Buckeyes notched a 195.950 to win at Illinois State last Sunday
Major: Actuarial Science
2010 (Freshman): Did not compete after tearing her ACL in November.
Prior to Ohio State: 2009 Virginia State All-Around and Uneven Bars Champion ... also finished second on beam at state championships ... member of the 2009 first-place Virginia Level 10 State Champion team ... qualified for 2009 Regionals ... finished fourth in the all-around at 2008 Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships, earning a spot on the U.S. Junior Olympic National team ... member of the 2008 first-place Level 10 Junior Olympic National Champion squad ... competed internationally as a representative of the Region 7 All-Star team, winning a gold medal in Puerto Rico in the fall of 2008 ... 2008 Virginia Level 10 State Champion in the all-around ... also won vault, bars and floor at state meet ... named World Class Gymnastics' Most Valuable competitor in 2008 and Most Improved in 2007 ... trained with six clubs around the world while growing up the daughter of an Air Force officer ... trained final three years of high school at World Class Gymnastics.
Personal: Daughter of David and Marsha Gillespie ... father is a retired Air Force officer ... has a younger sister, Hunter ... last coached by Tami Harrison and Jon Angle at World Class Gymnastics ... plans to travel the world after graduation ... 2009-10 OSU roommate is teammate Colleen Dean ... started gymnastics at age 4 ... started competitive gymnastics in Germany while her father was stationed at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany ... chose Ohio State because "I love the campus and the team is amazing. I knew it was exactly where I wanted to be."
Buckeye Spotlight - Jaine VanPutten