OhioStateBuckeyes.com catches up with Senior, Katie Mitchell
U.S. National Team Tryouts take place Feb. 20-22
Ohio State completes the 2014 season at 23-12
Ohio State faces Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
USA Volleyball: Trained and competed with the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT) in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girl's Junior National Championships (GJNC) in Minneapolis, Minn., from June 22-July 1, 2014 ... member of the 2010 Youth National Team that took silver in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore ... member of the 2010 Junior National A2 Red Team that finished second in the International Division ... attended the Junior National Team Tryout in 2011.
Summer 2015: Participating in the Bucks Go Pro program, interning with the Event Management Department.
2014 (Junior Season): Played in 30 matches, including 13 starts ... posted season totals of 243 kills, 73 digs, 42 blocks (10s, 32a) and nine service aces ... toed the service line for final four points of a five-set victory at Nebraska (10/4), ripping an ace to go ahead 15-14 in the final frame ... named to the all-tournament team at the Miami University Invitational (9/19-20), thanks in large part to a 27-point explosion against the RedHawks which tied for the most in four-set match by any Big Ten player in 2014 ... attacked .417 with nine crucial kills in NCAA Second Round victory at Kentucky (12/6) ... tallied double-digit kills in 11 contests ... fired in three aces in sweeps over Auburn (9/5) and at Iowa (10/3) ... an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Played in 28 matches with her first career-start coming at Purdue (10/4) ... averaged 1.05 kills per set with 80 on the season ... career-best 10 kills at home vs. the Boilermakers (11/9) with a .429 attack percentage (10-1-21) ... added 10 kills and three blocks against Northwestern (11/23) ... eight kills at Northwestern with two digs and one solo block (10/16) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012 (Freshman Season): Saw playing time in four of the five sets against Oregon (8/25)... played in all three matches of the Maryland Invitational and two matches of the WKU Tournament... totaled seven kills against the Ducks and added two digs ... also had seven kills in 3-2 win at Maryland (9/1) and had a season-best .312 attack percentage ... 26 kills and 28 points this season ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Four-year starter at The Woodlands College Park under Candice Collins...three-time team Offensive Player of the Year and was the team's 2010 and 2011 Player of the Year ... two-time District 14-5A MVP ... two-time Texas Girls Coaches Association 5A All-State Team honoree ... two-time Great Houston first team ... Max Preps Second Team All-American ... AVCA Under Armour Second Team All-American ... VYPE Magazine Houston Female Athlete of the Year runner-up ... holds school records in career blocks (454), career kills (1,418) and kills in a match (42) ... four-time Academic All-District ... listed No. 42 on Prepvolleyball.com's list of Top 100 seniors ... among the Volleyball Magazine Girls' Fab 50 list ... a Prepvolleyball.com High School Volleyball Academic All-America third team honoree ... played club ball for the Houston Juniors coached by Chuck Schneider ... named to the Junior Olympic 15 Open All-Tournament Team in 2009.
Personal: Daughter of Scott and Caroline Mitchell ... has a younger brother, Mark ... competed in the 2008 Punt, Pass and Kick National Championships ... nursing major .. member of the National Honor Society ... named her high school's Most Outstanding Student for the Class of 2012 ... majoring in sport industry.