Clemens Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

Clemens Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

Clemens tallied his first AVCA accolade (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's volleyball senior outside hitter Branden Clemens was selected as an AVCA All-America honorable mention, as announced by the association on Tuesday, May 2.  

The Carmel, Indiana native recorded his first AVCA honor after posting career-high marks. Clemens ended the season first on the team with 3.65 kills per set, ranking fifth in the EIVA, and second in the conference with a .320 hitting percentage, good for fourth on the team. Clemens was named to the All-EIVA first team, EIVA All-Academic Team, the Outrigger Resorts Invitational All-Tournament Team and the 29th-Annual Morgan Classic's All-Tournament Team. The outside hitter also climbed Harvard's career leaderboard as he will graduate ranked third in digs (504), fourth in kills (892), fifth in aces (77), sixth in solo blocks (30), seventh in block assists (165), and ninth in total blocks (195).

Clemens is the third Crimson student-athlete to receive this honor, with the last being Caleb Zimmick '15, who tallied honorable mention honors in 2014 and 2015.

The Crimson finished fourth in the conference with a 9-6 EIVA mark and a 13-11 overall record, and reached the EIVA Tournament for the fifth-straight year.