (on a vault worth a 9.80)... Averaged 9.541 on beam, which gave her some problems after her injury... Her best score was a 9.825 against UCLA... Scored a 9.575 in her only official appearance on floor, although she scored a 9.75 in one of her exhibition routines... Had that floor score counted, she would have scored a 39.00 in the all-around at that meet (the Shanico).

Pre-Oregon State: Level 10 gymnast from Gymnastics Unlimited... Member of the Region 3 team that won the Junior Olympic National Championship in 2000... Placed 15th individually at that meet... Four-time national qualifier... Competed in club gymnastics for 10 years for coaches Pat Boyle and Nichole Otterson... Also competed for her high school team and was a two-time all-state and all-conference honoree... Was also named team MVP and captain... Was an honor roll student and Key Club member at Standley Lake High School.

Personal: Daughter of Marcy and Gary Nelson... Has a younger brother, Kyle... Her mom was on the gymnastics and track teams at Florida State and her dad played football at Doane College... Exercise and sport science major.

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