COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 29 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team leaps into Big Ten action when it heads to No. 5 Michigan on Saturday. Competition in the Crisler Center is set to begin at 6 p.m. ET live on ESPNU. The meet is the conference opener for both teams.
Saturday, Jan. 13 | 6 p.m. ET | Ann Arbor, Mich. | Crisler Center | TV: ESPNU
#29 Ohio State (0-1) at #5 Michigan (1-0)
HISTORY WITH THE WOLVERINES
Ohio State and Michigan have faced off quite a few times, with the Wolverines holding a 49-23 lead in the all-time series. The Buckeyes seized first place and bested the Wolverines a season ago in Columbus during a quad meet. It was the first win for the Scarlet & Gray since topping Michigan at the 2012 Big Ten Championships.
LAST TIME OUT
The Buckeyes dropped its season opener to then-ranked No. 6 UCLA, 196.250-193.200. Senior Alexis Mattern continued her success on floor exercise, scoring a 9.900 to rank sixth nationally. Olivia Aepli and Mattern delivered a 9.825 on vault and uneven bars, respectively. Jenna Swartzentruber and Jamie Stone tied for third at 9.800 on balance beam. As a team, the squad scored a 48.950 for the 10th-best floor rotation in the country.
The Buckeyes check in at No. 29 in the latest Road to Nationals rankings. Other Big Ten teams in the standings include No. 5 Michigan, No. 17 Penn State, No. 20 Maryland, No. 28 Michigan State and No. 30 Iowa.
B1G PRESEASON POLL
Ohio State was voted fourth in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference announced on Dec. 14. The Buckeyes checked in behind Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa while Penn State rounded out the top five selections. In addition, senior Alexis Mattern and freshman Jenna Swartzentruber were named gymnasts to watch in the league.
A PEEK AT 2018
The Scarlet & Gray has 10 letterwinners off the 2017 NCAA Regional squad returning and welcomes six newcomers to the program. Included in the 10 are Alexis Mattern and Kaitlyn Hofland, a pair of All-Big Ten honorees a season ago.
GET YOUR TICKETS!
Season tickets, on sale now, include a ticket to each of the four home meets and are just $40 (reserved) and $29 (general admission) for adults. It is $29 (reserved) and $18 (general admission) for students, youths, and seniors (62+). Single-meet tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 at $8 for adults and $5 for students, youths and seniors (62+). Youth under the age of six are free.
For more information about the benefits of purchasing season tickets, or to purchase season tickets, contact the Athletic Ticket Sales Team by phone at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2) or by e-mail at AthleticSales@osu.edu to speak with an account executive.
For more information on Ohio State women’s gymnastics tickets, visit http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/ticket-sales/spec-rel/w-gym-tix.html.
Ohio State makes its final road trip of January when it visits Iowa at 8 p.m. ET on Jan. 19.