Nov. 19, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior Mari Hole of the No. 14 Ohio State women's volleyball team earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. It is the second-consecutive week Hole has been recognized by the conference and it's the third honor of her career.
The Oslo, Norway, product led the Buckeyes (22-8, 13-5) to a pair of Big Ten road matches, defeating then-No. 21 Purdue in three sets Friday and earning a 3-1 win at Indiana Saturday. Hole averaged 5.86 kills per set with a .317 attack percentage, while averaging 6.07 points per set on the weekend.
Hole notched her 16th double-double of the season against the Boilermakers, posting 17 kills and 10 digs. She recorded her eighth 20-kill performance of the season Saturday after tallying 24 kills against the Hoosiers. She added seven digs and one block in the match.
Also against Indiana, Hole, who is in her second season with Ohio State, became the 20th Buckeye to record 1,000 kills in a career. Her road to 1,000 was the third-fastest in program history behind former Buckeyes Vanessa Wouters (1996-97) and Stacey Gordon (2001-04). She finished the weekend with 1,021 career kills.
The Buckeyes close out the 2012 regular season next week, traveling to No. 2 Penn State and hosting Michigan. Ohio State and the Nittany Lions face off at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 21, in State College. The Buckeyes then host the Wolverines at 7 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 23, in St. John Arena. Ohio State's match vs. Michigan will also serve as senior night for the team's four seniors.
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