TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – For the second straight season, Florida State Volleyball junior middle blocker Emma Clothier has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Team, announced by the AVCA on Wednesday.
Clothier, a Carrollton, Texas, native, becomes the seventh Seminole to earn multiple All-America honors from the AVCA. She was selected as an honorable mention All-American.
“Emma played a critical role on our team this year both on and off the court,” FSU Head Coach Chris Poole said. “She is deserving of this recognition and we are excited to see Emma lead this team during the off-season as our expectations are high for the future.”
Clothier has also earned AVCA East All-Region, All-ACC First Team and ACC Player of the Week honors in what was another superb season. She led the Seminoles in a variety of categories, including total kills (287), kills per set (2.66), hitting percentage (.328), service aces (32), solo blocks (16 – tied for first) and total points (373.0).
Most important to her selection as an All-American once again was her statistics holding up against some of the best competition FSU played this season. With the NCAA Volleyball National Semifinals approaching this week, FSU carries the 11th-hardest schedule in the country, with its past opposition combining for a .637 winning percentage.
With her senior season remaining in 2022, Clothier could become just the third three-time AVCA All-American in program history. The others include middle blocker Ashley Neff (2011-13) and outside hitter Nicole Walch (2013-15).
Clothier’s .328 hitting percentage this season ranked ninth in the ACC this season. Her .345 career hitting percentage ranks fifth all-time at Florida State. She also has a career .944 service percentage that ranks seventh all-time at FSU.
The two-time All-American had several standout performances against quality competition in 2021. In the NCAA First Round vs. Kansas State, she delivered 11 kills on 18 attacks with no errors, hitting .611 and adding four blocks. She became the second Seminole to hit above .600 in an NCAA Tournament match.
Against North Carolina on Oct. 3, Clothier delivered seven kills and five blocks while hitting .583 in a 3-0 win.
At the UCF Invitational, Clothier was named to the All-Tournament Team after strong matches against two NCAA Tournament opponents in FGCU (12 kills, four blocks, .429 hitting percentage) and UCF (14 kills, eight blocks, .407 hitting percentage).