Men's Volleyball

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Driss Guessous

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Pasadena, Calif.

High School:
Loyola H.S.

Height:
6-8

Position:
Middle Blocker

Club:
Manhattan Beach Surf Volleyball Club

Driss  Guessous

05/12/2015

Twelve Buckeyes Named MIVA Academic All-Conference

A dozen Buckeyes own cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better

04/24/2015

Ohio State Moves On to MIVA Tournament Semifinals, Sweeps Ball State

The Buckeyes pick up their 22nd win of the season

04/09/2015

20th Win of the Season Comes Against Long-Time Rival

Ohio State improves to 20-6 overall and 10-3 in MIVA play

04/04/2015

Buckeyes Bring Home Another Road Victory

Ohio State improves to 19-6 overall and 9-3 in MIVA play

04/03/2015

Weekend Trip Starts with Sweep Over Lindenwood

Ohio State improves to 18-6 overall and 8-3 in MIVA play

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 gold-medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Junior Continental Championships.

Career: Enters 2016 tied for 20th in Ohio State history with 34 career solo blocks.

2015 (Sophomore Season): Tabbed Preseason AVCA All-America and Preseason All-MIVA ... returned from injury to make season debut on Feb. 11 versus Penn State ... started the next 17 matches to finish out the season ... ranked 13th in the MIVA averaging .90 blocks per set ... registered 12 or more points in six different matches ... produced points at a clip of 2.44/set overall ... attacked .364 (113-37-209) while posting 1.79 kills/set ... threw up 11 blocks (2s, 9a) in four-set victory over Erskine (3/28), the most by a Buckeye since 2012 ... buried eight-plus kills in eight tilts, including an 8-0-10 (.800) effort against Ball State (4/9) ... an Academic All-Big Ten and MIVA Academic All-Conference selection.

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): Took a redshirt ... 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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