No. 12 Ohio State Heads to Georgia for NCAA Championship
April 17, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 12 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team travels to Duluth, Ga., for the NCAA Championship beginning Friday at the Gwinnett Center. The Buckeyes will compete in the second semifinal at 6 p.m. along with Florida, Arkansas, Oregon State, Alabama and Georgia.
The first semifinal, which is slated to start at 12 p.m. Friday, consists of UCLA, Oklahoma, Nebraska, LSU, Stanford and Utah.
The top three teams in each of Friday’s sessions will advance to the NCAA Super Six at 4 p.m. Saturday, where the national team champion is determined.
NCAA RALEIGH REGIONAL
The Buckeyes posted second-place team finishes on vault, balance beam and uneven bars to go along with a fourth-place finish on floor exercise.
In addition to the performance on the floor, several Buckeyes earned awards away from the competition. Ohio State head coach Carey Fagan was named the Central Region Head Coach of the Year for the second time in her career while Meredith Yonushonis and Bill Lorenz earned Co-Assistant Coach of the Year honors. In addition, administrator Heather Lyke was named the Administrator of the Year.
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.