Jan. 14, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Grayson Overman of the nationally-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team picked up his first MIVA Defensive Player of the Week honor this season Monday after pacing the Buckeye defense at the Outrigger Invitational this past weekend. The honor is the fourth of Overman’s career.
Overman totaled 18 blocks (2,16a) over 13 sets played for a 1.38 average. Offensively, the middle blocker added 10 kills and had a service ace on the weekend.
In the team’s 3-2 win over host Hawai’i Thursday, Overman led all student-athletes with six block assists. Three of his blocks came in the pivotal fourth set that Ohio State won, 25-17.
The San Clemente, Calif., product totaled six block assists in the squad’s five-set loss to No. 5 UCLA Friday. He followed with two solo blocks and four block assists for a match-high six blocks in the 3-0 loss to Penn State Saturday.
Overman’s three six-block performances tied a season-high and his two solo blocks against the Nittany Lions was also a season-best.