Ohio State improves to 2-1 on the young season
Sandbothe is a Preseason All-Big Ten selection
Sandbothe is one of 14 conference players to earn the recognition
OSU women’s volleyball players have traveled to four different continents since May
Career: Enters 2015 in the Ohio State all-time top-20 in four statistical categories, including tied for third with 1.09 blocks per set ... 55 solo blocks tied for 13th; 260 total blocks and .262 attacking percentage both slotted 19th.
Summer 2015: Participated in the Big Ten's first ever Foreign Volleyball Tour travelling and competing in several European countries.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Named AVCA All-America honorable mention ... earned All-Big Ten honorable mention and AVCA All-Northeast Region accolades as well ... played in 31 matches, starting 30 times ... paced the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten with 1.16 blocks per set ... her 140 total blocks are tied for the fourth most in school history and mark highest total since 1996 (Sherri Hellman; 140) ... tallied 114 block assists and 26 solo blocks, both totals ranking in OSU all-time top-10 ... averaged 3.43 points per set and attacked .301 (321-110-701), aligned 11th and 14th, respectively, in the Big Ten ... added 69 digs, 11 service aces and six assists ... picked up Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week laurels (9/8) by averaging two blocks a set as Ohio State won the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic ... named to the all-tournament team three consecutive weekends; University of Oregon Tournament (8/29-30), Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic (9/5-7) and Millennium Hotel Invitational (9/12-13) ... wrapped up the season by earning All-Louisville Regional honors with 17 kills and four blocks against fourth-ranked Wisconsin in the NCAA Sweet 16 ... registered 1.58 blocks/set during the NCAA Tournament, including a 10-stuff showcase in an opening-round sweep of Lipscomb (12/5) ... responsible for 10 or more points in 23 of 31 contests played.
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) ... a linguistics major.