April 4, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 20 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team hosts an NCAA Regional at 6 p.m. Saturday in St. John Arena.
The Buckeyes will compete with No. 6 UCLA, No. 7 LSU, No. 18 Arizona, No. 24 Central Michigan and N.C. State along with individual competitors. 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 Los Angeles, Calif., April 19-21, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles.
Fans can watch live on NCAA.com, find a link to live results at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/OhioState_WGYM.
Adult tickets are $10, while students, children (under 18) and seniors (62+) are $8. Groups of 20 or more may purchase discounted tickets in advance for $5. All prices are subject to service charges online and via phone. Tickets are available online, via phone by calling TicketMaster (1-800-GOBUCKS) and in person at the OSU Ticket Office. Tickets will not be available at Ticketmaster outlets. All group requests must go through the Athletic Ticket Sales team at 1-800-GOBUCKS or AthleticSales@osu.edu.
Ohio State posted a 195.950 for a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships March 23 in East Lansing, Mich. Sarah Miller and Aly Marohn each recorded a 9.900 to tie for the Big Ten title on beam.
NCAA REGIONAL SEEDINGS
4. Ohio State
5. Central Michigan
6. North Carolina State
2012 NCAA RALEIGH REGIONAL
No. 12 Ohio State finished second at the NCAA Raleigh Regional with a score of 196.225 a year ago in Raleigh, N.C. Ohio State advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1990 and eventually notched a 10th place finish nationally.
TRIO EARNS ALL-B1G HONORS|
Sarah Miller, Aly Marohn and Melanie Shaffer, members of the No. 20 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team, earned All-Big Ten honors, the conference office announced March 18. Miller earned first team All-Big Ten honors while Marohn and Shaffer were second team honorees.
IN THE RANKINGS
Ohio State is currently ranked 20th nationally in the GymInfo Top 25. Five other Big Ten teams are ranked including Michigan (No. 5), Nebraska (No. 8), Minnesota (t-No. 12), Penn State (No. 14) and Illinois (No. 17).
As a team, the Buckeyes are 18th nationally on balance beam (49.050 RQS), 23rd on bars (49.010), 24th on vault (49.075) and 25th on floor (49.110).
Individually, Sarah Miller tied for eighth nationally on beam and tied for 17th on vault.
MILLER PICKS UP FIFTH B1G AWARD
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.
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.