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  Njideka Nnamani
Njideka Nnamani

Player Profile

Bloomngton, IL

High School:


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Political Science

Stanford: A marvelous athlete who has a personality that is infectious ... Her game has developed significantly this past year ... She will probably play on both the left and right side this year.

2004 Season (Sophomore): Played in 28 games ... Averaged 0.79 kills and 0.61 digs per game ... Recorded a career-high six kills and five digs at Oregon State (11/12/04) ... Notched a career-high two blocks vs Northwestern (9/18/04) ... Saw her first post-season action against Jacksonville (12/3/04) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2003 Season (Freshman): Played in six matches (seven games) for the Cardinal ... Averaged 0.29 kills and 0.29 digs per game ... Notched her first collegiate kill against Bradley (8/30/03) as well as her first collegiate dig ... Also hit .333 in that match.

National Competition: A member of U.S.A. High Performance Team in 1999.

High School: A 2003 graduate of University High School in Normal, Ill. ... A four-year letterwinner ... Captained the volleyball team in 2002 ... Coached by Cathy Sanders ... Pantagraph All-Conference in 2001 and 2002 as well as honorable mention in 2000 ... A 2001 and 2002 all-area team selection ... A 2002 Champaign News Gazette All-State selection ... A Student Sports 2001 Honorable Mention All-America ... A 2002 Student Sports "Hot 100 Recruits Class of 2003" ... Helped lead her team to the state championships in 1999 and 2000 ... A 2002 MVP of the Beecher Varsity Invitational Tournament ... A 1999 and 2002 Nike Crossroads Classic All-Tournament Team ... Named to the Belleville E. Tournament All-Tournament Team in 2002 ... A Champaign News Gazette All-State Second Team selection in 2001 and Honorable Mention in 2000 ... Recorded a school record 29 kills in October 2001 which ranks fifth in Illinois for most kills in a match ... A 2002 National Honor Society member ... Played club volleyball with the Illini Elite Volleyball Club under Andy Erins.

Cardinal Catalogue: Daughter of Chika and Uzo Nnamani ... Her sister Ogonna was a four-time All-American and one of the great volleyball players at Stanford University ... Has two brothers, Nnaemeka (18) and Ikechi (14) ... Hobbies include listening to music and being with the family ... A former member of the Jr. Gamma Phi circus (4 years) while in junior and high school ... Full name is Njideka Mukosolu Nnamani


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