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Jan. 14, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. Ohio State women’s gymnastics team travels to Ann Arbor to take on top-ranked Michigan in a dual meet at 4 p.m. Saturday at Crisler Center.

Live video and results can be found on the women’s gymnastics schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or fans can follow Twitter.com/OhioState_WGYM for updates.

LAST TIME OUT
The Buckeyes opened the 2016 season with a 194.275-193.725 win at Washington last Saturday night. Samantha Kent tied her career high and tied for the uneven bars title with a 9.850 while Alexis Mattern, who finished second in the all-around, took the vault title and Taylor Harrison won balance beam.

A LOOK AT 2016
The Buckeyes return 10 letterwinners off the 2015 NCAA Regional squad and welcome five newcomers to go along with redshirt freshman Kaitlyn Hofland, who missed all of last season with an injury.

IN THE RANKINGS
Ohio State sits just outside the Top 25 in the Road to Nationals rankings this week. No. 1(t) Michigan leads the conference, followed by No. 19 Illinois and No. 23(t) Minnesota. The Buckeyes check in at No. 28 after one meet.

The Buckeyes also square off with preseason No. 19 Boise State Feb. 19 in Boise.

B1G PRESEASON POLL
Ohio State was selected fifth in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference office announced Dec. 10. In addition, sophomore Taylor Harrison and redshirt freshman Kaitlyn Hofland were named gymnasts to watch in the conference.

The Buckeyes were picked behind Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois and Penn State.

TICKETS
Season tickets, on sale now, include a ticket to each of the four home meets and are just $26 for adults and $16 for youth. Single-meet tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 and will be $8 for adults and $5 for youth.

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/tickets/w-gym-information.html.

UP NEXT
The Buckeyes conclude their stretch of three consecutive road meets to start the season when they travel to Iowa for an 8 p.m. ET meet Jan. 23.