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Meet #3 Allie Schwarzwalder

Middle Blocker, 5-10, Senior from North Royalton, Ohio

2009 (Junior Season) Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-Big Ten … played in 22 matches … season-high six kills at Northwestern and against Wisconsin … season-high attack percentage of .364 (6-2-11) against Wisconsin.

2008 (Sophomore Season) Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … played in 30 matches with nine starts … Academic All-Big Ten … career-high 14 kills at Wichita State … hit a career-high .600 (6-0-10) against Toledo … career-high four digs at Illinois … career-high two solo blocks against Iowa and at Illinois … career-high seven assist blocks at Illinois … career-high nine total blocks (2-7) at Illinois … career-high 15 points at Wichita State.

2007 (Freshman Season) Played in one match … season-high two kills against Wisconsin.

USA Volleyball member of 2006 USA Volleyball Junior National A2 Team.

North Royalton High School played middle hitter for four years … coached by Heidi Balicki in 2003-04 and by Kristen Hubbell in 2005-06 … Pioneer All-Conference in 2005 and 2006 … Pioneer Conference MVP in 2006 … first-team all-district as a senior and District MVP … second-team all-district as a junior … third-team all-state as a senior … named the North Royalton Offensive Player of the Year as a junior …  All-Academic Team as a senior.

Club Team Played for Akron-Canton Elite (A.C.E.) for Mike Sweitzer … played at the Nationals three times.

Personal Full name is Allie Elizabeth Schwarzwalder … daughter of Mike and Mari Schwarzwalder … has two sisters, Amy and Sara … enjoys movies, shopping, magazines and hanging out with friends and family … community activities include Kids in Need program (distribution of school supplies to under privileged kids) … major is early childhood education … career objective is to find personal fulfillment in a successful job … chose Ohio State because “it was the first college I visited and while I was there, I immediately fell in love with the campus, the people and the volleyball program. I know I will be successful attending Ohio State.”

Favorite candy: Nerds Ropes

Favorite scent: For women: Very Sexy— For Men: Aqua Di Gio

Most embarrassing moment: I have too many to chose just one.

Superhero quality you would want: Be able to travel to any place any time in a second!

Why did you start playing volleyball?: I played every sport as a kid and chose to try out volleyball!

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

Chocolate or vanilla?: Chocolate hands down

Where do you want to be in 10 years?: Being an elementary school teacher, married with a kid (maybe)

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Sydney, Australia

Lucky number: 3

All time favorite movie: Heavy Weights

Most prized possession: 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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