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  Tanner Nua

Tanner Nua

Player Profile


Palmdale, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 230




Kinesiology/Exercise Science

Tanner Nua appeared in 27 matches playing in 86 games as a junior ... finished fifth on the team with 242 kills and ranked fourth averaging 2.81 kills per game ... served 24 aces (0.28 sapg) which was second-best on the team and ranked 40th in the nation ... also contributed a career-high 127 digs (1.48 dpg), 36 total blocks (0.42 bpg) and 13 assists (0.15 apg) ... heads into his senior season with 629 career kills (2.78 kpg) and 71 career aces (0.31 sapg) ... had double figures in kills nine times over the first matches of the season ... knocked down a season-high 18 kills (.297) in a 3-1 Matador win over No. 4 UC Irvine (Jan. 20) ... had 17 kills in a career-high 48 swings in Northridge's five-set triumph over No. 2 USC (Feb. 3) ... also reached 48 attacks in the regular season finale at No. 2 BYU (Apr. 17) ... had seven kills while hitting .385 in the MPSF Championship at Stanford (May 1) ... notched double-doubles at UC Irvine (15 kills-12 digs) and against USC (17 kills-11 digs).

Nua appeared in 30 matches and 100 games during his sophomore season ... finished second to Eric Vance with 317 kills and also ranked second in kills per game at 3.17 ... hit .203 in 695 swings for the season ... was third on the Matadors in aces with 33 (0.33 sapg) and points (375) and was fifth with 107 digs (1.07) ... ranked sixth in the MPSF in aces per game (0.33) and was 27th nationally ... also contributed 49 blocks (0.49 bpg) and 10 assists ... had a career-high 23 kills in 38 swings (.342) in the Matadors' 3-2 upset win at top-ranked Pepperdine (Feb. 25) ... notched 22 kills while hitting .359 in a season-high 39 attacks to go with three aces and nine digs the previous match against No. 7 Stanford (Feb. 20) ... wound up second on the team with 17 double figure kill efforts ... served a season-high four aces three times and had at least one ace in 17 of the 30 matches in which he played ... posted a career-best nine digs on two different occasions; at No. 14 UCSB (Jan. 9), vs. No. 7 Stanford (Feb. 20).

Appeared in 14 matches and 40 games as a true freshman in 2008 ... started 13 matches at the opposite/right side hitter spot ... finished the season sixth on the squad with 70 kills (1.75 kpg) in 164 swings (.189) ... also ranked sixth on the team with 14 aces but was third averaging 0.35 aces per set ... also contributed 44 digs (1.10 dpg) and 24 total blocks (0.60 bpg) ... knocked down a season-high 10 kills while hitting .438 to go with four digs, two digs and two blocks as the Matadors swept Pacific (Jan. 25) ... served a Northridge season-high and career-high seven aces to go with seven kills, five digs and three blocks as the Matadors defeated sixth-ranked Stanford in three sets (Jan. 24) ... recorded at least two kills in 12 of the 14 matches in which he appeared ... added nine kills in each of his first two collegiate matches; vs. No. 13 Stanford and No. 14 UC Santa Barbara at the UCSB/Elephant Bar Invitational (Jan. 4-5).

Earned four varsity letters in volleyball at Palmdale High School in Palmdale, Calif. ... earned All-Golden Valley League honors in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... played three of his four seasons for his mon, Colleen ... was named team captain as a junior and senior ... also played one season of football for the Falcons ... graduated in 2007 with a 3.9 grade point average.

Born November 30, 1989 in Palmdale, Calif. ... parents are Colleen and Barry Nua ... has two sisters, Jenny and Kristy ... both attend Northridge and Kristy played for the Matador women's volleyball team in 2007 ... was also recruited by Pepperdine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego ... favorites include the Detroit Red Wings, NFL player John Lynch, actors Will Smith and Jennifer Anniston and the movie "Gladiator" ... says his greatest pre-CSUN sports moment was winning the gold medal at the Junior Olympics in July of 2007 ... major is Kinesiology/Exercise Science.