Mary began gymnastics at age 14 at Gresham Gymnastics Club with coach Pat Lloyd. She also competed for Gresham High School with coach Judy Sandoval and was a two time State Champion. Both Mr. Lloyd and Miss Sandoval were instrumental in inspiring Mary to love and excel in the sport of gymnastics.
She attended Oregon State University, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education. She won numerous awards as a Beaver, including 4 NCAA Regional All-Around titles, a National Championship on Floor Exercise, The American Award, presented to the outstanding senior gymnast in the nation and a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Mary has been inducted into both the Oregon State University Athletics Hall of Fame and the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for her accomplishments.
Mary has contributed to Oregon State Athletics in various ways through the years, serving as a part-time assistant coach, volunteer coach and floor manager for the OSU women’s gymnastics team and as an Executive Board member and President of Varsity OSU, the letterwinner organization for OSU Athletics.
Mary was recently honored as a member of the 25 Year Club for her contributions as a faculty member of OSU for 25 years. Mary taught a variety of Physical Activity Courses throughout her teaching career, including gymnastics, tumbling, step and dance aerobics, yoga and Pilates.
Mary is currently serving as Meet Director for the 2019 OSGA USA Gymnastics sanctioned events: The OSGA Classic January 12 and 13, 2019 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon and Region 2 Championships April 11-14, 2019 in Gill Coliseum at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.