Buckeye Raj Bhavsar Named Big Ten Gymnast of The Week
Feb. 26, 2002
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Big Ten Conference announced Monday Ohio State junior Raj Bhavsar (Houston, Texas, Cypress Academy) was named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week for the week of Feb. 18. Bhavsar help lead the then No. 4 Buckeyes to a win over No. 3 Penn State Feb. 23, 216.325-216.225, in OSU's only meet of the week.
Bhavsar won three individual events, high bar, parallel bars and vault, as well as the all-around competition. The Buckeyes came from behind to capture the meet in the final rotation with the help of Bhasvar's 9.400 in high bar. Bhavsar also defeated the nation's leading all-arounder in Penn State's Kevin Donohue with his 54.350, which is one of the highest all-around scores in the country. It was Bhavsar's first all-around competition of the regular season.
OSU will return to action Saturday March 3 as the Buckeyes travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 3 p.m. EST.