Columbus, Ohio – Incoming 2011 women’s volleyball recruit Anna Faul has been named a First Team Academic All-American. She is a 6-3 middle blocker from Parker, Colo. She attends Chaparral High School and plays for the Front Range Volleyball Club that recently won the Crossroads National Qualifier 18 Open division. Faul helped Chaparral win the 2010 5A state championship and was first team all-state selection. She ranks ninth in a class of 552 and is a member of the National Honor Society and is a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.

“Anna brings a wealth of high level experience to our team, coming off a recent state championship and playing for one of the most competitive clubs in the nation,” Ohio State head coach Geoff Carlston said. “She is as good of a blocker for her age as I have seen in some time and will really solidify our middle hitter core.”

Last season she recorded 189 kills and 163 blocks for Chaparral and holds all the school’s blocking records.