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Meet #7 Sarah Mignin

Libero/Defensive Specialist, 5-5, Junior from Sylvania, Ohio

2009 (Sophomore Season) Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-Big Ten … played in 32 matches with 15 starts at defensive specialist … season-high 10 digs at Michigan and against Illinois … career-high three ace serves against Illinois … had a .963 serve reception percentage handling 448 of 465 attempts.

2008 (Freshman Season) Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … played in 23 matches with two starts at defensive specialist … career-high 13 digs at Indiana … double-figure digs in two matches … career-high two ace serves at Penn State and against Wisconsin.

Northview High School Coached by Melissa Belcher … played outside hitter as a freshman and sophomore, libero as a junior and senior … team captain in 2006 and 2007 … named first team Northern Lakes League and third team all-district in 2007 … 2006 NLL champions … first team NLL and second team all-district in 2006 … honorable mention NLL and All-District in 2005 … named ‘Outstanding Sophomore’ in 2005 by her coach … participated in track (high jump then pole vault) and swimming … four-year Honor Roll student … selected to be in the Principal’s Student Committee … editor of school yearbook, two-year staffer.

Premier Volleyball Club Coached by Jodi Schramm … 2007 AAU All-American … played at the USA National Championship in 2004 and 2006 … Premier Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 … Premier Director’s Club Award in 2007.

Personal Full name is Sarah Ellen Mignin … nickname is Minn … daughter of Mark and Linda Mignin … has one brother, Brian … enjoys art classes, ceramics … community activities included S.T.A.M.P. (Student-Athletes Against Tobacco Use) … considering nursing as her field of study … career objective is to become a nurse anesthetist … chose Ohio State because “I have always been interested in a large campus with an outstanding athletic program and a great educational offering. The opportunity to compete at the Big Ten level means so much to my volleyball career and I am very excited for what is to come.”

Favorite candy: Sour Patch kids and Charms suckers

Favorite scent: My grandmother’s house

Superhero quality you would want: To teleport myself at anytime

Why did you start playing volleyball?: My best friend was doing it, and I followed her every move in fifth grade.

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”

Chocolate or vanilla?: Vanilla

Where do you want to be in 10  years?: To be happy, successful in my profession and hopefully starting a family.

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Australia

Lucky number: 12

All time favorite movie: Wall-E and Butterfly Effect

Most prized possession: Pictures of the past and matching bracelets my mother and I both have.

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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