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Varun Ram
Player Profile:
Varun Ram 1194025
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Clarksville, Md.
High School: Trinity College
Experience: Transfer

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2015-16): 2016 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars top 15 semifinalist...recorded a career-high eight points in a career-best 19 minutes vs. Bowie State (2/9)...went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe against Bowie State (2/9)...scored four points and added three rebounds and two assists vs. Ohio State (1/16)...scored five points on four FG attempts while playing 16 minutes against Rutgers (1/6)...also added two steals vs. Rutgers...dished a season-high two assists vs. UMES (12/12)...went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe and added a steal vs. Saint Francis (12/4)

AS A SENIOR (2014-15): Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient...All-Big Ten Academic...appeared in 21 games off the bench for the Terps…posted critical defensive play to clinch Maryland’s win against Valparaiso in the second round of the NCAA Tournament…recorded a game-high three steals off the bench at Iowa (2/8)…played season-high nine minutes against VMI (11/30) and NC Central (12/10)…saw action in first three games vs. Wagner (11/14), Central Connecticut State (11/17) and Fordham (11/20)…career-best 4-for-4 from the charity stripe vs. Fordham (11/20).

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14): Appeared in 16 games, averaging 7.2 minutes/g...played in first 12 games of season as backup point guard...made first career start at Maryland versus George Washington (12/8)...posted three rebounds and three steals in Paradise Jam final vs. Providence (11/25)...had career-highs in minutes (19) and assists (3) vs. Marist (11/22)...played in season-high 18 minutes versus Abilene Christian (11/13)...made Maryland debut in first half against #19 UConn (11/8), posting one assist.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

BEFORE MARYLAND: Spent one season at Trinity College (Conn.) where he played point guard for head coach Jamie Cosgrove... named the MVP of the Trinity College Tournament and UMass Boston Tournament... a three-year letterwinner, two-year starter and two-year captain at River Hill High School.

PERSONAL: Spent last two summers in India volunteering for Hoops Creating Hope – a two week program for students to create and develop the link between leadership, character, teamwork and communication with academic success and future goals...a three-year letterwinner, two-year starter and two-year captain at River Hill High School...walked on at Maryland in fall of 2012...parents are Kolandavel and Santhini Ramasamy...has a sister, Anita, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins...graduated from River Hill High School in 2010 with a 4.56 GPA...says his craziest ambition is to play on the Indian National Team...graduated with a degree in neurobiology and physiology in May of 2015...pursuing his master’s degree in supply chain management...plans to attend medical school...named to Dean’s List each semester since enrolling at Maryland in 2012...abbed to Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.


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