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. Wednesday shifts the attention to Shawn Hughes out of St. Louis, Mo.
Hughes took the court in nearly 40 matches and saw action in 59 sets. He attacked .286 for his career with 12 kills on 28 attempts and just four errors. Hughes added nine points from the service stripe for a total of 21.5 (also got in on a block assist). He was responsible for 14 digs as well.
In a start against Lees-McRae (3/15/19), Hughes paced the squad in three categories (nine kills, eight digs and three aces) while attacking at a .389 clip.
Hughes was an academic stand-out, earning recognition in the form of Academic All-Big Ten, MIVA Academic All-Conference and OSU Scholar-Athlete honors in each season.
Sam Clark: “Shawn Hughes picked me up at 5:30 every Monday and Wednesday morning to go to lift. Never once did I hear him complain about having to get up early, go out of his way to pick me up, or lift. He was the kind of guy that just got the work done.”
Jamie Wolmering: “Shawn has always been a consistent force on the volleyball court no matter where you put him. If it was on the outside, the right side, or at the service line, he always found a way to be effective. He is a very smart player who knows how to take the play given to him and still make the best of it, and that probably has something to do with his engineering background. I’ll miss all the conversations we had on and off the court about volleyball, random facts or classes we were taking at the time. Last of all, he will always be remembered as an Ohio State national champion.”