June 6, 2022

Women’s Volleyball Unveils New Locker Room

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s volleyball program unveiled its new locker room this week. The locker room upgrades were made possible through support and generous donations from the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer family.

“Jen Flynn Oldenburg coming back to Ohio State really brought the alumni aspect of this program back,” said Lewis. “Because she was my teammate, my family and I were more invested so being able to help fundraise for this was a win-win for us. It’s exciting to get the opportunity to help. To see the girls’ reaction was amazing and to see that now they have a space that is theirs and not a cookie-cutter space – we’re really excited to be a part of it.”

The Ohio State women's volleyball team unveilied its new locker room.

“The renovation in the locker room is something that was put on my plate when I got here,” Head Coach Jen Flynn Oldenburg said. “We had a blank canvas when I stepped into this room and one of the first things I said was, ‘Can we take down that wall?’ and people were on board. That’s exciting to know that support was there from the beginning. We’re grateful for the connection with Buckeye Cruise. Without the efforts from Lisa Cisco, Chris Quinn and Nikki (Cisco) Lewis, we wouldn’t be standing in this new locker room.”

The locker room features plaques with award-winners and national team members on the walls, as well as a sitting area for team meetings and a nutrition station.

“What this means for our team – I like some of the things that I was hearing from our current athletes,” Oldenburg said. “The student-athletes are actually going to sit in the locker room and spend some time in there. I think that interaction will build a bond that they will have forever. For future Buckeyes, this is part of recruiting now. Having a state-of-the-art facility in Covelli and now a locker room that matches is something special. I’m grateful and fortunate to be a part of it.”

Be sure to come cheer on Ohio State women’s volleyball inside the Covelli Center this fall. Season tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com.

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