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Meet #9 Davionna DiSalvatore

Libero/Defensive Specialist, 5-8, Freshman from Clearwater, Fla.

2010 Summer Attended summer school at Ohio State.

Countryside High School Played four years of volleyball (outside hitter) and one year of softball for coach Kaylyn Bayly … rookie of the year as a freshman … honorable mention all-conference  and received the coaches award as a sophomore … a captain, first team all-conference and all-county as a junior … inducted into the Countryside High School Athletic Hall of Fame and received the Class 6A State U.S. Marine Character and Leadership Award … a captain, team MVP, first team all-conference and all-county, senior all-star, FACA All-State and All-Suncoast as a senior … four-year high school team record of 102-14 … named to the Deans List twice and an honor roll student every year

Tampa Bay Jrs Club Played for John Coup and Jeff Davis … won the Junior Olympics 15 club.

Personal Full name is Davionna Avia DiSalvatore … nickname is Davi … daughter of Joseph and Hanna DiSalvatore … has one sister, GiDnna … outside interests include working out and the beach … selected Ohio State because: “I loved the career choices, the campus, the coaches and the girls. I love everything about it. Everyone was very nice and helpful.”

Favorite candy: Hershey chocolate bar.

Superhero quality you would want: To stop time.

Why did you start playing volleyball?: I wanted to make my own path instead of following my sister and play softball.

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: “Everything happens for a reason.”

Chocolate or vanilla?: Chocolate.

Where do you want to be in 10 years?: I want to be married and have kids.

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Italy.

Lucky number: 3.

All-time favorite movie: The Notebook.

Most prized possession: My sister’s armband that I wore in every sports game after she left.

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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