COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kaitlyn Leary teamed up with Madi Kingdon to reach the AVCA Sand Pairs Championships Final Four and earn AVCA Sand Volleyball All-America recognition. Leary played four years of indoor volleyball at Ohio State before graduating and transferring to the University of Arizona for a fifth season of eligibility in sand volleyball with the Wildcats.
Leary took advantage of an NCAA rule that grants a fifth year of athletic eligibility for student-athletes desiring to compete in a different sport. As a Wildcat, Leary posted an overall record of 27-6 which included a 24-3 mark when paired with her All-American partner Kingdon.
The Parma, Ohio, native left an impressive mark during her four years in Columbus. Leary remains splattered all over the OSU all-time record books, accumulating career statistics which rank among the best totals in school history.
Leary’s final campaign donning the Scarlet & Gray was her best. In 2013, she was awarded AVCA All-America Honorable Mention after pacing the entire Big Ten with 577 kills (4.85 per set) during the regular season.
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Leary ’10 on representing Padua Franciscan High School and The Ohio State University with this tremendous honor at the University of Arizona.