COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jen Flynn Oldenburg, head coach of Ohio State’s women’s volleyball team, announced the addition of Josie Vondran to the 2020 roster on Monday.
Vondran, a six-foot setter, played the last two seasons at Dayton before choosing to transfer to Ohio State. She is set to compete immediately and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“We are so excited to welcome Josie to our Buckeye volleyball family,” Oldenburg said. “To say her roots run deep with the university and our program would be an understatement. I am looking forward to what Josie can bring to the team, both on and off the court, and can’t wait to see her represent the Scarlet and Gray.”
By joining the Buckeyes, Vondran is following in her parents’ footsteps. Her mother, Tracy, was on the women’s volleyball team from 1989-92 while her father, Chris, was a member of the men’s swimming program from 1990-91.
As a sophomore, she appeared in 24 matches and played in 66 sets. Vondran averaged a team-high 4.67 assists per set and paced the Flyers with 308 total assists. She helped Dayton win back-to-back Atlantic 10 Championships and was named to the 2018-19 Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a freshman.
Vondran competed for Bishop Watterson High School, where she earned first team All-Columbus Catholic League honors twice. She also received second team All-District laurels in 2015 and first team recognition in 2017. Vondran concluded her club career with Elevation Volleyball Club.