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Meet #16 Katie Dull

Outside Hitter, 5-10, Senior from Solon, Ohio

Career Ranks 16th in kills with 1,150 … sixth in kills per set at 3.66 … 13th in solo blocks with 46 … 17th in points with 1,332.0 … ninth in points per set at 4.24.

2009 (Junior Season) Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-Big Ten … All-Big Ten selection … American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest All-Region Team … AVCA Honorable Mention All-American …  started all 35 matches … career-high 25 kills against Western Michigan … double-figure kills in her last 33 matches … career-high four aces at Marquette … career-high 18 digs at William & Mary … double-figure digs in 12 matches … career-high 30 points against Western Michigan … William & Mary Tribe Invitational Most Valuable Player … Colorado State Hilton Classic All-Tournament Team … UW-Milwaukee Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team … became the 17th Buckeye to record 1,000 kills at Iowa.

2008 (Sophomore Season) Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … played in 25 matches with 22 starts … Academic All-Big Ten …  career-high 23 kills against Xavier … double-figure kills in 19 matches including the last 12 … season-high .517 (18-3-29) attack percentage against Northwestern … season-high of 14 digs at Indiana … double-figure digs in three matches … career-high three solo blocks at Iowa … career-high seven assist blocks at Minnesota … season-high 26 points against Xavier … in Big Ten Conference statistics, ranked fourth in kills per game at 3.95 and fifth in points per game at 4.51 … named to the Sports Imports Classic All-Tournament Team.

2007 (Freshman Season) Started in 29 matches … Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … season-high 20 kills against Purdue … career-high three aces against Youngstown State … season-high 14 digs against Youngstown State … season-high five assist blocks in both Illinois matches … season-high six total blocks (1-5) against Illinois … named the Ohio State Athlete of the Week for her play against Youngstown State … career-high .583 (8-1-12) hitting percentage against Maine.

USA Volleyball Selected to the 2007 U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team.

Walsh Jesuit High Played volleyball and basketball … three-year volleyball starter for coach Missy Christ … state runner-up as a junior and senior … three-time first-team all-district … two-time first-team All-Ohio as a junior and senior … Prepvolleyball High School All-American as a junior and senior … named to the Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” … Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine first-team All-American as a senior … American Volleyball Coaches Association Senior All-American … Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior … played basketball as a freshman and sophomore … team won the Division II State Championship in 2005 … four-year Scholar-Athlete and Honor Roll.

Club Team Played for Akron-Canton Elite (A.C.E.) … coached by Mike Sweitzer.

Personal Full name is Katie Elizabeth Dull … daughter of Patrick Dull and Robin Hansen-Dull … has one brother, Jacob and one sister, Dana … enjoys going to movies, hanging out with friends and going to any sporting event … community activities include being a volunteer at the Light of Hearts Villa Retirement Community working with individuals in the dementia unit … major is sport & leisure, nutrition … chose Ohio State because “It just felt right. I came on a visit and fell in love with the environment. Everybody completely supports the University and its athletics, the school spirit is unmatched by any other university in the country.”

Favorite  candy: Purple Skittles, Watermelon Sour Patch

Favorite scent: Canes

Most embarrassing moment: While walking in the parking lot after pregame meal I tripped over a curb and then tried to stand up real quick so that no one would see it and when I stood up I smacked my head on a tree branch πŸ™

Superhero quality you would want: To fly

Why did you start playing volleyball?:  When I was younger my uncle loved playing on the beach and every time we went to Chicago to visit him we would go to the lake and play.  We always had such a good time and I guess I just kind of fell in love with the game.   

Favorite quote: “The hard is what makes it great”

Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate

Where do you want to be in 10 years?: I want to be happy surrounded by people I love and who love me.

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Paris, I’m going to visit Anna there as soon as I graduate πŸ™‚

Lucky number: 16

All time favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption

Most prized possession: My friends and family

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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