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Ava Pitchford

Ava Pitchford - Volleyball - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated June 2022)
Norcross, Ga.
high school


Played in 86 sets for Noles… second-most assists (413) on the team… recorded 12 assists and three digs against Northern Iowa… totaled 11 assists and six digs at Georgia Tech… logged 20 assists and seven digs versus Miami… tallied 18 assists and seven digs against North Carolina… notched seven digs and 18 assists at Notre Dame… added 21 assists and five digs versus Georgia Tech… registered six assists and one dig against Clemson… logged 21 assists and eight digs at Boston College… posted three digs, two aces, and 17 assists versus Syracuse… recorded 14 assists and five digs as well as a season-high of five aces against Wake Forest… registered 17 assists, one ace, and five digs versus Virginia Tech… logged 14 assists and three digs at Pittsburgh… reported season-highs of one block and 26 assists against Virginia… recorded eight assists and five digs against Notre Dame… totaled 16 assists and six digs against Florida… registered 22 assists as well as season-highs of one kill and 18 digs vs Creighton… logged 17 assists at Omaha… recorded one kill and six digs vs Austin Peay… registered two digs against Yale… recorded three digs and 24 assists against James Madison… posted three digs vs Florida A&M… logged 18 assists and eight digs at Cincinnati… recorded 22 assists and four digs vs Dayton… posted 19 assists, four digs, and one block assist in season opener against Illinois State.

FRESHMAN (2021):

Appeared in 19 sets for the Seminoles in the 2021 season … averaged 4.32 assists per set with 82 total assists and 12 digs … started for the Seminoles with 34 assists, five digs and three kills vs. Georgia Tech … totaled 32 assists vs. North Florida.

2020-21 Season:

Enrolled at Florida State in Jan. 2021, but was not allowed to play in the spring semester due to NCAA rules.


Rated as one of the Top 30 setters in the country by … her experience with A5 and her dominance at Alpharetta High School sets her up very well for a strong collegiate career … enjoyed a big win Georgia State Championship win over perennial favorite Walton High School in Nov. 2020 … over the course of her high school career at both St. Pius X Catholic High and Alpharetta High, she mustered over 2,000 assists, 500 kills, 600 digs and 175 aces … three-time Georgia High School Association all-state selection … selected as a 2020 Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American.

QUOTE FROM PITCHFORD: “I picked FSU because I was looking for a good environment for both volleyball and academics. FSU is a great volleyball program, and there are a lot of options for majors. When I visited the campus, I loved it and knew it was the place I wanted to be.”


  • Nickname: Oovoo
  • Birthday: Nov. 18, 2002.
  • Major: Management Info Systems
  • Favorite Subject: History
  • Dream Job/Career Goal: Data Analyst/Consultant
  • Fun Fact about you: I’m left-handed
  • Who inspires you? My parents
  • Favorite sport besides volleyball: Basketball
  • Favorite restaurant in Tallahassee: Gordos
  • Favorite music genre: Country
  • Current favorite TV show/movie: Criminal Minds
  • Favorite song/artist: Cody Johnson
  • Favorite food: Chipotle
  • Favorite candy: M&Ms
  • Favorite social media platform: Snapchat
  • What is one superpower you wish you had? Mind reading
  • What is your dream vacation? Lake weekend
  • What is your favorite pair of shoes? My slippers
  • Do you have any superstitions? Lots
  • Favorite emoji: 🤩
  • Favorite animal: Dog
  • Spotify or Apple Music? SPOTIFY!
  • If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? New car
  • Ultimate bucket list goal: Travel to Europe and Korea
  • What does being a Seminole mean to you? Surrounding yourself with the best people