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University of Miami Athletics
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Maria Andersson

position

Outside Hitter

Height

5-10

Class

Freshman

Hometown

?ngelholm, Sweden

High School

Allebergsgymnasiet

 

• 2008 UM Academic Award
• 2007 All-ACC Academic Team
• 2007 Unsung Hero Award

Sophomore (2008)…
Selected as Miami’s Academic Award winner at the end-of-year banquet – with the award given to the player with the highest GPA over the course of the season … Played in 107 sets throughout 31 matches … Also used as a primary passer for the Hurricanes offense … Contributed one or more service aces 18 times on the season … Tallied two kills with 32 assists … One of Miami’s best servers, tying for third on the team in service aces (32) … Notched 178 digs (1.66 dps) on the year … Also had a block assist … Notched a kill, two assists and a career-high tying four service aces vs. Texas-Pan American (8/30) during the Century Tel Premier Tournament in San Marcos, Texas … Recorded a career-high four assists versus North Carolina (10/18) … Also had a service ace and seven digs against the Tar Heels … Posted an assist, two service aces, eight digs and her only block assist of the season in a victory at home over Georgia Tech (11/14) … Pulled in a season-high 14 digs at North Carolina (11/20) … Registered 11 digs and an assist at home versus Florida State (9/19).

 

Freshman (2007)…
Appeared in 29 of UM’s 31 matches and played in 84 games … Recorded 187 kills, the fourth-highest total on the team … Also finished with 195 digs, 19 aces, 14 assists and 26 total blocks … One of four Hurricanes to finish the season with at least 200 points (221.5) … Recorded double-digit kills nine times overall and in three of UM’s final five matches … After averaging 5.1 kills per match through her first 20 matches, improved her average to 9.6 per match over her final nine matches … Recorded five double-doubles, including a 16-kill, 16-dig performance against Virginia Tech (10/27) … Hit a career-best .368 at Boston College (10/12), recording eight kills while committing just one error on 19 attempts … Had a season-high three service aces versus Jacksonville (8/25) … Tallied a career-high three total blocks twice (vs. Virginia – 10/26, vs. North Carolina – 11/21) … Named co-winner for the team’s Unsung Hero Award, given to the player(s) who demonstrated a hard work ethic but whose efforts may have gone unnoticed throughout the season.

Allebergsgymnasiet (2002-06)…
Played outside hitter in 50 matches on the Junior National Team and 27 matches on the Senior National Team … Named team captain her junior year … Won gold medal at the 2004-05 Swedish Championships before earning the bronze her final two seasons … Won the Grand Prix gold medal her senior season after winning the silver in 2004-05 … Was an all-star team player at the Swedish Junior Championships in 2002 and 2003.

Personal…
Majoring in Business … Has one sibling.