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Mikayla Pivec

School

Oregon State University

Position
Guard
Major
Biochemistry and Biophysics (Masters)

Classroom

Academic All-America Second Team honoree in her junior season … Academic All-District in her sophomore year … Two-time Pac-12 All-Academic First Team … Graduated in three years with a bachelor’s degree in BioHealth Science, posting a 3.93 GPA … Currently working on her Masters in Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Character

Mikayla is a team captain and fan favorite at Oregon State. She has proven to be a team leader and role model for teammates, local youth and the community. She is service-minded and hard working. According to head coach Scott Rueck, “Mikayla is as selfless as any human I have ever been around. She thinks about other every moment of the day, and she doesn’t just think about it, she acts on it. Her leadership is at another level.”

Community

Mikayla started the Beavs CARE Program along with teammate Destiny Slocum. The program brings student-athletes from multiple sports together for community service events, including baking cookies for homeless shelters, making pizzas with local youth, and events at the Boys and Girls Club in Corvallis. Pivec’s honors thesis project was centered on finding efficient ways to get homeless people access to resources. For her work, she was awarded a $5,000 grant, of which she promptly donated $1,000 to local shelters. She traveled to the Dominican Republic to do community service as part of the Beavers Without Borders program. She has performed upwards of 257 hours of community service through Oregon State athletics sponsored events, including the DAM Worth It Campaign, work with Southside Youth Outreach and the Corvallis Women’s Shelter. Mikayla works extensively with local homeless shelters and has helped organize food donation efforts.

Competition

• Preseason All-America First Team Selection by Lindy’s.
• Preseason All-Pac-12 Honoree.
• Preseason Watch List for the Cheryl Miller Award.
• Ninth in Oregon State history for career rebounds.
• 14th in Oregon State history in career points.
• All-Pac-12 selection in 2018-19.
• WBCA All-America Finalist in 2018-19.
• Shot 52.6 percent from the floor last season, the second-best percentage in the Pac-12.
• 10 double-doubles in her junior year.
• Scored in double-figures 31 times in 34 games last season.