REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2007)
The AVCA Second-Team All-American claimed rightful position among UO’s greatest volleyball players with UO’s second honor ever and first since Sue Harbor in 1985...the All-Pac-10 First-Team choice led the “Conference of Champions” in kills per game with a school record (5.50) that ranked fourth nationally...Also broke UO all-time season marks in points (679.5), kills per game (5.50) and points per game (6.07), and stood top 10 in school history in kills (fourth, 616) and hitting percentage (ninth, .237)...After one season ranks 10th all-time in career points (679.5), and stands fifth all-time in single-game hitting percentage (.750, 10-1-12) with mark vs. Rutgers...On UO’s season stat sheet, stood first in kills (616), third in attack percentage among hitters (.273) and fifth in blocks (75, 0.67) and service aces (22)...One of two Ducks to start all 33 matches, played 112 of a possible 113 games...In the postseason, averaged 5.25 kills and 3.62 digs per game in the first two rounds...in first-round sweep of Missouri State had a match-high 24 kills and added 14 digs...had +10 kills in 32 of her 33 matches, including 24 straight to end season, and also opened campaign with nine straight...during season had +20 kills in 14 matches (including 10 Pac-10, and two NCAA matches)...had arguably her best match vs. No. 8 Washington with a match-high 38.0 points on 33 kills, hit .227 and added 20 digs and four block assists...Was tabbed Pac-10 and National Player of the Week on Nov. 12 after UO’s first pair of consecutive wins over top-10 opponents, thanks to her match-high 29 kills (.436) and 14 digs in four-game defeat of No. 6 USC and a three-game sweep of No. 9 UCLA (.327, 25 kills, 12 digs)...Ended season with 14 double-doubles, including all three NCAA outings, the last coming in the Sweet 16 vs. No. 8 UCLA (30 kills, 14 digs)...After the Oregon Kickoff championship win against Kansas was selected to all-tourney team after she tied for the team lead in kills (12) and had six digs and one block assist...Also picked to the Baylor Invitational all-tourney squad after she racked up a match-high 20 kills and 11 digs against Baylor in the finale...During season, had three matches with +.500 hitting marks — twice on consecutive days vs. Rutgers (.750, 10-1-12; .520, 16-3-25) — and vs. Arizona (.500, 23-4-38)...In her Duck debut, led team with 16.0 points and 16 kills (.371) in a three-game sweep of Idaho State.
Transferred to Oregon and redshirted season.
Starred at Division II Northwood University from 2004 to 2005...2005 AVCA second team All-American, GLIAC Regional Player of the Year, first team All-Conference and AVCA National Player of the Week (Oct. 10)...was GLIAC Freshman of the Year and first team All-Conference in 2004...in two years at Northwood totaled 1,000 kills...played for Serbian club Spartak.
Parents are Simo and Anka...has one sister, Dragana, and one brother, Marko...will graduate with political science degree in December.
Year GP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G BE BHE Points Pts/G
2007 112 616 5.50 232 1406 .232 20 0.18 22 0.20 36 294 2.62 42 8 67 75 0.67 3 7 679.5 6.07
Kills: 33, vs. Washington (9/21/07)
Attempts: 75, vs. Washington (9/21/07)
Points: 38.0, vs. Washington (9/21/07)
Assists: 4, vs. OSU (11/16/07)
Digs: 20, vs. Washington (9/21/07)
Aces: 3 Three Times, (last vs. Arizona, 10/25/07)
Blocks: 7 Two Times, (last vs. OSU 11/16/07)
Nicknames: G Baby
Favorite desert: Strawberry cheesecake
My most prized possession is: my ticket to fly back home
The country I’d most like to visit: Italy, Mexico
If I had a vanity license plate it would read: ICU
Favorite TV show: Friends
The best book I ever read: We Children from Bahnhof
Most people would be surprised to learn: I like drinking a lot of coffee, especially Turkish - I just love it!