Sandbothe Earns Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Nov. 25, 2013



COLUMBUS, Ohio - Taylor Sandbothe of the Ohio State women's volleyball team was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday. The nod is the second of the season and second in three weeks for Sandbothe.

The middle blocker had a great weekend at the net for the Buckeyes, finishing with 11 blocks overall for a 1.57 average. She also put together a solid performance hitting, notching a .386 attack percentage. With her totals from the weekend Sandbothe leads the Buckeyes with a 1.04 average on the year. She has accumulated 115 on the season (27s, 88a) and is only the sixth Buckeye freshman to reach 100 blocks during their rookie campaign.

Against Illinois Friday, Sandbothe finished second on the team with 13 kills and hit a solid .379 (13-2-29). The Lee's Summit, Mo., product finished with four block assists in the match. In the team's 3-0 win over Northwestern Saturday, Sandbothe's defensive presence was felt as she totaled a match-high seven block assists. That mark set a new career high in block assists and was one off her overall career best of eight total blocks. She chipped in nine kills in the win and a .400 attack percentage.

The Buckeyes close out the season with a pair of Big Ten matches, opening with a Wednesday night match against No. 2 Penn State Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. ET in St. John Arena. Ohio State caps the 2013 regular season with a match at Iowa, Nov. 30.