Senior Kaitlyn Leary was named Most Outstanding Player
Kaitlyn Leary earned honorable mention; Taylor Sandbothe named to All-Freshman team
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
It is the second time this season Sandbothe has been honored by the conference
Career: Ranks fifth overall with a career blocking average of 1.02 per set.
2013 (Freshman Season): Started all matches for the Buckeyes and earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team accolades ... first on the team with a 1.02 blocking average, having 120 (29s, 91a) on the season ... the 29 solo blocks and 120 total blocks rank seventh and 13th, respectively, all-time in school history ... 295 kills for a 2.50 average ... totaled a career-high 15 kills and five service aces against Green Bay (8/31) ... finished with 14 kills and six blocks (1s, 5a) against Valparaiso (9/21) ... had 15 kills and three blocks in 3-2 win vs. Western Kentucky (9/6) ... 11 kills and five blocks (1s, 4a) at Florida State (9/6) ... finished with 12 kills and a career-high eight blocks (3s, 5a) in four-set win over Michigan (9/27) ... 11 kills with seven blocks (1s, 6a) at Indiana (10/5) ... totaled 13 kills and seven blocks (2s, 5a) against Wisconsin (10/11) ... chipped in 12 kills and seven blocks vs. Purdue (11/9) ... finished with 15 kills at Iowa (11/30) ... Seminole Invitational all-tournament team ... Blue and White Classic all-tournament team ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/11, 11/25).
Prior to Ohio State: Coached by Lori Hanaway at Lee's Summit West High School ... earned All-State, All-District, All-Region and All-Conference first team honors ... Under Armour All-America second team ... led her high school squad to state runner-up finishes in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... No. 25 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces list ... Played for Invasion VBC coached by Mark Ethridge ... third place at the U17 Big South Qualifier ... sixth place at the U16 USAV Open Championship ... captured the U16 Show-Me Qualifier ... led squad to a third-place finish at the U16 SoCal Qualifier.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Teri Sandbothe ... has one brother, Garrett, and one sister, Elle ... mother is a member of the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and was a four-time All-American and seven-time Big Eight champion for the Missouri track and field team ... father was a four-year starter on Missouri's men's basketball team (1985-89).