The Oregon State gymnastics team lost a standout senior for the season in Stephaine McGregor with an Achilles’ tendon injury. Read all about it in Wednesday’s GT here.
“It will be tough for me, watching the girls without being able to compete with them,” McGregor said. “I’m still part of the team. My role has change. I’ve gone from starting them off, and now I’m to cheering them on.”
McGregor led off on three events. That means she’s mentally tough and consistent. You don’t read about here winning ever because the winners are placed at the end.
Read more about her in a story I did about leading off from last season. While she’s not Leslie Mak, last year’s Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, the Beavers must find someone who can set the scoring bar as high as McGregor so Mak can score big numbers again.
“For them, losing a senior to injury is no fun,” McGregor said. “They are building on what we have. My injury has motivated them to work harder to prove we belong in the Super Six. I know we will be ready.”
“This was more of an emotional blow for her,” bars coach John Carney said. “She worked so hard for this season.”
Check out the below video of her on the bars that I shot last year.