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Gabby Gonzales

Outside Hitter

Player profile

  • Hometown Marietta, Ga.
  • Last School Walton H.S.
  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-3

CAREER HONORS

• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Athlete (2021)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 21)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 21)
• VCU Invitational MVP and All-Tournament Team (2021)

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2021 (Junior)

  • Became the 28th player in program history to record 600 career kills and digs against Iowa (11/19)
  • Became the 35th player in program history to record 500 career kills and digs against Purdue (10/15)
  • Played in 33 matches and 110 sets
  • Led the team with 390 kills, averaging 3.55 kills per set throughout the season
  • Tied for the most service aces on the team (34)
  • Ranked third on the team in digs (279), averaging 2.54 digs per set to lead all players who did not play as a defensive specialist
  • Recorded double-figure kills in 25 matches this season, including 15-consecutive matches and nine ranked opponents
  • Totaled a career-high 22 kills in the four-set win against Michigan State (10/31)
  • Recorded 15 kills in the NCAA second round win against Tennessee (12/4)
  • Had nine double-doubles with kills and digs this season, with seven of those coming against Big Ten opponents

2020 (Sophomore)
• Played in 18 matches and 71 total sets
• Totaled 150 kills, 174 digs, 23 assists, 19 service aces and 18 blocks
• Had a season-high 16 kills against Maryland
• Had a season-high 16 digs the next day against Maryland

2019 (Freshman)
• Played in 28 matches, making 19 starts
• Posted a team-high 309 points and 282 kills
• Averaged 3.20 kills per set and had 190 digs to rank second for the Buckeyes
• Led the team with five double-doubles
• Added 27 blocks (22a, 5s), 22 assists and 11 service aces
• Champyinz Invitational all-tournament team
• Had 14 matches with double figures in kills, including seven straight
• Chipped in 14 kills and 10 digs in upset of No. 4 Wisconsin
• Tallied a career-high 20 kills against Duquesne, Purdue and Minnesota
• Turned in a career night at No. 6 Minnesota behind 22.5 points, 20 kills, 16 digs, four assists and two service aces

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Four-year letterwinner at Walton High School
• Three-time All-Area and All-Georgia selection
• Helped the Raiders to four consecutive state championship titles and a national championship
• Voted MaxPreps and PrepVolleyball.com Junior of the Year
• Earned First Team All-Cobb County recognition every season
• 2017 MaxPreps First Team All-American
• Named an Under Armour First Team All-American as a senior
• Spent her club career with A5 Volleyball as a three-time AAU All-American and 2018 JVA All-National Team member

PERSONAL INFO
• Played with current teammate Reilly MacNeill during her high school and club careers
• Daughter of Becky and Gil Gonzales
• Has a sister, Savanna, who plays volleyball at Augusta University
• Her father played football at the University of Texas
• Exploration major