Shaffer posts 39.025 to finish 14th in the all-around
Shaffer to compete in all-around, Miller on balance beam
April 2 - April 8, 2013
Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer each qualify for NCAA Championships
Buckeyes will be No. 4 seed in Columbus Regional
2012 (Sophomore): Competed in every meet ... tied for third with a 9.825 on floor exercise at Minnesota ... finished second with a 9.850 on floor against George Washington ... tied for first with a 9.875 on floor exercise against Iowa ... finished second with a career-high 9.950 on floor exercise against Denver ... took first with a 9.925 on floor exercise against Kent State ... named an OSU Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Academic All-American.
2011 (Freshman): Second team All-Big Ten ... finished second on vault with a 9.775 and tied for second with a 9.800 on floor against Minnesota ... posted a team-high 9.700 on vault while recording a 9.725 on beam and a 9.650 on floor exercise at Oregon State ... tied for third with a 9.825 on vault against Illinois ... named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after taking first on vault (9.825) and beam (9.875) against BG, WMU ... set career highs on vault (9.875) and beam 9.825 while finishing second in the all-around with a 39.075 at Denver ... named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after a career-high all-around of 39.325 while setting career highs to take first on vault (9.900) and floor exercise (9.875) against West Virginia ... tied for second on floor with a 9.825 against Michigan State ... finished second with a 9.850 on vault and third with a career-high 9.875 on beam at Penn State ... tied career-high 9.875 to finish tied for second on floor at Oklahoma quad ... tied for first with a 9.900 on floor exercise against Missouri and Pittsburgh ... scored a 9.800 on vault and 9.850 on floor at Big Ten's...placed eighth on vault with a 9.825 totaling a 38.900 for eighth in the all around at Regionals...earned team Impact Award on vault and floor...OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: One of the most highly recruited Division I gymnasts in the country for the 2011 class ... a member of the Gemini Gymnastics squad since the fourth grade, advanced to Level 10 status early in her athletic career at just 14-years old ... a high school honors student that has recorded personal bests of a 9.650 on floor and 36.475 in the all-around while also excelling on the balance beam ... a two-time Junior Olympic National qualifier ... in 2009, scored a 35.925 in the all-around to take 12th in the senior division at the Region 7 Level 10 Championships behind a fifth-place finish on vault (9.500) and sixth on floor (9.350).
Personal: Daughter of Jerry and Valerie Shaffer ... has a sister, Marie ... would like to travel and go to veterinary school after graduation ... enjoys shopping and hanging out with friends, family and pets ... greatest sports thrill was competing at Nationals in Dallas, Texas.