Feb. 9, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kaitlyn Hofland, a member the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team, has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The award marks the Buckeyes’ 24th Big Ten weekly laurel.

The Georgetown, Ontario, native helped the Buckeyes earn a season-high 196.350 in a tri-meet win at Rutgers with Yale last Saturday at Rutgers Athletic Center. Hofland earned career highs on vault, bars and beam in the victory. She tied for third on vault with a 9.800, tied for first on bars at 9.875 and won balance beam with a 9.925.

The Buckeyes host Penn State in a co-ed meet at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John Arena.