TOLEDO — Ashley Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, a sophomore middle blocker for the Owens Community College Women’s Volleyball Team, has been named the outstanding graduate in the business administration concentration at Owens.
With the honor, Pleiman was recognized during a breakfast awards ceremony recently at Owens. She was presented with plaque by Tim Miesse, the chair of the department of business technologies.
As a freshman, Pleiman was named to the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference’s All-Academic team, and her academic performance was a key reason the team finished with a 3.23 GPA, which was the highest among all athletic teams in the conference. On top of that she earned the NJCAA’s Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.
On the court, Pleiman was only able to play in the team’s final 12 matches as a freshman due to a preseason injury. During that stretch, though, she produced 54 kills, with a .280 hitting percentage along with 35 blocks (11 solos) and 12 digs.
As a sophomore, Pleiman played in all but one match and produced 307 kills, 84 blocks (five solo) 65 digs, and 16 aces. She hit .311 and had 10 matches with double digit kills, and she produced a career-high 16 kills against Catawba Valley on Oct. 7.
Pleiman closed her career with 361 kills, and a .306 hitting percentage along with 119 blocks (16 solo), 77 digs, 16 aces, and seven assists.
Pleiman is still deciding where she would like to play volleyball and get her education next year.