Team USA qualifies for 2015 FIVB Men's Junior World Championships
Blough to compete in NORCECA Continental Championships
Honorees must own a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to qualify
Blough selected for 21-man roster
Ohio State is one of two schools with multiple recipients
USA Volleyball: Member of the bronze-medal-winning U.S. Junior National Team in the 2014 NORCECA U-21 Continental Championships in El Salvador ... two-time team captain for the U.S. U-19 national team (2012, 2013) ... led the squad to a third-place finish at the 2012 NORCECA Championships and qualified for the 2013 U-19 World Championships ... finished 16th at the world event.
2014 (Freshman Season): Named an Off the Block/Springback, Inc. Freshman All-American after setting up 886 assists in 22 matches played, including 21 starts ... ranked in the top-10 nationally and fourth in the conference by averaging 10.80 assists per set ... also contributed 93 digs (1.13/set), 45 blocks (.55/set), 25 kills, nine aces and a .286 attack percentage ... recorded a pair of doubles in a three-match span, notching 11 digs and 57 assists vs. Cal State Northridge (3/15) and 11 digs/49 assists at Ball State (3/22) ... averaged a season-high 14.25 assists in a four-set victory over Saint Francis (2/9) ... scored seven points with four kills on five errorless swings and four blocks (2s, 2a) versus Quincy (3/28) ... put up six blocks (2s, 4a) at George Mason (4/6) ... tallied a flawless 4.0 GPA, earning MIVA Academic All-Conference and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Prior to Ohio State: Three-year starter for coach Christopher Partis at McQuaid Jesuit High School ... led his team to three-straight state titles (2010, 2011, 2012) ... named 2013 AVCA First Team High School All-American ... 2013 Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American ... named to the 2013 PrepVolleyball.com Fab 50 Seniors list ... 2012 Greater Rochester Player of the Year ... 2012 New York State Tournament most valuable player ... 2011 and 2012 All-State and Greater Rochester first team honoree ... National Honor Society ... also played for the Rochester Volleyball Club coached by Cal Wickens ... member of the fifth-place finishing team at the U-16 national tournament.
Personal: Son of Gary and Billie Sue Blough ... has one sister, Bailey ... majoring in biomedical engineering.