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Nina Cajic

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Volleyball
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Serbia
Committed to University of Tennessee
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    2023 Season:CAA Player of the Year … CAA All-Tournament Team … First Team All-CAA … two-time CAA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16 & 23) … one of the three players to appear and start in all 30 matches … played in 106 sets … led the Tigers in kills with a career-best 389 kills to rank second in the CAA … averaged 3.67 kills per set to finish second in the conference … finished 23 matches with double-digit kills … had a career-high 24 kills against Delaware (Sep. 24) … ranked eighth in the conference in hitting percentage with a .325 mark … had 20 matches with a hitting percentage of .300 or higher … accumulated a career-best 215 digs …finished seven matches with double-digit digs … totaled six double-doubles … had a team-high 41 aces to rank seventh in the conference … averaged 0.37 aces per set to rank seventh in the CAA … added 49 total blocks.

    2022 Season: First Team All-CAA … CAA All-Tournament Team … AVCA East All-Region Honorable Mention … Three -time CAA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5, Sept. 26 & Nov. 14) … AVCA National Division I Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week after totaling 32 kills on .698 hit percentage against Stony Brook (Sept. 24-25) for the first time in program history … Appeared in all 31 matches this season … one of the five Tigers that saw action in all 109 sets … amassed a career-high 303 kills to rank second on the team … averaged 2.78 kills per set … finished with double-digit kills in 15 matches … had a career-high 21 kills against Hofstra (Nov. 13) to secure the CAA Regular Season Title … finished 21 matches with a .300 hit percentage or higher, including ten matches with .500 or higher … amassed a career-high 85 blocks … registered a career-best nine blocks against N.C. A&T (Oct. 2) … averaged 3.21 points per set.

    Fall 2021:Second Team All-CAA … CAA All-Tournament Team …Towson Invitational All-Tournament Team … Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team … CAA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6, Nov. 8) … played in 23 matches during her sophomore season, seeing 81 sets of action … suffered an upper body injury midseason but returned for the final month of action … banged down 212 kills at a .333 rate with just 43 attack errors as an opposite hitter … posted 12 matches with double-digit kills, including a season-best 19 in the win over James Madison (Nov. 7) after returning from injury … logged 58 total blocks, including 11 across two matches at Hofstra (Sept. 18, Sept. 19) … posted 68 digs, going for seven three times, once at Morgan State (Aug. 27), at Hofstra (Sept. 18) and against Penn State (Dec. 3) in the NCAA Tournament … averaged 3.12 points per set.

    Spring 2021:First Team All-CAA … CAA All-Rookie Team selection … 2020 CAA Volleyball Championships Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament Team selection … two-time CAA Rookie of the Week (Feb. 22, March 8) … started in all seven matches as an opposite with all 22 sets played … dropped in 79 kills on 188 swings with 20 errors … hit for .314 in her rookie season … had a season-best .448 in the CAA Semifinals against College of Charleston (April 2) … logged double digit kills in five of the seven matches … had a season-best 15 kills on two occasions … aided in 18 blocks this spring … averaged 59 kills per set and 2.95 digs per set … posted two double-doubles against Temple (Feb. 27) and Delaware (March 7).
    High School: 
    Played at outside hitter for Igor Cajic … helped team to a second-place finish during a tournament, setting the team up for a third-place finish in the Serbian U16 league … competed in an International U17 tournament in Trevisio, Italy, finishing fifth … led team to first place in the Regional U18 League of Serbia … also competed in track, finishing third in Serbia in the 100-meter.

    Personal: Name is Nina Cajic (pronounced: Chai Eetch) … daughter of Igor and Branislava Cajic … has two siblings, Luka and Jana … mother played on the national volleyball team in Yugoslavia, father was a two-time champion in Serbia and Montenegro with Buducnost Podgorica, grandfather played for Spartak Subotica and finished third in Europe in 1976, brother played at Missouri Baptist University … most admires her brother … favorite NFL team is the Kansas City Chiefs … favorite athlete is Tijana Boskovic … favorite book is Night School by C.J. Daugherty … favorite TV show is Friends … enjoys listening to Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran … most memorable experience was a family trip to Switzerland … enjoys photography and aspires to be a graphic designer … majoring in graphic design at Towson.

    Career Highs (Single Match)
    Kills: 21 vs. Hofstra (Nov. 13, 2022)
    Digs: 21 at Temple (Feb. 27, 2021)
    Assists: 3 at Temple (Feb. 27, 2021)
    Aces: 5 at N.C. A&T (Oct. 29, 2023)
    Blocks: 9 vs. N.C. A&T (Oct. 2, 2022)

    Clubs

    • Played for Towson Tigers

      4 years

    • Played for ZOK Subotica

      3 years

    • Played for ZOK Spartak

      3 years

    Awards

    • Won CAA Player of the Year award

      2023

    • Won First-team All CAA award

      2023

    • Won First-team All CAA award

      2022

    • Won First-team All CAA award

      2021

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