At Princeton — 2015: posted one of the most impactful freshman seasons in program history, as her move into the starting lineup directly correlated to Princeton's historic run from an 0-3 start to the Ivy League championship … earned first collegiate start Oct. 9; from that date through the end of the season, Princeton went 10-2 and won seven straight must-win matches to claim Ivy title … earned second-team All-Ivy League honors after averaging 7.5 assists per set; averaged 10.4 assists in matches she started … earned Ivy Rookie of the Week honor a league-best four times … posted season-best 55 assists in Ivy championship-clinching victory at Columbia … recorded four matches with double-digit digs, including season-high 21 in win at Penn.
Before Princeton — named the 2014-15 CIF SDS Female Scholar Athlete of the Year … led Francis Parker to three straight state titles and three So-Cal regional championships … named PrepVolleyball All-Academic Team Captain … selected to the Daily Prep All So-Cal Team and the Union Tribune All-Academic Team … San Diego High School Sports Association Student-Athlete honoree … led club team to 2014 titles in open divisions at SCVA and Show Me Qualifier; also earned bronze at Las Vegas Classic and fifth at Junior Nationals … captain for both high school and club teams … National Merit Finalist … received Presidential Scholarship Award for community service … member of the Cum Laude Society … AP Scholar with Distinction … recipient of the Eric Subin ’84 Scholar-Athlete Award … member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Personal — born Dec. 15, 1996 … daughter of Michael and Mariana Nussbaum … mother ran the marathon for Guam at the 1998 Olympics and was an All-America water polo player for Stanford … has two older brothers, David and Matt, and a younger brother Adam; David is a setter at California … enjoys reading, traveling and running on the beach … considering studying at the Woodrow Wilson School in global health or environmental studies.
King on Nussbaum: Claire is a winner and has an uncanny ability to find a way to get it done. She is a natural leader on and off the court. Her ability to manage and motivate others will be an important characteristic not only as a setter, but also as a coach on the court.
|Hometown:||San Diego, Calif.|
|High School:||Francis Parker|