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Meet #4 Kelsey Bowler

Libero/Defensive Specialist, 5’6″, Sophomore from Naperville, Ill.

2009 (Freshman Season) Played in 23 matches … career-high seven digs at William & Mary, against Xavier and at Illinois … serve reception percentage of .921 handling 116 of 126 attempts.

Naperville North High School Played four years of volleyball for coach Jen Urban … 2007 and 2008 captain … 2008 all-conference … four-time regional champions (2005-08) … 2008 conference champion … four-time all-academic (2005-08).

Sports Performance Club Coached by Rick Butler … 2004 captain … third place 2004 and 2005 AAU Championships … four-time Powerleague Champions (2002, 04-06) … second place 2007 Club National Championships.

Personal Full name is Kelsey Ann Bowler … daughter of Pat and Pam Bowler … has one brother, Kevin and two sisters, Amy and Kathleen … considering communication as her field of study … enjoys running, beach volleyball, swimming, movies, music and shopping … selected Ohio State because: “I was looking for a large school with a competitive volleyball program in the Midwest. OSU was a perfect match.”

Favorite candy: Twix

Superhero quality you would want: To control time

Why did you start playing volleyball?: I loved watching my older sisters play. It inspired me to be like them.

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Elliot

Where do you want to be in 10 years?: Living in Wrigleyville

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Italy

Lucky number: 4

All-time favorite movie: Superbad

Most prized possession: My claudagh ring my dad gave me from Ireland

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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