No. 18 Ohio State Hosts Bridgeport on Senior Day Saturday in St. John Arena

Go Buckeyes! Aly Marohn
Go Buckeyes!
Aly Marohn
Go Buckeyes!

March 7, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 18 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team hosts Bridgeport at 4 p.m. Saturday on Senior Day in St. John Arena.

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After the meet, the program will honor seniors Aly Marohn and Colleen Dean and senior student coach Sarah Gillespie.

Ohio State topped Illinois State, 195.950-192.775, last Sunday in Normal, Ill. Aly Marohn tallied a career-best 39.350 to take the all-around title in addition to tying for the event titles on uneven bars and balance beam.

Ohio State is currently ranked 18th nationally in the GymInfo Top 25. Five other Big Ten teams are ranked including Michigan (No. 3), Nebraska (No. 12), Minnesota (No. 14), Penn State (No. 15) and Illinois (No. 19).



As a team, the Buckeyes are tied for 13th nationally on balance beam (48.965 RQS), tied for 19th on floor exercise (49.035) and 23rd on uneven bars (48.925) and vault (49.025).

Individually, Sarah Miller is tied for fifth nationally on beam, seventh on vault and tied for 22nd on floor exercise.

Sarah Miller was named Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week, the conference office announced Feb. 25. The award marks the 13th career Big Ten weekly honor and fifth of the season for the Collegeville, Pa., native.

Miller either won or tied for the event title in all three events she competed in as the Buckeyes posted a season-best 196.300 in a dual meet win over Illinois Feb. 23. She tied a career best 9.950 to take the vault title, tallied a 9.925 to win beam and tied for first with a 9.875 on floor exercise.

Senior Colleen Dean and juniors Sarah Miller and Alex DeLuca have been named captains of the 2013 Buckeyes, head coach Carey Fagan announced.

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 conclude the regular season with a 7 p.m. ET meet at Minnesota March 16.