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Lauren Jones to be honored by University of Oregon community with vigil on Sunday night

There will be a candlelight vigil Sunday night to remember University of Oregon freshman Lauren Jones between Deady and Fenton Halls at 7 p.m. Jones, a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team, passed away Tuesday. She was 18. “The dress code is neon because we know she wouldn’t want us to wear …

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A night for Lauren: Oregon beats Concordia in memory of fallen teammate

Everywhere you looked, Lauren Jones was there. The parking attendees wore “Ducks Fly Together” shirts with the No. 51 on the back in bright yellow. Matthew Knight Arena displayed her number on every screen. “LJ” patches were sewed above the right side of Oregon’s jerseys. Even Oregon senior Erika Schaefer had a yellow No. 51 …

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Oregon athletic community responds to death of Lauren Jones

Freshman acrobatics and tumbling base Lauren Jones passed away Tuesday. This is how the Oregon athletic community is responding on Twitter.

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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling athlete Lauren Jones passes away

Jones died on Tuesday night. The cause of her death is unknown, although university officials say it may have been a bacterial infection.

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Chelsea Shaw brings family feel to acrobatics and tumbling

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling head coach Chelsea Shaw calls the idea silly, but genius. At the end of practice, the Ducks gather on the mat and tell their teammates that they love each other. It’s a simple, but successful method for team building, Shaw believes. “It was kind of genius to …

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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling beats Azusa Pacific in season-opening meet

The Chelsea Shaw era at Oregon is off to a good start. In Oregon’s first meet since losing former head coach Felecia Mulkey to Baylor, the Ducks crushed past Azusa Pacific 281.480 – 275.100. “I was very proud of our team tonight,” Shaw told GoDucks.com. “We definitely have lots of room for …

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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling prepares to tune out "Zu" crowd in first meet

Oregon senior Tara Lubert remembers the night her team’s 25-meet winning-streak snapped – April 7, 2014. She recalls the date off the top of her head. That night, the Ducks fell to Azusa Pacific by less than a point, 283.40-282.48. Lubert and the majority of her teammates also remember the atmosphere. Raucous, …

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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team prepares to tune out "Zu Crew" crowd in first meet

Oregon senior Tara Lubert remembers the night her team’s 25-meet winning-streak snapped – April 7, 2014. She recalls the date off the top of her head. That night, the Ducks fell to Azusa Pacific by less than a point, 283.40-282.48. Lubert and the majority of her teammates also remember the atmosphere. Raucous, …

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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling picked to finish first in NCATA Coaches' Poll

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team was picked as the favorite to win its fifth-straight national championship, according to the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association coaches’ poll. The Ducks received eight first place votes and 117 points overall. The only other school to receive first-place votes was Baylor. The …

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Blaire Wilson on the 2015 Acrobatics and Tumbling season and her famous YouTube channel

The 2015 Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team is ready to get things underway. Led by new head coach Chelsea Shaw, the team will get started in Southern California on Feb. 4 against Azusa Pacific. The Emerald recently sat down with Blaire Wilson, a sophmore back base from Scottsdale, Arizona. Acrobatics and …

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Photos: Acrobatics and tumbling — Ducks edge out Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac in first tri-meet of the season

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team hosted their second meet of the season Monday night as they took on the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Azusa Pacific Cougars in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks are coming off a 280.20-274.38 win over the Baylor Bears. The Ducks (3-0) got …

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Acrobatics and tumbling: Ducks maintain winning streak in tight tri-meet versus Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac

Going into Monday night’s meets, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling had a 22-meet winning streak. Complacency would have been understandable for the Ducks against Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific. Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey, however, has continually tried to keep her team on edge. “Coach has been saying all season long, ‘Can we …

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Acrobatics and tumbling: Oregon practices ‘perfection before progression’ to reduce injury

The back-breaking turns, the flips, the holds and formations on display at a collegiate acrobatics and tumbling meet don’t come to fruition over night. Choreographing the chaos of flying athletes into one symbiotic show takes practice. “What you see at meets has been drilled so many times, and perfected, so …

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National champs: Oregon acrobatics and tumbling pull off a repeat

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team claimed its second straight National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association National Championship this past weekend in Waco, Texas.

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Five years and thousands of miles later, Mayard, Mulkey find storybook ending

Tori Mayard led a small contingent of acrobatics and tumbling athletes from Kennesaw State to Oregon, and she helped the Ducks to a national championship her senior season.

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