Member of athletic family … father played basketball at Missouri … mother is member of Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame after competing on Tigers’ track and field team … mother was also an Olympian … brother won NCAA Division II basketball national championship for Central Missouri … younger sister, Elle, played volleyball for Ohio State in 2019 and currently plays professionally in Sweden.
2021 Season: Appeared in all 45 sets during inaugural season … ranked No. 21 on leaderboard with 2,315 points … tied for second in Athletes Unlimited with 14 service aces … third in the league with 41 blocks … posted season-high nine kills in season opener against Team Cruz and season finale against Team Larson … recorded season-high six digs with five kills in Week Three opener against Team Larson … earned season-high 268 leaderboard points on Mar. 21 against Team Lowe after registering four blocks with four kills and three digs.
Other Experience: Has played in Puerto Rico … also competed in the Asian Games and won first place with Supreme Chonburi-E. Tech in Thailand … also played in the Champions League for Cannes in France … also played two seasons in Peru.
Four-year letter winner for the Buckeyes who earned AVCA All-America commendations three times … named First-Team All-America as a junior … received First-Team AVCA All-Region notice in each of her final three seasons … three-time All-Big Ten selection, including First Team recognition in 2015 and 2016 … fifth on Buckeyes’ career list with 1,498 kills … stands eighth in OSU history with 3,348 career attack attempts … authored .304 career hitting percentage, which rates seventh on Buckeyes’ ledger … fashioned 109 career solo blocks, which are the second-most by a Buckeye … owns Ohio State career record with 455 block assists and 564 total blocks … tallied 1,914.5 career points to finish fourth in school history … led Ohio State in blocks all four years … registered 506 kills during junior season … posted fifth-highest hitting percentage in program history with .366 mark as a sophomore in 2015 … named AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 4, 2016.
Recap: Captain Valentin-Anderson leads team to 71-67 victory over Team Drews
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Team Lowe erases 12-point deficit in comeback defeat of Team De La Cruz
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Valentin-Anderson and Lowe lead team in defeat of Team Drews
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