Stefanie Merkle
Stefanie  Merkle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Petersburg, Ontario

High School:
KCI

Height:
5-0

Event:
All-Around

11/02/2017

Merkle, Harrison, Hofland and Mattern Named 2018 Captains

Seniors will lead Ohio State squad in 2018

CAREER HONORS

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
  • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2015, 2016)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)

AS A JUNIOR (2017)

Competed in every meet in her junior season … won the balance beam title with a 9.850 at Pittsburgh … tied career-high on balance beam with a 9.875 against Iowa … placed second with a 9.850 on floor exercise and tied for second with a 9.850 on balance beam against Rutgers … tied for second with a season-best 9.900 on floor exercise and tied for third with a 9.775 on vault at Penn State … tied for third with a 9.775 on balance beam against West Virginia … placed second on vault with a team-best 9.850 against Denver … tied for a team-best 9.775 on balance beam at Big Ten Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016)

Competed in all 12 meets … tied for third with a 9.775 on floor exercise against Minnesota … tied for third with a 9.825 on balance beam in tri-meet at Rutgers with Yale … tied for second on balance beam with a 9.875 against Penn State … place third with a 9.825 on floor exercise in tri-meet with Eastern Michigan and Pittsburgh … tie for third on floor exercise with a career best and team season-high 9.900 in tri-meet at West Virginia with Bowling Green … tied that score with a 9.900 in floor exercise at the Big Ten Five-Team meet … posted a team-high 39.175 in the all-around at Big Ten Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015)

Competed in 10 meets, including twice in the all-around … tied for second with a 9.850 on floor exercise in tri-meet against Michigan and West Virginia … took the floor exercise title with a career-high 9.925 vs. Iowa … tied for third on floor exercise with a 9.825 at Minnesota … tied for first on vault with a career-best 9.850 at Bowling Green … tied for first on floor exercise with a 9.875 vs. Rutgers … took the all-around title vs. SEMO with a career-best 39.325 … won vault with a 9.850 and uneven bars with a 9.825 while tying for first on floor exercise at 9.875 and tying for third on balance beam at 9.775 against SEMO.

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

Member of the Canadian National Team and has competed all over the world representing Team Canada … was a part of Canada’s second-place team at the 2012 Elite Massilia … an international elite, which is the highest level of competitive gymnastics … comes to Ohio State from Revolution Gymnastics where she was coached by Aaron and Angela Brokenshire in Waterloo, Ontario.

PERSONAL

Daughter of Dave and Helga Merkle … has one sibling, Keon.