Seniors Shawn Sangrey and Mik Berzins earned honors
123 current and former student-athletes receive degrees at Ohio Stadium
April 23-29, 2012
Buckeye All-American Shawn Sangrey led all with 31 kills in effort
The Buckeyes look to capture the team's fifth straight NCAA appearance and 18th overall
Ohio State vs. Stanford
CAREER RANKINGS: Ranks fourth in points with 1,675.0 ... fifth in points per set at 4.81 ... third in kills with 1,441 ... fourth in kills per set at 4.14 ... Fifth in aces with 103 ... fourth in aces per set at .30.
2012 (SENIOR SEASON): MIVA Player of the Year ... AVCA First Team All-America ... Volleyball Magazine First Team All-Amerca ... five-time MIVA Offensive Player of the Week ... nabbed his 1000th career kill against St. Francis on Jan. 22 ... named National Player of the Week by Sports Imports/AVCA on March 6 ... notched four 30-kill matches this season, including a career-best 33 kills at Saint Francis ... 548 kills, averaging 5.03 per game and hitting .277 ... his kills average ranked No. 1 nationally ... led the conference in points, averaging 5.66 per set ... finished 10th in the league with a .277 attack percentage, sixth in service aces (.28) and ninth in digs (1.92).
2010 (JUNIOR SEASON): NCAA CHAMPIONS ... NCAA All-Tournament ... Started 27 matches and played in 28 ... MIVA All-Tournament ... First team MIVA All-Conference ... Preseason All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association All-Conference Selection ... named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against George Mason and at IPFW ... named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for his play at Ball State ... named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against IFPW and Juniata ... named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week and the Ohio State Athlete of the Week for his play against #14 Lewis and #12 Loyola-Chicago ... named the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week against for his play in the MIVA Tournament ... ranked 15th nationally in kills per set at 3.92 and 21st in aces per set at .34 ... Ohio State Scholar Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010 (SOPHOMORE SEASON): Started 25 matches, playing in 28 ... Ohio State Athlete of the Week for his play against George Mason and Juniata ... Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week for his play at Ball State ... MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against George Mason and UC Santa Barbara ... MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Ball State and St. Francis ... MIVA first team all-conference selection ... MIVA statistical champion in points (5.82) and aces (.53) per game ... American Volleyball Coaches Association second team All-American ... MIVA All-Tournament Championship team ... double figure kills in 21 matches with nine matches of 20 or more ... ranked seventh nationally in kills per game at 4.73, 18th nationally in aces per game at .36 ... named an AVCA and Asics/Volleyball Magazine second team All-American.
2009 (FRESHMAN SEASON): Played in 20 matches with 10 starts ... serve reception percentage of .950 ... averages 2.07 points and 1.63 kills per game ... averages .63 blocks, .12 aces and .92 digs per game ... career-high 14 kills against George Mason and Rutgers-Newark ... hit a career-high .286 (14-6-28) against Rutgers-Newark ... career-high nine digs against Quincy (Feb. 19) ... career-high eight total blocks (1-7) against Juniata ... career-high seven assist blocks against Juniata ... career-high 16.0 points against George Mason and Rutgers-Newark.
HEMPFIELD HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years at opposite for coach Mike Vogel ... 2006 and 2007 state champions ... 2006-2008 all-state.
DAMONS CLUB: Coached by Tim and Pat Shawyrn ... Keystone Region Volleyball Association regional champions.
PERSONAL: Son of Marilyn Sangrey ... has two sisters, Alisha Sangrey and Stephanie Kreider ... enjoys playing sports and watching television ... worked with youth groups ... chose Ohio State because he really liked the coaches and the campus is very nice.
MIVA Powerhouses Meet in Illinois