Junior Emily Danks named team Most Valuable Player
Ohio State finished the season with a 21-15 record
Ohio State takes on the Illini at 5 p.m. EST in Gainesville, Fla.
The Buckeyes advance to the round of 16 for the second-straight season
Competing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament tonight is the Ohio State volleyball team: @ohiostatewvball
Career: Ranks 14th in attack percentage at .270, 16th in solo blocks with 39, 13th in assist blocks with 239, 13th in total blocks with 278 and 13th in blocks per set at .89.
2010 (Junior Season): Played and started in 31 matches...All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection...American Volleyball Coaches Association Mideast Honorable Mention All-Region...career-high 19.5 points against VCU...career-high of 16 kills at #13 Dayton (NCAA)...nine matches with double-figure kills...her .326 attack percentage ranks 15th in Ohio State season records...named to the all-tournament team of the Sports Imports Classic...named the Big Ten Player of the Week for her play in wins over Iowa and 19th-ranked Minnesota.Career: ranks 14th in attack percentage, 16th in solo blocks, 13th in assist blocks, 13th in total blocks and 13th in blocks per set.
2009 (Sophomore Season): Started and play in 33 matches ... season-high 12 kills against California ... double-figure kills in two matches ... hit a career-high .667 (8-0-12) at Northwestern ... career-high five digs in four matches, the last against Wisconsin ... season-high six assist blocks at Northwestern ... season-high 14 points against California
2008 (Freshman Season): Started in the 25 matches she played ... missed the first seven matches of the season ... career-high 13 kills against Michigan State ... double-figure kills in five matches ... season-high .583 (7-0-12) attack percentage at Wisconsin ... season-high four digs against Indiana ... career-high two solo blocks at Kent State, against Illinois and against Northwestern ... career-high 10 total blocks (0-10) at Northwestern ... eight matches with five or more total blocks ... team leader in blocks per set with a 1.10 average ... career-high 15.5 points against Michigan State ... ranked 10th in blocks per set in Big Ten Conference only stats ... named the most valuable player of the Kent State/Mizuno Open.
High School: Played for Karen Zumberger ... first-team All-Ohio in 2006 and 2007 ... second-team All-Ohio in 2005 and honorable mention in 2004 ... District 9 Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... first-team District 9 in 2004 and 2005 ... Shelby County League Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... three-time SCL first team and second team in 2004 ... All-Ohio PrepVolleyball Sophomore 75 in 2005 ... PrepVolleyball Junior 15 ... 2007 first team high school All-American ... Wendy's Heisman Candidate ... State champions (30-0) in 2006, regional champions in 2005 and district champions in 2004 and 2007 ... team captain in 2004 and 2007 ... played basketball (center) in 2005 to 2008 ... first-team all-county in 2007 and 2008 ... second team all-county in 2005 and 2006 ... 2008 team captain ... 2008 team most valuable player ... named to the Junior Olympics All-Touranment in 2005 and 2008 ... played softball (left field) in 2005 ... 2005 to 2008 Honor Roll ... Army National Guard Athletic Award ... Most Valuable Senior Athlete ... Student Council President, 2007-08.
Team Atlantis Volleyball Club: Played for Greg Snipes in Piqua, Ohio.
Personal: Full name is Kelli Lynn Barhorst ... nickname is Kel ... daughter of Greg and Mary Barhorst ... has two brothers, Nathan and Andy and two sisters, Denise McCumber (Barhorst) and Karla Schooley (Barhorst) ... community activities include Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mass Server and babysitter ... career objective is to teach high school English ... enjoys listening to music and reading ... likes to hang out with my nieces and nephews: Trey, Brock, Reese, Aly and A.J. ... chose Ohio State because "Ohio State is competitive in academics and also in athletics. They challenge you to be and do your best. And that is what I want."
Buckeyes Primed for Madison Regional