February 15, 2018

Ohio State Welcomes Western Michigan

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Feb. 15, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes are looking to remain perfect in St. John Arena when they welcome Western Michigan for a dual meet Saturday at 4 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT

Once again, the atmosphere in St. John Arena helped propel the Buckeyes to victory as they bested Penn State, 196.200-196.025. For the third consecutive meet, OSU clinched event titles on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. The team’s 196.200 is the second-highest total of the season. The Scarlet & Gray also had seven finishers on the podium. Jamie Stone was named Ohio State’s MVP.

SCOUTING THE BRONCOS

Western Michigan had its two-meet win streak snapped after a 195.575-194.975 loss to Kent State on Sunday. The Broncos have not been able to score better than a 195.675 this season. Rookie Morgan Spence has won the all-around title in three of the last four meets.

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 Saturday, Ohio State ranks 18th in the nation on floor exercise behind a 49.096 average, which is second in the Big Ten. The team’s 49.575 on floor tied for the fifth-highest score in the country this season. The Scarlet & Gray also stand 20th nationally and third in the conference on vault (48.975).

INDIVIDUAL STATEMENTS

In OSU’s home opener, Kaitlyn Hofland nailed her routine on uneven bars to tie her career high on a 9.925 for the fourth-best mark 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 three of the last four 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 opens a two-meet road stand at Bowling Green on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.