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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s volleyball outside hitter Brett Versen (Sr., Centerville, Ohio) a 6-7 outside hitter has been named the MIVA Player of the Week. Versen had back-to-back matches with 20 or more points last week. In the 3-1 loss at top-ranked Penn State, he had a team-high 20 points recording 15 kills, three ace serves, a solo block and two assist blocks. He added four digs while hitting .375. Versen had 23 points in the 3-1 win at St. Francis. He had a co-match-high of 21 kills adding four assist blocks and eight digs while hitting .289.

With his three ace serves at Penn State, Versen has 57 career ace serves and has moved to 17th on the Ohio State career aces list. He has posted double-figure kills in his last four matches and has 16 this season.

For the two matches, Versen averaged 5.38 points, 4.50 kills, 1.50 digs, .88 blocks and .38 aces per game while hitting .325. This is the second time this season Versen has been named the Player of the Week.

The 10th-ranked Buckeyes (13-7 overall, 8-1 MIVA) hosts non-conference home matches against No. 12 George Mason (16-6, 7-3 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) Friday and Rutgers-Newark (5-16, 4-4 EIVA) Saturday.

***OhioStateBuckeyes.com***