COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State gymnast Melanie Shaffer was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. It is the second Freshman of the Week award for the Pittsburgh, Pa., native and the fifth for a Buckeye this season.
Shaffer took first in the all-around with a career-high 39.325 while setting career highs to take first on vault (9.900) and floor exercise (9.875) as the No. 15 Buckeyes set a team season best in a 195.600-195.100 win Saturday against West Virginia.
Ohio State hosts Michigan State at 7 p.m. Friday and Kentucky at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John Arena. Sunday will be the Buckeyes’ pink meet in support of breast cancer awareness. Fans also will be able to register to win an iPad.