Joy (Selig) Petersen
('88 - '91)
BS Psychology - '92
 Residence: Flagstaff, AZ

Update (March '18): Currently I live in Flagstaff, AZ with my husband of 20 years and two teenage sons (17years old and 14 years old) Funny thing, both boys have red hair! Since my time at OSU I have coached college and club gymnastics on and off, run 2 marathons, rode 1 century bike race, completed 1 sprint marathon. I have had the privilege of completing the Portland marathon with OSU alum Randy Law. I stay busy voluteeering in my church community, supporting YoungLive events and always hanging on to my athlete status by challenging myself with different races.

Memories of OSU Gymnastics: In the wake of the alarming current happenings in the sport of gymnastics, I feel so fortunate to have had the coaches and community I had. So my favorite memories at OSU are surrounded by my coaches and the Corvallis community. How Dick Foxal would make extra time to teach me a new skill with such respect and patience. Jill Hicks speaking life into me when I was so scared I couldn't keep up. The list of these memories are long. Home meets and how the community would cheer and chant for you are sweet memories as well. Hosting NCAAs my junior year was awesome. Even though my years at OSU were some of the most challenging they are something I treasure.

(From April '07): My memories from OSU gymnastics are precious and go far beyond want I can record.  However, one memory I was just thinking of the other day, was when Amy Durham was waiting to salute the judge before she was to compete on floor and Benny Beaver approached her. (It needs to be noted that you did not mess with Amy before she was to compete, especially on floor. She always got very nervous.) If I remember it correctly, she was so irritated with Benny Beaver that she punched him out!!! hahahaha

(April '07): I am now a stay-at-home mom, married with two redheaded boys in Flagstaff, AZ. My husband owns his own recruiting firm. We love the outdoors and participating in all kinds of sports with our boys. I feel as if I am experiencing a second childhood learning such things as archery and karate to baseball and football. It is a blast.

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