No. 12 Ohio State Hits the Road for NCAA Raleigh Regional
April 4, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 12 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team travels to Raleigh, N.C., for an NCAA Regional Championship at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Joining the No. 2 seed Buckeyes will be No. 1 seed Florida, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 North Carolina State, No. 5 Kent State and No. 6 North Carolina.
The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships in Duluth, Ga., April 20-22, hosted by the Gwinnett Center and Georgia Tech.
In addition, the event winners at each regional site will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier.
IN THE RANKINGS
As a team, the Buckeyes rank tied for 10th nationally on floor exercise (49.220 RQS), tied for 11th on balance beam (49.070), 12th on vault (49.210) and 16th on uneven bars (49.080).
Individually, Sarah Miller sits sixth nationally on balance beam and tied for 10th on vault.
MILLER NAMED TO BIG TEN ALL-CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM
MILLER NAMED ALL-BIG TEN
MILLER EARNS SECOND B1G HONOR
Miller helped the Buckeyes to a 196.925-195.775 win over Kent State March 2. The sophomore from Collegeville, Pa., won vault and balance beam with a 9.950 to tie her career best on both events. Miller also tied for second with a 9.900 on floor exercise.
DEAN EARNS BIG TEN HONOR
Dean took first in the all-around with a career-best 39.600 as the Buckeyes posted a program record 197.625 in a dual meet win against Denver Feb. 18. The Sylvania, Ohio, native posted a season-high 9.900 to finish second on vault and a career-best 9.925 to tie for second on balance beam. In addition, Dean tied for third on floor exercise with a 9.925 and fourth on bars at 9.850.
Krauter, from Carmel, Ind., was a 2011 co-captain and one of the Buckeyes’ most consistent performers on balance beam last season. A 2011 Big Ten sportsmanship award honoree, Krauter tied for eighth with a 9.825 on beam at regionals.
A native of Edmond, Okla., Jones posted a team season-best 9.900 on uneven bars in a quad meet at Oklahoma last season and has been one of the Buckeyes’ best all-around performers each of the last three seasons.