Ohio State's Sarah Miller, Melanie Shaffer Set to Compete at NCAA Championships

Go Buckeyes! Melanie Shaffer
Go Buckeyes!
Melanie Shaffer
Go Buckeyes!

April 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer, members of the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team, will compete at the NCAA Championships this weekend in Los Angeles, Calif. Both Buckeyes will compete in the second semifinal at 9 p.m. ET at Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA.

Shaffer will compete in the all-around finals which will conclude Friday while Miller will complete on balance beam. The top four individuals (plus ties) on the event will advance to the individual event finals at 4 p.m. ET Sunday.

Fans can watch Friday live on NCAA.com while Sunday’s events will be shown on ESPN3.com. In addition, a live results link will be available at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or fans can follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/OhioState_WGYM.

No. 20 Ohio State notched a fourth-place finish with a 196.050 at the NCAA Columbus Regional April 6 in St. John Arena. Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer each qualified for the NCAA Championships, Miller tying for first on balance beam and Shaffer qualifying with a fourth-place finish in the all-around.



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.

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.