|High School:||HSC Pero Slijepcevic Gacko|
|Other College:||Florida State College|
The junior college all-america middle blocker should contend for starting duties, and adds experience to the Duck squad that sports no seniors in 2011. Was pegged a Mid-Florida All-Conference pick in 2009 and '10. Extends Oregon's Eastern European connection that has included four Serbians from 2005-09 - the outside hitter trio of All-American Gorana Maricic, All-Pac-10 Freshman Team pick Mira Djuric and Marija Milosevic, and school assists record holder Nevena Djordjevic. (* Name is pronounced meh-leetz-ah kris-toh-yeah-veetch * )
Before Oregon (at Florida State College at Jacksonville): As a sophomore, the Conference Player of the Year helped her team rank 11th
nationally en route to a 30-7 overall record and 14-2 mark against
in-state opponents. She led her squad in kills (315, 2.89 p/s), hitting (.365) and
blocks (120), and ranked second in blocks per set (1.10) and third in
aces (28, 0.26 p/s). As a freshman in 2009, she topped the team in hitting
(.434) and blocks (103, 0.95 p/s), and stood second in kills (287, 2.66
p/s) and fourth in aces (28).
Prep: Before coming to the U.S., she played club volleyball for the Gacko program from 2000-09. Her team played in the Serbian Republic first league and won titles in 2005-06 and 2008-09, and the latter honor qualified her squad for the first league of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her team also finished second in Serbia in 2007-08, and took third in the country's largest tournament in 2008-09.
Personal: Intended Business major. Father is Risto and mother is Nevenka, and she has one older brother, Vukota, who is a Bosnian professional basketball player.
Nickname(s) Mili, Krsta
Favorite Color: Light grey
Favorite Stuffed Animal:
Pets (& Names) Growing Up:
If I got a Tattoo, it Would be of a: Volleyball.
Favorite Saying/Motto: Never, never, never give up!
If I could go back in time, I'd go to (where/when):
Favorite Hobbies: Shopping, listening music, working out,
Greatest Accomplishment: Coming to University of Oregon and playing in the Pac-12 Conference.
Most Prized Possession: My volleyball awards and medals
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Professional athlete
Favorite College Class: Spanish and Humanities
Intended Career Profession: Business
I'd Die Without My: Laptop.
Favorite Place I've Visited: Athens-Greece and Miami
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Puerto Rico and Brazil
Favorite Place on Campus: Matthew Knight Arena
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry
Favorite Snack: Apple
Favorite Drink: Milk
Favorite Type of Food: Chinese
Best Dish I Can Make:
Favorite Movie: Blue Streak
Favorite Actor: Martin Lawrence
Favorite Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker
Favorite TV Comedy: Seinfeld
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Daddy Yankee
I Chose Oregon Because: It has one of the best volleyball programs in the United States!
Favorite Elite Volleyball Player: Gilberto Amauri de Godoy Filho-Giba.(a Brazilian professional volleyball player)