February 8, 2018

Buckeyes Host Penn State Friday

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Feb. 8, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – With another successful weekend in the books, Ohio State returns to St. John Arena to host Penn State Friday at 6 p.m. ET. The meet is a coed event with the men’s and women’s teams from both universities competing simultaneously.

PROMOTIONS

Friday’s coed meet will serve as Military Appreciation & Alumni Night. All current military personnel and veterans can receive two FREE tickets by showing their military ID. The first 500 fans will receive a rally towel upon entry.

LAST TIME OUT

Ohio State led from start to finish on its way to scoring its second-highest total of the season with a 195.850 to secure victories over Rutgers (194.800), West Chester (191.600) and UW-Whitewater (191.275) on Saturday. For the second consecutive meet, Ohio State claimed event titles on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise while coming in second on balance beam. The Buckeyes also tallied a season-best 12 finishes on the podium, including five in first place. Alexis Mattern claimed her first all-around title of 2018 with a 39.150.

SHOW UP, SHOW OUT

The Buckeyes truly shined when they stepped into St. John Arena for their home opener on Jan. 27. The squad won three events in stellar fashion as Ohio State’s 49.325 on uneven bars tied the top score in program history, recorded on Feb. 25, 2012 against Penn State. The team score of 196.775 is the sixth-highest total in OSU history.

NATIONAL RANKINGS

Heading into Friday, Ohio State ranks 18th in the nation on floor exercise behind a 49.075 average, which is second in the Big Ten. The team’s 49.575 on floor tied for the third-highest score in the country this season. The Scarlet & Gray also stand 19th nationally and third in the conference on vault (48.960).

INDIVIDUAL STATEMENTS

In OSU’s home opener, Kaitlyn Hofland nailed her routine on uneven bars to tie her career high on a 9.925 mark, which checks in at No. 17 in the country. Jamie Stone put up a career-best 9.950 on floor exercise, the third-highest score in the nation. Rookie Morgan Lowe has tallied a new career mark on at least one apparatus in the last three meets.

GET YOUR TICKETS!

Season tickets, on sale now, include a ticket to each of the four home meets and are just $40 (reserved) and $29 (general admission) for adults. It is $29 (reserved) and $18 (general admission) for students, youths, and seniors (62+). Single-meet tickets are also on sale at $8 for adults and $5 for students, youths and seniors (62+). Youth under the age of 6 are free.

For more information about the benefits of purchasing season tickets, or to purchase season tickets, contact the Athletic Ticket Sales Team by phone at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2) or by e-mail at AthleticSales@osu.edu to speak with an account executive.

For more information on Ohio State women’s gymnastics tickets, visit http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/ticket-sales/spec-rel/w-gym-tix.html.

UP NEXT

Ohio State is back in St. John Arena on Saturday, Feb. 17 against Western Michigan. Action is slated to begin at 4 p.m. ET.