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Sydney Umeri

Acworth, Ga.
The Lovett School
High School
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2015-16 SEASON

  • Appeared in all 34 games with 29 starts, scoring 78 points with 115 rebounds
  • Made her first start since Jan. 5, 2014 (Pitt) in the season opener
  • Made her first 4 field goal attempts at Georgia Tech, finishing with 8 pts, 7 reb
  • Had a season-high eight rebounds at NC State (1/27)
  • Will be graduating in May

2014-15 SEASON

  • Appeared in all 31 games
  • Had eight rebounds at Xavier
  • Had the second double-digit scoring game of her career at Illinois, also matching her career high with eight rebounds
  • Averaged 6.5 rebounds in the final two games of the year
  • Recipient of the Virginia Athletic Department’s ACC Top VI Award, presented annually to six student-athletes who have given the most in terms of service to the University and Charlottesville communities

2013-14 SEASON

  • Appeared in all 31 games with 11 starts, averaging 18.0 minutes per game
  • Averaged 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game
  • Made her collegiate debut at James Madison, starting the game
  • Played 30 minutes, scoring four points in her debut
  • Had her first double-digit scoring game at Liberty with 12 points
  • Started the first 10 games of the season before coming off the bench at FGCU
  • Scored six of her eight points at Wake Forest in a span of 1:42 during the second half
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Ranked No. 29 overall and as the No. 9 forward by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • Won a gold medal with the 2011 USA Basketball’s U16 team at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mérida, Mexico
  • Helped lead The Lovett School to a 2012 Georgia Region 6AA championship
  • Four-time All-Region 6AA team
  • Two-time Atlanta Tipoff Club Jackie Bradford All-Metro Girls honorable mention
  • 2013 McDonald’s All-America nominee
  • Also competed one season (2009) for The Lovett School track team in the long and triple jumps, 400 and 4×400 and 4×100 relays as well as being a middle blocker for two seasons


  • Parents are Bernard and Cathy Umeri
  • Has a younger brother, Justin
  • Member of UVA’s Second Year Council
  • Worked as a summer intern at ESPN’s “Around the Horn” in 2015