Buckeyes posted seventh-highest GPA in NCAA Division I
58 Ohio State student-athletes posted 3.7 or better GPAs in 2011-12
Sarah Miller wins the 'O'Chievement Award, given to the team's most valuable gymnast
Buckeyes cap season with Top 10 finish
Buckeyes making first NCAA Championship appearance since 1990
2011 (Junior): Posted a 9.775 on beam against Minnesota ... finished second on beam with a 9.825 at Oregon State ... set a career high on vault with a 9.825 and a season-high 9.850 on beam to tie for third at Denver ... tied for first on beam, matching her season-high 9.850 against Kentucky ... scored a career-best 9.825 on bars at Oklahoma...posted a 9.825 to tie for eighth on beam and scored a 9.775 to tie for 17th on vault at Regionals...2011 Big Ten sportsmanship award honoree ... 2011 team co-captain...earned team Impact Award on beam...OSU Scholar-Athlete...Academic All-American.
2010 (Sophomore): Posted six Top 5 finishes on vault ... recorded a career-best 9.800 on vault on seven different occasions ... tied for the Buckeyes' second-highest RQS on beam (9.760) and vault (9.800) ... had the highest vault average on the team at 9.757 and the second-best floor average at 9.733 ... competed at all 13 Ohio State contests ... also competed on bars and beam for the Buckeyes ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (Freshman): Posted a 9.825 on balance beam to tie for sixth at 2009 NCAA Central Region Championships (April 4) ... posted Ohio State season-best mark of 9.900 on beam vs. George Washington (March 7) to capture first place ... led beam squad at six meets and post two first-place finishes ... competed at all 12 Ohio State contests ... recorded the second best vault score against UIC (Feb. 21) and at Illinois (March 6) ... earned regional qualifying average of 9.830 to rank 14th in Central Region on beam ... also competed on vault and floor for the Buckeyes ... named OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: 2008 Level 10 Indiana state champion on vault, beam, floor and in the all-around ... 2008 regional champion on beam and vault ... Placed 10th in the all-around, fourth on floor and eighth on beam at the 2008 national competition ... 2008 MVP at Deveau's School of Gymnastics ... placed 11th in the 2007 regional all-around ... placed 15th in the all-around, eighth on floor and tied for fifth on beam at the 2007 Level 10 national competition ... tied for eighth in the 2006 regional all-around event ... member of the 2005 first place Level 10 national team and 2006 Level 10 national team ... 2004 Level nine bar, all-around and team champion.
Personal: Daughter of Kurt and Risa ... siblings include Casey, Kelly, Kevin, Katie, Courtney and Michael ... was a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and student government ... graduated high school with academic honors ... lists her greatest sports thrill as bringing home the 2008 Indiana team state champion trophy with her teammates ... enjoys bargain shopping, spending time outdoors and with family and friends.
Buckeye Spotlight - Jaine VanPutten