Seven athletes to know

1. Tres Tinkle, Men’s Basketball: 

The son of head coach Wayne Tinkle has “Big Man on Campus” written all over him. After a solid freshman campaign that was cut short due to a foot injury, Tinkle will look to help lead the basketball team back into the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. 

2. Nick Madrigal, Baseball: 

Madrigal was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2016, joining some elite company of previous OSU winners such as Michael Conforto and Andrew Moore. 

3. Sydney Weis, Women’s Basketball

: Syd the Kid will have a larger role in her senior season with the losses of Jamie Weisner, Ruth Hamblin and Devin Hunter from last year’s Final Four team. 

4. Stevie Thompson Jr., Men’s Basketball: 

 There might not be better on OSU’s campus than Stevie Thompson Jr.. And he sank some of the biggest shots last season to break the Beavers’ NCAA tournament drought. 

5. Madeline Gardner, Gymnastics

 A first-team All-American, Gardiner is one of the top All-Around gymnast is a loaded Pac-12 conference. Not only that, but she is elite on the balance beam. 

Ronnie Bresser, Wrestling: 

Bresser is one of the top wrestlers in the country in the 125-pound weight class. Bresser is a two-time NCAA tournament participant and has has Pac-12 title under his belt. 

Timmy Mueller, Men’s Soccer: 

The junior striker has scored goals at an alarming pace in his first two seasons in the orange and black.