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Emani Sims
Player Profile:
Emani Sims 822200
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.
High School: Glenbrook South

SOPHOMORE (2012)...

  • AVCA All-America Third Team
  • AVCA All-Region (East)
  • All-ACC selection
  • Preseason All-ACC selection
  • CVU.com National Player of the Week (Oct. 23)
  • ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 1)
  • ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 22)
  • Louisville all-tournament (Sept. 15)

Second AVCA All-American in school history ... had 160 blocks, second-most in a season in program history ... 1.39 blocks per set ranked second in the ACC, 21st in the nation ... had at least 5 total blocks in 16 matches ... finished the season seventh in program history with 265 total blocks ... led team with a .328 hitting percentage, ninth in the ACC ... third on team with 285 kills (2.48 k/s) ... recorded 17 kills and two blocks against UNLV (Sept. 14) ... recorded 18 kills and two blocks versus Middle Tennessee (Sept. 15) ... registered 18 kills against Duke (Sept. 28) ... registered 32 kills on a .500 hitting percentage versus Duke (Sept. 28) and Wake Forest (Sept. 30) ... recorded 16 kills and and a school-record 16 total blocks against Clemson (Oct. 19) ... recorded 12 kills and nine blocks at Florida State (Nov. 23) ... recorded 10 kills on a .320 hitting percentage and eight total blocks against College of Charleston in the NCAA tournament (Nov. 30).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011)...

  • ACC Freshman of the Week (Oct. 31)
  • ACC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 6)

Started all 31 matches... finished the season with 215 kills and 105 blocks ... had 10 or more kills on seven occasions ... blocked five or more attacks six times throughout the season ... had a season-high nine blocks in the Tiger Classic against LSU (Aug. 27) and in the Florida State (Nov. 26) victory while amassing a season-high 14 kills ... tallied 13 kills and four blocks to beat Boston College ... registered 12 kills, three block assists and a season-high three digs against North Carolina (Nov. 4) ... racked up 11 kills and two block assists to sweep NC State (Nov. 6) ... helped the Hurricanes beat Wake Forest (Nov. 12) on the road with 10 kills and five digs ... picked up seven digs and 13 kills at Georgia Tech (Nov. 18) ... had 12 kills and five digs in five match loss to Clemson.

FRESHMAN (2010)...
Granted a redshirt during the 2010 season.

PRIOR TO MIAMI...
A three-sport student-athlete for Glenbrook South High School ... participated in basketball, track & field, as well as volleyball ... did not play volleyball at Glenbrook until her sophomore year ... played club level for Edge Volleyball of Des Plaines, Ill. ... a powerful middle blocker that helped lead her high school team to a third place finish in the Division 4-A State Tournament during the 2009 season ... led players from all 16 state tournament teams represented by all divisions (1-A through 4-A) in hitting percentage, carrying a .513 clip throughout the tournament ... ranked second in her division during the season in hitting percentage, while ranking 15th in kills ... named to the Central Suburban League All-Conference Team in 2009 ... earned Scholar-Athlete accolades that same season ... All-State honorable mention by the Chicago Tribune ... turned in 238 kills and 69 blocks as a senior ... ranked as a Top 100 Senior Ace as a senior.

PERSONAL...
Daughter of Brendy and Bonnie Sims ... has one sister, Tiffany ... majoring in advertising.

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