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Barnard Announces Additions to Volleyball Roster

May 3, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State volleyball welcomes the additions of Nursena Ballioglu (Gaziantep, Turkey/Yavuzlar Temel Lisesi) Inna Balyko (Moscow, Russia/Rutgers) and Liepa Lavickyte (Sandnes, Norway/Toppvolley Norway) to the 2022 season.
 
Ballioglu, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter, comes to Corvallis from Gaziantep, Turkey. She helped her club team take second and third place in Turkey during her career. She chose Oregon State for the cultural diversity, competitive conference and academics.  

Balyko, a transfer from Rutgers, appeared in 112 matches for the Scarlet Knights during her four-year career. The 6-foot-1 setter averaged 8.85 assists per set and ranks fifth all-time in program history for career assists (3,342). The First Team All-Big Ten player also ranks second in career aces (99), second in attacking percentage (.340) and fourth in total blocks (273) in the Rutgers' history books. Balyko holds the school record for assists in a three-set match with 47. She finished with a total of 33 double-doubles, including 10 from the 2021 campaign.

Lavickyte, a 6-foot-1 middle blocker, was second in blocks amongst her high school's league. She appeared in numerous Norwegian Championships with her home club and was awarded the top middle blocker on five different occasions in 2018 and 2019. With the help of Lavickyte, her club team won the u15, u17 and u19 Norwegian Championships.
 

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