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Laura Berg, head coach of the OSU Softball team, can be seen on the field. In Tokyo in July, Berg won silver in the 2020 Olympics—her fifth Olympic medal. 

Beaver Softball head coach, signees have successful Olympic run

Isabelle Taylor, Sports Contributor
August 14, 2021

Oregon State Softball Head Coach Laura Berg earned her fifth Olympic medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (delayed to 2021 due to the pandemic), while 2021 Beaver signee Tarni Stepto made her Olympic...

A banner is displayed in the outfield of Goss Stadium at the rally welcoming back the OSU Baseball team after their 2018 College World Series win in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Get to know Oregon State Athletics

This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...

Oregon State Softball head coach Laura Berg is an Olympian champion who enjoys playing pranks, has bees and served as a Los Angeles police officer. Berg is in her eight season as head coach. 

Berg is “just like everybody else”

When you hear the word “Olympian,” what comes to mind?Perhaps it’s Michael Phelps’ 2008 performance in Beijing, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising a fist in 1968, or even Simone Biles’ performance...

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OSU Softball ends regular season with win over Utah

Matthew Brooks, Sports Contributor
May 11, 2019

Oregon State Softball won the final game of their regular season the OSU Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon, with a final score of 4-2.This game concluded regular season play for the Beavers, giving...

Oregon State Softball Head Coach Laura Berg has an Olympic medal from four separate Olympic games, along with multiple other accolades.  

OSU Softball Coach in running to coach Olympic team

Jada Krening, News Reporter
May 6, 2019

Oregon State University softball head coach and Olympian Laura Berg has recently been called up for a chance to coach the 2020 Olympic softball team. Berg, who played softball for Fresno State, first...

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Softball swept by UCLA

Claire Nelson, News Contributor
April 22, 2019

Oregon State University Softball suffered a 7-0 loss against the UCLA Bruins on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the OSU Softball Complex, losing the series 3-0. UCLA is currently ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12,...

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Oregon State softball begins conference play

Lillian Nomie, Sports Contributor
March 11, 2019

The Oregon State University Softball team, who currently has an overall record of 12-4, begins their Pac-12 season on March 15 against Arizona State in Tempe AZ. Last year, the softball team had a conference...

(Left) Head softball coach Laura Berg cheers from the dugout during the April 15th game against UCLA. Berg had success in her own playing career, winning the 1998 NCAA Championship title for Fresno State. Along with collegiate success, Berg owns three Olympic gold medals (1996, 2000, 2004) and one silver (2008).

From cop to Corvallis

Amy Schwartz, Multimedia Contributor
May 22, 2017

From the Los Angeles Police Department to the dugout in Corvallis, head softball Coach Laura Berg has had a career of impact. Prior to her return to the game, she spent a year with the LAPD from 2010-11....

Beavers Make History Against The Bruins

Beavers Make History Against The Bruins

Amy Schwartz, Multimedia Contributor
April 17, 2017

The Oregon State softball team cemented themselves in the record books with a historic weekend against the Bruins.For the first time in program history the team stole the series from the UCLA Bruins (29-12,...

Four sports you don’t know about, but should

Softball: Softball is coming off of  a trip to NCAA tournament, head coach Laura Berg has continued to build a successful program. Gymnastics: The most underrated sport at Oregon State. The meets are...

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