UO Team Pays Tribute to Lauren Jones

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team paid tribute to Lauren Jones Saturday night, their teammate who died of a bacterial infection. The home opener meet Saturday began with a moment of silence. The entire team wore warm up t-shirts with Jones’ number on the back. One teammate also wore Lauren’s … Continue reading »

Student’s Autopsy Results Released

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health says autopsy results in death of Lauren Jones, University of Oregon freshman student athlete who died unexpectedly in her dorm Tuesday, came back inconclusive. Jones was a member of the school’s acrobatics and tumbling team. The athletic department is providing grief counseling for teammates. While officials are awaiting … Continue reading »

Member of UO Acrobatic Team Passes Away

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon freshman Lauren Jones, a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday after requiring medical attention. A spokesperson says Jones suffered a medical problem in one of the residence halls then was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her cause of death hasn’t … Continue reading »

All-Girl Performance Hopes to Inspire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of all-girl performers is sending out a message to empower others with a show Sunday in Springfield. Girl Circus was started 14 years ago by a Eugene woman who wanted to mentor and inspire young girls through theater and creativity. Darcy DuRuz is the creator and director of the group, … Continue reading »

UO Acro and Tumbling Goes for Three-Peat

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is blazing the path for a new NCAA women’s sport. Oregon launched its acrobatics and tumbling team four years ago. The team earned the 2012 championship title, and it’s ready to bring home the title again. Two days a week during season, 35 women on the Oregon Acrobatics … Continue reading »