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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling falls to 5-2 after loss to Hawaii Pacific

Oregon coach Chelsea Shaw has said before that every meet comes down to the team routine. Against Hawaii Pacific on Friday, that’s exactly what happened. The Ducks posted their highest team routine score (99.27), but it wasn’t enough. Hawaii Pacific recorded a 101.10 in the final event to win the meet 282.050 – …

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Oregon base Nicole Erlichman (33) smiles at the crowd after being introduced. The Oregon Ducks host the Azusa Pacific Tigers and the Fairmont State Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on Monday, March 15, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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A career-ending injury didn’t stop Nicole Erlichman from running on senior night

Nichole Erlichman can’t compete on the mat for Oregon acrobatics and tumbling anymore. But that doesn’t mean she can’t still be a big part of the team.

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Baylor coach, Felecia Mulkey, walks over to her team after being introduced. The Oregon Ducks host the Baylor Bears at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on March 12, 2015. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Felecia Mulkey’s return, Oregon’s loss to Baylor signifies victory for the sport of acrobatics and tumbling

At 9:03 p.m. on Thursday, Oregon senior Sarah Moreno stood face-to-face at the center of Matthew Knight Arena with her former coach Felecia Mulkey. Mulkey gave Moreno a smile and a nudge on the left arm before both of them turned around and went their respective ways. Moreno jogged to the locker …

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The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team practice their routine. The Oregon Ducks host the Concordia Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 21, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Oregon welcomes former coach Felecia Mulkey and undefeated Baylor Thursday

When the 2015 Oregon acrobatics and tumbling schedule came out, there was no circle around March 12. That date, Thursday, is when former Oregon coach Felecia Mulkey – who left the Ducks for Baylor this past summer – returns to Matthew Knight Arena. Instead, the Ducks are preparing for their …

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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling stays undefeated with road win over Quinnipiac

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team had its lowest score of the season on Sunday, but a strong second-half performance against Quinnipiac sealed the team’s third-straight victory. The Ducks won in Hamden, Connecticut by a final score of 274.315 – 264.065. “Although the first half didn’t go as well as we …

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Oregon sophomore base Krista Phillips (24) gets ready to do a cartwheel during the acrobatics event. The Oregon Ducks host the Concordia Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 21, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Oregon’s Krista Phillips named NCATA player of the week

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling sophomore Krista Phillips was named the National Collegiate Acrobatic and Tumbling Association (NCATA) inaugural player of the week Friday. Phillips competed in every event of Oregon’s victories over Asuza Pacific and Concordia University – Wisconsin. Against Concordia, Phillips scored an event-high 9.775 individual score in the …

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Overtime with Justin and Joseph, Ep. 4: Remembering Lauren Jones

It’s never easy to cover a student’s death, but it’s even harder when it’s someone who has left an impact on campus in such a short amount of time. Joseph and Justin discuss what it was like to cover the death of Lauren Jones.

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Oregon freshman Cari Carter shares her memories of Lauren in front of all that attended. Friends and teammates hold a candlelit vigil for Oregon acrobatics and tumbling freshman Lauren Jones by Deady Hall in Eugene, Oregon on February 22. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Video: Candlelight vigil for Lauren Jones

Over 50 students gathered on campus Sunday night to celebrate the life of University of Oregon freshman Lauren Jones. Since Jan. 16, four cases of meningococcemia, caused by the same meningitis-causing bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, have been reported at the UO. The most recent case was Lauren Jones, who died from the disease.

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