COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tim Baldwin, a 6-foot-6 opposite hitter from Oak Park, Calif., is transferring to Ohio State with four years of eligibility remaining for the Buckeye men’s volleyball program. He has enrolled for classes in the Spring semester and will be ready to compete for the 2020 season.
“Our staff and student-athletes are very excited for Tim to be joining the Buckeye volleyball family,” Kevin Burch, head coach, said. “As we all got to know him throughout the recruiting process, it became clear that he’d be a perfect fit on and off the court.”
Baldwin lifted Oak Park High School to the No. 1 national ranking during his junior campaign before spending the 2019 collegiate season at Brigham Young University. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named him a First Team Boys High School Senior All-American in 2018 (alongside Buckeye teammate Luke Lentin).
The 2018 Volleyball Magazine ‘Fab 50’ honoree has gathered multiple medals. Baldwin and the SCVA HP team won silver at the 2017 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships prior to Baldwin’s help in Spectrum Volleyball Club’s gold, silver and bronze in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 USA Volleyball Nationals, respectively.
“Tim brings elite athleticism, versatility and an intense passion for the game. We look forward to working with Tim and seeing his impact on the program.”
Baldwin intends to major in Communications.