Men's Volleyball

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Driss Guessous

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Pasadena, Calif.

High School:
Loyola

Height:
6-8

Position:
Middle Blocker

Club:
Manhattan Beach Surf Volleyball Club

Driss Guessous

10/20/2014

Buckeyes Top York, Split Four Sets with Penn State

Ohio State won five of eight sets played

10/13/2014

Ohio State Tops McMaster University Twice in Exhibition Action

Buckeyes win six of eight sets played

05/28/2014

MVB Places Seven on Academic All-Big Ten Team

Seven men's volleyball players earn academic award

05/07/2014

Fifteen Buckeyes Earn MIVA Academic Honors

Honorees must own a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to qualify

04/24/2014

Driss Guessous Named an All-American & Newcomer of the Year

Redshirt freshman tabbed Second Team All-America

Guessous Photo Gallery

USA Volleyball: Represented the United States as a member of the Team USA squad that competed at the 2013 FIVB Men's U-21 World Championship in Turkey ... member of golf-medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Junior Continental Championships.

2014 (Freshman Season): Placed on the AVCA All-America Second Team, the only freshman to earn All-American honors ... recognized by the AVCA as the Newcomer of the Year as well ... a First Team All-MIVA selection ... MIVA Freshman of the Year ... Off the Block/Springback, Inc. Freshman All-American ... paced the MIVA and ranked third nationally with a .446 attack percentage, the 14th-best mark in school history ... racked up 24 solo blocks to rank second in the MIVA for 2014 and top-10 all-time at Ohio State ... his .90 blocks/set (7th), 2.56 kills/set (16th) and 3.10 points/set (16th) all slotted in the MIVA top-20 ... totaled 93 blocks, 264 kills, and 28 digs while starting all 27 matches and playing in every set ... named the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week (2/11) after stuffing 11 blocks (4s, 7a) in eight sets against Penn State (2/5) and Saint Francis (2/9) ... posted double-digit kills in 13 contests, including 10 or more put-aways six times in a seven-match midseason stretch (2/5-3/5) ... a MIVA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree.

2013 (Redshirt Season): Did not play ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... MIVA Academic All-Conference.

Prior to Ohio State: Played for coach Michael Boehle at Loyola High School ... led team to state title in 2012 ... named a 2012 AVCA First Team All-American ... 2012 Mission Leage first team and CIF first team ... finished senior season with 299 kills, 89 blocks and a .600 attack percentage ... also played for the Manhattan Beach Surf Volleyball Club coached by John Beckwith ... 2011 USAV Junior National Championship silver medalist.

Personal: Son of Loring Guessous and Amal Guessous ... has an older sister, Kenza ... majoring in physics.

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