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.