Feb. 15, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State women's volleyball team had four members named Academic All-Big Ten, the conference announced. Earning the honor was senior Sarah Mignin, juniors Emily Danks and Mari Hole and sophomore Kaitlyn Leary.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
The four selections move Ohio State's Academic All-Big Ten honorees to 117 in the program's history. The Buckeyes also have had 210 OSU Scholar-Athletes as well as eight Academic All-Americans.
The honor is the third for Mignin, who finished her career at Ohio State with 1,262 digs and broke the program's single season digs record with 566 this past season. She concluded her four years at Ohio State with a 3.01 digs-per-set average.
Danks earned Academic All-Big Ten for the second-consecutive season. The Round Rock, Texas, product finished second on the team with a 3.36 kills-per set average and totaled 453 kills on the season. Danks finished her third year with 986 career kills and has 180 career service aces. She was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American as well as a All-Big Ten Honorable Mention and a NCAA All-Regional Tournament Team honoree.
The award is the first for both Hole and Leary. Hole led the squad with a 4.02 kills-per-set average with 534 total kills this year. She was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and an All-Big Ten selection. Leary finished third on the team with a 2.34 kills-per-set average and totaled 267 kills on the year.