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#8 John Klanac
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'5"
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Orchard Park, N.Y.
High School: Orchard Park
John Klanac Biography
Career Statistics Career Statistics
2008 Match-by-match 2008 Match-by-match
2009 Match-by-match 2009 Match-by-match
2010 Match-by-match 2010 Match-by-match
2011 Match-by-match 2011 Match-by-match
Courtesy: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Release: 06/29/2007

CAREER RANKINGS: Ranks 12th in points with 1,217.5 ... 18th in points per set at 3.70 ... 10th in kills with 1,048 ... 19th in kills per set at 3.19 ... 12th in aces with 70 ... 18th in aces per set at .21.

2011 (5TH-YEAR, SENIOR ELIGIBILITY): NCAA CHAMPIONS ... NCAA All-Tournament ... Started 32 matches ... MIVA All-Tournament ... First team MIVA All-Conference ... Preseason All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association All-Conference Selection ... Named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week and the Ohio State Athlete of the Week for his play at #11 Loyola-Chicago and #15 Lewis ... ranked 13th nationally in attack percentage at .340.

2010 (SENIOR SEASON, JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY): Preseason All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection … started and played in 28 matches … Outrigger Hotels Invitational All-Tournament Team … Volleyball Hall of Fame/Morgan Classic All-Tournament Team … MIVA first team all-conference selection … MIVA All-Tournament Championship team … double-figure kills in 22 matches, double-figure points in 23 matches … nationally ranked 23rd in kills per game at 3.96.

2009 (JUNIOR SEASON, SOPHOMORE ELIGIBILITY): MIVA Second Team All-Conference … MIVA All-Tournament … 11 matches with double-figure kills … played and started in 21 matches … third on the squad in points (3.48) and kills (2.84) per game … fifth in attack percentage at .272 … team leader in aces per game at .24 with 18 … fourth on the squad in blocks per game at .69 with eight solos and 44 assist blocks … fourth on the team in digs per game at 1.31 … has a .940 serve reception percentage … career-high 18 kills against George Mason … hit a career-high .600 (9-0-15) against George Mason … career-high four ace serves against Quincy (Feb. 19) … career-high nine digs against Lewis … career-high three solo blocks against Lewis … career-high five assist blocks at Rutgers-Newark … career-high six total blocks (3-3) against Lewis … career-high 21 points against George Mason.

2008 (SOPHOMORE SEASON, FRESHMAN ELIGIBILITY): Played in 18 matches with nine starts … missed eight matches before returning against Mercyhurst … season-high 11 kills against St. Francis and at Quincy (1-26-08) … season-high seven digs against Loyola-Chicago … season-high 12.5 points against St. Francis, at Quincy (1-26-08) and at Mercyhurst … hit a season-high .364 (5-1-11) at Ball State.

2007 (FRESHMAN SEASON): Redshirt, did not play.

USA VOLLEYBALL: 2005 USA Volleyball Youth National Boy’s A2 Team … 2006 USA Volleyball Junior National Men’s A2 Team.

ORCHARD PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Played volleyball and basketball … volleyball coach was Matt Lexner … volleyball co-captain in 2004 and 2005 … reached sectional semifinals in 2004 and 2005 … all WNY Division I ECIC in 2005 … all WNT fist team Division I ECIC in 2004 … 2003 Divisional Champions (NYS Champion Runner-up) … 2004 all WNY 2nd Team Division I ECIC … named to the 2006 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50.

EDEN POWER STATION CLUB: Coached by Walt Stefani, Matt Lexner and Robert Pierce … won Gold Medal at the 2005 Empire State Western Region … 2003 and 2004 Boys East Coast Volleyball Finals All-Tournament Team … 2004 and 2005 co-captain.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Anna Marie Klanac … has one brother, Mike Jr., and one sister, Samantha … enjoys music and the guitar … chose Ohio State because “early in my career, I heard a lot of great thing about Ohio State from my high school volleyball coach and OSU alumni/player Matt Lexner. Once I visited the campus, met the coaches and players I felt very comfortable that OSU was the best place for me.”

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