Senior Kaitlyn Leary was named Most Outstanding Player
Ohio State finished the 2013 regular season with an 18-14 overall record
Ohio State hosts No. 2 Penn State Wednesday in St. John Arena; travels to Iowa Saturday
Senior Kaitlyn Leary led Ohio State with 23 kills and 12 digs in the win
The Buckeyes face off with No. 11 Minnesota Friday; No. 14 Wisconsin Sunday
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).
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.
The Woodlands College Park High School: 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.
Houston Juniors: Coached most recently by Chuck Schneider...named to the Junior Olympic 15 Open All-Tournament Team in 2009.
USA Volleyball: 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.
Personal: Full name is Katie Marie Mitchell...daughter of Scott and Caroline Mitchell...has a younger brother, Mark...competed in the 2008 Punt, Pass and Kick National Championships...plans to major in nursing...member of the National Honor Society...named her high school's Most Outstanding Student for the Class of 2012.