1 - Chris Omahan
Chris Omahan
Height: 6-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Mount Vernon, Ohio
High School: Mount Vernon
Position: OH
Major: Biological Engineering
Team: Vanguard Volleyball Club

2014: Played in 26 sets...68 kills...42 digs...10 blocks...five aces...racked up 16 kills, a .419 hitting percentage, 10 digs, and three blocks versus #7 Elmira (2/8)...generated nine kills, six digs, and two aces at #13 NYU (2/12)...collected nine digs against Daniel Webster (2/4).

2013: Played in 127 sets...181 digs...94 kills...16 aces...16 blocks...ranked third on the team in digs...tallied 18 kills, a .432 hitting percentage, eight digs, and three aces at Daniel Webster (1/26)...collected 14 digs versus Sage College (3/10)...notched 11 digs versus #13 Baruch (1/27), followed by 10 against Elmira (2/2)...generated 10 digs and three blocks versus #10 Rivier (2/17)...posted eight kills and seven digs against Southern Vermont (2/3).

2012: Played in 80 sets...67 kills...85 digs...14 blocks...registered 12 kills and a .429 hitting percentage against Mount Ida (3/3)...collected 12 digs versus Elmira (1/27)...totaled 10 digs and three blocks at #1 Nazareth (1/28)...also had a three-block performance versus Endicott (1/31).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering...completed an engineering internship at Replex Plastics where he researched and designed a novel photovoltaic module which will reduce the per wattage cost of solar cells...was an undergraduate research at the MIT Prather Lab...Kappa Sigma summer president and risk manager.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because MIT has the right mix of working hard and playing hard. The academics are tough but MIT students do not take themselves too seriously and just enjoy living and being young. On the athletics side, I chose MIT because the student-athletes are driven individuals who want to succeed academically and athletically. They study hard, but play harder and the fiery enthusiasm students-athletes at MIT have for life is shown in their passionate pursuit of both academic and athletic success.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Mount Vernon High School...captain...first team all-Ohio (Division I)...Ohio east region player of the year (Division I)...first team all-Ohio Capital Conference...state quarterfinalist in 2009...state semifinalist in 2010...high school MVP...holds school records in kills in a season and a match...also was the goalkeeper on the soccer team...valedictorian...National Honor Society president...scholar athlete awards in volleyball and soccer from the Ohio coaches and conference...Mount Vernon High School Student of the Year...Kenyon College Presidential Book Award...Commended Scholar...AP Scholar.

Club: Vanguard Volleyball Club that competed in the Boys Junior National Championships for three consecutive years...Ohio Valley Region High Performance Team.