Jan. 31, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 18 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team travels to University Park, Pa., to take on Penn State at 7 p.m. Saturday. The meet will be a double dual as the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team also will be taking on Penn State.
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The Buckeyes posted a season-best 195.975 last Friday against No. 6 Nebraska. Sarah Miller won or tied for three event titles against the Huskers, tying her career best with a 9.950 to take the beam title while tying for first with a 9.925 on vault and a 9.900 on floor exercise.
IN THE RANKINGS
Ohio State is currently ranked 18th nationally in the GymInfo Top 25. Four other Big Ten teams are ranked including Michigan (No. 3), Nebraska (No. 7), Minnesota (No. 10) and Illinois (No. 19).
As a team, the Buckeyes are 15th nationally on vault (49.025) and balance beam (48.806) and 21st on uneven bars (48.763.
Individually, Sarah Miller is tied for 12th nationally on balance beam, tied for 14th on vault and tied for 17th on floor exercise.
MILLER EARNS FOURTH B1G AWARD
Sarah Miller was named Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. The award marks the 12th career Big Ten weekly honor and fourth of the season for the Collegeville, Pa., native.
Miller won or tied for three event titles as the Buckeyes posted a season-high 195.975 in a dual meet against Nebraska last Friday. The junior tied her career best with a 9.950 to take the beam title while tying for first with a 9.925 on vault and a 9.900 on floor exercise.
B1G PRESEASON POLL
Ohio State was picked third in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference office announced Dec. 12. In addition, juniors Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer have been named Gymnasts to Watch in the conference.
Nebraska was picked first followed by Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota. Illinois, Iowa and Michigan State rounded out the poll.
Miller earned second team All-America honors on balance beam and floor exercise last season while Dean garnered second team All-America honors on floor exercise. The duo became the seventh and eighth All-Americans in Ohio State women’s gymnastics history. It is the first time the Buckeyes have had multiple All-Americans in the same season. DeLuca is a two-year letterwinnner who posted career bests of 9.850 on bars and 9.875 on floor exercise a year ago.
The Buckeyes host nationally-ranked Michigan at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in St. John Arena.