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Columbus, Ohio By a vote of the Big Ten coaches, Ohio State has been picked to finish fourth in the preseason poll released today. Six-time defending Big Ten champion Penn State was voted first with Illinois listed second and Minnesota third.

The coaches also named a 16-player preseason All-Big Ten team including Ohio State senior outside hitter Katie Dull. A 2009 All-Big Ten selection, she was an American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest All-Region selection and an honorable mention AVCA All-American as a junior. Dull, a unanimous preseason selection, averaged 3.50 points, 3.04 kills, 1.26 digs and .47 blocks per set last season.

2010 BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL 

                                                                        1.         Penn State
                                                      2.         Illinois
                                                      3.         Minnesota
                                                      4.         Ohio State
                                                      5.         Michigan
                                                      6.         Michigan State                                                     

2010 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL TEAM*

Name

School

Yr.

Position

Hometown

Johannah Bangert

Illinois

Sr.

Middle Blocker

Washington, Mo.

Michelle Bartsch (2)

Illinois

Jr.

Outside Hitter

Maryville, Ill.

LAURA DEBRULER (3)

Illinois

Sr.

Outside Hitter

Downers Grove, Ill.

Hillary Haen

Illinois

Sr.

Setter

Crystal Lake, Ill.

ASHLEY BENSON (2)

Indiana

Sr.

Middle Blocker

Bloomington, Ind.

Alex Hunt

Michigan

Jr.

Outside Hitter

Granger, Ind.

LEXI ZIMMERMAN (3)

Michigan

Sr.

Setter

Barrington, Ill.

Kyndra Abron

Michigan State

Jr.

Outside Hitter

Livonia, Mich.

Hailey Cowles

Minnesota

Sr.

Outside Hitter/Libero

Eden Prairie, Minn.

LAUREN GIBBEMEYER (3)

Minnesota

Jr.

Middle Blocker

St. Paul, Minn.

Tabitha Love

Minnesota

So.

Outside Hitter

Dauphin, Manitoba

SABEL MOFFETT

Northwestern

Sr.

Middle Blocker

Temecula, Calif.

KATIE DULL

Ohio State

Sr.

Outside Hitter

Solon, Ohio

BLAIR BROWN (2)

Penn State

Sr.

Opposite Side Hitter

Purcellville, Va.

Alyssa D’Errico

Penn State

Sr.

Libero

Byron, N.Y.

ARIELLE WILSON (3)

Penn State

Sr.

Middle Blocker

Broadview, Ill.

* – 16-member team due to ties                                        
UNANIMOUS SELECTION IN CAPS
(3) – Three-time Preseason All-Big Ten selection            
(2) – Two-time Preseason All-Big Ten selection

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