Women's Gymnastics

No. 19 Ohio State Hosts No. 16 Rutgers Sunday Afternoon in St. John Arena

Rachel Abrams
Rachel Abrams

Jan. 16, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 19 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team hosts No. 16 Rutgers at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. John Arena.

Live video and results can be found on the women’s gymnastics schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or fans can follow Twitter.com/OhioState_WGYM for updates. 

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for youth.  Group tickets (10 or more) are also available starting at $4 when purchased in advance. For more information, contact Ohio State Ticket Sales at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2) or at AthleticSales@osu.edu.  

No. 19 Ohio State posted a 194.750 to open the season in a meet against No. 12 Oregon State and Bowling Green Jan. 11 at St. John Arena. Oregon State won the meet with a 195.200 while Bowling Green finished third at 191.950.

Melanie Shaffer won the all-around title with a 39.225 while Sarah Miller won vault with a 9.850  and beam with a 9.875.

Ohio State is one of six Big Ten teams ranked in this week’s GymInfo poll. Nebraska is tied for sixth, followed by No. 8 Michigan, No. 13 Illinois, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 24 Minnesota and No. 25 Michigan State.

The Buckeyes sit 14th on bars, 18th on vault and 25th on balance beam. Individually, Melanie Shaffer is tied for 16th in the all-around and tied for 17th on bars while Sarah Miller is tied for 11th on beam.



Ohio State was picked fifth in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference office announced Dec. 12. In addition, seniors Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer have been named Gymnasts to Watch in the conference.

Michigan was picked first followed by Nebraska, Minnesota, Penn State and Ohio State. Illinois, Michigan State and Iowa rounded out the poll.

Victoria Aepli and Melanie Shaffer have been named captains of the 2014 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team, head coach Carey Fagan announced Jan. 10.

Ohio State head coach Carey Fagan announced the signing of three gymnasts to National Letters of Intent during the November early signing period. Megan Feltham (Lewisburg, Pa.), Heather Hannon (Indianapolis, Ind.), Taylor Harrison (Newport News, Va.), Alexis Mattern (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Stefanie Merkle (Waterloo, Ontario) each signed NLIs with Ohio State for the 2015 season.

The Buckeyes travel to Ann Arbor to face Michigan at 4 p.m. Jan. 25.

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