April 9, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Grayson Overman was awarded with his second consecutive MIVA Defensive Player of the Week honor, the league announced Monday. It is the second of the season and the third of his career.
Overman continued to be a key contributor defensively for Ohio State as he helped lead the Buckeyes to a pair of wins vs. MIVA opponent Grand Canyon last week in Columbus. Overman averaged 2.12 blocks per set to lead all Buckeyes, while adding four digs.
Overman came off the bench in the team's 3-2 win over the `Lopes Thursday and, in four sets played, Overman tied a season best with 11 total blocks, including a season-high three solo stuffs. Overman also added one dig and six kills in the win.
On Friday, Overman had six block assists in the four-set win, along with a season-best three digs. Offensively, he totaled eight kills on 12 attempts with only one error for a.583 attack percentage.
His 1.29 season block average is second-best among the MIVA and his 1.69 block average against conference opponents leads all MIVA blockers.