March 19, 2021

Ohio State Readies for Big Ten Championships



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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team is set to begin its postseason at the 2021 Big Ten Championships on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, hosted by Minnesota at Maturi Pavilion. The competition will air live on the Big Ten Network.


Saturday, March 20 | 1 p.m. ET | Minneapolis, Minn. | Tournament Central | Live Stats | TV: BTN


The Big Ten Championships is separated into two sessions and the Buckeyes will be competing in the afternoon. Ohio State is joined by Rutgers, Nebraska, Maryland and Penn State. Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa are in the evening session.


Ohio State – Floor, Vault, Bye, Bars, Beam
Rutgers – Vault, Bye, Bars, Beam, Floor
Nebraska – Bye, Bars, Beam, Floor, Vault
Maryland – Bars, Beam, Floor, Vault, Bye
Penn State – Beam, Floor, Vault, Bye, Bars


Ohio State last competed on March 7 when it hosted a quad meet against Michigan, Penn State and Rutgers, scoring a 196.000 to finish second. Jenna Swartzentruber tied for second and matched her career mark on bars with a 9.925. Claire Gagliardi posted a 9.900 on floor to share second place.


Ohio State sits at No. 26 with a national qualifying score of 196.194. Big Ten teams in the Top 25 include No. 3 Michigan, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 16 Illinois and No. 18 Iowa. The Buckeyes rank 22nd on beam (49.163) and 23rd on bars (49.125).


Senior Jenna Swartzentruber claimed second team All-Big Ten laurels, the conference announced Wednesday. Swartzentruber picked up all-conference honors for a second time in her career after making her initial appearance on the team in 2019. This season, she has earned four event titles, three on uneven bars and one on balance beam. The Centerburg, Ohio, native has tied her career high of 9.925 on bars twice. She paces the Buckeyes with a national qualifying score of 9.906 on bars, which ranks 21st in the country and fourth in the Big Ten.