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Feb. 27, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s men’s volleyball Dan Meske (Sr., Willow Springs, Ill.), for seventh-ranked Ohio State (13-1, 4-0 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Shondell/Dunlap Division), has been named the MIVA Shondell/Dunlap Division Player of the Week. Meske posted a team-high 18.5 points in the 3-0 home win over Lewis. He had a team-high 17 kills while hitting .556, adding an ace serve, an assist block and seven digs. He hit .857 (6K-0E-7A) in game one, .500 (5-1-8) in game two and .417 (6-1-12) in game three. He had the game winning kill in games one and three. Meske produced a career-high 23.5 points in the win over sixth-ranked IFPW. He had a team-high 19 kills while hitting .457. He added two ace serves, five digs, a solo block and three assists in OSU’s second victory over IPFW this season. Trailing 1-0 in the match, Meske hit .667 (8-0-12) in game two to help even the match at one game each. He had a kill (point 27) and an ace serve (point 28) in helping OSU to a 30-27 game three win again the Mastodons. For the two matches, Meske averaged 6.00 points, 5.14 kills, .43 aces, 1.71 digs and .71 blocks per game while hitting .500. He has had double-figure kills in eight of his last nine matches. Meske has started all 14 matches this season after three seasons at defensive specialist/libero.

Ohio State continues play this week with non-conference matches at Rutgers-Newark Friday at 7 p.m. and at George Mason Sunday at 2 p.m.