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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ten Big Ten women’s gymnastics teams will be competing in Columbus this weekend as the No. 16 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team hosts the 2022 B1G Championship meet on Saturday, March 19 at the Covelli Center. The Buckeyes will compete in the evening session starting at 5:30 p.m. with No. 3 Michigan, No. 8 Minnesota and No. 12 Michigan State.
The meet will be televised on Big Ten Network with Dean Linke and Olivia Karas on the call. Tickets for the 2022 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships can be purchased HERE.
Ohio State as of Late
- Ohio State finished the 2022 conference slate second with a record of 7-2. The program’s only losses came to No. 3 Michigan and No. 8 Minnesota. The team boasts the third-best overall win percentage (.733) in the conference with an 11-4 record this season.
- The team has proven to feel right at home in Covelli, posting a home record of 7-1 this year. Ohio State has won all but the first meet of the year at the Covelli Center headed into the conference championship.
- The Buckeyes have been consistently earning top 10 program scores, hitting the mark in the last five meets. Most recently the team scored a 197.100 for the third-best score in team history. Head Coach Meredith Paulicivic earned her first 197 in the meet against Michigan State on Feb. 26 and has led the team to two total scores of 197 or higher since then.
- Ohio State has recorded program-best scores on floor (49.625), uneven bars (49.375) and beam (49.500) this season as well.
- This week, Lexi Edwards, Alexis Hankins, Nicole Riccardi and Colby Miller were named Second Team All-Big Ten for their success this season for the Buckeyes.
- Ohio State had at least four gymnasts hit floor routine scores of 9.900 or higher in three of the last four meets. Against Michigan State, freshman Jenna Hlavach led the way with a 9.950 to win the event. Edwards, Hankins and Claire Gagliardi tied for second with a 9.925. Jojo Warga rounded out the scorers with a 9.900. In the All-Ohio meet, it was Edwards, Gagliardi, Hankins and Jojo Warga leading the way for Ohio State with 9.900 scores. Last weekend against Pitt and Cal, Edwards (9.925), Hankins (9.925), Hlavach (9.925) and Warga (9.900) tallied the 9.900s for the Buckeyes.
- Ohio State is top-20 nationally in three events this season – 13th on floor (49.390), 16th on uneven bars (49.240) and 19th on beam (49.125)
- Miller is third in the Big Ten on uneven bars with an NQS of 9.910. Edwards is tied for ninth in the league on floor.
- Ohio State ranks 16th nationally in the Road to Nationals standings for the second week in a row with a national qualifier score of 196.865
Buckeyes at the Big Ten Championship Meet
- Ohio State has won five Big Ten Championships in program history (1983-84-85-86-87).
- Twelve Buckeyes have combined for 25 Big Ten individual titles, most recently Jamie Stone (vault) and Olivia Aepli (uneven bars) in 2018.
- This year marks the first time since 2010, and just the fifth time in program history, that Ohio State will host the conference championship meet.
- The Buckeyes will compete in the evening session of the meet for the first time since 2018.