April 22, 2021

Emily Londot Earns AVCA National Freshman of the Year Award



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COLUMBUS, OhioEmily Londot has capped off an impressive rookie season by being selected as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Freshman of the Year, the organization announced Thursday.

Londot is just the second Buckeye in program history to earn this distinction, following in the footsteps of Stacey Gordon, who achieved the feat in 2001. She also picked up her first All-American laurel on Wednesday with a spot on the second team.


The Utica, Ohio, native was named AVCA Northeast Region Freshman of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year for her inaugural season in Scarlet & Gray. She led the Buckeyes and the Big Ten freshman class with 4.07 kills per set and 371 points to earn unanimous first team All-Big Ten and all-freshman team honors. The AVCA All-Region selection tallied nine double-doubles, including four straight to close out the season. Londot recorded double figures in kills in all 20 matches and had at least 20 kills on six occasions. She finished second on the team in blocks (72) and third in digs (175).