Record number of athletes honored, including 16 with 4.0 grade-point averages for the year
Student-athletes share their experiences in Jamaica
Ohio State improves to 21-6 overall and 10-5 in Big Ten play
Ohio State falls to 19-5 overall and 8-4 in B1G play
2015 (Junior Season): Competed in 14 matches, including a start against `That Team Up North' (11/14) ... put away 15 kills and eight blocks while digging seven balls ... bounced four kills in back-to-back matches vs. Illinois (11/11) and Michigan (11/14) ... attacked .333 in Ohio State's four-set win over the 16th-ranked Fighting Illini, terminating four kills on 12 errorless attempts and posting three rejections defensively ... notched multiple blocks against Iowa (10/2) as well, sending back a pair ... connected for a kill in the NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Robert Morris (12/4) ... named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Played in 13 of the first 14 matches, including six starts, before suffering a season-ending injury ... averaged nearly two kills per set with 79 put-aways in 40 sets played while attacking at a .245 clip (79-31-196) ... tallied 19 blocks and 13 digs as well ... contributed 10 or more points in five matches, highlighted by a 14-point effort vs. Syracuse (9/12) ... terminated eight of 10 errorless swings (.800) in a sweep over Southern Illinois (9/7) ... an Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete honoree.
2013 (Freshman Season): Started 11 matches for the Buckeyes and played in 26 ... 12 matches with double-digit kills ... notched a season-high 18 kills at Northern Illinois (8/31) ... finished with 21 points (18-0-3-0) in five-set win at Northern Illinois ... 12 kills in 3-1 win over Purdue (11/9) ... had 11 kills in all three matches (vs. Western Kentucky, at Florida State, vs. FGCU) of the Seminole Invitational ... finished with 11 kills and a season-best four blocks against Michigan (9/27) ... set a season-best with a .529 attack percentage (11-2-17) against Michigan State (9/29) ... third on the squad with a 2.23 kills per set average ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Coached by Terri Johnson at Magnolia High School ... 2012 AVCA Under Armour All-America second team ... No. 27 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces list ... PrepVolleyball.com's Fab 50 ... 2011 and 2012 Texas All-State honoree ... Lone Star Volleyball Outstanding Hitter finalist and All-Texas first team in 2012 ... Montgomery County Player of the Year (2011, 2012) ... 2012 District 18-4A Most Valuable Player ... All-County first team (2011, 2012) ... All-District first team (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) ... 2011 VBM/Rox Fab 50 ... 2011 District 17-4A Hitter of the Year ... 2010 PrepVolleyball.com Super Soph 79 ... 2009 PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59 ... became Magnolia High School's all-time kill leader in 2012 ... four-time Academic All-District honoree ... two-time team captain ... four-year letterwinner ... also excelled in track and field and was the 17-4A district high jump champion in 2011, ranking as high as No. 2 in the state ... spent three years as a starter for Willowbrook (club team) ... 2012 USA Volleyball JNC All-American ... led Willowbrook Red to a U17 National Gold Division runner-up finish in 2012 ... named to the U17 USA JNC All-Tournament team ... guided squad to three-straight Tour of Texas championship titles - 2010 with Texas Tornados and 2011-12 with Willowbrook Red.
Personal: Daughter of Katie and Danny Randall ... has an older brother, Cameron, and older sister, Katzy ... father played basketball at Texas Lutheran and went on to play professionally in Europe ... from a long line of Buckeyes as her grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather graduated from Ohio State ... majoring in communication analysis and practice.
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