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Ohio State Athletics | October 4, 2016

OSU's Sandbothe named AVCA Player of the Week

  Ohio State's Taylor Sandbothe (10) helped steer her team to a victory over former No. 1 Nebraska.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Taylor Sandbothe is the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s National Player of the Week. The latest honor comes one day after Sandbothe was also named the Big Ten Player of the Week, her third time winning the conference accolade. 

Sandbothe accumulated over five points per set for the week. She inflicted damage on both sides of the net, putting up 3.57 kills and 1.29 blocks per set averages. Sandbothe tacked on four more tallies from the service stripe, ripping a pair of aces in both Buckeyes wins.

She took her game up a notch in Lincoln, attacking .346 on a dozen kills to go along with nine blocks and two aces. She closed the door on Nebraska in the fourth frame, stuffing five Husker attacks leading to a negative hitting percentage for Nebraska. Her 19.5 total points were a match high.

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During her nine-block performance against the defending national champions in front of 8,000 plus fans, Sandbothe leaped over Danielle Meyer (2004-07) into second place on the all-time Ohio State career blocks list. The senior Buckeye from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, now owns 481 blocks and is chasing the current record-holder Dawn McDougall (1988-91) and her 517 rejections.

Ten different Buckeyes have now earned National Player of the Week recognition a total of 12 times since 1994:

AVCA National Player of the Week

  • Laura Davis | Nov. 21, 1994
  • Stacey Gordon | Sept. 13, 2004 & Nov. 5, 2001
  • Laura Hageman | Oct. 6, 2003
  • Mari Hole | Nov. 13, 2012
  • Kaitlyn Leary | Sept. 10, 2013
  • Marisa Main | Oct. 24, 2005
  • Taylor Sandbothe | Oct. 4, 2016
  • Vanessa Wouters | Nov. 25, 1996 & Nov. 4, 1996

espnW National Player of the Week

  • Audra Appold | Oct. 14, 2015
  • Elizabeth Campbell | Oct. 8, 2014

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