Men's Volleyball

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John Tholen

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Hilliard, Ohio

High School:
Hilliard Darby

Height:
6-6

Position:
Middle Blocker

Major:
Mechanical Engineering

John Tholen

01/30/2014

No. 15 Ohio State Travels to No. 1 Loyola for MIVA Tilt

The Buckeyes and the Ramblers face off at 5 p.m. ET in Chicago

04/23/2013

Athletics Good Stuff

April 16 - 22, 2013

04/20/2013

No. 11 Buckeyes Close Season with 3-2 Loss to Grand Canyon

Ohio State falls to Antelopes in MIVA Quarterfinals

04/18/2013

No. 11 Ohio State Hosts MIVA Quarterfinal Match Saturday

The No. 4 seed Buckeyes take on No. 5 seed Grand Canyon in St. John Arena

04/18/2013

Tholen Honored by National Strength and Conditioning Association

The redshirt senior was named an All-American Strength and Conditions Athlete of the Year

09/27/2012

John Tholen Photo Gallery

John Tholen Photo Gallery

01/28/2012

Ohio State vs. Stanford

Ohio State vs. Stanford

Photo Gallery

Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

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Career: Ranked tied for 14th in program history with 40 solo blocks.

2013 (Senior Season): Started 26 of 27 matches ... 153 kills for a 1.70 average ... finished with team-best .481 attack percentage (153-29-258) ... 79 blocks on the year for a .88 average (14s,65a) ... set a career-high with nine (1s,8a) blocks against IPFW (2/15) ... season-best 11 kills at Loyola-Chicago (4/6) ... finished with 10 kills vs. George Mason (2/2) ... MIVA All-Conference Second Team ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Ohio State Big Ten Medal of Honor finalist ... National Strength and Conditioning All-American Athlete of the Year.

2012 (Junior Season): Played in 29 matches ... MIVA All-Conference second team ... MIVA All-Tournament team ... season-high 14 kills at Quincy (3/23) ... 137 kills on the season with a .414 hitting percentage ... 88 total blocks (18s, 70a) ... had eight (2s,6a) blocks at Loyola-Chicago (2/25) ... notched 12 kills vs. Cal Baptist (2/3) ... averaged .89 blocks per set to finish ninth in the MIVA ... four double-digit point performances ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Academic All-Big Ten

2011 (Sophomore Season): NCAA Champions ... played in seven matches with two starts ... had a season-high eight kills on two occasions - Quincy (2/10) and Princeton (4/8) ... totaled five blocks (1-4) against Quincy (2/11) ... season-high three solo blocks vs. Quincy (2/10) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2010 (Freshman Season): Played in four matches with two starts ... had seven kills against Mount Olive (3/7) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2009 (Redshirt Season): Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference.

Hilliard Darby High School: Played four years at middle hitter for coach Bryan Webb (2005) and Shawn Parsell (2006-08) ... 2007 All-District and All-Region first team and All-Ohio third team ... 2008 district and regional Player of the Year and All-Ohio first team ... 2008 team Most Valuable Player ... 2008 Volleyball Magazine third team All-American ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... National Honor Society ... National Merit Scholar

Vanguard National Club: Coached by Jeff Miller.

Personal: Son of John and Mary Anne Tholen ... has two sisters, Samantha and Andrea ... majoring in mechanical engineering.

CAREER HIGHS

Kills 14 at Quincy, 3/23/12
Attacks 24 at Quincy, 3/23/12
Percentage 1.000 (6-0-6) Quincy, 4/12/13
Assists 2 (4x) last UCLA, 1/11/13
Aces 2 (2x) last Grand Canyon, 4/20/13
Digs 3 Quincy, 2/10/11
Solo Blocks 3 (3x) last at UC Santa Barbara, 1/6/12
Assist Blocks 8 IPFW, 2/15/13
Total Blocks 9 (1-8) IPFW, 2/15/13
Points 17.0 (14-0-1-4) at Quincy, 3/23/12


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