Monday, January 10, 2011

NCAA Interlude 2

A hearty congratulations to Perth's own Olivia Vivian for top-scoring on bars in Oregon State's competition against LSU this weekend, taking home the individual title with 9.875 - a first for any Aussie within the NCAA ranks. In doing so, she also helped the OSU Beavers to a team win over their rivals. What a way to kick off the season!

She now performs a piked jaeger and apparently showed off much-improved form on handstands and her double front.

I am also told her floor routine for 2011 is another crowd-pleaser, chock full of personality! I look forward to seeing some videos from the meet.

Congratulations, Olivia!

(Edit - You can take the girl out of WAIS...

Not content with just one title, Olivia also won the bars title the very next night at the Pac-10 Showcase, an event that included regional rivals Stanford, Arizona and UCLA. She scored a phenomenal 9.950 to win the title! Oregon State ended up in third place overall.)

Read about Olivia's recent personal and competitive escapades here.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Ok I went looking for you tube clips of Olivia and found this;

I hope we get to see the commercial.

Anonymous said...

in that linked article, one of the last sentences says she has her sights set on the 2012 Olympics - is Olivia returning to elite training?