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Mia Grunze

Outside Hitter

Player profile

  • Hometown Waterford, Wis.
  • Last School Waterford Union H.S.
  • Year R-Senior
  • Height 6-3

CAREER HONORS
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020, 21)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 20, 21)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 20, 21)

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2021 (Senior)

  • Surpassed 500 career kills at Wisconsin (10/22)
  • Played in 24 matches and 84 sets
  • Totaled 212 kills on the season, averaging 2.62 kills per set to rank third on the team
  • Recorded at least 10 kills in eight matches this season
  • Totaled a season-high 18 kills in a four-set win over No. 4 Washington (8/28)
  • Posted 17 kills in a four-set win against No. 6 Purdue (10/15)
  • Also had 10 or more kills in wins against Texas State (9/4), Notre Dame (9/19), Indiana (9/29), Maryland (10/2), Michigan State (10/31)

2020 (Junior)
• Played in four matches and six total sets
• Totaled eight kills (1.33 per set), an assist and a dig
• Had a season-high six kills in the NCAA Sweet 16 against Florida

2019 (Sophomore)
• Started 10 of the 20 matches she appeared in
• Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic all-tournament team, where she averaged 4.91 kills and a .304 attacking clip
• Ranked fourth on the team with 153 kills
• Added 81 digs, 18 blocks (15a, 3s), six assists and two service aces
• Had seven outings with double-digit kills
• Hit .343, connected on a career-high 30 kills and totaled 30.5 points against Texas Tech
• Tallied a pair of double-doubles versus Illinois State and Dayton
• Had a season-high 11 digs three times

2018 (Freshman)
• Played in 18 matches, including 12 starts
• Accumulated 165 kills, 87 digs, 22 blocks (16a, 6s), seven assists and seven service aces
• Recorded at least 10 kills in 10 matches
• Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic and Rebel Invitational all-tournament teams
• Attacked .500 (13-2-22) with three aces against Texas A&M, both career highs
• Tallied a career-high 16 kills and 16.5 points versus Southern Miss
• Had her first career double-double (13 digs, 12 kills) in upset of No. 4 Penn State

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• 2017 AVCA High School All-America honorable mention
• Two-time Southern Lakes Conference Player of the Year
• Four-time first team all-conference selection
• Picked up second team all-county honors in 2015
• Earned first team all-county and all-state accolades as a junior
• Led her team to the South Lakes Conference championship during her senior campaign
• Ranked 29th in Prep Volleyball’s “Senior Aces”
• Played club ball for the Milwaukee Sting

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Brian and Michele Grunze
• Has two sisters, Mikaela and Mariah
• Exploration major