Seven men's volleyball players earn academic award
Honorees must own a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to qualify
The Buckeyes and the Ramblers face off at 5 p.m. ET in Chicago
The Buckeyes improve to 18-7 overall and 8-5 in MIVA play
Ohio State takes on the Hawks in a pair of MIVA matches at St. John Arena
Shawn Herron Photo Gallery
2014 (Junior Season): Played in eight matches, making three starts ... accumulated 18 kills (1.20/set), 14 blocks (.93/set), three digs, an ace and an assist ... responsible for 27.5 points ... tallied 10 points versus Penn State (1/11), putting away eight kills and throwing up four block assists ... terminated six of 11 errorless attacks for a .545 percentage at Hawai'i (1/9) ... a MIVA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recipient.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Played in 11 matches this season ... season-high seven kills with a .667 (7-1-9) attack percentage against Lees-McRae (3/30) ... finished with six kills and a .625 (6-1-8) attack percentage against Mount Olive (3/29) ... career-high two service aces at Grand Canyon (3/8) ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 (Freshman Season): Played in 18 matches ... season-high 11 kills at Quincy (3/24) ... notched a .714 attack percentage against the Hawks with 11 kills on 14 attempts and had 13 points in the match ... totaled a career-best five blocks vs. Mount Olive (2/4) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 (Redshirt Season): NCAA Champions ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Played three years at Columbia High School as a middle and outside hitter ... also played for the Lakeside Volleyball Club coached by Melissa Armstrong.
Personal: Son of Bruce and Cyndi Herron ... has one sister, Elaine ... majoring in neuroscience.