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CLEVELAND -- The Ohio volleyball team placed five student-athletes on the 2017 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team -- junior setter/outside hitter Stephanie Olman (Maumee, Ohio), redshirt sophomore outside hitter Carley Remmers (Filley, Neb.), sophomore libero Meredith Howe (Grand Rapids, Mich.), sophomore middle blocker/outside hitter Sara Januszewski (Oak Creek, Wis.) and sophomore outside hitter/libero Allyson Vaughn (Glenview, Ill.) -- as announced by the league office on Friday (Dec. 1).
A total of 75 student-athletes across MAC volleyball were named to this year's squad.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.
Olman received Academic All-MAC recognition for the second year in a row while Remmers, Howe, Januszewski and Vaughn all earned honors for the first time in their careers.
The group helped the Bobcats go 17-15 in 2017 -- including a 10-6 mark in MAC play. Oho earned the No. 4 seed in the 2017 MAC Championship and a bye to the tournament quarterfinals. Ohio topped No. 8-seeded Eastern Michigan, 3-1, but dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 1-seeded Miami, 3-0, in the league semifinals. The Bobcats advanced to the league tournament semifinals for the 16th year in a row.
A community and public health major with a 3.794 GPA, Olman posted a career high 203 kills (1.95 per set) to rank third on the team. She tallied double-digit digs nine times.
A psychology major with a 3.302 GPA, Remmers notched a career-high 110 kills (1.43 per set) to rank fifth on the team, 18 service aces (0.23 per set), 20 total blocks (five solo, 15 assisted; 0.26 per set) and 199 digs (2.58) to rank fifth on the team. She finished with double-digit kills once and double-digit digs 12 times.
A nursing major with a 4.000 GPA, Howe finished with a career-high 275 digs (2.46 per set) to rank fourth on the team, 27 service aces (0.24 per set) to rank second on the team and 21 assists (0.19 per set). She recorded double-digit digs 16 times. Howe is serving as the second academic captain in the program's history.
A pre-retail merchandising and fashion product development major with a 3.449 GPA, Januszewsk recorded a career-high 157 kills (1.47 per set) to rank fourth on the team, 80 total blocks (nine solo, 71 assisted; 0.75 per set) to rank second on the team and 31 digs (0.29 per set). She posted double-digit kills three times and had at least five total blocks in five matches.
A communications major with a 3.323 GPA, Vaughn recorded a career-high 23 service aces (0.20 per set) to rank fourth on the team and 99 digs (0.85 per set).
In four seasons under head coach Deane Webb, Ohio has seen a total of 14 student-athletes bring in 22 Academic All-MAC honors.