Seven men's volleyball players earn academic award
Honorees must own a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to qualify
Lutz and Guessous total double-digit kills in the match
The Buckeyes and the Ramblers face off at 5 p.m. ET in Chicago
Ohio State improved to 4-3 on the season and 2-0 in MIVA play
Career: Ranks seventh all-time with 2,031 assists ... eighth in assists average at 10.80.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Played in 26 matches for the Buckeyes ... led the squad with 943 assists for a 10.97 average ... had six matches with 50 or more assists ... notched a season-best 62 assists against Loyola-Chicago (3/1) ... finished with a career-high eight blocks against IPFW (2/15), including a career-best seven block assists ... had 40 blocks (6s,34a) on the season ... totaled first double-double of the season at Hawai'i with 58 assists and 13 digs ... digs total vs. the Warriors tied a career-high ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2012 (Freshman Season): Played in all 30 matches ... MIVA All-Conference second team ... 1,088 assists on the season for a 10.67 average ... assist average ranked third in the MIVA and ninth nationally ... 139 digs ... notched first double-double of career at Ball State, finishing with 57 assists and 13 digs (3/18) ... career-high 63 assists vs. Lewis (4/28) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2011 (Redshirt Season): NCAA Champions ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Marquette University High School: Played four years for coach Erik Sullivan ... All-State and All-Conference first team ... named conference MVP ... 2008-09 state champion ... team captain ... led high school to a 120-3 record in four years ... National Honor Society.
West Allis Lightning Club: Coached by Jake Cosson.
Personal: Son of Mark and Anne Heinen ... has two brothers, Mark and Joe, and two sisters, Megan and Ali ... enjoys ultimate frisbee and golf ... majoring in actuarial science.