Aug. 28, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women’s volleyball Danielle Meyer (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) has been selected the Big Ten Player of the Week by the conference office today. She was key in Ohio State’s 3-0 season start, winning the Towson Invitational last weekend. Meyer posted a match high 15 kills while hitting .565 in the 3-0 (30-15, 30-20, 30-17) win over Robert Morris. She added two ace serves, five digs and an assist block in the match. Against Houston, in the 3-2 (30-32, 30-18, 28-30, 30-15, 15-12) win, Meyer had a career-high 30 kills while hitting .283. She added two ace serves, four digs and four assist blocks. In the 3-1 (28-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-22) victory over Towson, Meyer set a new career-high with 32 kills while hitting .373. She added an ace serve, a season-high 16 digs and two solo blocks in the match. Meyer closed out the Towson match with double-figure kills in game three (12) and four (10).

For the three matches, Meyer averaged 6.42 kills, 7.21 points and 2.08 digs per game while hitting .366. She added five ace serves and seven total blocks with two solo and five assists.

Ohio State, ranked 23rd in the preseason CSTV/AVCA Top 25 Poll, opens its home season this Friday when they host Lehigh (0-3) at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Arena in the Buckeye Invitational. The Buckeyes then play Iona (1-2) at 7 p.m. that night. Ohio State closes out play in the Invitational Sunday when they host Northern Illinois (2-1) Sunday at 2 p.m.