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Tamara Merseli
Player Profile:
Tamara Merseli 2818745
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
High School: Prva Ekonomska-Skola
Other College: Indian Hills CC
Major: Psychology

2016 (Junior): Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year ... All-Big Sky Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team ... An Academic All-Big Sky honoree ... Started all 36 matches ... Finished season with 366 kills (led team) and 488 digs (2nd) ... That dig total ties for 10th-best all-time at UND ... Registered 12 double-doubles on the year ... Posted at least 10 digs in all but seven matches on the season ... Piled up a career-best 21 kills in the win vs. Idaho (Nov. 5) ... Had a career-high 30 digs in the win at Portland State (Oct. 8), the final in a stretch where she had 81 digs over a three-match span ... Totaled 34 kills in the nine sets of the Big Sky Conference Tournament, hitting .229 ... Hit .176 for the season on 1,312 swings ... Burst onto the scene with 10 kills and no errors in the season-opening win vs. Omaha in the UND Classic (Aug. 26)  ... Earned first varsity letter at UND.

Before UND: A 2014 graduate of First Economic School in Belgrade, Serbia ... Played two seasons at Indian Hills Community College (Iowa) ... Two-time all-conference ... Honorable mention all-America as a freshman and a second teamer as a sophomore ... Tallied 460 kills in her sophomore campaign to go along with 328 digs ... A President’s List and Dean’s List member at IHCC.

Personal:  Daughter of Osman and Slobodanka Merseli ... Plans to play professional volleyball upon graduation ... Sister, Jelena, plays volleyball at University of Evansville ... Majoring in psychology.

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