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. Friday brings attention to fifth-year Jamie Wolmering and his fascinating journey to becoming a Buckeye.
The New York native stayed in-state for his first year of college, playing basketball for SUNY Oswego. He and his squad advanced to the D-II NCAA ‘Sweet 16’ in his lone campaign as a hooper.
Wolmering then elected to enroll at Ohio State and joined the men’s volleyball club team. Again, he found postseason success as his squad finished as the 2017 Club Nationals runner-up.
The next step of his journey was taking a shot at the varsity roster in the fall of 2017. Wolmering showed the coaches he was meant for the D-I level and played in four postseason matches that Spring during the ’18 season.
He played in 18 matches overall, amassing six blocks, five kills, four digs and a pair of service aces. Wolmering terminated five of nine attempts with a lone error for a .444 career hitting percentage.
Wolmering, a civil engineering major, crashed the books to the tune of Academic All-Big Ten, MIVA Academic All-Conference and OSU Scholar-Athlete accolades. He will remain in central Ohio following graduating after accepting a civil engineeer position with EMH&T in New Albany, Ohio.
Austin Gerwig: “From the second I joined the program, Jamie has been like a big brother for me. He is a gritty, hardworking guy, and never blinks an eye at anything asked of him. This is a guy who played collegiate basketball for a year, came to Ohio State and became a part of a program that just came off of back-to-back national championships. Just an incredible athlete and a big part of our team. What I am going to miss most about Jamie is always having someone to battle at practice, talk through the net, and ultimately push each other to be better volleyball players. I can’t wait to see Jamie’s success continue off the court now as he gets ready to begin his career as an engineer.”
Ethan Talley: “Jamie has always been a great friend to me throughout my time at OSU, but more importantly, a mentor. With his unique athletic background he taught me how to be a good teammate and be a selfless member of a unit. It is obvious that Jamie always had the team’s best interest in mind. I will always cherish the memories we made both on and off the court.