Seven men's volleyball players earn academic award
Honorees must own a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to qualify
Redshirt freshman tabbed Second Team All-America
Pair of Buckeyes Selected for All-MIVA Teams
Ohio State is one of two schools with multiple recipients
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.