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Isabella Seman

Elon University
Defensive Specialist/Libero
Broadcast Journalism


Seman is an anchor and reporter for the Elon News Network. She is also a Local News intern for ABC11-WTVD, where she covered the 2020 Iowa caucuses.

Additionaly, she assists the Elon Athletics Marketing Department and acts as the emcee during home men’s and women’s basketball games.

She carries a 3.34 GPA and is on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Seman has been named to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll multiple times.


Seman has been a team captain as a junior and senior and is the team’s starting libero entering the 2021 season.

“From the moment we started recruiting Seman, we could tell she had very strong leadership skills. Our program has greatly benefited from that. She gets extra reps in the gym whenever possible, and her exceptional communication skills and work ethic makes everyone around her better.”
- Head Coach Mary Tendler


Seman is a co-founder of the Hope Happens Here! chapter at Elon, which is a mental health awareness foundation dedicated to fighting the negative stigma surrounding mental illness on college campuses. An ambassador group, they help student-athletes know their resources for their mental health.


Seman led Elon in the 2019 season with 323 digs (3.33/set) and was second on the team with 25 service aces. She played in 25 matches and appeared in 97 sets, helping the Phoenix to its best mark in league play since joining the CAA in 2014. She recorded double-digit digs in five straight CAA matches, highlighted by a 21-dig outing in a 3-2 win over Delaware.

In the Fall 2019 season, she helped guide Elon to its first CAA Championship semifinal appearance after an opening-round, five-set upset over fourth-seeded Northeastern.