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Nov. 10, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women’s volleyball Danielle Meyer (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named to the first team and Ami Stevens (Jr., Centerburg, Ohio) to the second team of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team released this week.

Meyer, a second team selection last season, is majoring in Textile and Clothing. She is averaging 5.09 points per game for the Buckeyes averaging 4.39 kills, .28 aces, 2.22 digs and .73 blocks per game.

Stevens, a third team selection last season, is majoring in Sport and Leisure. She is averaging 1.99 points per game while averaging 1.46 kills, .35 aces, a team-high 3.74 digs and .31 blocks per game.

Both players, as sophomores, were Ohio State Scholar-Athletes and were named Academic All-Big Ten.

To be considered for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District award, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic standing, own a grade-point average of 3.2 and must be a starter or key reserve for their team. All first team selections from each of the eight districts are now eligible for Academic All-America honors. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.

Ohio State, 18-7 overall and 8-7 in the Big Ten, is coming off a 3-0 upset victory over No. 3 Penn State Wednesday. The Buckeyes will host Iowa (13-13, 2-13) Friday night at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena.