Ohio State improves to 21-6 overall and 11-3 in MIVA play
USA Volleyball: Member of the USA Boys Global Challenge team that competed in Europe in the summer of 2010 ... named to the USA Boys Youth Continental team in 2009.
2014 (Junior Season): Saw action against Saint Francis (2/9).
2013 (Sophomore Season): Saw playing time for the Buckeyes vs. Lees-McRae (3/30) ... had a kill and three digs in the win.
2012 (Freshman Season; at George Mason): Played in four matches ... had a block assist in the Patriots' 3-0 win over Princeton (3/10).
Prior to George Mason: Four-year starter for coach Takuya Naito at Cheyenne Mountain High School ... three-time All-State honoree ... compiled over 900 kills and 400 blocks in his career ... also played for the Front Range Volleyball Club coached by Brett Ammerman and John Archer.
Personal: Son of Doug and Nonie Beal ... has a younger sister, Maddie ... father, Doug, coached the Ohio State men's volleyball team from 1972-74 and was named head coach of the USA Men's National team in 1977 ... Doug also guided Team USA to its first-ever gold medal at the 1984 Olympics ... Doug is currently the CEO of USA Volleyball ... he was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1985 ... majoring in communication.
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