Nov. 13, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior Mari Hole of the No. 15 Ohio State women's volleyball team was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week, the AVCA announced Tuesday. The honor is the first for Hole and it is the seventh in program history.
Hole helped lead the Buckeyes to a pair of Big Ten victories, recording her 14th and 15 double-doubles of the season.
Against Northwestern Wednesday, Hole totaled 19 kills and hit .395 with 13 digs in the 3-1 win. In the five-set victory over Illinois Saturday, the Oslo, Norway, product tallied 21 kills with five coming in the fifth set including the match-winning point.
Her 21 kills against the Illini marked the seventh time this season she's had 20 or more kills in a match. Hole is among the league's best in kills, averaging 4.13 per set to rank fourth. She is also fourth in points per set at 4.60.
The Buckeyes (20-8, 11-5 Big Ten) travel to Purdue and Indiana this weekend, facing the No. 21 Boilermakers Friday at 7 p.m. ET and the Hoosiers Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.