Chelsea Plourde

Chelsea Plourde

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Reno, Nev.

High School:
Home-Schooled

Height:
5-4

Position:
All-Around

As a Sophomore (2005): Scored 9.90 or higher on beam in three times late in the season... scored 9.925 on beam at LadyBack Classic to earn a share of the title... matched that effort at Pac-10 Championships to take third... scored 9.900 on beam against Cal to earn the title... earned share of title at SPU with 9.850 score... scored season-high 9.850 on bars at Seattle Pacific to tie for title... equaled season-high on bars to tie for second at Salbasgeon Suites Invitational... performed season-high 9.825 on vault at NCAA Regionals... missed the Arizona State meet with flu-like symptoms... "hit" 23-26 routines in 2005.

As a Freshman (2004): Named Pacific-10 Freshman of the Year... Competed all-around in all 12 meets... Hit 47 of 48 routines... Co-Most Valuable Gymnast... Was named Oregon State's Female Newcomer of the Year for all sports... Was OSU's top all-arounder in nine of the 12 meets... Averaging 39.371, with a career-best 39.650 in the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational to break her own OSU freshman record (she had two 39.525s earlier this season; Chari Knight had a 39.500 in 1991)... Earned a share of Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honors and tied for the second-highest score in OSU history with her 39.650... Career-highs of 9.975 on vault and beam, 9.95 on floor, and 9.925 on bars... Becamed the first OSU freshman ever to score 9.90 or better on all four events at least once... Had the team's top averages on three events - 9.854 on vault, 9.854 on bars, and 9.884 on beam... Second with a 9.819 average on floor... Won 15 individual titles, with five all-around wins to go along with four wins on vault and beam and one apiece on bars and floor... Scored 9.90 or higher 14 times... 41 of her 48 routines earned scores of 9.80 or better... All but two of her 48 scores counted in the team totals.

Pre-Oregon State: Former elite gymnast who placed 15th in the junior division at the 2000 U.S. Gymnastics Championships... Qualified for that meet after placing ninth at the U.S. Classic that same year... Three-time Nevada state champion in the all-around... Won the 2003 Region 1 all-around title, but was unable to compete at the Junior Olympic nationals because of an injury... Trained at Flips USA with coaches Neil and and Patty Jo Resnick.

Personal: Born in Reno, Nevada... Daughter of Sandy and Doug Plourde... Has one older brother, Zach... Exercise and sport science major... Was home-schooled.

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