COLUMBUS, Ohio – First-year head coach Meredith Paulicivic and the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team are set to open its home slate in a tri-meet against Minnesota and Illinois State Saturday at 4 p.m. in St. John Arena.
Saturday, Jan. 27 | 4 p.m. ET | Columbus, Ohio | St. John Arena
Ohio State (0-3, 0-2 B1G) vs. Minnesota (4-0, 2-0 B1G) & Illinois State (1-2)
Saturday marks Short People Appreciation Day in St. John Arena. In honor of Paulicivic, all adults 5-1 or shorter will receive FREE general admission. The first 1,000 fans will also receive a commemorative ticket. There will be a Meet & Greet following the event.
LAST TIME OUT
Rookie Jenna Swartzentruber claimed her first-ever all-around title with 39.100 at Iowa last weekend. She set a new career mark on beam at 9.850 and tied her previous score on uneven bars at 9.825. Classmate Morgan Lowe had a pair of career highs on vault (9.800) and beam (9.850). Unfortunately, the Buckeyes dropped a 195.725-195.300 decision to the Hawkeyes.
As a team, Ohio State ranks 22nd on vault behind a 48.850 average through a trio of competitions. The squad also stands 25th on floor exercise (48.933).
SCOUTING THE GOPHERS
Minnesota remains undefeated after picking up a 196.075-194.925 victory over Michigan State. Coming into Saturday’s meet, Lexy Ramler is the reigning Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week. She currently leads the nation with a 9.938 beam average. Ohio State fell short, 196.800-196.450, when the two teams met a season ago in Minneapolis.
LOOKING AT THE REDBIRDS
Illinois State picked up its first dual-meet win of the season with a 188.825-186.150 win over Alaska Anchorage. Gabrielle Cooke was named Midwest Independent Conference Performer of the Week on Wednesday after winning the all-around title with a 38.875. The Buckeyes are a perfect 9-0 in the all-time series with the Redbirds.
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 are also on sale at $8 for adults and $5 for students, youths and seniors (62+). Youth under the age of 6 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 heads back out on the road to challenge Rutgers on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.