Women's Gymnastics

No. 23 Ohio State Travels to No. 14 Illinois for Sunday Afternoon Meet

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Feb. 20, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 23 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team travels to face No. 14 Illinois at 3 p.m. ET Sunday.

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

LAST TIME OUT
No. 20 Ohio State defeated Iowa, 195.275-195.075, last Friday evening at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Sarah Miller won vault with a 9.875 while Victoria Aepli tied for the bars win at 9.875 and Melanie Shaffer tied for first on floor exercise with a 9.850.

IN THE RANKINGS
Ohio State is one of six Big Ten teams ranked in this week’s GymInfo poll. Michigan sits seventh followed by No. 8 Nebraska, No. 14 Illinois, No. 15 Minnesota, No. 20 Penn State and No. 23 Ohio State.

The Buckeyes sit 19th on balance beam, 20th on uneven bars and 22nd on vault.

B1G PRESEASON POLL
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.

TICKET INFO
Ticket prices for Ohio State home women’s gymnastics meets 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.

AEPLI, SHAFFER NAMED CAPTAINS
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 SIGNS FIVE FOR 2015
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.

UP NEXT
The Buckeyes take on West Virginia at 3 p.m. March 2 in Morgantown, W.Va.

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