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Oct. 17, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State setter Marisa Main (Jr., Louisville, Ky.) has been named the Big Ten Volleyball Player of the Week by the Big Ten Conference office today. She directed the Buckeye offense to a 3-1 (26-30, 30-18, 30-18, 30-14) win over Michigan State Friday and a 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 32-30) victory over Michigan Saturday in home matches.

Main had seven kills and 56 assists against Michigan State Friday. She added an ace serve, three digs and equaled her season-high of four total blocks (one solo and three assists) against the Spartans. She produced her second triple-double of the season against Michigan with 11 kills, 47 assists and 10 digs. She added two assists against the Wolverines and hit a season-high .786 with 11 kills in 14 attempts with no errors. Main previously recorded a triple-double this season at Cleveland State when she had 14 kills, 54 assists and 14 digs against the Vikings. She also had three as a freshman at Xavier.

For the two matches, Main was the Buckeyes’ top hitter at .500 (18-3-30) and totaled 103 assists for an average of 14.71 per game. She ran a balanced offense for Ohio State by having four players with double-figure kills against both Michigan and Michigan State.

In Big Ten Conference statistics for league matches, Main ranks second in assists per game at 13.50 and is sixth in hitting percentage at .368

No. 19 Ohio State, 12-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten (tied for fourth), goes on the road this week to face No. 9 Minnesota (16-3, 6-2, 2nd) Friday and Iowa (13-8, 3-5, tied for sixth) Saturday.