Seven men's volleyball players earn academic award
Honorees must own a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to qualify
Pair of Buckeyes Selected for All-MIVA Teams
Lutz and Guessous total double-digit kills in the match
Junior Michael Henchy finished with a double-double in match
2014 (Junior Season): Voted to the All-MIVA Second Team for the second straight season while starting all 26 matches played ... team-leading 3.59 kills/set and 4.10 points/set ranked 22nd and 27th nationally ... those averages were slotted fourth and sixth, respectively, in the MIVA ... took 846 attack attempts, the 16th highest total in school history ... enters senior campaign ranking in OSU career top-15 with 3.55 kills/set and 4.08 points/set ... racked up season totals of 401.5 points, 352 kills, 139 digs, 56 blocks (13s, 43a) and 15 aces ... named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week three times ... owner of two double-doubles and a team-best 16 double-digit kills performances, including a trio of 20-plus kills efforts ... also dug up 10 or more balls three times ... earned MIVA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Played in 25 matches ... totaled a career-best 20 kills and 41 attempts at Hawai'i (1/10) ... three double-doubles (kills/digs) on the season ... set a career-high with six service aces against Quincy (4/12) ... career-best five blocks at IPFW (3/23) ... totaled four blocks on six occasions: Hawai'i (1/10), at Saint Francis (1/20), Ball State (2/17), Penn State (3/16), at Loyola-Chicago (4/6), Quincy (4/13) ... finished the season with 290 kills ... averaged 3.49 kills per set ... team-best 18 matches with double-digit kills ... MIVA All-Conference Second Team.
2012 (Freshman Season): Did not play ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
2011 (Redshirt Season): NCAA Champions ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Played three years for coach Andrew Viselli at St. John's Prep High School ... 2008 state champion ... MVC Division 2 Player of the Year, Boston Globe Athlete of the Year, Boston Herald All-Scholastic and team captain as a senior ... All-Conference and Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic as a junior.
Personal: Son of James and Susan Lutz ... has three brothers, Brendan, Chris and Brian ... majoring in health promotion, nutrition and exercise science.