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Nrithya Sundararaman
Player Profile:
Nrithya Sundararaman 822201
Position: Setter/Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Naperville
2012 Capital One Academic All-America (3.90 GPA)                                                             
2012 Capital One Academic All-District
2012 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2012 AVCA All-Region (East)
2012 All-ACC
2012 ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 19)

SENIOR (2012): First Academic All-American in program history ... third in program history with 2,358 career assists ... led the ACC with 10.72 assists/set ... third on the team with 96 total blocks (0.86 b/s) ... recorded a season-high 55 assists and eight total blocks against Clemson (Oct. 19) ... notched season-high five kills and nine digs against Boston College (Nov. 16) ... averaged 11.50 assists per set versus Boston College (Nov. 16) and Maryland (Nov. 18) ... recorded 47 assists in four sets at Florida State (Nov. 23) ... registered 54 assists against College of Charleston in the NCAA tournament (Nov. 30).

JUNIOR (2011): Appeared in 11 matches, starting two for the Hurricanes ... earned a season-high 42 assists, five digs, three kills and two block assists while delivering a perfect eight-for-eight serves in the sweep against Virginia (Oct. 28) ... ended the season third on the team in sets with 65. 118 assists in Hurricane Invitational (Aug 24-25)... 50 assists against Oregon St (Aug. 31st) ... 50 assists against Florida State (Sept. 7) ... 48 assists and two kills against Louisville (Sept. 15) ... 50 assists and one kill against Duke (Nov. 10).

SOPHOMORE (2010): Switched to more of a hitter role for the Canes as a sophomore, rather than a primary setter ... appeared in 21 matches for the Hurricanes, making starts against UT-Arlington (Aug. 27) and at NC State (Oct. 3) ... recognized on Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... shared team Academic Award, earning the highest GPA of any student-athlete during the course of two semesters ... totaled 158 assists on the season (3.51 per set) ... tallied 26 digs, 13 kills and 10 blocks from her setter position ... registered a team individual season-high of 63 assists vs. UT-Arlington (Aug. 27) to go with three service aces... the 63 assists and three aces against UTA were also a career-high ... picked up 15 assists off the bench in the loss to Florida State (Sept. 18) ... tallied 12 assists against Duke (Oct. 22) ... season-high numbers with four kills and seven digs versus NC State (Nov. 12) ... played in one set in the NCAA tournament at Indiana (Dec. 3).

FRESHMAN (2009): Played in all 31 matches while starting 23 times through 116 sets on the season ... primarily used as a setter throughout her freshman season, stepping in for the injured Katie Gallagher ... finished ranked ninth in the league while leading the team in assists with 934 ... positioned herself fourth all-time at UM for career assists after a breakout freshman season ... completed the season with an 8.05 assists per set average ... recorded 147 digs (1.27 digs per set) ... collected 94 kills on 258 attempts from her setter position for a hitting percentage of .225 on the year ... ended the year third on the team with 60 blocks (55 assisted), while serving nine aces ... picked up her best hitting percentage for a match with seven kills on nine swings with zero errors in a victory over Middle Tennessee State (9/11) as part of the Miami/FIU Tournament ... had eight kills twice on the year in back-to-back fashion against Eastern Michigan (9/4) and North Dakota State (9/5) en route to UM claiming the Hampton Inn & Suites Tournament Championship in Colorado ... closed the year with 12 matches setting up 40-or more assists, as well as four matches in which she tallied 50-plus assists ... tallied 92 assists to open the year in three matches during the Hurricane Invitational ... collected her second double-double of the year with 49 assists and 14 digs in a home win against Virginia (9/25) ... ended the season with five double-double performances overall ... set up a season-best 58 assists at home versus Clemson (10/2) ... followed that with two more matches of 50-plus assists against Georgia Tech (10/4) - 54 assists, as well as Wake Forest (10/8) - 53 assists... Also registered a season-high six blocks at Wake Forest ... collected 57 assists in a home win against Wake Forest (11/6), adding three kills, seven digs and three blocks ... picked up 47 assists, three kills, seven digs and three assisted blocks in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament [Gainesville Regional] against FIU (12/3) ... hauled in a season-high 16 digs to go along with 47 assists in a home victory over Georgia Tech (11/13).

PRIOR TO MIAMI: Played her high school volleyball under head coach Jennifer Urban ... assisted the Huskies to a 34-3 overall record while posting a 13-1 record in league play - finishing as regular season as co-champs of the DuPage Valley Conference ... tabbed DuPage Valley Conference First Team ... First Team Naperville Sun ... First Team Daily Herald ... Received honorable mention honors by the Chicago Tribune ... helped to lead her Huskies to a Regional title before falling in the Sectionals during the Illinois State playoffs ... two-time All-Academic performer ... On the club level, played for the Illinois' Sports Performance Club ... helped them finish the 2008 campaign with an 18-2 overall record, while going a perfect 6-0 in The First Power League.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Sundar and Veidegi Sundararaman ... has one younger brother, Brihu ... major is neurobiology.

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