Arica Nassar is back in Corvallis! One of just two players in Oregon State Beavers history with 1000 career kills (1033) and 500 blocks (540). During her early days at OSU she flirted with playing both Volleyball and Basketball but decided v-ball was her strength. She was part of the 2014 Volleyball team that went to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Here is the official release from OSU Athletics: ."I'm really excited to be back in Corvallis," Nassar said. "My role will be different this time around but I am ready for this new adventure and I can't wait to be back in Gill Coliseum with Beaver Nation behind us. Go Beavs!"
Nassar returns to Corvallis after working as a volunteer assistant at UCLA in 2017.
"We are happy to welcome Arica back to Oregon State," Barnard said. "As a former standout middle blocker with our 2014 Sweet 16 team, Arica brings with her a wealth of experience in regards to what it takes to be successful at this level.
"Her energy and enthusiasm for life and volleyball is something that will add a great deal to this program. She is one of those people you just want to be around and I am pleased know that she will be around us for the coming two years. added Bernard."
One of just two players in OSU history with 1,000 career kills (1,033) and 500 blocks (540), Nassar ranks third all-time in blocks, 13th in points (1,380), and 15th in kills. She led the Beavers in blocks per set all four seasons. She played in every match during her four years with the Beavers and helped lead her squad to the best season in program history as a senior in 2014. Oregon State posted 21 wins, the third-most in program history, including the Beavers' first two NCAA postseason victories and a trip to the Regional Semifinals.
She earned a degree in chemistry in 2015 and was a three-time Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention selection. Nassar played professionally in Finland (WomanVolley, 2015-16) and Sweden (Engelholm, 2016-17), helping Engelholm to League and Gran Prix Championships.