Dec. 12, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State women's volleyball senior Mari Hole was named to the AVCA All-America third team, the organization announced Wednesday. The selections were made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee. The honor is the 20th in program history and the first for Hole, who was named honorable mention last season.
Hole led the Buckeye offense this season with a 4.22 kills average and totaled 544 overall. The outside hitter 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. The Oslo, Norway, product totaled 18 double-doubles this season and notched 33 double-digit kill performances over 34 matches played.
The honor goes along with a handful of others already awarded to Hole this season. She was recently named to the AVCA All-Mideast Region team and a unanimous All-Big Ten selection. Hole was the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week (11/13) and a two-time Big Ten Player of the Week (11/12, 11/19).
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.