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Cheryl (Vasil) Christiansen Print E-mail

Cheryl (Vasil) Christiansen, a native of Canton, Ohio, held BGSU's records in the vault, balance beam and floor exercise upon her graduation in 1980. She was the first BG gymnast to place as high as second in the AIAW regional finals, doing so in 1977.

Photo Courtesy: BGSU Athletic Department In 1978, Christiansen was BGSU's most valuable gymnast, and was the state collegiate champion in the vault. Christiansen, the first gymnast in school history to earn a score of 9.0 in an event, placed in the top six every year at the state meet.

Christiansen also brought BGSU some national exposure by winning the regional Miss All-American Girl pageant and participating in the national final, which was televised nationally. Closer to home, she was named Miss BGSU in 1978.

In her senior season, the Falcons completed the year with an 11-0-1 record and a second-place finish at the OAISW State Championship.

Christiansen was involved in a number of extracurricular activities at BGSU, a member of Phi Mu sorority, she was one of four outstanding leaders selected by Phi Mu national sorority in 1979.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, August 13, 2001.)

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