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COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State outside hitter Katie Dull has been named an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection today by the Big Ten Conference. She played in 19 of the 20 Big Ten matches, starting in 18. In conference matches, Dull averaged team highs of 4.51 points and 3.95 kills for Ohio State. She averaged 1.62 digs and .76 blocks per set in conference matches. Her 4.51 points per set average ranked fifth in the Big Ten and she was fourth in kills per set at 3.95. Dull had double-figure kills in 15 Big Ten matches including her last 12. She posted season highs of 22 kills and 24.5 points against Wisconsin and seven assist blocks at Minnesota. Her 16 kills against No. 1-ranked Penn State Nov. 28, was an opponent high against the Nittany Lions.

The conference office also announced honorees from each of the 11 volleyball squads for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Honorees for women’s volleyball are Illinois’ Lizzie Bazzetta, Indiana’s Taylor Wittmer, Iowa’s Kiley Fister, Michigan’s Kerry Hance, Michigan State’s Heather McDaniel, Minnesota’s Kelly Schmidt, Northwestern’s Chelsy Hyser, Ohio State’s Laura Kastein, Penn State’s Kelsey Ream, Purdue’s Kristen Arthurs and Wisconsin’s Audra Jeffers. These 11 student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.

Ohio State finished the season with an overall record of 12-20 and finished 10th in the Big Ten Conference with a 3-17 record.

2008 All-Big Ten Team*
LAURA DEBRULER, So., OH, ILL
Ashley Benson, So., OH, IND
LEXI ZIMMERMAN, So., S, MICH
Vanessa King, Jr., MB, MSU
Brook Dieter, So., OH, MINN
LAUREN GIBBEMEYER, So., MB, MINN
Christine Tan, Jr., LIB, MINN
NICOLE FAWCETT, Sr., OH, PSU (4th selection)
ALISHA GLASS, Jr., S, PSU (2)
MEGAN HODGE, Jr., OH, PSU (3)
CHRISTA HARMOTTO, Sr., MH, PSU (4)
Arielle Wilson, So., MH, PSU
STEPHANIE LYNCH, Sr., MB, PUR (3)

Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
Johannah Bangert, So., MB, ILL
Erica Short, Sr., OH, IND
Beth Karpiak, Sr., MB, MICH
Katie Dull, So., OH, OSU
Roberta Holehouse, Sr., LIB, PSU

All-Big Ten Freshman Team
MICHELLE BARTSCH, OH, ILL
Caitlin Cox, LIB, IND
ALEX HUNT, MB, MICH
NATALIE EMRO, S, MSU
Janelle Gabrielsen, S/OH, WIS
Elle Ohlander, MB, WIS

Big Ten Player of the Year
Nicole Fawcett, PSU

Defensive Player of the Year
Christine Tan, MINN

Freshman of the Year
Michelle Bartsch, ILL

Coach of the Year
Russ Rose, PSU (Coaches & Media)

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS
*Additional honoree because of ties

 

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