Gabriella De Santis
Gabriella  De Santis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela

High School:
Santiago de León de Caracas

Height:
5-7

06/02/2017

Buckeyes in the Year End ITA Rankings

Ohio State finishes season third, Di Lorenzo first in singles, Kowase/Di Lorenzo third in doubles

05/23/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

05/04/2017

Di Lorenzo Leads Buckeye Big Ten Honorees

Sophomore named B1G Player of the Year, joined by De Santis, Kowase and Sanford on All-B1G Team

05/02/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

04/30/2017

B1G Ten Tournament Champs! Buckeyes Down Wolverines 4-0

No. 1 seed Ohio State defeats No. 2 seed Michigan to win second consecutive tournament title

05/22/2017

NCAA Semifinals vs Stanford

NCAA Semifinals vs Stanford

05/13/2017

NCAA First Round Win over Buffalo

NCAA First Round Win over Buffalo

04/30/2017

Buckeyes Win B1G Tournament

Buckeyes Win B1G Tournament

01/29/2017

Buckeyes Down Crimson Tide

Ohio State topped Alabama to advance to ITA National Team Indoors

05/21/2016

Buckeyes in NCAA Quarterfinals

Buckeyes in NCAA Quarterfinals

Ohio State Career: Team captain as a senior ... one of just two four-time First Team All-Big Ten selections in program history (Kristy Dasoli, 1998-01) ... 2015 ITA Midwest Player to Watch ... 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and ITA Midwest Rookie of the Year ... four-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week ... tied for seventh all-time in combined singles/doubles wins with 163 ... ended career with 76-46 singles record, ranking 14th in program history in career wins, and ranked eighth (since 1990) in career dual match victories with 62 ... tied for ninth among Buckeyes with 87 career doubles wins and stands fourth (tied) since 1990 with 66 dual doubles victories; seventh with a .757 career doubles winning percentage ... part of winningest senior class in program history (102 victories), appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, reaching quarterfinals in 2016 and semifinals in 2017 and won back-to-back Big Ten regular season and tournament titles.

2016-17 (Senior Season): Earned First Team All-Big Ten accolades ... ranked throughout the year, reaching a high of 41 and ending year No. 97 ... also ranked in doubles with Sandy Niehaus, with duo reaching high of 31 and ending season at No. 73 ... 22-9 overall, with 19-5 dual match ledger ... won in singles in all three Big Ten Tournament victories ... 2-0 on court one, 6-1 on No. 2 and 11-4 on court three in the spring ... 11-match winning streak March 17-May 13 ... was 8-0 in B1G play ... 17-3 in doubles dual matches playing on all three courts (1-1 on court one, 6-1 on court two, 10-1 on court three) ... 22-5 in doubles overall ... posted doubles victories with Ferny Angeles Paz in all three NCAA matches in Georgia ... B1G Athlete of the Week Feb. 7 after win over 28th-ranked player in Buckeyes’ road win at Vanderbilt ... competed at ITA All-American Championships, with a win over No. 32-ranked Yolimar Ogando of Miami in consolation play ... reached Round of 16 at ITA Midwest Regional before falling in three sets ... paired with Sandy Niehaus at ITA All-Americans, posting a win over No. 24-ranked duo in qualifying action ... 3-0 in doubles at UT Fall Invite.

2015-16 (Junior Season): First Team All-Big Ten selection after posting 6-0 mark in B1G matches, with five wins on court two ... 14-15 overall and 12-11 in dual match action ... topped No. 58-ranked Maddie Lipp in Buckeyes’ win over Northwestern ... ended year ranked 96th in singles and 58th in doubles with Sandy Niehaus ... 17-7 overall in doubles, with 16-5 mark in dual matches ... paired with Niehaus to go 14-1 overall and in dual matches (9-1 on court two), including an 8-0 B1G mark; lone loss was in a tiebreaker to UCLA in NCAA second round ... picked up two singles wins at the Miami Fall Invite; faced ranked players in four of five singles matches ... fell in qualifying at ITA All-Americans to No. 52-ranked Skylar Kuykendall of LSU and in consolation to No. 30-ranked Yuliya Lysa of Arkansas, both in three sets ... competed with Miho Kowase in doubles at Miami Fall Invite.

2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Posted 19-10 ledger in singles and was 21-9 in doubles ... 9-2 in B1G play in singles en route to First Team All-Big Ten honors ... tabbed ITA Midwest Region Player to Watch ... 17-7 in dual matches, with 11-3 mark at No. 1 and 6-4 ledger at No. 2 ... 14-6 mark in spring doubles matches, with 13-5 mark at No. 1 with Sandy Niehaus; tandem was ranked No. 35 at the end of the year ... named B1G Athlete of the Week March 10 and March 31 ... advanced to round of 32 of main draw doubles with three straight wins at ITA All-American Championships alongside Niehaus after moving on from qualifiers, becoming first Buckeye duo in main draw since 2001 … notched 18-match doubles winning streak before falling in ITA All-Americans … represented the Buckeyes in qualifying singles at ITA All-Americans … advanced to doubles quarterfinal action at ITA Midwest Regional with wins vs. Marquette and Wisconsin … ranked No. 69 in preseason ITA singles poll (Sept.8) and ranked No. 32 in preseason ITA doubles poll with Niehaus, slotted No. 26 in doubles in January prior to spring season … captured ITA Midwest Summer Circuit doubles title with Niehaus at Purdue July 7.

2013-14 (Freshman Season): First Buckeye to be named ITA Midwest Rookie Player of the Year and was first Buckeye since Kristy Dascoli in 1998 to earn B1G Freshman of the Year honors … unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection and earned B1G Athlete of the Week honors April 1 … ranked as high as No. 78 in ITA singles poll … led the squad with a team-high nine wins vs. B1G opponents with a 21-12 record and 13 wins at No.1 singles … notched team-high 27 doubles wins, ending season on 14-match win streak with Niehaus … teamed with Niehaus for a 19-2 record with a perfect 7-0 ledger in B1G contests … collected four wins vs. ranked players … defeated No. 51-ranked Blevins/Popova of South Carolina in NCAA tournament doubles match, 8-7 (9-7) … named Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... notched seven singles wins in fall campaign, including a straight-set victory against No. 45 Joelle Kissell of North Carolina State Oct. 27 … advanced to singles main draw round of 32 in ITA Midwest Regional … advanced to main draw doubles round of 32 with Sandy Niehaus at ITA Midwest Regional with 8-4 win vs. Illinois Oct. 11 … claimed first collegiate victory Oct. 4 vs. Ryann Young of Cornell University at Akron Fall Invite.

Santiago de León de Caracas: Ranked No. 161 in the world and No. 2 in Venezuela ... competed in the 2013 Fed Cup in Medellin, Colombia, and represented her country at the Junior Fed Cup five times ... played in ITF tournaments in four different countries, including the Casablanca (Mexico) and Copa del Café (Costa Rica).

Personal: Daughter of Alejandro De Santis ... has one sibling, Alessandro ... communication major ... enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends and going to the movies ... greatest sports thrill was representing Venezuela nine times in international tournaments and playing in the Fed Cup.