Senior Kaitlyn Leary was named Most Outstanding Player
Ohio State hosts No. 2 Penn State Wednesday in St. John Arena; travels to Iowa Saturday
Friday's match vs. the Illini will serve as the team's Senior Night
The Buckeyes face off with No. 11 Minnesota Friday; No. 14 Wisconsin Sunday
Four Buckeyes finish with double-digit kills in the win
Career: Became the 15th Buckeye in program history to reach 1,000 career digs, notching in the team's 3-2 win at Northern Illinois (8/31/13) ... ranks fifth with 1,297 career digs ... 16th overall in digs per set with a 2.58 average.
2013 (Senior Season): Finished with a 2.97 digs average and 336 digs on the season ... totaled a season-best 29 digs at Northern Illinois (8/31) ... led the squad with 27 digs in a five-set win against Green Bay (8/31) ... had 24 digs and two service aces against Michigan (9/27) ... totaled 18 digs vs. Wisconsin (10/11) ... 17 digs vs. Xavier (9/14) ... 13 digs and two service aces in 3-1 win over Southeast Missouri (9/14) ... double-digit digs in 15 matches ... 15 service aces ... three matches with 20 or more digs ... named to the NIU Invitational All-Tournament team.
2012 (Junior Season): Had a team-best 4.00 dig average with 512 on the year ... notched a career-high 31 digs and three service aces in four-set win over Wisconsin (11/2)... had 25 digs in 3-1 win at Wisconsin (9/29) ... recorded 24 digs at Houston (9/15) ... had a 19-dig performance vs. Purdue (10/13) ... set a career-best with seven assists at Western Kentucky (9/8) ... tallied two service aces and 11 digs in 3-0 win over Toledo (8/25)... totaled 17 digs against Penn State (10/17) ... had double-digit digs in 31 of 34 matches played so far this season...notched six matches of 20 or more digs...named to the Maryland Invitational All-Tournament team.
2011 (Sophomore Season): Played in 36 matches while starting in 19...had 12 games of double-digit assists with season high of 23 against Michigan State (10/22)...10 games with double-digit digs with a season-high of 18 at Northwestern (11/11)...finished the season with 287 assists and 272 digs...tallied a .956 serve reception percentage successfully passing 516 of 540 attempts.
2010 (Freshman Season): Played in 36 matches with 21 back row starts ... season-high 13 digs against Indiana and at Iowa ... double-figure digs in three matches ... serve reception percentage of .930 handling 521 of 560 attempts.
Countryside High School: Played four years of volleyball (outside hitter) and one year of softball for coach Kaylyn Bayly ... rookie of the year as a freshman ... honorable mention all-conference and received the coaches award as a sophomore ... a captain, first team all-conference and all-county as a junior ... inducted into the Countryside High School Athletic Hall of Fame and received the Class 6A State U.S. Marine Character and Leadership Award ... a captain, team MVP, first team all-conference and all-county, senior all-star, FACA All-State and All-Suncoast as a senior ... four-year high school team record of 102-14 ... named to the Deans List twice and an honor roll student every year
Tampa Bay Jrs Club: Played for John Coup and Jeff Davis ... won the Junior Olympics 15 club.
Personal: Full name is Davionna Avia DiSalvatore ... nickname is Davi ... daughter of Joseph and Hanna DiSalvatore ... has one sister, GiDnna ... outside interests include working out and the beach ... selected Ohio State because: "I loved the career choices, the campus, the coaches and the girls. I love everything about it. Everyone was very nice and helpful."
Buckeyes Primed for Madison Regional