COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team returns to the Covelli Center for its regular season finale against Pitt at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. The Buckeyes will be recognizing three seniors prior to the meet as part of their Senior Day celebrations.
QUOTING COACH PAULICIVIC
“We continue to celebrate our seniors daily and compete with passion for Ohio State! We will miss the leadership and passion of this group tremendously. These three have been an integral part of establishing a new culture of Ohio State gymnastics, both in terms of their character and gymnastics, and I will forever be grateful to all of them!”
The Panthers are currently 7-7 on the year and looking to bounce back from a 196.825-196.500 loss to Arizona State. It was the third consecutive score of 196 or better for Pitt. The team also set a new school record on vault by scoring a 49.325.
LAST TIME OUT
The Buckeyes won two events and posted a 195.700 to take second place in a tri-meet at No. 24 Arizona last weekend. Jenna Swartzentruber placed first on uneven bars behind a 9.900, while Colby Miller tied for third with a 9.850. Ohio State swept the podium on floor exercise, led by Ella Hodges’ 9.875, which won gold and tied her career high. Olivia Aepli was right behind her with a 9.850 for second place while Danica Abanto and Claire Gagliardi locked in third behind scores of 9.825. Morgan Lowe and Elexis Edwards both scored a 9.850 to secure third place on vault. Raina Malas tallied a career-high 9.900 on vault to take home silver.
HISTORY WITH THE PANTHERS
Ohio State and Pitt last faced off during the 2017 campaign. The Buckeyes opened the season with a 194.375-192.800 win over the Panthers. Ohio State holds a 22-4 advantage in the all-time series with Pitt.
IN THE RANKINGS
The Buckeyes continue to make an appearance in the national rankings. Ohio State currently ranks 19th on uneven bars with a regional qualifying score of 49.160 and 25th on vault thanks to a 49.050.
Ohio State will host the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships at the Covelli Center and will compete during Session I at noon on Saturday, March 21.
GET YOUR TICKETS!
Packages for the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships, on sale now, include a ticket to both Session I and Session II of the meet and are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/youth. The first 100 Ohio State students are free with their BuckID for Session I. For more information on championship tickets click here.