COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s volleyball program is hosting #SeniorWeek (March 23-29), spending a day celebrating each member of the seven-man senior class. Tuesday’s focus is on Jake Hanes.
Hanes stuffed his trophy case with a plethora of accolades, stretching from the academic realm to All-America honorable mention in 2019. He was named to the All-MIVA Team in both seasons on the floor, earning First Team recognition in ’19 and Second Team in ’18.
Hanes had a knack for shining when the lights were brightest. He rose up during a 2018 postseason which included all-tournament laurels for both the MIVA and NCAA Tournaments. Hanes wrote his name in the NCAA Record Books, drilling an all-time high 13 aces in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The following season saw Hanes pace the MIVA in both kills per set (3.46) and points per set (5.01). Both averages were slotted top-10 nationally.
His academic highlights include multiple Academic All-Big Ten, MIVA Academic All-Conference and OSU Scholar-Athlete awards.
Hanes’s post graduation plans are to begin training with the U.S. National Team in Anaheim, Calif.
Tyler Alter: “I was lucky to play and live with Jake for three years. Jake always brought a high level of energy and passion in everything he did regardless if we were lifting at 6 a.m. or playing ‘2k’ at midnight. Living with him showed me that he is more than an amazing athlete but a great and loveable guy. I’m lucky to have been apart of Jake’s journey at Ohio State. I’m excited to see all the amazing places volleyball will take him.”
Andrew Hillman: “I have so many amazing memories with Jake on and off the court. From his eloquent fall at GMU to his love for chunky chili sauce, he never failed to keep any of us entertained. I will never forget biking le Tour de St. John every morning at 6:15 a.m. against Jake our freshman year. He is a relentless competitor and a more incredible friend. Jake had an unbelievable career at Ohio State and I cannot wait to see him tear it up at the international level!”