Marie Plitt shares her story here

on Loveland Beacon Talks

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (December 16, 2023) – On the road from Loveland, OH to Muncie, IN, Marie Plitt has built a lasting legacy as an outstanding, record-setting athlete; first in high school as a basketball and volleyball athlete, then completing an outstanding college career on the volleyball court for Ball State University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Among her college athletic honors, Marie Plitt earned First-Team All Conference in the MAC – (Photo provided)

Yes, Marie is the younger sister of Drew Plitt who recently visited with us here on Loveland Beacon Talks sharing his story from Loveland, to Muncie and back to Cincinnati where he currently plies his trade as NFL quarterback on the practice squad for the Cincinnati Bengals. Nuff said there.

THIS IS ABOUT MARIE PLITT and her amazing accomplishments as a student-athlete representing Ball State University on the volleyball court over the past five years since graduating from Loveland in 2019.

As a member of the LHS Class of 2019, Marie was a 4-year letter winner in both basketball and volleyball. She collected honors as ECC Player of the Year twice, was First Team ECC three times, All City, All District, All Region and even earned All State 3rd Team in 2018. The list of awards, recognition and accomplishments during her volleyball student-athlete career at Ball State University is even longer and more impressive.

It says an awful lot that she played in 118 of a possible 120 matches in her career (that included action in 441 of a possible 461 sets). Many honors include MAC All Freshman Team, 2021 Distinguished Scholar Athlete and Three-time Academic All MAC. Plitt received honors as a player for both her offense and defense accomplishments. She performed at a high level in the highest competitive situations including “Smashing” a career-high 20 kills in the Cardinals’ first-round NCAA victory over Michigan in 2021. That was not a rare accomplishment for the Mid Blocker who was credited with double-digit kills in 61 different career matches. Marie Plitt was duly honored by Ball State University in a special ceremony and video with her family during senior night as she closed out her Ball State University athletic career just this past November. She remains a student at Ball State Universityworking toward her Master’s Degree.


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Marie Plitt with family during Senior Night ceremonies at Ball State University in November 2023 (Provided)

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