Guessous is one of 10 players nationally to earn First Team honors
Ohio State won five of eight sets played
Buckeyes win six of eight sets played
Seven men's volleyball players earn academic award
Honorees must own a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to qualify
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.
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.