Buckeyes will be No. 4 seed in Columbus Regional
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The men's swimming and diving team led the way with 28 honorees
Buckeyes finished second at Big Ten Championships in 2012
Buckeyes will compete at Big Ten Championships at 1 p.m. Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.
2012 (Junior): Second team All-American on floor exercise ... the Buckeyes' lone competor in the all-around in every meet ... Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week Feb. 20 ... recorded a career-high 39.600 in the all-around against Denver ... posted a 9.875 on uneven bars at West Virginia Quad and against Penn State to tie for an Ohio State season high ... finished first or tied for first in the all-around seven times ... recorded a 39.300 to take first in the all-around against George Washington and a 39.175 to tie for first at Illinois ... named an OSU Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Academic All-American.
2011 (Sophomore): First team All-Big Ten ... placed first with a career-best 39.125 in the all-around against Minnesota ... also placed first on floor exercise (9.825), second on beam (9.825) and third on bars (9.775) against the Gophers ... placed second with a 38.825 in the all-around and third on floor with a 9.825 at Oregon State ... tied for second on floor with a 9.850 against Illinois ... set career highs with 9.775 on vault and 9.850 on bars en route to career-best 39.225 all-around performance against BG, WMU ... set a new career best on vault with a 9.825 and recorded a team-high 9.775 on bars at Denver ... tied for first on bars (9.800) and second on floor (9.850) en route to second place all-around finish against West Virginia ... took first in the all-around with a 39.150 against Michigan State after winning vault (9.800), floor (9.875) and bars (9.800) ... set a career-high 39.325 in the all-around against Kentucky while tying her career-high 9.900 to finish second on floor ... took first in the all-around against Missouri and Pittsburgh with a 39.225 ... placed sixth in the all-around at Big Ten's with a 39.175...posted a 9.850 on beam to tie for fourth at Regionals en route to scoring a 39.0 for sixth in the all-around...earned team Impact Award on bars...named an OSU Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-American.
2010 (Freshman): Posted Ohio State individual bests with a 9.875 on beam against Auburn (March 13) and an a 9.900 on floor against UIC (Feb. 21) ... also tied for a team individual best with a 9.800 on bars against UIC (Feb. 21) ... recorded Top 5 finishes on floor in nine of 16 meets including first place finishes with a 9.825 at Pittsburgh (Jan. 22) and a 9.900 against UIC (Feb. 21) ... posted team-high finishes on beam on five occasions and on bars twice ... hit a personal-best 39.075 in the all-around against Auburn (March 13) ... posted the highest average of any Buckeye on floor at 9.781 and the second-best on beam at 9.623 ... competed in all 16 meets ... named an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: 2009 Ohio State All-Around Champion ... also won vault, beam, floor ... finished sixth in the all-around at 2009 Region 5 Championships ... 2009 Junior Olympic National qualifier ... placed second on floor and 10th on vault at nationals ... qualified for Level 8, 9 and 10 Regional Championships during high school career ... 2004 and 2008 Sunrise Gymnastics Academy Coaches Award winner.
Personal: Daughter of Roy and Suzanne Dean ... has two sisters, Kathleen and Maureen and a brother, Paul ... coached by Beth Wymer Cousino at Sunrise Gymnastics Academy ... enjoys watching movies, playing volleyball and hiking ... greatest sports thrill is "The feeling of learning a new skill that in the beginning seemed impossible" ... started gymnastics at age 7 ... named to honor roll all four years and was voted Homecoming Queen in high school.
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