Grot, Jovic combine for 27 kills as the Green Wave post first straight-sets win of the year
Green Wave look for solid finish down the stretch and earn a spot in the postseason championship tournament
Green Wave to host Rice and Houston on Friday and Sunday, respectively; hold Dig Pink match vs Owls
Mel Mandelbaum posts double-double with 11 assist and 11 digs in 3-0 loss to Golden Hurricane
Green Wave to play at SMU on Friday at 7 p.m., at Tulsa on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Green Wave hosted their Alumni in a tune-up for the 2010 Season.
Junior (2012): Appeared in 25 matches with one start and played a total of 90 sets...second on the squad with 485 receptions...third on the team with 2.67 digs per set (258 digs)...fifth on the team with 206 total serve attempts...recorded 26 kills on the year...posted 11 service aces...scored 45 points on the season...lone start on the season came at East Carolina (Nov. 11)...played in five sets ...tied a season-high five kills on three different occasions: vs. UAB (Sept. 30), at Houston (Oct. 5) and vs. Rice (Oct. 19)...recorded two solo blocks on the year, one at Rice (Oct. 7) and one vs. Rice (Oct. 19)...posted 12 total block assists on the year with a season-high three coming against SMU (Nov. 4)...recorded a season-high seven points at Tulsa (Nov. 1)...one of just four Greenies to not record a ball-handling error in 2012...notched a season-high two service aces three times: at Lamar (Sept. 1), vs. Binghamton (Sept. 15) and at Rice (Oct. 7)...total attack attempt season-high of 17 came at Tulsa (Oct. 14)...notched 81 total receptions against Mississippi State (Sept. 7).
Sophomore (2011): Appeared in 24 matches with 19 starts and played 74 sets...ranked sixth on the team in kills (125)...posted four double-digit kill matches and four double-digit dig matches... posted two double-doubles both of the kill/dig variety...had eight kills versus Idaho State (8/26) at the Tiger Invitational...added seven kills at Missouri (9/27) to close out the Tiger Invitational...opened the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic with six kills and three blocking assists versus San Diego State (9/2)...had three kills and seven digs versus South Alabama (9/17) to close out the Kathy Trosclair Memorial...opened Conference USA play with 25 kills and 19 digs in matches at Rice (9/23) and Houston (9/25)...boasted a double-double of 14 kills and 12 digs at Houston...had four service aces and 15 digs versus UAB (9/30)...had a double-double of 11 kills and 12 digs in the opener at SMU (10/8)...had 12 kills, two service aces, seven digs and a blocking assist against UTEP (10/23)...had seven kills and five digs in the first game versus Tulsa (11/5)...had 13 digs and nine kills versus Houston (11/18)...had six kills and six digs versus Rice (11/20).
Freshman (2010): Appeared in 30 matches with 23 starts and played 94 sets...ranked fourth on the team in service aces (14) and fifth on the team in kills (135), total blocks (46) and points (172)...opened the season with two kills apiece versus #4 Stanford (8/27) and at New Mexico (8/28) at the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic...posted 11 kills with just one error (.500) versus Purdue (9/4), had three kills, three blocking assists and three digs at Pitt (9/4) and added 13 kills with zero errors (.722) versus Fairfield (9/10) at the Pitt Invitational...notched three service aces and eight kills - with zero errors - on 13 attacks versus #16 Oregon (9/17) in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic...collected eight kills and four blocks in the finale of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic versus FIU (9/18)...had nine kills, three assists and four blocks in the Conference USA opener versus Houston (9/25)...had eight kills and three service aces versus UTEP (10/15) and added five kills and five blocks against UCF (10/17) during a C-USA homestand...posted seven kills and added six blocks at Southern Miss (10/20)...had eight kills versus East Carolina (10/22).
About Azarri Badawi
Prep: Lettered three times at Bullard High School for head coach Kieran Roblee...was selected as the team captain during her senior season...was named a Fresno Bee All-Star during her senior season...was a three-time All-City Metro Athletic Conference selection, earning First Team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...helped the Knights to the California Interscholastic Federation State Semifinals as a senior and a 25-7 overall mark...team went undefeated and won the CMAC title her final year at BHS...also lettered in track and field...earned First Team All-CMAC honors as a triple jump/long jump competitor...off the court, was a three-time Scholar-Athlete selection and four-year Principal's Honor Roll member...twice achieved the Student Leadership Honor Award...was a National Scholar nominee...played her club volleyball for Central Cal (2010), Sports City (2007-09) and VBC (2004-06)...participated in the USVA Junior Olympics (16U and 18U).
Personal: Born Azarri N. Badawi on February 15, 1992...the daughter of Nader and Carol Badawi...has one brother, Malik.