7 - Praveen Pamidimukkala
Praveen Pamidimukkala
Height: 6-3
Hometown: Edison, N.J.
High School: JP Stevens
Position: OH
Weapon: Sr.

Praveen's raw athleticism made him a high impact player in his first year. His dedication to the sport and desire to improve at every skill has earned him the first All-America honor in the program's history as a sophomore. The team will look for him to continue his improvement as well as being a leader on and off the court this season.

2008: AVCA All-America Second Team...CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Third Team...NECVA All-Conference First Team...NECVA Championship Tournament All-Tournament Team...NECVA New England Division Player of the Year...NECVA New England All-Division First Team...Howard W. Johnson Award (MIT male senior athlete of the year)...MIT Team MVP...NECVA New England Division Player of the Week (Feb. 11 and March 17)...AVCA 15 Dig Club (March 8 vs. SUNY New Paltz)...Stevens Invitational All-Tournament Team...MIT Invitational All-Tournament Team...Holds the MIT records for career kills (1,949), aces in a season (48), career aces (151), career solo blocks (69), attack attempts in a season (1,223) and a career (4,250)

2007: AVCA 15 Dig Club (Jan. 29 vs. Lasell College)...MIT 1,000 Kill Club...Broke MIT record for aces in a match with nine vs. Southern Vermont (Feb. 3)...Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week (Feb. 5)...NECVA New England Division Player of the Week (Feb. 5)...MIT Invitational Tournament MVP...Endicott College Invitational All-Tournament Team...AVCA 15 Dig Club (March 3 vs. SUNY New Paltz)...NECVA New England Division Player of the Week (March 5)...Broke MIT record for kills in a career (previous mark was 1,265)...AVCA 15 Dig Club (March 20 vs. Johnson and Wales University)...NECVA New England Division Player of the Year...NECVA All-New England Division First Team...NECVA All-Academic Team...NECVA All-Tournament Team...Tied MIT record for kills in a match with 38 vs. Endicott (March 30)...NECVA New England Division Player of the Week (April 2)...NECVA Player of the Year...NECVA All-Conference First Team...MIT Most Valuable Player...CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large All-District First Team

2006: AVCA 30 Kill Club...AVCA 15 Dig Club (seven times)...MIT Team MVP...MIT Invitational All-Tournament Team...NECVA New England Division Player of the Week (Feb. 13)...NECVA Conference Player of the Week (Feb. 13)...Endicott Invitational All-Tournament Team Honorable Mention...NECVA Championship All-Tournament Team...NECVA New England All-Division First Team...NECVA All-Conference First Team...AVCA All-America Second Team...Set Institute record for kills in a season (531)...Set Institute record for hitting percentage for a season (.358)

2005: MIT Invitational All-Tournament Team...NECVA New England Division Rookie of the Week (Feb. 7, Feb. 14)...NECVA Conference Rookie of the Week (Feb. 7)...NJCU Invitational All-Tournament Team...NECVA New England All-Division Team...NECVA New England Division Rookie of the Year...NECVA Conference Rookie of the Year...MIT Varsity Club Award for MIT Male Freshman Athlete of the Year...Set Institute record for games played in a season (103)...Set Institute record for hitting percentage for a season (.354)

Personal: Majoring in Computer Science...Club Team: Warren Sixpack Volleyball Club...Past Volleyball Experience: High School Varsity (three years), Warren Sixpack Volleyball Club (one year)...Favorite Olympic Event: The Chair Toss