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Meet #11 Kaitlyn Leary

Outside Hitter, 6-1, Freshman, Parma, Ohio

USA Volleyball 2008 and 2009 Girls Youth National Training Team … 2010 Women’s Junior National Training Team Alternate.

Padua Franciscan High School Played volleyball for Tony Messina … 2008 and 2009 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II state volleyball champion … three-time district champion … four-year starter … 2009 team captain … 2007 third team All-Ohio … 2008 and 2009 first team All-Ohio … three-time first team all-district … 2008 and 2009 district player of the year … three-time Northcoast League first team selection … 2008 and 2009 league most valuable player … 2010 ESPN Rise Magazine Female Athlete of the Year … 2008 and 2009 Prep Volleyball All-American … 2010 Prep Volleyball Senior Ace and top recruit … 2009 American Volleyball Coaches Association UnderArmour All-American … 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner … National Honor Society

Cleveland Volleyball Club Played for Troy Dixon

Personal Full name is Kaitlyn Elizabeth Leary … daughter of Tim and Pam Leary … has one brother, Joe and one sister, Heather … enjoys beach volleyball, jet skiing and fishing … considering exercise science/medical as her field of study … career objective is physical therapy … selected Ohio State because “I’ve always wanted to play in the Big Ten. I love the Buckeye environment and great location. I love the team and coaching staff and I’ve always wanted to be a Buckeye!”

Favorite candy: Reese’s.

Superhero quality you would want: To Fly.

Why did you start playing volleyball?: My mom and sister always played and I began to live it?

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard.

Chocolate or vanilla?: Chocolate.

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Australia.

Lucky number: 13.

All-time favorite movie: Never Back Down.

Most prized possession: My two state championship rings.

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.

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