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 ... first on the team with a 1.02 blocking average, having 120 (29s, 91a) on the season ... 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.
Invasion VBC: Played for 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).