Buckeyes host five dual meets and an NCAA Regional
July 24, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team has released its 2013 schedule, head coach Carey Fagan announced Tuesday. The Buckeyes will host five home meets and St. John Arena will be one of six NCAA Regional sites in April.
“The 2013 season will mark the first full-conference schedule for Big Ten women’s gymnastics,” Fagan said. “We will compete in dual meets against the seven other Big Ten schools and our win/loss record in the conference will impact our seeding at the Big Ten Championships in March.”
After opening the season at Bowling Green Jan. 5, the Buckeyes hit the road to take on perennial national power Oregon State Jan. 12 in Corvallis, Ore. Ohio State opens its home slate Jan. 19 against Iowa and takes on Nebraska in St. John Arena Jan. 25. After a meet at Penn State Feb. 2, the Buckeyes take on rival Michigan Feb. 8 in Columbus.
Ohio State then travels to Michigan State Feb. 16 before closing the month with a co-ed meet against Illinois Feb. 23. The Buckeyes open March at Illinois State March 2 before concluding their home schedule with a Senior Day co-ed meet against Bridgeport March 9. Ohio State wraps up the season at Minnesota March 16 before heading to East Lansing, Mich., for the Big Ten Championships March 23.
Ohio State hosts an NCAA Regional April 6 in St. John Arena before NCAA Nationals April 19-21 at Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA.
“Hosting the NCAA Regional could prove to be an advantage for us in getting back the NCAA Championships,” Fagan added. “Having our home fans, our home gym and having multiple experiences competing in St. John Arena should position us well to be a top team at the Regional.”
In 2012, Ohio State reached its first NCAA Championship since 1990 as Fagan was named NACGC/W National Coach of the Year and Sarah Miller and Colleen Dean each garnered second team All-America honors.