Dec. 4, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Seniors Mari Hole and Emily Danks of the Ohio State women's volleyball team earned 2012 AVCA All-Mideast honors, the AVCA announced Tuesday. Hole picked up her second-consecutive All-Mideast team selection, while Danks garnered honorable mention honors.
Hole, a senior outside hitter, led the Buckeyes this season with a 4.22 kills average, totaling 544 overall. She also had a team-high 4.67 points per set average over 129 sets played. Her kills average finished fourth in the Big Ten overall, while her points average finished fifth. A unanimous All-Big Ten selection from Oslo, Norway, Hole totaled 18 double-doubles this season and notched 33 double-digit kill performances.
The honorable mention honor is the second-straight honor for Danks. The opposite was among the Big Ten's best in aces, totaling 50 on the year for a .39 average. The Round Rock, Texas, product finished the season with a 2.53 kills average and totaled 327 overall. Danks had a team-best 93 blocks (16s, 77a) and finished second on the squad averaging 3.34 points per set.
The Buckeyes concluded the 2012 season Dec. 1, falling to 16th-seeded Kentucky in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament in Lexington, Ky. Ohio State ended the year with a 23-11 overall record and finished fourth in the Big Ten at 13-7.