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Aug. 23, 2015

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s officially #MatchWeek for Ohio State Women’s Volleyball as the Buckeyes jump start the 2015 season on Friday (Aug.v 28) with a road tilt at Wyoming as part of a three-match weekend during the Rumble in the Rockies (Aug. 28-29).

Luisa Schirmer, a sophomore outside hitter, dons the No. 5 jersey and recently chatted it up with OhioStateBuckeyes.com in the latest edition of ‘Countdown Close-Up.’

Luisa Schirmer – 6-foot-1 – Sophomore – Outside Hitter
Pittsford, N.Y. – Pittsford Sutherland H.S.

Favorite movie? The Italian Job

Favorite TV show? White Collar

Favorite store to shop at? Lululemon

Favorite athlete? Ryan Lochte

Favorite thing to do in Columbus? Eating at new restaurants

Favorite team bonding activity? Painting

One place you absolutely have to travel to? Alaska

No. 1 thing on your bucket list? Go skydiving

What is your dream job? Owning my own company that is in the mechanical engineering field with a focus on environmental sustainability.

Do you have any special talents/something no one knows about you? I love cooking and baking.

Schirmer made an immediate impact as a freshman in 2014, making 25 starts and competing in a total of 33 contests. She ranked second on the team with 261 digs (2.27/set), rarely coming off the floor as a six-rotation player. Schirmer connected on 235 kills and 22 service aces as well. She was named the D.C. Koehl Sports Imports Classic’s Most Outstanding Player after guiding OSU to the team title with 31 digs, 29 kills, five blocks and three aces during the three-match stretch