April 22, 2020

2020 Season in Review

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Though the -2020 season was cut short, the Buckeyes still recorded a number of team feats and individual achievements, including a season high national rank of No. 27 and posting 196.475, the sixth-highest score under the direction of head coach Meredith Paulicivic.

Making Program History
The Buckeyes scored a 9.900 or higher 19 times by ten different gymnast this past season, setting a new program high. During the tri-meet against No. 11 Maryland and No. 23 Central Michigan, Ohio State registered three 9.900 scores to upset both competitors with a 195.500 team score.

Claire Gagliardi
Floor – 9.900 vs. Michigan State
Floor – 9.900 vs. Big Five
Floor – 9.925 vs. Michigan

Sydney Jennings
Vault – 9.900 vs. Maryland & Central Michigan
Vault – 9.900 vs. Big Five

Olivia Aepli
Uneven Bars – 9.925 vs. Maryland & Central Michigan
Uneven Bars – 9.925 vs. Minnesota
Floor – 9.900 vs. Michigan

Alexis Hankins
Beam – 9.900 vs. Maryland & Central Michigan
Floor – 9.900 vs. Penn State

Jenna Swartzentruber
Uneven Bars – 9.900 vs. Big Five
Uneven Bars – 9.900 vs. Arizona

Raina Malas
Vault – 9.900 vs. Arizona

Colby Miller
Uneven Bars – 9.900 vs. Minnesota
Uneven Bars – 9.900 vs. Penn State

Ella Hodges
Beam – 9.925 vs. Michigan
Beam – 9.925 vs. Big Five Meet

Danica Abanto
Floor – 9.900 vs. Penn State

Lexi Edwards
Vault – 9.925 vs. Missouri

Team Event Titles
Ohio State claimed 16 total team event titles in just nine meets during the 2020 season. Their highest team event score of 49.425 came against Big Ten foes Penn State, ultimately ending in a Buckeye win.

VAULT (5)
Jan. 11 48.675 NC State
Jan. 18 48.975 Michigan State
Feb. 1 49.125 Minnesota
Feb. 28 49.350 Missouri
Mar. 8 49.175 Arizona

UNEVEN BARS (5)
Jan. 11 48.825 NC State
Jan. 18 49.275 Michigan State
Jan. 25 49.175 Maryland, CMU
Feb. 14 49.050 Penn State
Feb. 28 49.150 Missouri

BALANCE BEAM (2)
Jan. 25 48.275 Maryland, CMU
Feb. 21 49.150 Big Five

FLOOR EXERCISE (4)
Jan. 11 48.925 NC State
Jan. 25 49.150 Maryland, CMU
Feb. 14 49.425 Penn State
Mar. 8 49.125 Arizona

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Individual Event Titles
Ohio State registered 24 individual event titles from 11 different gymnasts to assist in their 16 total team event titles. Senior standout Olivia Aepli ended her final season with six event titles, leading the team. During the season opener in the Buckeyes brand new Covelli Center, Aepli claimed first in three of the four events to earn the well-deserved MVP of the meet honor against NC State.

OLIVIA AEPLI (6)
V 9.850 Jan. 11 (NC State)
UB 9.850 Jan. 11 (NC State)
FX 9.875 Jan. 11 (NC State)
UB 9.875 Jan. 18(Michigan State)
V 9.875 Jan. 18 (Michigan State)
UB 9.925 Jan. 25 (Maryland, CMU)

DANICA ABANTO (1)
FX 9.900 Feb. 14 (Penn State)

ELEXIS EDWARDS (1)
V 9.925 Feb. 28 (Missouri)

CLAIRE GAGLIARDI (3)
FX 9.875 Jan. 11 (NC State)
FX 9.925 Jan. 25 (Maryland, CMU)
FX 9.900 Feb. 21 (Big Five)

ALEXIS HANKINS (2)
BB 9.900 Jan. 25 (Maryland, CMU)
FX 9.900 Feb. 14 (Penn State)

ELLA HODGES (3)
BB 9.825 Feb. 14 (Penn State)
BB 9.925 Feb. 21 (Big Five)
FX 9.875 Mar. 8 (Arizona)

SYDNEY JENNINGS (1)
V 9.900 Jan. 25 (Maryland, CMU)

MORGAN LOWE (1)
BB 9.825 Jan. 18 (Michigan State)

 

New Digs
The women’s gymnastics program kicked off their 2019-20 season in the brand new and completely donor funded facility, The Covelli Center.

The Covelli center is a 3,700 seat arena that serves as home to seven varsity sports: volleyball, gymnastics, fencing and wrestling. This state-of-the-art facility allows for the greatest flexibility in the use of space by accommodating various configurations specifically designed for each competition. Coaches and teams benefit from up-to-date locker rooms, offices, training and treatment rooms.

Thank you to all donors.

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Thank You Seniors

Peyton Hinterberger is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree. She has participated in all 9 meets this season, earning a season-high 9.850 on uneven bars in a tri-meet against Minnesota and Central Michigan. As a junior, Peyton appeared in all 13 meets for Ohio State and led off the bar lineup at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional, scoring a 9.800. She also posted a season-high floor score of 9.800 at a quad meet and won the bars title against Iowa with a career-high 9.875. As a sophomore, Peyton competed in seven meets, primarily on uneven bars and floor exercise and had a career-high 9.850 on floor exercise against Western Michigan. Peyton will graduate next May with a degree in human nutrition.

Nevin Adamski is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. As a senior, she has appeared in all 9 meets this season, earning a career-high 9.875 on uneven bars against Minnesota and a career-high 9.850 on floor exercise at Michigan. As a sophomore, she competed in 10 meets, primarily on uneven bars and balance beam. Nevin also scored a career-best 9.850 on uneven bars that year. Nevin will graduate in May with a degree in biology and will pursue a medical degree at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Olivia Aepli is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. Olivia has been named to the All-Big Ten Championship Team twice and earned second team All-Big Ten honors two times. As a senior, she has appeared in all 9 meets this season and won six event titles, including three on uneven bars. The team captain appeared in all 13 meets for the Buckeyes as a junior, winning six event titles. She claimed first on vault with a score of 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships to earn a spot on the All-Championship team. As a sophomore, Olivia competed in every meet for the Buckeyes and had nine podium finishes. Olivia also scored a career and team-high 9.950 on uneven bars to tie for first place at the 2018 Big Ten Championships. She also competed in all 12 meets as a freshman. Olivia will graduate in May with a degree in marketing

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