April 10, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University women’s volleyball family gathered at an establishment near downtown Columbus on Sunday (Apr. 10) for a postseason banquet, celebrating the achievements of the 2016 season. The Buckeyes advanced to their third consecutive NCAA Regional semifinals and fifth time since 2010.
In addition to senior recognitions and a plethora of ‘thank you’s, the following season awards were presented:
COACHES AWARD – Kylie Randall
Selected by the coaching staff for exemplifying what it means to be a Buckeye teammate, mentor, role model and all-around person representing the program.
HEART AWARD – Valeria León
Given to the student-athlete which shows the most heart throughout the season.
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER – Taylor Hughes
Voted on by the student-athletes.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Taylor Sandbothe
RADSTER AWARD (best defensive player) – Valeria León
MOST IMPROVED – Madison Smeathers
Valeria León | Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week | Oct. 3
Taylor Hughes | espnW National Player of the Week | Oct. 5
Taylor Sandbothe | AVCA National Player of the Week | Oct. 4
Taylor Sandbothe | Big Ten Player of the Week | Aug. 29 and Oct. 3