Cara Cunningham

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  • Cara
  • Cunningham

  • Position
    Middle Blocker
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 4
  • High School/Other
  • Club Team
    Virginia Elite
  • Hometown
    Fairfax, Va.
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Attack Serve Block

Updated: December 6, 2017

2017: Played in 30 matches with 29 starts … Hit .246 with 132 kills and only 50 errors on 333 attempts … Posted 81 total blocks to lead the team … Logged eight service aces … Registered a new career-high with 12 kills against South Dakota State (8/25) … Had five or more blocks five times … Completed two matches without an error (Notre Dame 11/10 and Miami 11/19) … Set a career-high against Miami with a hitting percentage of .800 (11/19) … Sits third all-time in hitting percentage in a match (.800) in Tech history.

2016: Played in 29 matches with 27 starts at middle blocker … Hit .272 with 1.04 blocks per set and 24 service aces … Led the Hokies with 24 service aces and 106 total blocks … Collected 17 solo blocks and 89 block assists … Set career-highs in all major offensive and defensive categories … Hit over .400 in nine matches … Had two or more service aces six times … Tallied 5+ blocks 11 times … Turned in a career-best 11 blocks vs. Ole Miss (9/9) … Her 11 block outing tied for the sixth most in a single match in program history … Set career-highs with nine kills and four service aces in the Hokies’ 3-2 win over Temple (9/2) … Registered five digs, a season-high, with five blocks and five kills at Duke (10/9) … Hit .353 (8-2-17) with two digs, a service ace and five blocks at Florida State (10/14).

2015: Started in 23 of 30 matches played … Collected 83 total blocks, second-most for the Hokies … Tallied 83 kills and nine aces … Made debut as a Hokie against East Tennessee State … Posted a season-high seven blocks versus Liberty … Registered seven kills against both Northern Arizona and Boston College … Collected two solo blocks at Duke … Tallied four kills with four blocks at No. 19 Michigan State … Attacked at a .545 clip with seven kills versus Boston College … Registered six kills against both LIU Brooklyn and Bowling Green.

2014 (Villanova): One of the best freshmen and one of the best at her position in the BIG EAST ... Posted a team high 128 blocks to tie the program's single-season fourth place record which included 13 solo blocks ... Set a new program record for block assists with 115, blowing the previous record of 97 out of the water ... Also holds the fourth highest blocks/set record in a single-season for the program averaging 1.17 ... Posted 14 kills against DePaul and seven block assists against Georgetown ... Posted team season high attack percentage of .632 against DePaul with 14 kills on on 19 attempts with only two errors ... Hold team's single season blocks record posting eight against Georgeotwn ... Other stats include three assists, five service aces and 22 digs.

High School: Earned three varsity letters at Robinson Secontary School ... Honored as the 2013 Concorde Conference MVP, first team all-region, second team all-state, honorable mention all-met, and a member of the "Senior Aces" list ... Ranked first in blocking within the D.C.-Metro area ... Played club volleyball for Virginia Elite while placing fifth in the Big South Qualifier ... Graduated with a 4.6 GPA during her senior year.

Personal: Cara Aileen Cunningham ... Daughter of Linda and Rob Cunningham ... Sister of Kristen and Cliff ... Majoring in business management ... Sister played volleyball for Kentucky and Virginia Tech, professionally in Germany, and currently for PVL Chesapeake Tide professional team ... Father played basketball for Texas ... Mother was an H.S. all-American diver for Pitt and Texas ... Grandmother was a member of the Danish Olympic swim team and is currently a Senior Games national champion ... Grandfather, Bob Cunningham, was the starting guard for the 1957 NCAA national championship North Carolina basketball team in their triple-overtime victory over Kansas ... Uncle was drafted by the New York Mets after high school ... Cousins play basketball for James Madison and Holy Cross ... Born on August 8, 1996.