Driss Guessous Named an All-American & Newcomer of the Year
April 24, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Redshirt freshman Driss Guessous was selected as an All-American by The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in its 24th annual Division I-II Men's All-America Teams. Guessous is one of just 20 players, and the only fresheman, chosen as 2014 All-Americans. He earned a spot on the AVCA All-America Second Team. Guessous was also crowned the AVCA Newcomer of the Year.
Guessous becomes the eighth Buckeye in school history to be named an AVCA All-American, a recognition Ohio State has garnered a total of 14 times. The selections are made by the AVCA Division I-II Men's Volleyball All-America Committee, including OSU head coach Pete Hanson, and the honorees will be presented their awards at the 2014 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship Banquet on the campus of Loyola-Chicago on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Earlier this year, Guessous became the third Buckeye to be named MIVA Freshman of the Year since 2005. The 6-foot-8 middle blocker led the conference throughout the entire season with a .446 hitting percentage. He also ranked seventh with 0.90 blocks per set. The Pasadena, Calif., native racked up 24 solo blocks, the 10th-most in school history. His defensive efforts earned him MIVA Defensive Player of the Week recognition earlier this season (Feb. 11) after racking up 11 blocks for a 1.38 per set average against Penn State and Saint Francis.
2014 AVCA DIVISION I-II MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
ALL-TIME OHIO STATE AVCA ALL-AMERICANS