Feb. 10, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State outside hitter Andy Cole (Fr., Glendale, Wis.) has been selected as the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Player of the Week. Cole had an outstanding weekend in helping the Buckeyes to wins over Clarke and Findlay. He hit a career-high .737 against the Crusaders on 16 kills and two errors in 19 attempts. He added an ace serve, two digs and five assists blocks in the 30-16, 30-16, 30-23 win over Clarke. Cole started the match with 13 consecutive kills. He hit .706 (12 kills in 17 attempts with no errors) at Findlay the next night in OSU’s 30-22, 30-26, 30-19 win. Cole added six digs and two assists blocks against the Oilers. For the two matches (six games), Cole hit .722 with 28 kills and two errors in 36 attempts. He averaged 4.67 kills, 1.33 digs and 1.17 blocks per game.

The Buckeyes are 6-3 overall and share the lead in the MIVA conference standings with Lewis (7-2) and Loyola (5-2) with 2-0 league marks. Ohio State continues conference play at Mercyhurst (2-2, 0-0) Wednesday. The Buckeyes return home at 5:30 p.m. Sunday to face eighth-ranked Penn State (5-3) in St. John Arena.