Utah State Gymnastics Inks Alivia Ostendorf
“We are excited to have Alivia join our Aggie family,” said White, who is in her first year at the helm of the program. “Her competitive experience on vault, beam and floor will play very important roles in our lineups this season. We are thrilled to have her leadership here in Logan.”
Ostendorf spent her first three collegiate seasons at Ball State, where, as a junior, she helped the Cardinals notch their third-best team score in school history with a 195.900 at the 2022 Mid-American Conference Championships.
Overall, Ball State placed fourth at the meet, its best MAC Championship finish since placing second in 2016. The Cardinals started the meet on vault, where Ostendorf notched a 9.750 to tie for 19th. She also tied for 14th on beam (career-best 9.825) and placed 32nd on floor (9.650).
The 5-foot-6 native of Ramsey, Minnesota, competed in 12 meets as a junior, even competing against her future team when the Aggies hosted both Ball State and Southern Utah in a tri meet on Feb. 4 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
In that meet, Ostendorf tied for 12th on vault (9.750), tied for 12th on beam (9.725) and tied for 10th on floor (9.750).
As a sophomore in 2021, Ostendorf competed in all 10 meets on both beam and floor, while competing on vault three times. She logged a career-best floor score of 9.875 against Western Michigan, and registered routines of 9.800-or-better six times on floor, including a 9.750 at the MAC Championships.
Ostendorf landed season-best beam routines of 9.775 in back-to-back meets, with the first against Illinois State and the second at Eastern Michigan. She had a 9.700-or-better on beam seven times, including a 9.750 at the MAC Championships, and notched a career-best 9.775 on vault at Kent State.
During her freshman campaign in 2020, Ostendorf competed in all 10 meets, including in the all-around in the first four. She won the all-around at Pittsburgh with a career-best score of 38.725, counting a 9.800 on floor, a season-best 9.750 on beam, a 9.600 on vault and a 9.575 on bars. Ostendorf landed a career-best vault of 9.775 at Georgia.
Prior to Ball State, Ostendorf trained at Twin City Twisters in Champlin, Minnesota, for 14 years, helping guide the club to 11 consecutive state championships. She placed fifth in the all-around at regionals in 2019, ninth on floor at the 2018 Junior Olympics Championships and 17th in the all-around at the 2017 Junior Olympics national meet.
The daughter of Jeff Ostendorf and Stacey Goodrich graduated from Anoka (Minnesota) High School in 2019. She plans on majoring in business communications at Utah State.
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