The Pitt volleyball team has added its sixth new player for the upcoming season following the team’s addition of Guewe Diouf on Thursday.
Diouf, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter, joins the Panthers after an outstanding freshman season with the Oklahoma Sooners. During her first collegiate campaign, she had 20 or more kills in five matches while averaging 4.48 kills per set.
She also earned numerous honors, including the 2020-21 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southwest Region Freshman of the Year award, becoming just the second player in Oklahoma history to earn the award. Also on her mantle are All-Big 12 Rookie Team and All-Big 12 First Team honors.
Dan Fisher believes that Diouf brings a lot to the table and looks forward to what she can do with the program over the next handful of years.
“She’s a very exciting player to watch, having international experience, as well as a solid freshman year in the Big 12,” he stated. “She is committed to developing her all-around game. With Guewe on our roster, the future looks bright.”
The international repertoire that Fisher speaks of comes from Diouf’s time with the U19 French National Team. From 2018-2020, the Marignane, France, native donned her home country’s colors while receiving recognition for being the best striker and scorer at last year’s EU Championships.
Back in the Steel City, Diouf joins the Panthers as the team’s second transfer player for the upcoming season. Also sporting a new uniform will be Missouri grad-transfer Leketor Member-Meneh. Fisher’s team will also bring in four freshmen to give the Panthers a relatively fresh look going forward.