COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s volleyball outside hitter Anna Szerszen was honored by the Fisher College of Business with the Pace Setters’ Jack W. Stephenson Award. The award is presented each year to students with outstanding scholastic leadership and athletic accomplishments. Jack Stephenson was an alumnus with a high regard for the Fisher College and one who made substantial contributions to Ohio State’s athletic program. Just prior to his death in 1971, he served as chairman of the Pace Setters Board.

The Pace Setters Awards are the college’s highest honor, awarded to the top students and faculty in the Fisher College of Business based on leadership in both academics and service to the Fisher College of Business community.

“What Anna has on her plate and the level of excellence that she has done it continues to amaze me,” head coach Geoff Carlston said. “To be getting her undergraduate and MBA degree at the same time is an achievement for anybody.  Add in the fact that she is one our team captains for a top 25 volleyball program and you get a sense of what she is truly doing.  We are so proud of her.”

The 6-3 Szerszen is a redshirt junior from Conflans Ste Hne, France. She played in 20 matches last season with five starts. She is working on her bachelor of science in business administration and her master of business administration degrees. Szerszen has been honored as an Ohio State Scholar Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.