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Meet #10 Mariah Booth

Middle Blocker, 6-3, sophomore from Kennesaw, Georgia

2009 (Freshman Season) Played in 13 matches with two starts … career-high five kills at Colorado State … career-high .400 (5-1-10) attack percentage … career-high two digs at Colorado State and against Cleveland State … career-high five assist blocks at Colorado State … career-high 7.5 points at Colorado State.

Kennesaw Mountain High School Played three years for Tonya Kern-Honea … 2008 and 2009 regional champions … 2007, 2008 and 2009 area champions … 2008 and 2009 Cobb County champions … 2008 state runner-up in 5AAAA … 2009 all-county, all-state and all-star team.

A5 Club Coached by Bob Westbrook … received a national bid (American division).

Personal Full name is Mariah Nicole Booth … daughter of David and Melissa Booth … has one bother, Brandon and one sister, Sydney … enjoys shopping and spending time with friends and family … selected Ohio State because: “The school was the best fit for me, personally and I really enjoyed entering the campus and feeling the ‘Buckeye pride.’

Favorite candy: Anything with chocolate and peanuts

Superhero quality you would want: Jumping high/flying

Why did you start playing volleyball?: To develop coordination with my growing body, my parents suggested sports would help with confidence

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: “Those who aren’t for you are against you.”

Chocolate or vanilla?: Chocolate

Where do you want to be in 10 years?: Fully grounded in my career with a family

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: The beach/surfing

Lucky number: 10

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All-time favorite movie: Hocus Pocus

Most prized possession: Red Blackberry

BUCKEYES HOST SCARLET & GRAY MATCH, AUG 24, 7 P.M.

The women’s volleyball team will play an intersquad match at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 in St. John Arena. Admission is free. The Scarlet & Gray match is the final warmup before the season begins later in the week.

“VOLLEYRULES” TO FOLLOW SCARLET & GRAY MATCH

An informal question and answer session will be held immediately after the Scarlet & Gray match. Following “VOLLEYRULES”, an autograph session will be held.

OSU OPENS 2010 SEASON WITH VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

The Buckeyes will open the 2010 season by hosting Virginia Commonwealth at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27 in the Sports Imports Classic. Play continues Saturday with OSU hosting Western Michigan at 11 a.m. and Pittsburgh at 7 p.m.