Alvarez and Elliott named Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor winners
Junior Emily Danks named team Most Valuable Player
Emily Danks, Mari Hole, Kaitlyn Leary and Sarah Mignin were honored for their efforts in the classroom
Ohio State finished the season with a 21-15 record
Sarah Mignin, DaVionna DiSalvatore and Taylor Sherwin check in with women's volleyball at the Sweet 16
2010 (Junior Season): Started 34 matches at libero, playing in 35 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... career-high 28 digs against Indiana tied for ninth in Ohio State match records ... named the most outstanding player of the Sports Imports Classic ... named the Ohio State Athlete of the Week for her play at Penn State and against Northwestern...double-figure digs in 22 matches ... team leader in serve reception percentage at .962 handling 989 of 1,028 attempts ... career-high four points (1 kill, three ace serves) vs. Towson ... did not play at Iowa ... ranks sixth with 448 digs in Ohio State season records and ninth at 3.58 digs per set.
2009 (Sophomore Season): Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 32 matches with 15 starts at defensive specialist ... season-high 10 digs at Michigan and against Illinois ... career-high three ace serves against Illinois ... had a .963 serve reception percentage handling 448 of 465 attempts.
2008 (Freshman Season): Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... played in 23 matches with two starts at defensive specialist ... career-high 13 digs at Indiana ... double-figure digs in two matches ... career-high two ace serves at Penn State and against Wisconsin.
Northview High School: Coached by Melissa Belcher ... played outside hitter as a freshman and sophomore, libero as a junior and senior ... team captain in 2006 and 2007 ... named first team Northern Lakes League and third team all-district in 2007 ... 2006 NLL champions ... first team NLL and second team all-district in 2006 ... honorable mention NLL and All-District in 2005 ... named 'Outstanding Sophomore' in 2005 by her coach ... participated in track (high jump then pole vault) and swimming ... four-year Honor Roll student ... selected to be in the Principal's Student Committee ... editor of school yearbook, two-year staffer.
Premier Volleyball Club: Coached by Jodi Schramm ... 2007 AAU All-American ... played at the USA National Championship in 2004 and 2006 ... Premier Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 ... Premier Director's Club Award in 2007.
Personal: Full name is Sarah Ellen Mignin ... nickname is Minn ... daughter of Mark and Linda Mignin ... has one brother, Brian ... enjoys art classes, ceramics ... community activities included S.T.A.M.P. (Student-Athletes Against Tobacco Use) ... considering nursing as her field of study ... career objective is to become a nurse anesthetist ... chose Ohio State because "I have always been interested in a large campus with an outstanding athletic program and a great educational offering. The opportunity to compete at the Big Ten level means so much to my volleyball career and I am very excited for what is to come."