Meet #13 Betsy Hone

Setter, 5-10, Senior from Celina, Ohio

Career Ranks 10th in assists with 1,368 … eighth in assists per set at 7.83.

2009 (Junior Season) Played in 13 matches with two starts … season-high 39 assists at Northwestern … tied her career high of 12 digs at William & Mary … season-best four kills at William & Mary and against Wisconsin … season-high three assist blocks at Iowa … season-high 4.5 points at William & Mary, at Iowa and at Purdue.

2008 (Sophomore Season) Played in 29 matches with 17 starts … Academic All-Big Ten … season-high 49 assists against Cal State Bakersfield … career-high nine kills at Illinois while hitting a career-high .529 (9-0-17) attack percentage … career-high four ace serves against Idaho State … tied her career-high of 12 digs against Wisconsin … double-figure digs in four matches … career-high 10 points at Illinois … ranked eighth at 8.23 assists per set in the Big Ten Conference only statistics.

2007 (Freshman Season) Played in 17 matches with 11 starts at setter and two at libero … career-high 51 assists against Southeast Missouri State … career-high 12 digs against Northwestern … season-high five kills against Northwestern … career-high four assist blocks against Pacific.

USA Volleyball USA Volleyball High Performance Program … USA Volleyball Junior National A2 Team.

Celina High School Played volleyball and basketball and participated in track … volleyball coach was Nikki Etzler in 2003-05 and DeDe Stoner in 2006 … three-time first-team Western Buckeye League (WBL) all-conference … WBL special mention as a freshman … three-time first-team District 8 selection … honorable mention District 8 selection as a freshman … first-team all-state as a senior, second-team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore … WBL first-team all-conference in basketball as a sophomore and junior … honorable mention Northwest District as a sophomore and junior … honorable mention all-state as a junior … WBL first-team all-conference as a freshman in track for high jump … named to the Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” … Honor Roll … Who’s Who Among High School Students

Club Team Played for Team Atlantis for coach Amy Steininger … team captain in 2004 and 2005 … named to the all-tournament team at the 2004 Nationals.

Personal Full name is Elizabeth Marie Hone … nickname is Betsy … daughter of Barry and Kelly Hone … has one sister, Ashley Dieringer … enjoys jet skiing out on the lake, snow skiing and being with her family … career objective is to coach college volleyball … chose Ohio State because “it has great academics, as well as the best sports programs.”

Favorite candy: Reese’s

Favorite scent: Baking banana bread

Most embarrassing moment: Kindergarten “wacky Wednesday” when no one else dressed up

Superhero quality you would want: Invisibility

Why did you start playing volleyball?: To try a new sport

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”

Chocolate or vanilla?: Chocolate

Where do you want to be in 10 years?: Traveling the world

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Germany

Lucky number: 13

All time favorite movies: Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy

Most prized possession: Cell phone


The women’s volleyball team will play an intersquad match at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 in St. John Arena. Admission is free. The Scarlet & Gray match is the final warmup before the season begins later in the week.


An informal question and answer session will be held immediately after the Scarlet & Gray match. Following “VOLLEYRULES”, an autograph session will be held.


The Buckeyes will open the 2010 season by hosting Virginia Commonwealth at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27 in the Sports Imports Classic. Play continues Saturday with OSU hosting Western Michigan at 11 a.m. and Pittsburgh at 7 p.m.