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Abby Gilleland Named MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Senior setter Abby Gilleland was named MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the week.

She is a sport management and business administration major carrying a 3.773 GPA.

Gilleland had another dynamic performance last weekend for Ohio (18-3, 8-0 MAC). She led the Bobcats with 106 assists, ranked second on the squad with five blocks, and ranked third with 26 digs.

Gilleland has reached 10 double-doubles this year and 35 times in her career. She has recorded double-digit assists 21 times this season and 113 times in her career. She has achieved double-digit digs 12 times this season and 40 times in her career.

She leads Ohio with 807 assists, ranks second with 231 digs, third with 21 service aces, fifth with 38 total blocks, and seventh with 91 kills.

Ohio’s 18-3 start to the 2015 season marks the program’s best opening to a season since starting 18-3 in 2006. The Cats’ have won 32 straight league regular matches.

Ohio hits the road to face their MAC West Division opponents in two key matches this weekend. The Bobcats will visit Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday, Oct. 23 for a 7 pm match at Western Michigan, then head to DeKalb, Ill., for a contest at Northern Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 24  at 8 pm.