Lisa Hofbauer

Player profile

  • Hometown Birkfeld, Austria
  • Year Senior
  • Last School East Carolina
  • Height 5-7

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played at East Carolina before transferring to Ohio State
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with two degrees in Spring 2020 – BSBA in marketing and a BS in economics
  • Ranked in doubles at East Carolina, reaching a high of No. 49
  • Played No. 1 for the Pirates the last two seasons; 10-7 overall in shortened 2019-20 campaign, with an 8-3 dual match ledger
  • On court one in doubles in 2019-20, notched a 9-9 overall record and 4-5 dual match mark
  • All-AAC selection in 2019 after posting 17-12 singles record, with a 14-4 dual match mark, all on court one; was 21-7 in doubles overall that year
  • Notched 21-11 overall singles mark in 2017-18, with a 14-6 dual match record, and was 18-10 overall in doubles
  • As a freshman (2016-17), was 16-16 in singles and 19-10 in doubles overall
  • ECU All-Academic-Team selection
  • Received All-Academic Team award
  • Under 18 Austrian Champion


  • Daughter of Waltraud and Johann Hofbauer
  • Has a brother, Daniel, who is an accountant in Austria
  • Enrolled in graduate school, working toward master’s degree in applied economics
  • Enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, hiking, reading and baking
  • On why she chose Ohio State: “The Coaches. They are really invested in everything and have a really positive mentality.”