Andrea Ballinger
Andrea  Ballinger

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Columbus Academy

Height:
5-9

05/11/2018

Buckeyes Suffer 4-1 Loss to Clemson in NCAA Tournament

Ohio State ends season 14-9

04/10/2018

Buckeyes Recognized at Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Dinner

Six Buckeyes named OSU Scholar-Athletes, Angeles Paz a scholarship winner

03/29/2018

Buckeyes Host Michigan and Michigan State This Weekend

Ohio State is 8-4 on the year

03/25/2018

Buckeyes Post 6-1 Road Win over Iowa

Ohio State improves to 8-4 this season

03/13/2018

No. 23 Buckeyes Sweep Doubleheader

Ohio State downs Dayton and Bowling Green

05/11/2018

NCAA First Round Match

The Buckeyes face Clemson in Nashville

Ohio State Career: Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection ... traveled to Bolivia in Summer 2016 with group from athletics working with Soles4Souls.

2017-18 (Junior Season, entering NCAA Tournament): Has posted eight wins, including a dual match win vs. Dayton ... eight matches in tournament play went to three sets or a match tiebreaker ... notched three dual match doubles victories, facing Dayton, Bowling Green and Iowa eight doubles victories overall ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors. 

2016-17 (Sophomore Season): 3-3 in singles and 3-1 in doubles overall ... posted dual match wins vs. Bowling Green and Dayton, prevailing vs. the Flyers in a super tiebreaker ... posted singles win at ITA Midwest Regionals ... all three singles matches in the fall went three sets ... competed in four doubles matches at UT Fall Invite, with three partners ... paired with Sandy Niehaus to shut out Arizona State ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.

2015-16 (Freshman Season): Posted first career win Sept. 18 over Victoria Kareh in the Baylor tournament ... four doubles wins in the fall, with first at Baylor tourney ... added a dual match doubles victory in the spring.

Prior to Ohio State: Attended Columbus Academy ... qualified for Division II state tournament three times ... won state doubles title in 2012 ... team was runner-up in Ohio Tennis Coaches Association state team tournament in fall 2014 and in 2012 ... named MSL-Ohio Division Player of the Year four times ... claimed district and sectional titles ... four-time team MVP ... also ran track and was state 4x800 runner up and state team runner-up in 2012.

Personal: Psychology major ... daughter of André and Vanessa Ballinger ... father played football at Youngstown State ... enjoys running, writing poetry and playing the piano.