« Volleyball 2021

Emma Granger

Robert Morris


Granger graduated this May with a degree in psychology, carrying a 3.77 cumulative GPA.

She has been named to the 2020 Horizon League Fall Academic Honor Roll, NEC Academic Honor Roll three times, and Dean’s List in each of her eight semesters. Granger also received the Independence Scholarship from RMU.

She is a member of Psi Chi, the national fraternity for psychology, and was accepted into the Clinical Psychology undergraduate program at the university.

Granger is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Robert Morris.


Granger serves as the President of the RMU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a lead tutor for both the athletic study hall program and tutoring center. She is also in the Colonial Leadership Academy, which exists to provide can opportunity for student-athletes to lay the groundwork for a successful collegiate career and productive future post-graduation.

Serving as a two-year team captain, Granger helped the team overcome a bevy of injuries and a healthy roster of just 11 players to win the program’s first regular-season conference championship in 11 seasons during 2019.

She also has overcome adversity herself, recovering from a meniscus tear from the spring of her freshman year to put forth an All-NEC first team campaign as a sophomore. Granger also came back from an ankle injury that sidelined her the first nine matches of 2021 to return on March 2.


Granger has given her time to a multitude of different organizations while at Robert Morris.

During the summer of 2019, Granger volunteered at the Canton COMPASS Rape Crisis center. She also interned as a mentor at CommQuest Services at the Bright and Smith Houses, which are inpatient rehabilitation facilities for teenagers recovering from drug addiction and trauma.

Granger helps coach at Elite Sports Ohio in Uniontown, leading their summer camps and offering private lessons, and also lends her expertise as a volunteer coach at Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball during the school year.

As the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President at RMU, she has helped with the organization’s food drive and volunteered at last year’s RMU Day of Service with her teammates.


Granger will go down as one of the best volleyball players ever at Robert Morris.

Following a terrific junior season, she became the first player in program history to be named to the All-Region and All-America teams. Granger was also named the NEC Player of the Year, ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, All-ECAC team, All-NEC first team, and NEC All-Tournament team. She collected a conference record-tying seven Molten/NEC Player of the Week accolades and was also bestowed with three Defensive Player of the Week nods.

Granger ranked sixth nationally in blocks per set (1.50), ninth in aces per set (0.56), and 23rd in points per set (5.03) in 2019. She owns the RMU career record in service aces (217) and occupies the top two and three of the top five slots in single-season aces. Granger also ranks in the top five in program history in hitting percentage, block assists, and total blocks as she plays her final campaign.

Her 2019 total block number of 160 is the most in a RMU season dating back to 1999, and she also owns RMU single-match records in kills, points, and block assists, the four-set record in kills and points, and the five-set record in service aces.

Additionally, Granger was named to the All-NEC first teams in 2017 and 2018, and was named the 2017 NEC Rookie of the Year.