Meet #2 Kelli Barhorst

Middle Blocker, 6-2, Junior from Anna, Ohio

2009 (Sophomore Season) Started and play in 33 matches … season-high 12 kills against California … double-figure kills in two matches … hit a career-high .667 (8-0-12) at Northwestern … career-high five digs in four matches, the last against Wisconsin … season-high six assist blocks at Northwestern … season-high 14 points against California

2008 (Freshman Season) Started in the 25 matches she played … missed the first seven matches of the season … career-high 13 kills against Michigan State … double-figure kills in five matches … season-high .583 (7-0-12) attack percentage at Wisconsin … season-high four digs against Indiana … career-high two solo blocks at Kent State, against Illinois and against Northwestern … career-high 10 total blocks (0-10) at Northwestern … eight matches with five or more total blocks … team leader in blocks per set with a 1.10 average … career-high 15.5 points against Michigan State … ranked 10th in blocks per set in Big Ten Conference only stats … named the most valuable player of the Kent State/Mizuno Open.

Anna High School Played for Karen Zumberger … first-team All-Ohio in 2006 and 2007 … second-team All-Ohio in 2005 and honorable mention in 2004 … District 9 Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 … first-team District 9 in 2004 and 2005 … Shelby County League Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 … three-time SCL first team and second team in 2004 … All-Ohio PrepVolleyball Sophomore 75 in 2005 … PrepVolleyball Junior 15 … 2007 first team high school All-American … Wendy’s Heisman Candidate … State champions (30-0) in 2006, regional champions in 2005 and district champions in 2004 and 2007 … team captain in 2004 and 2007 … played basketball (center) in 2005 to 2008 … first-team all-county in 2007 and 2008 … second team all-county in 2005 and 2006 … 2008 team captain … 2008 team most valuable player … named to the Junior Olympics All-Tournament in 2005 and 2008 … played softball (left field) in 2005 … 2005 to 2008 Honor Roll … Army National Guard Athletic Award … Most Valuable Senior Athlete … Student Council President, 2007-08.

Team Atlantis Volleyball Club Played for Greg Snipes in Piqua, Ohio.

Personal Full name is Kelli Lynn Barhorst … nickname is Kel … daughter of Greg and Mary Barhorst … has two brothers, Nathan and Andy and two sisters, Denise McCumber (Barhorst) and Karla Schooley (Barhorst) … community activities include Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mass Server and babysitter … career objective is to teach high school English … enjoys listening to music and reading … likes to hang out with my nieces and nephews: Trey, Brock, Reese, Aly and A.J. … chose Ohio State because “Ohio State is competitive in academics and also in athletics. They challenge you to be and do your best. And that is what I want.”

Favorite candy: Skittles

Favorite scent: Fresh cut hay

Most embarrassing moment: Ask Chelsea Noble

Superhero quality you would want: To have Telekinesis powers

Why did you start playing volleyball?: My sisters played in high school and college and had a huge impact on me.

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: from Family Guy…Brian: Face it Peter, you get competitive about everything. Peter: I am so not competitive. In fact, I am the least non-competitive. So I win

Chocolate or vanilla?: Vanilla

Where do you want to be in 10  years?: Living and teaching in Ohio and probably coaching volleyball

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: P. Sherman’s house on 42 Wallabee Way, Sydney, Australia

Lucky number: 12

All time favorite movie: Wedding Crashers

Most prized possession: My family


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.