Ohio State senior Taylor Sandbothe recorded her 518th career block on Wednesday night in the team’s 3-1 loss to Wisconsin, which broke the all-time school record for career rejections.
The 2015 First Team All-American had 3 block assists in the match, which put her past the record of 517 done by Dawn McDougall from 1988-1991.
Sandbothe has been running down this record all season – entering the year with 420 and ranked 4th on the Buckeyes’ all-time list. Her 1.10 blocks/set average is a bit behind her pace of the last two seasons, but she’s been asked to contribute more offensively with a career high in aces already, plus on track to blow away her previous career bests in digs (.91/set) and kills (3.84/set).
Sandbothe broke the record in the 3rd and final set – though a false alarm in the 2nd set gave her the record briefly. With the score 19-21 in favor of Wisconsin, Sandbothe blocked two consecutive Badger shots to record her 518th kill. The second, however, was challenged by the Wisconsin coaching staff and overturned upon review, bumping her back down to a tie at 517.
See the full match recap here.
Ohio State’s All-Time Top 10 in Career Blocks
- Taylor Sandbothe, 2013-present, 518
- Dawn McDougall, 1988-91, 517
- Danielle Meyer, 2004-2007, 479
- Suzie Stilling, 1999-2002, 455
- Sherri Helman, 1993-1996, 423
- Dana Stearns, 1997-2000, 413
- Kelli Barhorst, 2008-2011, 403
- Briana McCarthy, 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 398
- Jenny Jackson, 1992-1995, 389
- (tie) Leisa Wissler, 1998-1991/Sherri Rinker, 1984-1987, 385