May 26, 2021

Lauren Witte a Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist


Lauren Witte of the Ohio State women’s volleyball team has been named a finalist for the Big Ten Medal of Honor. The award is given each year to the top female and male senior student-athlete on each Big Ten campus.

A native of Mentor, Ohio, Witte was part of the Buckeye squad that earned the No. 9 seed in the 2020 NCAA tournament and was ranked in the Top 10 nationally. A Big Ten Player of the Week honoree, she earned spots on the BYU Invitational and Buckeye Invite all-tournament teams in 2017 and ’19, respectively, while earning Buckeye Invitational MVP accolades in 2018. She is in the Top 15 in program history in total solo blocks, total blocks, total assist blocks and attack percentage. She was in the Top 10 in the Big Ten in attack percentage twice.

A health sciences major who earned her degree this spring, Witte will begin the physician assistant program at Baldwin Wallace in the fall. She is a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. She received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for Ohio State in 2020-21.