Nana Meriwether
Nana Meriwether

Player Profile

Potomac, MD

High School:
Sidwell Friends

Last College:




2005 Honors/Awards: First-Team All-Pac-10 Selection. All-Tournament at the Sands/SBC Tournament, Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge and InnTowner Invitational. Pac-10 Player of the Week for Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

2005 (Junior): Named to the All-Tournament Team at all three of UCLA's pre-conference tournaments in 2005. Team's blocking leader on 19 occasions including a stretch of seven straight matches from Sept. 16-Oct. 7. Had six matches with double-figure blocks, including a school record-tying 17 in UCLA's five-game upset of then-undefeated Washington and a then-career-high 16 at Oregon on Nov. 4. The Oregon match featured a school record-tying eight solo blocks and helped result in Meriwether being named Pac-10 Player of the Week for Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Was also UCLA's kill leader 11 times and led the team in points 13 times, including both NCAA tournament matches for both categories. Had 19 matches with double-figure kills. Also had 13 matches with an attack percentage of .400 or higher.

2004 Honors/Awards: All-Tournament at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Volleyball Challenge. All-Tournament at UCLA's NCAA Regional. Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection

2004 (Sophomore): Recorded double-figure kills in 16 of her 32 matches played. Had five or more blocks in a match on 22 occasions, including double-figure blocking matches against Santa Clara (3 BS/11 BA) on Sept. 9; UCLA's first-round match against Loyola Marymount (1 BS/10 BA) and . Her blocking numbers against Santa Clara on Sept. 9 were a UCLA record for blocks in a three-game match. Led the Pac-10 in blocks per game and finished ranked 13th in the NCAA Division I standings in blocks.

2004 Track and Field (at UCLA): Cleared a season-best height of 5-8 in the high jump at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee meet on April 9 at UCLA.

2003 (Freshman/at Duke): Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. Third on the team in kills per game, kills and points. Second on the team in blocks per game. Had six matches with double-figure kills. Season-high 18 kills came in a five-game loss at Virginia on Sept. 27. Had a career-high four service aces against George Washington on Sept. 20 at the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C.. Had three matches with double-figure digs including a career-high 18 at Wisconsin on Sept. 13. Season-best eight blocks (1 BS, 7 BA) came on Oct. 26 against Maryland in a four-game loss. Hit .400 or better in four matches including a high of .550 (12-1-20) at Wake Forest on Nov. 1, a three-game win for the Blue Devils. Scored a high of 18.5 points on Aug. 30 vs. Marquette and on Sept. 27 at Virginia.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and track and field at Sidwell Friends High School. Gatorade Player of the Year and Washington Post Player of the Year in 2002. Named to the 18 and Under Club All-Tournament team at the 2003 USA Junior Olympic Girls Volleyball Invitational. First team All-Met selection by the Washington Post. Four-year All-Independent School League (ISL) honoree and team Most Valuable Player. Two-time All-Met and All-ISL honoree in track and field. ISL champion in the 200 and 400 meters. Set the school record for high jump with a mark of 5-9 as a junior. Honorable mention All-Met track and field selection her freshman and sophomore years. Broke the school record for 400 meters with a time of 55.3 seconds as a freshman. Second team All-Met selection by the Washington Post in basketball.