Hannah Gruensfelder

Defensive Specialist

Player profile

  • Hometown Weldon Spring, Mo.
  • Last School St. Joseph Academy
  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-6

• Set an all-time school record with a career-high 38 digs against Notre Dame (Sept.10, 2017), the most ever by a Buckeye in a four-set match
• Owns the single-season program record for digs per set (4.34), which she set as a freshman
• Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 18)


2018 (Sophomore)
• Played in every match
• Tallied 369 digs and averaged 3.15 digs per set, the best marks on the team
• Contributed 81 assists and 14 service aces
• Had at least 10 digs in 17 matches
• Earned 13 contests with a perfect 1.000 service reception percentage and had a .943 rate on the season
• B1G Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 10) after averaging 6.70 digs per set and handling 48 error-free service receptions at the Towson Invitational
• Flyer Invitational all-tournament team
• Registered a season-high 27 digs, six assists and two aces against Missouri

2017 (Freshman)
• Dug 456 balls, 10th highest total in school history
• Ranked third in the Big Ten with 4.34 digs per set
• Recorded double-digit digs in 23 of 31 contests, including seven efforts of 20-plus and two 30-plus digs
• B1G Freshman of the Week (Sept. 11)
• BYU Nike Invitational all-tournament team

• AAU All-American
• Four-year starting libero set new St. Joseph Academy digs record all four seasons
• Played club ball for St. Louis CYC and the Rockwood Thunder
• Three-time Junior Nationals Open qualifier, including an all-tournament team selection in 2016

• Daughter of Donn and Cindy Gruensfelder
• Three siblings — Jacob, Joshua and Sarah
• Biomedical engineering major